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Oregon Coast Calendar: Events for Pacific City, Tillamook, Rockaway and Nehalem Bay


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Oregon Coast Calendar: Events for Pacific City, Tillamook, Rockaway and Nehalem Bay

Pacific City

(Manzanita, Oregon) – The holidays are closing in, and thus arrive a host of seasonal activities and events to Tillamook County, on the north Oregon coast. Music, art, plays, and a decent helping of caroling and Santa Claus-oriented goodies are flooding north coast towns like Tillamook, Manzanita, Nehalem, Bay City, Pacific City and even tiny Cape Meares.

This listing of events covers happenings until New Year’s Eve. For a complete list of events from Astoria to Florence, see the Oregon Coast Events Calendar.

November 11 - April 14, every Saturday: Garibaldi Saturday Market. Self-produced products from the Northwest. Lodge at the Old Mill. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 210 S. Third St. Garibaldi, Oregon. (503) 322-0322.


November 10: Veteran’s Celebration. Tillamook Naval Air Museum. 6030 Hangar Road, Tillamook, Oregon. 8 a.m. to noon. (503) 842-1130.

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

November 16: North Oregon Coast Symphony, performing works by Copland, Bizet, Handel and more. 7 p.m. $10 at the door, kids under 12. Tillamook United Methodist Church. 3808 12th Street. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-368-7160.

November 16: "Broken Limbs," documentary by Jamie Howell & Guy Evans. Donation admission includes pie & ice cream. Bay City Arts Center. 5th and A. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Bay City, Oregon. 503-377-9620.

November 16 – 17: "A Family Christmas," a holiday musical for the whole family. Presented by TAPA & TLC. Fridays & Saturdays 7 p.m. Tickets at the door or in advance at Diamond Art Jewelry. The Barn Community Playhouse. 12th and Ivy. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-815-TAPA.


November 18: Franc D'Ambrosio’s "Broadway" – a concert presented by Monday Musical Club of Tillamook. 2 p.m. Don Whitney Auditorium. 2605 12th Street. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-2078. www.MondayMusicClub.com.

November 20 - December 29: Latimer Quilt & Textile Center. 2105 Wilson River Loop Road. Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-8622. www.oregoncoast.com/latimertextile

November 22: Thanksgiving Community Potluck Dinner. 1 p.m. Kiawanda Community Center. 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr. Pacific City, Oregon. (503) 965-7900.

November 22: Thanksgiving Community Potluck Dinner in Tillamook. 7 p.m. TCCA Visitor Center. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-7472.

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.

November 23 & 24: Cape Meares’ 7th Annual Art Show & Sale. Paintings, ceramics, photography, fiber art by local artists. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday & Saturday. Little Red School House Community Center. 4th Street, Cape Meares. (503) 842-3581.

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November 23 & 24: Rockaway Beach Holiday Gift Fair. Rockaway Beach Civic Facility. Rockaway, Oregon. (503) 355-2291.

November 24: Christmas Tree Lighting in Garibaldi. Garibaldi, Oregon. (503) 322-2544.

November 24 - 25: Holiday Wreath Making. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required. Tillamook Forest Center. 45500 Wilson River Hwy. Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 815-6800. www.tillamookforestcenter.org

November 25: Latimer Quilt & Textile Center “Open House.” Latimer Quilt & Textile Center. 2105 Wilson River Loop Road, Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-8622. www.oregoncoast.com/latimertextile

December 1 to May 31: Fishing on the Trask River at the Trask River Hatchery.
15020 Chance Road, Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-4090.


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December 1: Annual Habitat Holiday Art Auction. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. TCCA Visitor’s Center. 2610 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon. To donate items call (503) 842-7472.

December 1: Annual Christmas Bazaar. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. 2102 Sixth Street, Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-6192.

December 1: UMW Christmas Bazaar. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tillamook Methodist Church. 3808 Twelfth Street, Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-1252.

December 1: Christmas Tree Lighting in Tillamook. Tillamook City Hall. 210 Laurel Ave., Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-5378.

December 3: Christmas Past, Winter Tea, an annual fundraiser. High Tea includes a raffle ticket and a door prize ticket. 12 - 4 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 5 free. Latimer Quilt & Textile Center. 2105 Wilson River Loop Road. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-8622.

December 6: Annual Awards Banquet and Silent Auction. Special Guest Speaker: Mr. Gerry Frank, Author, Oregonian Columnist and former Chief of Staff to Senator Mark Hatfield. 6 - 9 p.m. Pelican Pub Ocean Front Banquet Room, Pacific City, Oregon.

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

December 7: Benefit for Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. 6 – 8 p.m. Tillamook Pioneer Museum. 2106 2nd Street, Tillamook, Oregon. (503) 842-4553. http://www.tcpm.org.

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December 8: Coast Swinger’s Square Dance Club, 3rd Annual Christmas Bazaar. Craft items, Christmas Decorations, Bake Sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Garibaldi City Hall, 6th & Acacia. Garibaldi, Oregon. (503) 842-2980.

December 14: Santa, Sing-a-long & Christmas Decorating Awards. 6:30 p.m. Rockaway Beach Wayside (if raining, at Firehall). (503) 355-8108. www.rockawaybeach.net

New Year’s Eve: Manzanita’s Wacko Midnight Parade. A little known secret about Manzanita’s New Year’s celebrations is its New Year Parade at midnight, which has been a surreal little local tradition that’s been happening for at least a few years. Generally, people just stagger out of the local bars and perform an oddball parade of sorts – proof again of the kooky and creative side to the fun-loving locals. Now, only the San Dune exists in Manzanita, but some may be coming from nearby The Wateringhole in Nehalem or Sea Shack in Wheeler. In previous years there was, among other things, a large dragon costume. In recent years the city has grudgingly given it’s okay for the parade, partially on the basis it would happen with or without the permit.

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.
17 lavish, beachfront suites feature Jacuzzi or outdoor hot tub, gas fireplace, luxury robes & linens, TV, two-headed showers. Three large suites have kitchens. Private deck w/ BBQ available. No smoking or pets. Perfect for romantic getaway, honeymoon.
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

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.

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.

For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.
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Weiss' Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside

Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites, 1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people. Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway St.
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families. All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com

STARFISH POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
All units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens, wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private decks. Friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com

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.

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.


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Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.

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.

Newly renovated, 30 upscale rooms, on north end of Lincoln City, close to everything. Spa-like feeling, w/ luxury linens & robes, pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV's, granite counters and more all add to pampering. Oceanfront and ocean view units w/ gas fireplace. Hot Tub units. Romance packages. Luxury Room for every budget: meeting and wedding spaces too.