Welcome to the Official Blog for The Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau! We believe there is no place like the Oregon Coast and want to share stories, events, photos and more information in our blog.

We have world class fishing, dunes, beaches, hiking trails, bird watching, gardens, unique gift, craft and antique shops, casinos, music, museums- and more. The Oregon’s Adventure Coast is an all season destination, with surprises and memories around every turn. We have a variety of fun itineraries, and offer oodles of other great ideas for your next adventure!

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Shore Acres Holiday Lights

Posted by oregonkat on October 14, 2014

  The brightest and most beautiful place on the West Coast shines as brightly as ever in 2013. Shore Acres State Park off Cape Arago Hwy south of Charleston will celebrate their 28th annual Holiday Lights display! This has become one of our…

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Halloween 2014 Coos Bay, North Bend, Charleston Oregon

Posted by TravelCoosBay on October 8, 2014

Creepers Jeepers! From Pumpkin Patches to Spooky Ghosts, Oregon’s Adventure Coast Knows How to Celebrate Halloween! One of our favorite things about autumn on the coast is celebrating all things spooky every October.  Whether it’s trick…

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Coos Bay Boat Building Center

Posted by TravelCoosBay on September 30, 2014

“The Mission of the Coos Bay Boat Building Center is to honor and extend the maritime heritage of Coos Bay established by all of our ancestors by perpetuating the craft of building wooden boats….Join others learning or teaching skills in…

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Clam Digging Oregon Coast

Posted by TravelCoosBay on September 25, 2014

Don’t Be Afraid to Try a Clamming Adventure!  We’ve Got Tips, Video Tutorials and Recipes to Help! Clam digging or “clamming” is one of the most popular outdoor activities on the Oregon Coast because the reward is a tasty…

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Tales From the Empty Nest

Posted by TravelCoosBay on September 22, 2014

Our guest post this month comes to us from Mandy Gauldin, author of Tales from the Empty Nest, a travel blog that chronicles the adventures and the ups and downs of life after kids. Mandy recently spent time on the Southern Oregon Coast and gave us…

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Steve Prefontaine Quotes

Posted by TravelCoosBay on September 5, 2014

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

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Octoberfish 2014

Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 28, 2014

What: Octoberfish Where: Cape Arago Hwy & Seven Devils Road Charleston, OR 97420 When: October 3-5, 2014 Octoberfish is just around the corner, and this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever! What began as a small celebration of…

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Dredge Spoil Islands at South Slough

Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 25, 2014

The South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (SSNERR) is one of our most precious coastal resources. Established in 1974, SSNERR is dedicated to improving the understanding and stewardship of Pacific Northwest estuaries and coastal…

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Journey Planning

Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 18, 2014

So, you’ve booked your accommodations, mapped out your route, and are heading for the Southern Oregon Coast…welcome! Between Charleston, North Bend, and Coos Bay, there’s no limit to the fun you can have. Fishing, hiking, shopping, dining,…

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Oregon Coast Summer

Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 12, 2014

Like all good things, the summer is coming to an end.  Have you accomplished everything on your summer bucket list? If the answer is no, don’t worry.  There is plenty of time to enjoy all there is to do on the South Coast, in fact, some…

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