180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Wadport, Yachats & Florence.
It's Fall on the Coast: Summer is Here Again.
Oregon Jazz Festival Heads for the Coast
– On an unassuming weekend in September, several hundred folks
swarmed in on the coastal resort town of Newport, Oregon to hear
jazz wafting through the air at “the other Newport jazz festival,”
known as Jazz at Newport Festival.
Five days of music, lectures,
workshops and beachy fun had grown substantially with the festival,
now in its third year, filling Newport’s historic Nye Beach
neighborhood with a palpable air of excitement.
With such a rousing success
under its belt, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is bringing
another jazz festival in to ring in the holidays and chase out the
New Year, with Newport’s Jazz for the Holidays, held December
29 – January 1, at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
New Years Eve Party is spread over four days and is headlined by
Portland jazz icons The Bobby Torres Ensemble and singer Nancy King.
The both perform on New Years Eve at 8 p.m., and on New Years Day
at 2 p.m.
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POINT is located on the Central Oregon Coast
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We have a friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb
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and 30 are filled with the Portland Jazz Singers Showcase (both
at 8 p.m.), featuring a different group of singers each night, including
Linda Daiber, Barbara Lusch, Karla Harris, Linda Michelet, Mitzi
Zilka, Carolyn Joyce, Mike Winkle and latin singer/guitarist Tobaj.
Singers are backed up
The Green Dolphin Street Band, comprised of Mark Simon on piano,
Dennis Caiazza on bass, Larry Bard on drums and David Valdez on
festival left a pleasant taste throughout Newport, with businesses
and tourism officials alike touting the crowds, energy, vibe and
economic impact on a post-summer weekend that could have otherwise
“We receive numerous
calls and emails from folks throughout the region and beyond as
this wonderful event grows and gains popularity each year,”
said Lorna Davis, Tourism Development Director for Newport.
Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Getting
a free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the beginning.
Every room is beachfront, and it's all right up against Lincoln
City's most famous stretch of beach, next to the D River.
Each room, comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen
and balcony or patio. Some have gas fireplaces, while all
have a DVD Players with movies available for renting (and
movie rentals come with free popcorn). There's a heated indoor
pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms
sleep anywhere from two, four to six - including a deluxe
fireplace suite. Gift certificates are available, and they
offer special occasion packages as well. To make a reservation
and see a virtual tour of the rooms, visit our website at
171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.
Street Inn also served as one of the venues for the festival, and
manager Marianne Barrett is looking forward to what will happen
with the Jazz for the Holidays event.
course were full," Barrett said. "We could have filled
this place four times over. Just the energy alone around my inn
during Jazz at Newport was phenomenal. I can’t imagine a better
place to be but here in December for the holidays.”
Blu Cork Wine Bar, also
in the Nye Beach district, was one of the venues as well. Owner
Jon Trusty was one happy sommelier, as well as a little star struck.
Jump-Off Joe rock structure
the financial impact paired with representation and promotion of
Newport was great,” Trusty said. “I had one venue but
visited others, and gauging the general feedback, I feel it was
a winner and gaining momentum each year. I had the opportunity to
meet and hang with Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton and some other big
names. These world-class musicians were excited to return.”
for the Holidays – December 29 – January 1. All shows
are at the Newport Performing Arts Center and begin at 8 p.m., except
for the January 1 show with Bobby Torres and Nancy King, which starts
at 2 p.m.
A festival pass
can be purchased for $54, and includes one of the Torres/King shows.
Patrons can see both shows for an extra $20. Day passes are $25
($20 for members of OCCA), $10 students. 888-701-7123. www.jazzatnewport.org.
City Vacation Homes
There’s something for everyone
among this selection of wondrous homes: smaller homes with a view
to a large house that sleeps 15. All the homes are either oceanfront
or just a few steps away from the sand – 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,
depending on the home: 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 are allowed in some homes – ask ahead. Each comes with
complete kitchens so you’ll have a home away from home.
Most have the seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85
to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. For over 80 years, The Tides has
been a favorite of Seaside visitors. History meets modern luxury
here. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Find
suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes,
one or two bedroom family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining
rooms. There are wonderful oceanview cottages that sleep anywhere
from two to eight people, with two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces
Meanwhile, the heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds with picnic
tables and location at the quiet southern end of Seaside make for
some memorable means of play and repose. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846.
Motel, Rockaway Beach
If expansive ocean views, close proximity to golfing,
fishing tours and quick access to seven miles of pristine beaches
is your thing, then this quintessential beauty in Rockaway Beach
is your ticket to vacation fun for families, couples or large groups.
Some rooms are pet friendly. All rooms at the Tradewinds Motel are
immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones with
data ports. The oceanfronts all have a queen bed, a double hide-a-bed,
kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and a private deck. Some oceanfront
units come with all those amenities but the kitchens. Both types
sleep up to four people. The non-oceanfront rooms are appointed
with a queen bed, small fridge, and coffee maker – sizable
for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on
a budget. There is an elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite that has
two bedrooms, coming with a kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace
and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For those wanting bigger
accommodations for family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings,
some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites.
523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938.
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 our entire property for 20-26. All units close to beach, river
and Broadway St.
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families.
All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted
tub. Enjoy comfy robes & slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality
linens and more. See us on The Travel Channel's "Great Escapes"
show in August 2006. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691.
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the Second Summer, it means better weather and other surprises
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and weather is at its warmest
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is different in many ways, including its geologic features
Abuzz Over Photos of Green Flash, Glowing Sand Coastal
residents caught photos of glowing sands and the green flash
It and Roughing It on Oregon’s Coast A look
at trails and rugged campgrounds
Wines and Wine Bars on the Oregon Coast Wine shops
and wine bars are a growing part of coastal tourism
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