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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.

Party of the Year on Oregon Coast at Oyster Cloyster

Published 10/25/2011

(Newport, Oregon) – The 11th Annual Oyster Cloyster Festival comes to Newport again, a feast created by various local chefs that is a benefit for the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation, happening on November 5 at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. It's a mix of Oregon coast iron chef contest with extravagant party of the year, as fifteen chefs will prepare over 7,000 oysters – as well as a myriad of other dishes, competing for trophies. The event also features live music, decadent desserts, coffee and a no-host bar featuring select Oregon wines from Kristen Hill Winery from Amity, Silver Falls Vineyard from Sublimity and Noble Estate Vineyard from Eugene and microbrews from Rogue Ale. The Oregon Oyster Farm is the signature sponsor for the event, which is presented by the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation in partnership with the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Some of this year’s culinary entries include: Caramel Malt Crusted Pan Fried Oyster with Mount Hood Hop and Caramelized Fennel Slaw from Pelican Pub and Brewery; Newport Oregon Broiled Oyster, Chanterelle Dill Butter on Fine Noodle Salad, Pickled Red Onions and Sea Lettuces from the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute; Pissaladiere Nicise with Huckleberry Reduction from La Maison; Togarashi Seared Kumomoto Oysters with a Sweet Thai Chili Aspic, Mango Cilantro Micro Salad and Thai Pepper Glass from Mist Restaurant and Lounge at Surftides; Raw Oyster on the Half Shell, Bacon Champagne Mignonette with Blood Orange Gelatin from Rogue Ales; Oysters Lambardinis, Armando Armando Si, Per Favore! from Local Ocean Seafoods and Fall Oysters from Spirit Mountain Casino, Cedar Plank Buffet.

Sculpted glass awards will be given for top chef, first, second and third place oyster dishes, designed by Ryan Bledsoe, owner of the Edge Art Gallery. Two People's Choice awards will also be given. Judges are Rob Pounding of Blackfish Cafe, Greg A. Taylor with Nestle Corporation out of Vancouver, Washington, and David D. Sherrill with Amazon.com's Bon Appétit in Seattle.

Live music for this year’s event will begin with bagpiper Donna Futrell-Baker, who will greet attendees as they enter the Aquarium. Throughout the rest of the evening, you'll hear the Oregon Coast Community College Choir, the Ecuadorian music of Chayag, followed by classical guitarist Derik Jefferson, keyboard player Carlyn Jefferson and the Recorder group Lost in Time.

Tickets to the benefit event can be purchased through the event website using PayPal, at www.oystercloysterfestival.com.Tickets may also be purchased at the following locations: Oregon Coast Aquarium, Bank of the West Lincoln County branches, TLC Federal Credit Union branches in Newport and Lincoln City, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in South Beach; Chuck's Video in Waldport; J.C. Market in Newport; and the Newport Performing Arts Center. Ticket price is still $65 each or two for $125. Call the Oyster Cloyster hotline at 541-867-8541. Learn more about the event or the Aquarium Science program on the college website at www.oystercloysterfestival.com

Full List of Chefs

This year’s chefs and their restaurants include: Kevin Armstrong of Bay 839, Stephen Willamson of Chi’ Boogie, Rocky Earl Silva and William Kang from Gracie’s Sea Hag, Cliff and Kate Brown from La Maison, Charlie Branford from Local Ocean, Ged Aydelott of Pelican Pub & Brewery, Jason Galloway and Matt Sedenius from Mist at Surftides, Pono Freitas of Ocean Bleu at Gino’s, Erik Machuca from Rogue Ale, Nicolas Trapala from Sada’s Sushi Bar, Garnett Black of Shilo Inn Restaurant, Tiffany Wilkins and Brett Hutton from Spirit Mountain Casino, and Ryan Cornwall from Starfish Grill at Agate Beach. Also entering this year will be Woujay Poynter Sous Chef at The Oregon Coast Culinary Institute in Coos Bay, and Greg Guidry Chef at Angell Job Corps. Both culinary schools will be bringing student assistants.

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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.


Running and Yoga Events Enliven N. Oregon Coast Towns
Two events in Cannon Beach and Manzanita create some unique recreational happenin's. Cannon Beach events, Manzanita events
Hawaii Lava Flows are Look at Oregon Coast Millions of Years Ago
Heated masses explode upon contact with the sea water, which then in turn cool to become something you see here. Geology. Science
How Unusual is that Dolphin Stranding on Oregon Coast?
A look back at the only other documentation in 2008. Science, Seaside Aquarium
Oregon Coast Rarity: Stranded Dolphin Only Seen Four Times in 23 Years
A northern right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis) found on June 9. Science, Seaside Aquarium
Latest Oregon Coast: Star Party, Lighthouse Closure, Scenic Bikeways
An astronomy party in two parts of Oregon; a lighthouse near Florence under repair
Major Kite Festival for Oregon Coast Town, and Video / TV Premieres
Kites and beachy videos are on the menu in Lincoln City this month as well as actual menus on TV. Lincoln City events
Surfing and Fish Buying Events Return to Oregon Coast
Otter Rock n Roll surfing day and the yum-alicious Shop at the Docks. Newport events
Seaside's 'Sailors Grave' an Intricate N. Oregon Coast Mystery
Seaside's equivalent of a tomb of the unknown soldier, but in this case it's men who sailed the sea. History

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