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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.

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.

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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

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.

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

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.


Arch Cape Property Services. 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.
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.

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Oregon Coast Picks of the Week, July 21


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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Oregon Coast Picks of the Week, July 21

Beth Willis from Portland performs at the Kernville in Lincoln City on Saturday. She played the part of Tonya Harding in a rock musical this year.

(Oregon Coast) - The heat in the valley has let up, but the beautiful conditions on the coast are in full swing. And there's plenty to do out on the beaches, both during the day and at night.

For this week's picks, we first look to the skies above Seaside, where you can fly around in a helicopter or an airplane. What a kick in the pants. The Oregon Coast Aquarium offers some nifty opportunities to get a smooch from a big, fat, wet and slimy sea lion. Also for nature lovers, there’s an interesting hidden beach lurking between Pacific City and Neskowin you've probably never heard of.

For those with a more gastronomic bent, there's some excellent wine tasting in Yachats and Newport, while sake is at the heart of a big celebration in Cannon Beach.

In the nightlife realm, you can catch the girl who starred as Tonya Harding in a rock musical this year: Beth Willis plays Lincoln City. And we also feature our lodging pick of the week – an extravagant, hidden set of rentals near Cannon Beach you won't believe you've missed.

Over the ocean in Seaside Helicopters

Take Flight with Seaside’s Two Aerial Thrill Rides. Seaside is lucky to be blessed with two separate and very unique ways to take to the air. Seaside Helicopters takes you around that part of the north coast in a helicopter, while Aviation Adventures gives you the bird’s-eye view from a small airplane.

Aboard Seaside Helicopters, pilot/owner Gary Turel zips you around the shores of Cannon Beach, the peaks of Tillamook Head and above the north Oregon coast resort town of Seaside at about 100-plus miles an hour. Various plans take you to various places. They start at $39 per person for the Seaside tour, $69 per person for the Cannon Beach tour to a stunning Sunset tour for $175 per person. Other options include wildlife tours and other combinations. All flights have at least a two-person minimum. A particular thrill is catching a glimpse of “Goonies Rock” off Indian Beach, which is a landmark used in the cult film “Goonies,” and which thereafter bears the name of the flick.

Seaside Helicopters is just south of Seaside. Hwy 101, S. Seaside. www.seaside-helicopters.com. (503) 440-4123.

Cruising over mysterious Tillamook Rock in Aviation Adventures

Aviation Adventures gives you the option of flying around Seaside and up to the Columbia River; or south, around Cannon Beach and Nehalem Bay.

Some trips go beyond Astoria, to Dismal Nitch, Young’s Bay and then back to the beaches of Seaside, for a quick swing around Terrible Tilly - the legendary lighthouse that sits a mile offshore. Other tours involve extensive, detailed looks at the varied and nearly endless nooks and crannies in the cliffs and beaches of Cannon Beach, Hug Point, Arch Cape, Short Sand Beach, Cape Falcon, Neahkahnie Mountain and Manzanita. You also get extensive glimpses of the shoreline along six-mile long Tillamook Head – which are, of course, never visible to the average tourist. $35.00 per person up to 30 minutes (three people minimum) out of Seaside Airport; weather permitting. Must call in advance for scheduling (503) 717-1416.

Get kissed by a big wet, slimy sea lion at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

July 26. Sea Lion Encounter, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport. Ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. – 11a.m. $40 members, $45 nonmembers. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be kissed by a sea lion? Come find out in this special behind-the-scenes program, where you visit with husbandry staff and find out first hand what it is like to care for sea lions. Tour includes a photo of your kiss. Please register in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313. Oregon Coast Aquarium, in South Beach, across the bay from Newport. www.aquarium.org.

July 26 Winetasting on Central coast. There are a few places you can dig into the pleasures of vino on the central coast, both on Saturday.

At Village Market & Deli in Newport it’s wine tasting wtih Michael Ginder of Cline and Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Village Market & Deli. 741 NW 3rd Street in the Historic Nye Beach District. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-9393.

