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Mary Schamehorn - As I See It
Sat: Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Acoustic Circle Jam, Bandon
Sat: "When Bandon became 'Bandon:' New Evidence" at the museum
Sat: Mayfly Festival, Coos Bay
Sat: Sly & Co. plays at Mingus Park, Coos Bay, 1-3PM
Sat: Coos County Multi-Locational Mega Open House
Sat: 'Gone With the Wind' rated PG, at the Egyptian Theatre
Sat: U.S. Coast Guard boating class, Coos Bay
Sat: Evening Paddle Trip, Charleston
Sat: South Coast Market, Pony Village Mall parking lot
Sat: Wild Rivers Wine Festival, Gold Beach
Sat-Sun: MarLo Dance presents 'Cinderella' at the Sprague
Sat-Sun: Drag Racing at Coos Bay Speedway
Sat-Sun: Oregon International Air Show, Hillsboro
Sat-Sun: Rhododendron Festival & Carnival, Florence
Sat-Sun: Model train show, North Bend
Sun: Live music - Jonathan Foster at Bandon Brewing

High tides and good vibes at Florence's Rhododendron Festival
Walmart sales surge as wealthier shoppers flock to retailer
10 minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival
Grateful Dead offshoot opens Las Vegas Sphere
World's tallest man arrested by Iowa police
Everything isn't awful
Mongo's Amazon product of the day

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2024 fishing regulations        Shellfish        Crabbing guide        Disaster Preparedness
Earthquake safety      Shoreline Education      Riverview Kennels      South Slough
Bandon Showcase      Labyrinths      Coral Sea Scuba       Space Station       MychalsMyrtle
South Coast Striders      Coquille River chart      World Famous Langlois
Coffee Break      Western World      South Coast Shopper      The Ducque      Egyptian Theatre
Bandon Playhouse      South Coast Bicycles      Today's Fire Danger
Dry cleaning      Community Garden      NW webcams      Bandon events      Speedway
Mt. Ashland webcam     Museum     Port of Bandon     Medical Loan Closet     Ten day weather forecast
Southern Coos Health      Gorse Action      Library      Northwest hiker      Air quality
Earthquake safety guide      City limits/zoning map      Zoning rules      Coos County parcel search map
Sunnyside Cafe menu   Wheelhouse menu   Billy Smoothboars menu      Alloro Restaurant menus
Bandon Bait menu      Tony's Crab Shack menu      Bandon Fish Market menu      Lord Bennetts menu     
Bandon Brewing menu      Face Rock Creamery menu      Bandon Pizza menu     
Bandon Baking Co. menu      Bandon Coffee Cafe menu      Arcade Tavern menu     
Foley's menu      VFW menu 1      2      Wayne's Weenies menu      Broken Anchor menu     
Asian Garden menu      Rancho Viejo menu      La Fiesta menu     
Wilson's Market menu      Pastries & Pizza menu      The Rolling Pin menu     

Seasonal rain total began Jan 16, 2024
Bandon's rain year is Oct 01 thru Sep 30
Detailed weather history data & graphs
Ten day weather forecast

Tsunami info      Flood hazard map      Tsunami evacuation map

The Serenity launched Friday at the Charleston Shipyard, photo submitted by Brian H

Oregon video of the day: Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Bandon Dunes photo submitted by Larry K

Satellite image, 2 hour loop, May 18, 04:34 AM
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A typical day in Bandon


Bandon Dunes

Old Town Marketplace, 2017





The Loft, 2012 - Baby Octopus, Crab Cakes, Grass-Fed Steak, Chef Kali, Oregon Coast Magazine

Looking back: We reviewed the High Dock Bistro in 2008




Bandon photo submitted by Steve M

Bandon photo submitted by Kathleen M

Bandon photo submitted by Kathy H

Bandon photo submitted by Beth H

Coquille River photo submitted by Bev



A Bandon postcard postmarked 1913

Mongo's song pick of the day: Derek and the Dominos - 'Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out'
Note: "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" is a blues standard written by pianist Jimmie Cox in 1923 and originally performed in a Vaudeville-blues style. The lyrics in the popular 1929 recording by Bessie Smith are told from the point of view of somebody who was once wealthy during the Prohibition era and reflect on the fleeting nature of material wealth and the friendships that come and go with it. Since her 1929 recording, the song has been interpreted by numerous musicians in a variety of styles.
Derek and the Dominos was a short-lived English-American blues rock band formed in the spring of 1970 by singer-guitarist Eric Clapton, keyboardist-singer Bobby Whitlock, bassist Carl Radle and drummer Jim Gordon. All four members had previously played together in Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, during and after Clapton's brief tenure with Blind Faith.
The album is often considered to be the defining achievement of Clapton's career. At the age of 17, Mongo was lucky enough to see the band perform Nov 13, 1970 ... in the University of Nevada, Reno gymnasium of all places.


From the archives


Mongo's art pick of the week: 'My Driveway' - Oil painting by Kathleen Morey Bailey, Art By The Sea Gallery
About the artist

2019 Boardwalk Art, one of our favorites

Bandon woman marries sea lion

Tide Table

Bad tattoo


joke of the day
What if there were no hypothetical situations?

