Blog Archive: Local Love

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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Whale Watching

Posted by TravelCoosBay on December 3, 2015

Planning to take some time off for the holidays? We highly recommend adding a Whale Watching Trip on the Oregon Coast this year. It’s the perfect way to cap off 2015 while experiencing a fantastic learning opportunity for the whole family.…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on November 10, 2015

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year….” Ask anyone who has visited Oregon’s South Coast during the holiday season, and they will probably tell you this season is pure magic. There is truly something festive in the…

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Holiday Shopping Oregon Coast

Posted by TravelCoosBay on November 3, 2015

See what Oregon’s Adventure Coast has to offer this gift giving this season. There’s no rule that says you have to wait until “Black Friday” to find great deals on amazing holiday gifts. There are a bounty of holiday treasures…

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Posted by Director on October 15, 2015

A treasure trove of beautiful antiques and collectibles are waiting to be discovered on Oregon’s South Coast. There is a reason why antique and treasure hunters head to the coast so frequently. The Coos Bay area has a rich and unique history,…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on September 15, 2015

What: Octoberfish 2015 Where: Cape Arago Hwy & Seven Devils Road Charleston, OR 97420 When: Friday, October 2nd – Sunday October 4th What began as a small celebration of local culture, art, people, history and music has grown into a…

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Steve Prefontaine

Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 31, 2015

“A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways as they’re capable of understanding.”- Steve Prefontaine One of Coos Bay’s favorite sons, international track star and running legend Steve…

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Salmon Festival

Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 12, 2015

If you love Salmon as much as we do, September is a great time to travel to Oregon’s South Coast! Not only is Chinook Salmon season at it’s peak, there will be 2 events celebrating salmon the 2nd weekend in September. “For me, one…

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Posted by TravelCoosBay on August 6, 2015

You’ve hear that old saying, “The best things in life are free…” and it’s true!  Some of our favorite attractions and most treasured resources here on Oregon’s South Coast are completely free of charge or very…

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Oregon's Adventure Coast

Posted by TravelCoosBay on July 19, 2015

Summer Festival Round Up: Charleston Seafood Festival, Blackberry Arts Festival, Mill Luck Salmon Celebration, Bay Area Fun Festival and more! It’s nearly August, but we’re just getting started here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast! …

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Oregon Coast Saltwater Fishing

Posted by TravelCoosBay on June 29, 2015

There are plenty of fish in the sea! You may have heard, but fishing is in no short supply here on Oregon’s Adventure Coast. It’s no wonder, since Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston has a bounty of incredible fishing options! Summer is…

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