Ecola Park Closure

Recent road damage has caused the closure of the popular Ecola State Park. According to state park officials, crews are evaluating the road damage, weather and soil conditions, and repair options. The affected section was damaged by the sliding hillside beneath the road. Efforts to shore up the section failed, […]

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48 Hours in Bandon

Along with alluring natural beauty, Bandon draws visitors with top-of-the-line restaurants and galleries, world-class golf, and a variety of beaches. Story and photos (unless otherwise noted) by Gail Oberst Photo Above: Coquille Lighthouse by Robert Potts I had exactly one long weekend to spend in my old hometown, Bandon. Obviously, […]


Destination Dining

Offering everything from inventive seasonal dishes to breathtaking ocean views, these three restaurants—Restaurant O in Coos Bay, Pelican Brewing Company in Pacific City, and Big Wave Café in Manzanita—will draw you back again and again. Restaurant O 541-808-9300; Restaurant O opened a year ago in downtown Coos Bay, […]