It’s Time to Purchase Your Tickets and Reserve Your Space for the 2014 RV Jamboree!

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The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park invites you to “Rally Central” this summer! That’s right, it’s time to make your plans to roll on down for the 2014 Oregon’s Adventure Coast RV Jamboree July 18, 2014 – July 20, 2014.

This special event, considered by many to be among the largest RV gatherings on the Oregon coast, is sponsored by Guaranty RV Super Centers. Here is what you can expect at this unique jamboree:

A traditional Salmon Bake Dinner on the shores of the Coos Bay, an RV Show, Poker Run, a boxed-lunch excursion to Shore Acres State Park, Pooch Paparazzi Photo Contest, a chance to win a share of $500 in door prizes, welcome reception & dinner buffet, commemorative Mill Casino gift, an evening at the North Bend Downtown Sip ‘n Stroll – wine & beer walk (includes commemorative glass), send-off breakfast, three winning days of fun and friendship and memories that will last a lifetime. What more could you ask for?

All of this for just $115 per person, plus RV space rental of $25 per night. To purchase RV Jamboree tickets by phone and to reserve your RV Space: Contact Reservations at 800.953.4800 ext. 3. To purchase RV Jamboree tickets in person: Visit KoKwel Gifts. Be sure to ask for the special RV Jamboree Special rate of $25 for your RV rental space!

Set in a tranquil, park-like waterfront location along the Oregon Coast, The Mill RV Park offers 102 level sites, including 65 slanted 68-foot pull-throughs, with full hookups and cable TV. It’s the perfect way to enjoy The Mill Casino and all that Coos Bay, North Bend and the Oregon Coast have to offer from the comfort of your home away from home.

Additional amenities include:

  • Showers and convenient on-site laundry
  • Yurt
  • Complimentary internet access
  • A convenience store
  • Access to fitness room
  • Outdoor hot tubs and indoor pool
  • FREE shuttle that keeps you connected to The Mill’s gaming and dining offerings
  • Pet friendly
  • Check-In: 3:00 pm, Check-Out: Noon.

Registration is Now Open for the Annual Harley-Davidson Lighthouse Run!

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Vroom vroom! H.O.G.® riders, are you ready?

Register now and book your room/RV space for the 14th Annual Highway 101 Harley-Davidson® Lighthouse Run June 20, 2014 – June 21, 2014!   This gathering is always a favorite among the Mill Casino staff, and seems to be getting bigger and better every year! To participate, you must register in advance (registration fills up quickly so hurry!).

The event attracts hundreds of riders from all over the region for a weekend of fun, entertainment, and a great day of riding to various lighthouse destinations along beautiful Highway 101. The events includes (among other things) a Show-n-Shine, 50/50 Raffle, Live Music, Comedy Show, Poker Run — Chance to win a Harley–Davidson, Cash Prizes, Dinner, tastings from local micro-breweries, no host bar and more!

The Poker Run (optional) qualifies you for the Harley-Davidson® motorcycle give-away and high-hand or low-hand cash prize. The run kicks off at 9:00AM Saturday morning with a group run to the Umpqua River Lighthouse in Winchester Bay, one of the most photographed lighthouses in Oregon. Riders are then free to head north or south to visit any of our (10) poker stops or recommended points of interest:

*Points of Interest
Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Newport
Sea Lion Cave
Coquille Lighthouse, Bandon

*2014 Poker Stops
Highway 101 Harley-Davidson (Required stop for all poker riders): 536 S 2nd St Coos Bay 541-266-7051
Georgie’s Beachside Grill, Newport
Heceta Head Lighthouse, Florence
Old Town Florence, Florence- Beachcomber Bar & Grill
Reedsport Elk Preserve, Reedsport
Loon Lake
Umpqua River Lighthouse, Winchester Bay
Cape Arago Lighthouse, Charleston
Old Town, Bandon- McFarlands Bar & Grill – Poker Stop
In the heart of Old Town Bandon, Mc Farlands is a great place to enjoy some good food and drink! We love these guys!
Cape Blanco Lighthouse (& Patrick Hughes House)

*Visit for a details on the 2014 Lighthouse Run Stops and Poker Run.

The event is $70 per person.  You can register by calling Highway 101 Harley-Davidson® directly at 541-266-7051.  Ask us about our special RV and lodging rates for this event.

