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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Clamming Coos Bay

Posted by TravelCoosBay on April 14, 2015

Mucky mucks If the world is an oyster, Coos Bay is its clam. The guy standing in front of Basin Tackle has a fleshy slab of clam meat in one hand and a wet knife in the other. He’s Rob, the owner, and he’s a wealth of information for visitors…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on April 9, 2015

Come to Coos Bay for the 37th Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival, July 11-25, 2015 ~ The Best Orchestra You’ve Never Heard! Oregon Coast Music Festival – The Phoenix Symphony from Travis Cooper. We cannot wait to welcome back the many…

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Tall Ships Coos Bay 2015

Posted by TravelCoosBay on April 4, 2015

Don’t miss our annual celebration of Coos Bay’s rich maritime and cultural history during “Tall Ship Days”! Visitors can tour the beautiful Lady Washington and it’s companion, the Hawaiian Chieftain at the City Dock, 200 S.…

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Oregon Coast Clamming

Posted by TravelCoosBay on March 30, 2015

Thanks to Daylight Savings Time, Oregon Coast residents and visitors get an extra hour of low tides during daylight which is great for clamming! The South Oregon coast, home to numerous bays, is the ideal destination for recreational diggers and we…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on March 27, 2015

Who’s ready for summer? We sure are! Here on Oregon’s South Coast, we know how to kick off summer the right way! The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park is hosting the 4th Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay May 22-24, 2015 (Memorial…

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Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery

Posted by TravelCoosBay on March 18, 2015

Wanna know a secret? The historic cemeteries located throughout Coos County tell the stories of the fascinating people and history of our region. With nearly 100 documented cemeteries in Coos County, there is no shortage of secrets from the past to…

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Shore Acres Blooms

Posted by TravelCoosBay on March 5, 2015

While the rest of the country was shivering with record temperatures and snowstorms this winter, Mother Nature treated us to a number of balmy 60 degree days and sunshine here on the Southern Oregon coast. We also had plenty of days to watch the…

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Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery Hilltop

Posted by TravelCoosBay on February 28, 2015

To understand and appreciate the present, we sometimes need to explore the past. From the first settlement established at Empire City in 1853 to the bustling heart of a water-dependent community (then called Marshfield), Coos County is rich with…

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Whale watching

Posted by TravelCoosBay on February 16, 2015

In just a few weeks, an estimated 18,000 migrating gray whales will begin their northbound journey to Alaska and visitors will have the chance see them as they pass the Oregon Coast. As they make their way back to the feeding grounds off the shores…

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Ahh Shucks Oyster Feed

Posted by TravelCoosBay on February 15, 2015

We hope you will join us Saturday, April 25, 2015 as locals and visitors gather together to celebrate our love for Oregon oysters at the Ahh Shucks! Oyster Feed. Oysters have been enjoyed on the Oregon Coast for generations. We have a long history…

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