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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.

 

Oregon Coast News This Week: Musicals, Minkes and Goonies

Published 05/16/2010

Minke photo courtesy Seaside Aquarium

(Oregon Coast) – It's been a week of history, present day tragedy in nature and fun in the future in the news on Oregon's coast.

Goonies Celebration in Astoria in June. Astoria will reflect on its biggest moment on celluloid with "Never Say Die: The Goonies 25th Anniversary." Fans will gather in there to celebrate the anniversary of the cult classic film “The Goonies” June 4 through 7. Over the four-day event, Goonies lovers can retrace the steps of characters in the film by touring filming locations including the famous “Goonies House,” bowl at “Chunk’s Bowling Alley” and more, plus have the chance to mingle with original cast members including Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Joe Pantoliano and Curt Hanson. There will also be an appearance by alternative rock band The Ataris.

One of the many highlights is a special exhibit in the actual jail cell from, “The Goonies,” as well as stories, mementos and props from famous movies made in Astoria and across Oregon, such as “Kindergarten Cop,” “Animal House,” “Twilight” and more. Full article here.

Flavel House, Astoria - one of the town's many historic landmarks.

Rare Baby Minke Whale Washes Up. This week saw the rather rare appearance of a Minke whale. It was already deceased, washing up near the south jetty of the Columbia River, not far from Astoria. Minke whales are not nearly as common as gray whales or even the elusive Orcas in these waters – although they do congregate a ways offshore.

The Minke whale measured just over 13 feet, said Tiffany Boothe of the Seaside Aquarium, which is part of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network that responds to such incidents on the coast.

“This whale was most likely still nursing but about to be weaned,” Boothe said. “When born, Minke Whales measure between eight to nine feet. They usually nurse for about five months.”

Keith Chandler, manager of the aquarium, called it a “pretty animal.”

Chandler said the last time he could remember a Minke whale washing up on the north coast was perhaps as far back as 15 years.

Jim Rice, with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network’s Newport branch, said strandings of these are quite rare on the Oregon coast. Records indicate only five strandings in 20 years. Full story here....

Newport's busy Yaquina Bay has a long maritime history.

Oregon Coast Fishing History on Display in Newport. "The Newport Fishing Project," a multi-media exhibit, will open Saturday, June 5 at the site of the proposed Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd.

The exhibit features photographs and audio and video works, and brings together commercial fishing experiences, both past and present.

As part of the exhibit, an audio installation overlooking Yaquina Bay will include oral histories from the Lincoln County Maritime Heritage Project mixed with stories from Newport fishers recorded in 2009 and 2010. Several concurrent slide shows will feature snapshots from fishers’ personal collections, a series of photographs of boat cabins from the Newport fleet, and selections from the Historical Society archives, including Jim Heron’s portraits of Newport fishers and boats. More here.

Cannon Beach Film Fest Spotlights Musicals. It happens June 4 and 5: the third annual Cannon Beach Film Festival at the Coaster Theatre in historic downtown Cannon Beach. It boasts numerous famed musicals on celluloid.

The festival kick-off, no host wine reception will start the weekend with a bang at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4. After the reception, attendees can enjoy the first film, Sound of Music at 7 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday, the musical theme continues with old favorites and new classics. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, Hair will be featured, followed by Across the Universe at 4 p.m. and All That Jazz at 7 p.m. Sunday’s showings include West Side Story and Singin’ In The Rain, among others. More here.

 

More About Oregon Coast 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
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
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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