Fish To Fork Brings Fresh Local Catch Directly to the Mill

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Fishermen’s Wharf Seafood Market in Charleston

No visit to the Oregon Coast is complete without a meal featuring fresh local seafood.  In fact, we are known for it!

Throughout the year, our community holds a variety of festivals celebrating the bounty of the sea like the Charleston Crab Feed, Aww Shucks Oyster Fest, Charleston Seafood Beer & Wine Festival and of course, the Mill Luck Salmon Celebration every September.

Now The Plank House Restaurant and The Saw Blade Buffet are bringing Oregon’s delicious seafood directly from the sea to your table on a weekly basis!  Fish To Fork is a weekly special featuring our fresh, local seafood.  It’s like a mini fresh seafood festival at your table every week!

We pick up our fresh local catch such as Dover Sole and Red Rock Fish (Snapper) at the Fishermen’s Wharf Seafood Market in Charleston and feature it at the Plank House Restaurant Wednesday-Sunday and at Saw Blade Buffet every Monday night.

Why Fishermen’s Wharf?  It’s simple.  They are a family owned and operated local favorite known for providing some of the best fresh Oregon seafood right off the docks! It doesn’t get much fresher than this!

Stop by the Mill and see who caught your dinner!

About the Plank House Restaurant:

Relax over piping hot breakfast, luncheon specialties, and delicious dinners…and save room for dessert!
You’ll find the food as spectacular as the waterfront view!

Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 7 am – 2 pm & 4 – 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 7 am – 2 pm & 4 – 10 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Friday, March 14, 2014 & Saturday, March 15, 2014 The Plank House will be open between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

About the Saw Blade Buffet

You’re sure to find satisfaction at The Saw Blade Buffet where you can fill your plate as often as you’d like with a bountiful selection of incredible entrees, hand-carved meats, succulent sides and delectable desserts.

Open Monday & Tuesday
Check back often for special holiday and event buffets.

Breakfast: 8 am — 11 am
Lunch: 11 am — 2 pm
Dinner: 4 pm — 8 pm
Featuring All Day Buffets!

Mark Your Calendars for the 2014 BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay in May!

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The Mill Casino will kick off summer 2014 in a big way this Memorial Day Weekend when we host the 3rd Annual BBQ BLUES & BREWS on the BAY May 24th-25th!

The event has grown so popular, we thought you might like to get a heads up so you can make your travel arrangements and begin brushing up those BBQ skills for what should be a very heated competition.

There is nowhere better to be this Memorial Day weekend than The Mill Casino for this weekend celebration that features finger-lickin’ good barbecue, hand-crafted beers, and sizzling hot blues music, Jim Monihan Mac ‘N Cheese Challenge and a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned BBQ competition.

Think you have what it takes to be a BBQ master? Then sign your team up for a chance to win a share of $8,000 in Cash Prizes by filling out our TEAM REGISTRATION FORM!

You can also register to be a certified Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) judge by clicking here! For more information please call 1.800.953.4800 or 541.756.8800.   Follow the BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay Facebook Page to stay up to date on event news and announcements!

Friday, May 23rd
3 pm – 6:30 pm – Learn the ins and outs of BBQ and become a Certified KCBS BBQ Judge.

Saturday, May 24
Noon – 8 pm – Enjoy food vendors, beer garden and live entertainment. Sample over 20 craft brews for a $10 donation.
Noon – 3 pm – Sample BBQ from the competitors
2 – 4 pm – Eating contests

Sunday May 25
Noon – 5 pm – Enjoy food vendors, beer garden and live entertainment. Sample over 20 craft brews for a $10 donation.
2 pm – Jim Monihan Mac ‘N Cheese Challenge turn in.
2:30 – 3:30 pm – Sample BBQ and Mac ‘N Cheese from the competitors
4 pm – Awards Ceremony

The Kansas City Barbecue Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque. The KCBS sanctions over 300 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America.

Coquille Tribal Community Fund awards $342,000 to support regional services

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2014 Coquille Tribal Community Fund Grant Recipients

The Coquille Tribal Community Fund awarded $342,000 in grants to 39 area non-profit organizations and public agencies this week during a special luncheon at The Mill Casino.

The following organizations received grants this year.

