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September 2021

Ten Things People Love About Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Mon, Sep 13, 2021

Mon, Sep 13, 2021

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There is much to love about Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (SSNERR), a natural gem located in the Coos estuary on the south coast of Oregon. Read what Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston visitors love the most....

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11 Dog-Friendly Activities to Do this Fall on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Thu, Sep 9, 2021

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Oregon’s Adventure Coast is a year-round destination, and autumn is one of our favorite seasons. If you want to plan an extra special adventure, bring a furry family member or two along for the trip! We not only welcome dogs on Oregon’s Adventure Coast, we encourage them! Visitors will find many pet friendly lodging options, services, and play areas in the Coos Bay/North Bend/Charleston area. Guess you could say the “paw-sibbilites” are endless!...

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August 2021

Oregon’s Adventure Coast Spotlight: Coos History Museum

Mon, Aug 30, 2021

Mon, Aug 30, 2021

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The Coos History Museum & Maritime Collections, located on the waterfront in Coos Bay, is the premier history museum & maritime collection on Oregon’s South Coast and part of the 130 year old Coos County Historical Society. Visitors are all but guaranteed to learn something new and leave with a better understanding of what life was like years ago on Oregon’s South Coast and how it relates to who we are today. ...

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Where & How to Explore the Amazing Tide-Pools on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

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Discover the amazing natural world of tide pooling on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston ...

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July 2021

Where to Find Local Tour Guides & Charters on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

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Sure, we all love to create our own adventure, but there’s something to be said for having a local expert show you the way. From chartered boats to ATV tours, experience Oregon’s Adventure Coast from a local’s point of view....

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Top Ten Things to Do in the Coos Bay Area This Summer

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

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Summer is one of our favorite seasons on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. Whether you plan to stay for a day, a weekend, a week or longer, you will find plenty of wonderful adventures to enjoy: water activities, hiking, world-class fishing, crabbing, clamming, ATVing, biking, Vegas-style gaming and more! ...

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It’s Official: The Holiday Lights at Shore Acres will Be Back for 2021!

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

Wed, Jul 7, 2021

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Beloved Holiday Tradition is Coming Back to Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston in 2021! ...

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June 2021

Live Music Returns to Oregon’s Adventure Coast!

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

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Music to Our Ears: The Oregon Coast Music Association Announces a Return to Live music With OCMA Outdoors! ...

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How to Plan the Perfect Hiking Adventure on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Tue, Jun 22, 2021

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Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston is a hiker’s paradise, and there is no time like summer to get outdoors and take on a rejuvenating hike! Whether it’s climbing majestic sand dunes, hiking through a rugged coastal forest or overlooking the Pacific, a beautiful adventure awaits. ...

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May 2021

Why Track & Field Fans Need to Visit Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Thu, May 27, 2021

Thu, May 27, 2021

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Visitors from all over the world have traveled to Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston to explore the hometown of internationally acclaimed track star Steve Prefontaine. If you are traveling to Oregon to attend the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field in Eugene this summer, plan to come on down for a day or two! ...

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Wanted: First Time ATV Riders on the Oregon Dunes!

Fri, May 14, 2021

Fri, May 14, 2021

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The majestic dunes are known for their expansive hiking trails and surrounding campgrounds, but the best way to fully experience the Oregon Dunes is a thrilling, heart-pounding ride up and down the mighty hills in an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) or Off Highway Vehicle (OHV)....

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Plan Your Own Free Fishing Weekend Adventure!

Fri, May 7, 2021

Fri, May 7, 2021

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In Oregon, a fishing license is typically required for those ages 12 years or older, but not on the first weekend in June! You won’t need a license to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon the weekend of Saturday June 5 - Sunday June 6, 2021....

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April 2021

Paddle Your Way Through Beauty and Adventure on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Wed, Apr 28, 2021

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Paddling the waters of Coos Bay not only makes for a delightful outdoor vacation, but it is also a peaceful way to explore the area’s natural beauty and experience the Oregon Coast in a way you’ve never experienced it before. ...

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Explore the Oregon Coast Public Art Trail

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

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The Oregon Coast Public Art Trail Features Many Gems Located Right in Our Own Backyard! ...

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2021 Coos Bay Farmers Market Opening May 5th!

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

Mon, Apr 12, 2021

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Coos Bay Downtown Association and the Coos Bay Farmers Market announced their 2021 Farmers Market Season will open Wednesday, May 5, 2021, and continue every Wednesday through October 27, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m....

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March 2021

Flock to Oregon’s Adventure Coast for Premier Bird Watching!

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

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You already know Oregon's Adventure Coast is a haven for anyone looking to unplug and reconnect with nature, but you may not know it is a premier destination for both beginners and experienced birders alike! ...

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Introducing Oregon’s Adventure Coast Online Store!

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

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We're happy to announce our NEW online Adventure Store! You can browse through our super cool selection of cool t-shirts, Myrtlewood pens, charm bracelets, hoodies, hats, and masks from anywhere, any time you want! ...

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Eight Things You Need to Know to Plan Your Oregon Coast Fishing Adventure

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Wed, Mar 10, 2021

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Whether you want to fish by boat, by foot, by kayak or by charter, there is a fishing adventure that is waiting for you on Oregon’s Adventure Coast! Here are eight things you need to know as you plan your trip. ...

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February 2021

Looking for Outdoor Dining Options? Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston have Several from Which to Choose!

Sat, Feb 27, 2021

Sat, Feb 27, 2021

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A comprehensive list of outdoor dining venues on Oregon's Adventure Coast...

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Where To Find a Hotel with a Jetted Hot Tub on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Fri, Feb 26, 2021

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Question: How do you cap off the perfect day exploring Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston? Answer: Relax in a Jetted Hot Tub! ...

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Adventure Spotlight: Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails on Oregon’s South Coast

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Thu, Feb 18, 2021

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The Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Trail System, open year-round, flows and winds on cross-country style trails for more than 22 miles. Riders are treated to sweeping views of the Coos County Forest, tranquil streams, and fern covered forest floors that can only be experienced on Oregon’s South Coast....

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Trip Idea: A Walking Tour of Historic Coos Bay & North Bend

Tue, Feb 9, 2021

Tue, Feb 9, 2021

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The past and present converge as you stroll through historic regions of Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. ...

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Have a "Charming" Adventure Along the Southern Oregon Coast Charm Trail Updated

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

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Grab a friend or family member and head over to Oregon's South Coast for a "charming" adventure as you experience local culture and collect a special, one-of-a-kind souvenir. ...

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January 2021

Want to Be Happier in 2021? Plan a Vacation!

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

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If you want to be happier with your job, health and wellbeing, it’s time to start dreaming and begin planning your next adventure. ...

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Best Winter Storm Watching Images of the Season (So Far)!

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

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We have had more storm watching opportunities this winter than we’ve seen in a long time. Fortunately, many Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston visitors were kind enough to share their photos from this season. We even had a surprise celebrity guest show up wearing mittens- take a look!...

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Your Guide to Winter Steelhead Fishing Tips on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

Thu, Jan 7, 2021

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Winter steelhead fishing is one of our most popular outdoor recreational activities here on Oregon's Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston during the winter months. Local fishing expert, Gary Vonderohe from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, shares some tips to help anglers get the most out of their winter steelhead fishing trip. ...

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December 2020

Is the Oregon Coast a Winter Destination? YES.

Mon, Dec 28, 2020

Mon, Dec 28, 2020

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An Oregon Coast winter is sometimes warm, sometimes wet, but always wild and wonderful. One of the draws of the Oregon Coast is its wild unpredictability. There is never a dull day when you live near the mighty Pacific ocean. Take Advantage of the Storm Watching Lodging Special and save 15% on Lodging at Participating Properties Until March 31,2021! ...

