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February 2024

Roseburg to Coos Bay Relay Coming to Oregon’s Adventure Coast April 20, 2024!

Tue, Feb 27, 2024

Tue, Feb 27, 2024

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Organizations like the South Coast Running Club are helping to transform the sport of running into a highly social activity by hosting a series of events throughout the year including the big Roseburg to Coos Bay Relay, a 68-mile run or 24-mile walk relay race featuring amazing scenery and challenging hills on April 20, 2024! If you’re a runner seeking opportunities for camaraderie, challenge, and beautiful scenery, this is the race for you.  ...

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Discover the Ultimate Music Adventure at the 2024 South Coast Clambake Music Festival!

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

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The popular South Coast Clambake Music Festival is happening March 7-10, 2024 on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. If you’ve never been to this beloved annual music festival, make 2024 your year to change that!  ...

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A Local’s Guide to the Best Food and Fun in Charleston, Oregon

Wed, Feb 7, 2024

Wed, Feb 7, 2024

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One of the best ways to discover and explore a new destination is to experience its restaurant scene like a local. In this post, we’re highlighting some of the best spots in Charleston, Oregon to grab a bite!   ...

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January 2024

Celebrating Black History Month on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston

Tue, Jan 30, 2024

Tue, Jan 30, 2024

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Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston may be known for its rugged beauty and pristine landscapes, but its history is also marked by people of African descent who have left a notable mark on our communities. ...

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Good Eats in North Bend, Oregon – Locally Owned and Operated!

Tue, Jan 23, 2024

Tue, Jan 23, 2024

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Though North Bend, Oregon is part of a greater community known as Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston - this historical town has a distinct vibe and character of its own.   If you haven’t tried some of these restaurants in North Bend, Oregon lately - you’re missing out!  ...

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Run into the New Year on Oregon's Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston

Tue, Jan 2, 2024

Tue, Jan 2, 2024

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Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston abounds with opportunities for runners of all levels! The rugged coastline, lush forests, and diverse terrain provide the perfect backdrop for challenging and scenic races. Whether you’re just starting out or are training for your 20th marathon, we’ve got you covered!...

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December 2023

Year-Round Outdoor Adventures to Enjoy on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Wed, Dec 27, 2023

Wed, Dec 27, 2023

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Whether it's winter, spring, summer, or fall, the towns of Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston - a.k.a. Oregon’s Adventure Coast - are beautiful destinations to explore any time of the year. Our beautiful undeveloped beaches, untamed dunes, and the popular Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Trail System are just some of the outdoor attractions accessible year round. Even in the winter months, visitors can experience delightful moments with occasional warmth, some rain, but always a touch of wild and wonderful charm!...

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Locally Owned Restaurants to Explore in Coos Bay, Oregon

Tue, Dec 19, 2023

Tue, Dec 19, 2023

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Visitors to Oregon’s Adventure Coast will find plenty of options to satisfy any craving, whether it's locally sourced seafood, a juicy burger, a delicious Italian meal, authentic Mexican cuisine, or even a German specialty dish! In this post, we’re spotlighting some of our top fan favorite local restaurant gems in Coos Bay. Don’t worry, we will spotlight our top fan favorites in the towns of North Bend and Charleston in an upcoming post!    ...

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Countdown to Oregon's Winter Whale Watch Week: December 27-31, 2023!

Mon, Dec 11, 2023

Mon, Dec 11, 2023

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From December through January, gray whales embark on their annual migration south, making Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston a prime viewing spot. ...

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November 2023

How to Explore the “Great Indoors” on Oregon’s Adventure this Winter! 

Thu, Nov 30, 2023

Thu, Nov 30, 2023

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Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston is known its outdoor adventures, but it’s a little known fact that there are plenty of fantastic INDOOR adventures to enjoy. Here are ideas to have a great time while staying out of the cold!...

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How to Enjoy the Beauty of Winter on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Mon, Nov 20, 2023

Mon, Nov 20, 2023

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As we head into the winter, we begin to hear more about winter weather events like King Tides, winter storms, high surf warnings, minus times and more. With so much weather terminology, it’s natural for folks to be confused about when to visit and what to expect. The truth is, each of these weather events possess a unique natural beauty. In this post, we'll break down these weather events - and what they could mean for Oregon Coast visitors. ...

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Introducing "Santa's Shuttle" - a New Way to See the Holiday Lights at Shore Acres

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

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Introducing “Santa’s Shuttle”, a FREE wheelchair-accessible shuttle that will transport visitors to and from the Annual Holiday Lights at Shore Acres every Thursday through Saturdays! This is a great alternative for those who do not wish to make a parking reservation in advance. Read our post for all the details you’ll need to know....

