Bandon Oregon Activities, Arts, & Lifestyle

One does not need to travel far to find quality hikes in and around Bandon.  Whether you’re looking for a short stroll, a multi-day backpack trip or something in between, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for.  Hiking in the area is a wonderful...

One of the must-stop spots in Old Town Bandon is the Washed Ashore Exhibit Gallery in the Harbortown Event Center.  Washed Ashore is a community-based nonprofit founded by artist Angela Pozzi and uses art to educate people about the problem of trash in our oceans. Finding...

When people start talking about renewable energy or green energy, they typically bring up solar panels.  We picture them in our minds, big black shiny panels on the tops of homes that somehow magically change the sunlight into electricity.  We are pretty sure that once...

Have you always dreamed of riding a horse along the ocean at sunset?  Are you looking to give your kids or grandkids a unique and fun beach experience? Is horseback riding on the beach on your bucket list?  If so, you’ll find what you’re looking...

You have spent a lot of years saving for retirement, and you want to make sure your money goes as far as possible.  At the same time, you want to enjoy your retirement years, and many enjoyable activities require that you spend some of that...

The Face Rock Creamery may be a relatively new business, but it is part of an old and integral tradition in Bandon.  Cheese has been an important part of the town's history since the 19th century; the industry even survived two major fires in 1914 and...

After much thought and planning, you have decided to purchase a vacation rental home, you carefully chose the home, and you furnished it with all the necessary amenities.  You are finally ready to have future guests calling and filling up your calendar.  The next step...

From “Anything Goes” to “South Pacific” to “Steel Magnolias” to “Grease,” the Bandon Playhouse has been entertaining audiences with a wide variety of dramas, comedies, variety shows and musicals for nearly 40 years. I recently had the pleasure of talking with Ron and Kathie Lecce.  Ron...

You may have seen a number of notices lately in the Coffee Break calling for volunteers in a wide variety of areas.  This winter might be a perfect time for you to take your extra time and your talent and donate it to a worthy...

Vacation is supposed to be a time of relaxation and enjoyment, but sometimes the stress can overwhelm us to the point where we need a vacation from our vacation!  In this second installment of the Travel Tips for Seniors series, we will discuss ways to...

Tucked into the Floras Creek Valley near the community of Langlois, about 14 miles south of Bandon, is the 90 acre Valley Flora Farm run by Betsy Harrison and her two daughters Abby and Zoe. Valley Flora is a diversified family farm growing a huge...

Many vacation rental owners attempt to reduce their costs by reducing the extra amenities available to renters, but this can backfire as they find they have fewer bookings and fewer repeat guests. When asking yourself what amenities you should offer to your guests, think about your...