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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.

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

New Restaurants Spring Up on Oregon Coast

Published 03/30/2010

O'Downy's and its stunning bay view, Depoe Bay.

(Oregon Coast) – Lots of new eateries are dotting the coastal landscape, many with a decidedly Asian slant. Wheeler, Lincoln City and Depoe Bay especially have acquired some new ways to stuff yourself.

Tsunami Bar & Grill is the new kid on the block in Wheeler – which itself is merely comprised of a few blocks. It’s in the old Guido’s/Nina’s Italian Restaurant building, with Nina’s being the big landmark for decades for many Tillamook County locals.

Instead of Italian, Tsunami goes the seafood and Asian route, with stunning results and an awesome view of Nehalem Bay to top it off.

A large number of burgers and sandwiches are in the $8 range, with the usual suspects. Their fried fish ‘n’ chips baskets are plentiful and yet inexpensive, with a mountain of fries or tots accompanying them.

The eye-catching sign is a takeoff on the tsunami warning signs around the beaches.

But the real stars here are the Asian selections. Entrees (around $8) include massive dishes of Korean short ribs, lemongrass chicken, curry chicken or bento. Especially amazing are the spring rolls, which are vibrant little monsters full of taste, and they come vegetarian or with shrimp and pork. For a seriously ethereal effect, wrap them up in green leaf lettuce, cucumber and mint leaves, then dip them in the Tsunami’s frighteningly delicious sauces. These are waves of pleasure.

The bar area isn’t open very late, but hopefully that will be rectified later, as its loungy, retro décor is one of the coolest in the whole state of Oregon.

On Highway 101, in Wheeler, Oregon. 503-368-3778.

Also notable newbies in the area are Rising Star Café and Harrison’s Café in Wheeler, although both of have been around for almost a year now.

Rising Star sits off the highway a tad in the famed Treasure Café building, and also features many Asian delights. It’s becoming legendary for these as well as its stunning, more Americanized breakfasts. 92 Rorvik Street. Wheeler, Oregon. (503) 368-3990.

Harrison’s features a lot of seriously sumptuous fresh bakery items, along with the shakes and sandwiches – plus it’s selling antiques and such. Highway 101, Wheeler, Oregon. 503-368-3162.

Views of Nehalem Bay are awesome at Tsunami Bar & Grill.

Down on the central coast, Lincoln City recently sprouted a bundle of new eateries. Asian cuisine is at  Lum Yuen (5045 SW Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon, 541-994-6888). Burgers and a wide variety of stuff, including barbecue, can be found at Nelscott Café (3237 SW Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-6100) and Vivian's Restaurant (1725 SW Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3667). For those looking for a slightly pirate-like adventure on Siletz Bay, there’s The Black Pearl Bar & Grill (6042 SE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-8877).

Depoe Bay has an addiction-inducing new addition: O’Downey’s, their answer to an Irish pub. The bar area has many of the things you’d expect from an Irish-themed joint, and the regulars and barkeeps are friendly and fun. There’s also a nifty view of the bay. They are featuring a fair amount of live music as well, mostly blues and classic rock stuff, but also as much Irish as they can find.

For families, there’s a massive dining room during the day. Their menu is in a state of transition, with more stuff coming up than what’s been featured so far. Most items are in the $8 to $12 range – reasonable, and yummy too.

The bar at O'Downy's.

A “gaelic” spud is a potato dressed up with bacon and veggies. Whiskey wings come with a spicy bbq sauce made with whiskey. Nachos come with a slight Irish slant. A Blarney burger is a large one on a Kaiser bun. The Guinness Irish Stew is slow cooked beef with potatoes , carrots, celery and waffle fries.

But the biggie is the Shepard’s Pie, filled with layers of heart- and tummy-warming mashed potatoes, ground beef and veggies.

For breakfast, there’s lots of eggs, sausage, homemade gravy, oatmeal, ham and such – but lots of these dishes have Irish slants on them. Corned beef hash, soda bread, a British banger, and other yummies inhabit things like “Irish Breakfast,” Alfred’s Irish Skillet and the O’Pub Breakfast, mixed with the usual morning goodies.

272 S Hwy 101. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541-765-4441.

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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
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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