Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria,
Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi,
Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport,
Wadport, Yachats & Florence.
It's Fall on the Coast: Summer is Here Again.
Goes with Functional Art at Oregon Coast Festival
Beach, Oregon) – It’s where art meets whimsy meets functionality
at Cannon Beach’s Stormy Weather Festival, November 3rd, 4th
Functional Fun is the concept of this festival at
the DragonFire Gallery. The show is called the Functional Art Show,
featuring all of the gallery’s Northwest artists. Just in
time for the holidays, the Festival on will give all its patrons
a unique opportunity to find original works of art that are not
simply striking, but also come in handy around the home.
Larger featured items include lampshades by Socorro
Sanchez-Cantu. lamps by Will Richards, hand-painted boxes, tables
and vases by Robyn Waters, boxes by Miska, glass sconces by Robin
Evans, pendant lights by Christine Kittelson, fused glass end tables
by Charlton Glass, and chairs by Sherry Casper and Michael Orwick.
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
Sherry and Michael
will also be participating in the Quick Draw at the SurfSand Ballroom
on Friday night, creating a new functional art piece together in
one hour. The piece will be auctioned off immediately following
this one-hour event. Attendance is by reservation, and it is suggested
to make your reservations now as space at this event fills up quickly.
innovative offerings include hand-painted trays by Nancy Norman,
blown glass umbrella handles by Eric Rader, framed mirrors by Melisa
Kroening, candlesticks painted by Bill W. Dodge, hand-painted cushions
by Paula Carlson, hand-crafted wooden valet boxes by Elizabeth Heatherington,
beaded silverware & glass coasters by Jonalyn Horsfall, wooden
canes, doorstops and letter openers by Chip Kohr and clocks by David
Scherer. In the world of musical instruments, wooden flutes and
mandolins are created by Brad Donaldson.
Even the gallery owners have gotten in on the act.
Scarves are made by Eeva Lantela and Mari Rockett, and handmade
bags and unique clothing by Irja-Liisa Lantela will be shown.
Cannon Beach will be filled with musicians, artists and other
With so many
inspired pieces to choose from, customers are sure to find something
that will spark their imagination and please their eye. These artists
are thinking outside the box and present work that stretches their
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
Many of these
artists will be in the gallery on Saturday, November 4th, available
for a meet and greet session. During this time, patrons can enjoy
glass lampworking demonstrations by Eric Rader and numerous musical
performances from Portland folk duo Terra, and coastal locals Kathryn
Claire, and Lee Clingman. These musical experiences will happen
throughout the afternoon.
The artists’ reception begins at 4 p.m. on
Saturday, and Lee Clingman will return Sunday, November 5th at 11
a.m. to round out this exciting weekend.
is located at Ecola Square in Downtown Cannon Beach. For more information
about Stormy Weather at DragonFire Gallery, see www.DragonFireStudio.com
or call 503-436-1533. 123 S. Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach.
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.
Biggest Travel Secret: Summer Starts with Fall on the Coast Called
the Second Summer, it means better weather and other surprises
Camping in High Gear on Oregon Coast Crowds are less
and weather is at its warmest
Coastal Village Wows with Mystic Vibe, Ghost Forest Neskowin
is different in many ways, including its geologic features
Abuzz Over Photos of Green Flash, Glowing Sand Coastal
residents caught photos of glowing sands and the green flash
It and Roughing It on Oregon’s Coast A look
at trails and rugged campgrounds
Wines and Wine Bars on the Oregon Coast Wine shops
and wine bars are a growing part of coastal tourism
coast mileage chart & map
trips, suggested itineraries
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