Newsletter - Oregon Coast Visitors Association


  1. How to Support Oregon Coast Businesses From Home

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    In this time of social distancing, Oregon Coast businesses are doing all they can to keep everyone safe. In some cases, that’s meant temporarily closing their doors; in other cases, it’s meant changing the way that they do business.  To ensure that our Oregon Coast businesses weather this storm, please consider supporting them from afar. Here are four things that you can do to help.…

  2. Visit the Oregon Coast Virtually

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    Thank you for honoring Governor Kate Brown’s executive order to stay at home to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It’s the best way to keep you and our coastal communities safe. When this outbreak has passed, we’ll be here to welcome you back with open arms. In the meantime, we don’t want you to suffer from Oregon Coast withdrawal. Here’s a collection of…

  3. Starring the Oregon Coast

    Posted by OCVA / April 28, 2020

    With the call to stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak, you may find yourself missing the Oregon Coast’s salt-licked air and windswept vistas. You’ve also likely found yourself with a shrinking watch list as you catch up on TV shows and movies. Fortunately, directors have been drawn to these shores for years and have featured the Oregon Coast on the big and small screen. Here…

  4. Taste Your Way Down the Coast Chowder Trail

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / February 25, 2020

        What is it about the magical combination of clams, milk and potatoes? If you’ve ever lingered over a hot, steaming bowl of clam chowder while visiting the Oregon Coast, you know it’s a bit of hearty heaven. With many spots claiming to serve the best chowder on the Coast, here are our highly unscientific but totally delicious findings.   North Coast Both newcomers…

  5. North Coast Waterfall Hikes

    Posted by OCVA / January 6, 2020

    Waterfalls are magical in any season, but visiting in winter is especially invigorating because you get to experience the sights and sounds of these coastal forests in all of Mother Nature’s glory. It may be chilly and wet, and the trails may be a little slippery — but the payoff is usually worth the trek, and waterfalls are more robust after heavy rainfall. Winter is…

  6. Destination: Depoe Bay

    Posted by OCVA / January 6, 2020

    There’s something exhilarating about looking out into the ocean and seeing a spout from a gray whale’s blow hole for the first time — or the hundredth. Whale watching is a rite of passage on the Oregon Coast, and Oregon State Parks’ Whale Watching Center in downtown Depoe Bay is at the heart of it all. Set to reopen after a major redesign and expansion…

  7. Winter Fishing on the South Coast

    Posted by The Oregon Coast / December 31, 2019

    Travis Bowman still remembers every detail of his first catch. It was a winter steelhead, landed in the lashing rain at Kimball Creek Riffle on the Rogue River. Even though he was only 7 years old at the time, he still remembers the fishing lure he used: a watermelon spin glow. It’s those sorts of memories that Bowman is helping create today as a Gold…

  8. How to Visit Your Favorite Movie Sites

    Posted by OCVA / November 1, 2019

    Fans who wax nostalgic over the 1990s classic “Free Willy” consider it a badge of honor to know the precise spot where Willy jumps over the seawall to freedom in the final scene. Now, thanks to a partnership between Oregon Film, its nonprofit OregonMade Creative Foundation, the Oregon Coast Visitors Association, Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and other local entities, you can visit that spot and…

  9. Catch the Crabbing Action

    Posted by OCVA / November 1, 2019

    Did you know Oregon has a state crustacean? It’s the mighty Dungeness crab, which is one of the meatiest and sweetest crabs out there — tasty and available on menus year-round, but at its peak-season freshest in winter. December through mid-August (check MyODFW for specific dates), you’ll find Oregon’s commercial fishermen hard at work at Oregon’s coastal ports, catching and supplying restaurants and markets. Here’s…