Shore Acres State Park’s 745 acres with fabulous oceanfront setting and formal gardens are enjoyed every year by thousands of local residents and visitors alike. The land it sits on comes with a rich history, as it was once a private estate owned by the Simpson family, who successful in the timber and shipping business.
Those who work in downtown Coos Bay near Anderson Street, have become accustomed to the indulgent scents of freshly baked bread and coffee that routinely waft forth mornings from Darrell’s Devil’s Food. They’ll lure the unsuspecting toward the steamy windows and open front door, where trays of wonderful chocolate treats are smartly [...]
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 Specialty Market.
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 depth and breadth of the art world. From the visual arts to music to [...]