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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.

Pelicans on Oregon Coast Face Threat of Human Food

Published 11/18/2011

(Oregon Coast) – It's not as well publicized as it should be, but you are not supposed to feed the seagulls along the beaches for a variety of reasons, including the hazards it creates for them, such as losing their fear of humans and traffic, and they are actually harmed by the human food that is given them (above: brown pelicans at Depoe Bay, courtesy Whale Watch Center)..

Officials at Oregon Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) recently issued a warning that feeding human food to brown pelicans is causing some serious problems for that somewhat endangered species. Brown pelicans are among the most distinctive and fascinating birds on the Oregon coast, with their large throat pouches and outgoing personalites. But now, after starting to make a comeback since nearly being driven to extinction by the effects of DDT, the species faces the challenge of junk food.

“Pelicans are used to feeding on live fish in estuaries and the ocean, not potato chips” said Herman Biederbeck, wildlife biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s North Coast District.

Brown pelicans migrate from California to Oregon's northern coast in the summer and now typically stay longer into the fall and winter – something scientists don't really understand. They now get impacted by winter weather more often and are getting more handouts from people – who mistakenly think they're doing the animals good.

“People are increasingly feeding these pelicans, almost always to the birds’ detriment,” said Biederbeck. “We want to discourage people from feeding them.”

ODFW said feeding any wildlife of any kind is a bad idea, but especially so for brown pelicans. These animals normally scoop up fish in their large bills, diving into and around the ocean. They spend considerable time swimming in the sea. But since the brown pelican now sticks around this area longer into the fall and winter, they get batted around by big storms that hit the coast.

They get injured more often now because of this, and as a result tend to beg for food from humans.

“Anytime we have big winds or big surf the pelicans start getting hurt,” said Sharnelle Fee, director of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation facility in Astoria that cares for injured pelicans. “If they get caught in that big surf they can get pummeled and washed to shore. When they do they have a tendency to beg for food from humans."

Brown pelican photo courtesy Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay

ODFW said that human food causes numerous problems with brown pelicans. It often makes them sick. Fee has treated pelicans that have consumed chicken bones, hotdogs, donuts and potato chips, for example.

When they're hungry, they'll eat anything put in front of them, Fee warned.

“These kinds of foods can actually kill them,” she said.

The other issue here is that handouts encourage them to stick around the north coast more when they should be heading south with the rest of the flocks.

“If people hold them up here by feeding them, the cold will kill them,” Fee said.

While ducks and geese stay in the water during cold spells, pelicans come onto the land at night where they are vulnerable to colder nighttime temps and wind-chill factors. The feet of pelicans are more easily injured by frostbite, and this can mean euthanization if they lose more than half their feet webbing.

“Pelicans are aquatic birds,” said Fee. “They need their webbing to swim and walk.”

Like the seagull issue, where many coastal motels have become more proactive in discouraging the feeding of gulls, Fee said she hoped they and other tourism entities would also start getting the word out about brown pelicans. Cannon Beach is especially proactive about discouraging the feeding of gulls for a variety of reasons, but largely because this causes them to mass together in sensitive areas and their waste contaminates local streams and beaches.

A recent survey conducted by federal wildlife officials counted 7,495 brown pelicans on the Pacific coast from Smith River, California., to Tunnel Island, Washington. Most of them were situated at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Brown pelicans were taken off the endangered species list in 2009, but they are still protected under federal law. People who see an injured pelican on the Oregon coast are encouraged to call the Wildlife Center at 503-338-0331.

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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.

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.

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