  • A Family for Every Child – $5,000 for adoption agency programs.
  • Bandon Community Youth Center – $3,300 for youth center operation costs.
  • Bandon Historical Society Museum – $3,000 to purchase display furniture.
  • Bay Area First Step – $3,500 for kitchen renovations.
  • Bay Area Senior Activity Center – $10,000 for food purchases.
  • CASA of Douglas County – $5,000 to train CASA volunteers.
  • Charleston Rural Fire Protection District – $5,500 to update traffic safety equipment.
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Jackson County – $10.000 for therapy group services.
  • Christian Help Food Bank – $5,000 for delivery and transportation costs.
  • Coos Art Museum – $4,500 for the student biennial exhibit.
  • Coos Bay Seventh-Day Adventist Food Pantry – $10,000 for food purchases.
  • Coos County Public Health – $5,000 to purchase a new microscope for disease prevention.
  • Coos Historical & Maritime Center – $82,000 for building costs for the new center.
  • Ecumenical Emergency Food Cupboard – $10,000 for food purchases.
  • Egyptian Theatre – $10,000 for structural repairs.
  • F.I.R.S.T. – $2,000 to purchase books for students.
  • Florence Food Share – $5,000 for food purchases.
  • Habitat for Humanity/Rogue Valley – $5,000 for construction costs.
  • Kairos – $7,700 for treatment services for children and families.
  • Little Theater on the Bay – $8,000 for renovations and new seating.
  • Maslow Project of Coos County – $10,000 to provide necessities to those in need.
  • ORCCA-Share Bear Snack Pack program – $6,000 to feed hungry children on weekends and holidays.
  • ORCCA-CASA – $5,000 to train CASA volunteers.
  • ORCCA-South Coast Food Share – $8,000 for food costs.
  • Point Man Ministries Outpost 101 – $20,000 for the emergency fund for veterans and families.
  • Port Orford Street Revitalization Association – $3,500 for the downtown beautification project.
  • Pregnancy Resource Center – $2,000 to provide services to pregnant women.
  • Reedsport Volunteer Fire Department – $11,000 to purchase a new jaws of life.
  • Restoration Worship Center Food Pantry – $2,000 for food purchases.
  • Rogue Valley District Council – $10,000 for the emergency utility assistance program.
  • Siuslaw Outreach Services – $6,000 for the emergency voucher fund.
  • South Coast Alano Club – $10,000 for a new roof and heating system for the building.
  • South Coast Business Employment Corp. – $10,000 for senior nutrition program food costs.
  • Southern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing – $5,000 to purchase low-cost hearing aids.
  • Southern Oregon Project Hope – $10,000 to provide the homeless community with basic necessities.
  • Star of Hope Activity Center – $8,500 to purchase a baler and box truck for cardboard recycling.
  • Sunset School – $2,000 to purchase electronics for the technology club.
  • Women’s Safety and Resource Center – $10,000 for direct client services.
  • Zonta – $3,500 to provide school supplies to low income children.

The Coquille Tribal Community Fund supports non-profit and governmental organizations with projects in the areas of education, health, public safety, problem gaming, environmental issues, arts and culture and historic preservation. Funds are managed and distributed by a board of trustees comprised of community leaders, a gubernatorial appointee and representatives of the Coquille Indian Tribe and the Coquille Economic Development Corporation.

The fund reflects the commitment of the Coquille Indian Tribe to take a proactive, positive role in the well-being of the community. The Tribe owns The Mill Casino • Hotel and is among the largest employers in Coos County.

“Ever since we created the Community Fund in 2001, this day has held an important place for members of Coquille Indian Tribe because it is an opportunity to share our bounty with our friends and neighbors,” said Coquille Tribal Council Chairperson Brenda Meade. “It is an honor to help those who are doing so much to improve lives in southwestern Oregon.”

Each year the Coquille Indian Tribe sets aside a portion of the gaming revenues from The Mill Casino to support projects by non-profit organizations in the Tribe’s five-county service area. Since its inception, the Fund has provided more than $4.6 million in grants for charitable efforts throughout the region.

Although this year’s funding continued to support regional cultural activities, including $82,000 to complete a $600,000 commitment to the Coos Historical and Maritime Center, the Fund’s Board of Trustees focused its giving to programs serving the most needy.

“Our economy continues to present serious challenges for so many people in southern Oregon,” said Sheldon Chase, Board of Trustees chairman. “This year we were able to provide $44,000 to programs serving children and $66,000 for food programs along with funding for a host of projects serving veterans, seniors and the disadvantaged among us.”

