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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

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.

Oregon Coast Events: Newport Spring Calendar

Published 04/02/2010

Newport in the old days.

(Newport, Oregon) – From art films, drum circles, authors to cookbooks and loads of aquatic fun at Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport is bustling with possibilities in spring. It also means the beginning of their Farmer’s Market and regular fun for kids in all sorts of places. There's even stuff to look forward to in Depoe Bay.

It’s a varied place this season, with something for most everybody. Full Oregon coast events here.

April 5. ''The Last Station.'' Part of art film series. 7 p.m. Newport Performing Arts Center. 777 W Olive Street in Newport, Oregon. 541-265-2787.

April 6. Newport Drum Circle. Rain or shine. Free and family friendly rhythm jam session for all ages and skill levels. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Don Davis park inside the gazebo. Newport, Oregon.

April 7. “Canoe.” Joanne Kettel will speak about history of Amanda's Trail. Film "Smoke Signals" will follow. 6 p.m. Newport Public Library. 35 NW Nye Street in Newport, Oregon. 541-265-9747.

April 8. Newport Reads 2010 at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Help kick-off Newport Reads with a marine life scavenger hunt and readings from the novel "The Highest Tide."  6:30 p.m. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road in Newport, Oregon. 541-867-3474.

April 9. Yaquina Bay Yacht Club Cookbook Debut. YBYC invites you to visit the clubhouse and taste creations from their cookbook, made up entirely of recipes from members. Cookbooks will be available for sale for just $10.00 per copy. Meet the cooks behind these recipes and try out some tasty new dishes and yummy old favorites. 6:30 p.m. Yaquina Bay Yacht Club. Historic Bayfront in Newport, Oregon. 541-265-9206.

April 9. Girl Scout Combination Sleepover. Scouts are invited to spend the night in Passages of the Deep tunnels. Pizza, go on a scavenger hunt, participate in fun, hands-on activities designed to meet some specific badge requirements. Behind-the-scenes look at how the birds, seals and seal lions are fed. Register at least two weeks in advance by calling (541) 867-3474 ext. 5301. 6 p.m. – 9 a.m. Ages 6 and up. $50 members, $55 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

April 10. Flock of Fledglings: Tide of Tastes. This class will answer many questions about how animals taste their food in a sea full of salt water.  Plus, have you ever wondered what seaweed tastes like? 9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. Ages 4-5. $25 members, $30 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

April 17. Sea Lion Encounter. $35 members, $40 non-members (limit 10 people per encounter). Learn about the Aquarium’s pinnipeds, get a sea lion kiss and explore behind the scenes at the aquarium. Make reservations in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 8 and up. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

April 22. Earth Day Sea Lion Encounter. Learn about the Aquarium’s pinnipeds, get a sea lion kiss and explore behind the scenes at the aquarium. Make reservations in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 non-members (limit 10 people per encounter). Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

April 24. Cub Scout Combination Sleepover. Scouts are invited to spend the night in Passages of the Deep tunnels. Pizza, go on a scavenger hunt, participate in fun, hands-on activities designed to meet some specific badge requirements. Wake up with cereal, juice, coffee, tea and fruit to energize for a behind-the-scenes look at how the birds, seals and seal lions are fed. Register at least two weeks in advance by calling (541) 867-3474 ext. 5301. 6 p.m. – 9 a.m. Ages 6 and up. $50 members, $55 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

April 26 – May 2. Traveling Vietnam Wall and Traveling 1000 Flag Memorial. Special presentations, medal presentations, flag walks and more. Various parts of Newport, Oregon. 541-444-2828.

April 27. Fundraiser Barbecue for Depoe Bay Fleet of Flowers. Menu includes BBQ chicken or ribs, baked beans, potato salad, chips, brownies, and sodas and bottled waters. Funds from the dinner help to support this 65-year tradition which features boats in the Depoe Bay fleet, led by a Coast Guard vessel. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinners will be $12 for adults and $8 for children 6 to 12. Take out will be available. Depoe Bay’s Community Hall. http://www.fleetofflowers.com. 541-765-2889.

April 29 – May 2. 54th Annual Loyalty Days. Newport veterans started its local Loyalty Day celebration in May of 1956. Newport, Oregon. www.loyaltydays.com/.

May 8 - October 30, Every Saturday. Newport's Saturday Farmer's Market. Local organic growers, market gardeners and greenthumbs bring their fresh produce to the market. Also, soaps, honey, breads, pastries, eggs, and much more. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Newport City Hall. Angle Street between Highway 101 and 9th Street, Newport, Oregon. www.newportfarmersmarket.org/

May 8. Family Sleepover. Families are invited to spend the night in the Passages of the Deep tunnels. Eat pizza, go on a scavenger hunt, and participate in fun, hands-on activities. Then, settle down with a late night snack and be lulled to sleep by the smooth moves of the beautiful creatures of the sea. Behind-the-scenes look at how the birds, seals and seal lions are fed by husbandry staff. Register at least two weeks in advance by calling (541) 867-3474 ext. 5301. 6 p.m. – 9 a.m. Ages 4 and up. $50 members, $55 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

May 9. Sea Lion Encounter. Celebrate Mother’s Day by learning about the Aquarium’s pinnipeds. Get Mom a sea lion kiss and explore behind the scenes at the aquarium. Make reservations in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 non-members (limit 10 people per encounter) Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

May 14. Sea Squirts: Snazzy Spines. Find out what a sea urchin feels like and compare some of their spiniest animals. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 2-3 with parent. $15 members, $20 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

May 15. Flock of Fledglings: A Flood of Feeling. How does a fish feel without touching?  By exploring through touch, children will discover the many different ways animals can feel the environment around them. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 4-5. $25 members, $30 non-members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

May 21 – 23. Brewer’s Memorial Ale Fest. Locals say it’s the largest dog-friendly beer festival in the world. A benefit Oregon Humane Societies and other dog charities. 30-plus microbreweries, live music, doggy musical chairs, dog wash, dog dancing and celebrity dog look-alikes. Rogue Brewery in South Beach, Newport, Oregon. www.brewersalefest.com/

May 29 (Memorial Day Weekend). Sea Lion Encounter. Learn about the Aquarium’s pinnipeds, get a sea lion kiss and explore behind the scenes at the aquarium. Make reservations in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 non-members (limit 10 people per encounter). Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

Every Saturday and Sunday in June, July and August. Sea Lion Encounter. Learn about the Aquarium’s pinnipeds, get a sea lion kiss and explore behind the scenes at the aquarium. Make reservations in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Ages 8 and up. $35 members, $40 non-members (limit 10 people per encounter). Oregon Coast Aquarium. South Beach (across the bay from Newport, Oregon). www.aquarium.org.

June 5. Newport Marathon. Limited to the first 800 registrants. Watch hundreds of runners throughout town. Newport, Oregon. www.newportmarathon.org.

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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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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.

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.