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November 2019

Your 2019 Guide to Holiday Shopping on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

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There is a bounty of holiday treasures waiting to be discovered right now in locally-owned shops throughout Oregon's Adventure Coast. Plan ahead and make a day or weekend of it and really get into the spirit of the season....

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October 2019

Where to Find 2019 Holiday Magic & Fun on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

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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! With November upon us, it's the perfect time to do a "Holiday Event Roundup" featuring some of the upcoming events that will grace Oregon's Adventure Coast this 2019 holiday season!...

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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

South Coast Tours Bringing Kayaking & Stand-up Paddleboarding Adventures to Sunset Bay State Park

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

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One of Oregon's premiere guided tour companies, South Coast Tours (SCT), recently announced they will partnering with Oregon State Parks to offer kayaking and stand up paddle boarding rental packages from their new location at Sunset Bay State Park starting June 15th! ...

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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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Come to Oregon's South Coast for BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay this Memorial Day Weekend

Tue, Apr 16, 2019

Tue, Apr 16, 2019

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The Mill Casino will once again bring the best lip-smackin' BBQ, brews and smokin' hot tunes on Oregon's Adventure Coast over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 - May 27, 2018. If good fun, great music, and tasty BBQ & Brews sound good to you, then make your travel plans right now for the 7th Annual BBQ BLUES & BREWS on the BAY! ...

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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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Oregon Coast Winter Steelhead Fishing Tips for 2019

Sun, Jan 6, 2019

Sun, Jan 6, 2019

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Winter steelhead fishing is one of our most popular outdoor recreational activities here in Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston during the winter months. We recently asked one of our local fishing experts, Gary Vonderohe from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, to share some tips to help anglers get the most out of their winter steelhead fishing 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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Where to Celebrate the Holidays on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Wed, Nov 7, 2018

Wed, Nov 7, 2018

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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!...

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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

Sun, Oct 7, 2018

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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

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

Sat, Sep 15, 2018

Sat, Sep 15, 2018

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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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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

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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August 2018

Live from Oregon’s Adventure Coast: 25 Experiences with “That Oregon Life”

Thu, Aug 9, 2018

It's been a very eventful week here! Last week, we were honored to host Oregon guru and journalist Rick Dancer from That Oregon Life 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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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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Have You Shared Your #CoosBayHoliday Photos Yet? You Could Win a Fabulous Oregon Coast Getaway!

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

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The 31st Annual Holiday Lights Display at Shore Acres State Park is underway and has already dazzled thousands of visitors from all over the region. To celebrate the season, we're asking attendees to post their favorite photos of the holiday lights on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram with the #CoosBayHoliday tag for a chance to win a fantastic Oregon Coast getaway and other prizes!...

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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

Your 2017 Southern Oregon Coast End of Summer To-Do List

Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Mon, Jul 24, 2017

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Don't know about you, but it seems like the annual "back-to-school" to-do list gets larger and creeps up on us even sooner every passing year! We've got news for those who are drowning out our summer with the "back-to-school" movement: It's still summer here on Oregon's South Coast! In fact, we're just getting started on our Summer 2017 "To-Do Lists"....

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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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Save the Date! There's a New Race in Town!

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

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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 natural amenities ideal for training like challenging hills, trails, temperate weather and coastal beauty that can't be found anywhere else in the country....

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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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May 2017

Watch This Great New Festival of Sail Commercial!

Tue, May 23, 2017

Tue, May 23, 2017

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that Festival of Sail® is coming to Coos Bay/North Bend June 1st-4th, 2017. And you may have heard that this year is bigger and better than ever before! We could tell you more, but we'd rather show you in this new commercial spot!...

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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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Festival of Sail® Coos Bay/North Bend 2017 Docks June 1-4, 2017

Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Tue, Apr 18, 2017

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It’s happening! It's really happening! Later this spring, Coos Bay and North Bend will be one of only a handful of Pacific ports that will host historic ships during the annual Festival of Sail®, June 1st-4th, 2017. This annual festival draws enthusiastic crowds from all over the region as it's "a rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore"....

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What Are the Best Festivals for Foodies on Oregon's Adventure Coast?

Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Wed, Apr 12, 2017

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Our Growing Food Culture Has Made Oregon's Adventure Coast a True Haven for "Foodies"....

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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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Where's the Best Place to Check Out Local Music in the Coos Bay North Bend Area?

Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Tue, Mar 14, 2017

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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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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

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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Is the Oregon Coast a Winter Destination? YES.

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

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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. ...

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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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Where Can I Go to Celebrate the Holidays on Oregon's South Coast?

Fri, Nov 4, 2016

Fri, Nov 4, 2016

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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!...

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Where to Find the Best Holiday Treasures on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Thu, Nov 3, 2016

Thu, Nov 3, 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

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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Oregon Adventure Coast's Summer 2016 Festival Round-Up

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Thu, Jun 16, 2016

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Summer's just getting started, and so are we! Buckle up for a summer packed full of music, food, and activities in the shape of our many festivals! We hope you have plenty of sunscreen, because you're going to need it! ...

