Farm & Sea & Family

Add Your Heading Text Here Driving slowly past Bandon’s charming harbor and Old Town restaurants and shops, I can make out the tall green industrial building on the Coquille River up ahead. For decades it was a successful processing plant for locally caught seafood. Today it is the home of Lori Osborne’s Farm & Sea […]

5 Benefits of Living in a Coastal Community

Living in a coastal community in Southern Oregon can be an idyllic and exhilarating experience. The endless blue of the Pacific Ocean, combined with the eclectic communities that dot the coast, make this region a highly desirable place to call home. Here are 5 benefits of living in a coastal community (although there are so […]

Bandon, The Cranberry Capital of the World

It may surprise some to learn that Bandon, with its temperate climate and crashing surf, is an ideal place for growing cranberries, and it has grown to a center of production since the berries were first commercially grown here in the 1890’s. In fact, today these cranberries make up approximately 95% of Oregon’s and 5% […]

A Dozen Things to do on a Rainy Day in Bandon

The winter rain on Oregon’s South Coast is a bit of a mixed blessing. We love the fact that it means green trees and plants and that it secures our water sources, but it also means many of our outdoor activities become a little less comfortable. Don’t despair, though. It may be a rainy day, […]

Good Earth Community Garden

As the weather turns from winters harshness to more springs mild sun, many Bandon residents are starting their work in the Good Earth Community Garden. Nestled in a residential neighborhood, it’s not in plain view of the town, but the garden and the organization have had quite an impact. The purposes of the Good Earth Community Garden […]

The Holidays in Bandon

Bandon is a small town, but certainly not a sleepy one, and this holiday season is proof. Saturday was a busy day for our fair town and included an artist reception, a nog walk/cider stroll, the annual Lighted Christmas Parade, and the opening night of The Nutcracker. The afternoon got started with a reception for […]

The Four Seasons in Bandon

Some joke that the Oregon rainy season begins in September and lasts until July. Others say that there are really only two seasons – rain and summer. The truth, however, is much different than what people say with their tongues in their cheeks. There are four distinct seasons in Bandon that are all enjoyable. Each […]

Meet The Gants of Bandon Rain Cider Company

There is something delicious happening in Bandon. Something sweet, but not too sweet; something tart, but not too tart; something steeped in family history and tradition yet on the cutting edge. Gary and Karen Gant, and their son and daughter-in-law Trevor and Mary Gant, have put their heads and fruits together to develop the best […]

The Ultimate Winter Road Trip Along The Southern Oregon Coast

Winter is a season of quiet beauty and stark contrasts along the Southern Oregon Coast. As the crowds thin out, the coastline takes on a serene atmosphere, making it an ideal time for a road trip. Here’s your guide to an unforgettable winter journey along this scenic stretch of the Pacific Northwest. Start: Brookings Begin […]

Southern Oregon Coast Winter Activities: Embrace the Charm of the Off-Season

When it comes to experiencing the raw beauty and tranquility of the Pacific Northwest, there’s no place quite like the Southern Oregon Coast. Sure, summer may be the most popular time to visit, but winter brings a unique charm that’s equally enchanting. From Bandon to Brookings, Coos Bay to Florence, and every charming town in between, the region offers a variety […]