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.

September 2017 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

American Legion Post 37
Saturday, September 02, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 03, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday, September 04, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Columbia River Harvesters
Tuesday, September 05, 2017, 8:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, September 06, 2017, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, September 07, 2017, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Boardman Senior Center
Friday, September 15, 2017, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Columbia River Harvesters
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 8:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Boardman Westbound, I-84

Stokes Landing Senior Center
Friday, September 08, 2017, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday, September 09, 2017, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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

Wilsonville United Methodist Church
Friday, September 01, 2017, 10:00 am – 11:59 pm
Saturday, September 02, 2017, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Sunday, September 03, 2017, 12:00 am – 11:59 pm

Wilsonville United Methodist Church
Monday, September 04, 2017, 12:00 am – 7:00 pm

Pioneer Chapter #28
Friday, September 15, 2017, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Cherry Court, Order of the Amaranth
Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 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

VFW Post 3473
Friday, September 08, 2017, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 09, 2017, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

VFW Post 3473
Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Gettings Creek Southbound, I-5

VFW Post 4039
Friday, September 08, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 09, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

VFW Post 4039
Friday, September 15, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

VFW Post 4039
Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

VFW Post 4039 Ladies Auxiliary
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Manzanita Southbound , I-5

Calvary Crossroads Church
Friday, September 01, 2017, 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday, September 02, 2017, 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday, September 03, 2017, 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Calvary Crossroads Church
Monday, September 04, 2017, 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Memaloose Eastbound, I-84

Windy River Gleaners
Friday, September 01, 2017, 5:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 02, 2017, 5:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 03, 2017, 5:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

Countryside Christian Church 
Friday, September 01, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 02, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 03, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Countryside Christian Church 
Monday, September 04, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 05, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 06, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Countryside Christian Church 
Thursday, September 07, 2017, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

American Legion Post #10
Friday, September 08, 2017, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 09, 2017, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

American Legion Post #10
Friday, September 15, 2017, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Jefferson Lions Club 
Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Santiam Southbound, I-5

Albany Optimist Club
Friday, September 01, 2017, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 02, 2017, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 03, 2017, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Albany Optimist Club
Friday, September 08, 2017, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 09, 2017, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Albany Lodge #4 IOOF
Friday, September 15, 2017, 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 6:00 am – 10:00 pm

Salem Downtown Lions Club
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Salem Kiwanis Club
Friday, September 29, 2017, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 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

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

Weatherby, I-84

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