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60 vacation homes to choose from, all in Cannon Beach or Arch Cape. Massive, grandiose homes with historic character to brand new; even condos near beach. All oceanfront or very close. Sleep as many as 12. Highlights include garden areas, clawfoot tub, hot tubs, decks, a solarium and maybe even an electric organ. Some homes are in a condo complex w/ swimming pool. Some pet friendly.

Suites, duplex units, houses for 2-8 people. Close to everything. All units w/ kitchens; many have fireplaces, decks, jetted tubs. Robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities and more. Award-winning flowers. Featured on Travel Channel.

Cannon Beach Fultano's. Delivers to hotels; slices for lunch. Find all the regular pizza favorites as well as gourmet varities, including seafood, linguica, teriyacki chicken and even a sauce made of mashed grapes. Amazing homemade soups. Pasta dishes out of this world, with now-famous recipe, stellar meatballs. Homemade lasagna. All affordable in family-friendly atmosphere that is also romantic.

A cuddly pet- and family-friendly beauty that boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. Immaculate rooms - great sense of fun and quirkiness. Free wi-fi. There are also free movies. Small pet fee.

 


Seaside, Cannon Beach and Astoria June, July Summer 2014 Events Calendar

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Cannon Beach's Indian Beach, seen from above

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Various Mornings (low tides). Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Weather and tide permitting, staffers can be found on the beach throughout the year and on most low-tide mornings. Bird stations and spotting scopes, display tanks with microscopes, brochures and naturalists/interpreters. On the beach, by Haystack Rock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-8060.

Every Day: Seaside Aquarium. Open every day of the week. Feed seals, see all manner of sea life. Seaside Aquarium. Seaside, Oregon. www.seasideaquarium.com 503-738-6211.

Seaside Aquarium

Every Saturday. Wine Tasting. $5. The Wine Shack. 124 N Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1100.

Every Wednesday. Seaside Farmer's Market. Open at 3 pm until 6 pm, offer a wide variety of fresh produce, pasture-raised meat, organic cheeses, wild-caught seafood, and hand-crafted artisan food products. Seaside American Legion Parking Area. 315 Broadway St Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-7393. www.seasidemarket.org

Every Sunday. Astoria Sunday Market. The Astoria Sunday Market features up to 200 vendors each week offering locally-made products that have been hand-crafted, grown, created or gathered by the farmers, craftspeople and artisans featured each week. Lively food court with regional entertainment. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 12th St. Historic Downtown Astoria, Oregon. (503) 325-1010. www.Astoriasundaymarket.com

June 25. Children's Summer Music Camp. Learn how to write, perform and record music including original songs withe training by professional musicians. This two day camp will be followed by a performance on Thursday June 27 at 7 pm by Rock Violinist Arron Meyer and guitarist Tim Ellis at the Sundance Event Lodge. Sea Ranch Resort. 415 Fir Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2815. www.searanchrv.com

June 26. Clear Lake Walk: Summer on the Land NCLC. An easy hike where you can explore a large restoration effort and enjoy an inter-dunal lake and forested wetlands as eagles soar overhead and elk, deer and waterfowl peruse the wetlands and lake. The walk is about 1 mile total, and there will be no access to public restrooms. Near Warrenton, Oregon. 2 p.m. (503) 738-9126. www.nclctrust.org

June 27 through September 5. Live Theater: The 39 Steps By John Buchanan. 'Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit. Ticket prices and times vary. The Coaster Theatre Playhouse. 108 N Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-1242. www.coastertheatre.com

June 27. Inflatable Open Swim. Sunset Pool hosts an inflatable open swim with the giant inflatable toy from 1 PM to 3 PM. The regular rate is $3 or $2 with the resident discount. This event is included in general admission, passes, or with a punch card. Sunset Pool. 1140 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com

June 27 – 29. Plein Air Arts Festival. Cannon Beach’s popular “Plein Air & More” is a three-day event which includes a Friday night “meet & greet” with the participating artists and gallery owners, along with a collaborative show of art work. On Saturday and Sunday, more than fifty artists, represented by Cannon Beach’s art galleries will be creating works of art on location throughout town and on the beach. Throughout Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.cbgallerygroup.com/events

June 27. Guided Canoe Adventure. You meet in the lobby at the Sunset Pool in Seaside at 1140 Broadway. It goes from noon to 3 pm and takes you out on the river and near the ocean. . Don't forget to bring some sunscreen, water bottle and a camera. Sunset Pool, Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com.

