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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.

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.

NOAA Predictions for Tsunami Debris Arrival at Oregon Coast: When, How Big

Published 10/17/2011

(Oregon Coast) – This week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced it predicts debris from the Japanese earthquake-driven tsunami this spring will start washing up on the Oregon coast some time in 2013. The announcement also came with a request for the public to report such strandings of objects – to keep an eye out on the oceans when that time comes (photo above: logs washed up at Rockaway Beach).

So far, all the predictions are being created by computer modeling, and scientists agree they are in uncharted territory. In the announcement by NOAA, the organization said independent computer modeling by NOAA and the University of Hawaii seem to be coming up with the same results.

“If the models are correct, debris could pass near or wash ashore in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands in spring 2012 approach the West Coast of the United States in 2013, and circle back to Hawaii in 2014 to 2016,” NOAA said in an official release.

Bizarre beach debris at Gearhart in recent years (photo courtesy Ocean Lodge)

There are a myriad of things that could happen here regarding how big the debris will be and when it will come. Also: what about the vague possibility there could be warnings of dangerous objects being flung out of the sea? Even with all that, there is even the expectation no debris will show up here.

Currently, some ships in the waters off Japan have spotted sizable debris fields floating in the ocean, and NOAA is studying these closely.

Carey Morishige is the islands regional coordinator with the NOAA Marine Debris Program/I.M. Systems Group, Inc., based in Hawaii - a spokesperson for the predictions programs.

“Unfortunately, we can't even say with 100 percent certainty that Japan tsunami debris will in fact wash ashore in Oregon,” Morishige said. “It is likely that if there is tsunami-generated debris out there that it will eventually make its way to the coast of Oregon and likely will wash ashore with other non-tsunami-generated debris in areas that you typically see debris on shores in Oregon.”

Morishige said researchers are still collecting information from people at sea in the hopes of understanding this unprecedented field of study.

“The latest report of sighted potential Japan tsunami debris is from the Russian vessel, STS Pallada,” Morishige said. “They sighted a Japan fishing boat and various home appliances as well as other debris that may or may not be tsunami-generated such as buoys and plastic bottles.” See the full article here - http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/news/press_releases/2011/pallada_tsunami_debris.pdf.

Winter storm debris smothers a beach access in Cannon Beach

If more debris will show up than usual, or if it will be extremely large, Morishige said researchers don't have any firm predictions for that.

The official word from NOAA about the possibility of radioactive material coming onshore is that this is extremely unlikely as well – but surprisingly the wording of the release did not say it was completely impossible.

Oregon Coast Beach Connection asked Morishige about the possibility of large objects – like chunks of cars or homes – finding their way over here and posing risks at rocky shelf areas like Devil's Punchbowl or Yachats, where heavy surf often flings massive logs onto the rocks.

She did not have any predictions for that. Charlie Plybon, Oregon Field Manager with the Surfrider Foundation, did say this would be very unlikely, however.

“I think it's unlikely that we'll see whole cars or heavier objects, which will likely sink before they make it to our shores,” Plybon said. “It won't however be too uncommon for us to probably see a lot of the smaller plastic items from everyday living that tend to float or get pushed by the currents easily. And the difference will likely be the quantity of small stuff as much as it is some of the larger debris like wood from boat, infrastructure and home destruction.”

This means that broader, sandy beaches, like those at Cannon Beach, Seaside, Lincoln City or Newport, may see more smaller objects than usual.

Surfrider researchers are also out at sea examining the floating debris fields. Among other things, they are looking into the possibility these objects could be colonized by marine life or even transporting invasive species.

In the final analysis, however, there are far more unknowns about this upcoming event than what is known. If it's even going to be a beachcomber's dream is hard to say.

“To say the least, it's an untested hypothesis on what we'll get here, when, and this is all somewhat of an observational experiment in the making,” Plybon said.

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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.

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.

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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