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A cuddly pet- and family-friendly beauty that boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. Immaculate rooms - great sense of fun and quirkiness. Free wi-fi. There are also free movies. Small pet fee.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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Planets' Remarkable Dance Above Portland, Oregon Coast Range; Star Parties

Published 06/12/2015 at 5:22 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

(Portland, Oregon) – The skies above Oregon, Portland and even the coast will soon be filled with a fascinating conjunction of two planets, while closer to ground there will be some celebrations by local astronomers in the form of Star Parties.

OMSI astronomer Jim Todd said a lot is happening in the night skies soon.

On June 30 and July 1, sky watchers will witness a conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, the closest they will be to each other until August 27, 2016. These visible planets will be hard to miss as Venus, with a magnitude of -4, and Jupiter with a magnitude of -2 will rank as the third and fourth brightest celestial bodies, after the Sun and full Moon.

“After recent sunsets, you may have noticed two bright celestial objects high above the western horizon,” Todd said. “Each night, they move closer to each other. These are the queen and king of planets: Venus and Jupiter. From now through June 30th, watch as Venus and Jupiter head eastward toward Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. Because Jupiter is the fifth planet and Venus the second planet from the sun, Venus will zoom toward Regulus day by day, whereas Jupiter will travel at a slower pace. In addition, don’t miss out on this close celestial grouping on June 18, 19 and 20, featuring the waxing crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter.”

Todd said Venus is so bright because it has thick clouds of carbon dioxide reflect nearly 70% of the sunlight that reaches it back into space. It is also the closest planet to Earth. Venus can often be seen within a few hours after sunset or before sunrise as the brightest object in the sky (other than the full Moon).

Jupiter is now not as bright or as prominent as it has been, but it is still a bright stand-out in the southwestern skies. Todd said it will slowly decrease in brightness from magnitude -2.1 to -1.9. Jupiter spends the month in Cancer in its eastwards progress towards Leo.

Todd said that with a small telescope you should easily be able to see the equatorial bands in the atmosphere, sometimes the Great Red Spot and up to four of the Galilean moons as they weave their way around the planet.

Now, for the parties.

Rooster Rock State Park in the Gorge and L.L. Stub Stewart State Park in the Oregon coast range will be the sites of a Star Party on June 20, starting at 9 p.m. This is to celebrated the beginning of summer, and the parties are free.

From beginners to experts of all ages, it's an opportunity to view the stars and other celestial objects up close and personal through telescope and binoculars. Viewing highlights include a beautiful gathering of the Moon with Jupiter and Venus in the west, and the famous Saturn. If you’ve never had a chance to get away from city lights and see the sky from a darker view, these star parties are your best bet. Even just 20 to 30 miles from the big city, many more stars and deep sky objects come into view.

If you’ve ever thought about getting a telescope but didn’t know which one would be best for your use, OMSI Star Parties are the place to do your research. You’re welcome to view through them, just ask. It’s a great opportunity to test out all kinds of telescopes and find a style you like.

On the scheduled day of each OMSI Star Parties, it is suggested that interested visitors call the OMSI Star Parties Hotline, 503 797-4610 #2, or check the OMSI Star Parties web site for possible weather-related cancellations. The event starts at sunset and is free with $5 parking per vehicle. Warm clothing and a flashlight with red light are recommended. Personal telescopes and binoculars are welcome.

To reach Rooster Rock State Park, take I-84 east of the Sandy River at exit 25. The park is located 22 miles east of Portland.

To reach L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47. The park is located 23 miles west of Portland.

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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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