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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

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.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

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.

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.

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.

Oregon Astronomy Expert: Zero Sun Spots a Mystery

Published 07/20/2014

(Portland, Oregon) – Sunday (no pun intended) is now the fifth day in a row with little to no sun spot activity on the surface of the sun, something that has scientists scratching their heads.

Among those watching what has been dubbed the “All Quiet” event is Jim Todd, planetarium manager at Portland's OMSI, saying this has been the buzz in the science world. There was at least one day where there were absolutely no sun spots.

“On July 17th, for the first time in nearly three years, the sunspot number dropped to zero,” Todd said.

Even more mysteriously, the sun is going through a maximum period in its cycle where sun spot activity is up, called a Solar Max. (Above: sunsets on the Oregon coast will be no different).

“Before July 17, 2014, the previous spotless day was August 14, 2011, a gap of nearly 3 years,” Todd said. “What happened then provides context for what is happening today. Overall, 2011 was a year of relatively high solar activity with multiple X-flares; the spotless sun was just a temporary intermission. 2014 will probably be remembered the same way.”

Two small spots were discovered in the last few days, interrupting the zero activity, but Todd said they are very weak.

“Neither of these small spots has the kind of complex magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares,” Todd said. “The quiet is therefore expected to continue through the weekend.”

Todd said as new sunspots emerge and grow, the Solar Max of 2014 will pick up where it left off a couple weeks ago when sunspots were abundant. However, because no one can predict the solar cycle, he added this "All Quiet Event" is worth monitoring. (Above: Cannon Beach, on the north Oregon coast).

The Los Angeles Times is reporting Spaceweather.com expert Tony Phillips as saying “it's weird, but not super weird.” Phillips and other scientists have noted this is all proof that physicists still don't know much about the sun, so determining whether this is normal or not isn't possible.

Scientists also note this has been a rather lackluster maximum period for the sun.

Sun Spots are caused by extremely concentrated magnetic fields on the surface of the sun. They are slightly cooler, thus the darker appearance. When the magnetic fields are numerous, they can get tangled and twisted together, causing a massive energy buildup which results in solar flares.

Below: transit of Venus across the sun, taken from Beaverton, Oregon.

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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.

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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.
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.

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