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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

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.

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.

 

New Meteor Shower Possible for Earth - including Oregon, Coast, Portland

Published 05/15/2014

(Portland, Oregon) – Memorial Weekend could start off with quite the bang in the skies over Portland, Oregon and the coast. A never-before-seen meteor shower may be a monster one, say scientists, as Earth will be passing through a large cloud of debris from comet 209P/LINEAR on May 23 and 24.

Jim Todd, planetarium manager at Portland’s OMSI, said meteor rates could exceed 200 per hour, and some forecasters have even mentioned the possibility of a meteor storm.

It's called the Camelopardalid meteor shower - also referred to as “209P-IDS.” Todd said the shower will be peaking from late Friday, May 23 through the early morning of the next day. Midnight to 2 a.m. is forecasted to be the biggest part of the show.

Comet 209P/LINEAR shows up periodically and was discovered in 2004.

“If you're viewing from the city, try to observe where artificial lights obstruct the least,” Toidd said. “Meteor watching is basically an unaided-eye event but binoculars are handy for watching trails (persistent trains) that may hang in the sky for one or more seconds after a meteor's passage. Luckily, the waning crescent moon will be a nonfactor for the viewing.”

How will this be viewable from Portland or the Oregon coast? Hard to say exactly how amenable conditions will be that far out. However, while extended weather reports from the National Weather Service only go so far, the agency is predicting sunny and clear weather for that Thursday – the day before May 23.

The 209P-IDS meteors will appear to radiate near the constellation Camelopardalis and 10 degrees from Polaris. The radiant will be visible all night, but Todd suggested to not concentrate just on that one area. Insead, let your gaze wander over a large portion of the northern sky. Meteors that appear near the radiant will have short paths while those that begin farther out have much longer ones.

Todd said best locations for Portland viewers are L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, Milo McIver State Park, east side of the Cascades, North Plains, and east of Sandy.

Along the Oregon coast it will be easy to find dark areas for viewing. Suggested spots are high vantage points – like the overlooks at Manzanita, Cape Foulweather near Depoe Bay, overlooks between Cape Perpetua and Yachats, the pullouts just south of Cannon Beach, several clifftops viewpoints in Lincoln City and various stops along the Three Capes Loop. See the virtual tours at right for details on these places.

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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.

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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