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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

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.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

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.

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.

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.

 

Total Lunar Eclipse for Portland, Oregon, the Coast - Brings Religious Holiday

Published 04/01/2015

(Oregon Coast) - It's a good one – but it's a quickie. And Portland, the Oregon coast and much of the rest of the state will get to see it: a total eclipse of the moon on April 4, in the wee hours of the morning. With the totality clocking in at only five minutes, this full moon also brings an important holiday around the world. There is also a viewing party in the Gorge that morning to take it all in.

Weather, however, looks to be a major concern. So far, that early part of Saturday morning looks to be cloudy and rainy. Forecasts look equally cloudy for the Oregon coast as well as the inland state.

OMSI Space Science Director Jim Todd said this one will be the shortest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. It will be visible throughout the Pacific Northwest, if the clouds allow.

The penumbral eclipse will start at 2:03 a.m. and the umbral shadow will take a small, dark bite out of the left edge of the Moon. Then, for the next 74 minutes, it's a partial phase darkness that engulfs more of the Moon's disk as it slides into the shadow.

The partial eclipse ends and totality begins at 3:16 a.m. with the point of the greatest eclipse occurring at 4:58 a.m.

The eclipse’s total phase will last for just 5 minutes. At that point, the Moon will be 17 degrees above the southwestern horizon. Following shortly will be twilight, which starts at 5:02 a.m.. Finally, the partial eclipse ends at 6:45 a.m. followed by the moon set at 6:51 a.m.

So why is this lunar eclipse only five minutes?

“On April 4th, the moon will be traveling eastward through the very upper portion of earth's umbra shadow, which is the shortest path and will take only five minutes,” Todd said. “Because of this, the moon will appear more pink during the eclipse. A general total lunar eclipse would last for 3.5 hours; this is when the moon travels through the central umbra and appears more red or copper in color.”

Then, this full moon also means something else quite significant.

“The following day, Easter is determined as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the March equinox, so with the lunar eclipse, which occurs at Full Moon, happening on a Saturday that means Easter is the next day,” Todd said.

Even with the crummy weather, it may still be possible to see the eclipse periodically. Clouds do tend to thin out sometimes and even break for a bit. This happened along the beaches one year as Oregon Coast Beach Connection chased a lunar eclipse around the north coast.

This eclipse also brings a star party near Portland.

OMSI will host the first of two lunar eclipse viewings in 2015 on Saturday morning, April 4. Weather permitting; a free viewing of the eclipse will begin at 3:00 a.m. at Milo McIver State Park in Estacada. The Rose City Astronomers, and Oregon Parks and Recreations will have telescopes set up for attendees to use.

Todd will be presenting informal talks about the lunar eclipse and the spring night sky.

On the scheduled day of the Total Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party, it is suggested that interested visitors check the OMSI Star Parties web site http://www.omsi.edu/starparties for possible weather-related cancellations. The event starts at 2:00 a.m. and is free with $5 park fee per vehicle. Warm clothing is a must, and a flashlight with red light is recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are always welcome.

To reach Milo McIver State Park (24101 S Entrance Road, Estacada, OR), from I-205, take OR-213 S to Redland Road unto S. Redland Road, turn right on S. Springwater Road and turn left to S Entrance Road. The park is located 23 miles southeast of Portland.

Below: various moon moments from the Oregon coast and inland, including some eclipse photos.

 

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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.

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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.
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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