Bandon Oregon Activities, Arts, & Lifestyle

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 course. With its stunning views, respected caddie program,...

Many have walked Bandon’s beach and taken in its beauty: towering sea stacks, perfect sand, ever-changing skies, crashing waves, and talkative birds.  Not everyone, however, has been lucky enough to be rounding the point under the Face Rock Viewpoint when Denny Dyke and his wife...

Those that think there’s nothing going on in Bandon sure weren’t around for the 4th of July weekend!  Residents and tourists alike were out in masse to participate in all the exciting and fun events that spanned the three days.  The weather was beautiful and...

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...

Many people who choose to move to Bandon come from the dry and/or densely populated areas in California, Arizona, Nevada, and the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Seeking freedom from extreme temperatures, drought, population crush, noise, traffic and an overwhelmingly fast pace of life, many folks...

There are many wonderful things to do in Bandon, some indulgent like a tasty meal at Pacific Blues, some educational like a 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...

The latest art exhibit at the Bandon Library Art Gallery is titled MOSAIC: Dreaming in Glass and Stone.  The first exhibit of its kind in Bandon, it runs during the month of June and is open to the public, as are all of the exhibits...

Bandon Mercantile and its owners, Ed and Beth Wood, are fixtures on Highway 101 just on the edge of Old Town.  This spring marks 30 years that they have been supplying Bandon with items that just can’t be found elsewhere in town, and Ed and Beth are inviting...

Every year, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley commits to visiting each of Oregon’s 36 counties and holding a Town Hall.  Bandon was honored to host this year’s Coos County’s Town Hall on Wednesday where about 140 community members came to ask Senator Merkley questions and give...

As we know, Bandon is a unique and special place.  Not only do we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (#85 of 100, according to CNN) but we also have some of the most interesting, most community-minded people on the south...

Bandon’s Blessing of the Fleet ceremony happened Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at the Port’s launch parking lot to remember and honor those who were lost at sea, those who make their livings on the sea, and all veterans. The ceremony was officiated by Father Robert...