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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.

For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

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.

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.

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

 

Oregon Coast Aquarium Sea Lion Dies in Freak Drowning

Published 04/06/2010

The two new sea lions were part of a contest to name them.

(Newport, Oregon) – A freak accidental drowning took the life of a recent addition to Newpor'’s Oregon Coast Aquarium – a female sea lion named Bailey.

Bailey was one of two sea lions playing in their habitat, when the pair somehow loosened a filtration drain cover, the aquarium said. Bailey got caught in the resulting suction from the drain, which kept her from being able to surface and get to air.

The two were kept in the pool as part of a routine quarantine.

Bailey’s body was sent to the Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine to confirm the cause of death.

The tank and filtration system have been used numerous times for marine animal rehabilitation, including sea lions. The aquarium said it will be reconfigured to avert any future tragedies.

Inside Oregon Coast Aquarium

“This type of accident has never happened in the 18-year history of the Aquarium,” said Cindy Hanson, Aquarium Public Relations Manager. “Our entire staff is shocked and saddened by the unexpected and tragic death of Bailey. Our husbandry staff members are especially committed to the animals and quickly become connected to them, so this is a particularly difficult time for them.”

Bailey and Maya were recently sent to the aquarium to live because of various injuries that made it impossible to survive on their own in the wild. Both were blind in one eye. They then became part of a spring break contest where the public could pick their names.

Maya remains healthy and in no danger, Hanson said.

Hanson said the Oregon Coast Aquarium has rehabilitated many marine mammals in its history and observes all regulations as required by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and guidelines required for accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Hanson said that as an AZA accredited institution, the Oregon Coast Aquarium meets standards in providing excellent care for animals. She added the facility strives to create a fun experience for visitors and a better future for all living things. More information on these standards is at www.aza.org.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is on Ferry Slip Road, in South Beach, across the bay from Newport, Oregon. See www.aquarium.org or call (541) 867-FISH.

More Upcoming Events at Oregon Coast Aquarium and Newport

April 17. Sea Lion Encounter. Learn about the Aquarium’s pinnipeds, get a sea lion kiss and explore behind the scenes at the aquarium. Make reservations in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 8 and up. . $35 members, $40 non-members (limit 10 people per encounter). Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

April 22. Earth Day Sea Lion Encounter. Learn about the Aquarium’s pinnipeds, get a sea lion kiss and explore behind the scenes at the aquarium. Make reservations in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 non-members (limit 10 people per encounter). Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

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

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

April 24. Cub Scout Combination Sleepover. Scouts are invited to spend the night in Passages of the Deep tunnels. Pizza, go on a scavenger hunt, participate in fun, hands-on activities designed to meet some specific badge requirements. Wake up with cereal, juice, coffee, tea and fruit to energize for a behind-the-scenes look at how the birds, seals and seal lions are fed. Register at least two weeks in advance by calling (541) 867-3474 ext. 5301. 6 p.m. – 9 a.m. Ages 6 and up. $50 members, $55 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

April 26 – May 2. Traveling Vietnam Wall and Traveling 1000 Flag Memorial. Special presentations, medal presentations, flag walks and more. Various parts of Newport, Oregon. 541-444-2828.

More About Oregon Coast.....

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.

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 sea.

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.

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.

LATEST OREGON COAST NEWS STORIES

Final Session of Oregon Coast Science Workshop Coming Up
Slightly inland on the north Oregon coast, the town of Nehalem will soon host the last of CoastWatch's Summer Shoreline Science Workshops, happening on August 1 through 3. Manzanita events
Corps of Discovery Reenactment on N. Oregon Coast in August
The reenactment of Lewis and Clark's time in Seaside happens August 15 to 17. Seaside events
Central Oregon Coast Sandcastle Festival a Big Part of Small Town
August 9, tiny Taft will swell with the ranks of sandcastle builders of all ages and skill levels with the 2014 Taft Beach Sandcastle Contest. Lincoln City events
Women's Surf Camp and Retreat on N. Oregon Coast
July 26 to 30 brings the Northwest Women's Surfcamps Surfing and Lifestyle Immersion Retreat to both Seaside and Cannon Beach. Seaside events, Cannon Beach events
Aerial Revelations of Oceanside, N. Oregon Coast
One of Oregon's most astounding spots is one of its tiniest: Oceanside, along the Three Capes Loop
Oregon Astronomy Expert: Zero Sun Spots a Mystery
On July 17th, for the first time in nearly 3 years, the sunspot number dropped to zero. Science
N. Oregon Coast Film Night, Arts for Kids in Manzanita
Over the coming weeks, look for the famed Manzanita Film Series and an arts camp of sorts for kids. Manzanita events
Road Work on Oregon Coast, Highway 26
A bridge repair project starts soon just south of Lincoln City, and a part of the main route between Portland and the north Oregon coast will be undergoing some work

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