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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.

Believe It Or Not: High Winds on Oregon Coast Give Way to Snow

Published 03/12/2012

(Oregon Coast) – Wind gusts in Newport reached as high as 81 mph. Pacific City and a couple spots on the Washington coast had peak gusts of 87 mph. Garibaldi hit 82. Birds hunkered down on the beaches and couldn't fly. A few brave souls hit the sands, forced to lean in hard against the wind while walking into it.

Hurricane-force winds were predicted offshore Monday for the Oregon coast, and indeed that was briefly true even for headlands and beaches during this wild and odd late season storm.

Stormy Cannon Beach

“Today's strong storm is more reminiscent of something we would see in December rather than March,” said Steve Pierce, president of the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society. “Winds have gusted to as high as nearly 90 mph along the northern Oregon coast and 45-60 mph at some locations in the Willamette Valley today.”

Lincoln City resident Karol Durham was among those who noted the plight of birds, especially one that could not get back into the air and huddled close to a hill.

“The ocean is really churned up.” Durham said. “The wind gusts were really something, too, and I feel sorry for the birds trying to fly.”

Others on the coast noted the surf was a huge wall of water all day.

As the National Weather Service predicted, Newport was among the hardest hit. Some of the usual hotspots for heavy winds again produced crazy results: Cape Meares clocked in at 80 mph, Cape Foulweather hit 81, and chunks of Clatsop County beaches – excluding Cannon Beach – were in the high 70's for peak gusts. Cannon Beach itself hit a mere 63 mph.

The Yaquina Bay Bridge at Newport – no picnic during storms – hit peak gusts at 72 mph.

Near Depoe Bay

Meanwhile, heavy snowfall in the coast range caused accidents on Highway 26 towards Seaside and Cannon Beach.

Weather on the Oregon coast isn't done with its wacky side. As of 6 p.m. it started lightly snowing around the region, such as in Seaside and Lincoln City.

Now, the storm will change its focus from gray to white, you could say.

“After the front passes by the region this afternoon, snow levels will fall dramatically this evening,” Pierce said. “Overnight tonight into Tuesday, snow could fall as low as the valley floor. Late tonight, an area of organized showers will rotate around the upper level low into western Oregon and Washington.

The coast range will get some more white, and the Portland area may well get some as well.

Snow has been a recurring oddity in the early spring weeks in recent years on the Oregon coast. At least three times in the last several years the north Oregon coast has seen some snow even in spring break.

What's going here? It's a bit of a cyclical thing, but it has been unusually frequent in the last six years thanks to some other factors.

“Since 2007, snow has been falling at much lower elevations across western Oregon and Washington,” Pierce said. “Much of this has come in winters where we were experiencing a La Nina. We saw La Nina conditions in the winters of 2007/2008, 2008/2009 and again from late 2010 through 2012. The Pacific Decadal Oscillation is also at play here. It recently reverted to its negative phase in 2007 which normally means colder and wetter winters in the Pacific Northwest. Sticking snow in March happens about once every 10 years in areas such as Portland, and even less frequent on the coast."

Pierce said a complete explanation of the PDO is at this link.

More wet weather is in store for Portland and the coast this week, but it will warm up quickly after Wednesday morning.

Below: Sandlake Country Inn near Pacific City this afternoon.

 

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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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