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Wine Fest on Oregon Coast Announces E-Tickets
(Newport, Oregon) – Each winter, some 17,000 food
and wine lovers swarm the central Oregon coast town of Newport for the
Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, taking in the wonders of wine, the
culinary world and arts and crafts.
This year marks something new and groundbreaking for the
festival, which happens February 22, 23 and 24. Not only can you still
buy advance group tickets, but tickets for individuals are now offered
online. The “E-tickets” – like the group tickets –
will have a special line at the festival, allowing e-ticket holders to
bypass the normally long lines of those who are waiting to get in.
E-tickets can be purchased at this url: www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=4720&cobrand=white
E-ticket prices differ slightly from door prices, and they
include a $1.74 handling fee. For Friday, they are $9 without the festival
wine glass, and $14 with the glass. Saturday, they are $13 without, $18
with the festival wine glass. Sunday e-ticket prices are $5, and $10 with
the wine glass.
|Nehalem Bay Winery, on the north coast, will have a booth at the
Seafood & Wine Festival
This year, the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival celebrates
its 31st year. It happens adjacent to the Rogue Ales Warehouse, 2320 OSU
Drive, just south of downtown Newport.
Entry fees at the door range from $5 to $13, depending
on the day. Advance group tickets have now gone on sale, allowing larger
groups a special entrance. Groups of 15 or more can call the Chamber office
Lorna Davis, Director of Tourism Development for Newport,
said the addition of group tickets last year and of e-tickets this year
is the result of a growing demand.
“This is the first time we have done them,”
Davis said. “We recognize there is a demand for e-tickets: people
buy them online to go to major sports events and concerts, and the inquiries
have increased over the years about the availability of them.”
|Yaquina Bay, Newport
POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium
lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the
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.
The festival now hosts over 140 exhibitors - more than
ever - making for a festive and energetic event, which will include wineries,
dishes prepared by some of the finest chefs in the western U.S., and arts
& crafts booths. Wines from Washington, Oregon and California are
The culinary fireworks include an exotic selection of seafood,
such as the Oregon coast’s renowned salmon, oysters and Dungeness
crab. Other items will also include Hawaiian teriyaki chicken, yakisoba,
egg rolls, fresh baked pies, barbecue beef or shrimp, meatball sandwiches,
dragon ears, funnel cakes, lobster gumbo, mini-doughnuts, keilbasa dogs,
tacos, tamales, seafood croissant melts, Spanish omelets, grilled asparagus
with butterfly shrimp and jambalaya, to name a few.
|Exceptional food will be on hand all over the festival
Over 70 wineries from around the northwest have signed
on, including the Noble Estate Vineyard, Chateau Benoit, Sake One, Silvan
Ridge, Hinman Vineyards Winery, Hauer of the Dauen Winery, Orchard Heights,
Willamette Valley Vineyards, Spangler Vineyards, Pheasant Valley Winery
and Nehalem Bay Winery.
A large variety of craft items will be sold, from articles
of clothing, jewelry, art glass, metal sculptures, works of art and hand-painted
ceramics to handcrafted wine accessories.
At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. 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.
4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161.
You must be 21 years or older to attend this event. You
must also show valid picture ID or you will not be able to enter the event.
The site is handicapped accessible and smoke free, with a special outdoor
smoking area. Parking at the facility is $5. Shuttle buses will run for
free from Newport, and a shuttle schedule and map will be available on
the chamber’s website as well as the chamber center.
|More of Newport's scenic yumminess
Advance group tickets have gone on sale, which allows large
groups to reserve their attendance for certain days and not have to wait
in long lines by getting in through a special entrance. Group tickets
also include a 2008 commemorative wine glass. 15-person minimum for the
group, must all arrive at the same (prescheduled) time.
Friday, group tickets are available for $15 each. Saturday, they are $25
per person. Sunday $10 per person. All group tickets are limited availability,
first come first served, prepaid.
February 22, 23 and 24
Festival hours & costs:
$9 on Friday: 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$13 on Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
$5 on Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. 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. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.
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