Art, BANDON, Food, History, Shopping, Travel

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, […]

Food, History, Outdoor, Shopping, Travel

48 Hours in Amazing Newport

Enjoy the bustling Bayfront, a marine discovery adventure, beautiful beaches, and of course the Aquarium. You’ll also find more great shopping and dining than you can fit in a weekend! STORY BY GAIL OBERST When my mother was born in Newport in 1937, the Yaquina Bay Bridge had just been […]