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Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.

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Archives of Oregon Coast Tourism, Travel, Entertainment and Science News, Articles - Jan through Sept 2006

September Articles 2006

Weekly Oregon Coast Travel Picks, Week of Sept 29 Various gems lie in waiting for discovery this week on the Oregon coast

Oregon Coast Aquarium Rescues Abused Seal Pup A drunk driver let his dog bite the seal

A Look at Oregon's Phenomenal Coastal Campgrounds Oregon's State campgrounds at a glance

Oregon Coast Marine Science, Geology, Weather, Wonders and Scientific Oddities Why you see what you see on the coast: Marine science, geology, coastal phenomenon, weather oddities, ocean science.

Virtual Tour of Yachats, Oregon - on the Oregon Coast See Yachats in extensive detail: the 804 Trail, Little Log Church, various beach spots and Tillicum Campground and more

Run Towards the Heat on the Oregon Coast Now is the Second Summer, with a bevy of delights both hidden and fairly obvious

Tourism Biz Sees Boost at Oregon Coast Aquarium Numbers are up at the attraction, and its economic impact in town is real

Editor's Tourism Picks for the Oregon Coast, Week of Sept. 22 Intriguing spots, awesome eateries and some lodging secrets, as well as events

Environmental Programs Scheduled for Oregon Coast The annual Coast Conference and various lectures are coming up

Oregon Coast Real Estate Watch: Developer Brings Big Plans to Newport Various high-profile things are in the works, including a subdivision of 100 homes

A Different Guide To Oregon Coast Vacation Rentals The number of rentals is now greater than regular lodgings

Northwest Chefs Gather for Elaborate Culinary Event on Oregon Coast The elegant Oyster Cloyster happens Nov. 4

Oregon Coast Travel Blog: Walking a Ghost Town Bayocean was once a thriving resort that eventually tumbled into the sea

Oregon Coast Travel Blog: Meeting Royalty Bumping into a movie star and a descendent of William Clark

Godzilla, Other Oddities, Found at Oregon Beach Cleanup A burned out grand piano was also found on the Oregon coast

Oregon Coast Perspectives: Mother Nature, Father Time A personal look at coastal storms here and elsewhere

Antiquing on the North Oregon Coast The tri-city of Wheeler - Nehalem - Manzanita is home to dozens of treasures

Seaside, Oregon Tour Guide - on the Oregon Coast It's part carnival, part history and part hidden beaches

Editor's Oregon Coast Travel Picks - Week of Sept. 15 Hidden spots, great food, events and plenty of beach secrets for the week

Oregon Coast Travel Blog: Beginnings of the Other Summer 2nd Summer is off to a slow start, but stunning surprises remain

Coast Travel Secrets: Sandy Wonders of Oregon Beaches These stretches inspire romance, perfect for hand holding walks

Oregon Day Trips: Florence, on the Central Coast Just 50 miles from Eugene, the area is rich with attractions

Oregon Coast Show Now Broadcast on North and Central Coast It is now available on Charter Cable in Tillamook and Lincoln Counties

Oregon Coast Beaches The Locals Are Trying To Keep From You There's more to the coast than the clam chowder or visiting the same spot each time

The Wild, the Weird and the Paranormal on the Oregon Coast Chasing the scary stuff is its own set of tales

Chasing the Mysterious and Paranormal on Oregon's Coast Discovering the legends of the region can be its own wild tale

Fall Camping in High Gear on Oregon Coast Crowds are less and weather is at its warmest

August Articles

Oregon Itineraries, Day Trips and Tours on the Coast Things to do and quick drives to the coast

Razor Clamming Ban Lifted on Most of North Oregon Coast Clamming is now allowed everywhere south of Cannon Beach

Oregon Man Beats Away Shark Attack with Surfboard The shark attack off the Oregon coast resulted in somewhat minor injuries

Oregon Day Trips and Tours: Newport on the Coast About 70 miles from the central valley lies a wonderland of fun and beach

Oregon Attractions: Up and Away on a Coastal Copter Ride Seaside Helicopters is an upward rush of fun

Oregon Coast Food and Drink Tour A Feast for the Eyes Too From Yachats to Seaside, there are some amazing eateries to indulge in

Porpoises Flood Waters Off North Oregon Coast Town About 100 of the mammals were spotted in Seaside in recent days

