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.
Oregon Coast Calendar: Newport Events for
Oregon) - Summer heats up in the Oregon coast resort town of Newport,
with farmer’s markets, theater productions, plenty of jazz possibilities,
literary movies, classical music, the Fourth of July and numerous other
happenings making things more than a little hot on the coast.
There’s also a heady, hefty amount of science events
at the Oregon Coast Aquarium throughout
the summer, which you can view here.
Newport Saturday Farmers Market. Fresh
produce, homemade breads and pastries, arts and crafts and more. Held
every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October. Behind Newport City
Hall, on Angle Street. Newport, Oregon.
May 8 - May 30: Steel Magnolias. Set in
Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, LA, where all the ladies who are "anybody"
come to have their hair done. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a
few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves
toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby risks pregnancy
and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects
the others, but also draws on the underlying strength and love which give
the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching,
funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Admission
Adults $10 - Seniors/Students $9. 8 p.m. Theatre West. Highway 101, Lincoln
City, Oregon. www.theatrewest.com. 541-994-5663.
8 - 12: Tall Ships in Newport will feature The Lady Washington
and Hawaiian Chieftain making their way into the central coast town, making
themselves available for tours from the bayfront. These large, masted
ships will sit by the docks of the bay as pirates will stroll the streets.
Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon. www.historicalseaport.org
May 9 & 10. T.J. Hoofers: "A Mothers Day
Celebration." Dance production.
7 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 West Olive Street. Newport,
May 13. Literary Flicks: Gorky Park. Based
on the novel by Martin Cruz Smith, it’s the story of Soviet Chief
homicide investigator Arkady Renko, who is assigned to solve a gruesome
triple murder. In the process, he finds himself in conflict with the KGB,
FBI, and New York police. William Hurt, Lee Marvin. (130 min) 6:30 p.m.
Free. Newport Public Library. Corner of West Olive, Newport, Oregon. www.newportlibrary.org/literary_flicks.htm
16. "Making of a Dancer 2008." Presented by Newport
School of Dance.
7 p.m. Adults $12, Seniors/Student $10. Newport Performing Arts Center.
May 17. Nye Beach Writer's Series: Reading: "Whales:
Touching the Mystery." 7 p.m. $5 - free to students. Newport
Visual Arts Center, at the Nye Beach Turnaround. Newport, Oregon. www.writersontheedge.org
May 18. Chautauqua: "The Idea of Justice."
Free. 10:15 a.m. to 12 a.m. Newport Visual Arts Center, at the Nye Beach
Turnaround. Newport, Oregon. Presented by Oregon Council for the Humanities/Unitarian
June 10: Literary Flicks - Sense and Sensibility.
A 1995 film adaptation of the 1811 novel by Jane Austen, adapted by Emma
Thompson and directed by Ang Lee. 6:30 p.m. Free. Newport Public Library.
At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. 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.
4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161.
June 13 - June 15. Gem and Mineral Show.
Dozens of exhibits, displays and vendors featuring high-quality gems,
minerals, fossils, rocks, beads, lapidary supplies & books. On-going
live demonstrations featuring flint-knapping, silver wire-wrapping, faceting
& other lapidary skills. On-going hands-on youth activities. Hundreds
of dollars in silent auction and raffle items. Free polished Oregon beach
agates for every attendee, and free Oregon thundereggs for all youngsters.
$2 for adults - $1 for youth/seniors. Special "name-the-event"
contest - information available at the show. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday &
Saturday; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. Lincoln County Fairgrounds Exhibition
Building. 3rd & Harney, Newport, Oregon. 541-265-6237.
13. Jazz Fridays: Show TBA. 6:30 p.m. 9 p.m. Newport Visual Arts
Center, Nye Beach Turnaround. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2100
June 21: Summer Night’s JAZZ! Ric
DiBlasi, Mario Flores, Paul Biondi, Pat George, Patty George, Ron Green,
Larry Burnett, Ray Vance, Dave Elliott, Bill Hartsell, Steve Cook, Jim
Cameron, Randy Madnick, Tobaj. 7 p.m. Admission Adults $15 - Students
$7. Newport Performing Arts Center
July 3. Fireworks at Alsea Bay. Waldport.
July 3. Depoe Bay holds its fireworks
celebration, at southern end of town. Shot off from Boiler Bay. 541-765-2889.
July 4. Fireworks at Yaquina Bay, Newport.
This year will feature special finale: 125 explosions in honor of the
town’s 125 years. Visible from bayfront, South Beach and down the
river. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-8801
July 4: Newport Symphony Orchestra: 4th
of July Concert. 4 p.m. Free. Newport High School. Newport, Oregon.
5. Nye Beach Clambake and Seafood Barbeque. Held in honor of
the town’s historical clambakes from days of old. Fun, Food, Live
Music, Children's parade and Arts and Crafts booths. Seafood and non-seafood
items. Picnic tables and chairs available. Public facilities and handicapped
access. Free shuttle to event from parking areas. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nye
Beach Turnaround, Newport, Oregon.
July 5 and 6. Oregon Coast Geezer Games
(now called The Oregon Coast Games) has been opened up to all adults aged
30 and up. The new and improved games will be at the Newport Senior Center
with the Newport Parks and Recreation Department still presenting the
games. Proceeds will benefit the Newport Senior Center. Events include
swimming, ping pong, tennis, track and field, and 3x3 basketball. On Saturday,
there will be a 5K that is open to all ages and will coincide with the
historic Nye Beach Clam Bake. Winners in all events will receive ribbons.
Sign up as an individual or as a team. Every participant will receive
an Oregon Coast Games t-shirt. Visit the Newport Senior Activity Center
Web Site for more information and an entry form: www.newportseniorcenter.com
or call 541-265-9617.
17. Lincoln County Fair and Rodeo. Lincoln County Fairgrounds,
Newport, Oregon. 541-265-6237.
July 25 - 27. Toledo Summer Festival.
Logging show and fireworks. Toledo, Oregon, five miles east of Newport.
26 - 27. Nye Beach Bead Festival. Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon.
541-265-6262 or 966-592-5556.
August 1 - 2. Relay for Life. Held at
the Newport High School track. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-9281.
August 1 - 3. Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild Quilt
Show. Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10
until 4 p.m. Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Newport.
August 1. 18th Annual Quilt Show Quilter’s
Holidays. Demonstrations, Small quilt auction, boutique, challenge
quilts, children's corner, sales, door prizes, vendors. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Info: email@example.com. Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Newport,
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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