About This Place
South Bend is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. It is the county seat of Pacific County. The population was 1,637 as of the 2010 census a decrease of 9.4% over the 2000 census figures. The town is widely known for its oysters and scenery.
South Bend was officially incorporated on September 27, 1890. The name of the city comes from its location on the Willapa River. The county seat was relocated from Oysterville to South Bend in 1893. The Pacific County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
South Bend is located at 46°39′49″N 123°48′4″W / 46.66361°N 123.80111°W / 46.66361; -123.80111 (46.663477, -123.801176) on the Willapa river.