Stories

  1. Can’t-Miss Spring Events in Cannon Beach

    Posted by OCVA / March 7, 2018

    Chances are most Oregon Coast travelers this spring and summer will find their way to Cannon Beach. For good reason: from celebrated art openings to a fat-bike festival, this scenic city’s fair-weather months offer an action-packed calendar. Here’s a seasonal preview. Fat Biking Festival Lately, fat biking has become sort of an outdoor sensation. What is it, exactly? Bikes with oversize (i.e., fat) tires help…

  2. Easy Spring Break in Seaside

    Posted by OCVA / March 7, 2018

    Stress should get nowhere near your family’s spring break plans. As Oregon’s original classic see-and-do coastal resort city and one of the West’s oldest waterfront destinations, Seaside knows how to make the fun flow. It’s a quick and favorite destination for Portlanders, and a top choice for your last-minute spring fling — loaded with indoor and outdoor activities. (And heaps of sweets: Phillip’s Candies, Seaside…

  3. 3-Day Itinerary for Bandon, Oregon

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / March 7, 2018

    Stretching over 350 miles, Oregon’s coastline is immense and varied. With the rush of Portland and Vancouver residents who to head to the beach, northern beaches are often crowded and hectic. For those looking to escape the crowd and to create some new memories, consider driving a little further to the southern coast. We’ve put together a three-day itinerary for Bandon, Oregon, that’s worth the mileage. Historic homes, empty trails, calm beaches, and sunsets that will leave you gobsmacked await!

  4. Fat Biking the Central Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / March 6, 2018

    Just a decade ago, fat-tire bikes were a brand-new iteration of mountain biking, hardly part of anyone’s lexicon or vacation plans yet. Today, fat biking is becoming a favorite way to explore the natural beauty and geography of the Oregon Coast. With wider, grippier tires than mountain bikes, fat-tire bikes are sheer fun to ride for all skill levels on all sorts of terrain —…

  5. Exploring Nature on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / March 6, 2018

    How much do you know about Oregon’s state animal, the industrious beaver? On International Beaver Day (April 7, 2018), you can head to Tillamook County on the North Coast to tour sites where active beavers are working, see other sites that can be restored for better habitat, and then wrap up your day with a evening documentary about these fascinating critters. Free and open to…

  6. Must-Do Spring Adventures on the South Coast

    Posted by OCVA / March 6, 2018

    There’s no traffic or crowds at this beach-lovers’ paradise on the Wild Rivers Coast — about 80 miles south of Coos Bay and 30 miles from Oregon’s southern border. Just rugged, wide-open coastline and breathtaking beauty. In the spring, there’s also plenty of bling: Hundreds of glass floats and hand-painted rocks dot the coastline through April 30, during Gold Beach’s annual glass float treasure hunt.…

  7. Why Dogs Love Astoria and Warrenton

    Posted by OCVA / February 27, 2018

    Headed toward the beach? If your dogs could talk, they’d express their adoration for Astoria and Warrenton, two nearby burgs ranking high among the Oregon Coast’s four-legged-friendly areas. Parks, beaches, hotels, cafes and even an outdoor market? Woof-woof! When you pair a pastry chef with a self-taught ice cream whiz, you get Frite & Scoop, a bustling ice cream shop on Astoria’s lovely six-mile-long Riverwalk,…

  8. Guide to the Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Vanessa Ball / February 15, 2018

    Meandering 12 miles along the scenic southern Oregon coast, the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor is a treasure trove full of beautiful little gems just waiting to be explored. Named in honor of the first Oregon Parks superintendent, the landscape protected here is stunning.

  9. An Artist’s Guide to Astoria

    Posted by OCVA / February 14, 2018

    A distinct artistic vibe soaks Astoria, a North Coast burg rife with communal, creative talent. That spirit comes alive for the venerated FisherPoets Gathering each February, and it lives on year-round. Exploring the vibrant visual arts scene provides a fitting introduction to why so many creators call the place home. For an inside scoop, we turn to longtime resident artist Judith Niland, who highlights some…

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