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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.

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.

Oregon Coast Tsunami Debris Update on Possible Invasive Species

Published 03/25/2013

(Oregon Coast) – So far, most of the Oregon coast finds of presumed tsunami debris have been of moderate concern, according to ODFW biologist Steve Rumrill. He has been in charge of collecting samples from the boats found recently in Coos County, Lane County, Gleneden Beach and others, and then analyzing them. (Above: a recent Japanese boat found in Cannon Beach, photo courtesy Oregon State Parks)

Unlike the dock in Newport this summer, which had a whopping 130 different species and was classified as a high concern, the boats have had sea life clinging to them that have been fairly benign – at least scientists think so.

Barnacles on the dock at Newport this summer, photo Terry Morse

“The majority have been gooseneck barnacles, which are open ocean species,” Rumrill said.

Some have been a bit more ominous.

“There were some black and blue mussels, which we don't know what they are yet, and so they've been sent down to southern California to be confirmed by genetic testing,” Rumrill said.

Another species have been certain kinds of large pink acorn barnacles from Japan, which could threaten this ecosystem.

Ominous objects underneath the dock at Newport this summer - photo Terry Morse

Others are far, far smaller.

“There were some microscopic species that are still being identified by OSU scientists,” Rumrill said.

Detail of boat found in Coos County

Rumrill believes roughly ten percent of the species found on these boats and other debris – presumed, but not yet confirmed to be from the Japanese tsunami – are problematic.

“About 90 percent have been gooseneck barnacles,” Rumrill said. “About seven percent have been mussels, and about three to four percent have been acorn barnacles.”

Meanwhile, other items have been popping up more and more. Rumrill noted there has been approximately one boat or major debris find a week since February, but now timbers are starting to show on Oregon coast beaches. Many of these are construction timbers and beams, clearly part of another structure. These, too, can have marine life clinging to them.

More ominously, however, have been a few found with a species called a ship worm, which burrows into wood. These, if they managed to get a foothold on the Oregon coast, could be a real problem at docks made of wood and other structures, perhaps even driftwood and near-coastal forests.

Detail of the marine life clinging to the boat at Gleneden Beach last month (photo State Parks)

So far, though, the tsunami dock from Newport last summer posed the biggest risk. Many of the creatures on their were scraped off the bottom of the object when it came ashore and dropped into the ocean.

Two of the species found it were actually on the list of some of the worst invasive species around the globe: a seaweed called wakame and the North Pacific Sea Star.

That dock had a lot of cement, which is porous, like rock, so marine life had an easier time clinging to it. Rumrill said many of these boats have been fiberglass, so they've been fairly clean.

What happens next? What do we look for along the beaches of the Oregon coast?

Rumrill said some agencies are starting to put together fact sheets of species to look for in tide pools and on the beach.

“We'll be depending on the public to be the eyes and ears,” Rumrill said. “The tide poolers, beach walkers. We don't have the personnel to go around and check the beaches. We'll rely on those just walking around the beach and looking into tide pools.”

It's a bit of a waiting game.

“Imagine the population of weeds in your yard,” Rumrill said. “They can exist at low levels for years, and then suddenly – bam. But hopefully we've nipped this in the bud.”

 

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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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