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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

Scary Close Call on Oregon Coast Road Yields Lessons

Published 05/20/2010

By Andre Hagestedt

The fallen tree on Cape Foulweather, before the semi slammed through it.

(Depoe Bay, Oregon) – Normally, we don’t write news stories about ourselves. But in this case, a firsthand account is really the only possibility since I was there for a rather frightening near-miss that involved a fallen tree and a semi that couldn’t stop in time.

About 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, a tree fell across Highway 101 near the top of Cape Foulweather, blocking the road. As bystanders were trying to move parts of the tree so they could get past, a semi truck came down the road from the opposite direction and did not see the tree, slamming through it and narrowly missing one of the other stopped vehicles.

No one was injured in the incident, although the semi sustained some damage.

I was heading south on 101 over Cape Foulweather at that time, on my way to Newport to experiment with some night photography. As I approached the top, I noticed a semi truck had stopped with its emergency lights blinking, and another sedan was stopped as well – both in front of a tree that covered the roadway.

Remnant of the tree after the semi rammed through it.

One person from the sedan was working on one end of the tree, trying to pull loose some of the limbs so that the driver could get around the obstruction. I stopped in the lane next to the semi, and got out to help – also turning on my emergency blinkers.

The man and I managed to yank part of the tree away, and the car got through and stopped on the other side.

However, just then, we spotted another semi truck coming around the bend in the oncoming lane. The driver in the sedan and the first semi both tried flashing their lights in warning, as the man and I raised our arms.

It was clearly evident the oncoming semi didn’t see the tree. This particularly alarmed me, since my car was closest to the tree and in the lane next to oncoming traffic, with the door slightly ajar.

For a few seconds it seemed as if he saw the warnings and might slow down, but then it was soon clear he wasn’t slowing down enough. At about 20 to 30 feet from the tree, he slammed on his brakes – obviously not enough time for a rig of that size.

That split second was the most harrowing, as he could’ve easily careened out of control and slammed into my car, and maybe even those of us still standing in the road.

The truck rammed right through the tree – about a foot or two in diameter at its thickest – with a tremendous noise that was a combination of thuds, brakes and wood crunching. I thought for sure my car was a goner.

To that driver’s credit, he missed my car entirely and simply knocked the tree aside, ironically opening up a hole so we could all get through. He managed to come to a complete stop about 150 feet down the road.

Stranded travelers trying to clean up the tree.

The driver of the first semi said the guy probably simply thought his rig was going slowly up the hill with its emergencies on, and thus didn’t notice it was also a stopped vehicle. The second semi driver later said he couldn’t see the tree because his brights were off – which could’ve been because he mistook the flashing of our headlights as a sign to keep his brights off.

He mentioned something about his rig being “thrashed,” but I was unable to ascertain whether that meant it was drivable or not.

State police soon arrived and all of us but the second semi took off. As I came back an hour so later, there was little sign anything had happened at all.

There were no winds at this time, and it hadn’t been raining much lately, so I don’t know why the tree came down.

In any case, the lesson I learned from all this – and that you should take from this as well – is pay close attention to the roadway as far ahead as you can. Trees don’t fall onto the coastal highways everyday, but it does happen. It, as well as manmade accidents and hazards on the highway, could pop up at any moment.

Just because you’re alone on a highway at night doesn’t mean you necessarily have that road to yourself.

 

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
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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