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October 2023

Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston Businesses Featured in PBS Series!

Mon, Oct 30, 2023

Mon, Oct 30, 2023

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*Chef Vinny DiCostanzo shared his experience with four local businesses in his travel series, All Across Oregon, last month. Read what he had to say!*...

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Your Guide to Planning a Getaway on Oregon's Adventure Coast This Fall

Wed, Oct 25, 2023

Wed, Oct 25, 2023

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*Are you taking advantage of our 15% Fall Lodging Savings Special? Why wouldn’t you? Autumn is one of the best times to visit Oregon’s Adventure Coast! Here’s a quick guide to help you plan a quick getaway AND save on hotel lodging.*  ...

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The Tradition Returns for 2023! Reserve Your Parking Pass Now for the Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park

Wed, Oct 11, 2023

Wed, Oct 11, 2023

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The 2023 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park are just around the corner! Here’s some information on how you and your family can enjoy this magical wonderland of lights between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston!...

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September 2023

Featured Adventure: Take a Ride on the “Wild Side” With the Spinreel Follow Me Tour

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

Thu, Sep 28, 2023

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Spinreel Dune Buggy & ATV Rental's 'Follow Me Tour' is the perfect way to enjoy a complete dune and beach riding experience without the worry of your vehicle breaking down, getting lost, or worse - getting hurt in an accident....

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Five Fantastical Fall Adventures to Enjoy on Oregon’s Adventure Coast (While Saving 15% on Lodging)!

Fri, Sep 22, 2023

Fri, Sep 22, 2023

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*Be it a weekend retreat, a week-long escapade or an extended stay, Oregon’s Adventure Coast promises unique experiences, awaiting your discovery. So, throw on a comfy jacket, pack some cozy sweaters, step into your beloved walking shoes, and gear up for a delightful autumn retreat in Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston!*...

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Why We Should Care About Estuaries Like South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Tue, Sep 12, 2023

Tue, Sep 12, 2023

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*In honor of National Estuaries Week (September 16-23, 2023), here are some interesting facts about South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (SSNERR) you might not know about.*...

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August 2023

Eight Fall Festivals You Have to See on Oregon’s Adventure Coast 

Wed, Aug 30, 2023

Wed, Aug 30, 2023

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Yes, we all love summer, but fall is also an optimal time to plan a getaway. During the autumn months, visitors often experience gorgeous weather (many locals refer to fall as the Oregon Coast’s “Second Summer”), smaller crowds, wide open beaches, and amazing fall festivals! Here are some fall festivals and events happening on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston to look out for this season!...

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And the Winners of the 2023 "Claw-some" Crab Cake Bake-Off Are.....

Wed, Aug 9, 2023

Wed, Aug 9, 2023

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Announcing the Results of the Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston Innaugural Crab Cake Baking Competition!...

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How to Enjoy Oregon’s Adventure Coast this Summer on a Budget

Thu, Aug 3, 2023

Thu, Aug 3, 2023

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You don’t need a lot of money to enjoy some of the best experiences on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. From free festivals and outdoor activities to discounted admission to local museums, there is a budget-friendly activity for everyone to enjoy. Here are tips to get the most out of the Oregon Coast this summer without breaking the bank....

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July 2023

Five Oregon’s Adventure Coast Trip Ideas for Outdoor Lovers

Sat, Jul 29, 2023

Sat, Jul 29, 2023

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With miles of beautiful coastline, lakes, rivers, sand dunes, lush forests, and more - there are endless options for outdoor fun on Oregon’s Adventure Coast! Whether it's hiking, biking, kayaking, beachcombing, fishing, crabbing, clamming or ATVing along the Oregon Dunes - Oregon’s Adventure Coast is the right place for outdoor adventures (indoors too!) Here are five trip ideas for anyone ready to get outdoors and play anytime of the year!...

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Oregon Coast Travel Tips for Circle the Bay 30K Visitors

Tue, Jul 25, 2023

Tue, Jul 25, 2023

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We are looking forward to welcoming hundreds of runners (and their cheering squads) from all over the region the weekend of August 12, 2023, who are competing in the Circle the Bay 30K. Once the run is over, stick around and experience more of what Oregon’s Adventure Coast has to offer! Here are some “do’s and don'ts” to help you enjoy the best of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, Oregon - whether it's your 1st visit to our area or the 100th....