'Oregon Coast Show' Partners with Oregon Travel Website The first of several segments will air Aug. 24

Oregon Coast Abuzz Over Photos of Green Flash, Glowing Sand Coastal residents caught photos of glowing sands and the green flash

Oregon Coast News Briefs: Scientific Wonders Caught, Free Newport Shuttle, Clamming Ban Newport now has a free shuttle; rare natural events photographed

25 Miles of Mystery and Wilderness on Oregon's Coast Oregon's Three Capes Loop is a collection of wonders

Mysterious Natural Events Caught on Film in Oregon Glowing sand and the green flash were photographed on the Oregon coast

Newport Eatery Brings Varied Cultures to Oregon Coast The Taste of Newport is growing quickly with its multicultural menu

Wine Bar on Oregon Coast Buzzes with Live Music Blu Cork in Newport sizzles in the coming weeks

Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.

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.

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

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

Oregon Beaches Teach Lessons the Hard, Yet Comical Way Beach buffoonery runs amok through the years on Oregon's coast

Oregon Coast Travel: Seaside Lodging Highlights A glance at motels, hotels and other lodgings in that magical town

A Research Expedition on Oregon Beaches One research trip turned into an intensive journey of discovery

Update: Baby Seal Followed Up Oregon Coast The seal wandered up to Seaside on Sunday, then drifted northward on Monday

Hiding On Oregon Beaches On Labor Day Weekend Where to go to see the Oregon coast at its most pristine on this mad weekend

Baby Seal Lounging on North Oregon Coast The baby seal pup wandered up onto a Seaside beach on Sunday

Oregon Coast Science Goes Deeper Than Meets the Eye Coastal geology and biology yield some surprises

Another Lost Week Traveling NW Oregon Nearly a week of unruly seal pups, surreal nightscapes, gourmet food and nutty traffic

Oregon Coastal Bays Reporting ‘Dungeness Invasion’ From Waldport to Seaside, there's a boom in crab population

Fire Beneath the Oregon Coast: The Science of Underwater Volcanoes The VENTS program at the Hatfield in Newport is making waves

Oregon Real Estate Watch: Business for Sale on North Coast It's not just a restaurant, but a lifestyle in a stunning region

Oregon Beaches Aglow with Freaky Critters Glowing phytoplankton is spotted up and down the coast

Too Much Fun at One Oregon Coast Inn One lodging in Manzanita has cornered the market on a really amusing time

Rampant Surrealism on a Nocturnal Oregon Beach Oregon's coast is an entirely different creature at night

July Articles

Oregon Travel Tips: Great Driving Tours of the Coast Some of America's most stunning scenery lies on the Oregon coast

Dive and Snorkel at the Oregon Coast Aquarium Various underwater events happen in Newport in August

Firing Up Summer Romance at Oregon Coast Lodgings Strategies to surprise and thrill that special someone

Chasing Glowing Sands and Forest Fires on Oregon’s Coast Wild moments and sights abound on the coast in July

Summer Brings Unusual Natural Events to Oregon Coast Strange fish, glowing sand and rare whale sightings abound

Oregon Coast Travel: A Tale of Two Vacation Rentals A look at Bella Beach near Depoe Bay and Seaside's Northwind Vacation Rentals

Weekend Full of Good and Bad Surprises on Oregon Coast Bad news for traffic, great news for natural wonders

Beating the Heat on Oregon’s Coast Even a day trip to the beach will help soothe the summer's oppressive heat

Heatwave Fills Oregon Coast with Inland Refugees Hi temps are creating big crowds and a lack of lodging

Park Concerts Fill the Air of Oregon Coastal Resort Quatat Park in Seaside will host Saturday concerts

Sampling Wines and Wine Bars on the Oregon Coast Wine shops and wine bars are a growing part of coastal tourism

Cool Caves of Oregon's Coast Mysterious indentions to larger, cavernous wonders

Escaping Summer Madness on the Oregon Coast How to hide from the crowds and traffic this time of year

Snowy Plovers Charm Visitors to Oregon Coast Aquarium The exhibit includes two newly hatched chicks

Oregon Travel Site Starts Weekly Lodging, Weather Reports for Coast BeachConnection.net will spotlight availability and weather each weekend

