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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

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.

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

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.

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.

 

Oregon Coast, Portland Astronomy Now: Planets Visible, Glinting Sky Objects

Published 03/06/2015



(Portland, Oregon) – The recent run of exceptional weather has yielded impressive sights in clear night skies, especially on the Oregon coast. One recent nighttime photo shoot by Oregon Coast Beach Connection (OCBC) staff discovered plenty of objects floating in star-filled skies, both planetary and fleeting.

Some shooting stars were seen and at least one glint of a satellite skin.

All this begged the question: what are the highlights above Oregon, the coast and the Portland area right now? Also, what were those shooting star-like objects?

Jim Todd of Portland's OMSI had some surprising answers all the way around.

Besides a stunning moon that's begun waning, three planets are visible at this time. One was caught in Cannon Beach by OCBC cameras last week, following the moon around (shown above and in the closeup here)..

According to Todd, look for Venus, Jupiter and Mars. All these will be visible in other inland parts of Oregon, such as the Portland area, but you'll have to get out of city lights sometimes.

“Venus is now an evening object appearing a little higher in the sky as the month progresses,” Todd said. “So, shining at magnitude -4 all month, it should be easy to spot above the southwestern horizon about one hour after sunset. It will appear as a small dot, blurred by atmospheric turbulence. As March begins Venus will lie 4 degrees above Mars.”

Todd said Mars is moving eastwards relative to the stars. It starts the month on the boundary between Pisces and Cetus and then moves on after one day. It is best observed as darkness falls, about 15 degrees above the western horizon.

“So it will need to be observed with a low horizon in this direction,” Todd said.

Jupiter has been high in the south during late evenings for awhile, and Todd said this is still a great time to see it, being visible much of the night. It starts March shining at magnitude -2.5, dropping slightly to -2.3 as the month progresses. Jupiter is still moving slowly westwards in retrograde motion towards the Beehive Cluster in Cancer.

“With a small telescope one should be easily 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 it,” Todd said.

As to what were those shooting stars seen in late February? Todd said there are no meteor showers now, but random objects do enter the Earth's atmosphere all the time. It could've been manmade space debris being seen, but also small rocks.

Todd said that according to NASA, every day about 100 tons of meteoroids, fragments of dust and gravel and sometimes even big rocks, enter the Earth's atmosphere.

As far human-made space debris, the numbers are surprising. He said as of 2009, about 19,000 pieces of debris larger than 2 inches are tracked, with 300,000 pieces larger than 1 inches estimated to exist below 1,200 miles.

Oregon Coast Beach Connection was doing after dark time lapse outside of Seaside Aquarium one night, and several objects, including orbiting satellites, passed overhead. Sometimes they even passed in the view of the camera, but as you can see from the timelapse sample below, they did not show up.

One interesting phenomenon seen was an iridium flare, which is when the iridium exterior of a satellite glints briefly in the sun, looking like a shooting star but with a more cylindrical shape.

These clearer nights along the Oregon coast will yield more such interesting stuff zooming through the skies, as well as darker inland, rural areas.

 

Tolovana area of Cannon Beach

Manzanita

Newport at night

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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.

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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.
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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