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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.

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.

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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.

Generously appointed rooms or spacious two-room suites. Continental breakfast. Heated salt-water pool and spa, fitness room, high-speed Internet, some Jacuzzi spas and ADA accessibility. Some pet friendly. Business and meeting facilities. Catering services available.

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.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.

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

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





Writers Featured Along Oregon Coast in June


Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.


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Writers Featured Along Oregon Coast in June

Author Jennie Shortridge

(Manzanita, Oregon) - Two different areas of the Oregon coast will feature writers on June 21. The Hoffman Center in Manzanita, on the north coast, presents Seattle author Jennie Shortridge. Down on the central coast, Newport hosts Oregon writer Jan Baross on that day.

The Hoffman Center kicks off a new program in Manzanita, Oregon, on June 21, 2008. The Manzanita Writers' Series will feature a regional published author every month to read from his or her latest work. After the reading, there will be a brief question and answer period and then local and emerging writers can participate in an Open Mic session.

"Our goal is to connect and foster the local writing community here on the north coast," says Vera Wildauer, a fiction writer and one of the series' founders. "We want to bring in well-known authors who will appeal to the coastal reading public, including the local population and many weekend visitors." The coordinators also see this as an evening of entertainment in a café-type environment.

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"A second goal of our series is to promote the area’s literacy and writing programs, since both of these life skills are essential to success in and enjoyment of life,” said organizer Gail Balden. Balden is a local columnist and popular writing workshop leader and is also one of the series’ founders.

The event kicks off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at the Hoffman Annex building at 594 Laneda Avenue, across from the Manzanita Library. Jennie Shortridge of Seattle will read from her third novel, Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe.

The Open Mic portion will be on a "first to sign up at the door, first to read" basis, allowing seven writers seven minutes each to read from their original work. Writers who read may also sell their books at the program if they have books.

For information, contact Kathie Hightower at 503-368-8161 or Kathie@jumpintolife.net or Vera Wildauer at 971-344-5691 or vwildauer@gmail.com. Those interested in helping out with the series in any way can contact organizers.

In Newport, the Nye Beach Writers' Series will feature Jan Baross, author of "Jose Builds A Woman," on Saturday, June 21. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Newport Visual Arts Center in Nye Beach, 777 Beach Drive. Admission is $5. Tickets are free to students. An open mike follows.

Author Jan Baross

The Nye Beach Writers' Series, a program of Writers On The Edge, is pure entertainment and showcases authors of diverse types of writing including fiction, nonfiction, plays, songs, Oregon history, memoir, poetry, essays, and investigative journalism. Almost 300 authors have been featured since its monthly literary events began in 1997. Readings and performances are appropriate for anyone who appreciates good writing and diversity of thought.

"This is the best novel I've ever read," said Carla Perry, Writers On The Edge founder. "It is a luscious, magical story where the main character is named Tortugina ("Little Turtle"). She has green eyes and a terrible overbite and lives in the town of El Pulpa ("Octopus"), which is how the village survives economically. Tortugina loves the handsome Gabito, and Gabito, who wears his good luck yellow shorts when he dives, loves Tortugina back, but they are too young to do anything about it. Their lives are plagued by shortcomings, failures and misfortune, but their love is so true and steady, it can't be bound by life or death. In fact, Jose, Tortuguina's son, is conceived by the jealous Gabito after he drowns, and she has married a stranger passing through town. The stranger, Miguel Svendik, arrived on his camel, Lucinda, an animal that "sounds like a horse with a cold - a long-legged cow with a sloppy face."

"Mexico has a magical draw that I can't explain any more than how the mother and son saga in ‘Jose Builds A Woman’ began flowing out of me one rainy day," said Baross. "Being in Mexico inspired the kind of writing I didn't know I could do. It is very Latin." The book won First Place for Fiction at the national Kay Snow Awards. The book's vibrant front cover is from a painting by Baross.

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Jan Baross grew up in Bakersfield, CA, received a BA in art and teaching credentials from San Francisco State University, and a masters in communication from Oregon State. She is also a filmmaker, having produced 40 documentaries, several animated films, numerous Public Service announcements for television, a few music videos, and six feature films. Early in her career she was a TV-film stringer for NBC and CBS. As a playwright, Baross has written fifteen plays, some of which have been produced Off Off Broadway, in the US and Mexico. She was commissioned to turn her play, "Mata Hari," into the libretto for opera, which premiered in Dallas, Texas, and won an award. She is also a cartoonist, film critic, and travel and feature contributor for several newspapers and magazines. Her photographs have been published widely and exhibited in several galleries. She's taught filmmaking at Oregon State University, Seattle University's Upward Bound, and for Portland Artists in the Schools; and art in pre-schools in Seattle and San Francisco.

Jan Baross is the owner of Mpolo Press, which has published Baross' illustrated travel guides, "Ms. Baross Goes to Paris" and "Ms. Baross Goes To Mexico." She has served on the board of directors for Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland for 20 years. Each year Baross creates a series of paintings based on the theme of one of the plays. This year her series, "Short History of Boys," was created for exhibit during the run of the play, "History of Boys" in May and early June. She is currently working on her second novel, an historical saga that takes place in Oregon in 1906.

Copies of "Jose Builds A Woman" will be available for purchase and autographing courtesy of Ulrike Bremer of Nye Beach Books. Following a brief intermission and book signing, the Nye Beach Writers Series' open mike will take place. The first ten people who sign up can read their original work for up to five minutes. Open mike readers are welcome to display and sell copies of their own books and CDs. Light refreshments, wine, and coffee will be available.

Future featured authors include Derrick Jensen, Donna Henderson, Sharon Wood-Wortman, Carlos Reyes, Claudia Handler and Spike Walker. Writers On The Edge is also offering a summer writing workshop in August for youth aged 7 to 10. Pre-registration is required; class is limited to 12 students. All participants receive full scholarships. Workshop students will be the featured authors at the August 16 Nye Beach Writers Series. Workshop and future schedule details are available at www.writersontheedge.org. To receive email notification of upcoming events contact Carla Perry at 541-574-7708, or send an email to info@writersontheedge.org.

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.
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

Tradewinds Motel, 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. www.tradewinds-motel.com

Inn 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.

The 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. www.theoceanlodge.com

Arch 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 sea.
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 866-436-1607.


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Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca

Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway

Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town

The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City

Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and many manmade attractions
A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses

Pristine, even secretive sands and wild geologic landmarks

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A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes

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.

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.

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.

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