Bandon Boardwalk Art Show

The boardwalk along the Coquille River is looking particularly colorful lately, thanks to an unusual, annual art show featuring local and regional artists. Neat, but how original is that, really? you might ask. Many things make the Bandon Boardwalk Art Show unique. Every year since 2002, this particular show is installed al fresco on the […]

Kids Activities in Bandon, OR

Add Your Heading Text Here Bandon is a place the entire family can enjoy, and kids find particular pleasure in some of the things it has to offer. For a mellow day in town, kids have a great time prowling the streets of Old Town and shopping in the many gift stores and candy shops.  The […]

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 […]

South Coast Folk Society

With its frequent theater productions, art shows, and musical performances, the South Coast is without a doubt a center of culture for Southern Oregon, and the South Coast Folk Society, an all-volunteer, nonprofit educational organization, helps make up the depth of culture. The South Coast Folk Society is dedicated to the preservation, study, teaching, enjoyment, […]

Windsurfing and Kiteboarding in Bandon

The sports of windsurfing and kiteboarding have been around much longer than most people realize, but are recently rapidly gaining popularity, and they are accessible to more than just an elite few. The Bandon area with its mild climate, beautiful scenery, and relatively reliable wind draw windsurfers and kiters of all levels, from the beginners […]

Meet Kelly Oney of The Wool Company

One of the first local businesses one sees when coming into Bandon from the north is the cozy Wool Company, owned and operated by Gregg and Kelly Oney. Before coming to Bandon, the Oneys had a nice life in Adin, a small town in northeast California. Kelly was a school librarian and computer teacher, and […]

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% […]

Hiking the Bandon Dunes Trails

Hikers, runners and cross country skiers often complain that private golf courses take great land they could be using and then ban them from using it. Lucky for them (this hiker included), Bandon Dunes is no ordinary golf resort. With its stunning views, respected caddie program, restaurants and lounges, and challenging courses and elements, Bandon […]

The Bandon History Museum

There are many wonderful things to do in Bandon, some indulgent like a tasty meal at Pacific Blues, some like an educational tour of Washed Ashore, some active like hiking, biking, or horseback riding, and some cultural like a play at the Bandon Playhouse. One of the most interesting, and perhaps one of the most important for understanding Bandon and its […]