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Spotlight On: Conde B. McCullough Memorial Bridge

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

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The McCullough Memorial Bridge, one of our most beloved landmarks, is the perfect symbol for the gateway to Oregon’s South Coast. As you approach this magnificent mile long bridge along U.S. Route 101, you know that you are about to cross into someplace very special....

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Who Has the BEST Clam Chowder on Oregon’s Adventure Coast?

Wed, Dec 2, 2020

Wed, Dec 2, 2020

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Find out who has the best clam chowder on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston According to our “Very Unscientific and Unofficial Facebook Poll”....

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November 2020

The Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau Reflects on What We’re Most Thankful For this Holiday Season

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

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In a year when so much bad has happened, we still have much to be thankful for. In honor of the holiday season, here are just a few things that we’re most grateful for on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. ...

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How To Stay Safe While Winter Storm Watching

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

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Even though a trip to Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston might look and feel a little different this year, the safety guidelines for Winter Storm Watching are the same. It’s exciting to get close to the action, but it can become extremely dangerous very quickly if you get too close or if you are not careful. Follow these tips to enjoy your stay and keep safe on the Oregon coast! ...

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Christmas 2020 is NOT Canceled...Introducing Christmas at The Coast!

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

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Our innovative local holiday elves have found a way for us to be together, while maintaining a safe distance and health protocols as recommended by our public health organizations. From Thanksgiving night to New Year’s Eve 2020, neighborhoods and business districts throughout Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston will light up for the holidays! ...

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October 2020

A Two-Day Getaway in Charleston, Oregon

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Charleston, Oregon is known for its charming marina, endless fishing, friendly merchants, lush state parks, beautiful beaches and a distinctly charismatic local community. Since autumn is such a lovely time of year to visit this region, we thought this would be the perfect time to highlight the best things to do when you visit Oregon's Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. ...

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Unplug & Reconnect With Nature at the South Slough NERR

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

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South Slough NERR is the ideal destination to find some peace and reconnect with nature. Families, hikers, kayakers, wild-life watchers and everyone in between all seem to agree that this special destination is perfect for walking along wooded trails, exploring open water channels, tidal and freshwater wetlands, riparian areas, and forested uplands. ...

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Why You NEED a Girlfriend’s Getaway on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

Fri, Oct 9, 2020

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If ever there was a time when a Girlfriend’s Getaway was in order, it's now. A Girlfriend’s Getaway on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston is the perfect antidote to the madness you’ve probably experienced in 2020. Once you arrive, the laid back, zen-like vibe in our communities combined with the beautiful, rugged coastal scenery will immediately restore calm and open you up to new and inspiring experiences with your besties....

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September 2020

Announcing the Oregon’s Adventure Coast Fall Lodging Special!

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

Mon, Sep 28, 2020

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Spend a few days with us this fall and receive a 15% discount at participating lodging properties between October 1, 2020- November 30, 2020. Some restrictions apply and subject to change....

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Savor the Flavors Along the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Fri, Sep 25, 2020

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This fall, treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind tasting adventure you can only find along the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail, a collaborative effort to connect locals and visitors to the bounty available on Oregon’s South Coast....

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See What’s Blooming This Fall at Shore Acres State Park

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

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Shore Acres is a “garden for all seasons’ meaning visitors can enjoy it any time of the year, but If you happen to be visiting this fall, bring your camera! Not only will you find the stunning dahlias in full bloom, but visitors will also enjoy discovering the many other unique flowers, plants, evergreen shrubs and trees. ...

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The Best Stand-Up Paddleboarding Spots on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Fri, Sep 4, 2020

Fri, Sep 4, 2020

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Let us introduce you to stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP for short, and Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston has several great spots to choose from. You just have to know where to look. Here are some of the best local spots for stand-up paddleboarding (SUP)....

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August 2020

Relax & Recharge with a Safe Camping Getaway on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Wed, Aug 26, 2020

Wed, Aug 26, 2020

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There is no shortage of fabulous RV Parks & Campsites on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston and in this post, we are highlighting some uncrowded destinations where you can let go and let nature do its thing....

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11 Amazing Sunset Images Taken on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Tue, Aug 11, 2020

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Every sunset is unique, but there is something especially remarkable about the sunsets here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston. Here's a look at some of our favorite sunset images. ...

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It’s Cool on Oregon’s Adventure Coast!

Sat, Aug 1, 2020

Sat, Aug 1, 2020

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You can relax knowing that Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston offers plenty of space to spread out and adventures to invigorate. Here are a few ideas on how to keep your cool AND stay safe this summer....

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July 2020

Local Spotlight: Linda Prefontaine of Tour de Pre

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

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This month, we're featuring Coos Bay resident and former Women's Professional Racquetball player and coach, Linda Prefontaine. Linda is the sister of internationally acclaimed track star Steve Prefontaine who helped to inspire the American running craze that began in the mid-1970s. ...

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Happy Birthday North Bend, Oregon!

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Mon, Jul 13, 2020

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North Bend, Oregon is home to some of our area’s most beloved natural attractions as well as a lovely downtown filled with unique quaint shops, antique stores and restaurants. Since it turns 117 this month, we thought this would be the perfect time to shine a spotlight on this welcoming community on Oregon’s Adventure Coast!...

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Five Fun Ways to Social Distance on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Mon, Jul 6, 2020

Mon, Jul 6, 2020

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Summer is here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast, but things are a little different this year. However, you can still celebrate summer with us and stay safe while social distancing! Here are some local (secret) tips of the best spots to social distance yourself on Oregon’s Adventure Coast....

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June 2020

How Hotels on Oregon’s Adventure Coast Are Keeping Guests Safe

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Tue, Jun 23, 2020

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Local hotels are going above and beyond to ensure the safety of their guests....

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Ready. Set. Adventure! What Travelers Can Expect As We Reopen Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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As Oregon’s Adventure Coast begins to carefully reopen, it’s important that visitors make informed decisions and prepare themselves for our “now normal” (because this won’t be forever!). Here are some answers to questions you may have to help you decide if you and your family are ready for an Oregon Coast Adventure!...

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Meet Mark Mattecheck, Owner of North Bend Lanes!

Wed, Jun 10, 2020

Wed, Jun 10, 2020

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This month, we are featuring North Bend Lanes owner, Mark Mattecheck. North Bend Lanes has been a beloved staple on Oregon’s Adventure Coast since 1957 when Mark’s father and grandfather left the movie theatre business and opened the bowling alley. “...

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May 2020

Where to find Razor Clams on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Fri, May 29, 2020

Fri, May 29, 2020

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Whether you prefer to catch and cook your own or have an expert prepare them for you, Oregon’s Adventure Coast has an abundance of options to try out the ever-popular Pacific Razor Clams. ...

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Coos Bay Downtown Association Farmers Market Announces Changes for 2020

Wed, May 27, 2020

Wed, May 27, 2020

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CBDA Farmers Market announces it will open June 3, 2020 as an Essential Grocery-type Layout not a “Social Gathering” site. Read other changes can be expected...

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How Oregon’s Adventure Coast Restaurants Stepped Up During COVID-19 Crisis

Mon, May 18, 2020

Mon, May 18, 2020

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Restaurants all over the country were ordered to close last March to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but that didn’t stop our restaurant community! Our local eateries, many of them family-owned, pivoted from their signature menus and found ways to provide takeout and delivery while keeping employees and customers safe....

