Coos Bay - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Coos Bay

Surrounded by the Pacific shoreline with its beautiful dunes and lovely beaches, Oregon’s Adventure Coast  is located between the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area on the North and Shore Acres State Park, an impressive botanical garden on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, on the South. The area features a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, clamming, wildlife, bird watching, sea lion and whale watching, tours, cycling, and 4-wheel rides in the dunes. The Port of Coos Bay is an active commercial area.

The Coos Bay area also offers a wide range of shopping, entertainment and dining facilities such as Pony Village Shopping Mall, renovated downtown Coos Bay, antique, myrtlewood and gift shops, theatres, and an art museum and gallery.

Coos Bay is the largest community on the Oregon Coast. It has been the commercial center of Oregon’s southern coast since its earliest days.

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  • Coos Bay

    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420

    Coos Bay is a long and circuitous estuary fed by the Coos River among other tributaries; it is considered the best natural harbor between San Francisco and the Puget Sound. The bay\\\'s vast acreage gives anglers plenty of elbow room as they pursue fall chinook (July through October), coho (silver) salmon (October and November) and winter steelhead (December through March). Coos Bay also offers excellent canoeing opportunities through the South Slough Estuarine Reserve, the first federally designated reserve.

  • Oregon International Port of Coos Bay

    PO Box 5409
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    541-267-7678

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  • Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service at the Coos History Museum

    Coos History Museum
    1210 Front St.
    Coos Bay, Oregon 97420
    (541)756-6320
    October 17, 2018 - August 30, 2019

    The Coos History Museum presents Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service from October 17 through Summer 2019.

    Historically, tattoos have many meanings and misconceptions. Traditionally, military inspired tattoos depict the story of wars and battles, and symbolize lost soldiers or achievements in service. This new exhibition, created in honor of the more than 8,000 Coos County Veterans, takes a closer look at the stories behind the "ink" through a series of audio, visual and interpretive panels.

    Active duty military families, as well as veterans and their spouses/partners receive free admission to The Coos History Museum through a grant from the Coquille Indian Tribe and other donors.

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  • Expressions West 2019 Exhibition at Coos Art Museum

    Coos Art Museum
    235 Anderson
    Coos Bay, Oregon
    (541)267-3901
    April 19 - June 29, 2019

    From April 19 to June 29, 2019 Coos Art Museum exhibits the Expressions West 2019 juried art competition. Artists from thirteen western states were invited to compete in this annual event. Juror Geoffrey McCormack has selected eighty-one artworks by seventy artists residing in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

    Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies the historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of arts activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.  

    Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.

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  • Geoffrey McCormack Exhibit at Coos Art Museum

    Coos Art Museum
    235 Anderson
    Coos Bay, Oregon
    (541)267-3901
    April 19 - June 29, 2019

    April 19 through June 29, 2019 Coos Art Museum will be featuring an exhibition by Eugene, Oregon artist Geoffrey McCormack. The exhibition Learning to Walk in My Own Shadow will take place in the Museum’s second floor Mabel Hansen Gallery. McCormack is the juror of this year’s Expressions West western states art competition and his exhibition is timed to coincide with it.

    Coos Art Museum has been a cultural focal point of Oregon’s scenic Southern Coast since 1966. It occupies an historic 1936 Art Deco US Federal Building in downtown Coos Bay. The Museum offers a wide range of art activities including exhibitions, art classes and lectures. Hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.

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