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 OTE-managed 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 (ODOT) is responsible for Free Coffee Program permits at their 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 may not be actively sought or requested. Permits are not transferable.

Contact us now

Call Vicki Vargas, the Free Coffee Program coordinator at 503-373-2224. 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 2018 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 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Baker Valley Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Beaver Marsh, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Boardman Eastbound, I-84

American Legion Post #37
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 2, 2018, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, September 3, 2018, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Boardman Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Cabin Creek Northbound, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Cabin Creek Southbound, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Charles Reynolds Eastbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Charles Reynolds Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Cow Canyon, US-97

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Deadman Pass Eastbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Deadman Pass Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

French Prairie Northbound, I-5

Pioneer Chapter #28
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday, September 2, 2018, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Monday, September 3, 2018, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Pioneer Chapter #28
Friday, September 14, 2018, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Mt. Hood Chapter DeMolay
Friday, September 21, 2018, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

French Prairie Southbound, I-5

Mount Hood Chapter DeMolay
Thursday, August 30, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday, August 31, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Gettings Creek Northbound, I-5

Order of the Amaranth
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday, September 2, 2018, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
Monday, September 3, 2018, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm

American Legion Post #32
Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

VFW Post 3473 Auxiliary
Friday, September 7, 2018, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

American Legion Post #32
Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

VFW Post 3473
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Gettings Creek Southbound, I-5

VFW Post 4039
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 2, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, September 3, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

VFW Post 4039
Friday, September 7, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

VFW Post 4039 Auxiliary
Friday, September 14, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

VFW Post 4039
Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

VFW Post 4039 Auxiliary
Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Manzanita Northbound, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Manzanita Southbound, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Memaloose Eastbound, I-84

Windy River Gleaners
Friday, August 31, 2018, 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 2, 2018, 5:00 am to 9:00 pm

Windy River Gleaners
Friday, September 14, 2018, 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 5:00 am to 9:00 pm

Memaloose Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Midland, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Oak Grove Northbound, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Oak Grove Southbound, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Ontario, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Santiam Northbound, I-5

American Legion Post 10
Friday, August 31, 2018, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 2, 2018, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

American Legion Post 10
Friday, September 7, 2018, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

American Legion Post 10
Friday, September 14, 2018, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Albany Lodge #4 IOOF
Friday, September 21, 2018, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday,  September 23, 2018, 6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Countryside Christian Church
Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday,  September 26, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Countryside Christian Church
Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Countryside Christian Church
Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday,  September 30, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Santiam Southbound, I-5

Salem Downtown Lions Club
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (in Blue House)

Albany Lodge #4 IOOF
Friday, September 7, 2018, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 6:00 am to 10:00 pm

Albany Optimist Club
Friday, September 21, 2018, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Stanfield Eastbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Stanfield Westbound, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Suncrest, I-5

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Sunset, US-26

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

The Maples, OR 22

VFW Post #5638
Friday, September 28, 2018, 5:00 am to 11:59 pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12:00 am to 11:59 pm
Sunday,  September 30, 2018, 12:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tillamook, US-101

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.

Weatherby, I-84

Please call us at 503-373-2224 or send us an application if you are interested in serving.