Astounding Hikes, Insane Views of the Oregon Coast Summer means hiking to many tourists to the region

The Thrills of Oregon Coast's Three Capes Loop 25 miles of nonstop wild wonders, inlcuding one lighthouse and many hidden spots

Oregon Coast Show Looks at Central Coast Oddities The show will air a segment on Neskowin's 'ghost forest'

A Look Back at 'Terrible' Life on Oregon Coast Lighthouse Seaside's lighthouse was called Terrible Tilly for good reason

Seaside: Three Faces of an Oregon Coast Town Seaside is part carnival, natural wonder and living history

Hunting the Paranormal on Oregon's Pacific Shores Uncovering the spooky stories can be an adventure

Famed Oregon Coast Business Up for Sale Guido's Ristorante in Wheeler is looking for a new owner

Adventures in Ghost Hunting on Oregon’s Coast Sometimes, researching the truth can be stranger than fiction

Oregon Travel Secrets: Same Beach, Different Faces The appearance of a beach can change with the seasons or for other reasons

Oregon Coastal Village Wows with Mystic Vibe, Ghost Forest Neskowin is different in many ways, including its geologic features

Oregon Coast Aquarium Offers Unique Fun for Divers An ecology class happens soon, and they need volunteer divers

Intriguing Wedding Spots on the Oregon Coast It's a bit of a secret industry on the coast, but a hopping one

Wine, Cheese All the Rage on Central Oregon Coast Two businesses expand their reach to meet the demand

Pet Friendly Lodging on Oregon Coast is Ultra Cute Trollers Lodge, in Depoe Bay, is small but big on charms

Oregon Tourism and Business News: Construction Boom in Nye Beach and Newport Lots of remodeling and commercial construction is taking place

Digging Deeper Into An Oregon Castle Arch Cape House will captivate and charge the imagination

An Oregon Adventure On 100 Miles of Wild Coast From TV crews, crazed drunks and big festivals to more discoveries

Oregon Coast Aquarium Shows Off Schedule More is coming to the Claws exhibit, along with a full roster of events

Hatfield Previews Scientific Fun for Oregon Coast Underwater volcanoes and other suprises fill the roster this season

May Articles

CD Review: Oregon's Element57 Sizzles w/ First Album Radiate shows off some serious chops for this Portland band

Word Spreads About N. Oregon Coast Mystical Legend The slightly paranormal Wheeler Moment is getting around

Five Astounding Stops on Oregon's Coast Five places guaranteed to get the jaw dropping

Oregon Travel Oddities: Sparks Above, As Below Proof that summer can yield the wildest, weirdest moments

Exploring Oregon's Coastal Cuisine A brief tour of must-eats on the Oregon coast

More Seals Born to Oregon Aquarium Two more were born, and the first now has a name

TV Show Spotlights N. Oregon Coast Paranormal Legend The Wheeler Moments will appear on The Oregon Coast Show on June 15

Unique Oregon Beachside Lodging Exudes Romance Inn at Manzanita has an addictive, woodsy charm

Oregon Culinary Rock Star Goes Solo Newman's at 988 is the new kid in Cannon Beach

New Resort of Vacation Homes Planned on Oregon Coast Olivia Beach has already broken ground in Lincoln City

More Tourists Turning to 'Living La Vida Local' on Oregon's Coast Not just part-timers, but day visitors are digging deeper too

Touring Oregon's Kooky Coastal Bar Scene From fine to funky, the edge of the continent is full of unique wateringholes

Eternal Charm of Oregon Beach Burghs Forget the glitz and the commercialism,: this is the way to relax on Oregon's shores

Killer Whales Photographed off Central Oregon Coast The quartet of Orcas is still in the Florence area, it seems

New Seal Born to Aquarium on N. Oregon Coast You can also name the pup at the Seaside Aquarium

Summer Means Rugged, Outdoor Action on Oregon Beaches Odd hybrid sports as well as hiking and water activities rule the coast

Oregon Travel Secrets: Nocturnal Beaches A night at the coast means more than you may imagine

And Now for Something Really Different on Oregon’s Beaches Hidden spots and beaches with some oddball features

A Tale of Two Lighthouses On Oregon's Coast Behind the scenes and history of lighthouses in Newport and Florence