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Meet Janice Langlinais of Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Mon, May 11, 2020

Mon, May 11, 2020

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Meet our fearless leader, Janice Langlinais, who is approaching her 3rd year as the Director at Coos Bay - North Bend Visitor and Convention Bureau here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast!...

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April 2020

What’s Happening at Charleston Marine Life Center During COVID-19 Shutdown?

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

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Many of our followers were curious as to what the animals were up to at Charleston Marine Life Center during the COVID-19 shutdown. Even though these amazing creatures miss their public visitors and school groups, it looks like they’re doing just fine. ...

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Coos Bay Local Spotlight - Egyptian Theatre

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

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You don't need to travel across the world to visit a historical Egyptian landmark, there's one right downtown! This month's local spotlight is highlighting one of Coos Bay's most treasured sites, the Egyptian Theatre, a cultural icon of the area since its doors first opened in 1925. In that time it's become the place to go for movies, live music, and events....

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Spring and Summer Blooms at Shore Acres State Park

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

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While the rest of the country has been staying home and social distancing, the glorious spring and summer blooms at Shore Acres State Park haven't missed a beat. We would normally encourage you to pack your bags and head down to Oregon's Adventure Coast asap so you can see them for yourself- but this is not the time....

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Twelve Things You May Not Have Known About the Coos Art Museum

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

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Without question, one of the best kept secrets on Oregon's South Coast is the Coos Art Museum (CAM). For nearly 50 years, CAM has been a vital part of the state’s cultural landscape providing countless opportunities for the many extraordinary artists living in our region. ...

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Take a Virtual Tour of Oregon's Adventure Coast: 25 Experiences with Rick Dancer!

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

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In 2018, we welcomed Oregon guru and journalist Rick Dancer and his wife Kathy as they explored some of our favorite places and spaces and interviewed wonderful locals from Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston....

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Take a Virtual Tour of Oregon's Adventure Coast: 25 Experiences with Rick Dancer!

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

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In 2018, we welcomed Oregon guru and journalist Rick Dancer and his wife Kathy as they explored some of our favorite places and spaces and interviewed wonderful locals from Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston....

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March 2020

Dog-Friendly Hotels on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

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Pets are part of the family, and what’s a family vacation to Oregon’s Adventure Coast without the whole family in tow? We welcome travelers AND their furry friends! Here is a list of several of our “pet-friendly” play areas and lodging options in the Coos Bay/North Bend/Charleston area....

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10 Awe-Inspiring Photos To Remind Us Why We Love Oregon's Adventure Coast

Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Sat, Mar 21, 2020

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Take a deep breath, and take a few minutes to get lost in these awe-inspiring photographs posted by some of our wonderful residents and visitors....

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Take Care Out There, Be Wave Safe and Enjoy Your Time on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Thu, Mar 12, 2020

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Those seeking an escape from large crowds and the fast pace of life can always find refuge on our magical coast. However, it’s more important than ever to remind our visitors to avoid potential dangers by following some common-sense guidelines to keep you and your family safe and to preserve our wildlife and outdoor spaces on Oregon’s Adventure Coast so others may enjoy them too. We have outlined some tips to keep you, your loved ones and your pets safe when visiting Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston. ...

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February 2020

Announcing the 2020 #3ACoosBay Photo Contest!

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

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Traveling to Coos Bay~North Bend~Charleston, Oregon for the 2020 3A Basketball State Championship? Share Your Adventures on Instagram with the #3ACoosBay tag for a chance to win some outstanding prizes!...

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What Are Your Favorite Restaurants on Oregon's Adventure Coast?

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

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We asked people to tell us their favorite restaurants in Coos Bay-North Bend-Charleston. Here's what they said. ...

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Eight Romantic Ideas for Valentine's Day on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

Mon, Feb 3, 2020

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There are few places more romantic than Oregon’s Adventure Coast. Now that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, have you made your plans? Here are some romantic dates and activities you and your Valentine will enjoy during your stay- whether it’s for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year. ...

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January 2020

Plan Your Romantic, Adventurous Getaway to Oregon’s Adventure Coast!

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

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Cuddle up with your honey on Oregon's Adventure Coast this Valentine's Weekend....

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Coos Bay is Home to World Class Dining & Chefs!

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

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Did you know Coos Bay chef and owner of Restaurant O, Eoghain O’Neill, is a former contestant on the hit show, Beat Bobby Flay? Neither did we! ...

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Sip n Stroll & Wine Walk Your Way Through our Unique Downtown Districts

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

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Exploring the unique and eclectic shops and businesses in Downtown Coos Bay and North Bend is an adventure upon itself, but add a glass or two of wine to benefit local non-profits, and you have an entirely different experience! Look out for these special events on Oregon’s Adventure Coast that celebrate community, wine and locally owned businesses while supporting special causes....

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Feast on Fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab on Oregon's Adventure Coast!

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

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Whether you like catching them or just eating Dungeness Crab, now is the time to plan your Oregon Coast adventure and go crabbing on the Southern Oregon Coast....

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Oregon’s Adventure Coast featured in Courier Magazine

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

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We were pleased to learn that Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area was featured in the newest issue of Courier, the magazine of The National Tour Association (NTA). ...

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December 2019

Oregon's Adventure Coast Year in Review- as presented in Instagram

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

Tue, Dec 31, 2019

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These photos truly capture some of the special moments and highlights that happened this year on Oregon's Adventure Coast. From all of us here, we wish you a Happy New Year!...

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Seven Destinations to Check Out Live Local Music in Coos Bay ~ North Bend ~ Charleston

Fri, Dec 20, 2019

Fri, Dec 20, 2019

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With a thriving and growing restaurant and arts scene, it’s natural for our eclectic music culture to grow as well. The Coos Bay/North Bend region already hosts a fantastic selection of fun annual festivals featuring a range of musical genres (i.e. Oregon Coast Music Festival, Music on the Bay, BBQ, Blues and Brews by the Bay and many more), so we’re happy to see that our local music scene continues to grow as well....

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Winter Storm Watching Is Awe Inspiring on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

Fri, Dec 6, 2019

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Witness the power and feel the thunder of mother nature with giant wave splashes that can top 300 feet in the air, pounding the rugged landscape of Oregon’s Adventure Coast just 4 hours south of Portland....

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November 2019

A Two-Day Oregon Coast Whale Watching Trip Itinerary

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

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Visitors will have an amazing opportunity to see some of the thousands of Gray whales migrating south in the Pacific Ocean during Winter Whale Watch Week: Friday, December 27th through Tuesday, December 31st. To help you plan your trip, here is a 2-day Winter Whale Watching itinerary the whole family will enjoy with options for indoor and outdoor activities. ...

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October 2019

Navigate the Holiday Lights at Shore Acres Like a Pro!

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

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If you are planning a trip to the Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston area this holiday season, a stop at the light display is an absolute must but you’ll have a better time if you come prepared and follow these five tips....

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Experience something new on the Southern Oregon Coast during the Live Culture Coast

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

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Live Culture Coast, beginning October 18th, celebrates the wonders of Oregon's South Coast. Residents and visitors can register for over 90 hand-on experiences focused on art and culture, food and farms, and people and places all along the Oregon Southern Coast....

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September 2019

Cycling Oregon's Adventure Coast

Sat, Sep 21, 2019

Sat, Sep 21, 2019

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Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, we encourage you to bring your bikes during our first ever Live Culture Coast to enjoy the many options here ranging from flat surfaces to heart-pumping hills and trails. Here are some ideas and resources to help you plan your cycling adventure on Oregon’s Adventure Coast!...

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Celebrate National Estuaries Week at The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve!

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

Tue, Sep 17, 2019

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit South Slough NERR, we urge you to do so! In honor of National Estuaries Week (NEW), we’re highlighting this local treasure and the importance of estuaries everywhere....

