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04/02/08

Secrets of the Season

April Wine and Live Music in Tiny Oregon Coast Town

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(Yachats, Oregon) – It's days of wine and song in Yachats throughout the spring, with a steady schedule of wine tasting at The Wine Place and bundles of weekend entertainment at the Landmark Lounge.

At The Wine Place, there’s something new every Saturday afternoon, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On weekend nights, the Landmark kicks into high gear with all sorts of live rock, reggae, world music and blues wafting through the place.

The Wine Place is located at Highway 101 and W. 4th Street in Yachats, All events are free. call 541-547-5275

Saturday, April 5. Guess the Grape. What’s that you’re drinking? Join shop owner Carrie Yano for a blind tasting of common and uncommon varietals. 1 - 4 p.m.

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

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

Saturday, April 12. Brassfield Estate. Meet Andy Minor and share samples of wines from Brassfield Estate, located in the High Valley area of California.

The Wine Shop, Yachats

Saturday, April 19. Oregon Bargains. Meet Stephen Cutler, distributor of Oregon wines, and enjoy samples of some inexpensive and tasty wines.

Saturday, April 26. Beer! Visit The Wine Place as they take a day off from wine tasting to share samples of beer and ale.

Gigs at The Landmark Lounge are also free. Must be over 21. Yachats. Hwy 101, Yachats. (541) 547-5459. www.landmark-yachats.com.

Saturday, April 5: I-Chele and the Circle of Light. Reggae from the heart - voted Eugene's Best Reggae/World Beat Band for 2007. The drifting rhythms of the reggae groove are hard to find in the land of the big trees, but they are there - or in this case, here in Yachats. I-Chele has put together a sensuous unit of sound and built it carefully over the years, never losing the spark. Vince Black adds that true Jamaican feel and a large and talented percussion section weaves that tropical balance. Eugene legend Roger McConnell is on guitar. 9 p.m.

I-Chele from Eugene

Sunday, April 6: David Bowers Colony. Ghetto-grass from Bend, acoustic Indie guitars. David Bowers is a mainstay of the Bend bluegrass/acoustic scene, herein venturing across the mountains for a look at the valley and coastal scene. He brings along some strong-playing Bend locals for a series of gigs in the Eugene/Coast arenas. Expect something called Agrarian Rock or Ghetto Grass. It’s going to be very indie and it’s got to be visceral. 8 p.m.

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Thursday, April 10: Stevie B. Singer and songwriter who gives voice to the songs of nature and the spirit of shamanic visioning and healing. One of the Bay Area's best-known folkies, Stevie's songs cleanse a room, making it feel fresher and closer to the cool ground. His connections in San Francisco include former band mate Country Joe McDonald. He plays all over the west coast, from Mill Valley to Vancouver. His songs never fail to make everybody who listens a little lighter. Cast off your burdens with this gig. 8 p.m.

Friday, April 11: Wardaforce. “Freaka-Funka-Licious” sound of Chuck Warda and company. Here’s a mystery inside an enigma. One magazine says Chuck Warda is either “insane or a genius.” His music sounds somewhat sane, a little on the jazzy side, with gentle puffs of coolness amid harmony. He’s from Connecticut and was something of a name in Hartford guitar circles. Playing the Landmark for the first time, Yachats gets a new dose. 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 12: J.C. Rico & Zulu Dragon. Blues mainstay from Eugene brings on the soul and blues. For the past 15 years or so J.C. Rico has been tearing it up in Eugene, playing all the major clubs, working solo and with others, sticking to the true music of his soul. Last July he finally made the trek over the mountains to the Landmark and he liked what he saw, heard and felt. The voice is extraordinary, say managers at the Landmark. Consistently in the Top Three of the blues bands rated by readers of the Eugene Weekly, any outfit this talented cat is fronting should not be missed. He’s getting a nice groove on the Oregon coast, connecting to the crowd and getting down to the beach. Yachats is happy to welcome him back. 9 p.m.

Fishtank Ensemble

Sunday, April 13: Fishtank Ensemble. From the caravan to the café, another world sound of the Gypsy. This group sports quite a list of instruments: violin, saw, accordion, shamisen, flamenco guitar, contrabass, percussion and voice. Romanian folk music forms the bulk of the material with a healthy helping of flamenco, Swedish folk music, klezmer, Gypsy jazz, other folk sources as well as original songs. The band formed in San Francisco in 2005 around the French fiddler Fabrice Martinez, who spent seven years traveling around Europe in a mule-drawn caravan learning and playing folk music, often in Gypsy villages. They are out touring, backing the new CD “Samuria Over Serbia.” 9 p.m.

