180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
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.
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.
POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium
lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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