Strange Science In Store for Oregon Coast in Summer Singing sands, glowing sand and meteor showers await

CLAWS Opens With A Bang At Oregon Coast Aquarium The exhibit features crustaceans and interactive activities

Oregon Travel: Favorite Beaches of Early Summer Interesting places to go in either rain or shine

Newport, Oregon Gets Hollywood Treatment on TV PDXposed will air a segment on the area on June 2

Ghostly Tourism on Oregon’s Coast Hunting tales of ghosts is another fun pasttime on the coast

Quirky Oregon Winery Kickstarts Festival Season It all begins with blues and reggae this month

Rare Whale Sighting on North Oregon Coast Seaside's cove area saw two Humpback whales

Tips for Late Spring on Oregon's Pacific Shores Weather can still be a bit moody, so here are tips for coping

Oregon Gallery Adds Eco-Friendly Coffeehouse; Hosts Watercolor Show - Award winners from the Watercolor Society of Oregon will be on display

Quirky and Fun Discoveries on the Oregon Coast The San Dune Inn, in Manzanita, is a delightful find

Oregon Travel Site Offers Free, Unique Features Beach Connection provides free travel news to other publishers in a variety of ways

Elephant Seal Molting on Oregon Beach The seal is shedding its old coat and growing a new one

A Self-Contained Resort on the Oregon Coast Newport's Embarcadero is its own little city by the bay

Oregon Beach Spots The Locals Don’t Want You To Know About Hidden details, a ghost town and other secrets

North Oregon Coast Gallery Snags National Honors Cannon Beach's Dragonfire Gallery has been nominated for an award

Ultimate Shopping for the Oregon Coast Traveler: Newport's Nye Beach It's shopping Nirvana on the coast

Kids and Oregon's Coast: Keeping the Finery There are plenty of ways to bring the kids and enjoy the good life

Closer Look at Oregon Beaches Yields More Oddities Strange creatures washing up on shore show something new

Historic Aquarium on Oregon Coast Increases Fun Factor The Seaside Aquarium is about 70 years old

Serious About Sea Stacks: Oregon's Offshore Sentinels More than eye candy, these are ancient geologic wonders

Odd Objects on Oregon's Beaches Yield More Wonders Strange creatures washing up on shore show something new

Oregon Coast Landmark Still Serves Up Fun After 70 Years The Seaside Aquarium is still a beach ball of fun

Oregon Travel Secrets: Coast Has Shortest River in the World The D River, in Lincoln City, shares that honor however

Oregon Coast 101: Memorial Day Weekend Warnings, Secrets Lodging deals, traffic and more nuggets

Oregon Coast Charmer Features Amusing Pup, Natural Wonders Trollers Lodge, in Depoe Bay, is a gem worth exploring

Hiking It and Roughing It on Oregon’s Coast A look at trails and rugged campgrounds

Last Time Drexler Will Mate, Says Aquarium The seal, not the Trailblazer, is on his last legs (or fins)

Memorable Neighborhood Tours of the Oregon Coast Sometimes, there's more to the beach than the shoreline

Some Oregon Spots Are Hidden; Some Have Secrets A tour of unusual details from Manzanita to Florence

Landmark Lounge Brings National Acts to Oregon Coast Terry Evans, Mem Shannon and more will perform this season

Coastal Websites Debut On Oregon’s Internet Landscape A gift registry is among the new finds

Oregon Beaches Raising a Stink Earlier this week, many beaches had a fishy odor, thanks to small jellyfish called purple sails

Geologic Wonders of Oregon Beaches Make Freaky History Lesson Beneath the sands and deep inside the cliffs, there's more to the coast

Pet Friendly Travel Grows on Oregon Coast A sample list of pet friendly lodgings on Oregon's coast

Oregon Beaches See Odd Things Wash Up A shark rarely seen washes up, and purple sails are starting to appear

Four Unique Places to Stay In Oregon Stay in a castle on the coast, in old Victorian charmers or lovable eccentric ones

Oregon Coast Travelogue: A Truly Manic Tour 24 hours, and over 130 miles of coastline

Time Travel, Romance in Sleepy Oregon Town The Old Wheeler Hotel, on Oregon's coast, is a unique destination

Movie Crew Brings Monsters to Oregon Town A movie made in Astoria is based on the works of HP Lovecraft

