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 Slowly Pulls Out of Melee, Some
Phones Still Out
|Newport never really received many problems, and is
completely normal this week
(Oregon Coast) – The central Oregon coast is mostly
back up and running and back in business, while the north coast is still
in the dark ages Wednesday afternoon. Phone service and power have been
restored to most of the central coast, while the north coast is still
out of power, running out of gasoline in some spots, and phone lines are
still cut in most areas.
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.
As of 3:20 p.m., Highway 26 to the coast is still closed
in two places, thanks to debris near the 101 junction and a sinkhole about
38 miles west of Portland.
Qwest Communications said it was working on two fiber optic
line cuts and estimated phone service could be restored to the north coast
by Wednesday. It has since found a third cut. Astoria, Seaside and Cannon
Beach are still not reachable from outside. Cell phone service is not
available in most of those areas.
|The gazebo was ripped apart at Manzanita's San Dune Inn (photo Brian
Phone lines in the Manzanita and Nehalem area are back,
however. Brian Hines, owner of San
Dune Inn in Manzanita, was able to call BeachConnection.net’s
Portland office, and thanks to a generator, he was able to use his computer
and send off some images.
“Still have no power,” Hines said.
Pacific Power has told him Manzanita may not have power
for another week. “We’re last in line, I guess. Got our first
Oregonian newspaper today since Sunday, and that’s really the first
news from the outside we have had, except for the local rumor.”
|Sights like these are common still all over the north coast, like
this downed tree in Seaside that happened in November (photo Tiffany
Boothe, Seaside Aquarium)
In Lincoln City and Depoe Bay, things are almost back to
normal. A1 Beach
Rentals owner Karen Scrutton said people apparently have the wrong
idea about Lincoln City after all the previous storm coverage, and what
is still going on up north. She had one big cancellation at a rather large
“We are open for biz in Lincoln City,” Scrutton
said. “101 is in great shape. Power is now on in Lincoln City and
most roads are clear. Please pass it on that the weekend will be dry and
sunny. I think folks see all that flood damage in Tillamook and think
it’s flooding in Lincoln City. No way.”
Astoria gas stations have run out of gas, but further south,
there’s plenty of fuel. The Nehalem gas station is getting a steady
stream of fuel supply and is in no danger of running out.
|The coast is supposed to be sunny and clear this coming weekend
(pictured: Cape Meares State Park)
INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. 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. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.
Power has been restored to Tillamook as well.
Qwest has said it believes most phone service will be up
on the north coast sometime Wednesday. 9-1-1 service has been restored
there, and some areas are able to call within their own city.
Depoe Bay, Trollers Lodge owner Peg Leoni had high praise for the Depoe
Bay fire department, which quickly responded to a power cable that snapped
and hit her motel’s road sign, shorting it out.
“They were here before I could even call them,”
Leoni said. “They checked out every electrical thing in the vicinity,
making sure there was no possibility of fire. All this after working 36
hours straight. They are all heroes. The sign appears to be toasted but
that can be fixed. The electrical panel that burned can be replaced.
“P.U.D. was here within six hours of the line
breaking and got our power back on. They are heroes too.”
storm coverage here.
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.
Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside
Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites,
1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people.
Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families.
All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted
tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens
and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com
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
POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium
lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the
All units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens,
wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private
decks. Friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer
service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795.
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.
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 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.
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.
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