Village Market & Deli, Newport

At Wine Trader in Yachats, it’s the wines of Spain. Said to be "the world's most fashionable and newest darling of wine consumers," Spain is bursting into the spotlight. Yachats River House & Wine Trader is at 131 Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon. 541.547.4100. All their tastings happen each Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

July 26. Beth Willis in Lincoln City. The bluesy folk rock singer/songwriter from Portland who’s become a fixture at venues up and down the Oregon coast is sometimes called the “Acoustic Goddess of Fun.” She has a voice with touches of Jewel and Joplin, pairing a desperate madness and yet a strong sense of humor. She’s passionate, even slightly in-your-face, singing mostly cover tunes at her coastal gigs with a play list that crosses many musical boundaries and time periods. Willis also had the honor of releasing an album this year, about the time she also had the star role in the “Tonya and Nancy” rock opera, playing Tonya Harding. She performs for free at the Kernville Steakhouse just outside of Lincoln City. 7 – 10 p.m. Over 21. Kernville Steak House, just south of Lincoln City, Oregon. 186 Siletz Hwy. (541) 994-6200.

Inspired! Cafe' in Cannon Beach

July 26. Summer Sake’ Tasting and Blues series. Sake and live music, various creative incarnations of the drink are featured along with live blues acts to be announced. Long considered the domain of Japan, where it is said to be the drink of the Gods, sake’ is enjoying discovery in this country. The Northwest in particular has become a center for sake brewing. The high quality of Oregon water has proved essential for making premium sake. Mix this water with rice and yeast and it develops into a subtly poetic elixir of many layers.

For the tasting, Inspired! Café will feature the premium line of sake’s produced by Sake’ One of Oregon. These sake’s benefit from being served chilled, making them a perfect summertime drink.

All elements of these and other drinks are organic, like teas and coffees. The sakes are brewed with Oregon water. Their coffees are also shade grown and free trade, and Inspired! utilizes locally grown, organic fruit for their smoothies and other creations. 2 to 5 p.m. DragonFire Gallery’s Inspirations! Café. Corner of 1st and Hemlock in Cannon Beach. 503-436-1533 www.DragonFireStudio.com

Winema Beach

Funky Beach Pick of the Week: Winema Beach

It's hard to get more hidden than this. Just a few miles north of Neskowin, another unassuming sign declares Winema Road. Follow that to the bottom and a tract of sandy beach that nearly no one knows about. There's another blob of a rock structure that looks a bit like Neskowin's Proposal Rock to the north, which features a flat stretch at the top that's perfect for lounging.

Other interesting shapes and crevices present themselves as you walk northward. Some spots in the cliffs seem to invite climbing and exploring. And there's more than one hole in the rocks to huddle from the wind and cuddle a bit.

The cliffs soar high and become a striking gold, with some awe-inspiring homes up top. After about a mile or so, the beach ends abruptly at the southern end of Nestucca Bay, allowing you an unusual glimpse of the area.

Turk's Lodgings

Lodging Pick of the Week: Turk’s Lodgings.

Just outside Cannon Beach, secluded in a primeval rain forest of the north Oregon coast, Turk’s Lodgings is a unique set of hideaways that are romantic, completely secluded and thoroughly breathtaking. Dramatic ocean views highlight each. The House in the Trees is part medieval charmer and part modern mansion, sleeping six and featuring a double Jacuzzi, large loft, massive rock fireplace, sprawling wrap-around deck and commercial gas stove, among other amenities. The Cottage sleeps four, comes with a Jacuzzi, large windows and skylights, full kitchen, woodstove and a hide-a-bed sofa in the living room. The Studio is a cozy hideaway for two with queen bed, kitchenette, covered deck and romance-inducing views. The Cabin (available summer 2007) sits in a wooded sanctuary with wondrous views of the lighthouse a mile away. All are pet friendly, smoke free, and come with TV, DVD, BBQ, and numerous other amenities. Featured in "Best Places to Kiss" and "Weekends for Two in Pacific NW." S. of Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1809 (local). 1-866-906-8875. www.turkslodgings.com

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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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

Newly renovated, 30 upscale rooms, on north end of Lincoln City, close to everything. Spa-like feeling, w/ luxury linens & robes, pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV's, granite counters and more all add to pampering. Oceanfront and ocean view units w/ gas fireplace. Hot Tub units. Romance packages. Luxury Room for every budget: meeting and wedding spaces too.

17 lavish, beachfront suites feature Jacuzzi or outdoor hot tub, gas fireplace, luxury robes & linens, TV, two-headed showers. Three large suites have kitchens. Private deck w/ BBQ available. No smoking or pets. Perfect for romantic getaway, honeymoon.

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

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.

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.

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.