Blog Archive: Local Love

Welcome to the Official Blog for The Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau! We believe there is no place like the Oregon Coast and want to share stories, events, photos and more information in our blog.

We have world class fishing, dunes, beaches, hiking trails, bird watching, gardens, unique gift, craft and antique shops, casinos, music, museums- and more. The Oregon’s Adventure Coast is an all season destination, with surprises and memories around every turn. We have a variety of fun itineraries, and offer oodles of other great ideas for your next adventure!

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Oregon Coast Music Festival

Posted by TravelCoosBay on June 1, 2018

Our unique setting on Oregon’s South Coast has been a source of inspiration to artists and performers from all over the world. Not only are we home to the Coos Art Museum, a cultural haven since 1966, the towns of Coos Bay, North Bend &…

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South Slough Coos Bay Wildlife Viewing Kayak Tour

Posted by TravelCoosBay on May 18, 2018

Fishing, wildlife viewing and exploring the peaceful waterways along Oregon’s South Coast…these are a few of our favorite things. For the ultimate summertime adventure, it doesn’t get much better than gliding along the water on a…

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Restaurant O Coos Bay

Posted by TravelCoosBay on May 8, 2018

Photo Source: Restaurant O Ask anyone who visits the Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston area and they will tell you that we love to eat. Guests of the visitor center frequently tell us how pleasantly surprised they are about the quality of the food…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on March 2, 2018

If you’ve been anywhere along the Oregon Coast, you’ve probably heard a lot about clamming; but you might be wondering why it’s so popular among natives and visitors. Clamming is appealing to many Oregonians and visitors because it…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on January 23, 2018

Get Ready to Make 2018 the Year of Exploration and Adventure! So much to do, so little time! Oregon’s South Coast offers so many events and attractions for travelers and adventure seekers to enjoy this year, we simply cannot name them all! There&…

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Winter Storm Watching Oregon Coast

Posted by TravelCoosBay on January 15, 2018

Top Photo Courtesy of Melisa Smith “Get your cameras ready, pack your rain gear and come on over! This is definitely a bucket list experience. As always be safe out there, we recommend Shore Acres for the best and safest viewing spot.” &…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on January 4, 2018

(This event was held in February 2018. The Date for the 35th Annual Charleston Crab Feed is February 9, 2019! Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss it!) ‘Crack Up’ fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab from Charleston at the North Bend Community…

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Charleston, Oregon

Posted by TravelCoosBay on December 27, 2017

Oregon’s Adventure Coast features a relaxed and rustic atmosphere ideal for anyone seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of the “real world”. Charleston is known for its charming marina, fishing, friendly merchants, beautiful…

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Best Clam Chowder Oregon's Adventure Coast

Posted by TravelCoosBay on November 28, 2017

There is nothing like a heaping bowl of hot Clam Chowder to warm you up after a day of fishing, shopping, Whale Watching, checking out Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park or any of our other attractions. A few weeks ago, we conducted a very…

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Shore Acres Holiday Lights

Posted by Director on October 10, 2017

The brightest and most beautiful place on the West Coast shines as brightly as ever in 2017. It might be pumpkin season, but volunteers at Shore Acres State Park are already hard at work preparing for the 31st annual Holiday Lights Display. This…

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