Blue Bills is open again

Volunteers from the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum joined staff from Three Rivers Casino Resort and representatives from the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the grand reopening of Blue Bills, a bar and restaurant within the casino. Courtesy photo

Three Rivers Casino Resort reopens restaurant with nod to local history

June 2, 2023 — On Friday, May 26 Three Rivers Casino Resort was joined by volunteers from the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum and the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce for the ribbon cutting for the grand reopening of Blue Bills, a restaurant within the the casino that Three Rivers hopes will act as a connector  for coastal visitors, offering food, drinks and fun decor.

As a nod to the casino's partnership with the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, the restaurant will feature imagery of old Florence.

“What a great day,” said Rich Colton, the casino’s director of marketing. “Thank you everyone for being here in support of our grand opening for the new Blue Bills. The artwork we had reproduced from the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum turned out great and will help continue to educate folks on the history of Florence. And a big thank you to everyone at the museum for working with us on this project.”

Blue Bills is open 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw

Indians, Three Rivers Casino Resort has strong ties to the surrounding community along the

Central Oregon Coast. As one of the largest employers in the area, Three Rivers provides

resources and opportunities for tribal and non-tribal members of the region. In addition to 

providing local jobs, Three Rivers sponsors local arts programs for professional and children’s

theater and donates to dozens of local and regional nonprofit organizations. It has become a pillar of community support; the philanthropic spirit of Three Rivers Casino is felt deeply on the

Central Oregon Coast and statewide. 

Three Rivers Casino Resort is located at 5647 Highway 126 just east of Florence.