North Bend is named to reflect its geographic location as it is situated on the north bend of the bay. Originally named Yarrow, the community was founded in 1863 by Thomas Symons and later purchased by Louis Simpson in 1902. He merged Yarrow with “Old Town” a mill site owned by his father Asa and renamed the area North Bend in 1903.
Today North Bend is home to 9,789 people and proudly boasts Oregon Coast’s only airport, the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (airport code: OTH), Oregon Coast’s largest enclosed shopping mall, Pony Village Mall, and the historic McCullough Bridge. You’ll also find Horsfall Beach and the North Spit, named as one of Sunset Magazine’s top ten beach strolls in the western region, and the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, home of the towering 500 foot sand dunes and some of the most amazing ATV and off-roading opportunities to be found. Stop by our North Bend Information Center to pick up a walking map of the area to explore our historic points of interest.
Explore our Coos Bay & North Bend Downtown Walking Maps by clicking here. Find a mapped list of restaurants, public spaces, retail and entertainment, in our walkable downtowns.
This beautiful section of the Oregon coastline is known as Oregon’s Adventure Coast for several reasons and when you arrive in the area, you will easily see why. Check out more information below to see what makes each of our towns unique.
A stroll through Coos Bay shows the merging of past and present. Historic buildings dot the landscape along with a wide array of restaurants, unique shops, museums and more.
A quaint fishing village with a bustling marina, Charleston hosts the freshest seafood around. It is also the entry point to some of the finest beaches and scenery in the whole Pacific Northwest.