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Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Wadport, Yachats & Florence.
Wine Walk Brings 'Cheers' to North Oregon Coast
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
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
Look for the
balloons, and expect some fantastic hors d’oeuvres in some
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.
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.
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
Bronze Fall Logo wine glass $5 and ID bracelet will be required
for wine tasting.
Wine glass sales
and ID check stations are:
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.
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
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
Downtown Wine Walk - November 18, 3 – 7p.m.
Various spots downtown Seaside, on the Oregon coast
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.
CLIFFTOP IN NEWPORT
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
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.
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.
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is different in many ways, including its geologic features
Oregon Jazz Festival Heads for the Coast Jazz for
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Abuzz Over Photos of Green Flash, Glowing Sand Coastal
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