Trip Ideas

North Bend

Activities: Eat & Drink, Fairs & Festivals

I’m an Oregon girl, but I’m also married to a man from Kansas City, which means BBQ holds a special place in my heart. So when I was invited to be a guest judge at the annual BBQ, Blues & Brews by the Bay in North Bend, I didn’t hesitate…

Winter steelhead fishing and clamming are popular winter activities on the Oregon Coast, but it doesn’t end there. Watch waves crashing at Shore Acres, visit museums or catch a show at a local theater, tackle the Oregon Dunes or roll the dice…

Activities: Beach, Dunes, Eat & Drink

The towns of Coos Bay, North Bend and Charleston, located on Highway 101 in the southern part of the state, are called “Oregon’s Adventure Coast” for a reason. Surrounded by thick forests and perched on an ocean bay, Coos Bay is the gateway to…

Activities: Culture & Museums, Historical, Walking & Hiking

BRIEF HISTORY OF NORTH BEND Asa Simpson – sea captain, shipbuilder, lumber- man – built a sawmill and shipyard in the mid 1850’s at the north bend of the Coos Bay. Most famous of the 55 vessels built here (1858-1903) was the Western Shore,…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Lake, river and stream fishing are popular pursuits. Early summer and late fall salmon runs offer the best chances for a great catch and hearty sportsmen will enjoy the challenges of winter steelhead fishing. For the most updated fishing information…

Activities: Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming

Throughout the year low tides provide access to a bountiful resource; clams. A clam-digging adventure on the tidelands of Coos Bay can result in a tasty treat whether served in chowder, steamed or fried. The most common varieties found around the…

Activities: ATVing & Motorsports, Dunes

The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area is the largest expanse of coastal sand dunes in North America and it is like no place on earth. The majestic dunes are one of our favorite attractions on the Southern Oregon Coast because they give…

Activities: ATVing & Motorsports, Dunes, Eat & Drink, Fishing, Crabbing & Clamming, State Parks & National Lands

Early in 2011, we hosted our Chowder Bounty Travel Correspondent winner for a weekend of fun. Her job was to show up, have a great time, and share her experience. We hope her trip will inspire you to find your adventure here!

Activities: Beach, Eat & Drink

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