June 28. Volleyfest: Beach Volleyball Tournament. The Seaside Volleyfest (aka 'Little Seaside') is an annual event the last weekend in June that hosts top jr's teams from all over the state. This event is open to all juniors players and is divided into four divisions 18u, 16u, 14u, 12u twos, which play on Saturday and an 18u, 16u, 14u, 12u fours division on Sunday. 6 a.m. Seaside Beach at the Turnaround, Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-6391. www.seasidechamber.com

June 28. Myth Makers Return: Celebration of Books. Get ready for a family celebration of books. Raymond Macalino (Percy's Planetary Surprise), Damien Macalino (What if an Alligator Ate an Avalanche), Helena Macalino (The Reflection), and Tonya Macalino (Twilight Dance: Recipes for Bath and Body) will be at Beach Books on Saturday, June 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. 616 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3500. www.beachbooks37.com

June 28. Astoria Music Festival: Last Chance Celebrity Happy Hour. String music by Martin Chalifour, Jeff Thayer, Cary Lewis, more. Ticket Prices: Open Seating Adult = $15; Student, Senior, Military = $15. 4 p.m. The Liberty Theater. 1203 Commercial St. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 325-8108. www.liberty-theater.org

July 1 – September 1. Fort Clatsop: Daily Summer Ranger Programs. Summer Ranger Programs return to Fort Clatsop beginning June 23rd. Various activities such as Kid Corps, Netul Trail Guided Walks and Guided Kayak-Canoe Tours will be offered at varying times, locations and days. Fort Clatsop. 92343 Fort Clatsop Rd. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 861-2471. www.nps.gov

July 4, Seaside. 4th of July Parade & Old-Fashioned Social. Enjoy the Independence Day parade featuring several Drum & Bugle Corps from the Pacific Northwest, including the Oregon Crusaders, Santa Clara Vanguard, Eruption, and The Columbians. The parade begins at 11am at the Seaside Museum & Historical Society on Necanicum Drive at 5th Avenue, making a loop through downtown Seaside. Par starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. Seaside's Old-Fashioned Social takes place from noon to 4pm at the Seaside Museum & Butterfield Cottage, 570 Necanicum Drive. Enjoy an old-fashioned celebration for all ages, including a cake walk, face painting, live music, children's games, food booths, raffle drawings, silent auction and Bingo. Free, plus free admission to the museum too.

Fireworks begin at dusk. By far one of the largest on the Oregon coast, they shoot off from the Turnaround, in the middle of town. Visitor tips: tens of thousands hit these beaches and you'll experience better parking and lesser crowds at the southern and northern ends of town. (503) 738-7065. See the Seaside Tour, Map.

Cannon Beach Fourth of July. No fireworks in town because of bird sanctuaries on top of Haystack Rock. However, their parade is famous. The parade route starts northbound on Spruce street and then loops back onto Hemlock street headed south through downtown. Face painting is at the American Legion and strawberry shortcake at the US Bank. For more information, call 503-436-2973. See the Cannon Beach Virtual Tour, Map.

July 4. Drum & Bugle Corps Concert at Broadway Field. Independence Day Concert featuring several Drum & Bugle Corps Bands from the Pacific Northwest, including the Oregon Crusaders, Santa Clara Vanguard, Eruption, and The Columbians. The concert begins at Broadway Field at 1:30 PM and costs only $5 per person. Here is a glimpse of one of the Crusader's Shows. 1:30 pm. 1400 Broadway. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-6391.

July 5. Seaside's Treasure the Beach Cleanup. Many participants will be at the Seaside beach at The Turnaround, but there will be no information table. Bags will be available at the beach, or can be picked up in advance at The City of Seaside Visitors Center at 7 N. Roosevelt Dr., Seaside. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Seaside, Oregon. gdideum@hotmail.com

July 8. Circle Creek Forest Walk: Summer on the Land NCLC. Join Katie Voelke and Melyssa Graeper for an exploration of a floodplain forest in all its many stages: newly planted, old, dead and dying, and everything in between. 10 am – noon. Register at link. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-9126, www.nclctrust.org,

July 9. Yellow Flag Iris Pull: North Coast Land Conservancy. Yellow flag iris is a lovely and notoriously invasive exotic; it spreads fast, clogging wetlands and choking out native species. Digging out iris in vulnerable wetlands isn’t for everyone; it’s hard work, requiring plenty of bending, and it’s always muddy. But many volunteers claim it’s their favorite stewardship event. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Circle Creek Habitat Reserve. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-9126. www.nclctrust.org.

