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Local Spotlight: Linda Prefontaine of Tour de Pre

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!

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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Meet Mark Mattecheck, Owner of North Bend Lanes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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Sample Itinerary: Seven Things to in Charleston, Oregon

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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Spotlight on Bastendorff Beach

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

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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How to Find an Epic View of the Cape Arago Lighthouse

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

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

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Thu, Jan 26, 2017

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

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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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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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