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A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

There will not be another property built like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun (nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848

For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

20 gorgeous homes sleep up to 18; doubled that with some side-by-side homes. Some pet friendly. Cottages to massive homes; new oceanfront to renovated historic beach houses. All over central coast w/ Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Boiler Bay and Nye Beach. Long list of features, including barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most have movies, music, books. Gift basket w/ goodies in each

smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free.

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.

Eating the Oregon Coast: Sample Florence Restaurants, Dining

Published 10/11/2010

(Florence, Oregon) - Where else can you work up an enormous appetite on a beach covered with leg cramp-inducing dunes, and then fill yourself up next to engaging river views that include glimpses of the sea?

Florence is unique in its little spot – almost exactly halfway between the two borders of Oregon. A combination of fluffy dunes, massive freshwater lakes, long stretches of sandy beaches and searing, dramatic cliffs just a short drive away, the town then turns its attention to that engaging river. It’s here where many of Florence’s restaurants hold court, catering to a wide variety of tastes. Seafood reigns supreme here, of course, but also intriguing little eateries with quirky approaches, downhome diners, coffee shops, upscale eateries and a large menu of other kinds of restaurants round out this beach experience.

Then, nearby, in Yachats and Newport, more interesting dining possibilities remain.

Mo's Florence. An atmospheric and ruggedly beautiful building sits on the river, quite literally dripping with a maritime vibe and a sense of history. Gorgeous views of Old Town’s aquatic side and the bustling river come with your meal, as sunsets explode in a variety of colors, while framed by the old bridge.

Massive oyster plates begin the appetizers category ($6 - $10), which may be shooters, steamed, half shell or cocktail, along with shrimp, scallops or fries. Bigger dinners are about $9 to $15 and come with lots of fixin’s. You’ll find former ocean dwellers like clams, oyster, petrale sole, cod, salmon or halibut. Not so surfy delicacies boast ribs, chicken and chicken-fried steak. Mo’s famous Chowder comes in various sizes, including a massive sourdough bowl. Look for combo plates where you mix three items: clam strips, oysters, shrimp or scallops. There is also slumgullion, which is a chowder that comes with shrimp. Indulge in shrimp skewers clam strips, clam fritters, popcorn scallops, Oregon oysters (grilled friend or Cajun), grilled parmesan petrale sole, Alaskan cod, salmon and halibut - grilled poached or blackened.

Burgers are found in incarnations such as a bacon cheeseburger, mushroom swiss, grilled chicken, chili burger or hot dog, plus three cheese grilled cheese sandwich. Also in the non-seafood category are barbecue babyback ribs, chicken strips, grilled chicken breast, chicken fried steak – served with mashed potatoes and country gravy.

Others may dig a lip smacking bouillabaisse, or a hearty chili for the landlubbers. Pastas ($11) are lathered in luscious alfredo, coming with veggies, chicken, shrimp skewers, Oregon bay shrimp or a seafood mélange. Salads are varied, and sometimes have seafood. Sandwiches include bay shrimp, tuna, cod (with a blackened option), clam fritters.

Keeping the little ones happy is a children’s menu that includes chips, chicken strips basket, clam strips, hamburger, hot dog, grilled cheese, mac and cheese. Plus, there’s a ton to look at through their enormous windows. 1436 Bay Street. Florence, Oregon. 541-997-2185. www.moschowder.com.

Adobe Restaurant and Lounge, Yachats. From every seat a stunning view of the town’s always wild ocean. A warm woody interior creates and atmosphere that’s imparts the upscale as much as the laidback and comforting.

Breakfast goes until 11:30 a.m. on most days, but Sundays it drifts on until 2 p.m. Favorites like French toast become inventive here (about $8.50, which spotlight interesting shades of taste like ham, bacon, links, cheese sauce, orange cream, applesauce or cinnamon butter. Bundles of biscuits and gravy, waffles, eggs done with a Mexican flair, or with oysters, diced ham, mushrooms and even grilled top sirloin. More egg faves include Huevos Rancheros, Eggs Benedict or New York style. Omelets, frittatas, and more around $8 to $11.

For lunch there are salads, interesting entrees that may have Indonesian flavor, sautéed fish, fish n’ chips, chickens, steaks or pastas – all around $10. There’s a hefty selection of burgers and sandwiches.

At dinnertime, seafood plates ($17 - $24) are large and intricate affairs. There’s stir fried shrimp, shrimp in a corn tortilla (Mexican style) or a large crab pot in various cheeses and a massive captain’s platter. Steaks, beef dishes and chicken abound, and early bird specials are a favorite from 5 to 6 p.m. 1555 Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon. 800-522-3623. (541) 547-3141. www.adoberesort.com/dining.htm

Mo's Newport. The iconic original has an open wall to the bustling bayfront. Massive appetizers will fill up the family, ($5 to $26). Larger entrees are $10 to $14, and come with that signature Mo’s clam chowder, salad and other choices. There are big plates of halibut, oysters from the area, calamari, prawns, cod, clam strips or massive combo plates, cioppino, fish tacos, and of course the favorite: fish ‘n’ chips. Look for seafood sandwiches around $7 to $13. Plenty of pastas. hot dogs, burgers, chicken and more for those who enjoy turf more than surf. 622 SW Bay Blvd. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2979. www.moschowder.com.

Mo's Annex (Newport). Right across the street from the Mo’s original spot, here you get a snappy view of Yaquina Bay. You can feed four to six folks with just their appetizers, around $10. As always, seafood specialties ($10 - $15) arrive with that Oregon staple: the famed Mo’s clam chowder, as well as other goodies. There’s a cioppino crammed with local oysters, clams, salmon shrimp and cod in rich Italian sauce. Fish tacos are a favorite. Large entrees are $10 to $16 and spotlight salmon, petroli sole, halibut steak and codfish. Seafood sandwiches are about nine bucks. There’s plenty of chicken, pastas, burgers, hot dogs and such for the landlubbers. 657 SW Bay. Newport (ten miles from Depoe Bay, Oregon). 541-265-7512. www.moschowder.com

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Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.

Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.

Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms. Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly. Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine and book signing events.

Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.
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All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly

Sumptuous indoor pool heated year round. Lovely ocean views come with many rooms. All units big, extremely comfortable, w/ special touches. Each room contains a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee makers, cable TV, and larger kitchen units are available as well. Free parking, choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms. Within walking distance to all of Yachats’ various amenities; short walk to the beaches
Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly.

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