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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.


Tsunami Debris Adds Glitch to Oregon Beach and River Cleanup

Published 09/24/2012

(Oregon Coast) - The big SOLVE cleanup on Oregon beaches and river recreation areas brought out more than 4,000 volunteers around the entire state this weekend, but the cleanup of tsunami debris along the Oregon coast has been going on a lot longer - and will continue to do so.

Saturday's SOLVE Beach & Riverside Cleanup saw those volunteers drag an estimated 51,600 pounds of trash and other debris off public lands, and they cleared out some 4.6 acres of invasive plants. More than 100 sites were part of the cleanup and 12 more projects are still to come.

Tsunami debris was something a lot of volunteers were looking out for, but much of that which is deemed likely to be from the Japanese tsunami had already been hauled away by previous cleanups put together by SOLVE and the Surfrider Foundation. Scientists say there appears to be a lull in sundry stuff washing up on the Oregon coast right now, though some sudden but periodic influxes of material seemed to be happening along these shores throughout the year.

Charlie Plybon, with the Oregon chapter of Surfrider, said various cleanup efforts have been conducted over recent months in response to sudden problem areas, such as at the Netarts Spit and an area south of Pacific City that was abruptly inundated with extra large amounts of plastics.

The problem – still, as always – is that it's hard to tell what is debris from the Japanese tsunami of 2011 and what is simply the usual debris that comes up out of the ocean with Asian markings.

“The short answer is we don't really have solid numbers (other than the dock itself that washed up in Newport) on tsunami debris washing ashore,” Plybon said. “This is primarily because we a) can't distinguish between most debris that washes up as clearly tsunami related, b) we're putting in a higher effort of cleanup so comparing debris numbers for last year doesn't give a true estimate, and c) we don't have a scientific baseline of what a typical marine debris year looks like.”

Over the last year, partnership cleanups between the two organization has tripled.

“We've done 21 cleanups and in the same time period last year we did nine,” Plybon said. “The participation rate in these cleanups has doubled from the average participation being 17.2 to 34.7. As a result of these volunteer cleanups, we've removed over 39,000 lbs of debris during this period.“

Because of these extra cleanups, Plybon said they've removed over 39,000 pounds of debris over the last three months prior to Saturday's beach cleanup, compared to just over 11,000 pounds in the same time period last year.

At the SOLVE cleanup this Saturday, odd items are always a highlight, however.

“Some strange items were found from a baby stroller, to piles of shoes, to giant tractor tires,” SOLVE said in a press release. “Volunteers in Florence at the Siltcoos Outlet found a buried cooler. In the cooler, they found sealed food and a receipt for the food dated 2008. In Corvallis, a statue of Father Christmas was found. The statue was given as a prize to the people's choice for best volunteer.”

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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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