For organizations wishing to be considered for the next round of funding, the deadline for applications is Aug. 31. For more information, visit the Fund Web site at

Coquille Tribe to complete $1 million in grants to Coos Historical and Maritime Center

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The Coquille Indian Tribe’s $1 million contribution to the Coos Historical and Maritime Center will near completion this week when the Coquille Tribal Community Fund presents an $82,000 grant to the museum at its annual grantees luncheon.

This year’s grant completes the Fund’s promise to provide $600,000 to the construction of the bayside Historic and Maritime Center in Coos Bay. The Coquille Tribe is supplementing the grant funding by providing an additional $400,000 in monthly installments that will be completed in April.

According to Coquille Tribal Council Chairperson Brenda Meade, the Tribe has maintained a decades-long relationship with the museum and its efforts to present the region’s history.

“Our Tribe is defined in part by its history and traditions and by its ties to this place, so it is important that our story be told in relation to the larger history of Coos County,” Meade said. “We are very pleased with the close relationship that we have with the Coos County Historical Society and are happy to do our part to help them tell this great local story in a new and modern facility.”

Community Fund representatives will distribute $342,000 to 39 area non-profits at their annual grantees event on Thursday, Feb. 20 at The Mill Casino.

Celebrate Valentines and Presidents this Weekend at The Mill!

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There is never a shortage of romance on Oregon’s South Coast and there is no better place to spend Valentine’s Day weekend.

If you want to sweep your sweetheart off of their feet for Valentine’s Day, let us help! Not only will you be a close distance from romantic destinations and drivers, you will also find fine dining, non-stop casino action, luxuriously appointed suites and rooms, stellar service complete with gorgeous views of Coos Bay.

Here is a round-up of special events happening this week at the Mill!

Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner for Two

The Plank House restaurant will host a very special 4 course prix fixe Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner for Two this Friday, February 14th, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  Guests will be greeted with a rose for the lady and a welcome glass of champagne!  Click here to see a preview of the menu that features Chateaubriand (Filet Mignon for Two) carved tableside, served with double baked horseradish potato, grilled asparagus and your choice of Sauce Béarnaise or Brandy Demi-glace…mmmmm!   $62 per couple (Does not include gratuity). Please call for reservations ext. 1284

Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend Buffets at The Saw Blade

For those with a “heart”ier appetite, the Valentine’s Day Buffet at The Saw Blade may be to your liking! Join us on Friday February 14, 2014 from 4 – 8 pm and enjoy a selection of salads, sides, entrées featuring steak and fish and an expanded pastry and dessert selection you don’t want to miss for just $14.95! Children ages 5-11 ~ 1/2 price. 4 & under eat FREE!

Come again over the long weekend to celebrate President’s Day with more special buffet dinners for $14.95 (Children ages 5-11 ~ 1/2 price. 4 & under eat FREE) all weekend!

  • Presidential Dinner Saturday, February 15, 2014. 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Showcasing favorite foods of our United States Presidents.
  • Presidential Brunch Sunday, February 16, 2014. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Come in for our Presidential Brunch that will include past and present presidential food favorites.
  • Presidential Brunch, Monday, February 17, 2014 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Presidential breakfast and lunch favorites. There is also the regular Land & Sea dinner buffet on Monday night.

February Casino Promotions

Join our Mill Club so you won’t miss out on special deals and fun with these Valentine’s Day & President’s Day themed gaming promotions in our casino. Now’s the time to Join the Club! We will cover your loss up to $100* in FREE SLOT PLAY! Take advantage of monthly offers in free slot play, dining, Hotel & RV Park stays and much more! Visit the Mill Club for complete details.

*NOT TO EXCEED $100. For carded slot play only. Does not apply toward table games play.

Click here for more details on the following casino promotions:

  • Play for a Buffet: Play your way to a Free Buffet Monday’s and Tuesday’s until February 25! Earn 600 points per day for one buffet that day.
  • Winner Olympics Going for Gold! THREE BIG WINNERS! Grand Prize Drawing Saturday, February 22 at 8 pm.
  • Pick a President Monday, February 17 from 1 pm – 6 pm. WIN UP TO $500 CASH!
  • Olympic Sunday: HOT SEATS! Sunday’s in February from 2 pm – 10 pm. Win up to $100 in FREE SLOT PLAY!
  • Gift of the Month: Earn the Gift. Keep the points! Earn 1,000 points during the Month of February and receive the gift of the month! Limited to 1 gift per guest while supplies last. Sizes subject to availability.
  • DOUBLE FREE PLAY FRIDAY’S! YOU CHOOSE which day to double your FREE SLOT PLAY! Either February 21 or February 28. Offer is valid from 10 am – Midnight on either Friday.
  • Spin it to Win it! Random hot seats to select guests who can SPIN IT TO WIN IT! Spin for Free Slot Play, Dining or Bonus Points! Every Wednesday in February from Noon – 8 pm.
  • Bonus 10X Points President’s Day From 6 pm – 10 pm.
  • 4X the points every Thursday in February from 12:01 am-11:59 pm. Use your points for Free Slot Play and much more!
  • Crazy Cupid’s 10 X Points! Friday, February 14 from 6 pm – 10 pm.