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.

Friday, April 18: The Surfonics. Surf music ala the Ventures from Springfield. The Surfonics have been treating Eugene-Springfield fans to their own western-flavored brand of "old-testament" surf rock since 1993. Fronted by the infamous "Captain Reverb" (Mike Graves) with Kenny Sokolov: on drums and Trey Longstreth on bass, The Surfonics recently self-released their first full-length CD of original surf music. The Surfonics were also the subject of a critically acclaimed piece produced for National Public Radio, and were featured in a video which aired on community access television. Noti Edwards, the spiritual guru of surf music and a mentor to this band, has been elected to the Rock Hall of Fame. 9 p.m.

Saturday, April 19: Ancient Mystic and the Real Far Band. Ancient Mystic and the Real Far Band. Roots reggae from Santa Rosa, with a twist of Hawaii. Lead vocalist Ancient Mystic began writing and singing music in Hawaii at 13. From the islands the road has gone to New York, to the Rocky Mountains and then to Paris. The Real Far Band came together in the fall of 2004 in Santa Rosa, Calif., performing for the first time in the spring of 2005. This is reggae roots music focusing on a rebel lifestyle with a positive love message for humanity. The band consists of drum and bass Osibesarockin the Kit and John Paul thumpin' the Bass. Paul and chriss I continue mastering the guitar sounds. 9 p.m.

Friday, April 25: The Jerry Zybach Band. Groovy blues and rock with one of the Northwest's top bluesmasters. Accomplished singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, arranger, and bandleader, Jerry Zybach does it all. Thirty some years into it, he's at the top of his game and just keeps growing as an artist. Classical voice training as a young man gives him a unique take on the songs he loves. He has a great ability to project emotion, whether he's playing his Gibson 135, his Harmony H50, his collection of resonators or acoustics, finger style and slide. He's ripped up the Landmark on many occasions and is one of the Oregon coast's favorite performers. 9 p.m.

Hookah Stew, from Portland, is also a favorite in Manzanita, Newport as well as Yachats

Saturday, April 26: Deadwood Revival. Acoustic alt country, original and refreshing - from Port Angeles. The mix here is what might be called new time old time or maybe new legs for an old horse. The spirit is Appalachian with soulful American roots, and a lot of jam-band improvisation. Jason Mogi (banjo and vocals) and Kim Trenerry (guitar and vocals) are the originals in the group. He from California via the rock/jam scene; she from Georgia with a hill country background right out of a Carter family picnic. The newbie is Ches Ferguson, a Dead Head from the old days, now adding that bass line to the spry sharp harmonies. This band also brings a wealth of good cheer and energy from its base in Port Angeles, Wash. With a new member and a new CD ("This Old World") this new theme just keeps on keepin' on. 9 p.m.

Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packagesFriday, May 2: Hookah Stew. John Michael Young can play them all, and he does: funk, blues and rock. Some performers of the electric guitar stay outside the instrument; others, like the leader of Hookah Stew, go inside. John Michael Young formed this band 10 years ago and gave it a crash course of Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Aquarium Release and the Five Fingers of Funk. Some Stevie Wonder and a lot of Hendrix has rounded the sound in the past few years. The strength of this band grows the more it plays. And it has been playing more lately - on its own after breaking out of the casino rut. 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 3: Vibe Nation. Evolutionary reggae with danceable originals and much-loved covers. Lead by the musical and spiritual energy of veteran Rastafari players Jahfree-I and Sister Susannah, here is another of Oregon's growing community of reggae bands. This is a large group, also featuring April Scott on vocals, Scott Valpey on drums, Trey Logstrethe on bass, Ras T on keys and Roger McConnell on guitar. Vibe Nation has played at Sam Bond's, John Henry's and other Eugene clubs and has opened for the Mighty Diamonds, Israel Vibration and the Mediations. Perfect ocean music. 9 p.m.

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.
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.
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.

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. 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. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com


Inn at Cannon Beach. 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. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.

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.
Generously appointed rooms or spacious two-room suites. Continental breakfast. Heated salt-water pool and spa, fitness room, high-speed Internet, some Jacuzzi spas and ADA accessibility. Some pet friendly. Business and meeting facilities. Catering services available.
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.

The Ocean Lodge. 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. 888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com


Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade
Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.
17 lavish, beachfront suites feature Jacuzzi or outdoor hot tub, gas fireplace, luxury robes & linens, TV, two-headed showers. Three large suites have kitchens. Private deck w/ BBQ available. No smoking or pets. Perfect for romantic getaway, honeymoon.

Arch Cape Property Services. 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.
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.




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