July 11. Guided Canoe Adventure. You meet in the lobby at the Sunset Pool in Seaside at 1140 Broadway. It goes from noon to 3 pm and takes you out on the river and near the ocean. . Don't forget to bring some sunscreen, water bottle and a camera. Sunset Pool, Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com.

July 12. Guided Hiking Adventure, Neahkahnie Mountain. Registered hikers will meet at Sunset Pool at 9:45. Transportation will be provided. Bring your own provisions such as water, a snack, binoculars, a walking stick (if needed) and your camera. Cost is $25.00/$20 for residents. Meet at the Sunset Pool. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com.

July 12. Nature Walk at Stanley Marsh: Summer on the Land NCLC. Once open pasture dominated by invasive reed canary grass is slowly evolving to a dynamic wetland system full of willow and native wetland grasses. Migratory song birds, Roosevelt elk and beavers thrive here, and the adjacent Thompson Creek plays host to wild coho salmon in the fall. Explore this beautiful property with Neal Maine, one of it’s most frequent visitors, and observe what happens - both anticipated and unexpected - when humans attempt to build a whole new ecological system. 10 a.m. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-9126. www.nclctrust.org

July 17. Learn To Surf Camp: Sunset Empire Parks & Recreation District. This one-day camp begins in the pool becoming familiar with surfboards by practicing paddling, turning the board around, turtle diving, and standing up on the board. Later, we will make our way to Indian Beach to practice skills learned. Surfboard and helmet are provided. Bring your own wetsuit, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and a lunch. 10 a.m. Cost is $25 for residents and $38 for non-residents. Sunset Pool, Hwy 101, Seaside, Oregon. Registration at website. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com.

July 17. Clear Lake Walk: Summer on the Land NCLC. Located a short distance from the center of Warrenton, the 45-acre Clear Lake property is an easy hike where you can explore a large restoration effort and enjoy an inter-dunal lake and forested wetlands as eagles soar overhead and elk, deer and waterfowl peruse the wetlands and lake. 10 a.m. Warrenton, Oregon. (503) 738-9126. www.nclctrust.org

July 18. Golf Tournament: Summer's Here...Right? Enjoy the historic Gearhart Golf Links. 21 and over. $45 per player in advance; $55 last week prior to event. Cart rental is $15 per player. 1157 North Marion Avenue. Gearhart, Oregon. (503) 717-8159. www.gearhartgolflinks.com.

July 19. 48th Annual Seaside Beach Run. Several races and activities to meet the needs of a broad range of runners and walkers; activities include 5K and 10K beach runs, timed and non-timed 5K walks on the historic Promenade in Seaside, and a free “Kid’s Sand Dash” and Treasure Hunt for children under 12 years old—with prizes awarded in several age groups. 7 a.m. 12th Avenue & the Prom & Goodman Park at 12th and Necanicum Drive. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-8304. www.seasidebeachrun.org/

July 22. Neacoxie Prairie Walk. This is a favorite spot for migratory songbirds and waterfowl as well as elk and deer. Register at website. 2 pm. Gearhart, Oregon. (503) 738-9126. www.nclctrust.org

July 24. Learn To Surf Camp: Sunset Empire Parks & Recreation District. This one-day camp begins in the pool becoming familiar with surfboards by practicing paddling, turning the board around, turtle diving, and standing up on the board. Later, we will make our way to Indian Beach to practice skills learned. Surfboard and helmet are provided. Bring your own wetsuit, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and a lunch. 10 a.m. Cost is $25 for residents and $38 for non-residents. Sunset Pool, Hwy 101, Seaside, Oregon. Registration at website. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com.

July 25. Guided Canoe Adventure. You meet in the lobby at the Sunset Pool in Seaside at 1140 Broadway. It goes from noon to 3 pm and takes you out on the river and near the ocean. . Don't forget to bring some sunscreen, water bottle and a camera. Sunset Pool, Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com.

July 26. John Day Marsh Paddle: Summer on the Land NCLC. John Day River Marsh is inaccessible on foot but accessible at high tide in canoes or kayaks: just the right-size watercraft for exploring the sloughs that penetrate this marsh. NCLC and Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation District will provide the canoes for this adventure; no canoe or kayak experience required. Join naturalist Kathleen Sayce to get acquainted with this wetland: its plant life, and the birds and animals that live here year-round or stop by seasonally. 2 p.m. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-9126. www.nclctrust.org

July 26. Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament. This event is open to all juniors players and is divided into four divisions 18u, 16u, 14u, 12u 2s, which play on Saturday and an 18u, 16u, 14u, 12u fours division on Sunday. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 781-8022. www.npbeachclub.com.

