OTE - Oregon Travel Experience

Free Coffee Program

Oregon Travel Experience administers the state's Free Coffee Program at Interstate rest areas.

The Oregon Travel Experience Rest Area “Free Coffee” Program is a service sponsored by nonprofit organizations in the interest of public safety.

For a monthly schedule of  volunteer groups at OTE locations, and their individual hours of operation, please scroll down the page to the Volunteer Schedule section.

About the program

The program is offered through Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) in nearly all of our rest area locations. Please refer to the location name in the Volunteer Schedule section or link to the location map below (click on the map to enlarge). The Oregon Department of Transportation will continue to grant permits for the program in all other state rest areas.

2016coffee_map_locateNonprofit organizations apply through a permit process not more than 60 days prior to the date(s) requested. Oregon Travel Experience will grant a permit through a random drawing 30 days in advance of the date(s) requested. Permits can be issued in 24 hour increments with up to three consecutive days per permit. An organization may receive up to three permits per month equaling nine days total for each side of the Rest Area location.

The organization may offer coffee and cookies from a licensed facility free of charge to the public. They may not offer any item that is available in the rest area vending machines. Donations may be received by a nonprofit organization but not sought or requested. Permits are not transferable.

Contact us now

Call Jessica Carbone, the Free Coffee Program coordinator at 503-373-0155. Feel free to download the Free Coffee Permit(PDF) or email the Free Coffee Program Coordinator for more information.

To read PDF files, you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. (Follow the external link for the free reader.)

Free Coffee Program brochure

OTE Free Coffee Program brochureThinking about spreading the word in your community about the Oregon Highway Safety Rest Area Free Coffee Program? Want to print out an informational brochure on your own printer? Simply download our brochure (in PDF format) and print onto your own paper stock.

If you are a volunteer who would like to display brochures when you serve coffee, contact our program coordinator to have brochures mailed to you free of charge. Telephone 1-800-574-9397 to speak with our representative.

December 2016 Volunteer Schedule

The following groups will serve free coffee during the current month at these rest area locations: (*Please note that hours of operation are subject to change based on volunteer availability.)

Baker Valley Eastbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Baker Valley Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Boardman Eastbound, I-84

Boardman Senior Center
Friday, December 16, 2016, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Columbia River Harvesters
Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, December 22, 2016, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Boardman Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving

Cabin Creek Northbound, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving

Cabin Creek Southbound, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Charles Reynolds Eastbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Charles Reynolds Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Deadman Pass Eastbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Deadman Pass Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

French Prairie Northbound, I-5

Pioneer Chapter #28
Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Pioneer Chapter #28
Friday, December 9, 2016, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Pioneer Chapter #28
Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2016, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

French Prairie Southbound, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Gettings Creek Northbound, I-5

Christian Motorcyclists Assn. / Eugene-Springfield Chapter
Friday, December 9, 2016, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

VFW Post 3473
Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

VFW Post 3473 Auxiliary
Friday, December 30, 2016, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, December 31, 2016, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, January 01, 2017, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Gettings Creek Southbound, I-5

V.F.W. 4039
Friday, December 2, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

V.F.W. 4039
Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

V.F.W. 4039
Friday, December 16, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

V.F.W. 4039 Ladies Auxiliary
Friday, December 22, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 23, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 24, 2016, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Manzanita Southbound , I-5

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Memaloose Eastbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Memaloose Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Oak Grove Northbound, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Oak Grove Southbound, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Ontario, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Santiam Northbound, I-5

American Legion Post #10
Friday, December 16, 2016, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Countryside Christian Church
Friday, December 22, 2016, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 23, 2016, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 24, 2016, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Countryside Christian Church
Friday, December 30, 2016, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 31, 2016, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, January 01, 2017, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Santiam Southbound, I-5

Salem Downtown Lions Club
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Christian Motorcyclist Association Lebanon Prayer Warriors #595
Friday, December 16, 2016, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Stanfield Eastbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Stanfield Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Tillamook, Hwy 101

Olive Crest
Friday, December 30, 2016, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, December 31, 2016, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 01, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Weatherby, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-0155 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.