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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.

 

Lots of Whale Activity on Central Oregon Coast, Including an Orca

Published 06/06/2011

(Depoe Bay, Oregon) – It's not a matter of "Thar she blows" on the central Oregon coast right now, but more like "Thar they blow." (Photo of gray whale at Seaside courtesy Seaside Aquarium)

Whale activity is aplenty right about now around the Depoe Bay area, largely due to calm wave conditions that allow you to see them better, but also because there’s plenty of food for them.

The entire village of Depoe Bay has been abuzz about them this past week, as sunny weather simply added to the likelihood of seeing them. Peg and Rick Leoni, owners of Trollers Lodge in Depoe Bay, said several had been meandering close to some of their clifftop vacation rentals, and were seen breaching and spouting with regularity.

Orcas photo courtesy Whale Watch Center

Dave Newton with the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay said they documented six on Monday (and the center is only open for about six hours of the day). Six were seen Sunday, and a total of 26 have been seen in these six days of June so far.

Even an Orca was spotted earlier on Monday.

“It was a big male Orca, hanging out in the corner for about 20 minutes and then went around South Point,” Newton said.

Even more spectacular was a lot of breaching and spouting. One local woman reported watching a series of breaches and spouts from one whale in particular over the weekend, where the whale would rise up out of the ocean, sometimes showing its tail, and then shoot out a stream of water from its blowhole. This went on for quite a while.

Whale near the seawall at Depoe Bay (courtesy Whale Watch Center)

Newton confirmed there had been quite of that show lately.

“We had a calf a week or so ago breaching 12 or 14 times,” he said. “It was with its mom. Another one about a half mile out breached four times. We don’t see whales breaching very often so that was pretty exciting.”

Several have been quite close to shore, which Newton chalks up to luck and whales feeling playful and wanting to check things out.

Newton said many whales tend to exhibit a pattern of three to five blows, then they dive downward if they’re feeding, where they stay for about five to seven minutes until they start the sequence again.

“If they’re going past we’ll get maybe one, two or three spouts at most,” Newton said. “Then they disappear for a while, and a few minutes later we may see them again a few hundred yards down.”

Courtesy Whale Watch Center

Newton said the migration is essentially coming to an end, and the ones being seen now are those that have the tendency to come back. A couple regulars have been seen – whales with names that sound like gangsta rappers like “Scarback” and “Ice Cap.”

“They leave, go south and come back, but they’re obviously finding food, feeding on Mysid shrimp,” Newton said. “The charter boats say there’s plenty of food for them. We’ve got about a dozen whales five to ten miles in both directions.”

To see whales on the coast it's best to head to a high vantage point, like those just south of Cannon Beach, at Ecola State Park, Neahkahnie Mountain above Manzanita, Cape Meares or Cape Kiwanda, higher cliffs of Lincoln City, various points around Newport, and the rocky shorelines around Yachats.

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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.

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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