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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.

A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848

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.

Beaverton, SW Portland Has a Snow Anomaly: a Tiny Frozen Vortex

Published 01/23/2013

(Beaverton, Oregon) - An odd weather anomaly has been happening in Beaverton lately, surprising and puzzling many in the middle of the night. A small patch – and only a small patch – has been snowing in the wee hours, leaving a thin layer of snow, while nothing around for miles has any sign of the frosty stuff.

At the Beaverton Central MAX station, off Canyon Road, the MAX station itself has gotten a bit of it. But mostly an area about 60 feet in diameter, just in back of the 24 Hour Fitness entrance, has been covered in the white stuff. It seems to center around the brick courtyard just south of the tracks, while the waiting benches and tracks themselves are completely dry.

Even some of the landscaping and a small piece of the parking lot has received the fluffy visitations, but aside from that – nowhere else in the vicinity.

The 24 Hour Fitness is at the bottom of one high-rise building, there is a parking garage next to it, and another real estate building next to that of about equal height. None of the walkways between the buildings contain any hint of snow, and neither do the streets around the area.

Nighttime staff at the 24 Hour Fitness front desk said it has been a visible light dusting – coming down in what seems a mysterious snow vortex.

Even curiouser, it starts about the same time every night: around 1 or 2 a.m.

Meanwhile, everything else is dry.

What's behind this weather anomaly? Is it a product of the freezing fog we've had in the Portland area lately?

Steve Pierce, president of the Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), said he really didn't know for sure, but he had a few guesses.

“There is a similar situation to this near Intel Corp. in Beaverton,” Pierce said. “Air conditioners and heat pumps emit quite a bit of moisture with their fans when it is cold outside. This moisture then condenses, freezes and becomes either ice or snow and falls back to the ground. Dense fog can also create this same result. I am pretty sure this is coming from a nearby source of moisture rather than it being heat pumps, fog. etc. A heavily populated area of vehicles may also account of this (as noted by the parking garage in the background). Just a thought.”

It turns out Pierce was more than a little correct – and this was not the only spot in Oregon where such a meteorological oddity was taking place. KATU Channel 2 found an area in Silverton with even more dramatic results.

A section of the town is also covered in white – but a somewhat larger stretch of road.

KATU said this is coming from steam from a nearby plant, which is then frozen in the air and freezes once it hits the ground in the immediate area - like snow, but not quite.

KATU Meteorologist Rhonda Shelby called it “radiation frost.” It comes from the ground being so much colder than other spots that nearby moisture sources freeze there and piles up.

If you look closely at the buildings surrounding the MAX station, some of these are also emitting steam into the air from various spots.

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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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