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10 Reasons Why Shore Acres State Park is the “Jewel of the South Coast”

Tue, Jul 18, 2023

Tue, Jul 18, 2023

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Shore Acres State Park, just 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay, is considered among the best of coastal state parks by many visitors. The 745-acre park is often called the “jewel of the South Coast” and has unique features visitors will not see anywhere else....

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June 2023

Five Oregon's Adventure Coast Fishing Trip Ideas Anyone Can Enjoy

Fri, Jun 30, 2023

Fri, Jun 30, 2023

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Whether you’re looking for a fishing adventure for the very first time or the 1000th time, we are here to help you plan. In this post, we’ve put together some of our fishing trip ideas to help you create a custom itinerary and help you plan your next adventure....

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Countdown to the 2023 Annular Solar Eclipse!

Mon, Jun 26, 2023

Sky-watchers from all over the region can experience the annular solar eclipse (a.k.a. “Ring of Fire” event) on Oregon’s Adventure Coast at 9:18 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Here's what you need to know. ...

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Top Ten Things to Do in Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston This Summer

Mon, Jun 12, 2023

Mon, Jun 12, 2023

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Whatever brings you here this summer, we can all but guarantee you will find plenty of wonderful adventures to suit every preference: water activities, hiking, world-class fishing, crabbing, clamming, ATVing, biking, Vegas-style gaming and more! Here are the top rated activities to enjoy this summer in Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston (according to our visitors)....

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May 2023

Oregon’s Adventure Coast Comes Alive With the Sound of Music!

Wed, May 31, 2023

Wed, May 31, 2023

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Annual [Oregon Coast Music Festival](https://www.oregonsadventurecoast.com/event/annual-oregon-coast-music-festival/) fills the Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston Region with amazing music July 15-29, 2023!...

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Relax, Restore and Refresh With This Three-Days of Zen Itinerary 

Mon, May 22, 2023

Mon, May 22, 2023

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*Oregon’s Adventure Coast is a wonderful place to restore physical and mental wellness. Whether you prefer hiking, yoga, or simply sitting in a quiet spot, there is something for everyone here. *...

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Seven Reasons to Visit the Coos Bay-North Bend-Charleston Area This Summer 

Thu, May 11, 2023

Thu, May 11, 2023

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There Are Many Reasons to Join Us for an Epic Adventure this Summer, Here are Just a Few....

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April 2023

Claw Your Way to Victory in our "Claw-some" Crab Cake Bake-Off!

Fri, Apr 28, 2023

Fri, Apr 28, 2023

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*Enter our Innaugural Crab Cake Baking Competition for a Chance to Win an Epic 2-Night Stay on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston! *...

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Coos Bay Farmers Market Ready to Open 2023 Season on May 3rd!

Mon, Apr 24, 2023

Mon, Apr 24, 2023

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*Popular Farmers Market Returns to **Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston** for 2023!*...

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Five Iconic Lighthouses to Explore Near Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Wed, Apr 12, 2023

Wed, Apr 12, 2023

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Lighthouse hunting on Oregon’s Adventure Coast is an exciting and historic activity the whole family will enjoy. ...

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March 2023

Event Spotlight: High Tide Tattoo and Arts Festival April 28-30, 2023

Thu, Mar 23, 2023

Thu, Mar 23, 2023

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Three-day event features live tattoo demonstrations, art exhibits, vendors, and live music at Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park in North Bend, Oregon ...

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Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay is Back for Memorial Day 2023!

Tue, Mar 7, 2023

Tue, Mar 7, 2023

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Don’t Miss the Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, a popular “finger-lickin’ good” food festival, May 27-28, 2023!...

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February 2023

Oregon’s Adventure Coast Welcomes Back OSAA 3A State Basketball Championship Tournament March 2-4, 2023

Tue, Feb 28, 2023

Tue, Feb 28, 2023

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Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston Ready for Non-Stop State Basketball Action!...

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Exploring Oregon's Adventure Coast: Spring Break Fun in Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston

Wed, Feb 22, 2023

Wed, Feb 22, 2023

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Take a Break & Experience Family Friendly Fun this Spring on Oregon's Adventure Coast...

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Nineteen Romantic Date Ideas on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Fri, Feb 3, 2023

Fri, Feb 3, 2023

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Here are 19 ideas on how to impress your significant other on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleson. ...

