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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.

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.

 

Super Full Moon in Store This Weekend for Portland, Oregon Coast

Published 05/03/2012

(Oregon Coast) - Not only will there be a full moon on Friday and Saturday night, but a magnificent and extra large one.

The scientific term is a perigee moon, but it's called by most the “Super Full Moon.” And super it will be, indeed. Perigee means the “closest to the Earth” along the moon's orbit, and thus people in northwest Oregon and the coast will be seeing a moon as much as 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter.

It also may affect tides a tad on the Oregon coast – but only by a tiny amount. (Above: the moon lights up Hug Point, near Cannon Beach)

Will Oregon residents be able to see it?

Definitely yes, for Portland. On the coast, it looks likely. For instance, the weather predictions for Cannon Beach indicate mostly cloudy on Friday night but mostly clear on Saturday night. This would likely translate to fairly frequent breaks in cloud cover on Friday night along the beaches, with the likelihood of cloud cover that is often thin enough to see through. Saturday night will likely have extended periods of clear visibility in the skies along the coast.

According to NASA, full moons actually vary in size because of the oval shape of the moon's orbit.

“The Moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side ('perigee') about 50,000 km closer than the other ('apogee'),” NASA said in an online article. “Full Moons that occur on the perigee side of the Moon's orbit seem extra big and bright.”

While it is technically a little bigger, is this something the average human will actually notice?

You may notice the brightness, NASA said, but it's tricky to tell whether it's bigger or not. (Above: a super harvest moon in 2010 in Portland).

NASA said perigee full moons bring a slightly extra high tide, called "perigean tides." But the agency cites data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that indicates you will likely not notice this either, especially on the Oregon coast.

“In most places, lunar gravity at perigee pulls tide waters only a few centimeters (an inch or so) higher than usual,” NASA said. “Local geography can amplify the effect to about 15 centimeters (six inches) - not exactly a great flood.”

Low tides on the Oregon coast on Friday are around 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. High tides are approximately at 1 p.m. and at midnight. On Saturday, low tides are around 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., with high tide at approximately 1 p.m.

As a side note, the early morning low tides will be quite spectacular – among the lowest of the year – at around minus one foot and a half to almost minus two feet. These different greatly from area to area along the Oregon coast so check the Oregon coast weather page and click on the individual weather page links for whatever city you're looking for.

Below: video of a super harvest moon in 2010.

Below: Moonrise over Yachats

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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.

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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