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Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
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|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
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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