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Shore Acres State Park Ranked One of the “100 Best” in the State for 2023 by Oregon Travelers

Thu, Feb 2, 2023

Thu, Feb 2, 2023

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Known as "the jewel of the South Coast", the ever-popular Shore Acres State Park ranks #23 on the Oregon Business 100 Best “Fan-Favorite'' Destinations in Oregon for 2023!...

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January 2023

Five Things to Expect in 2023 on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Wed, Jan 18, 2023

Wed, Jan 18, 2023

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Now that the sun has set on 2022, here are five things we're looking forward to on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston in 2023! ...

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How to Plan a Getaway on Oregon’s Adventure Coast in 2023

Thu, Jan 12, 2023

Thu, Jan 12, 2023

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Planning to Travel to Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston in 2023? Start Planning Your Time Off TODAY! ...

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South Coast Clambake Music Festival Returns in March of 2023

Wed, Jan 4, 2023

Wed, Jan 4, 2023

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At Last! The South Coast Clambake Music Festival is BACK to rock and roll Oregon's South Coast March 10 -12, 2023. ...

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Heading to the 2023 Charleston Crab Feed? Follow These Tips & Trip Ideas!

Mon, Jan 2, 2023

Mon, Jan 2, 2023

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Don’t Risk Missing Out on the Ultimate Oregon Coast Crab Experience! Get Your Tickets for the Charleston Crab Feed NOW! ...

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December 2022

Reasons to Visit Oregon’s Adventure Coast in the Off-Season

Mon, Dec 19, 2022

Mon, Dec 19, 2022

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If you have never visited Oregon's Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston during our “off-season”, you are missing out! Here are some of the many reasons to visit Oregon’s Adventure Coast this winter....

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North Bend Kicks Up the Holiday Spirit!

Wed, Dec 14, 2022

Wed, Dec 14, 2022

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New Ice Skating Rink and Holiday Traditions Put Downtown North Bend on the Map of Winter Destinations!...

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Oregon Whale Watch Week Returns to Oregon’s Adventure Coast!

Wed, Dec 7, 2022

Oregon Winter Whale Watch Week Returns December 28, 2022 – Sunday, January 1, 2023!...

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November 2022

Where to Eat Like a Local on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Wed, Nov 30, 2022

Wed, Nov 30, 2022

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When hunger strikes, here are some delicious dishes recommended by locals and experienced visitors. ...

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Coos Bay, Oregon Named Among 50 Best Places to Travel in 2023

Thu, Nov 17, 2022

Thu, Nov 17, 2022

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Online guide Travel Lemming names Coos Bay, Oregon to position #40 on its annual list of the world’s 50 best travel destinations. ...

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What is the Difference Between High Surf and King Tides?

Mon, Nov 14, 2022

Mon, Nov 14, 2022

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What are King Tides and do they cause High Surf conditions? Answers to these and many other common questions visitors have. ...

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Thu, Nov 3, 2022

Thu, Nov 3, 2022

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November is Native American Heritage Month and a golden opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and contributions made by Native Americans on both a local and national level....

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October 2022

Oregon’s Adventure Coast “Greatest Hits” Itinerary

Mon, Oct 31, 2022

Mon, Oct 31, 2022

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Keep reading for an itinerary featuring some of our “Greatest Hits” on Oregon’s Adventure Coast that every first-time (or second, third, fourth time) visitor should experience!...

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Holiday Magic & Fun on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Wed, Oct 26, 2022

Wed, Oct 26, 2022

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Six Unique Experiences on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Tue, Oct 18, 2022

Tue, Oct 18, 2022

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Oregon’s Adventure Coast is the perfect destination for visitors hoping to rediscover their adventurous side as they explore nature, wildlife, food, and culture. Here’s a list of unique experiences we don’t always highlight, but are here for visitors to enjoy any time of the year in Coos Bay, North Bend, and Charleston....

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Win a Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Weekend on Oregon’s Adventure Coast!

Wed, Oct 12, 2022

Wed, Oct 12, 2022

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Enter to win a Whiskey Run Mountain Biking Adventure with lodging, beer tasting, dinner, an expert tour with local guides, a fun pack and more!...

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September 2022

Featured Fall Adventure: A Hike on Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area

Fri, Sep 30, 2022

Fri, Sep 30, 2022

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Hiking Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, “a hidden gem” in our region, is high on our list of outdoor favorites. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your day! ...

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A Look Back at the Bay Area Fun Festival 2022 on Oregon’s Adventure Coast!

Mon, Sep 26, 2022

Mon, Sep 26, 2022

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The 2022 Bay Area Fun Festival (a.k.a. the last big party of the summer) in Coos Bay was one for the records! If you couldn’t make it this year, hope to see you next time (or sooner)! Here’s a recap on what you missed. ...

