Bandon Oregon Activities, Arts, & Lifestyle

More and more seniors are traveling the world.  These days, Grandma and Grandpa are doing much more than just driving a few hours to see family.  They are going to exotic and far-off destinations such as Alaska and Hawaii and all throughout Europe, Asia and...

Bandon is extremely fortunate to have a cycling master as one of its residents.  Karl Maxon, owner of South Coast Bicycles and Bandon’s bike supplier and caretaker, has made cycling his life for many years.  Originally a distance runner, he moved from Eureka, California to...

Christmas, for many, is indeed “the most wonderful time of the year.”  It makes us smile just to think about green Christmas trees, colored lights, cooking, and family.  It’s a time we give to and express our care for each other, family and strangers alike. ...

Owners of the Sea Star Bistro in Old Town Bandon, Degan and Lori Parker grew up in small towns in Oregon and California.  Having vacationed at the southern Oregon coast, Lori always loved Bandon and was excited to move there with her husband and son. ...

In part 2 of the Vacation Rental Home Series, we have put together a few tips that will help you in your quest to purchase the perfect vacation rental home. Location, Location, Location This is real estate we’re talking about, so the location x 3 rule still...

With concerns about saving natural resources, many people are thinking about ways to use less and conserve more, and the added bonus to saving natural resources is saving money.  One of the easiest ways to conserve natural and financial resources is to use water wisely. ...

Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us!  In the midst of shopping, cooking, baking, traveling and entertaining, don’t forget to slow down a bit and participate in some of the wonderful local activities and events going on for the next several weeks. ...

Owner, manager, cook, waiter, and entertainer of patrons Jason Tree started Pacific Blues restaurant in 1996 as a place to serve wine and beer by the glass with hors d’oeuvres for snacking.  As customers returned regularly and expressed a desire for more of his culinary...

Anyone with a small nest egg they’d like to grow is looking for wise investing strategies, and many are considering purchasing a second home to double as a vacation home and an income-producing vacation rental.  The stock market goes up and down, but people will...

I came to Bandon in February, 2014 to look for an apartment after my husband and I decided we would make the move to the coast.  I stayed at the Table Rock Hotel for a week and tried to get a sense of what it...

The morning of my conversation with John and Peggi Towne, owners of the Olde Towne Seafood & Market and managers of the Bandon Farmers’ Market, John was not actually there.  He was finishing up some crabbing he had done that morning.  When he joined Peggi...

For fantastic furry fun, come join Bandon's dogs and their people this Saturday, October 25 at the 3rd annual Barktoberfest fundraiser, an Animal Shelter Aide event, happening at the Bandon True Value on Highway 101, outdoors in their fenced and landscaped yard. Barktoberfest, benefiting the Coos County Animal Shelter,...