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Ten Oregon Coast Travel Tips for Charleston Salmon Run Visitors

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

Mon, Sep 9, 2019

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The 3rd Annual Oregon’s Adventure Coast Charleston Salmon Run and Crab Walk happening October 5th on one of the most beautiful courses in Oregon. Here are some tips to help runners and their fans to enjoy the very best of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, Oregon during your visit this fall....

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Try your luck on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

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Did you know that our little corner of the Pacific Northwest is home to two of the area’s best casinos? Whether its slots, cards, or games, you’re sure to find round-the-clock adventure, fun, and (fingers crossed) millions right here....

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August 2019

Hear This: Oregon's Adventure Coast's 2019 Prefontaine Memorial 10k Run Playlist

Sun, Aug 18, 2019

Sun, Aug 18, 2019

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We’ve gathered 90 minutes of some of our favorite hits – old and new – and created Oregon's Adventure Coast’s 40th Annual Prefontaine Memorial 10k Run playlist for you to download through Spotify to your smartphone. Go ahead, get your best running gear, grab some earbuds or a speaker, and run like the wind (a very fast wind – make Pre proud!)....

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Are you Ready for Some Fun? Join Us September 21-22, 2019 for the Bay Area Fun Festival!

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

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The end of summer is approaching, but that means the Bay Area Fun Festival is happening soon! Join us the weekend of September 21-22, 2019 for a parade, the Prefontaine Memorial Run, Cruz the Coos and so much more! ...

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July 2019

Kayak Fishing 101 on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Wed, Jul 24, 2019

Wed, Jul 24, 2019

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Kayak fishing offers serenity and unsurpassed views of natural habitats and scenery that can only be found deep in the lakes, rivers and open water along the Pacific coastline. In this post, we're sharing answers to commonly asked questions about kayak fishing on Oregon’s Adventure Coast....

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2019 Oregon Coast Music Festival is An Exciting Blend of New Artists and Familiar Sounds

Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Tue, Jul 9, 2019

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The 2019 Oregon Coast Music Festival line-up blends concerts from a variety of genres ranging from American standards, modern folk, musical theatre, blues, indie, classical, jazz and so much more....

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June 2019

Watch Highlights of Oregon's South Coast Adventures on ExplOregon Online Travel Series

Thu, Jun 6, 2019

Thu, Jun 6, 2019

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Rick Dancer's online travel series, ExplOregon, was back in the Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston area last month to help Oregon travelers discover even more adventures, interesting people and amazing local food. ...

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May 2019

Five Hiking Destinations to Explore on Oregon's South Coast

Mon, May 27, 2019

Mon, May 27, 2019

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Some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in the country are right here on Oregon's South Coast. Grab your hiking boots and head this way for a beautiful adventure on these five hiking destinations on Oregon’s Adventure Coast. ...

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Featured Adventure: See Oregon's South Coast on a Coos Boat Tour

Mon, May 13, 2019

Mon, May 13, 2019

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Coos Boat Tours is now offering 2-hour scenic and historic tours in Coos Bay. Book a trip for up to 6 passengers on board the Fun Sway, a 40’ Motor Yacht and let Captain Brian Kraynik guide you through the incredible scenic beauty and rich history along the waters of Coos Bay. ...

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Best Ways to Experience the Oregon Dunes

Wed, May 8, 2019

Wed, May 8, 2019

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Whether you are seeking an off-roading adventure on a quad or ATV, a good hike, natural photo opportunities, camping, or simply seeking some peace and quiet- you will find it somewhere in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. ...

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April 2019

After You See the Tall Ships, See More of Oregon's Adventure Coast

Wed, Apr 24, 2019

Wed, Apr 24, 2019

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The tall ships are always a treat, but we invite our visitors to get out and explore the unique destinations that make Oregon’s Adventure Coast an exceptional region. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the very best of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, Oregon during your visit....

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Your Guide to Beach-Combing and Tide-Pooling on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

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If beach-combing, tide-pooling, picnicking, whale watching, surfing and clamming or other popular pastimes are on your Oregon Coast wish list, look no further than our very own beaches and be sure to follow these tips to stay safe & protect our natural habitat. ...

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A One-Minute Journey through Oregon's Adventure Coast

Mon, Apr 15, 2019

Mon, Apr 15, 2019

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We recently released two videos to show the world what a few days or more could look like for them on Oregon's Adventure Coast. ...

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March 2019

Five Fun and Funky Places to Stay on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

Thu, Mar 28, 2019

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In this post, we are highlighting a few of the "funkier" hotels in our area that will appeal to travelers looking for a more authentic local experience during their travels to Oregon's Adventure Coast. ...

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Charleston Marine Life Center is a Hidden Gem

Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Wed, Mar 20, 2019

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One of our most prized hidden gems is the Charleston Marine Life Center, part of the OIMB - The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. From the outside, you'd never know that a wealth of knowledge about the Oregon Coast and it's mysterious ocean life is available to all. It's nearly impossible to visit the exhibits and not learn something new. ...

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Where Can I Find the Best Oysters on Oregon’s Adventure Coast?

Sun, Mar 17, 2019

Sun, Mar 17, 2019

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Fresh and delicious Coos Bay oysters have been an Oregon Coast delicacy for generations, and everyone seems to have an opinion on the best way to enjoy them. Whether it’s roasted, fried, sauteed, steamed open on the barbecue, broiled or served raw, we guess you could say the world is your oyster when you are here on Oregon's Adventure Coast....

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February 2019

Crabbing and Clamming on the Oregon Coast

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

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No trip to Oregon’s Adventure Coast is complete without a fresh Dungeness crab or clam feast from the waters of lower Coos Bay. The best-tasting crabs and clams are the ones you catch yourself. It takes a little planning and patience, but the payoff will be a fresh meal you’ll always remember. ...

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2019 Spring Whale Watching Week on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Wed, Feb 27, 2019

Wed, Feb 27, 2019

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Bring the whole family to Oregon's Adventure Coast in late March to experience 2019 Spring Whale Watching Week!...

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Share Your #3ACoosBay Experience for a Chance to Win Great Prizes!

Tue, Feb 19, 2019

Tue, Feb 19, 2019

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Share your Photos from the 3A OSAA Basketball Tournament Weekend on Twitter or Instagram with the #3ACoosBay Hashtag for a Chance to Win Some Outstanding Prizes!...

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Adventure Spotlight: A Walk Through Golden and Silver Falls

Mon, Feb 18, 2019

Mon, Feb 18, 2019

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Spring is right around the corner and the need for fresh-aired exploration can be too great to ignore. Fortunately, there is the perfect solution right here on Oregon's South Coast. Pack your bag, grab a camera, get your hiking boots on, and take a day trip Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, "a hidden gem in the dense coastal forests" in our region. ...

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Plan Your Next Visit to Oregon's Adventure Coast with 1859 Oregon's Magazine’s Trip Planner

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

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We may be in the early stages of 2019, but Oregon's Adventure Coast has already received a whole lot of buzz this year! We all know that the Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston are is one of Oregon's best-kept travel secrets, but looks like the word is getting out!...

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From Jazz to 50’s Rock, the 2019 South Coast Clambake Music Festival Has It All!

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

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Break out those dancin’ shoes! The annual South Coast Clambake Music Festival is coming back to rock and roll Oregon's South Coast March 8th-10th, 2019! ...

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January 2019

Helpful Travel Tips For Savvy Travelers

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

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Planning a trip to Oregon’s South Coast? Whether you’re spending two weeks or just a weekend, you likely want to make the most of your vacation. That’s where smart planning comes in. Taking the time to plan an itinerary and be mindful while exploring the area can help ensure you come away with memories that last a lifetime. Here are some top tips that will help you make the most of your trip....

