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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

Some Oregon Coast Clamming Reopens, Rivers Researched

Published 08/03/2010

The mouth of the Nestucca River, near Pacific City, where clamming is allowed and researchers will be crawling around soon.

(Oregon Coast) – The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) reopened clamming in some areas of the Oregon coast, while two rivers on the north coast are the subject of research.

For those wanting to indulge in recreational razor clamming, that is still closed on most of the coast because of toxins, although the ODFW and Oregon Department of Agriculture reopened clamming throughout Tillamook County and parts of lower Clatsop County. It has reopened from Tillamook Head (Cannon Beach) to Cascade Head (Neskowin, just south of Pacific City). This leaves open the areas in and around Pacific City, Oceanside, Tillamook Bay, Garibaldi, Rockaway Beach, Nehalem Bay, Manzanita, Arch Cape and Cannon Beach.

South of Bandon is also open, all the way down to Brookings.

Everything else is closed to clamming due to elevated shellfish toxin levels.

Shellfish samples taken from the area indicate levels of the marine toxin domoic acid have dropped below the alert level.

Domoic acid is a toxin that happens naturally, and is produced by marine phytoplankton or algae. The toxin cannot be destroyed by cooking, adding baking soda, or any other method.

While many people along Oregon’s North Coast are home sound asleep, researchers from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be working late to unlock clues about returning chinook salmon.

Starting this month, ODFW survey teams will be collecting adult chinook that have returned to the Nehalem and Nestucca rivers in order to gain a better understanding of how many salmon survive the arduous round trip from the North Coast to Alaska and back.

Overlooking the Nehalem River (Pizza Garden, Nehalem)

Teams working from shore and in boats will use drift nets to catch, mark and release as many chinook as possible. The study is expected to begin by the middle of the month and take place annually from August through October for the next 4-5 years.

Much of the work will happen at night to avoid conflicts with anglers and reduce stress on fish, according to Shelly Miller, project leader stationed at ODFW’s Corvallis Research Lab. In addition, researchers believe working during the wee hours will improve their catch rates and produce more data from which to draw conclusions.

“More fish move at night,” Miller said.

Crews use a number of techniques to reduce stress to the fish, including not handling the fish at all if water temperatures are above about 64 degrees Farenheit.

Nehalem Bay

The project leader explained that returning chinook will be collected near the mouths of the two rivers, marked and released to continue their migration to upstream spawning grounds. When those fish are examined a second time during spawning surveys or after being caught on anglers’ rods, the totals will be compared to the number of unmarked chinook to develop a population estimate. No live fish will be handled during the spawning surveys. Only carcasses will be examined for marks.

“This is a common technique for estimating animal populations,” Miller said.

Researchers will supplement their data by conducting angler creel surveys during the daylight hours, counting spawning sites or “redds” when fish are actively spawning and by counting and examining carcasses from the river bottoms after the salmon have completed their life cycles.

Population estimates developed through this research will be used in local management decisions and in broader discussions about salmon under the Pacific Salmon Treaty, according to Chris Knutsen, district fish biologist for ODFW’s North Coast Watershed.

 

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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