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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

 

 

Culinary Addictions of the Oregon Coast

Published 04/14/2010

The secret spaghetti and meatballs at The Bistro, Cannon Beach

(Oregon Coast) – Some interesting surprises lurk within the menus of your regular food haunts along the Oregon coast. These aren’t your regular, run-of-the-mill dishes or drinks. These, if you know them, are practically the stuff of some kind of religious experience.

These are the addictions of the Oregon coast – the dishes and beverages that keep you coming back for more. In fact, as the plate is first set in front of you, you can almost hear the choir kick in and see a halo-like light surround this heavenly morsel. As this oh-so-welcome friend hits your palate again, the eyes roll up in the head and your mouth is screaming for joy in a way that your own body and cerebral cortex didn’t ask it to.

And they are hiding in plain sight – although in one case they are actually a secret menu item. They’re probably at places you frequent, but perhaps you never tried one particular item. Or maybe it’s a restaurant you don’t even know about.

Now is the time. This is only a sample of numerous things that will keep you coming back. They are found in Bay City, Newport, Depoe Bay, Cannon Beach and Manzanita.

Manzanita

Bread and Ocean, Manzanita. It’s hard to say what’s the big obsession here, as all menu items seem to come in amazing trappings. Their baked goods take exemplary to a new level. All their sandwiches are so good they hurt. And the soups are remarkable feats of cooking prowess.

Most notable is their antipasto sandwich, which contains all the oily Italian wonders you’d expect in the salad, but in a cooked sandwich form where the meats and veggies are sizzling hot and the cheeses are melted around them like some loving embrace. It’s an avalanche of flavors.

Soups are some kind of experimental wonder, it seems, where the homemade vibe is combined with pushing the boundaries of sensory input and flavor combinations. They change constantly, and may feature a Thai-themed seafood delight one week or some heartier creation of pork and vegetables the next. You never know what you’ll find, but you’ll never be disappointed.

The view from O'Downey's.

Irish Grub in Depoe Bay. O’Downey’s is the new kid on the block in this tiny town, and interestingly enough it’s an Irish pub. So lots of Irish specialties dominate the menu, but their big addiction is the Shepard’s Pie. It’s filled with layers of heart- and tummy-warming mashed potatoes, ground beef and veggies. It’s a bit different than many Shepard’s Pies you’ll find, as the layers are more distinct and less of a mish mash of stuff than the dish usually appears as. This means you have to dig a bit to get to the strata of perfectly seasoned ground beef, but it’s well worth the trip downward through the veggies and the lightly garlic-tinged mashed taters. 272 S Hwy 101. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541-765-4441.

The fab pork chili at Warren House

Monster Soups of Warren House, Cannon Beach. Soups are again the reigning kings at an eatery that is deceptively simple and downhome in its approach. You may think you’re in for pub grub but this deserves exposure on what is often referred to as the “food porn” channels (Food Network, et al). Brothers Larry and Darren Peters are the head chefs and are some kind of freakish geniuses when it comes to soups, especially their pork chili. It’s not spicy at all, contains no beans, and often has a vibrant mix of vegetables within. It’s hearty yet light in many ways, and packed nicely into a rich tomato base.

The Peters boys regularly come up with other startlers of the palate, like a corn and chicken chowder that is quite unforgettable, among numerous others. 3301 South Hemlock. (503) 436-1130.

Cafe Stephanie

Tuna Melt at Café Stephanie, Newport. You can get this on different kinds of bread, but it’s especially yummy on rye. Scott and Stephanie Doll have created a pearl in this cozy neighborhood, with recipes for regular comfort food that are innovative and just enough on the cutting edge to make it a little more delicious than you’re used to.

The tuna melt has a series of dark, musky flavors, between the rye bread and bacon hidden in the midst of the hearty tuna and red onions, as well as a tartness that’s engaging. Bits of tomato provide an extra zing and punch, while the tuna is light, subtle and unobtrusive. 411 Coast St. (541) 265-8082.

Frighteningly good pasta at Fultano's.

Pasta Secrets of Cannon Beach. Sometimes you have to be in the know to really know where to go – like a tourism version of the one of the cool kids.

Fultano’s Pizza in Cannon Beach is most popular for its pizza and their family vibe, but their housemade pasta sauce is some of the best you’ll find in the entire state of Oregon. It’s also used in their lasagna – which, it turns out – has a kind of cult following among some major foodies in Portland, including some restaurant owners. N. Hemlock and Second Street. www.CBfultanos.com (503) 436-9717.

Another secret wonder in town is the literally clandestine spaghetti and meatballs at The Bistro, which isn’t on any official menu: only the truly cool insiders know it’s there. Get ready for a forest of earthy flavors, and the meatballs are heavenly mixes of herbs and rustic seasonings. The Bistro. 263 N. Hemlock. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-2661.

Pacific Oyster

Pacific Seafood, Bay City. Yes, a trip to the coast is all about seafood. But a blast of gourmet at a family seafood joint? You bet. Their Cioppino is chock full of a wide variety of former ocean dwellers, all done in this unique way that will have you reeling. Swimming in a rich tomato base are bits of oysters, crab, halibut, cod and shrimp to even a smattering of octopus. The oysters are like tender little chunks of beef: extremely rich and flavorful, quite powerful for their miniscule size. The astounding view of the bay and fresh ocean air is free, however. 5150 Oyster Drive, Bay City, Oregon. (503) 377-2323. www.pacseafood.com

Newport Bay Coffee Company. A powerfully tasty but smooth coffee concoction that’s so good it’s scary – and it’s available in more places than Newport. They have a little coffee shop right on 101, at the north end, but you can also find it at many spots around Newport, including Village Bistro in Nye Beach and Nana’s Irish Pub. At Village Bistro, there’s something special, it seems. These magicians of caffeine have created a blend particular to the little eatery, which is jaw-droppingly silky. It’s a mocha java style that almost lacks any acidic qualities whatsoever.

Luckily, they sell their delicious liquids at Made In Oregon shops and other places around the state.

Village Bistro is at 741 NW Third, Newport, Oregon. 541-574-9393. Newport Bay Coffee Company is at  4852 N Coast Hwy 101. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-4090.

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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.

 

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