Beach Safety


Video: Scenes from 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' (1976), starring Clint Eastwood, the #55 best western movie of all time according to Rotten Tomatoes.
A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Critic's review: A touch overlong, with coverage of events clearly borrowed from the techniques of Sergio Leone, but nevertheless a thrilling Western epic. Mike Massie, Gone With The Twins.



Future events
May 18 Wild Rivers Wine Festival, Gold Beach
May 18, Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Acoustic Circle Jam, Bandon
May 18, Mayfly Festival, Coos Bay
May 18, Sly & Co. plays at Mingus Park 1-3PM
May 18, Coos County Multi-Locational Mega Open House
May 18, 'Gone With the Wind' rated PG, at the Egyptian Theatre
May 18, "When Bandon became 'Bandon:' New Evidence from the Archives" at the museum
May 18, U.S. Coast Guard boating class, Coos Bay
May 18, Evening Paddle Trip, Charleston
May 18,25, South Coast Market, Pony Village Mall parking lot
May 18-19, Model train show, North Bend
May 18-19, Drag Racing at Coos Bay Speedway
May 18-19, Oregon International Air Show, Hillsboro
May 18-19, MarLo Dance presents 'Cinderella' at the Sprague
May 18-19, Rhododendron Festival & Carnival, Florence
May 21, Meet & Greet, Good Earth Community Garden
May 21, Taco Tuesday at the VFW
May 21, All movies $5 at Pony Village Cinema
May 22, Downtown Coos Bay Farmers Market
May 22, Birds on the Estuary, Charleston
May 23, Planning Commission meeting
May 23-Oct 19, Bandon Boardwalk Art Show, 'Stunning Skies, Surf & Sand'
May 24, Alive After Five Wine Walk
May 24, Tri-tip, potatoes, veggie & Karaoke at the VFW
May 24-27, Circles In The Sand, Face Rock Beach
May 24-27, Azalea Festival, Brookings
May 25, Southwestern Oregon Preppers celebrates 12th anniversary in Bandon
May 25-26, BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, Mill Casino
May 26, Reedsport Memorial Day Parade
May 28, Stand Up Comedy Show, North Bend Lanes
May 31, 'Free Willy' rated PG, at the Egyptian Theatre
May 31-Jun 01, Coquille River Days, Coquille
May 31,Jun 01,08,15,16,22,29,30, 'Keep Your Big Hands Off My Bigfoot' Sawdust Theater, Coquille
Jun 01, First Saturday Bandon Art Walk
Jun 01, Cars & Cops, Coquille
Jun 05, Memory Cafe Coos, North Bend
Jun 07, Downtown Coos Bay Wine Walk
Jun 07,09 South Coast Trio perform at Angelo's Italy
Jun 08, National Knitting in Public Day, The Wool Company
Jun 08-09, Bandon Rock & Gem Show
Jun 09, Open Mic After Hours at Angelo's Italy
Jun 09, Dragonfly Farm Marketplace, Langlois
Jun 13-16, Chainsaw Carving Championship, Reedsport
Jun 15, 25th Tour de Fronds, Powers
Jun 15,16,22,23,29,30, Horse racing, Grants Pass Downs
Jun 19, Memory Cafe Curry, Gold Beach Library
Jun 21-23,28-30 'Crimes of the Heart' at the Sprague
Jun 22, Alzheimer's Foundation Coastal Memory Walk at City Park
Jun 22-23, Lincoln City Summer Kite Festival
Jun 25-30, UTV Takeover, Coos Bay
Jul 03-04, Fireworks Over The Bay, Mill Casino
Jul 04, Cardboard Boat Regatta, Bandon boat ramp
Jul 12-13, Margarita Mill Festival, Mill Casino
Jul 12-14, July Jubilee, North Bend
Jul 13-27, Oregon Coast Music Festival, Coos Bay, Charleston, North Bend
Jul 16-21, Jackson County Fair, Central Point
Jul 23-27, Coos County Fair & Rodeo, Myrtle Point
Jul 24-27, Curry County Fair, Gold Beach
Jul 28-Aug 04, Redfish Music Festival, North Bend, Port Orford, Bandon, Langlois, Crescent City, Gold Beach
Jul 30-Aug 04, Dunefest, Winchester Bay
Aug 10, Circle the Bay 30K, North Bend/Coos Bay
Aug 24-25, Blackberry Arts Festival, Coos Bay
Aug 31-Sep 02, USAF Thunderbirds return to the Oregon International Air Show, McMinnville
Sep 04-05, IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild, Shore Acres
Sep 07-08, Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival
Sep 14-15, Bandon Cranberry Festival
Sep 14-15, Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration, Mill Casino
Sep 21, Golf For Health Classic, Bandon Crossings
Sep 21-22, Bay Area Fun Festival, Cruz the Coos, Prefontaine Memorial Run, Live Music
Oct 05, Octoberfish, Charleston
Oct 12, Run Whiskey Run. Whiskey Run Trailhead
Nov 28-Dec 29, Nature's Coastal Holiday Festival of Lights, Brookings

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