Entertainment in Warehouse 101

  • Live Music 9pm-1am February 14, 2014 – February 15, 2014. Rock out to the hits of the past and present and dance the night away with Done Deal!
  • Meet the Reps from 21st Amendment Brewery 8 pm – Midnight February 15, 2014! They’ll be giving away t-shirts and other merchandise! With every purchase of a 21st Amendment product receive an entry ticket! For carded slot play only. Does not apply toward table games play. GRAND PRIZE DRAWING AT 10 PM

Here are some other ideas to impress your Valentine from Coos Bay – North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau:

  • Charleston Merchants Association’s 2014 Crab Feed Saturday February 15, 2014 11 am-3 pm. Location: Old Charleston School Charleston, OR 97420. Don’t miss out on what generations of Charleston, Oregon visitors and locals have enjoyed each year. Come and enjoy fresh Dungeness Crab dinners, whole or half crabs at market price includes side dishes,bread, beverage and cake. Projected dinner prices are $17 for whole crab dinner and $13 for half crab dinner.
  • Stroll around the Charleston Harbor- a bustling marina serving charter boat operators, sports fishermen, crabbers and recreational boaters. The harbor offers wonderful views & a variety of shops/restaurants. Treat yourself to a wine and chocolate tasting at Charleytown Market on 91152 Cape Arago Highway.
  • Head over to Shore Acres State Park for some awesome storm watching and take some awe inspiring photos of the famous crashing waves (it truly is a sight to behold)! Cape Arago State Park, located at the end of the loop of Cape Arago Hwy, is another destination worth seeing on your visit!
  • Take some time to explore The Cape Arago Beach Loop on your way through Charleston! It is a romantic drive and a great way to experience a variety of natural Pacific Coast beauty in a number of settings. The Cape Arago Beach Loop will take you to beaches and state parks where you can take in the breathtaking vantage points and see the famous seals and sea lions on the Oregon Coast.
  • Spend the day at Coos Art Museum in downtown Coos Bay.  CAM is the third oldest art museum in Oregon and it contains six galleries (over 5600 square feet)! Coos Art Museum presents anywhere between 12-25 changing original and touring exhibitions, including exhibits from its 530 piece permanent collection. Don’t miss the Prefontaine Memorial Gallery on the 2nd floor, where you will find numerous photographs and tributes to this hometown hero. Tues – Fri: 10 am to 4 pm.

It’s not too late to surprise your sweetheart with a Romantic Getaway at the Mill Casino this month!

Join us in February for our Romantic Getaway Package that includes: Deluxe Bayside Room, $40 Dining credit at any of our dining venues, Complimentary bottle of champagne or cider with souvenir toasting glasses, Turn down service.  To book this special stay, call reservations at 800-953-4800, ext. 3. Click here to learn more about our packages.

photo credit: Miriam Cardoso de Souza via photopin cc

Support a Great Cause While Dancing the Night Away at the Star of Hope Celebrity & Bachelor Auction, Dinner and Dance February 8, 2014!

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The Mill Casino hopes you will join for a special night of dining, dancing while supporting an amazing cause at the Star of Hope’s 4th Annual Valentine’s with the Stars: Celebrity and Bachelor Auction, Dinner and Dance this Saturday, February 8, 2014!

Since 1964, Star of Hope has provided vocational, community inclusion, residential and community support services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Coos County. Their philosophy is to protect and nurture the intellectual, physical, emotional and social development of each individual, providing the training and experiences that will enable them to succeed.

This annual fundraiser has grown every year and raised thousands in donations, in-kind sponsorships and gift certificates. As a result, Star of Hope was able to get their Customized Employment Program running while supporting their programs and services that assist adults with developmental disabilities in Coos County. The Mill Casino is proud to be one of the sponsors of this special event and we hope they will raise even more this year!

