Local Interest

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...

Bandon's restaurants do much to help nourish the body, but the spirit needs nourishment as well. Many counselors are available to attend to your mental health, and there is selection of places of worship for those looking to join a congregation or to attend while...

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...

Bandon is one place that does the holidays well.  Holiday happenings abound in our fair town, and with a bit of planning, it’s possible to get to all of them! Community Thanksgiving Dinner, November 23 The holidays kick off with the annual free Thanksgiving dinner at The...

There are lots of spooky activities for all ages this week and weekend!  It's time to get your boo on! The Egyptian Theater in Coos Bay has a week full of fun ghost and monster themed movies, including "Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein," "Dracula," and "Ghostbusters." ...

Most people don't know the term "sea stacks," even in Bandon, but everyone knows of Bandon's most famous sea stack. A beautiful and sad Native American legend tells the story of Bandon’s iconic Face Rock.  According to the legend, Princess Ewanua was visiting the coast with...

Our friends at Shoreline Education for Awareness bring us volunteers who help us learn about, see, and understand our marine environment.  Next time you see them at Coquille Point or Face Rock, stop and learn some new things, and thank them for their hard work! Shoreline...

We just can't get enough of Bandon's amazing community garden and the amazing people who volunteer their time to make it amazing!  This article was written by the good people at the Good Earth Community Garden, and they get all the credit for the photos.   Good...

The Cranberry Festival is coming! Bandon has a long tradition of cranberry farming.  The tart red berries have been grown in bogs here since the 1860s, and the town has celebrated the annual harvest in through the Cranberry Festival since 1946. The schedule for this year’s Cranberry...

At the end of a quiet road 10 miles south of Bandon is a hidden gem.  Over 1000 acres of public land are nestled along a quietly flowing 8-mile long river with a few miles of hiking trails, a tranquil lake, seasonal boat access into...

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...