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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

Mass Flights of Dragonflies Create Awe on Oregon Coast

Published 09/07/2010

The variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) - photo Terry Morse

(Oregon Coast) – All over the Oregon coast last week, there was a mammoth invasion of dragonflies, appearing periodically and then disappearing, but always creating a spectacular display. Reports came from Manzanita, Florence, Lincoln City, Seaside, Cannon Beach and even the Astoria area, causing tourists and locals alike to chatter about it.

Newport resident and naturalist Terry Morse kept track of the reports, taking note of where and when they appeared. One general estimate had them at around 28 to 36 dragonflies a minute.

These mass flights kept him on his toes, as well as numerous other observers around the coast. Morse was conversing with a man in Lincoln City when the fly-bys seem to suddenly stop after about an hour and a half of activity.

The variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) - photo Terry Morse

An article in a local paper in Cannon Beach noted a flurry of them around September 2. Keith Chandler, manager of Seaside Aquarium, hadn’t seen any himself but said he’d been hearing about it constantly around the north coast. In Manzanita, guests staying at San Dune Inn talked about the creatures with a sense of wonder and awe to owner Brian Hines.

The species in question is the variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum), and they seem to hit the coast every year in August or September, Morse said. The males tend to be bright red, pink and with a golden brown body, while females are grayish and yellow.

The flights occur often more than once per year in those months.

The variegated meadowhawk (Sympetrum corruptum) - photo Terry Morse

“They aren't usually as massive as the recent event in Seaside,” Morse said. “The only one of that magnitude I can remember in Newport, where everyone noticed it, was in 1995. This year, we had a report of a large flight in the Florence area on August 24 that only lasted about an hour, but none from Newport.”

They tend to show up on days with a strong east wind, Morse said – which happens a lot in late summer and September on the Oregon coast. 

“Late in the month, or early in September, we'll get a warm east wind and suddenly there will be many of them in town,” Morse said. “Then, on the next east wind, we'll get a mass flight heading south or southeast - some, presumably blown out over the ocean by the wind, they’ll fly due east, back onto land.”

Seaside saw a lot of the dragonflies recently.

There are numerous mysteries about this dragonfly and its appearance on the coast. For one thing, no one really knows why they show up here in such great numbers. Scientists aren’t sure if they breed at all out on the beach area, and there aren’t any observers inland to tell them if the dragonflies are doing so in that area either.

“So where do they all suddenly come from? We don't know,” Morse said. “This year, there have been reports of mass flights in the Washington Cascades on August 27, and in the Olympics on September 3.”

Morse hadn’t heard of any reports in Newport even though conditions were prime.

The Meadowhawk can be found year-round in the south and southwest U.S., as well as Mexico. Morse said one theory is that they migrate north in the summer to breed in warm areas away from the beaches. They then fly – or get blown – back south.

“There is one published report of a 1947 flight westward through McMinnville, Oregon, which is roughly 30 miles SW of Portland,” Morse said. “Since no one has managed to follow the flights in a systematic way, this is just speculation. If they became as popular as monarch butterflies, with people watching for them throughout the west, perhaps we would be able to piece together more of the story.”

 

More About Oregon Coast hotels, 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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