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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.

A cuddly pet- and family-friendly beauty that boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. Immaculate rooms - great sense of fun and quirkiness. Free wi-fi. There are also free movies. Small pet fee.

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.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

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.

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

Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages

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.

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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.

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 Aquarium Celebrates Jellyfish Jubilee

The "Second annual Jellyfish Jubilee; A Celebration of Food and Wine," happening September 19 from 6 - 9 p.m.

(Newport, Oregon) – The Oregon Coast Aquarium is getting ready for its annual fundraiser, the "Second annual Jellyfish Jubilee; A Celebration of Food and Wine," happening September 19 from 6 - 9 p.m. The event will fill the Aquarium with the aromas, tastes and sounds of exceptional Northwest cuisine, wines, music and a silent auction benefiting the Aquarium’s exhibits and education programs. The event will also provide an opportunity to meet the Aquarium’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, Gary Gamer, who will begin his position September 8.

The lineup so far includes fourteen of the region’s finest culinary establishments, five wineries, a brewery and a local coffee company offering their most tempting specialties in a feast for all the senses, celebrating the bounty of the great Pacific Northwest. The evening will also include live music, animal encounters, interpretive dives and behind the scenes tours of the Aquarium. Chefs and vintners have been anticipating the opportunity to share their passion for extraordinary food and wine during this unique event surrounded by the shimmering waters of the Aquarium.

Sea nettles at the aquarium.

Jellyfish Jubilee Culinary Chair Mike Downing, award winning Executive Chef and proprietor of Quimby’s Restaurant in Newport, plans to serve his favorite dish at the event, blackened ahi. “This event is a chance to enjoy wonderful food, music and mingling with like-minded people who aren’t afraid to invest in a fabulous evening for a great cause,” said Downing. “This year we plan to position compatible foods and wines next to each other so people can sample different food/wine/beer pairings.”

Other featured restaurants include Angell Job Corps Culinary, Bamboo Sushi, The Bay House, Bay 839, Chinook Winds, Georgie's Beachside Grill, Local Ocean Seafoods, Nana’s Irish Pub, Rogue Ales Brewery, Saffron Salmon, Savory Café and Pizzeria, Starfish Grill, and Tsunami Coffee & Chocolate Company.

Participating wineries and breweries include Beacon Hill Vineyards, Belle Vallee Cellars, Duck Pond Cellars, Rogue Ales Brewery, Sokol Blosser Winery, Stoller Vineyards, and coffee by EspressGo.

Live music will add to the festive ambience including jazz from Perpetua Jazz and Celtic harp music performed by Khloella Brateng.

180 degress of sea life.

A special reception from 6 to 7 pm will be limited to 200 people, offering first access to culinary creations, private wine tastings, and special behind the scenes. The main event will be from 7 to 9 pm.

Silent auction items include an Alaska Cruise on Royal Carribean, packages from Timberline, The Heathman, Tyee Lodge, a Salishan golf package, tickets to the 2010 US Amateur Golf Championship at Chambers Bay, a U of O Ducks package, an OSU Beavers package, Trailblazer items, several Oregon Coast getaway packages and many other items including unique works of art and restaurant packages.

Tickets for admission to the event are $125, which includes the reception from 6-7 p.m. and the main event from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets to the main event alone are $90. In either case, Aquarium members qualify for a 20 percent discount. Lodging discounts will be offered by the Holiday Inn Express, The Whaler Motel, La Quinta Inn & Suites and Shilo Inn. Visitors wishing to take advantage of lodging discounts must mention they are attending the Jellyfish Jubilee.

West Coast Bank is the presenting sponsor of the Jellyfish Jubilee. Major Sponsors include Leopold Ketel & Partners and Wildlife Trading Company of New Mexico. Sponsors are Animal Medical Care of Newport and Marta and Ken Thrasher. Media sponsors are Northwest Palate and Oregon Business Magazine.

Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. Call (541) 867-3474. www.aquarium.org

A lionfish at the aquarium.

More Newport Events

Saturday, August 29. Guided Walk: 10 a.m. Starts at Pig N’ Pancake 810 SW Alder St. Free.

Saturday, August 29. Art Deco Lecture Series: Deco Down Under-Art Deco Australia 3 p.m. Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive, $3 per person, $5 per couple.

September 4. Family Adventure Travel Camp, Ages 6 and up. A chance to go kayaking, tidepooling, exploring behind-the-scenes at the Aquarium, sleeping with the sharks and more. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. To register call (541) 867-3474 ext. 5301 www.aquarium.org

September 4. Family Sleepover, Ages 7 and up. Fall asleep to the sights of the sharks and fish swimming overhead in the Passages of the Deep tunnels. Educators take campers on a scavenger hunt and provide a fun and hands-on experience. Dinner, snack, and breakfast are included. Oregon Coast Aquarium. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road. Newport, Oregon. To register call (541) 867-3474 ext. 5301 www.aquarium.org

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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.
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.

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.
the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
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

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
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.
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.


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Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca

Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway

Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town

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25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders

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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.