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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.

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.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

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.

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

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.

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.

A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848


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.

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


Oregon Coast Best of Awards, 2009

Published 02/05/2010

Manzanita News & Espresso has won "best coffee shop" in this year's Best of Oregon Coast 2009.

(Oregon Coast) – Again, BeachConnection.net scoured the Oregon coast (well, the upper half anyway), for the best the past year had to offer in terms of restaurants, bars, lodgings and other attractions. Via staff suggestions, editorial scrutiny, and a handful of advisors, these are the “Best of Oregon Coast 2009” winners.

Best Seafood. Blackfish Café, Lincoln City. It’s like a bit of the Pearl District in this longtime Lincoln City fixture. What once dwelled below now floats in a heavenly manner on your palate. You can’t beat these fishies. Most notable is their torchio pasta with smoked salmon: a satiny creation where the salmon spreads joy throughout your mouth and synapses. 2733 NW Highway 101. (541) 994-1007.

Best Family Dining. Morris' Fireside Restaurant, Cannon Beach. It’s gorgeous, delicious and classy – yet it accommodates kids nicely. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served for all, and all ages will love it. Corner of Hemlock and Second Streets, Downtown Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-2917. www.morrisfireside.com.

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Best Fine Dining. Arch Cape Inn and Retreat, Cannon Beach. While it’s most obviously a B&B, the glorious hidden secret here is that it moonlights as a jaw-dropping restaurant. It even won the Iron Chef competition of the north coast this past year. There is limited seating, so everything is by reservation. It’s worth the scramble to get in, as every bite is one eye-roll inducing bit of heaven after another. Look for East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapeinn.com. 800-436-2848.

Best New Restaurant. Bay 839, Newport. Brother and sister owners Ian and Danielle Clayman have come up with a nice shot in the arm for Newport’s nightlife and culinary scene with Tapas-style dishes that larger than you’d expect. A lot of seafood – of course – but some stunning Mediterranean dishes dot their landscape as well. 839 Bay Blvd., Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2839.

Best Ethnic/Italian. Mr. P’s Ristorante, Lincoln City. It may not be upscale Italian, but this downhome-style Italian eatery has a special touch. There’s a truly homemade vibe to this food, as if each meal was made by your gourmet grandpa (which in this case, would be Mr. P. himself). It specializes in Italian dishes, and plates are enormous. But they’re famous for breakfast as well – and that alone is worth the drive to Lincoln City. 1845 U.S. 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-0003.

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Best Bar. Bay 839, Newport. Yup, them again. This time, their bar gets the accolades for their startling housemade, infused vodkas. Big jars with fruit and other interesting edibles floating in vodka are set on a high shelf, looking vaguely like a mad scientist’s experiment. The results are mind-blowing when finally done. Also, the place is ultra classy with touches of Portland hipness, but an amazing bay view. 839 Bay Blvd., Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2839.

Best Coffee Shop: Manzanita News and Espresso. Sure it’s a Portland roaster that supplies their coffee, and you may be able to get that lots of places. But they have a special touch with flavorings, a fun and funky décor, and those iced espressos come with ice cubes made from frozen coffee. Exceptional. 500 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. (503) 368-7450.
Best Bartender: Laura at the San Dune Pub, Manzanita. Laura is highly revered among the locals, known for not only expert drink making but a smiley yet even temperament. Her shift often finds her slammed, but locals say she keeps her professionalism and her warmth intact. 127 Laneda Ave., Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-5080. www.sandunepub.com

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Coolest Musical Moment: Jazz band Oregon showed up in their home state – finally. In fact, bassist Glen Moore used to live in Lincoln City, making this a rather special homecoming. An April show in Lincoln City saw Moore, Colin Walcott and jazz great Ralph Towner explode with their free jazz colors, hybrid world stylings and jaw-dropping musicianship. They played at the Cultural Center in Lincoln City.

Best Lodging Redo/New Lodging. Harborview Inn and RV Park, Garibaldi. A once dilapidated motel and rather sad RV park was given new life in the last year, as new owners did far more than simply gussy the place up. New, vibrant colors are the tip of the iceberg at this lovely little motel, and the RV park is a charming bayfront place to park your rig and soak in the ocean air. 302 South 7th Street. Garabaldi, Oregon. 503-322-2531. www.harborviewfun.com

Inn at Cannon Beach

Best Hotel. Inn at Cannon Beach. Part of the Escape Lodging list of properties, the IaCB has shown themselves to be an outstanding local entity with its run of wine and art events throughout the year. Besides being nice digs, this lovely lodging’s roster of to-do’s makes for great fun for the visitors as well. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.

Best Small Lodging. Ona Beach B&B, Newport.  You can’t get much smaller than this charmer between Newport and Waldport, with its mere two or three rooms (depending on how you think of it). This past year they’ve added some interesting amenities, including a fabulous wine cellar from which guests can purchase some glorious wines, and an inflatable boat made for running the nearby rivers and exploring the area’s wowing wildlife. 14389 S. Coast Hwy. South Beach, Oregon (Between Newport and Waldport). (541) 867-2923. www.onabeachb-b.com

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Biggest Attraction Development. The Culinary Center in Lincoln City has really hit it hard this year, with a much larger roster of classes. It’s like a beachy Disneyland for foodies and food snobs, providing a ton of cooking fun and tasty times for those who come out to relax, but aren’t afraid to learn a little something in the meantime. 801 SW Hwy 101, Fourth Floor. North Lincoln City, Oregon. 541.557.1125. www.oregoncoast.org.

Weirdest Natural Development. This past fall’s run of dead seabirds was rather alarming, as a heretofore unheard of algae starting appearing on the Oregon coast – one that caused seabirds to lose their protective oils. They then would freeze to death in their own habitat. Luckily, the algae disappeared and things returned to normal. But scientists worry it could reoccur because of climate change.

Biggest Bummer of the Year. Aside from the economy, Yachats' Landmark Restaurant and Lounge went bye-bye. In an unpleasant turn of irony, it was the economy that killed this gem, in the "gem of the Oregon coast."

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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.

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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

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.