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Summer Sake Tasting and Blues on N. Oregon
|Dragonfire's Inspired! Cafe - a haven of eclectic art
and arty furnishings and food
(Cannon Beach, Oregon) - Inspired!
Café, inside Dragonfire Gallery of Cannon Beach, is continuing
its Summer Sake’ Tasting series on various Saturdays throughout
the summer. Look for them June 28, July 26, August 16 and September 20,
all from 2 to 5 p.m.
The line of premium Oregon sakes’ featured in Inspired!
are all brewed with local spring water. The creative staff of the café
create all manner of inspired saketinis, blending the pure sake’
with house teas, fruit syrups, chocolate - even coffee. The house specialty
is ginger lemon saketini, but new creations are concocted all the time.
Each of these tastings features live blues music to add
to the groove. Bands to be announced.
All elements of these and other drinks are organic, like
teas and coffees. The sakes are brewed with Oregon water. Their coffees
are also shade grown and free trade, and Inspired! utilizes locally grown,
organic fruit for their smoothies and other creations.
also has something else very unique going on in its Earth-friendly approach:
their cups are particularly eco-friendly, all made of a biodegradable
form of corn. They look like regular plastic cups, however. It’s
a bit of “Star Trek” technology in an art gallery/café.
considered the domain of Japan, where it is said to be the drink of the
Gods, sake’ is enjoying discovery in this country. The Northwest
in particular has become a center for sake brewing. The high quality of
Oregon water has proved essential for making premium sake. Mix this water
with rice and yeast and it develops into a subtly poetic elixir of many
For the tasting, Inspired! Café will feature the
premium line of sake’s produced by Sake’ One of Oregon.
These sake’s benefit from being served chilled, making
them a perfect summertime drink.
|One of the art pieces featured at Dragonfire
Add some interesting mixers and you have a saketini. Can’t
live without your iced chai? Consider trying one infused with plum sake’.
Raspberry sake on its own is delicious; paired with chocolate, milk and
whipped cream it becomes an adult milkshake that borders on sublime.
DragonFire Gallery and Inspired! Café can
be found at the corner of 1st and Hemlock streets in Cannon Beach. The
Gallery features an eclectic collection of art from both regional and
national sources. In addition to offering sake’, Inspired! Café
features a wide array of loose leaf and blooming teas, organic coffee,
regional beer and wine and light food fare. For more information call
(503) 436-1533 or visit the website: DragonFireStudio.com.
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.
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.
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
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