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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

Coos Art Museum Marks 50th Anniversary with 2016 Arts and Culture Rally and Charm Trail

Sun, May 29, 2016

Sun, May 29, 2016

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The Coos Art Museum (CAM), one of our favorite cultural gems on Oregon's Coast, is turning 50 this year! To celebrate this milestone, the Museum invites you to participate in the 2016 Arts & Culture Rally & Charm Trail happening now through December 31, 2016. ...

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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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The Oregon Connection/ House of Myrtlewood

Thu, May 12, 2016

Thu, May 12, 2016

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Along the drive into North Bend/Coos Bay, chances are you will notice this giant sign. ...

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Shop Fresh and Local At the Coos Bay Farmers' Market

Mon, May 9, 2016

Mon, May 9, 2016

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Grab your grocery bags because the Coos Bay Farmers'Market is back every Wednesday through October 26, 2016! Browse over 50 vendors' stands as they sell fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade jams, arts and crafts, and candies. ...

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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

Coos Bay Local Spotlight - Egyptian Theatre

Thu, Mar 10, 2016

Thu, Mar 10, 2016

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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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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

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

Wed, Jan 20, 2016

Make Oregon's Adventure Coast Your Destination for a Romantic Getaway! Ahhhhh...Valentine's Day. Now that this annual celebration of love is just around the corner, have you made your plans? If not, don't panic. There is still time to plan a romantic getaway and/or night out that will sweep your sweetheart off their feet! Just be sure to book your hotel accommodations as soon as possible!...

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Top 5 North Bend Restaurants For Die Hard Foodies in 2016

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

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Oregon's Adventure Coast is a haven for foodies and sport eaters alike. You may have seen our top five Coos Bay eateries to hit up in 2016, and the time has come for us to reveal our top 5 restaurants that North Bend has to offer this new year. From Seafood to Pancakes to Italian to Mediterranean, North Bend will have you spoiled for choice come time to dine out. ...

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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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December 2015

Five Coos Bay Restaurants to Try in 2016

Mon, Dec 28, 2015

Mon, Dec 28, 2015

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The outstanding service and food experienced by restaurant patrons in our local dining establishments are one of the best kept secrets on Oregon's Adventure Coast. Foodies from all over the region have told us time and time again how surprised they were in the quality and the selection of the restaurants in our area....

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New Exhibits to Enjoy this Winter at Coos Art Museum

Wed, Dec 9, 2015

Wed, Dec 9, 2015

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We believe that Coos Art Museum (CAM) is one of the best kept secrets on Oregon's South Coast. 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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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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A Holiday Shopping Adventure on Oregon's South Coast

Tue, Nov 3, 2015

Tue, Nov 3, 2015

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ee what Oregon’s Adventure Coast has to offer this gift giving this season. There's no rule that says you have to wait until "Black Friday" to find great deals on amazing holiday gifts. 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 2015

What's New at CAM this Fall? King Tut, Contemporary Art and More!

Thu, Oct 15, 2015

Thu, Oct 15, 2015

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We believe that one of the best kept secrets on Oregon's South Coast is the Coos Art Museum (CAM). Through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, CAM is building a robust arts and cultural scene in our community while promoting the appreciation, understanding and expression of visual arts. ...

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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

Vintage Railroad ‘Speeders’ to Return to Oregon's South Coast September 12th & 26th

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

Thu, Sep 3, 2015

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Fans of the tricked-out vintage railroad maintenance cars known as “speeders” should be on the lookout for their return to South Coast communities on Saturday, Sept. 12 and again on Saturday, Sept.26. Weekend trips by members of the Pacific Railcar Operators will include stops at Sturdivant Park in Coquille and at the Oregon Coast Historical Railway museum and display area in Coos Bay, where fans can get a closer look and talk to crew members....

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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

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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14+ Things You Should Know About Clamboree! & Glass Art Festival

Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Thu, Jun 18, 2015

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It's hard to believe, but the month of June is quickly coming to a close. You know what that means? Clamboree!...

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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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11 Road Trip Worthy Festivals Happening on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Wed, May 6, 2015

Wed, May 6, 2015

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Are you ready for summer? We sure are! There are countless reasons to treat yourself and your family to an epic road trip to Oregon's Adventure Coast this summer....

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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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Spring and Summer Blooms at Shore Acres State Park

Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Thu, Mar 5, 2015

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UPDATED with 2018 Dates! While the rest of the country was shivering with record temperatures and snowstorms this winter, Mother Nature treated us to a number of balmy 60 degree days and sunshine here on the Southern Oregon coast. We also had plenty of days to watch the spectacular waves as a result of the winter storms coming ashore off the mighty Pacific, but overall, it was a very pleasant winter....

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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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January 2015

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

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Thu, Jan 29, 2015

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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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