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December 2018

Come for the Lights...Stay for the Sights

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

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Twelve Things To Do When You Visit Holiday Lights at Shore Acres Display ...

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November 2018

Announcing the 2018 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres Photo Contest

Wed, Nov 21, 2018

Wed, Nov 21, 2018

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Share your favorite photos from the 32nd Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres display happening November 22nd thru Dec. 31st, 2018 on Instagram for a chance to win great prizes! ...

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October 2018

Eight Ways to Stay Safe on the Beaches Along the Oregon Coast

Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Tue, Oct 23, 2018

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Now that “storm watching season” is upon us, it’s more important than ever to avoid potential dangers by following these guidelines to keep you and your family safe on Oregon’s Adventure Coast. Please be careful when visiting our beaches and never turn your back on the ocean....

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Eight Fun Family-Friendly Halloween Activities on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Wed, Oct 17, 2018

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Whether it’s trick or treating, scary movies or just an old-fashioned day at a local pumpkin patch….there is something for everyone on Oregon’s Adventure Coast - Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston! Here’s a run down of some of the activities planned in the Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston area this season:...

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Combine the Cape Arago Highway Loop & Charleston to Bandon Tour Route for the Ultimate Oregon Coast Road Trip

Sun, Oct 7, 2018

Looking for the ultimate Oregon Coast road trip experience? The Cape Arago Highway and the Charleston to Bandon tour route are amazing on their own, but when combined together, it makes for an inspiring adventure packed with natural wonder and fun....

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September 2018

Lady Washington Scheduled to Sail Into to Coos Bay in October!

Sat, Sep 15, 2018

Sat, Sep 15, 2018

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The historical tall ship Lady Washington will dock in Coos Bay,October 3rd through 9th, 2018. The ship will be open to the public for vessel tours at the dock (for a suggested donation of $5 per person). Tickets are also available for Evening Sails & Adventure Sails where guests will embark on a two-hour tall ship sailing experience. ...

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Book Your Trip for the 2018 Shore Acres Holiday Lights!

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

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Volunteers at Shore Acres State Park will soon be hard at work preparing for the Annual Holiday Lights Display. This is certainly one of our favorite local holiday traditions and it has captured the attention of media, residents, and visitors from all over the country. This event is very popular so we encourage you to book your accommodations as soon as possible....

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July 2018

"That Oregon Life- ExplOregon Series" Coming to Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston!

Tue, Jul 31, 2018

Tue, Jul 31, 2018

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UPDATE as of August 1st: <em>As originally noted, the scheduled broadcast dates for the segments mentioned in this post are subject to change without notice. We'll do our best to keep you updated. At this time, some of the segments scheduled to air today & tomorrow will now be shared on Friday. Tune into the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ThatOregonLife/" target="_blank">That Oregon Life Facebook Page</a>!</em>...

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Five Simple Tips for Runners Traveling to Oregon's South Coast

Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Wed, Jul 11, 2018

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There's a reason why runners love to travel to Oregon's South Coast. Not only is this home to one of Oregon’s greatest sports legends, the late Steve Prefontaine, our region is filled with natural amenities ideal for training including challenging hills, trails, temperate weather and coastal beauty that can't be found anywhere else in the country....

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New U.S. Coast Guard Exhibition Opens at the Coos History Museum

Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Wed, Jul 11, 2018

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U.S. Coast Guard: Through the Eye of the Artist, featuring fifteen works of art by 11 United States Coast Guard artists – more than half of whom are from the West – will be on view at the Coos History Museum from July 19 through September 16, 2018. The exhibit will open with a free, family friendly ceremony on Thursday – July 19, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The public is welcome to attend and tour the museum exhibit, free of charge....

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June 2018

Historic Tall Ships Are Back in Coos Bay in July!

Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Fri, Jun 15, 2018

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The public is invited to experience maritime history when the brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain dock at the Coos Bay Boardwalk July 12th-24th, 2018. This is welcome news to our community after the Lady Washington was unable to complete her voyage to Coos Bay in April due to weather conditions....

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Have a Fantastic 4th of July on Oregon's South Coast

Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Fri, Jun 8, 2018

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Oregon's Adventure Coast will be bustling with events and activity this Independence Day. Plan your trip and join the fun at our 4th of July festivities, explore the unique shops and restaurants in the towns of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston then visit the many beautiful natural attractions unique to our area....

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Your Guide to the Arts & Culture on the Coast

Fri, Jun 1, 2018

Fri, Jun 1, 2018

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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 & Charleston are home to renowned festivals, events and spaces that celebrate the arts, theatre and music....

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May 2018

Coos Art Museum Joins List of Blue Star Museums

Tue, May 29, 2018

Tue, May 29, 2018

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Coos Art Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense....

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Nine Hot Festivals on Oregon's Cool Coast - Plan Your Trip Now

Tue, May 22, 2018

Tue, May 22, 2018

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There are many reasons to visit Oregon's Adventure Coast each summer. Between the blissful escape from scorching hot temperatures in other parts of the region and the wide range of amenities and attractions to choose from, what's not to love? Summer is also "Festival Season" here. The towns of Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston, OR are home to a number of unique outdoor festivals celebrating our local culture....

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Featured Adventure: Take a Kayak Tour on Oregon's South Coast

Fri, May 18, 2018

Fri, May 18, 2018

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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 guided kayak tour. ...

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Four New Oregon Coast Restaurants You Need to Try

Tue, May 8, 2018

Tue, May 8, 2018

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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, service and the selection of our local dining establishments. Guess you could say it's one of the best-kept secrets on Oregon's Adventure Coast! ...

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March 2018

Maritime Legacy Days Coming to Coos Bay!

Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Fri, Mar 23, 2018

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Coos Bay is eager to welcome Maritime Legacy Days, a celebration of our region's seafaring and shipbuilding heritage! This living history experience will feature demonstrations of tall ship handling, sea shanty singing, maritime amusements and more....

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Traveling Exhibit Honoring Native Americans in the Armed Forces now open at Coos History Museum

Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Wed, Mar 21, 2018

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Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces, a traveling exhibit produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, is now open at the Coos History Museum. ...

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Lady Washington Sets Sail for Coos Bay April 11th – 17th!

Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Thu, Mar 8, 2018

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We are thrilled to announce the Lady Washington will return to Coos Bay April 11th – 17th, 2018! Locals and visitors will have the rare opportunity to tour this majestic tall ship and meet her crew throughout the week. The dockside vessel walk-on tours will be open to the public for a suggested donation of $5 per person. ...

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Clamming 101...Can You Dig It?

Sat, Mar 3, 2018

Sat, Mar 3, 2018

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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 is relatively easy and the reward is a tasty treat best served in chowder, steamed or fried. There are no special skills required, no expensive equipment, and beginners can usually pick it up quite easily. ...

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February 2018

Spring Whale Watching Season is Coming!

Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Fri, Feb 16, 2018

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In just a few weeks, an estimated 18,000 migrating gray whales will begin their northbound journey to Alaska and visitors will have the chance see them as they pass the Oregon Coast. As they make their way back to the feeding grounds off the shores of Alaska, the whales tend to travel to stay closer to shore—within a half mile is not unusual. The peak travel time is in March, but migrating whales can be spotted off our coast well into the summer months....

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How to Catch Your Own Dungeness Crab Meal Off the Oregon Coast

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

Fri, Feb 2, 2018

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It may be the middle of winter, but we don't mind. Whether you like to catch them yourself or just eat them, February is a perfect time to go crabbing on the Southern Oregon Coast! Now that commercial crab season is finally here, a fresh Dungeness crab meal is waiting for you! Why not be adventurous and catch this delicacy yourself in the waters of lower Coos Bay?...