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park

Thu, Sep 22, 2022

Thu, Sep 22, 2022

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We Have Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About the NEW Timed Entry System for the 2022 Holiday Lights Display at Shore Acres State Park!...

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13 Reasons You’ll Want to Visit Oregon’s Adventure Coast This Fall

Mon, Sep 12, 2022

Mon, Sep 12, 2022

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Fall is undoubtedly one of the BEST times to visit the Oregon Coast! Here are 13 reasons you’ll want to visit Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston this fall....

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August 2022

Celebrate Tribal Culture at the Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration!

Tue, Aug 30, 2022

Tue, Aug 30, 2022

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Annual outdoor festival celebrating the culture and traditions of the Coquille Indian Tribe and other Pacific Northwest Tribes, will be back on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston September 10-11, 2022...

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Shore Acres State Park Holiday Lights Has New Timed Entry System for 2022!

Thu, Aug 4, 2022

Thu, Aug 4, 2022

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Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park will open this year Nov. 24-Dec. 31 with a new timed entry system for visitors to park their vehicles 4-9 p.m. A $5 vehicle parking ticket assigned to a date and entry time of the visitors’ choice is needed to enter the show....

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July 2022

Follow Our Summer Fishing Tips on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Tue, Jul 19, 2022

Tue, Jul 19, 2022

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Last month, we highlighted a variety of fishing styles to suit your preferences, lifestyle, skill level and time of the year you will be traveling. We’re following up on that piece with some smart and practical fishing tips to get the most out of your fishing trip....

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June 2022

27 Budget-Friendly Experiences to do on Oregon’s Adventure Coast This Summer

Wed, Jun 29, 2022

From free festivals and outdoor activities to free admission to local museums, there is a budget-friendly activity for everyone to enjoy on Oregon’s Adventure Coast. Here are some of our favorite budget-friendly ways to enjoy Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston for FREE (or really cheap)....

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What’s Your Ideal Oregon Coast Fishing Adventure?

Mon, Jun 20, 2022

Mon, Jun 20, 2022

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There are plenty of fish in the sea on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend & Charleston, and plenty of ways to catch them!...

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Celebrate Oregon State Parks on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Wed, Jun 1, 2022

Wed, Jun 1, 2022

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Our State Parks are a wonderful way to experience the best of the outdoors, especially on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston. We are fortunate to have THREE glorious state parks that offer our visitors the opportunity to experience pristine coastal forests, seasonal wildflowers, and spectacular ocean vistas from atop the rugged cliffs and headlands. ...

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May 2022

The Visitor Center Reopens at The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve!

Wed, May 25, 2022

Wed, May 25, 2022

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South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (SSNERR) Welcomes Back Visitors with Regular Hours, a New Exhibit, and a Calendar of Community Programs!...

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What's Blooming in Shore Acres State Park This Summer?

Fri, May 20, 2022

Fri, May 20, 2022

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There is literally something blooming in Shore Acres State Park every day of the year. The garden is beautiful any time of the year (especially when the Holiday Lights are on in November & December), but the glorious spring and summer blooms put on a dazzling show of their own. ...

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What’s Next on Oregon’s Adventure Coast? Looking Ahead to June 2022

Wed, May 11, 2022

Wed, May 11, 2022

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Things are beginning to look a lot more “normal” around here, and many event organizers have decided that it’s time to gather once more. You can always go to our Events Page & Calendar to get the latest information, but we’ve compiled some highlights happening next month on Oregon’s Adventure Coast to help you plan your ideal adventure....

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April 2022

Fourteen Ways to Celebrate Our Beautiful Planet on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Wed, Apr 20, 2022

Wed, Apr 20, 2022

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In honor of Earth Day, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite ways to celebrate the earth and its many treasures on Oregon’s Adventure Coast. ...

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For the Love of BBQ! We’re So Ready for the Return of BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay

Thu, Apr 14, 2022

Thu, Apr 14, 2022

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BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park will be back May 28-29, 2022! That’s right, 2 days of non-stop fun, music, craft brews and of course, delicious finger-lickin’-lip-smackin’ BBQ are just weeks away! After a 2 year hiatus, we’re so ready for the return of this beloved event! ...

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March 2022

Taste, Create and Explore Your Way Through Oregon’s Adventure Coast May 6 – 8, 2022

Tue, Mar 29, 2022

Tue, Mar 29, 2022

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The South Coast Culture Tour is a series of curated experiences designed to take you on a journey to taste, create, & explore Oregon’s South Coast. Here are some highlights of the South Coast Culture Tour in happening in Coos County May 6 – 8, 2022....

