Bandon Oregon Activities, Arts, & Lifestyle

As the weather turns from winter’s harshness to more spring’s mild sun, many Bandon residents are starting their work in the Good Earth Community Garden.  Nestled in a residential neighborhood, it’s not in plain view of the town, but the garden and the organization have...

It’s a fairly undisputed fact that Bandon has one of the top golf courses in the world.  Bandon Dunes is lauded for its rugged and beautiful setting, its similarities to links courses in Scotland, and the challenging holes that keep golfers on their toes.  It’s...

Oregon's public beaches are some of the things that make Oregon great, but they were not always open to everyone. If sight of sand and sky and sea has given respite from your daily cares, then pause to thank Oswald West former governor of Oregon (1911-1915). ...

Writer/poet, dancer, music producer, and photographer Jan Cedras Ayers and her husband Ken Ayers have teamed up for the most recent art show at the Bandon Library Art Gallery.  The title of the show is “Bronze” and includes Ken’s bronze sculptures and Jan’s photographs of...

A pedestrian-centered, outdoor-oriented trend started in San Francisco in 2005 when an art and design company plugged a parking meter for 2 hours, rolled out some sod, plopped down a bench, and turned it over to the public until the 2 hours were up.  The...

I recently had the honor and privilege of talking with artists Mark and Victoria Tierney, two of the most fascinating people I have met since moving to Bandon.  Victoria told her story of her life’s journey that took her from coast to coast and involved...

Bandon is becoming an increasingly well-known town around Oregon and beyond.  The beaches are gorgeous, the cheese is hard to beat, the Cranberry Festival is hoppin’, and the golf is world-class.  A quieter but strong claim to fame for our fair town, however, is the...

One of the most exciting things happening on the South Coast right now is the awarding of a $100,000 grant to Coast Community Health Center for the development of a new health care clinic in Port Orford.  The grant is coming from the Oregon Community...

The first annual Gorse Blossom Festival is in the books, and although Bandon’s founder Lord George Bennett (who infamously brought the prickly gorse plant to Bandon when he was feeling homesick for Ireland) would have rolled over in his grave, the town and its visitors...

The Bandon Playhouse's production of "Steel Magnolias" will be opening at the Sprague Theater the weekend of February 24.  This "laughter through tears" show is a must-see! From the Bandon Playhouse's press release of January 19, 2017: Rehearsal is well underway for Bandon Playhouse’s production of Robert...

It’s almost here!  The first annual Gorse Blossom Festival is happening next weekend, and Bandon couldn’t be more excited.  It’s going to be an epic weekend with local food; local wine, beer, and spirits; live music; games; films; and, if you can stand it, even...

After Bandon, Ireland native Lord George Bennett founded Bandon, Oregon in 1873, he must have been feeling homesick when he imported gorse, the Scotch broom relative from Ireland, and planted it as an ornamental shrub.  Little did he know it would spread for miles around,...