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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 Winter Predictions: What It Means For Oregon Coast

Published 10/21/2011

(Oregon Coast) – The weather pundits around the nation seem to be agreeing on a La Nina winter again, but whether or not the weather will be a mild form of La Nina or a heavy snow-inducing one is still, well, up in the air (above: Cannon Beach).

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its winter predictions this week, saying the U.S., Oregon and its coastline are in for another La Nina winter. It's the second year this condition is dominating the winter season, and it means wetter days and cooler than normal temperatures.

Many meteorologists have said this will be a milder La Nina winter than last year's, but NOAA is not so sure. Scientists there believe this one is gathering strength, but something else is waiting in the wings in the Arctic region that could make for snow and storms around Oregon – and possibly larger erosion events along the Oregon coast.

Stormy waves at Rodea Point, Depoe Bay

“The evolving La Niña will shape this winter,” said Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. “There is a wild card, though. The erratic Arctic Oscillation can generate strong shifts in the climate patterns that could overwhelm or amplify La Niña’s typical impacts.”

NOAA officials said the Arctic Oscillation is always there and flip-flops between positive and negative phases. When it's in a negative phase, the Arctic Oscillation pushes cold air into the U.S. from Canada. The Arctic Oscillation went strongly negative at times the last two winters, causing outbreaks of cold and snowy conditions in the U.S. such as the “Snowmaggedon” storm of 2009.

“Strong Arctic Oscillation episodes typically last a few weeks and are difficult to predict more than one to two weeks in advance,” Halpert said in the NOAA release this week.

This seems to spell the possibility of more snow in the Portland area and around inland Oregon. What it all means for the Oregon coast is hard to discern, especially if it means more wild storms or less of them.

Historic cannon found at Arch Cape in 2008 - seen here at a temporary storage place at Nehalem Bay State Park that year.

“The forecast for Oregon favors above average precipitation during the winter season, but doesn't say anything about the number of storms,” Halpert said. “Wetter than average can be obtained by a few strong storms with large precipitation totals, or a large number of smaller storms. At this point, there's really no way to distinguish.”

Big storm systems are watched closely by many tourism entities and especially avid beachcombers and naturalists, who know that such events – as long as they're not destructive like the massive gale of 2007 – create a lot of winter sand erosion and thus reveal all sorts of treasures hidden beneath the beaches.

This was how the famed historic cannon were found at Arch Cape in early 2008: there was some 10 feet or more of sand taken away from many beaches that winter.

The current weather predictions from NOAA could mean some more snow episodes on beaches, which is always a surprise delight. But what does it mean for sand levels and more treasures getting revealed?

Snow smothering Fogerty Beach, near Depoe Bay.

Jonathan Allan, with the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries office in Newport, said erosion events can't be predicted ahead of time based on climate predictions.

“Based on the last few years, La Nina's have tended to produce generally lower wave energy conditions (i.e. fewer large storms), which generally means less erosion,” Allan said. “However, we have no way of saying how much this impacts beach sand levels since this is a highly variable response along a particular shore, responding to a multitude of factors.”

See Oregon Coast Weather page for updates and forecasts for towns like Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Rockaway, Tillamook, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Newport and Yachats and more.

Below: snow at Newport in 2007.

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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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