Tickets include live entertainment featuring Done Deal, a fashion show, Celebrity and Bachelor Auction, Dinner and Dance. Step up and join to see who can raise the most for the residential, vocational and community support services for adults with developmental disabilities in Coos County!

Star of Hope’s 4th Annual Valentine’s with the Stars: Celebrity and Bachelor Auction, Dinner and Dance
The Mill Casino – Salmon Room
Saturday, February 8, 2014 5-11 p.m.
Ticket Price: $40.00 per guest or $75.00 per couple (Includes dinner) or $260.00 for a Table of 7.

Hurry! Tickets on Sale Ko-Kwel Gifts.

Photo @ Star Of Hope from Benjamin Brayfield via Vimeo

Here is a preview of the menu  included in the package. A no-host bar will be available all evening.
Full Salad Bar ~ Featuring Fresh Iceburg Lettuce and Mesclun Mix with Assorted Toppings and Dressings
Vine Ripened Tomato and Red Onion Salad
Basil Pesto Pasta Salad
Brown Sugar Crusted Sirloin Roast Au Jus with Creamy Oregon Horseradish
Pan Seared Breast of Chicken with Roasted Artichoke and Brandy Cream Sauce
Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Freshly Baked Rolls and Butter
A Selection of Homemade Desserts
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Hot Tea, and Assorted Sodas

25 Years of the South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival!

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Mark your calendars, polish up your dancing shoes and make your hotel reservations!

The 25th annual South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival is coming to Coos Bay- North Bend Oregon March 14-16, 2014!  Each year, music lovers from all over the region flock to the Oregon Coast for this popular jazz festival.

New this year: ALL music and dance venues will under one roof at The Mill Casino! The venues will be The Hazel Room, The Cedar Room, The Salmon Room and for the first time, the Saw Blade Room, which is adjacent to the Plank House Restaurant on the main floor. All venues will have dance floors.

Here is a little history on how this special event has evolved in the past 25 years.
Upon it’s initial launch, the Clambake Jazz Festival was called the Dixieland Jazz Festival. Since that time, the festival music has evolved with their audience to include a range of musical styles like Big Band, Zydeco, Blues, Gospel, Oldies, Rock & Roll and of course, Dixieland and the event was eventually renamed The South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival.

The South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival has been fortunate to have the support of our community and loyal patrons from around the region. This year’s theme is “More than Just Jazz” and features performances by:

  • Soulpie
  • Gator Nation
  • Stompy Jones
  • Red Skunk
  • Midnight Serenaders
  • Young Bucs
  • High Street
  • The Stolen Sweets
  • Twice as Good
  • It’s About Time Big Band
  • Blue Skies Big Band
  • Oregon Coast Lab Band – Evolution!

Space is limited, so be sure to make your reservations soon! Click here to make a reservation at The Mill Casino or call 1 800 953 4800 or
email: For festival details including ticket prices, band schedules, venues, etc visit  All event badges are available and Early Bird Badge Vouchers are available until March 1, 2014. You can also follow their updates on Facebook.

How to Get the Most out of Your Winter Getaway at the Mill Casino

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Did you know the average Americans leaves 2 vacation days unused according to this survey by Expedia®? Numerous studies have shown that vacations help lower stress and anxiety in addition to preventing burnout.

Now that the busy holiday season is over, it’s time to plan a relaxing mini-vacation to recharge for the new year. Sometimes we just need to get away, which is why we have made it easy for you and a guest to escape to the Oregon Coast this winter.

Yes, you read correctly, escape to the Oregon Coast this winter.

It’s a little known secret that the winter months are an optimal time to visit the Oregon coast. It’s less crowded, the fishing is great, the clam chowder is hot, storm watching is at it’s peak at Shore Acres State Park, and you could catch a glimpse of the whales migrating on their annual 6,000 mile journey to the warm waters of California. Here are some tips to get the most out your weekend getaway!

