Local Interest

The boardwalk along the Coquille River is looking particularly colorful lately, thanks to an unusual, annual art show featuring local and regional artists.  “Neat, but how original is that, really?” you might ask.  Many things make the Bandon Boardwalk Art Show unique. Every year since 2002, this...

The 4th of July is one of the highlights of Bandon's year, and Tuesday was full of many fun reasons why. The festivities began with the annual 4th of July parade.  Starting early, First Street was lined with people of all ages sporting red white and...

Langlois, Oregon is a town whose surface just begs to be scratched.  Those wise enough to shop at the expansive market, eat locally at The Spoon Restaurant, and drink hand-roasted coffee at the Floras Creek Coffee Company quickly find the culture and depth just below...

With its frequent theater productions, art shows, and musical performances, the South Coast is without a doubt a center of culture for Southern Oregon, and the South Coast Folk Society, an all-volunteer, nonprofit educational organization, helps make up the depth of culture.   The South Coast...

There’s much more than meets the eye in the tiny town of Langlois on the Oregon Coast.  Farms and ranches dominate the countryside surrounding the town, but the town itself is hopping with surprising energy for a community of fewer than 200 people.  There is...

Many have walked Bandon’s beach and taken in its beauty: towering sea stacks, perfect sand, ever-changing skies, crashing waves, and talkative birds. Not everyone, however, has been lucky enough to be rounding the point under the Face Rock Viewpoint when Denny Dyke, creator of Circles...

Thanks to a generous funding from The Oregon Cultural Trust, The Oregon Community Foundation and The Country Dance & Song Society, musicians from Port Orford, Bandon, Coquille, Coos Bay, and Myrtle Point have been working hard to prepare for a weekend of contra dancing and a...

Langlois, Oregon, an “unincorporated community” 17 miles south of Bandon and 13 miles north of Port Orford is one of those “blink and you’ll miss it” kind of places.  It has a population of fewer than 200 souls, and from the highway one will see...

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). ...

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...