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Days of Wine, Song and Coffee on Oregon Coast


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Days of Wine, Song and Coffee on Oregon Coast

Wine and fun in Yachats

(Oregon Coast) – Two different ends of the Oregon coast present some engaging opportunities for relaxation and repose in the coming weeks, involving wine tasting, a music festival celebrating a certain neighborhood of Seaside, and a coffee tasting event that is a lot like wine tasting. These rather special events take place in Lincoln City, Yachats and Seaside, providing the Oregon coast tourist or connoisseur with a chance to taste test along a wide tour of the region, enjoying much of what it can provide.

In Yachats, The Wine Place specializes in Oregon vintners, and throughout September it offers a full schedule of complimentary tastings, along with informal opportunities to meet winemakers and industry experts.

Its roster of wine tasting events is free.

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Saturday, September 8, 1 to 4 p.m., Organic Vintners. Meet Ernie Denogeon as he pours good-for-you choices from Mendocino, California. Organic Vintners features certified organic wines from wineries operating under strict viticulture standards. Enjoy tasty, organic, vegan-friendly, biodynamic wines that are affordable, too.


You can help the shop go green as well: in the spirit of “reuse and renew,” shoppers are encouraged to donate their wine bags, six-pack wine carriers and wine shipping boxes. Throughout September The Wine Place will exchange bags, carriers and boxes for special wine-related treats.

Saturday, September 15, 1 to 4 p.m. - Cute Label, Good Wine? You can’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a wine by its label, says shop owner Carrie Yano. Find out how. Yano – known as the “Vino Vixen”- lets you be the judge as she pours wines adorned with clever, artful and irresistible labels.

Saturday, September 22, 1 to 4 p.m., French and German Wines. Like touring a foreign country without a map, finding the just-right wine can be a challenge. The Wine Place plays tour guide this weekend. Meet and mingle with Bryan Abeles as he shares a variety of approachable European wines.

Saturday, September 29, 1 to 4 p.m., Guess the Grape. Think you’re wine savvy? Test your knowledge. Join The Wine Place's Carrie Yano for a fun, free, blind taste test.

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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.

The Wine Place is open daily in September, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Parking is available in the lot behind the shop. For up-to-the-minute events and information, call 541-547-5275 or visit www.iloveoregonwine.com.

The Wine Place is nestled in the charming seaside village of Yachats, Oregon. Located along the stunning coastal route, The Wine Place is 26 miles south of Newport, 26 miles north of Florence, 85 miles from Eugene and 75 miles from Corvallis.

Goose Hollow in Portland just finished an insane 40-year anniversary celebration, and its two-year-old child in Seaside is ready to follow in its footsteps.

Goose Hollow at the Cove

Seaside’s Goose Hollow at the Cove presents the 2nd annual South End Celebration on Saturday, September 15th. It’s a day of music, art, community support and more, that spotlights the rather hidden and wondrous “cove” area of Seaside.

At 10 a.m., start off the day with a Beach Clean-up in support of the Great Oregon Fall Beach Clean-Up. Goose Hollow at the Cove will be handing out bags at the end of Ave U on the South End (or you can participate at the Turnaround with the larger group). See www.solv.org/programs/beach_cleanup_zone.asp for more details.

Live music happens all day at the little wateringhole (which is also well known for its Reubens). At 12 noon it’s Jana Phoenix. 1:30 p.m., local songster Jason Lambert takes the stage.

The cove area of Seaside, on the southern end

3 p.m. Jensen Graham. At 4:30 p.m., it's The Salty Dogs. At 6 p.m. Americana artist Denise Drake, from Nehalem, hits the stage. 7:30 p.m., look for Colin Spring. There's a Kids Driftwood Art Contest runing noon to 4 p.m.

There’s also an outdoor barbecue and an art exhibit.

There are raffle drawings every hour: where 75 percent of the proceeds to benefit the medical assistance of a local girl in need.

Tickets go on sale at the Goose Hollow starting Tuesday, September 4.

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A note to businesses: contributions are being accepted for any raffle prizes – large or small. This could be mugs, gift certificates, posters, sweatshirts, service related gift certificates, weekend stays at rentals or hotels, dinners, t-shirts, art pieces, etc. Contact Rachel Clark at the Goose Hollow if you or your business has any contributions for the raffle.

The Goose Hollow is located at 220 Ave U in Seaside, right next to Ken's
Market. 503-717-1940. www.goosehollowinn.com/cove

Cape Foulweather, just north of Newport, after which the coffeehouse is named

On the central Oregon coast, in Lincoln City, one coffee shop is paying homage to the bean and unleashing a wealth of knowledge about the tiny plant with the big taste.

There is much more to coffee than meets the palate, say the owners of Cape Foulweather Coffee Company. Did you know that when it comes to coffee - fragrance and aroma are not the same? Or that black coffee beans are really green and can be processed using green methods?

You can learn about those and more at the Cape Foulweather Coffee Company cupping on Sunday, October 14, held at the Pacific Coast Center for Culinary Arts in Lincoln City.

Designed much like a wine tasting, this professional cupping is for businesses and their employees, as well as the general public. It provides the opportunity to learn while comparing coffees side by side. The cupping lets you experience the differences in taste, sight and smell.

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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

The class covers the history of coffee production, where coffee comes from and talks about fair trade practices. Cape Foulweather will provide professional coffee cups for the tastings.

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It’s an afternoon of coffee discovery. Learn about coffee quality from tree to cup, while tasting coffees from around the world.

The cupping happens at 2 p.m. Admission is only $10 per person, which includes tasting. The Pacific Coast Center for Culinary Arts is at 801 SW Hwy 101, Fourth Floor North. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged and can be done by calling 800-452-2151 or 541-996-2119.

In 2005, after a year of business start-ups, Elaine McCracken and Lisa Keyte of Cape Foulweather Coffee began selling their fresh roasted coffee to businesses, residents and visitors of the Oregon Coast.

Today they have a delivery route from Pacific City to Newport, Corvallis and Salem.

McCracken and Keyte say they believe their success is due to the quality of the green beans they purchase and the careful way each different type of coffee is scrupulously roasted to bring out the best flavor.

With backgrounds in biology and a passion for the environment, Lisa and Elaine offer organic coffee, use Blue Sky Power and use an industrial incinerator to burn up pollutants produced during the roasting process.

Cape Foulweather Coffee is located at 1934 SW Bard, Suite B, Lincoln City. 541-996-9463. www.capefoulweathercoffee.com

A1 Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. 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. Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.

Arch 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 sea.
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 866-436-1607.

D Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages. www.dsandsmotel.com. 171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.

Lincoln City Vacation Homes Something for everyone: smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com. 541-994-8778.

Tradewinds Motel, 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. www.tradewinds-motel.com

Inn 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.

The 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. www.theoceanlodge.com


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