July 26. Seaside Garden Tour: Hosted by Pam Fleming. Start at Holiday Inn Express with breakfast for $5 at 8 a.m., then a colorful preview slide show and door-prize drawing. The tour starts at 9:00 AM, when Pam Fleming, Seaside's Downtown Gardener will lead a walking tour of the downtown themed gardens. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 717-1914.

July 27. Skipanon Forest Paddle: Summer on the Land NCLC. he best way to see this wetland, with its towering Sitka spruce and native crabapple trees, is from a canoe. Join naturalist Kathleen Sayce to get acquainted with this globally rare habitat type and learn how tidal marshes of this kind help both people and wildlife thrive. 3 pm. Upper Skipanon Forest Paddle, near Warrenton, Oregon. (503) 738-9126. www.nclctrust.org

July 26 – 30. Surfing and Lifestyle Immersion Retreat With Northwest Women's Surfcamps, Three days of surf camps with morning beach yoga practice, hours of surf instruction and coaching with our enthusiastic instructors, catered lunches by the Seasons Cafe Chefs, all surf & wetsuit equipment, and souvenir NWWSC tee-shirt and Partner’s Goodie Bag. Cost and times at website. Various locations in Seaside and Cannon Beach. (503) 440-5782. www.nwwomenssurfcamps.com.

July 29 – August 2. Clatsop County Fair. Daily carnivals, entertainment. Clatsop County Fairgrounds. 92937 Walluski Loop. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 325-4600, www.clatsopfairgroiuonds.com/fair.htm

July 31. Learn To Surf Camp: Sunset Empire Parks & Recreation District. This one-day camp begins in the pool becoming familiar with surfboards by practicing paddling, turning the board around, turtle diving, and standing up on the board. Later, we will make our way to Indian Beach to practice skills learned. Surfboard and helmet are provided. Bring your own wetsuit, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and a lunch. 10 a.m. Cost is $25 for residents and $38 for non-residents. Sunset Pool, Hwy 101, Seaside, Oregon. Registration at website. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com.

August 8. Guided Canoe Adventure. You meet in the lobby at the Sunset Pool in Seaside at 1140 Broadway. It goes from noon to 3 pm and takes you out on the river and near the ocean. . Don't forget to bring some sunscreen, water bottle and a camera. Sunset Pool, Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com.

August 22. Guided Canoe Adventure. You meet in the lobby at the Sunset Pool in Seaside at 1140 Broadway. It goes from noon to 3 pm and takes you out on the river and near the ocean. . Don't forget to bring some sunscreen, water bottle and a camera. Sunset Pool, Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-3311. www.sunsetempire.com.

Corps of Discovery Reenactment on N. Oregon Coast in August
The reenactment of Lewis and Clark's time in Seaside happens August 15 to 17. Seaside events
Women's Surf Camp and Retreat on N. Oregon Coast
July 26 to 30 brings the Northwest Women's Surfcamps Surfing and Lifestyle Immersion Retreat to both Seaside and Cannon Beach. Seaside events, Cannon Beach events
N. Oregon Coast Guided Hikes Feature Engaging Nature
The North Coast Land Conservancy hosts a variety of walks that will get you to a whole new level of beachy and forested fun. Seaside events, science, Astoria events
N. Oregon Coast Hike Event a Time Travel, Science Adventure
Hear and experience Oregon coast pre-history on the Clastop Plains Geology Walk at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park's Yeon Property near Sunset Beach on June 21. Seaside events, Astoria events
Oregon Coast Lighthouse Keeper Talks About His Experiences
Life aboard the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse comes to life in June as one of the men who spent considerable time there gives a talk about old Terrible Tilly on Saturday, June 14. Cannon Beach events, Manzanita events
Fort Stevens Civil War Reenactment Explodes on N. Oregon Coast
It's called the Fort Stevens: Historical Reenactment, and it takes place at Fort Stevens on the North Oregon coast on May 31 and June 1. Astoria events, Seaside events
Downtown Wine Walk This Weekend on N. Oregon Coast
The north Oregon coast resort hotspot of Seaside swells with wine lovers this weekend, as the Seaside Wine Walk envelopes the town. Seaside events
Logging History and Music at N. Oregon Coast Attraction
Cannon Beach History Center and Museum presents a talk on Oregon's logging industry and its history in the area as well as a concert at the end of the month. Cannon Beach events

 

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