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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.

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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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

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.

Generously appointed rooms or spacious two-room suites. Continental breakfast. Heated salt-water pool and spa, fitness room, high-speed Internet, some Jacuzzi spas and ADA accessibility. Some pet friendly. Business and meeting facilities. Catering services available.

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.

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

Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.

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

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

 

 

Sneaky Oregon Coast Restaurant Reviews: Pelican Pub & Brewery

 

Covering 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.

07/28/08

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Sneaky Oregon Coast Restaurant Reviews: Pelican Pub & Brewery

The beef medallions at Pelican Pub in Pacific City: awesome beef and mashed potatoes, but the veggies are strange.

(Pacific City, Oregon) - Three Stars out of Five. You've got to love oceanfront dining on Oregon’s coast, with big views of really big waves and all the madcap summersaults they do, even if the trappings are sort of a pseudo-upscale. Pacific City’s Pelican Pub & Brewery is a puzzling creature that promises a lot and delivers quite a bit, but still falls short in other areas. I’ve nicknamed it “even Steven,” after that Seinfeld episode where Jerry discovers he can lose things in his life, only to have them inexplicably show up again in other forms and be replaced.

Pelican Pub is one of those commercial juggernauts along the coast that seem to collect all sorts of attention for themselves, and rule their little hamlet with a kind of iron thumb. These are lovely surroundings, fabulous views, and you feel at home if you’ve just gotten off work in more professional attire or if you’ve just come off the beach, covered in sand.

Pelican Pub in Pacific City: feel free to get a lot of this sand all over you, as the restaurant is welcoming to the casually dressed beach bum.

Still, the feel is a bit cold.

Then, the food has its ups and downs too – but high ups, and some off-putting lows.

I’ve eaten here a lot over the years, since the early 2000’s. I honestly believe it had something more multi-layered going on then. Essentially, the food was better earlier on.

Not to complain too much about what’s happening now, however. What I’ve had a lot of in recent years is quite good: the beef medallions ($15). Actually, it’s quite excellent, except for the vegetables. And this theme of ups and downs seems to follow this place. It could get four stars, but some aspects denigrate the entire dining experience.

The interior at Pelican: really, there is a fantastic view beyond the hazy sunlight in the background. Trust us.

The medallions themselves are loaded with flavor. They’re juicy with just that right degree of charred outer edges that you get with nicely done barbecue – that oh so wonderful darkness. If I was to fault anything, for some reason there is a slight aftertaste that’s a little reminiscent of liver. But it’s small and insignificant, and really these are a delight.

The gravy is quite good: a nice, deep, dark taste, and it’s always a pleasure to swirl this into the mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes are also quite inviting, but they do seem to work better with the gravy.

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. Up until this point, the meal is really good, if not almost exceptional. It’s the vegetables that come close to sinking this culinary vessel. Now, you can tell they’re trying to do something interesting here, with some blend of spices and what not that I can’t pin down. (Of course, I’ve never really analyzed it until recently, when BeachConnection.net sent me this assignment). Something always rubbed me the wrong way about the asparagus and carrots, although it appeared they were reaching for something rather upscale if not cutting edge.

Watch the waves batter Cape Kiwanda from the oceanfront seats at Pelican.

But upon closer analysis, I realized there’s a really disconcerting aftertaste to these – it’s almost a weird chemical flavor. There’s a tang there, and there’s something almost tasty about this unusual blend. But in the end, it finishes with this bizarre chemical-like experience. I don’t get it, and they are missing their own high marks on this.

Pelican Pub used to have a fish and pasta dish with some sort of alfredo sauce that was outstanding, but that’s been gone for years. Other things I’ve taste-tested off the plates of friends and family didn’t really grab me, but it was decent quality overall.

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.The Pelican is of course well known for its microbrews, and these are pretty good. I personally prefer their India Pale Ale, although I’m usually a dark beer kind of gal myself. In those cases, I gravitate more towards other Oregon microbrews or Irish dark beers.

Their menu features a wide range of things, way too long to dig deeply into here. Dinner runs the gamut, from gourmet pizzas; various dishes that strive for that high-end, gourmet slant, such as fish and chicken specialties with the occasional Thai or Mexican approach. There’s plenty of sandwiches and a few pastas. Fish and chips, bangers and mash, some sizable sandwiches and some similar dishes to the dinner menu appear at lunchtime. Breakfast is also served until 11 a.m. with a large menu of egg concoctions, omelets and the usual suspects. Much of the main entrée plates are in the $10 - $15 range, which makes them more expensive than many family-oriented spots on the coast.

The bar and beer brewing equipment at Pelican

In the end, can I recommend this place? You bet. I’ll go back at least once a year when in town. It sure beats other, cheaper restaurants for the screaming baby set. But I have to judge it on its approach, its own apparent mission. Expectations are higher when you have a menu loaded with such interesting blends of ingredients at prices like this. It comes across as something a little bit Pearl District, rather than some tourist trap family dining dive. There are many moments it attains that upscale reach or comes close, but there’s a few elements that can drag the meal down.

Perhaps stick with simpler dishes and keep the expectations down a bit, or be prepared to have an excellent meal with some disappointing aspects. Pelican Pub & Brewery. Located on the main drag of the Three Capes Loop. Pacific City, Oregon. (503) 965-7007.

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.
Newly renovated, 30 upscale rooms, on north end of Lincoln City, close to everything. Spa-like feeling, w/ luxury linens & robes, pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV's, granite counters and more all add to pampering. Oceanfront and ocean view units w/ gas fireplace. Hot Tub units. Romance packages. Luxury Room for every budget: meeting and wedding spaces too.
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.

Tradewinds Motel, 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. www.tradewinds-motel.com


Inn 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.

The 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. www.theoceanlodge.com


Arch 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 sea.
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 866-436-1607.


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Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and many manmade attractions
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A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
NEWPORT
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses

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25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders

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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

17 lavish, beachfront suites feature Jacuzzi or outdoor hot tub, gas fireplace, luxury robes & linens, TV, two-headed showers. Three large suites have kitchens. Private deck w/ BBQ available. No smoking or pets. Perfect for romantic getaway, honeymoon.

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