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Oregon Coast Travel Tips: Astoria Buzzing
with New Features
|The Astoria-Megler Bridge spans 4.1 miles across the Columbia, and
hovers over part of downtown
(Astoria, Oregon) – The north Oregon coast town of
Astoria has a lot going on these days, and is overflowing with new places
to enjoy food and fun, or some interesting events that spotlight this
glittering burgh and its history.
The newest hotspot in town is the Fort George Brewery and
Public House, at 1483 Duane St. It promises good memories with every visit.
After opening their doors this spring to rave reviews, the brewpub serves
up hearty, seasonal food, a large variety of craft beers and live music.
for details. 503-325-7468.
New to Astoria is the Lewis and Clark RV & Golf Resort,
at 92294 Youngs River Rd. It’s designed for big rigs who appreciate
luxury. Located on a waterway next to a nine-hole golf course, the park
provides Wi-Fi, TV, phones and amp service, all accompanied by golf at
your front door, a native plant walking trail and golf-side cottages for
rent or sale. They even provide concierge service – offering everything
from guided fishing trips and tours of historic Astoria to laundry service.
Call (503) 338-3386 for more information.
|Piers along Astoria
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.
The highly anticipated Bridgewater Bistro is set to open
its doors this summer in the new Red Building near the famed Cannery Pier
Hotel. The bistro will feature a variety of fresh Pacific Northwest cuisine,
posh cocktails, wine tasting and romantic fireside service. Veteran restaurant
owners Tony and Ann Kischner are bringing their fine dining to Astoria
after a 26-year run at the acclaimed Shoalwater Restaurant & Pub in
Seaview, Wash. See www.bridgewaterbistro.com
for more information.
The new Overbay Museum and Antique Autos, located at 1233
Exchange St., provides interactive entertainment for the entire family.
The exhibit features more than 13 mechanical works of art – including
a Chinese royalty carriage from the eighteenth century and Charlie Chaplin’s
1928 Packard automobile. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Mother’s
Day through September.
|The bridge as seen from Coxcomb Hill
Astoria and Warrenton are experiencing a tremendous revival
of arts and culture, but the communities also boast a strong link to their
maritime pasts. Still home to a working waterfront, Astoria’s riverside
is populated by old fish canneries hinting at what was once a booming
fishing industry that drew thousands of workers from across the country
and across the world with promises of decent pay and consistent work.
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
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
One of the largest canneries, Bumble Bee Seafood, closed
its doors in 1981. The facility, now called Pier 39, will be hosting the
3rd Annual Cannery Workers Reunion, together with local nonprofit organizations.
On Saturday, August 11, from 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., former cannery
workers will come together and celebrate their shared heritage with food,
drinks, raffles, souvenirs and live music by the String of Pearls. The
entire community is invited to join in this year’s reunion. For
more information, visit www.canneryworker.org.
There’s more in the works for the Astoria area with
a new national heritage area designation.
|Beaches of Long Beach, near Astoria
A region rich with history, culture and natural beauty,
Astoria and Warrenton are located in the heart of the newly proposed Columbia-Pacific
Heritage Area, which is currently working its way toward a National Heritage
Area Designation. Destination: The Pacific, an organization committed
to creating a national awareness of the region, is leading the charge
to receive this honor. Their efforts have captured the attention of the
U.S. Congress, who recently introduced a bill to authorize a study of
the region for future designation.
Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside
Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites,
1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people.
Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families.
All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted
tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens
and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com
Destination: The Pacific offers travelers a journey of
discovery, adventure and ever-changing landscapes. Visitors can explore
the Columbia Pacific through a virtual tour and online slide show, or
use the travel planner to chart their own course of discovery. Visit www.DestinationThePacific.com
The buzz is already starting up for the 26th Annual Great
Columbia Crossing 10K Walk/Run in October.
It happens Sunday, October 14. Experienced athletes and
amateurs alike will enjoy the rare opportunity to cross the mighty Columbia
River on foot during the 26th Annual Great Columbia Crossing 10K walk/run.
Participants will start the race in Washington, cross the 4.1 mile-long
Astoria-Megler Bridge – typically open to vehicular and cycling
traffic only – and finish in Oregon. The longest continuous truss
span bridge in North America, the Astoria-Megler Bridge rises 205 feet
above the river, offering a challenging incline as well as beautiful views
of the historic Astoria and Warrenton communities below. An awards ceremony
and chowder lunch for participants immediately follow the race.
race begins at 9 a.m. Starting from the West End Marina race registration
station in Astoria, walkers and runners can catch the shuttle bus to the
Registration is $30 before Oct. 5 or $35 after. Entry fees
include bus shuttle to the starting line, a souvenir t-shirt designed
by a member of the local community and a clam chowder lunch. For more
information or to register, contact the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber
of Commerce at (800) 875-6807.
For more on Astoria, see www.oldoregon.com.
Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. 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.
Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.
Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. 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 packages. www.dsandsmotel.com.
171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.
City Vacation Homes
Something for everyone: 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. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230
per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
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.
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.
POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium
lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the
All units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens,
wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private
decks. Friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer
service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795.
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