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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.

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

Recent Oregon Coast Developments: Restaurants, Horse Rides, The Fratellis

Published 08/09/2010

El Capitan, a new restaurant in Garibaldi

(Oregon Coast) - There are a handful of new eateries on the Oregon coast, a new vendor for horseback rides in Tillamook County beaches, a group in Yachats took in enormous amounts of donated food, SeaPort Airlines just made things a little easier – and a major alternative rock band has a little connection to these beaches.

New Restaurants on the Oregon Coast

Cannon Beach finally got a wine bar. Why that took so long in that locale is indeed puzzling. Fine food and even finer wines are the centerpiece at Lush Wine Bar, which touts itself as having the same kind of relaxed atmosphere as the beach itself. It’s in the midtown section, across from the big access that’s close to Haystack Rock. 1235 South Hemlock Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-8500.

Right nearby, sharing the space with the Sleepy Monk Coffee Company, is Irish Table Restaurant. When that coffee place goes to sleep, the Ireland-themed restaurant takes over for the evening hours. 1235 S. Hemlock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-0708.

In Garibaldi, a new Mexican eatery opened up: El Capitan. It’s right on 101 in Garibaldi. 503-322-8400.

In Depoe Bay, this summer is now boasting All Great Things Cafe, with an emphasis on vegetarian and gourmet godies. It's next to the office at 488 S. Hwy. 101. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541-765-2808.

The Fratellis (courtesy the band's website)

Alternative Rock Band The Fratellis Connected to Oregon Coast?

Not directly connected – but you can draw a line that connects Scottish band The Fratellis to Astoria, Oregon.

But first there’s sad news: for those who didn’t know, The Fratellis broke up earlier this year. But the band that specialized in quirky burlesque-esque imagery, it turns out, did indeed get its name from the film, “The Goonies,” which was filmed in Astoria.

BeachConnection.net contacted Tony McGill, who worked on booking the band before its demise.

“Yes, they got the name from the Fratelli family in ‘The Goonies,’ “ McGill said. “You may have read various stories about them being brothers, using the surname of one member of the band etc, etc. But the truth is they’d never met each other before they placed ads in a shop window looking for band members, and they decided to take their name from the film and adopt it as their surnames (in a ‘Ramones’ styleee!).”

Singer Jon Fratelli did some dates in the U.S. this summer.

The Astoria Chamber of Commerce wasn’t able to confirm this connection when they researched it earlier, according to one official. So the town definitely did not have The Fratellis as part of their big anniversary celebration this summer.

Maybe next time. BeachConnection.net would vote for it. The Fratellis are regularly heard in this office.

Horseback rides are now available on the Nehalem Bay spit.

New Stuff in Nehalem Bay, Manzanita

This summer has featured a new way to go horseback riding on both the Nehalem Spit and in Pacific City. Oregon Beach Rides will charge you about $55 for rides in either area, and they recently added Carriage Rides. You’ll find them at Bob Straub State Park in Pacific City and Nehalem Bay State Park near Manzanita. www.oregonbeachrides.com or call 971-237-6653.

In Manzanita, if you hadn’t already noticed, Ekahni Books is under new ownership this year. Among the changes, Franz Hasslacher and her husband added a website. 387 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-6881. www.ekahnibooks.com

Ticket and Baggage Changes at SeaPort Air

The group that flies you in and out of Newport and Astoria has a new arrangement for ticketing and baggage.


Rob McKinney, CEO of SeaPort Airlines, recently informed the cities of Newport and Astoria that SeaPort Airlines has signed an interline ticketing and baggage agreement with US Air. An interline ticketing agreement will allow passengers to purchase a ticket from any SeaPort station to any airport serviced by US Air.  The baggage agreement will allow bags to be checked through from Newport or Astoria onto connecting flights with US Air without having to retrieve bags at PDX and recheck them.

Yachats Lodgings Bring in the Booty to Food Pantry

Last month, the Overleaf Lodge & Spa and Fireside Motel – owned by the Winkster family - collected 5,404 pounds of canned food for the Waldport Food Share Pantry during their a food drive in July. The management group said it felt the need to do something to help the hungry in south Lincoln County, and their enthusiasm led to the gathering of nearly three tons of non-perishable food.

Fireside Motel, Yachats

“Our guests' generous response to the food drive has far exceeded our expectations,” said David Locke, general manager of Overleaf Lodge and the Fireside Motel. “Many of them went out of their way to contribute more food than required by our special. As a result, we will resume the lodging discount for canned food in the fall.”

Locke said the group has been doing business in Yachats for more than 25 years.

“With current economic conditions, we are seeing a real dip in donations,” said Joyce Thompson Graham, Agency Relations Coordinator at Food Share of Lincoln County.  She  said donations are down, but the need remains strong.

As part of the Oregon Food Bank network of pantries, all cash donations to the Waldport Food Share pantry help recipients purchase more food per dollar, stretching the donor’s gift a long way.

The Waldport pantry, which serves residents of Seal Rock, Waldport, Tidewater, and Yachats, provides food to between 400 and 500 people each month, distributing about 7,000 pounds of food.

The Overleaf Lodge & Spa is located at 280 Overleaf Lodge Lane, Yachats, Oregon. 800-338-0507. www.overleaflodge.com. The Fireside Motel is at 1881 Highway 101 North, Yachats, Oregon. 800-336-3573. www.firesidemotel.com.


More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

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.


Oregon / Washington Coast Alerts: Flood Watch, First Big Waves of Season
Floods, lots of rain, high winds and some rather good storm watching, beach safety
Sea Lions Sick with Leptospirosis on Oregon Coast: Keep Pets, Yourselves Away
Stay clear of sick or dead sea lions. Marine sciences, beach safety
Yachats Oktoberfest Takes German Culture on Oregon Coast to New Levels with L...
A kind of accordian-palooza, there's beer, brats, wine and waves, Sept 29 - Oct 1. Yachats events
At Seal Rock's NW Curtis St.: Funky Little Oregon Coast Access with No Name
NW Curtis St., not far from Newport, Yachats or Waldport
Seaside Event Digs Into Mysterious Bayocean, the Oregon Coast Ghost Town
September 28 at 6 p.m. at Seaside Brewing. History, Seasode events, Tillamook
Central Oregon Coast Artist Shows at Florence Visitor Center
Regina 'Reggie' Oflock of Sea Gypsy Cottage Gallery. Florence events
Small Vessel Strands on Central Oregon Coast's South Beach, Cause Unknown
Fishing vessel Judy stuck on a Newport beach. Florence events, Newport events, Lincoln City events, Yachats
SOLVE Cleanup Finds on Oregon Coast Include a Whale
This carcass had been in the news before, victim of orcas. At Otter Rock near Newport. Marine sciences

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