OTE - Oregon Travel Experience

Free Coffee Program

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

The Oregon Travel Information Council 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 TIC 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 Information Council (TIC) in nearly all of our TIC-managed rest area locations. Please refer to the location name in the Volunteer Schedule section or link to the location map below . The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for Free Coffee Program permits at their rest areas.

Nonprofit organizations apply through a permit process not more than 60 days prior to the date(s) requested. Travel Information Council 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, 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

Thinking 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 1-503-373-2224 to speak with our representative.

The free coffee program is open again and we are taking applications up to 30 days in advance from groups that have their own coffee trailers. Volunteers will be required to wear a mask as per state mandates.

Volunteer Schedule

The following groups will serve free coffee currently 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.

Boardman Eastbound, I-84

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

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.

Charles Reynolds Westbound, I-84

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.

French Prairie Northbound, I-5

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

French Prairie Southbound, I-5

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

Gettings Creek Northbound, I-5

Divorce Dad 9 Inc.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

VFW Post 3473 
Friday, July 1, 2022, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 2, 2022, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 3, 2022, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Divorce Dad 9 Inc.
Tuesday, July 05, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 07, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Divorce Dad 9 Inc.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 14, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

VFW Post 3473
Friday, July 15, 2022, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 17, 2022, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Divorce Dad 9 Inc.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 21, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

VFW Post 3473 Auxiliary
Friday, July 29, 2022, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 31, 2022, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Gettings Creek Southbound, 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 Westbound, I-84

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

Oak Grove Northbound, I-5

Divorce Dad 9 Inc.
Friday, July 8, 2022, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 10, 2022, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Divorce Dad 9 Inc.
Friday, July 22, 2022, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 23, 2022, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 24, 2022, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Divorce Dad 9 Inc.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Santiam Southbound, I-5

Salem Downtown Lions Club
Saturday, June 25, 2022, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (Blue House)

Divorce Dad 9 Inc.
Friday, July 1, 2022, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 2, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 3, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Albany Optimist Club
Friday, July 15, 2022, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 17, 2022, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Divorce Dad 9 Inc.
Friday, July 29, 2022, 4:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, July 31, 2022, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Stanfield Westbound, I-84

American Legion Post 37
Saturday, July 2, 2022, 6:00 am to midnight
Sunday, July 3, 2022, 6:00 am to midnight
Monday, July 4, 2022, 6:00 am to midnight

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

Santiam Canyon VFW Post 5638
Friday, July 15, 2022, 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 7:30 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 17, 2022, 7:30 am to 3:00 pm