180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
North Oregon Coast Runneth Over with New Features,
Oregon) - There's much that is new at the very northwestern tip of Oregon.
The little big town of Astoria is brimming with bunches of new features,
including music festivals, some of its residents featured on a national
TV show, a new hotel and a few new restaurants.
The Astoria Music Festival is celebrating five years of
singing sirens and captivating compositions, and the 2008 season starts
on June 20, running June to 29.
With plenty of local support, this year's plans are more
extravagant than ever. Past performances have included The Marriage of
Figaro and the invigorating opera Fantasies of Carmen, along with a rousing
concert from the Siberian Chamber Orchestra. Tickets for the 2008 festival
are available for as low as $10, so it's accessible for almost everyone
to enjoy these classical tunes. For more information, please visit http://www.astoriamusicfestival.org/
or call (503) 325-9896.
Concerts take place at the historic Liberty Theater in
is again in the national media spotlight. Following in the steps of the
Discovery Channel's hit show, Deadliest Catch, the History Channel launched
a reality show series called Ax Men in March 2008, featuring the tumultuous
and dangerous lives of career loggers throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Astoria's Gustafson Logging Co. and JM Browning Logging
are two of the featured companies, and episodes follow the work of these
brave loggers before, during and after the winter storm of 2007. Catch
these local celebrities every Sunday at 10 p.m. on the History Channel.
There’s a new luxury inn in town. Offering an enchanting
entertaining space for up to 50 people and elegant overnight accommodations
for two, the Banker's Suite is located in Astoria's downtown historic
district. The suite, housed in what was once the Astoria National Bank,
sits above the full service Columbia River Day Spa and features a luxurious
master bedroom, gourmet kitchen and cozy fireplace with ample seating
and dining areas.
you’re hungry, there are catered meals from Fulio's Pastaria and
Tuscan Steakhouse. Music lovers will adore the newly tuned baby grand
piano which sits in a cozy corner of the 4,500 square foot space. For
more information or to make reservations, visit http://www.thebankerssuite.com/.
For lovers of fine food, there’s a lot to love about
the north Oregon coast river town now, with a load of new features for
Say "ciao!" to Astoria 's new downtown gourmet
deli, operated by the beloved local restaurant Fulio's Pastaria and Tuscan
Steakhouse. Opening soon, the Italian Deli will feature a wide range of
gourmet cheeses and charcuterie meats. Enticing everyone from discerning
Italian shoppers to high quality meat lovers, stop by for exotic items
imported from Europe or a delicious sandwich to go.
murals of the maritime past and plenty of TV screens to catch the big
game, the new Shipyard Bar and Grill offers fresh food and drink, plus
a variety of entertainment including live performances and music in the
adjacent events center. The Shipyard also plays host to performances from
the annual Fisher Poets Gathering, thanks to its authentically salty atmosphere.
Clemente's, a small, unassuming restaurant offering fresh
local seafood and delectable nibbles from the surrounding area, has a
new location in downtown Astoria. Housed in the space formerly occupied
by the Valley Bronze Gallery, the new restaurant will open faster than
anticipated – fresh, mouthwatering seafood dishes will begin hitting
tables this month.
Northwest Gourmet Gifts opened this April in Astoria 's
newly remodeled Red Building. The shop creates luxurious, custom gift
baskets including high quality jams, jellies, crab, seafood, cheese, Northwest
wine and beers, and more. Northwest Gourmet Gifts also carries seasonal
items with fun personalities and flavors for many occasions, all of which
are designed to embody the best of the Pacific Northwest. Call (503) 325-1440
for more information.
For more on Astoria, see http://www.oldoregon.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.
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.
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
INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. 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. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.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.
At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. 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.
4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161.
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