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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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Astoria Brings Raucous Frivolity to North Coast

(Astoria, Oregon) - The north Oregon coast town of Astoria is not holding back a thing this season, with large festivals of varying kinds, family programs, unusual Valentine's gifts and music shows left and right.

Much is brewing at the very northwestern edge of Oregon in winter and spring.

Museum Mates Preschool Program at Columbia River Maritime Museum. It happens every Monday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., and allows young children and their parents or grandparents to enjoy stories, songs, exhibit hunts and hand-made crafts, along with the museum and its exhibits - for just the museum’s admission price (members are free). All preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult. 1792 Marine Drive, Astoria. 503-325-2323.

Intriguing Valentine Gifts – with a Twist. Lunar Boy Gallery in Astoria has come up with some beautifully twisted little ways to Valentine someone. The Love Bunny or the Honey Bunny allows you to fake nothing. They will say "I Love You," "I Like You," "I Think you Are a Cutie" or "I Am Required to Provide a Valentine to You." These handmade handmade Valentine mementos go for only $10, while supplies last. Order something truly cool from a local Oregon coast artisan at www.lunarboygallery.com.

Lunar Boy Gallery. 866.395.1566.

Monthly Gay Night Out. North coast gay folk can enjoy a little camaraderie at various locations around Astoria, as the Gay Night Out moves from venue to venue each month. It’s a bar atmosphere, but dinner can be ordered from each venue.

Thursday, February 26 it will be held at The Crab Pot in Long Beach, Washington. Thursday, March 26 it shows up at Silver Salmon Grille in Astoria. Call (503) 440-7168 or see www.TheColumbiaBar.net.

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

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.

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

Fisher Poets Gathering, February 27 – March 1. The large festival of lilting literature is returning to the north Oregon coast town. The Fisher Poets Gathering has been an annual event in Astoria the last full weekend of February since 1998. It offers a program of readings and music from fishing industry people bringing their original poems, stories and songs to the stage. The 2008 event gathered near 70 presenters, along with several local music groups, all with fishing industry ties and added a fourth venue to the event.

Buttons are $10 for the weekend, or $5 for one day or event. They are available at the Columbian Theater Box Office, 1102 Marine Dr., Astoria, Oregon.

The audience includes a growing number of aficionados who come from the Astoria area and points around the country for original writing about the hard-working vocation of fishing and to be part of the lively ambiance of the event.

This popular event has grown in audience and fame over the years. It has been designated a Library of Congress Local Legacies project, and been the subject of many local, regional and national news articles and productions, including NBC’s Today Show and the Smithsonian magazine. It is the subject of a documentary filmed over several years of the gathering by New York documentary filmmaker Jen Winston, called “Fisher Poets,” which has shown by invitation at several film festivals. See www.oldoregon.com for more.

Dougie MacLean

Folk Artist Dougie MacLean, March 25. He’s beloved around the world, with a gift for touching one’s life and deepest feelings with his gentle music and lyrics. The immensely popular folk artist from Scotland performs at Astoria’s Liberty Theater on Wednesday, March 25. Doors open at 6:45 PM and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

MacLean is a performer of extraordinary warmth and ease, with a knack for turning the experiences of his own life into something universally understood. After a performance at Carnegie Hall, the Wall Street Journal hailed MacLean as “A Musical Hero.” MacLean’s music is for thinking people of all ages.

Dougie drew an audience of more than 400 on a Tuesday night when he performed in Astoria at the Liberty in September, 2006.

Tickets are $25 general, $23 seniors, and $17 students. They are available at the Liberty Theater Box Office, 1203 Commercial. Astoria, Oregon. (503) 325-5922 Ext. 55.

Astoria Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival, April 24 – 26. The Astoria Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival will celebrate its 27th anniversary this year, and again, as always, it happens on the last full weekend in April.

Festivalgoers can enjoy live music from northwest Bands, an enormous selection of seafood and other culinary delights (including the Rotary club’s traditional crab dinner), almost 50 Oregon Wineries and about 100 booths filled with handmade arts and crafts from Pacific Northwest artisans.

Friday, April 24 4 – 9 p.m. $8 general admission
Saturday, April 25 10 – 8 p.m. $10 general admission
Sunday, April 26 11 – 4 p.m. $5 general admission

A weekend pass may be purchased for $18. It all happens at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds, 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, Oregon.

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.
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

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.

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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Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca

Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway

Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town

The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City

Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and many manmade attractions
A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses

Pristine, even secretive sands and wild geologic landmarks

Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale

25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders

A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes

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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

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