Before your trip:

1. Book our Winter Getaway Hotel Package (best value).
This special package includes a Deluxe Bayside Room, $40 Dining credit at any of our dining venues, and a Complimentary bottle of champagne or cider with souvenir toasting glasses. You and your guest will enjoy the stunning waterfront views of Coos Bay along with our comfortable hotel amenities.  To book this special stay or find out what our rates are, call reservations at 800-953-4800, ext. 3

2. Sign up for the Mill Club
Mill Club members not only participate in our special casino promotions, they earn free play, discounts, meals, merchandise and invitations to exclusive special events. As a Mill Club member you’ll earn rewards every time you play your favorite table games and slots in our casino. Best of all, it’s free and easy. Here are just some of the promotions our Mill Club Members will enjoy this winter, visit our Casino Promotions page to see the entire list:

3. Create your own itinerary but leave room for a spontaneous adventures!
There is always something happening in the North Bend, Charleston and Coos Bay area. Oregon’s Adventure Coast has put together some sample itineraries to give you some ideas.  We also recommend going to their Events Calendar to see what is happening in and around the community, and of course check the Mill Casino Events Calendar! Our nightclub, Warehouse 101, hosts Comedy Night every Wednesday and live music every Friday & Saturday night.

4. Pack the following:

  • Workout clothes! Start the day with a vigorous working with a waterfront view in our fitness room located on the second floor of our Lodge.
  • Bathing Suit. Enjoy our relaxing indoor pool and two hot tubs on the South End of our Lodge. The pool is complimentary for all guests. Towels are provided at the pool.
  • Your Camera for winter storm watching and to capture all of the fond memories from your trip.
  • Layers of clothing. Average winter temperatures range from mid/high 40’s to low 50’s during day to mid 30’s at night. Since the weather changes from hour to hour, we suggest packing layers of clothing such as t-shirts, jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts hats, scarves, gloves, etc so you can be ready for anything.
  • Casual “night-out clothes” for dining out and dancing the night away in Warehouse 101.
  • Binoculars. These come in handy when you want to get a closer look the Pacific Ocean, and let’s not forget whale and bird watching!
  • Sunscreen. If you plan to spend any time outdoors, please remember the UV rays from the sun still shine through, so it is important to protect your skin with sunscreen anything else you normally use to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Comfortable walking shoes for overall use, flip-flops for the beach (in case it is warm enough) and good boots for hiking.

While you are here:
1. Check out all of your options in our dining venues. Ask about our specials! Here is a sample of some of our *current dining specials:

  • The Saw Blade Buffet: Come hungry (and early) and fill your plate as often as you’d like with a bountiful selection of incredible entrees, hand-carved meats, succulent sides and delectable desserts at The Saw Blade Buffet.  Open each Monday & Tuesday for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The buffet is also open for special events and holidays. Click here to check schedule and details.
  • Plank House Restaurant: Serving breakfast, luncheon specialties, and delicious dinners each Wednesday-Sunday (Closed Monday and Tuesday). Save room for dessert! Visit for details.
  • Wine Discovery Evenings by the Bay: Get premium wines by the bottle up to 50% off at the Plank House and Whitecaps on Sunday evenings.
  • Early Bird Specials at The Plank House: Dine with us between 4 pm and 6 pm (Wednesday-Sunday) and choose from one of six delicious early dinner specials Each special includes our FREE daily dessert special.
  • Happy Hour/Drink Specials: Warehouse 101 from 3 -6 PM Sun – Thurs.
  • Warehouse 101 Game Time Entree Special: Wear any NFL, College Team or Mill Logo Shirt and get $2 off any entrée from our regular menu during any Football Game!
  • Buy 1 Get one for 1.01 Lunch Special:  Buy one Lunch Entrée and get the second for $1.01 at Warehouse 101 every Monday through Wednesday

*These dining specials are current as of January 2014 and subject to change without notice. Click here to see current dining specials.

2. Leave time for shopping in the many antique and specialty shops in North Bend, Coos Bay and Charleston. Be sure to stop in our own Ko-Kwel Gifts and check out our extensive selection of art and craft works created by Coquille Tribal artists and artisans. Handcrafted jewelry and beadwork, carved wood pieces, glassware and regional photography are among the many creations offered by Coquille Tribal members exclusively at Ko-Kwel Gifts. The shop also features a selection of jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts (always in season on the Oregon Coast) along with mementos and keepsakes.

3.  Go for a stroll on our boardwalk.  It’s lovely!

4.  Go for a swim, a work-out, or relax in one of our outdoor hot-tubs overlooking Coos Bay.

5.   Go storm watching at Shore Acres State Park, the bluff overlooking Bastendorff Beach, and Sunset Bay State Park.

Need more information?  Contact us at 800.953.4800! We are here to help.

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