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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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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Wine and Rocktober on Central Oregon Coast


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Secrets of the Season

Wine and Rocktober on Central Oregon Coast

Lots of great shows are planned this month in Yachats, including the big one the ocean always puts on.

(Yachats, Oregon) - In the tiny little village of Yachats, near the edge of the Lincoln County/Lane County line on the coast, things will be sizzling this month. The Landmark Lounge features a large roster of tunage to rock out to at night, while during the day on weekends there’s much wine tasting to be had at The Wine Place.

Landmark events are listed here first; then The Wine Place.

At the Landmark, all shows are free and begin at 9 p.m. unless specified otherwise. The Landmark is on Highway 101 in Yachats. (541) 547-5459. www.landmark-yachats.com.

Thursday, Oct. 9. Early Maxwell. Exploratory rock and blues from Memphis. Here's a band trying to break out of its home turf, spending a couple of weeks traveling the West Coast to get a feel for some different venues, to experience some new likes and dislikes. The style here is progressive college rock, with a lot of experience in the clubs and halls of Memphis moving the blues in their own direction. Bluegrass is another influence/element of the sound. This is a five-piece band with a big sound that should fill up the Thursday night air and could be a surprise. www.myspace.com/earlymaxwell

Friday, Oct. 10. Kolvane. Rockin' Portland blues band winning awards and followers. In four years singer/songwriter Kolvane moved the Rose City Kings from obscurity to notoriety, winning Muddy awards, releasing three critically acclaimed albums; touring behind Chicago blues legend Jody Williams and gaining entry into the Top 50 Roots Music Report in the Roots Blues category. Last year the Kings morphed into the band Kolvane, playing a rollicking style of rock with the crash-energy Kolvane blasting around the stage and Louisiana keyboard monster Steve Kerin rattling the room with boogie-woogie that let's you feel the Fess. www.kolvane.com/

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Saturday, Oct. 11. The Streamliners. Blues, jump blues and swing from jazzy Eugene outfit. This band plays music by everybody from Louis Prima to Ray Charles, presenting a different approach to the blues. The lead guitarist is Michael Anderson, a West Coast guy who has performed all over, solo, in jazz groups and behind the soundboards recording and producing. He can whip his guitar through just about anything and has a solid voice perfect for the style. On drums is Rick Markstrom, keeping the beat since the late 60s, and on bass is New York City native Mike Hatgis, who has performed Top 40, Middle-Eastern dance, R&B, Blues, Jazz, and Latin. www.michael-anderson.net/Streamliners.htm

Friday, Oct. 17. Bajauna Tea. Here we have Austin Armitage, 29, and Matrisha Armitage, 26: Eugene players with 10 years experience. Austin is a singer and guitar player in the classic blues/rock tradition who can turn out originals you are sure you've heard before. Matrisha is a drummer who chimes in on the vocals. With enough raw material to create two albums, Bajuana Tea’s music ranges from acoustic to electric, from blues to funk. With special guest Jerry Zybach. www.myspace.com/bajuanatea

Saturday, Oct. 18. Jerry Zybach Band. Accomplished singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, arranger, and band leader, Jerry Zybach does it all. Thirty some years into it, he's at the top of his game and just keeps growing as an artist. Classical voice training as a young man gives him a unique take on the songs he loves. He has a great ability to project emotion whether he's playing his Gibson 135, his Harmony H50, his collection of resonators or acoustics, finger style and slide. He's ripped up the Landmark on many occasions and is one of the coast's favorite performers. www.stagehogs.com/

Phamous Phaces performs this month in Yachats.

Friday, Oct. 24. Lisa Mann Band. Blues and rock in the style of Morrisette, Sheryl Crow and Joan Osborne. Lisa Mann is a life-long bass player and budding singer/songwriter. Before forming her own group, she backed Portland blues greats Sonny Smokin Hess, Paul DeLay, Margo Tufo and Duffy Bishop. She has her own CD of original rock, pop and blues. In 2001 she won a Muddy for Best Bass from the Cascade Blues Association. Last year she and her band took second place out of 150 nationwide artists in the Famecast competition in Austin, Texas. www.myspace.com/lisamannmusic

Saturday, Oct. 25. Lloyd Jones. Jones got his start in the '70s Portland band Brown Sugar and learned his craft as backup for touring performers such as Charlie Musselwhite, Johnny Otis, Big Mama Thornton and the like. In the 80's he joined forces with Curtis Salgado in a band called Yo' Face, then built the Lloyd Jones Struggle after Salgado left to join Roomful of Blues. His late 80's records won over a dozen local music awards, as well as acclaim from national music publications such as Down Beat and Guitar Player, which in turn led to some extensive touring under a Miller Beer Sponsorship Program. In 1995, Blues Revue called his release "Trouble Monkey" "one of the best albums of the 1990s." Jones and his band have become a mainstay on the West Coast circuit and toured from New Orleans to Canada to the Caribbean. Along the way he's played with Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Dr. John, John Hammond, Etta James, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy. He's making his long-overdue Landmark debut. www.lloydjonesmusic.com/

