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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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

 

 


Astoria, Oregon's Americana: from Rusty to Royal

Published 12/25/2012

(Astoria, Oregon) – At the very northern tip of the Oregon coast, the ancient town of Astoria seems to occupy the unique status of legendary icon and yet guarded secret destination. A kind of cult popularity, perhaps. Its weather-beaten disposition hosts an enormous history underneath it all, going all the way back to the War of 1812, even to Lewis and Clark's winter there in 1805-06. (Above: part of the charming Astoria waterfront piers, with its boardwalk and shops).

Along the way through the ages, it has risen and fallen in various ways. In the last decade and a half, Astoria has recharged itself with a multitude of new looks and renovations. But it has always kept its ruddy and rustic demeanor in way or another, becoming ever more attractive to the tourist yet holding onto enough rust and crumble to remain as authentic an historic Oregon coast experience as you could ask for.

There is a heavy time-tripping element to the place, starting – ironically – with the timepieces of downtown Astoria. Along the streets sit these ancient-looking beauties, although they're likely fairly new. A serious nod back to the town's frontier past, they also have a feel of a town from the 50's or 60's that hadn't yet quite caught up to the times back then. Here, that's not a sign of lack of progress, however. It's a badge of honor.

Astoria has a way of recycling with delightful and surprising approaches. What was once the county jail, housing a variety of unsavory and nefarious sorts, has now morphed into a film museum. Inside, there's lots, because Hollywood has pointed its cameras here plenty of times since the 80's, resulting in films like Goonies, Kindergarten Cop, Short Circuit, The Ring and many more.

Walking along the waterfront, you'll notice a proliferation of piers and pilings – the leftovers of piers. This is a sign of the town's fishing and cannery industry past, which fueled it for around 100 years or so. At one point, one of these looks like an old barn sitting on the water. It's now a practice pad for bands and other spaces for artists. You'll see this interesting walkway stretching between it and the shore, framed by the distant hills of Washington State and behemoth vessels wandering past.

The old Astoria Train Depot has sat somewhat derelict for decades, with the last passenger having boarded a train here in the early 50's. The big red mystery was a boat building shop for a while in the 90's, but otherwise sat unused. Its darkened, semi-crumbling exterior worse for the wear and weather, it has made many a wanderer wonder about its purpose over that time, as other more attractive and shiny features sprang up around it.

These days, however, like most things in Astoria, it's undergoing a renaissance. A local fundraising effort has started not just a preservation project but a revitalization, and it will soon have a new life as an addition to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Also like everything else in Astoria, it simply had to wait its turn.

Sometimes the real charm of this north Oregon coast hideout comes in the truly beaten down examples of its architecture. This is about as real Americana as you can get: some old rusted building sitting by the side of the riverwalk trail. It's only missing a derelict gas station or a family from the 1930's dustbowl.

That riverwalk trail stretches from downtown's more upscale additions through to the east side's more basic and almost derelict docks, where massive sea lions can be heard carousing and lounging. All along the way, you're walking over railroad tracks for the trolley, which has seriously upped the anti for appeal in the last decade or so.

At times this walk takes you through increasingly rugged and ragged territory, which can be delightful. Like this puzzling example of architecture above, which looks a bit like a flight control tower made of wood. Some fascinating finds lurk here in the Americana category.

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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.
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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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