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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Posted by TravelCoosBay on October 20, 2016

There is no place better to capture the holiday spirit at the brightest and most beautiful place on the West Coast. Ready for some holiday magic? Who isn’t? We are counting down the days until the Holiday Lights at Shore Acres State Park…

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Photo Source Rhonda Spangler

Posted by TravelCoosBay on October 6, 2016

Did you know that Fall is one of the BEST times to visit the Oregon Coast? In case you haven’Autumn is so lovely in fact, many of our locals refer to it as the Oregon Coast’s “Second Summer”. A few of the perks of traveling…

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Situated in one of the most scenic areas on the Oregon coast, Sunset Bay State Park features beautiful sandy beaches protected by towering sea cliffs.

Posted by TravelCoosBay on September 20, 2016

We understand that for many travelers, budgets are tight. Really tight. But that does not mean you can’t take a fun trip to the coast this fall! Some of the best destinations and activities on Oregon’s Adventure Coast can be experienced…

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National Estuaries Week is September 17-24 Visit the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve: SSNERR is one of our most precious coastal resources. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Interpretive Center Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm, and explore the trails open everyday from dawn to dusk. Join a South Slough interpreter and venture into the reserve in search of winged wildlife the first Saturday of each month.

Posted by TravelCoosBay on September 15, 2016

National Estuaries Week, a celebration of estuaries like our own South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (SSNERR), kicks off this week. This year’s National Estuaries Week will be observed September 17th-24th and provides a great…

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"Music on The Bay" is a Non-Profit Corporation bringing musical excellence to the Bay Area, along southern Oregon's coast.

Posted by TravelCoosBay on September 12, 2016

Fall is one of our favorite times of year here on the southern Oregon coast. Not only do we have fabulous festivals and events happening almost every weekend, Coos Bay visitors and residents are treated to fabulous free musical entertainment every…

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Steve Prefontaine Quotes

Posted by TravelCoosBay on September 5, 2016

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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Golden and Silver Falls Oregon

Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 25, 2016

Looking to update your portfolio and beef up your Instagram? Perhaps you’re just looking for some stunning scenery to capture in some timeless shots. No matter your goal and experience level, the Coos Bay area has the perfect backdrop for a…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 16, 2016

Much like the Salmon returns upstream, the Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration returns each year to the Mill Casino in North Bend on Friday, September 10th to Sunday, September 11th, 2016.  The annual Salmon Bake Dinner (ticketed event) is among the…

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Photographer: bill grami

Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 11, 2016

September is just around the corner and everyone’s talking about Cruz the Coos, now presented by The Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club!  The event is one of the premiere vintage car cruises and show ‘n shines on the Oregon coast and part…

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Bay Area Fun Festival

Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 8, 2016

Can you ever really have too much fun? We don’t think so!  We hope you’ll join us in Downtown Coos Bay for a weekend of pure entertainment and joy when The Bay Area Fun Festival returns September 17th-18th, 2016. Wrap up summer at our…

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