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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

New Critters, Fertility Statues w. Powers on Display on Oregon Coast

Published 03/10/2010

Lumpsucker fish (photo Seaside Aquarium).

(Seaside, Oregon) – As Seaside Aquarium acquires bundles of freaky fish and aquatic critters, Newport's Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum has some rather famous – even paranormal – fertility statues on exhibit.

Ripley's Fertility Statues have been seen by millions of people since their special powers were discovered in 1994, with more than 2000 women reporting that they became pregnant shortly after touching the wooden sculptures. Now, after wrapping up the European leg of their three-year world tour, the statues are back in the U.S. They will be located in the lobby, making it easy for would-be parents to come in and touch them for free during regular business hours at the Newport museum, on the Bayfront.

They will be in Newport during Spring Break, week from March 20-28, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

One of the new octopuses at Seaside Aquarium (photo Seaside Aquarium).

The five-foot tall wooden statues were acquired from the Baule people of the Ivory Coast of West Africa in 1993, and were placed in the lobby of Ripley Entertainment's corporate headquarters in Orlando. Within months, 13 women, including staffers and office visitors, were pregnant.

Following a story on the phenomenon in the Wall Street Journal in December 1995, the media frenzy and the demand to touch the statues became international news. In the ensuing years, the edifices made three trips around the world.

The statues were recently on display at the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. 250 SW Bay Boulevard in Newport. (541) 265-2206.

A basketstar is one heck of a surreal creature (photo Seaside Aquarium).

The Seaside Aquarium is gearing up for spring break and new specimens are already on display. Three must-see animals currently on display at the Seaside Aquarium are the elusive and comical Lumpsuckers, the multi-legged Basket Star, and the 70-pound Giant Pacific Octopus.

Lumpsuckers are comical fish and a favorite among aquarist and aquarium visitors. Their small size (usually the size of a quarter) makes them difficult to see in the wild. They use a modified pelvic fin which works as a suction disk to attach to hard surfaces, but when disturbed they hover around aimlessly changing directions like a helicopter.  

“Don’t pass up an opportunity to see this wonderful fish,” said Tiffany Boothe, with the Seaside Aquarium. 

Vivian is one of the adorable seals that will beg you for food at Seaside Aquarium (photo Seaside Aquarium).

A Basket Star is a beautiful sea star with five legs which branch off in various directions, making the sea star to appear to have hundreds of legs. The Basket Star is so mesmerizing, moving all of its legs attempting to catch food that you may loose track of time watching him.

There’s a new octopus in town at the aquarium (actually there are three, but one Giant Pacific Octopus is in the main tank).

“This is one of the larger octopus we have had in a long time,” Boothe said. “He was caught locally by a crab fisherman. Currently we have two large male octopus and one small female octopus on display.”

For spring breakers, the aquarium has also been a generations-long favorite for feeding the seals. They are open everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On the Promenade, Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6211. www.seasideaquarium.com

More About Oregon Coast 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.

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