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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.

Generously appointed rooms or spacious two-room suites. Continental breakfast. Heated salt-water pool and spa, fitness room, high-speed Internet, some Jacuzzi spas and ADA accessibility. Some pet friendly. Business and meeting facilities. Catering services available.

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.

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

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.

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


Jazz Band Oregon Comes to Namesake Coast

Ralph Towner

(Lincoln City, Oregon) – The pleasantly cerebral jazz quartet returns to the state it was named after. Oregon comes home, more or less, and comes to the Oregon coast on April 6 and 7, performing at Lincoln City's Cascade Head Music Festival.

This gleaming, often surreal outfit climbed out of the Paul Winter Consort in the 1970’s, settling into a highly organic and distinctive form of jazz that combined free jazz, pop, classical and hints of bebop with multiple cultural influences. Some 35 years later, the band has dozens of albums under its belt, including the myriad solo projects by members and their even more diverse collaborations.

Paul McCandless

The sheer breadth of these varied works is breathtaking, covering all forms of jazz imaginable and yet-to-be imagined. A key to this is that the members are multi-instrumentalists themselves, often utilizing unusual axes to help create even more unusual hybrids.

Paul McCandless plays a variety of wind instruments, including oboe and bass clarinet, often anchoring the melodic and bebop elements of their sound. Ralph Towner plays trumpet, guitar, keyboards and even French horn on occasion, and is well known for his many solo albums in the 70’s on the ECM label. Glen Moore plays upright bass – and is a former Lincoln City resident, and still appears fairly often at gigs in the Portland area.

Oregon's most recent album - a stunner.

Moore, Towner and McCandless are the founding members of the band, along with the eye-popping multi-percussionist and sitar player Collin Walcott, whose legendary use of paired down drumsets and exotic percussion from other countries created a startlingly unique sound in the 70’s. Walcott died in a vehicle accident in the 80’s, and since 1995 Mark Walker has been the band’s fulltime percussionist.

Free improvisation, often like that of Ornette Coleman, has been a trademark of the band since its beginning. Unlike Coleman, however, dissonance wasn’t so much the point, as the use of all acoustic instruments created a kind of woodsy, earthy sound with their calculated free-for-all approach. It was cerebral yet truly pleasant, and unlike many forms of jazz, did not revolve around swing. Oregon has often had a world beat element to it, and sometimes even a slight rock backbeat (although more like jazz-rock mixed with classical chamber music than the jazz-rock fusion made popular by the likes of Mahavishnu Orchestra).

Bassist Glen Moore lived in Lincoln City for a time, and his home is renowned to have quite the inspirational vibe.

It all began in the sixties, when Moore and Towner met at the University of Oregon in Eugene. (20 years later, another avant garde figure would emerge from that school: King Crimson guitarist/bassist Trey Gunn). Hence the eventual name of the band. Although it was McCandless who suggested the band change its name from "Thyme-Music of Another Present Era" to Oregon in their 1972 debut.

In the mid-60’s, Moore and Towner bounced around Europe, then New York by the late 60’s, eventually performing with Tim Hardin at the ‘69 Woodstock Festival. After Winter's band, by 1972, Oregon was born and signed to Vanguard Records (although their actual initial album was shelved until its release in the 80’s).

Mark Walker

A high point arose in the band’s career in the late 70’s when their acoustic experimentalism brought them to fiddling with musical impressionism with standout albums such as “Roots in the Sky” and “Out of the Woods.” There, sophisticated polyrhythms and deeply layered instrumental arrangements were the ground floor for gorgeous yet seriously complex melodies.

In later years, the band was unfortunately saddled with being a precursor to the decidedly less intellectual New Age musical movement, though it probably was true they did influence it to some degree with their mixing of world cultures in a soft textured environment.

2007 saw a resurgence of the band with the album “1000 Kilometers” – a radiant concoction of their usual bent towards the unusual.

The title track has a Bill Evans feel - a big influence on Towner. Light, lilting piano bounces with a hint of darkness, as cymbals crash softly beneath, and McCandless’ oboe croons somewhat mournfully above. There are gleefully upbeat moments too, where the composition gives way to a kind of freewheeling elegance and giggly joy. It's pure Oregon delight.

The song “Deep Six” combines a bebop feel with a slinky latin beat – a mighty and interesting accomplishment, but Oregon is full of plenty of surprises. The notes are in a jazzy hurry, while the background and backbeat are sexy and complex – like dating a super model who also happens to be a brilliant scientist. It’s intensely satisfying on a multitude of emotional and intellectual levels. All, of course, is done with their unique sense of the organic.

There’s a decent bit of Oregon coast connection to the band Oregon. Moore lived in Lincoln City for many years, and eventually the owner of the Driftwood Mac music store settled into that house afterwards. He told BeachConnection.net there was a definite “artistic vibe’ to that home.

April 6. Reception to meet the jazz quartet "Oregon" at 7:30 P.M., at the Lincoln City Cultural Center as a part of the Cascade Head Music Festival. The cost for this champagne and dessert reception is $25. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-5333.

April 7. OREGON – band from 70’s and 80’s, sometimes known as the precursors to the new age music movement, but in actuality they were a free jazz, improv-based group. The quartet performs at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, as a part of the Cascade Head Music Festival, at 7:30 P.M. $25 for reserved seating and $20 for general admission. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-5333.

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


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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.