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It's Fall on the Coast


Seaside Wine Walk Brings 'Cheers' to North Oregon Coast

(Seaside, Oregon) - The latest of the twice-yearly Seaside Downtown Wine Walk is just around the corner, happening Saturday, November 18 and bringing with it bundles of fun and a bit of “la dolce vita” to the northern coastl resort town.

Some of Oregon's top wineries are pairing up with local downtown businesses, giving tourists and wine geeks the opportunity to stroll lazily through the town’s historic businesses with a bit of live entertainment and enjoy "to die for" appetizers served by the many business participants.

For only $5, guests receive a commemorative wine glass to use as they glide through more than 20 stops tasting the best northwest vineyards have to offer. A small tasting fee may apply for some of the wines featured.

Look for the balloons, and expect some fantastic hors d’oeuvres in some venues.

Last spring’s Seaside Downtown Wine Walk saw another increase in wine tasters and wineries there to show off their nectar, as various spots along the way featured a myriad of live music, from jazz to light pop to barbershop sounds. The twice-yearly event takes place in May and November, and continues to grow as more vintners participate and awareness of the event increases, slowly gaining a region-wide reputation for being an event that is so much more than just a day at the beach.

Hours of the event have expanded slightly as well this time around, starting an hour earlier. The event now runs from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wineries this year include Silver Fall Vineyards, Nehalem Bay Winery, Saginaw Vineyard, Hip Chicks do Wine, Mia Sonatina, Kings Raven Winery, Hauer of the Dauen Winery, Anam Cara Cellars, Walnut City Wine Works, Bridge View Winery and Temptress Winery.

Weiss' 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. www.SeasideSuites.com

A commemorative Bronze Fall Logo wine glass $5 and ID bracelet will be required for wine tasting.

Wine glass sales and ID check stations are:

Salmonberry Square, 810 Broadway 2 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Carousel Mall, 300 Broadway 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Ernst & Ernst Gallery, 15 Broadway 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Tradewinds 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. www.tradewinds-motel.com

For live music, Salmonberry Square hosts three members of the Muddy Bottom Boys. Dave Quinton, Kevin Healy and Don Broom have entertained Northwest audiences for years with their unique brand of bluegrass, country and western swing music, During the Wine Walk , they will entertain wine tasters with from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wine glass sales and ID check stations will be open from on the event day and will be located at Seaside Carousel Mall (300 Broadway - Noon to 6 p.m.), Salmonberry Square (810 Broadway - 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and Ernst & Ernst Collectors Galleries (15 Broadway - Noon to 6 p.m.).

The event is put on by the Seaside Downtown Development Association. Sponsors this year are BeachConnection.net, Holiday Inn Express Seaside, and Bridgeport Condominiums.

You must be 21 or older to participate. Oregon Liquor Control Commission rules prohibit consumption of wine outside of host businesses. Contact the SDDA at (503) 717-1914 for more information. www.seasidedowntown.com

Seaside Downtown Wine Walk - November 18, 3 – 7p.m.
Various spots downtown Seaside, on the Oregon coast
(503) 717-1914



THE 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 and kitchens.
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. www.thetidesbythesea.com.



STARFISH POINT is located on the Central Oregon Coast - in Newport - and offers only the finest in luxury condominium lodging. At Starfish Point, every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
All of the units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens, wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private decks - surrounding you in soothing relaxation. We have a friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com


D 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 www.dsandsmotel.com. 171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.


Lincoln 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. 541-994-8778.



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