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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.

 

New Acquisitions at Aquariums on Oregon Coast Include Cute and Cuddly

Published 05/08/2012

(Newport, Oregon) – There's a new sea otter pup at the Oregon Coast Aquarium to wow the crowds with, and another historical aquarium on the north coast gets ready to celebrate nearly a century of existence with some new keepsakes (photo above by Cindy Hanson).

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport released a new sea otter pup into its ranks Tuesday, letting the adorable creature get to know the three other resident otters. The three took turns playing with the 30-pound baby, rolling around with it in the water and asserting dominance at times. The introduction went off without a hitch, according to aquarium staff.

The pup is currently called #564 and is a male southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris neresis). It was rescued by staff from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in October, where it was found with wounds believed to be from a shark attack. It was found stranded at Morro Strand State Beach, California.

“Mammalogists theorize that its mother did not survive the shark attack and the pup was left stranded,” the aquarium said in a press release. “It was estimated to be approximately ten weeks old at that time.”

In addition, the animal was treated for a parasitic infection which was successfully treated, but ultimately compromised its ability to survive in the wild.

One of the older sea otters at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

He is now approximately eight months old.

Upon first arriving in Newport, Oregon Coast Aquarium staff had to teach him how to accept food from handlers. He was then put into a holding pool next to the other sea otters, and introduced to the others slowly and periodically.

Now that 564 is used to them, he has officially become part of the exhibit.

The animal was challenging to train at first because he had no human contact before he arrived at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, according to Ken Lytwyn, Aquarium Curator of Mammals.

“He has a very outgoing personality which we see coming out more every day,” Lytwyn said. “He enjoys interacting with the mammal staff and playing with his enrichment devices (toys) that we give him. We’re lucky to have him join our collection and look forward to him growing up here with the rest of our male sea otters. There should be some very exciting times ahead.”

Now comes the challenging process of naming the little guy, as that number for a name won't do at all. The Aquarium is asking for public input to vote on names on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium. People can vote among four choices to help name Sea Otter 564: Filbert, Monte, Barley or Schuster.

Sea otters play a critical role in the marine ecosystem as a keystone species. They promote a healthy kelp forest that, in turn, supports thousands of organisms. Sea otters are also an indicator or sentinel species. They are dying of diseases that have land-based connections. Since humans and sea otters eat many of the same seafood items, high rates of sea otter disease may be a warning for both human health and marine ecosystem health.

For more information, visit the Aquarium’s Web site at www.aquarium.org or call (541) 867-FISH.

Some new acquisitions at the Seaside Aquarium are to be found as well, in preparation for the Seaside landmark's 75th anniversary coming up shortly. Plenty of mugs and cups with adorable seals or the aquarium logo can be found. There's even a large metal coffee mug with a top on it. A variety of plaques and keepsake postcards will be available, with pictures of the historical building in its early years. There's also a couple of picture books full of all sorts of photos and artwork from the Seaside Aquarium’s long history. These are available for purchase at the gift shop or over the phone.

On the Prom, Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6211. seasideaquarium.com

Photo below by Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium

 

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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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