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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

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

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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.

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


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Chefs, Dishes Announced for Oregon Coast Food Fest Next Weekend


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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Chefs, Dishes Announced for Oregon Coast Food Fest Next Weekend

Executive Chef, Eric Jenkins and Sous chef Jennifer Chapman from the Seafood Center in Astoria created the Smoked Oyster Cassoulet with Pan fried Oyster "crust"

(Newport, Oregon) - The oyster extravaganza of the year is coming next weekend - November 1 at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, with 14 top professional chefs serving 7,000 oysters. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and since it's an election year, all participants are urged to get their ballot in early to make their vote count for the coveted People’s Choice award.

This year’s list of dish entries are finally available. They will include: Oysters of Autumn, Hoisin Braised Yaquina Bay Oyster Wonton, Coriander Corn Flour Pan Fried Willapa Bay Oyster with Coconut Cream Reduction & Cilantro Oil, Smoked Oyster Cassoulet with Pan Fried Oyster “Crust”, Bronze Pappadew Oyster with Peri-Peri Salsa, East meets West- Fusion Barbequed Oysters, Faloyster, Sautéed Puerto Rican Style Oysters with Chanterelle Mushrooms & Chanterelle Butter Sauce, Oyster Stew in a Bread Basket, Enchiladas de Ostiones Pipian with Oyster Jell-O Shooter, Florentine Oyster Dumplings with Black Truffles, Oysters Umami, Cajun Smoked w/ Pico Oyster, and Caribbean Creole Oyster Shooter.

This is the 8th Annual event, which is highly anticipated by local chefs, with most chefs returning year after year. This year’s returning chefs include: Piet Vanden Hogen, Executive Chef, The Pelican Pub and Brewery, Pacific City; Chef’s Carl Hoover and Brett Hutton, Cedar Plank Buffet, Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde; Patrick Wheeler, Executive Chef, Chef’s Place, Toledo; Brenda Friedrich Chef, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Lincoln City; Charlie Branford, Local Ocean, Newport; Eric Jenkins, Executive Chef & Jennifer Chapman, Sous Chef, The Seafood School, Astoria. Enrique Sanchez, Chef, Brewer’s on the Bay, Newport; and Steve Smiley, Chef from the Port Dock One, Newport.

This year’s new chefs include: Eric McElroy, Executive Chef Shilo Restaurant, Newport; Stuart Wright, Executive Chef Chinook Winds Casino Resort; Chef Chris Garrett, Savory Café, Newport; Ralph Cooper, Executive Chef, Angell Job Corps, Yachats, and Kate Brown, Chef from La Maison, Newport, and David Wardell, Executive Chef, Bridges at the Embarcadero, Newport.

The entries will be judged by Executive Chefs Rob Pounding from Blackfish Grill, Sharon Wiest from the Pacific Coast Center for Culinary Arts and Lief Eric Benson as well as event attendees. Awards will be given for first place, second place, third place and for the Grand Prize winner as well as the People’s Choice award. The entries are judged on taste as well as creativity.

The awards are individually created by glass blower Ryan Bledsoe owner of The Edge Art Gallery.

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

Each piece is a one-of-a-kind collector’s item. This year, Ryan made the oysters inside the glass to depict first, second, and third place winners. Grand prize and People’s Choice are a little different but still have the theme of the oysters floating inside the clear glass. The trophies are lighted from underneath to highlight the details and color of the glass.

As always, along with the awesome oyster dishes, the Oyster Cloyster will feature music and entertainment, fine wine and Rogue microbrews, desserts, clam chowder from Blackfish Cafe and La Maison baguettes. Plus other foods such as meat and cheese trays, fruit kabob’s, shrimp cocktails, and wraps prepared and served by students from the Taft High School Culinary Art program and the Angell Job Corps Culinary Arts Program.

This year’s wineries include Coelho from Amity, Kristin Hill Winery also from Amity, Pudding River Wine Cellars from Salem and Silver Falls Vineyards from Sublimity. Captain Dan’s Pirate Pastry Shop will provide German chocolate brownies, Side Door Café will provide lemon tarts, Spirit Mountain Casino will provide éclairs and J.C. Thriftway will provide carrot cake. Starbucks coffee and Pepsi products are also available.

Newport's Yaquina Bay is a favorite stop for visitors.

The Oyster Cloyster is the major fundraiser for the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation. Presenting sponsors of the event are Bank of the West, TLC Federal Credit Union and the Oregon Coast Aquarium.The OCCC Foundation is very proud of the continued commitment from the restaurant and business community as well as private individuals to this benefit event. The OCCC Foundation Board of Directors and the Oyster Cloyster committee are committed to raising money to help support the Aquarium Science program as well as the students in this unique program.

Tickets to the benefit event can be purchased at the college, Bank of the West in Lincoln City, Newport, Toledo, Siletz, and Yachats, TLC Federal Credit Union in Newport and Lincoln City, the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau as well as the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce, the Newport Performing Arts Center, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Chuck’s Video in Waldport and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The ticket price is $65 each and two for $125. Limited tickets are available and if the event is not sold out the price will increase to $75 at the door. Call A.T. Ronan, development director for the college and festival coordinator at 541-574-7131 if you have questions or dial the Oyster Cloyster “hotline” at 541-574-7141 to leave a message. For more information, visit the college website at occc.cc.or.us/oystercloyster to purchase tickets through PayPal.

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.
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.

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

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.
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.

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

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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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.

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