Picnic table overlooking Coos Bay from a deck at The Mill Casino

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Traveler’s Choice

August 5, 2020 Traveler’s Choice? The Mill Casino Hotel of course!  Guests at The Mill Hotel rate it among the top 10 percent of the world’s hotels, according to Tripadvisor, the world’s largest online travel platform. Tripadvisor named The Mill Hotel as one of its Travelers’ Choice Award winners for 2020. “This truly is a […]

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The Case of the Missing Canoes

Shirod Younker’s passion for canoes began early. Growing up near Coos Bay in the ’70s and ’80s, he recalls that his family had “many canoes and no rules.” His Coos and Coquille Native American father and Filipino mother encouraged him and his two siblings to explore the South Slough estuary, which had long been home […]

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The Mill Casino for Coos Bay Tradition

After an adventurous day along the scenic Oregon coast, I was pleased to check in at The Mill Casino Hotel on Coos Bay for a quiet night in my room with a view. Upon arrival, though, I couldn’t resist the beautiful artwork and decorative touches honoring the Coquille Indian Tribe. From educational displays and art […]

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20 Best Value Towns in the West

This once-faded fishing port on the southern Oregon Coast has seen its fortunes rebound, thanks to public redevelopment efforts and private enterprise. The former helped fund construction of the new Coos History Museum building and the 2014 reopening of the Egyptian Theatre, a relic of Coos Bay’s 1920s heyday. A good example of the latter […]

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A Talk with The Chief of the Coquille Indian Tribe

Rick Dancer of “That Oregon Life” interviewed Chief Don Ivy in August 2018. They discuss the name “Coquille,” the potlatch tradition, the Tribe’s role in community life, and much more.

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Carving out quite a career

Nine years ago, Chef Chris Foltz, was a sous chef at The Mill-Casino Hotel. Along with his normal duties, they put him in charge of making ice sculpture centerpieces for buffets and company banquets. Trick was, Foltz didn’t have any experience cutting on ice. Matter of fact, there wasn’t even anyone in the area that […]

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