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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


Oregon Coast This Week: Full Campsites, Earth Day

Published 04/19/2010

Fort Stevens State Park: no camping sites open for the coming weekend.

(Oregon Coast) – For spring, when the coast is usually rather empty of tourists, the area is buzzing with activity. The big seafood and wine fest in Astoria has filled up campsites nearby, and Earth Day means a week or more of interesting celebrations in Newport and Cannon Beach.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is reporting no more campsites are available at Fort Stevens State Park from April 23 – 25.

"Fort Stevens State Park already has a 'no vacancy' sign posted for its campground during Astoria's annual Crab and Seafood Festival," the OPRD said in a bulletin.

All of the park's 495 campsites and 15 yurts are reserved for the weekend. No first-come, first-served sites are available.

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach celebrates Earth Day with more than twelve days of celebrating. To begin with, there are special times for the Haystack Awareness Program, where staffers can be found on the beach at Haystack Rock on most low-tide mornings. There will be bird stations and spotting scopes, display tanks with microscopes, brochures and naturalists/interpreters to show you stuff you didn’t know existed on the beaches and tide pools around Haystack Rock.

Times vary from day to day, starting April 22, but tend to begin around 11 a.m. and last for a few hours. Check the Cannon Beach events page for exact times each day.

April 22 also means the kickoff to the Twelve Days of Earth Day, with a “Puffin Welcome Ceremony” from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

On April 23, a bundle of more activities take place around town.
From 6 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.: Invocation for 12 Days of Earth Day by Clatsop Nehalem Tribe. From 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.: City of Cannon Beach Community Potluck and Gaylord Nelson Awards Ceremony at the Presbyterian Church, which includes a talk by Shawn Stephenson, a wild life biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623.

Haystack Rock, where interpreters will help the public learn about tidepools and low tide critters.

April 24, look for more around Cannon Beach. The times vary, but they include: Earth, Wind and Sea walks and talks by North Coast Land Conservancy at Circle Creek (http://www.nclctrust.org). Face Painting at 3rd and Antler. There’s a Pet Walking Parade down Hemlock Street – the main drag in town. There’s a Plant Start Sale by Gales Meadow Farm at EVOO. A Street Fair includes 15 environmental groups.

Earth Day Talks at the Chamber Hall include: Doug and Mary Lee of OK Ranch & Retreat talk about “The Basics of a Backyard Flock.” Anne Berblinger of Gales Meadow Farm shares tips on “Growing an Edible Garden in Containers & Pots.”

There’s a lot more, too. A full schedule is at http://www.cannonbeach.org (503) 436-2623.

At night on April 24, enjoy the sounds of the Low Tide Drifters. The Americana sounds of Eugene-based band, influenced by artists like Woody Guthrie, Utah Phillips, Guy Clark, John Prine, and Rosalie Sorrels. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Cannon Beach History Center, at corner of Spruce and Sunset in Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-9301. www.cbhistory.org

April 24. Earth Day at Seaside's Circle Creek Conservation Center. Memorial moment, field programs, hikes, tree-planting, lunch & snacks.10 a.m. – 3 p.m. www.nclctrust.org/events.html. Seaside, Oregon. For more information 503-738-9126.

Tide pool wonders in Cannon Beach

April 24. Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) interpreters at Haystack Rock. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-8060.

On April 25, the Ecola Creek Awareness Program will have a walk led by Jerome Arnold, going from Les Shirley Park to Haystack Rock along the Cannon Beach Trail route. Noon – 1:30 p.m. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2623

There are even more events, listed at the Cannon Beach events page and at the chamber site.

In Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, with conservation themed displays and activities throughout the day. Diving presentations, events that show how you can make a difference to help the marine environment and its inhabitants will be on hand. There will be Earth Day crafts and activities for kids available throughout the day – and all of it is for free with the usual admission to aquarium.

An red tail boa constrictor will be part of a Swampland animal demonstration on Earth Day at the Oregon Coast Aquarium April 22. The snake will be featured in the Aquarium’s upcoming Swampland exhibit, opening Memorial Day weekend. Photo by Cindy Hanson, Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Aquarium staff will give a tour of the grounds at 11 a.m., talking about landscaping and creating a backyard habitat for wildlife.

The aquarium’s Swampland exhibit will be previewed, which includes showing off the various critters of the swamp at different times as well as close encounters with snakes and turtles.

Representatives from a recycling company will be there to show off their mobile recycling unit along with examples of their recycling process, with a DVD presentation, compost bins, recycling roll carts and recycling stations. Also making appearances are the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Oregon Sea Grant and the Surfrider Foundation, along with several waste and environmental companies from Lincoln County.

Earth Day Activities in the Main Lobby:

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Earth Day children’s activity, craft and Swampland bio fact table. 11 a.m. – Aquarium grounds tour with Bob Llewellyn. 12 p.m. – “Dive Into Earth Day” presentation att the Jetty exhibit in Coastal Waters Gallery. 1 p.m. - Aquarium grounds tour with Bob Llewellyn. 11:30 a.m. - Swampland animal demonstration. 1:30 p.m. - Swampland animal demonstration. 2 p.m. - “Dive Into Earth Day” presentation” at the Jetty in Coastal Waters Gallery.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium, South Beach (across the bay from Newport). www.aquarium.org or call (541) 867-FISH.

More About Oregon Coast lodging and places to stay..... About Lincoln City 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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The crash involved two vehicles and had tied up traffic all day
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The colors that would erupt around here were mind-bending

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