The Ghost Tree Grill at Bandon Dunes

The Ghost Tree Grill at Bandon Dunes Bandon Dunes, a name synonymous with world-class golf, has added a new gem to its crown – the Ghost Tree Grill. This Pacific Northwest inspired steakhouse and raw bar is the latest addition to the resort’s already excellent array of restaurants. Last night was our 4th visit to […]

Bandon Boardwalk Art Show

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 […]

Kids Activities in Bandon, OR

Activities for Kids in Bandon, OR 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.  […]

Farm & Sea & Family

Farm & Sea & Family 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

Five 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 […]

South Coast Folk Society

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 […]

Windsurfing and Kiteboarding in Bandon

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 […]

Meet Kelly Oney of The Wool Company

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 […]

Bandon, The Cranberry Capital of the World

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 […]

Hiking the Bandon Dunes Trails

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 […]