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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.

Solar Eclipse Coming to West Coast, Oregon

Published 05/14/2012

(Portland, Oregon) – The moon will move in front of the Sun on Sunday, May 20, bringing a partial eclipse to the Pacific Northwest, and hopefully the Oregon coast if conditions allow (above: sunset at Cape Lookout State Park)..

According to OMSI planetarium manager Jim Todd, the stellar event will make for a partial eclipse in this region, but around the border between Oregon and California it will be an “annular” eclipse – meaning a ring around the dark disc of the moon.

“This unique phenomenon occurs when the Moon is directly between the Earth and the Sun, but at a farther distance from the Earth than with a total solar eclipse,” Todd said. “As a result, the Moon appears too small to completely cover the Sun, and we observe the Sun as a ring (or 'annulus') surrounding the Moon.”

Those along the center line in southwestern Oregon – including the south coast – will see the moon block 87 percent of the Sun's diameter at 6:24 p.m. It will last four minutes 47 seconds.

“A much broader region – from as far north as the Arctic Circle to the southern Pacific Ocean - will experience a partial solar eclipse,” Todd said. “The path of annularity will be visible from China to the southwestern United States.”

OMSI and the Rose City Astronomers Club will host a special viewing party that day, starting at 4:30 in the east parking lot of OMSI in Portland. It will feature live, dramatic interludes by Portland Taiko, a premiere local Japanese drumming ensemble, and end at 7:00 p.m. Filtered solar telescopes and special viewing glasses will be available for safely viewing the Sun.

Lunar eclipse seen from Manzanita

In Portland and around north Oregon coast towns such as Seaside, Cannon Beach and Manzanita, it begins at 5:04 p.m. when the Moon makes first contact with the Sun.

“The maximum eclipse accords at 6:21 p.m. when the Moon covers 81 percent of the Sun's diameter at 25 degrees above the western horizon,” Todd said. “The partial eclipse will end at 7:29 p.m. as the Moon exits.”

This means the farther south you go in Oregon and the coast the more of the Sun will be covered. With towns like Eugene, Bend and Florence being about the halfway mark down the length of the state, from there southward you will see an increasingly larger eclipse. But it's possible towns even as far north as Yachats, Newport or Depoe Bay could see more than up around Pacific City.

Todd urges extreme caution when viewing the eclipse: do not view any of it without eye protection. Even when at its most covered, the sun will shine brightly enough to harm to your eyes.

“Use only an approved solar filter which blocks dangerous ultraviolet and infrared radiation as well as visible light,” Todd said. “The special solar viewing glasses are available at the OMSI Science Store for $1.99.”

Extra caution should be used while viewing along the Oregon coast, as clearer conditions there can cause more severe sunburns much faster. Even if it is partially cloudy, use extreme caution.

Todd said this is the first such eclipse seen in the United State since May, 1994. The last partial eclipse here was in 2002.

The annual eclipse for the U.S. won't happen until October 14, 2023. However, a total eclipse is coming to Oregon on August 21, 2017.

For more information or to check for possible weather-related cancellations, call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, 503.797.4610 #3 then #5, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site: http://www.omsi.edu/starparties

 

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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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