Thursday, Oct. 30. Hookah Stew. Some performers of the electric guitar stay outside the instrument; others, like the leader of Hookah Stew, go inside. John Michael Young formed this band 10 years ago and gave it a crash course of Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Aquarium Release and the Five Fingers of Funk. Some Stevie Wonder and a lot of Hendrix has rounded the sound in the past few years. The strength of this band grows the more it plays. And it has been playing more lately - on its own after breaking out of the casino rut. www.myspace.com/hookahstew

Halloween Party. Friday, Oct. 31. T. Ray & The Shades. Rock and blues from a band with roots on the Oregon coast and New York. This band is stoked for Halloween. T. Ray, the lead singer, and Matt Murray, the drummer, are South County locals who moved to Portland, started a band, got a lot of gigs and are now ready for a Halloween homecoming here at the Landmark. The others in the group bring musical influences from around the country - New York, San Francisco and Portland - that make a funkified rock style that rips through the covers and originals alike. The Costume Parade will start around 11 p.m. with the prizes awarded sometime thereafter. www.trayandtheshades.com

Saturday, Nov. 1. Phamous Phaces. Originally from different rock bands in Eugene, these guys have been together since 1993, playing a brand of music that is Beatles-esque in the White Album tradition. They toiled in the clubs of Eugene until a breakout week in Liverpool, England, in 2005 where the band won the International Pop Overthrow, appearing at The Cavern Pub, and Lennon's Bar. The band was back in Liverpool in 2006 and has been touring Oregon and the Northwest the last two years. The Phaces are made up of Jesse Ruggles, guitar and vocals; Mike Trathen, bass and vocals; and Ron Petty on drums. www.phamousphaces.com/

Every Sunday: Sunday Jam with The Mental Ward. 4 p.m.

The Wine Place, Yachats.

At The Wine Place, tastings take place mostly on Saturdays, but a few Sunday events are thrown in this month, as well as one Friday night event. All take place 1 to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, October. 4. Piluso Vineyards. Meet owner/winemaker Sandee Piluso (and tractor driving husband Pinky Piluso) for an up-close and personal look into grape growing and winemaking. The Piluso motto is “great wines begin with great grapes.” Their foremost interest is in growing super-high-quality fruit, which is hand harvested. This tasting will include 2004 and 2005 Pinot Noir and Bianco Dolce, a dessert wine made of Chardonnay.

Saturday, October 11. Ankeny Vineyard. Ankeny Vineyard is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley on the southernmost slopes of the Salem Hills. The land was first settled by Salem’s first merchant, Tom Cox, in 1846. Meet Kathy Greysmith, known as the Wine Duchess at Ankeny, and enjoy tastes of Pinot Noir, Rose, Ankeny Silver (a white blend), and Marechal Foch.

Sunday, October 12. Pinot Noir. This Sunday afternoon tasting will focus solely on Pinot Noir. Join shop owner Carrie Yano for tastes of her favorite wine.

Saturday, October 18. South American Wines. Chile and Argentina have gained recognition in the wine world for reasonably priced premium quality wines. Both have begun to export extensively. Meet Bill Nichols, importer, in his third visit to The Wine Place. Nichols is an importer, an expert in South American wines, and a dynamic wine educator.

Sunday, October 19. German Wines. Can you say Spaetburgunder? That’s the German word for Pinot Noir. While primarily a white wine country, red wine production has surged in Germany since the 1990’s. Meet Monika Rauch of Kastle Hill for a tasting that includes Spaetburgunder, Riesling, and more. Rauch is an independent importer with great passion for the wines of her country.

Friday, October 24 Pizza Night. It’s a special pizza night, so you’ll enjoy fun and friendly wines chosen to go with pizza (available next door at Cheese & Crackers). 5 - 7 p.m.

Saturday October 25. Sokol Blosser Winery. Sokol Blosser planted their first vines in 1971, and now have 87 acres in the Dundee Hills, with production at 85,000 cases. Their wines have won numerous awards and they pursue environmentally friendly practices in all aspects of their business. Meet Lee Medina, a favorite guest at The Wine Place, and enjoy tastes of Rose, Pinot Noir, Meditrina (red blend), and Evolution (white blend).

Open daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and often later – just look for the neon “open” sign. Parking is available in the lot behind The Wine Place/Gourmet Lady. For a complete wine tasting schedule, visit www.iloveoregonwine.com or call 541-547-5275. The Wine Place is 26 miles south of Newport, 26 miles north of Florence, and just 85 miles from Eugene and 75 miles from Corvallis.

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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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