Archive for August, 2017

  1. Port Orford Air Station Opens the Sea to Visitors

    Posted by OCVA / August 14, 2017

      Some coastal communities face challenges when balancing the needs of the fishing, forestry and other well-established industries with the needs of the growing tourism sector. Yet communities like Port Orford are proving that these competing needs don’t have to be pitted against one another — they can actually help one another succeed. In 2015, following the Travel Oregon Rural Tourism Studio on the Wild…

  2. How Lincoln City Keeps Tourism Momentum Going Year-Round

    Posted by OCVA / August 14, 2017

      When you own a business in a place that sees the majority of its visitor traffic during two months of the year – July and August – you have to get creative if you want to survive the winter. More and more, visitors are looking for authentic experiences and annual traditions that help them get to know a place better. In Lincoln City, the destination management…

  3. Tourism Studio Set to Launch on the North Coast

    Posted by OCVA / August 14, 2017

      Travel Oregon will soon initiate a Tourism Studio focused on destination management for the North Coast. Initially, it will work in partnership with a diverse steering committee comprised of stakeholders from the North Coast to help shape the design of the program. In 2018, a workshop series will offer stakeholders in the region the opportunity to address tourism visioning, management planning, product (or ‘experience’) development,…

  4. New Trail Will Highlight Coastal Public Art

    Posted by OCVA / August 14, 2017

      The coast is an ideal place for artists to retreat, reflect and create. So, it’s no surprise that coastal communities are home to theaters, galleries, glassblowing shops, blacksmiths, woodworkers, photographers and more. They are also home to a wide range of public art. In an effort to make that public art more visible to visitors, the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is leading an…

  5. Pier's End Historic Coast Guard Boathouse

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Jonathan Stull / August 14, 2017

    The Pier’s End Boathouse is the vestige of a life-saving legacy in Garibaldi and is now one of the most iconic landmarks of the Tillamook Bay Heritage Route. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the North American continent saw continued settlement along its coastlines, and with increases in maritime trade between settlements came a commensurate increase in shipwrecks. As more ships sailed into port, more stormy seas tossed them against the shores.

  6. Tillamook Bay: Garibaldi Marina to The Three Graces

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Jonathan Stull / August 14, 2017

    Protected by the 3-mile sandbar, Bayocean Peninsula, the Tillamook Bay is a 6-mile inlet on the Oregon coast with calm waters near one of the Oregon coast’s rare backcountry camping areas (Bayocean Peninsula), the fishing community of Garibaldi, and the small farming and dairy community, Tillamook.

  7. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Jonathan Stull / August 14, 2017

    Founded in 2003, the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad is a section of the old Port of Tillamook Bay railroad line that extends the Tillamook Air Museum through Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach, and Wheeler. Offering regular excursions between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach, sunset trails, and special excursions during the fall and the holidays, the scenic railway showcases the rugged Oregon coastline, a historic railway, and beautiful ocean views in a family-friendly atmosphere among Oregon’s quaint coast towns.

  8. Kilchis Point Reserve

    Posted by Outdoor Project Contributor Jonathan Stull / August 14, 2017

    Encompassing about 200 acres near Tillamook Bay, Kilchis Point Reserve was once one of the largest Native American settlements on the northern Oregon coast, the home of Tillamook County’s first pioneer settler, and now a wetland preserve of important plant and animal wildlife. The park is also now one of the key landmarks of the Tillamook Bay Heritage Route.

  9. Savor the Salmon! Annual Outdoor Salmon Bake in Depoe Bay on Saturday Sept. 16

    Posted by OCVA / August 9, 2017

    The smell of salmon fillets roasting over a crackling wood fire pit will fill the air in Depoe Bay this coming Saturday, September 16, at the annual Indian-Style Salmon Bake.  The Salmon Bake is renowned as the Oregon coast’s signature salmon celebration, drawing salmon lovers from throughout the state to enjoy both food and fun. This year the feast will take place on Saturday, Sept.…