Oregon Coast Weather to be More Like Winter This Weekend A storm is likely on tap, with all the oddities in tow

Oregon Travel Adventures with Wine, Crabs, Lost Keys and Eating Dirt One weekend, one hundred adventures

Oregon Gallery Goes Bonkers at the Beach Spring Unveiling means interesting things at Cannon Beach's Dragonfire Gallery

New Eatery Emerges from Oregon Landmark Ron's Family Restaurant is the new kid on the block on the north Oregon coast

Freaky Oregon Coast Facts: Unusual to Paranormal From weird science and odd facts to spooky tales

Oregon Travel Secrets: Digging Deep Into Depoe Bay This tiny town is huge on charm and hidden treasures

An Oregon Coast Wine Sampler From wine bars to wine shops, wine is a growing industry on the coast

A Raucous Time In Nature On Oregon’s Beaches Outdoor activities really begin to come to life on Oregon's coast in spring

Celebrity Shows Up on Oregon Coast; News Briefs, Weather Actor Sean Penn was seen in Cannon Beach, plus coastal weather, other news

Oregon Beach Burghs Continue to Charm These places somehow sum up what an Oregon coast trip should be about

‘Season of Seals’ Brings Concerns to Oregon Coast An increase in visitors and young mammals could pose problems

Oregon Travel: 20 Reasons to See Spring on the Coast The Secret Season, natural wonders and interesting events abound

Oregon Tourism Site Launches Unusual and Tech Savvy Features RSS feeds, streaming news for other websites and special sections were launched recently

Travel Tips: Oregon Coast Campgrounds Provide Shelter, Wonders Coastal campgrounds offer much more than meets the eye

Oregon Coast Officials Warn Stay Away from Seals Officials say the season for seal pups is approaching

Oregon Coast Travel: Life on Lighthouse Wasn't Easy The lightouse atop Tillamook Rock near Seaside was called 'Terrible Tilly'

Oregon Travel Tips: Waters Edge in Lincoln City This hotel in Lincoln City sits up against the bay and provides some beautiful sights

Oregon Coast Spring Cleaning Yields Strange, Ugly Finds Over 5,000 joined to pick up over 40 tons of trash

Travel Tips for an Oregon Coast Spring Break From weather and clothing advice, to taking the family and secret beach spots

Strange Delights Found on Oregon Coast Geologic and oceanic wonders are popping up all over this spring

'Ocean Burps' Leave Oddities on Seaside Beaches A semi-regular natural occurrance is leaving strange things on the beach

Oregon Travel Secrets: Weird Science, Spring Rarities on the Coast The 'secret season' and other spectacular oddities abound

Oregon Coast Tourist Landmark Gets Major Makeover The Anchor Inn & Grill now is a stellar restaurant and an upscale hotel

Oregon Tourism Alert: Spring Rarities in Newport Much is new in Newport, especially in the natural world

Oregon Culinary Travel: New Pizza Place for Pacific City Doryland Pizza has finally arrived in the Oregon coast resort village

Taste-Testing Tourism on the North Oregon Coast Numerous lodging, dining and beach secrets lurk here

Oregon Travel Secrets: Tales of Ghosts on the Coast There's much for the ghost-hunting tourist to enjoy on these shores

Spring Break Travel Secrets: Finding Deserted Oregon Beaches Unlike many travel destinations, it's easier to find yourself alone on the coast

Oregon Travel Secrets: Funky Coastal Facts World records, UFO rumors and other tales and trivia

Oregon Travel Tidbits: Coastal Stormwatching Tips Stormwatch season isn't completely over, and there are plenty of places to catch incredible sights

Little Known Tips for Winter Trips to Oregon Coast You can say 'whatever' to the weather on the coast

Castle-like B&B on Oregon Coast Changes Name St. Bernard's B&B, near Cannon Beach, is now called Arch Cape House

Hollywood's Love Affair with Oregon Coast Continues The coast has shown up on TV's "Surface" and in two new movies.

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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

The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City

Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and many manmade attractions
A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses

Pristine, even secretive sands and wild geologic landmarks

Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale

25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders

A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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

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.

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.

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.


Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. 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. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com


Inn at Cannon Beach. 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. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.


The Ocean Lodge. 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. 888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com


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