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January 2018

Sixteen Oregon Coast Adventures You Should Have in 2018!

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

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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!...

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BIG Storm Watching Alert Coming Up!

Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Mon, Jan 15, 2018

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"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." - The Mill Casino on Facebook ...

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December 2017

Sample Itinerary: Seven Things to in Charleston, Oregon

Wed, Dec 27, 2017

Wed, Dec 27, 2017

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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 beaches and a distinctly charismatic local community....

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November 2017

Where Can I Find the Best Clam Chowder on Oregon's Adventure Coast?

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

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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 attractio...

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Share Your Shore Acres Holiday Photos for a Chance to Win an Oregon Coast Getaway- #CoosBayHoliday

Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Tue, Nov 21, 2017

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Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor and Convention Bureau to host Twitter and Instagram photo contest! Charleston, OR- Each year, Shore Acres State Park is transformed into one of the most beautiful destinations on the West Coast during the holiday season, making this special place an ideal spot for photographers of all levels....

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How to Celebrate the Holidays on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Thu, Nov 9, 2017

Thu, Nov 9, 2017

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Wondering where you can find some holiday magic this year on Oregon's South Coast? We're so glad you asked! November is here and cool autumn days will soon give in to the festive holiday season. Our "Holiday Event Roundup" features some of the upcoming events you'll find here on Oregon's Adventure Coast this 2017 holiday season. Visit our Events Page for more up-to-date listings of local events....

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October 2017

It's Storm Watching Season on Oregon's Adventure Coast!

Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Wed, Oct 25, 2017

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October is here and that means "storm watching season" is upon us! The massive waves (some reaching up to 120 feet high!) resulting from Pacific storms that rage during the fall and winter months put on quite a show. One could spend hours gazing at the Pacific Ocean’s majestic fury and it's dramatic waves. It's a little-known secret that some of the best storm watching spots on the Oregon Coast are right in our backyard! ...

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Jeepers Creepers! October is Fun & Spooky on Oregon's Adventure Coast!

Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Wed, Oct 11, 2017

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Whether it's trick or treating, scary movies or just an old-fashioned day at a local pumpkin patch....there is something for everyone on Oregon's Adventure Coast - Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston! ...

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New Coos Art Museum exhibit features "All Things Salmon"

Tue, Oct 3, 2017

Tue, Oct 3, 2017

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The Coos Art Museum has announced their upcoming exhibition of contemporary art, All Things Salmon, will open October 13th. The exhibition highlights the significance and influence salmon has had on society and culture throughout history. ...

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September 2017

Moonlight Paddle and Fall Migration Birding With the South Slough Reserve

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

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The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (South Slough NERR) in Charleston Oregon, is one of our most valuable natural attractions here on Oregon's South Coast. This 5,000 acre natural area is a place like no other. It encompasses a mixture of open water channels, tidal and freshwater wetlands, riparian areas, forested uplands and open water habitats....

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Shore Acres State Park is Truly a "Garden for all Seasons"

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Mon, Sep 18, 2017

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It's well known fact that the state parks found along the the Cape Arago Beach Loop are nothing short of grand, but if there is one destination along the way you cannot miss, it is the glorious gardens of Shore Acres State Park , a.k.a. "the jewel of the South Coast”. ...

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August 2017

Spotlight on Bastendorff Beach

Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Tue, Aug 29, 2017

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One of the most common questions visitors ask is "Where's a great beach to just to hang out?" While there are several, we frequently direct our visitors to Bastendorff Beach, located 1/4 mile off the Cape Arago State Highway, about two miles west of Charleston. ...

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One-Day Travel Itinerary: A Perfect Adventure in North Bend Oregon

Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Mon, Aug 21, 2017

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North Bend Oregon may very well be the best kept secret on the Oregon Coast. Situated on the north bend of the Coos Bay (hence its namesake) this gem of a community is home to beautiful beaches, eclectic stores, antique shops, music, theatre, friendly locals, nightlife, restaurants, majestic sand dunes, the historic McCullough Memorial Bridge and much much more....

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Last Call for Summer Fun & Festivals on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Wed, Aug 16, 2017

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Do you remember the last time you had fun? Like actual fun? If you have to think about this, you need to book a trip immediately to Oregon's South Coast to enjoy one of our end-of-summer festivals....

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July 2017

How to Find an Epic View of the Cape Arago Lighthouse

Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Wed, Jul 19, 2017

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The Oregon Coast is known for its natural beauty and there is no greater way to experience the unique nature of the Pacific Coast than along the Cape Arago Beach Loop. This short drive is the perfect way to have the quintessential Oregon Coast experience with stunning beaches, state parks, spectacular scenery along with the alluring sounds of waves crashing and sea lions barking....

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The Historical and Mysterious Cemeteries of Coos Country (Part 3)

Sun, Jul 9, 2017

Sun, Jul 9, 2017

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If you have been following the adventures of our guest writer Steven Michael, you know that the Southern Oregon Coast is full of mystery. The beautiful historical cemeteries in and around Coos Country are excellent places to uncover the fascinating history behind the community we are today....

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June 2017

Coos Art Museum Offers Free Summer Art Cart in the Parks at Three Locations

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

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Coos Art Museum is preparing to present its free summer arts program at three locations. The mobile arts activity “Art Cart in the Parks” is designed to augment, enhance and expand the current Free Summer Lunch Program for children at Millicoma School, Boynton Park and John Topits Park. Programs will begin June 19th and run through August 18th. Scheduled times and days are Mondays 11:15 am at Millicoma School, Wednesdays 12:30 pm at Boynton Park and Fridays 11:45 am at John Topits Park. Each program is designed to run for one hour and is completely free to all participants....

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Trip Advisor's List of Top Things to Do in Coos Bay

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

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What Coos Bay Attractions Are The Most Popular Among TripAdvisor Users? The Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston area is known as Oregon’s Adventure Coast for good reason! ...

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April 2017

Where's a Good Spot to Take the Family Camping on the Oregon Coast?

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

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“Oregon State Parks often make great family beach trips easy, safe, and fun. Sunset Bay is no exception. The grounds are well-kept and the cove protects swimmers and beachgoers from wind and high waves. Great for picnics, playing on the beach, and wading in the water.” -Recent Review on TripAdvisor ...

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March 2017

What to Pack on Your Oregon Coast Fishing Trip

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

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With spring now gracing Oregon's adventure coast, it's the ideal time to head out on the water and take part in one of Coos Bay's most renowned activities: fishing. We've offered tips and locations to help you spend a terrific day fishing; now it's time to offer a bit more detail on what you should pack for your Oregon fishing adventure. ...

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Kick off Summer 2017 at the 6th Annual BBQ Blues & Brews On the Bay!

Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Mon, Mar 27, 2017

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Barbecue, Hand-Crafted beer and Hot Blues Music? Yes Please!! If good fun, great music, and tasty BBQ & Brews sound good to you, then make your travel plans right now for the 6th Annual BBQ BLUES & BREWS on the BAY Memorial Day Weekend May 26th-28th! ...

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How to Plan Your Oregon Coast Spring Fishing Trip

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

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With such of range of prime fishing spots, it's no wonder Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston area is an angler's dream come true! Between the bay, ocean and 30+ lakes and rivers, you're all but guaranteed to enjoy a fishing trip worth bragging about this spring and summer. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you plan the ultimate fishing adventure this spring! ...

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February 2017

Are Pets Welcome on Oregon's Adventure Coast?

Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Fri, Feb 17, 2017

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For many of us, pets are an important part of the family and often make great traveling companions, especially when you are heading to Oregon’s Adventure Coast! That's why we welcome travelers AND their furry friends. ...

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Where Can I Find the Best Kayak Fishing on Oregon's Adventure Coast?

Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Tue, Feb 14, 2017

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Throughout the year, Oregon's Adventure Coast offers great opportunities for fishing, clamming and crabbing; so it's not surprising that kayak fishing is growing in popularity among locals and visitors. So where's the local favorite kayak fishing spot? Our very own Sunset Bay State Park....

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What's Special About The Washed Ashore Sea Life Art Exhibit?

Tue, Feb 7, 2017

Tue, Feb 7, 2017

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Did you know that one of the most powerful and captivating community-driven art projects in our region is just a short day trip away in nearby Bandon, Oregon? The Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, led by artist Angela Haseltine Pozzi, raises awareness about the problem of plastic pollution in Earth’s oceans. ...

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January 2017

What are the best indoor activities on Oregon's Adventure Coast?

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

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10 Ways to Explore the "Great Indoors" Last week, we revealed that it's not uncommon to experience a "secret miniature summer" featuring surprisingly beautiful and balmy days of sunshine during the winter months along the Oregon Coast. When the outdoors beckon, it's time to embark on a beach stroll, a hike through the woods or along the Oregon Dunes or one of our beautiful state parks. Perhaps you'll want to go for a drive along the The Cape Arago Beach Loop, go winter fishing, crabbing, clamming, biking, ANYTHING to get you outside!...

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Catch these winter exhibits at Coos Art Museum before they're gone!

Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Tue, Jan 10, 2017

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Coos Art Museum (CAM) is one of our favorite local places to explore. It might surprise you, but for the last 5 decades, CAM has been an important piece of our state’s cultural landscape providing countless opportunities for the extraordinary artists living in our region. ...

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December 2016

Eleven of the Coolest Instagram Photos in 2016 from Oregon's South Coast

Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Mon, Dec 19, 2016

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The secret is out! The exquisite natural beauty throughout Oregon's South Coast is unparalleled to anywhere else in the world (we think so anyway). One doesn't necessarily have to be a skilled photographer to capture and share the unique destinations waiting to be discovered here....

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November 2016

Come one, come all to the first ever Downtown Coos Bay Holiday Open House

Mon, Nov 7, 2016

Mon, Nov 7, 2016

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How do you shop for the person who has everything? You come to Oregon's South Coast and find the most unique treasures they wouldn't find anywhere else! There are a bounty of holiday treasures waiting to be discovered right now in locally owned shops throughout Oregon's South Coast....

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October 2016

Photo Friendly Oregon Coast Destinations Recommended By Locals

Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Wed, Oct 26, 2016

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Photo opps can be found everywhere in our area, you just have to keep your eyes open. Ever been bitten by the photography bug? Most of us have. Nowadays, there are more tools than ever for aspiring photographers to capture and share their favorite moments right on their mobile devices. Whether you are a seasoned professional or an Instagram addict, Oregon's South Coast offers a variety of stunning natural backgrounds to create unforgettable images....

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Don't Miss Our "Second Summer"

Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Thu, Oct 6, 2016

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Did you know that Fall is one of the BEST times to visit the Oregon Coast? In case you haven'Autumn is so lovely in fact, many of our locals refer to it as the Oregon Coast's "Second Summer". A few of the perks of traveling to the Oregon Coast during the fall season include: ...

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September 2016

Ten Steve Prefontaine Quotes To Get You Motivated and Ready to Run!

Mon, Sep 5, 2016

Mon, Sep 5, 2016

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The Prefontaine Run along with the Bay Area Fun Festival & Cruz The Coos are coming in September! Born and raised in Coos Bay, Steve Prefontaine grew to become one of the most celebrated runners in history. His amazing story, and untimely death, inspired the Annual Prefontaine Memorial Run happening Saturday, September 17th, 2016. ...

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August 2016

Six Places Aspiring Photographers Must See on Oregon's South Coast

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

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Looking to update your portfolio and beef up your Instagram? Perhaps you're just looking for some stunning scenery to capture in some timeless shots. No matter your goal and experience level, the Coos Bay area has the perfect backdrop for a planned and impromptu photo-sessions. ...

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Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration Returns to Oregon's Adventure Coast

Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Tue, Aug 16, 2016

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Much like the Salmon returns upstream, the Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration returns each year to the Mill Casino in North Bend on Friday, September 10th to Sunday, September 11th, 2016. ...

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Cruz the Coos Brings Classic Cars and Sweet Rides to Oregon's Adventure Coast

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

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September is just around the corner and everyone's talking about Cruz the Coos, now presented by The Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club! The event is one of the premiere vintage car cruises and show ‘n shines on the Oregon coast and part of the very popular Bay Area Fun Festival. ...

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July 2016

23rd Annual Maritime Art Exhibition opens at Coos Art Museum

Fri, Jul 8, 2016

Fri, Jul 8, 2016

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The Coos Art Museum will open its 23rd Annual Maritime Art Exhibition in the first floor Maggie Karl Gallery this weekend! The juried exhibition displays maritime-themed artwork by major artists from across the United States. Seventy-six works by forty-four of the nation’s leading maritime artists are featured....

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Sand Duning or Sandboarding? Either Way, It's Time to Ride The Oregon Dunes!

Fri, Jul 1, 2016

Fri, Jul 1, 2016

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The fervor for sand riding is growing in popularity every year, with countless enthusiasts making the trek out to some of the world's biggest dunes in search of adventure. The thing is, when talking about sand riding it's possible to mean two very different activities: sand duning and sand boarding. Though they may have their own take on what it means to ride down a sand dune, both are an undeniable blast....

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June 2016

Free Musical Entertainment is Just Around the Corner!

Fri, Jun 24, 2016

Fri, Jun 24, 2016

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The streets of Coos Bay is about to be filled with music this summer. Not only do we have the Oregon Coast Music Festival July 21st-30th, The World Newspaper and the Coos Bay Downtown Association has announced that the popular lunchtime concert series, "Music on the Corner", will kick off again on July 8th at noon!...

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Experience UO's NEW Charleston Marine Life Center

Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Wed, Jun 15, 2016

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It's here! After months of anticipation and nine years of development, The University of Oregon has opened a brand new public museum and aquarium for visitors of all ages in Charleston! ...

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May 2016

Deep-Sea Fishing on Oregon's South Coast with Betty Kay Charters

Tue, May 17, 2016

Tue, May 17, 2016

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"Captain Bill was wonderful, going out of his way to find a good fishing spot and track down a whale for us." Deep sea fishing along Oregon's South Coast is one of the great experiences to be had any time of the year. Few things are more relaxing than chartering a boat and heading out onto the beautiful and mysterious Pacific waters on a fishing excursion. ...

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April 2016

Hit the Trails! Six Hiking Destinations to Explore on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

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There is no time like spring and summer on the Oregon Coast! The warmer, mild weather makes it an ideal time to pack your bag, pop on your hiking boots, and hit the trail! If nature and great exercise are what you're after, then look no further. Here are 6 Great Hiking Destinations in Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston....

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March 2016

Even More Ways to Enjoy Coos Bay and North Bend for Cheap (or Free!)

Thu, Mar 3, 2016

Thu, Mar 3, 2016

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Let's not mince words here. We're big fans of cheap. Cheap is awesome, that's just a proven fact. And even better than cheap is free! Nothing beats spending an awesome day with friends without the unsettling feeling of "wallet fatigue."...

