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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

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.

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

Inn at Wecoma Lincoln City.  Sleek, modern design w some partial ocean views, balconies and fireplaces. Spacious guestrooms w/ microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, free continental breakfast.  Indoor pool and a hot tub. W-fi, fitness room, business center, and located within walking distance to finest restaurants. 867-sq-foot conference room for business meetings or large social events. Some pet friendly.

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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.

 

 

You Can Adopt a Whale on the Oregon Coast, Thanks to Scientist

Published 04/27/2014

(Depoe Bay, Oregon) – You may be surprised to know you can adopt a whale on the Oregon coast.

That does not mean you get to take the great cetacean home with you. But it does mean you help fund local research into the many whales of the area – and you get some fun keepsakes for yourself about one of these beautiful beasts.

Carrie Newell, owner of Whale Research EcoExcursions and the Whale, Sealife and Shark Museum in Depoe Bay, started offering these a few years ago. She set it aside after a while but brought it back in the last year.

You pay $40 to adopt what they call a “resident” gray whale. In turn, you get an 8x10 picture of your whale, a write up of its history, a certificate with your name and the whale you adopted, your name on the Whale Wall, one coupon for 20% off a whale watching trip and 2 passes into the Whale, Sealife and Shark Museum.

Schools and other groups can get educational talks on whales with the adoption package.

There's a list of those available for adopting. These include: Scarback, Rambolina, Zebra Stripe, Nifer, Lucky, Fishbone. Morisa, Dotsee, Doorknob, Bullseye, DD, Jenny Lace, McFlurry, Stretch, Milky Way, Eagle Eye, U-Fish, Comet, Ice Cap, Splotch, Ridgeback, Blanco, 8-ball, Starfish (Sea Star) and O'Valentine.

“Those are the ones that more commonly return to the coast,” Newell said. “We want people to be able to see their whales.”

The money helps fund Newell's own research and her team, as well as helps her to give more educational talks about whales around the region.

“Sometimes we'll take people out on educational tours for free or for half price,” Newell said. “It helps sponsor that.”

Her research includes using interns, as they all head out to sea in a team of 10 or more, looking into the behavior and habits of Oregon coast whales. All that requires funding as well.

“We learn new stuff every year,” Newell said.

Newell is credited with making some sizable discovering about local whales back in 1999, when she was able to identify returning whales and especially what they were eating. Until then, scientists had no clue.

It turned out these local gray whales were feasting on mycid shrimp, which exist in separate pockets along the Oregon coast.

“The best one is off Depoe Bay,” Newell said.

To see more about adopting whales, see http://www.oregonwhales.com/adopt.html. There is also an adoption wall at the Whale, Sea Life and Shark Museum in Depoe Bay. 541-912-6734.

More about Depoe Bay below, and at the Depoe Bay Virtual Tour, Map, including a photo of Newell's tour boat on a whale excursion.

 

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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.

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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.
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.

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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