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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.

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 Scientists Now Play Waiting Game with Invasive Species

Published 06/08/2012

Photos by Terry Morse

(Newport, Oregon) – The dock torn from Misawa, Japan during the devastating tsunami last year that ended up on the Oregon coast this week has brought with it quite literally millions of unwanted guests. After crews of volunteers scoured the structure clean of little critters remarkably quickly – all accomplished by Thursday - scientists are now scrambling to identify the dozens and dozens of species of marine life that were living on the metal and concrete object and trying to determine what threat may be present from any invasive species.

The dock presents many serious questions and startling surprises, and among the most grave are the possibilities that the creatures living on it could pose major risks to ecosystems of beaches, bays and the near-shore waters of the Oregon coast.

John Chapman, a scientist studying invasive species at OSU's Hatfield Science Center in Newport, called it a definite reason for worry, although proving there is an ecological threat could be years away – and it's not for certain.

“Yes, it is very serious,” Chapman said. “But we don't know the magnitude of the risk. It's impossible to say what would or won't happen.”

The numbers alone are shocking. Chapman said the dock itself weighs an approximate 100 tons. But the amount of sea life found on it weighs at least that, according to his team's estimates. There were millions of creatures living on the dock, and what he called “scores of species.”

“There was a wide variety of things,” Chapman said. “Algae, mussels, clams, all kinds of small crustaceans, anthrophods, sponges, tunicates, proto-cordates – a huge diversity of things.”

So far, about 15 species of algae have been identified, 15 to 20 varieties of sponges, and a handful of species of barnacles and other creatures. Chapman said Hatfield scientists are just in the very early stages of figuring out what was living on that structure.

Chapman said they estimate most of the species were from Japan. Of those, a small percentage are species that are known to also live around the Pacific Ocean near both continents. Another smaller percentage has already been introduced to this area.

“About two thirds have never been seen on this coast before,” Chapman said.

That represents a considerable threat. Stiill, Chapman was also quick to caution.

“We don't want to be alarmist, but we are very vulnerable to invasion on this coast,” he said.

Chapman said the Oregon coast has already encountered some bad invasive species in the past, and Yaquina Bay seems to turn up one new species introduction a year.

This dock, however, brought in more new creatures than even a super tanker, Chapman said. And it wasn't just the quantity – but the quality.

“This floating island contained just the kind of species that we fear the most,” Chapman said.

He added that he frequently gets asked what kind of damage these creatures can do to local ecosystems, but he said that's impossible to predict.

“Those animals were found were thriving, they were very healthy, they were reproductive and they were good shape,” Chapman said.

Volunteers quickly and thoroughly scraped off the marine life, and then put a blow-torch to it to sterilize it. What was visible to visitors was not much of an issue. But what worries Chapman and many others is what was not seen and not found.

The bottom of the dock had no sea life on it whatsoever. Chapman said it's impossible for a dock to be without loads of sea life in that area, so experts know an incredible amount was scraped off from the bottom when it scooted onshore at Agate Beach.

“Many, many, many tons fell off this thing when it washed up on the beach,” Chapman said. “Now, that stuff is circulating in the near-shore waters near Yaquina Bay, which is a wonderful place for them if they were thriving.

“Will they survive? We won't know for some time. We may have to wait years.”

Chapman hopes for improved ability to spot large objects like this before they hit the coast so they can more accurately measure potential threats from invasive species.

Below: blow torches are used to sterilize the dock.

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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
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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.