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  1. Beginner’s Guide to Mushroom Hunting on the South Coast

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2017

    The way we think of birds and sea lions and whales on the Oregon Coast, Kathleen Dickson thinks of mushrooms. “They’re some of the most beautiful living things out here,” she says. Since moving to Brookings from Colorado with her husband 15 years ago, the couple harvest and sell mushrooms most of the year. Dickson is also president of the nonprofit Wild Rivers Mushroom Club…

  2. 4 Thanksgiving Getaways on Oregon’s Central Coast

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2017

    Whether you want to curl up fireside, eat fresh seafood or take an invigorating walk in the sea mist, Thanksgiving weekends on the Coast are a classic Oregon experience. We’ve rounded up some of best bets for holiday weekend eats and activities on the Central Coast — just three hours from Portland and two hours from the Willamette Valley, whether you’re coming from Salem, Corvallis…

  3. Craft Whiskey on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / September 27, 2017

    There’s nothing quite like sipping a glass of whiskey by the fireplace — cozy and warm from the inside out. On the Oregon Coast, a must-visit for whiskey lovers is Cannon Beach Distillery’s new mid-town tasting room on South Hemlock Street — just two miles from their original tasting room downtown at North Hemlock Street, which also still welcomes visitors. Here in the new spacious,…

  4. Autumn Festivities in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / September 19, 2017

    By Michael H. Kew It’s hard not to fall for Cannon Beach — especially in autumn, when the skies are wetter, the air crisper, the shadows longer. Declared “One of the World’s 100 Most Beautiful Places” by National Geographic and located a mere 90 minutes from Portland, this romantic beachfront burg of 1,700 is big on post-summer pleasure. On October 21, 2017, the 20th annual Dog Show…

  5. Terrific Views of Tillamook Rock Lighthouse

    Posted by OCVA / September 19, 2017

    By Michael H. Kew Not all hiking trails host views of a mysterious rock-island lighthouse. Or mossy World War II bunkers. Or a north-facing vista that drove explorer William Clark to famously write: “I behold the grandest and most pleasing prospect which my eyes ever surveyed.” Where to Start Seaside and Cannon Beach are lucky to have the Tillamook Head Trail sandwiched between them, offering…

  6. 7 New Oregon Coast Eateries You Must Try

    Posted by OCVA / July 31, 2017

    We all have our go-to chowder or fish n’ chips on the Oregon Coast, those tasty stand-bys that never let us down. But every so often, it’s fun to change it up a little — and luckily there’s always something new in the Oregon Coast dining scene. Whether it’s local albacore tuna poke, grilled oysters, a killer burger or fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, you can find…

  7. Destination Manzanita

    Posted by OCVA / July 31, 2017

    From the epic summit at Neahkahnie mountain to the hot dogs and ice cream you can grab right next to the beach, Manzanita is a beloved spot on the Oregon Coast. Nearly a year after a powerful storm damaged 128 homes and several businesses, this dreamy outpost is back in full force and ready to welcome visitors. Here’s where to eat, drink, shop and play…

  8. Spend a Night at These Lesser-Known Coastal Lodgings

    Posted by OCVA / July 31, 2017

    The oceans and mountains, rivers and lakes along the Oregon Coast range are magical places to wake up every morning on vacation. But have you ever dreamed of sleeping in a working lighthouse, on a houseboat, at the base of an epic peak or at a secluded riverside tree perch?  Here are four inspired lesser-known lodgings for your next Coast adventure: On the lake If…

  9. Pack Your Oregon Coast Picnic

    Posted by OCVA / May 25, 2017

    Oregonians love to eat local, especially when it comes to the bounty of fresh-baked breads, artisan meats and cheeses, sweets and handcrafted beverages on the Coast. But often it’s way more fun to curate and pack your own homegrown picnic instead, and tote it to the beach, the campground, the bike trails or the mountain. Luckily, there are more than a dozen farmers markets up…

  10. 5 Easy Hikes on the Oregon Coast Trail

    Posted by OCVA / May 25, 2017

    If long walks on the beach are your thing, exploring the Oregon Coast Trail will soon be your new favorite pastime. Similar to the Pacific Crest Trail, the coast trail — with views of sea stacks and rocky headlands and other coastal wonders —  is a series of connected walking routes connecting Oregon’s North, Central and South coasts. About half is on sandy beach; the…

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