Coastal Catch: A Culinary Adventure Along Oregon's Beautiful Coast

Discover why Oregon is known for its locally sourced farm-fresh cuisine as you enjoy cooking demonstrations, visit the Rogue Ales brewery and learn the art of pairing food and wine.
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Program No. 6945RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Spectacular rugged cliffs, evergreen forests and boundless sandy beaches are the backdrop for your study of the Oregon Coast, the dynamic life it supports and the delicious meals created by locals. Delight your palate as chefs like Donna Raini of the Lincoln City Culinary Center show you how they bring the best out of Oregon’s fresh fish and other seafood. Taste the wines of Oregon’s renowned vineyards and learn to pair them with dishes.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 1-2 miles per day; some uneven terrain including dirt paths, gravel, and loose sand.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the sustainable harvesting of Oregon's seafood.
  • Explore Oregon's wild coast and learn about the region's fragile ecosystem.
  • Discover the beauty and wildlife of Newport's Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Natural Scenic Area.
Featured Expert
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John Ford
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, John L. Ford has held many titles. He was part of a touring rock band, spent time as a photojournalist, and worked as a Federal Ranger at Yaquina Head Lighthouse and as a marine mammal biologist. He is also a first responder with the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network and a member of the Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators. John has been an instructor with Road Scholar for over 20 years.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Nancy Fitzpatrick
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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
by Jim Pojar & Andy MacKinnon
This is a great reference for Northwest Coast flora. If you are interested in the trees, wildflowers, and other plants of the Oregon Coast, this is the only book that has them all. We carry this book with us in the field and refer to it often.
100 Hikes / Travel Guide Oregon Coast and Coast Range
by William L. Sullivan
William Sullivan's wonderful guide to the coast's trails and natural places is the perfect general handbook to the coast. Each of the hikes is well described and the book features many great illustrations and photographs.
The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest
by J. Duane Sept
Possibly the most concise guide to the myriad of intertidal zone creatures you may encounter on the Oregon Coast. It's not exhaustive, but it is pocket-sized and complete enough to help you identify and appreciate the life of the shoreline.
Lighthouses and Life-saving on the Oregon Coast
by David Pinyerd
One of the captivating Images of America series of books, this little book is packed with historic photographs and a wealth of information about the coast's iconic beacons. A great read.
Crossings: McCullough's Coastal Bridges
by Judy Fleagle & Richard Knox Smith
The smattering of bridges along Oregon's Coastal Highway 101 are treasures of architecture and coastal history. The man behind the design and construction of the bridges was Conde McCullough and this book gives bridge lover's plenty of information on each of the coast's iconic bridges.
Sibley Field Guide to Birds, Western North America
by David Allen Sibley
When it comes to the many birds that frequent the Oregon Coast, no guidebook is more complete than Sibley's little handbook. With wonderful illustrations and plenty of information, this is the birdwatcher's guide on the coast.

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