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Old 05-27-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: State of Jefferson coast
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North Bend is technically a separate municipality from Coos Bay, but for all practical purposes, it's part of Coos Bay. The coast is Oregon's retirement belt and I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who's not retired. If you wanted to live on the coast, there are better communities. Hurrication just wrote his summary of North Bend in the post, My Oregon quest: my impressions. Here's an excerpt:

I could tell instantly that this was a fishing community. Lots of fishing boats in the water and on trailers. I occasionally noticed the scruffy middle aged man wearing his waterproof gear and big rubber boots looking like he starred on Deadliest Catch. As I drove into Coos Bay, I noticed that the scenery along the 101 (which had now turned into Bayshore Dr.) looked kind of ratty. Abandoned barges parked in the bay every so often, Stacks of logs (http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/222653_538967554807_226600685_1077453_3812848_n.jp g - broken link) everywhere, and it just had an industrial look.. kind of like Detroit, only with less buildings. Hmm. I initially started to doubt this place a little bit, but decided to keep on going. Downtown Coos Bay actually surprised me. It was quaint. There was a farmer's market and a few people I stopped and talked to said they were just starting to come out and that the streets would be full with farmers selling veggies later on in the summer. I decided to check in to the Motel 6 and spend the evening driving around the city. As I drove to the other side of the city, my opinion changed a little bit. It was now a city where people lived and worked, not some industrial wasteland. Nothing was fancy, nothing was brand new, there were no huge buildings, but the town definitely had a character of its own (http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/222653_538967564787_226600685_1077455_7919164_n.jp g - broken link). Definitely blue collar, but there's nothing wrong with that. It might not be bustling like Portland, but different people like different things.[LEFT]
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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It is only a dotted line on a map surrounded by Coos Bay.
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