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February 2016

Two Coos Bay Historical Attractions Featured on KCBY's Western Oregon Living

Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Tue, Feb 16, 2016

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Two of Coos Bay's most treasured landmarks were featured recently on KCBY's Western Oregon Living hosted by Sabrina Reese!...

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January 2016

How to Enjoy Your Fresh Oregon Dungeness Crab

Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Tue, Jan 12, 2016

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A fresh Dungeness crab meal is something every Oregon Coast visitor should experience during their stay. Many adventurous travelers enjoy catching their own Dungeness crab in the waters of lower Coos Bay for an unforgettable feast. We are following up on our local crabbing tips with suggestions on how to enjoy your fresh catch!...

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November 2015

Holiday Activities at Coos Art Museum

Wed, Nov 18, 2015

Wed, Nov 18, 2015

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FREE Admission to Coos Art Museum on Saturday, November 28th! On Saturday, November 28, Coos Art Museum will be participating in Small Business Saturday and the Noggin Cider Walk sponsored by the Coos Bay Downtown Association in downtown Coos Bay. In honor of the event the Museum will be open extended hours from 10 am to 4 pm. Thanks to the thoughtful generosity of Checkerberry's Flowers & Gifts and Bay Appliance and TV the Coos Art Museum will be open with FREE admission all day....

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Holiday Magic Coming to Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston

Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Wed, Nov 11, 2015

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"It's the most wonderful time of the year...." Ask anyone who has visited Oregon's South Coast during the holiday season, and they will probably tell you this season is pure magic. There is truly something festive in the air as local merchants put out holiday decorations, carolers sing joyful tunes, and twinkling light displays can be seen almost everywhere you go. ...

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Egyptian Theatre 90th Birthday Celebration!

Mon, Nov 9, 2015

Mon, Nov 9, 2015

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Egyptian Theatre to Host a Series of Events This Week to Celebrate 90th Birthday Coos Bay- On Thursday, Nov. 12th, the Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association (ETPA) will present a "Great Gatsby Gala," to mark the beginning of four days of festivities marking the theatre's 90th birthday....

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October 2015

Featured Trip Idea: Hunting for Antiques & Collectibles

Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Thu, Oct 15, 2015

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A treasure trove of beautiful antiques and collectibles are waiting to be discovered on Oregon's South Coast. ...

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September 2015

Governor Kate Brown to Attend September 9th Grand Opening of Coos History Museum

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

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Though the beautiful new Coos History Museum has technically been open for several months, the museum is inviting the public to help celebrate it's official grand opening and a new era of cultural and tourism for Coos Bay's historic Front Street on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission will be free all day. A commemoration will officially open the building at noon and Oregon Governor Kate Brown is scheduled to appear at the museum from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m....

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August 2015

Annual Steve Prefontaine Memorial Run Honors Beloved Icon

Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Mon, Aug 31, 2015

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"A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways as they’re capable of understanding."- Steve Prefontaine...

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Schooner America Coming to The Port of Coos Bay August 26th

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

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Sailing fans of all ages are in for a treat! The 1851 replica schooner, America, will be visiting The Port of Coos Bay and the Coos Bay Yacht Club later this month as part of the 2017 America’s Cup Tour. Troy Sears, owner and skipper of America, says “This opportunity is about more than engaging the yachting community in discussions about the current state of America’s Cup racing. It’s also about generating greater interest and awareness among today’s youth. We’re looking forward to welcoming young minds aboard America to explore the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM disciplines) that have always been an integral part of America’s Cup racing.” ...

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Celebrate all Things Salmon this September!

Wed, Aug 12, 2015

Wed, Aug 12, 2015

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If you love Salmon as much as we do, September is a great time to travel to Oregon's South Coast! Not only is Chinook Salmon season at it's peak, there will be 2 events celebrating salmon the 2nd weekend in September....

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20+ Things to Do on the Cheap or Free on Oregon's South Coast This Fall

Thu, Aug 6, 2015

Thu, Aug 6, 2015

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You've hear that old saying, "The best things in life are free..." and it's true! Some of our favorite attractions and most treasured resources here on Oregon's South Coast are completely free of charge or very inexpensive to enjoy. From free festivals and outdoor concerts to movies and screenings, there is something for everyone....

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July 2015

Summer's Just Getting Started on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Sun, Jul 19, 2015

Sun, Jul 19, 2015

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Summer Festival Round Up: Charleston Seafood Festival, Blackberry Arts Festival, Mill Luck Salmon Celebration, Bay Area Fun Festival and more! ...

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Explore the New Waterfront Coos History Museum

Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Fri, Jul 10, 2015

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"The new Coos History Museum & Maritime Collection is designed to celebrate our unique regional identity and heritage. It ensures that today’s visitors, and future generations, will understand the story of the people, places, and events that make Oregon’s South Coast special." - Coos History Museum & Maritime Collections ...

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June 2015

Summertime Saltwater Fishing Tips on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Mon, Jun 29, 2015

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There are plenty of fish in the sea! You may have heard, but fishing is in no short supply here on Oregon's Adventure Coast. It's no wonder, since Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston has a bounty of incredible fishing options! Summer is the perfect time to go saltwater fishing on the beach and/or in the Pacific Ocean. In fact, saltwater fishing is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities during this time of year....

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The Annual Maritime Art Exhibition at Coos Art Museum is a Must See!

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

Tue, Jun 23, 2015

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The Coos Art Museum Presents the 22nd Annual Maritime Art Exhibition: July 11, 2015 - September 26,2015...

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May 2015

Three Rivers Casino Opens Coos Bay Location!

Wed, May 13, 2015

Wed, May 13, 2015

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An eager crowd joined tribal members of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, along with local business leaders last week to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the new Three Rivers Casino Coos Bay. After months of construction, the casino features a 15,000 square foot casino floor with 250 new bingo-slots along with a full service restaurant and bar, Cafe 1297....

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April 2015

If the world is an oyster, Coos Bay is its clam

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

Tue, Apr 14, 2015

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Mucky mucks If the world is an oyster, Coos Bay is its clam. The guy standing in front of Basin Tackle has a fleshy slab of clam meat in one hand and a wet knife in the other. He’s Rob, the owner, and he’s a wealth of information for visitors like us. My wife and I walk past him on our way to buy some shellfish licenses. An empty shell glistens on the asphalt at his feet....

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March 2015

Grab Your Buckets and Shovels- Clamming Tides Are Back!

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

Mon, Mar 30, 2015

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Thanks to Daylight Savings Time, Oregon Coast residents and visitors get an extra hour of low tides during daylight which is great for clamming! The South Oregon coast, home to numerous bays, is the ideal destination for recreational diggers and we expect tides to be ideal for clamming well into spring, summer and even fall!...

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Discover the Fascinating Secrets of the Past in Coos County

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

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Thanks to Daylight Savings Time, Oregon Coast residents and visitors get an extra hour of low tides during daylight which is great for clamming! The South Oregon coast, home to numerous bays, is the ideal destination for recreational diggers and we expect tides to be ideal for clamming well into spring, summer and even fall!...

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February 2015

Historical Cemeteries of Coos County (Part One)

Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Sat, Feb 28, 2015

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To understand and appreciate the present, we sometimes need to explore the past. From the first settlement established at Empire City in 1853 to the bustling heart of a water-dependent community (then called Marshfield), Coos County is rich with fascinating people and history. With spring weather approaching, our historic cemeteries are excellent destinations to discover the stories of the past....

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Must See: Cape Arago State Park

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

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These are just a few things travelers have said about their visit to Cape Arago State Park. While the Oregon Coast offers plenty of spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, there is something very special about this scenic headland located at the end of Cape Arago Highway about 15 miles southwest of Coos Bay....

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