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Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
Central Oregon Coast Festival a Gathering
of Dogs and Beer
|Washin' the dawg: There will be suds with your dog offered outside
(Newport, Oregon) – For the second time in a year,
the central Oregon coast town of Newport will go to the dogs.
The Second Annual Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest has
been scheduled for May 16 - 17 at the Rogue Ales World Headquarters in
Newport, Oregon. The event is held in honor of Brewer, the revered Chairman
of Rogue who passed away in 2006. He was the black lab seen barking and
carousing on television commercials for the Oregon Lottery in recent years,
in snippets featuring the Rogue Brewery.
This two-day event is the largest dog-friendly beer festival
in the world. Last year, 371 dogs and 2500 of their best friends gathered
inside the brewery, where Brewer spent most of his time as faithful companion
to Brewmaster John Maier. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Oregon
Coast Therapy Animals, Central Coast Humane Society, and other local animal
Maier will unveil his 2008 batch of Brewer’s Ale, which Maier calls
“a tribute to my best friend of 12 and half years.” Brewer
is a strong ale, rich, complex, and hoppy which will continue to develop
over the next few years.
Limited quantities of this one-time celebration brew will
be available in Rogue’s 750ml ceramic swing-top bottles.
Over 50 world class microbrews from across the country
will be poured at the event, including Allagash, Amnesia, Bear Republic,
Calapooia, Caldera, Diamond Knot, Dogfish Head, Eugene City Brewery, Fish,
Georgetown, Issaquah Brewhouse, Lagunitas, Laurelwood, McMenamin’s,
Lighthouse, Ninkasi, Pelican, Rogue Ales, Sierra Nevada, Siletz, Skagit
River, Standing, Stone, Steelhead, Max’s Fanno Creek, Wakonda and
|Jump-Off Joe, one of Newport's more famous rock structures and fun
The Rogue Brewery, situated on the scenic Yaquina Bay,
will house a variety of dog-inspired activities, such as doggie musical
chairs, as well as crafts from coastal artisans, local seafood and live
music from the Ty Curtis Band, Whisky Robbers, and HooDoo Johnson, to
name a few. Just outside, volunteers will host a dog washing station within
a fenced dog run area under Newport’s historic Yaquina Bay Bridge.
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.
Visitors can tour the brewery, getting a first-hand look
at the brewing system, bottling line and the Rogue Museum. The House of
Spirits, Rogue’s craft distillery located next door, will also be
offering tours and tastings each day. Sample the award-winning Spruce
Gin, Hazelnut Spice Rum, and any other concoctions Head Distiller John
Couchot has in the works.
|Newport's Yaquina Bay
Last year Rogue donated $5000 to Humane Societies and local
animal non-profits in addition to proceeds from admission and raffle ticket
sales for a custom Memorial Brewdawg surfboard by legendary shaper Steve
Entry to this 21-plus event is $10 which includes
a souvenir mug and five free taster tokens. Dogs get in free when accompanied
by a human. Rogue Ales Brewery is located at 2320 OSU Drive, Newport,
Oregon. Festival hours are Friday, 4-10 p.m. and Saturday, 12-10 p.m.
For more details, go to www.brewersalefest.com.
For a list of pet friendly lodgings in Newport and
on the coast, see Oregon
Coast Pet Friendly
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.
Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. 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.
Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.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.
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
here for video of Dec. storm aftermath
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