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Thanks for the Memories #3ACoosBay & #4ACoosBay!

Thu, Mar 17, 2022

Thu, Mar 17, 2022

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It was non-stop basketball action on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston with back-to-back OSAA State Championships! ...

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Find Your Inner Zen on an Oregon’s Adventure Coast Girlfriend’s Getaway

Thu, Mar 10, 2022

Thu, Mar 10, 2022

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Gather Your Girlfriends for Three Days of Adventure & Zen on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston...

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February 2022

The Washed Ashore Project Coming To Coos Bay!

Mon, Feb 28, 2022

Mon, Feb 28, 2022

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Since opening in 2010, thousands of residents and visitors of Oregon’s Adventure Coast have experienced the Washed Ashore Project, one of the most powerful and captivating community-driven art projects in the country. You can imagine our joy when we learned that the organization plans to expand the exhibit to a waterfront facility here in Coos Bay (details coming soon)!...

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Ready for the 2022 OSAA 3A & 4A Basketball State Tournaments!

Tue, Feb 15, 2022

Tue, Feb 15, 2022

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We are looking forward to pulling out all the stops and welcoming the OSAA 3A Basketball State Tournament AND the Class 4A Basketball State Tournament event next month! ...

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Sixteen Date Night (or Day) Ideas on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Fri, Feb 4, 2022

Fri, Feb 4, 2022

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Here are 16 ideas on how to impress your significant other on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleson. ...

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January 2022

Gear Up for Year-Round Mountain Biking on the Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails!

Sat, Jan 15, 2022

Sat, Jan 15, 2022

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Gear Up for Year-Round Mountain Biking on the Whiskey Run Mountain Bike Trails!...

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December 2021

What is the Difference Between High Surf and King Tides?

Mon, Dec 20, 2021

Mon, Dec 20, 2021

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What are King Tides and do they cause High Surf conditions? Answers to these and many other common questions visitors have. ...

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What to Pack for a Winter Getaway on Oregon's Adventure Coast

Mon, Dec 13, 2021

Mon, Dec 13, 2021

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If you’re thinking about a winter getaway on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston, you’re not alone. The key to enjoying your adventure is to pack smart and plan ahead. Here’s a packing list of Oregon Coast travel essentials to help you get the most out of your winter vacation!...

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November 2021

Spotlight on the Coquille Indian Tribe & Native American Heritage Month

Mon, Nov 22, 2021

Mon, Nov 22, 2021

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For Native American Heritage Month, we're honoring the heritage and culture of the Coquille Indian Tribe (pronounced “ko-kwel”), their past, present and the many contributions they have made to this region throughout history. ...

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October 2021

Answers to Our Most Frequently Asked Questions About Winter Storm Watching

Thu, Oct 28, 2021

Thu, Oct 28, 2021

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The magnificent waves resulting from winter storms over the Pacific Ocean put on quite a show, sometimes soaring up to 300 feet when they crash into the rugged coastline. We get a lot of questions about storm watching season, so in this post, we’ll address some of our commonly asked questions....

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22 Things to Do this Fall on Oregon’s Adventure Coast!

Tue, Oct 5, 2021

Tue, Oct 5, 2021

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Multiple properties on Oregon’s Adventure Coast are offering 15% off your hotel stay now through November 30, 2021, when you stay for 2 nights. Whether you plan to stay for a weekend, a week, or even longer, you will find plenty of wonderful adventures that you can’t find anywhere else...

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September 2021

Kindness and Gratitude for Frontline Workers on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

Wed, Sep 22, 2021

Wed, Sep 22, 2021

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Most of us can agree that the last 18+ months have been an emotional roller coaster with plenty of frustration, anxiety, hope, disappointment and heartbreak. And now that the mask mandates are back in place, frontline workers are once again encountering frustration and hostility from visitors - not only on Oregon’s Adventure Coast, but throughout the country. Our hospitality workers are eager to serve you — but have a tough job ahead of them. So please keep them in mind, and include a little extra gratitude with your gratuity....

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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 on Oregon’s Adventure Coast: Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston

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

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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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

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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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

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

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

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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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

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Fri, Oct 23, 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

Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Mon, Aug 10, 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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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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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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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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January 2020

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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May 2018

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Five Fantastical Fall Adventures to Enjoy on Oregon’s Adventure Coast

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