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Gobbling Up the Central Oregon Coast


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Gobbling Up the Central Oregon Coast

Fathoms Restaurant, Lincoln City

(Lincoln City, Oregon) - Lincoln County, generally referred to as the central Oregon coast, is the most popular stretch of the shoreline, cajoling the most tourists over the southern end or the northern end. Here, fine dining is an art form unto itself. The area has an unusual abundance of upscale eateries that are guaranteed to not only please - but also stun - the palate.

From Yachats to Lincoln City, the region is guaranteed to leave a good taste in your mouth.

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.

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

The tiny town of Yachats is stuffed to the brim with yummy possibilities, with an unusually high number of great eateries crammed into such a small place.

One of the more legendary is La Serre, which seems to rack up awards and press throughout Oregon with regularity. Seafood, sirloin, pastas and various vegetarian dishes are found within this beautiful, dark brown building, utilizing a bistro approach that's as homegrown as it is upscale. Sure, its prices are geared towards more expensive tastes, but its culinary feats well deserve the brouhaha surrounding it.

La Serre, Yachats

Spirits and specialty coffee drinks are available, and its Sunday brunch is a popular one. Reservations are highly suggested all days. 2nd & Beach St., Yachats. Call: (541) 547-3420.

At The Adobe, the Sunday champagne breakfast is a favorite with town regulars - as is the amazing ocean view from the elegant dining room. The Adobe specializes in stunning seafood, with smoked salmon fettuccine, baked Crab pot or locally cultivated oysters in the $13 - $14 range. 1555 Hwy 101, Yachats. Call: (541) 547-3141.

STARFISH POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
All units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens, wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private decks. Friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com

In Lincoln City, La Roca offers up a unique and heady variety of tastes in the Mexican cuisine realm. Things begin with a spark with your chips and salsa appetizer. They arrive with two amazing and very different salsas - one green and one reddish brown. These are almost worth the visit alone, with tangy, new sensations almost guaranteed to tickle your palate. Their dinner combinations come with hefty portions and are reasonably priced at $9.95, all containing some interesting new sauce or ingredient. Have fun scaring your fellow dinner guests with their ENORMOUS burritos too. 1263 Bay St. Florence Call: (541) 997-7714. 3243 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City. Call: (541) 557-1815.

Wildflower Grill

At the north end of Lincoln City, you'll find the charm-loaded Wildflower Grill. Looking like an adorable, almost mythological medieval cottage, that's just the beginning of this amazing gastronomical journey.

A1 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.

Dinners come from about $10.95 to $28, and include a variety of chicken, seafood, beef and vegetarian entrees with a Northwest slant that's prepared with a golden touch. There's the Wildflower Catch, which varies in price depending on what kind of fish and the market price. The Crab Stuffed NY Strip comes with a dry aged prime rib that's charbroiled or blackened, then stuffed with crab and peppers, and topped with a béarnaise sauce ($27.99). Check out their Marionberry Hazelnut Duck, roasted crisp with marionberry sauce ($18.95). There's a Northwest Seafood Pasta with fettuccini and a cream sauce ($16.95), and two kinds of vegetarian dishes that include pasta, goat cheese or just vegetables in a marinara sauce.

For a real stunner, try the Chicken Pot Pie ($13.95). This one brought gasps of delight among other diners during my experience there, as it arrives in a heart-shaped dish. A wildly delicate crust, rich gravy-like sauce and chicken so tender and moist it nearly boggles the mind (and tongue).

All meals come with wonderful little strips of fried tortilla and a home baked bread so good you probably won't believe it. Hint: it's easy to stuff yourself on these pre-meal goodies and then not have room for the enormous meal that comes your way. 4150 N Highway 101. (541) 994-9663.

Fathoms, Lincoln City

For a truly breathtaking view while dining, saunter into Fathoms at the Inn at Spanish Head. Breakfasts are famous here, for a variety of reasons (including the fact that it's still daylight and you can see things clearly). Lunches include a variety of appetizers in the seafood world, soups and salads. There are also sandwiches, burgers, seafood and lunchmeat melts, and wraps that include chicken, shrimp and smoked salmon. There are pastas and other entrees as well.

17 lavish, beachfront suites feature Jacuzzi or outdoor hot tub, gas fireplace, luxury robes & linens, TV, two-headed showers. Three large suites have kitchens. Private deck w/ BBQ available. No smoking or pets. Perfect for romantic getaway, honeymoon.For dinner, spoil yourself with entrees like Rack of Lamb or Char-Broiled Steaks between $16 and $23. Seafood dishes come stuffed with delights like Salmon that's grilled, blackened or poached, Battered Halibut specialties, Ahi Tuna, Stuffed Petrale Sole, Swordfish, or the deliriously delicious Salmon in Parchment Paper ($17 - $22). There are also King Crab Legs, a New Orleans-style shrimp or the varied Inn's Platter, as well as a seafood lasagna (around $18).

Fathoms also has an extensive menu of pastas that include chicken or seafood, and some vegetarian items as well.

Aside from the enormous wine selection, an added bit of useful charm is the wine suggestions for with each meal on the menu. 4009 SW Highway 101. (541) 994-1601.

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Newly renovated, 30 upscale rooms, on north end of Lincoln City, close to everything. Spa-like feeling, w/ luxury linens & robes, pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV's, granite counters and more all add to pampering. Oceanfront and ocean view units w/ gas fireplace. Hot Tub units. Romance packages. Luxury Room for every budget: meeting and wedding spaces too.
Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

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.

D 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.

Weiss' Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside

Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites, 1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people. Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway St.
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families. All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com

Lincoln 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. 541-994-8778.

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.

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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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.

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