Eating in Bandon

Bandon residents take pride in the fresh produce, humanely raised livestock and eggs, perfectly delicious sourdough bread, cheese, and seafood, all locally made and raised. These products are often available directly from the source but are also found in local stores, markets and restaurants. Face Rock...

The winter rain on Oregon’s South Coast is a bit of a mixed blessing.  We love the fact that it means green trees and plants and that it secures our water sources, but it also means many of our outdoor activities become a little less...

It’s summertime, and that means gardens full of color and life.  The Southern Coos Hospital’s latest quarterly art show, entitled “How Does Your Garden Grow?” is focused on those very topics for the season. The official opening of “How Does Your Garden Grow?” was celebrated with...

On the east side of the big green port building in Old Town Bandon is one of the newest businesses in Bandon, Watson's Live Seafood.  Although seafood for sale is ubiquitous on the coast, what Rob Watson and Joleen Lambert have is rare, and they...

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...

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...

Of all the things to celebrate in Bandon, gorse seems last on the list.  However, planning for Bandon's first Gorse Blossom Festival is underway, and it's going to be good.  Block out the weekend of February 17-19 so you won't miss a thing. The festival's logo...

Can you feel the vibrations in the air?  Can you hear the sound of crushing cranberries?  Can you taste their tart tang?  Do you have visions of red berries dancing in your head?  It could be because the 70th annual Cranberry Festival is happening this...

It’s summer!  The kids are out of school, the sky is blue, and the days are long.  Many folks take vacation time in the summer and are drawn to the ocean from 90 degree weather along the I-5 corridor, from the deserts of Arizona and...

This Mother's Day weekend, Face Rock Creamery celebrated its third anniversary with music, dancing, burgers, hot dogs, panini, local beers, ice cream, and of course, some of the best cheese around.  Several area wineries came with wine to sample, and live music included the local...

Saturday night's 22nd annual Wine and Cheese Extravaganza was quite a success!  A fundraiser for the Bandon Rotary Club, the event packed the Barn Community Center with bunches of happy people. Representatives from local wineries poured samples and glasses of some of their finest wines, and...

Saturday night's 2016 Bite of Bandon, a fundraiser for the Bandon Community Youth Center, was packed with good food, good beverage, good people, and good times.  Fifteen restaurants brought bites and nibbles to represent the variety of food options here in Bandon, a new Huffy...