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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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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Posted by TravelCoosBay on July 31, 2014

Does a day of Pacific Northwest kayak fishing sound like heaven to you? Enter the annual Sunset Bay Angler Of The Day Kayak Fishing Challenge, a Kayak only fishing competition, for a chance to win a beautiful new Hobie Outback Mirage Drive Kayak…

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Charleston Seafood Festival

Posted by TravelCoosBay on July 28, 2014

The Charleston Volunteer Firefighters invite you to celebrate the harvest from the sea August 9-10, 2014 August is right around the corner and you know what that means!! It is time to make your plans to attend the one and only Charleston Seafood…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on July 19, 2014

You’ve been hearing us talk a lot about the internationally renowned Oregon Coast Music Festival happening now through July 26, 2014. You probably already know the festival features high-caliber musicians from all over the country bringing a…

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Oregon Coast Music Association

Posted by TravelCoosBay on July 14, 2014

The 36th annual Oregon Coast Music Festival is in full swing, but it’s not too late get your tickets and book your trip so you too can enjoy what this popular festival has to offer. This week, concert goers are enjoying everything from Big…

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Hiking Oregon Coast

Posted by TravelCoosBay on June 27, 2014

It doesn’t matter how outdoorsy you are, anyone can find a way to take in the fresh air and explore the natural surroundings here on the Southern Oregon Coast. In fact, there are too many hiking trails in our area for us to list in this post!…

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