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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

Spring Begins with Snow in Oregon Coast Range, Rising Gas Prices

Published 03/07/2010

Snow hit Manzanita quite heavily in a snow storm of January 2007.

(Oregon Coast) – The spring break season starts off with no small amount of irony in Oregon. While this winter has been quite warm, even balmy at times, snow is coming to parts of the state. The season also kicks off with increasing gas prices, said the AAA.

Travel in the Oregon coast range mountains and the Cascades may be a bit more for a few days, as Mother Nature plays a few last minute winter pranks.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said the routes to the coast and the central Oregon mountain ranges will get hit by a snow storm, while even higher elevations of places like Portland could be affected.

Highway 26 to the coast could look a little like this early in the week.

“The lowest snow levels since last December are expected early this coming week,” the NWS said in a bulletin. “After January and February brought one of the mildest starts to the year in much of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon, a cold weather system will move in Sunday night and Monday from the Gulf of Alaska and bring the lowest snow levels to the area since last December.”

Snow levels will drop considerably on Sunday night, then throughout Monday as well, all behind a massive cold front. The NWS said elevations as low as 1500 feet, even 1000 feet, could end up in the snow zones. This could have some effect on travel conditions in the usually mild coast range, but certainly the Cascade mountain passes.

Highway 26 near one of the summits, during a snow event.

Several inches of snow are expected in the Cascades and the coastal mountains, but the NWS said some snow should make it to the higher hills and elevations of Portland and Vancouver.

This cold upper level system is poised to make a few more surprises. It will move across the area on Monday, forcing snow levels down to elevations around 1500 feet. The NWS said it holds the potential to produce hail and thunder in the coast range as well as the Cascade mountains.

The cold air system will likely be followed by another on Tuesday and Wednesday, which will force many of the snow conditions to continue.

SW Portland looked like this briefly late in 2009, but nothing so heavy is expected even in the coast range.

“Motorists traveling through the Cascades this week should be prepared for snow covered roads,” the NWS said.

While snow accumulation is expected in the routes to the Oregon coast, there is so far not speculation it should hamper travel too badly. Usually, the rule of thumb for snow events in the coast range is stick to the daylight hours. Any accumulation on the roadways is usually wiped away by constant traffic, and the warmth of the days provide further impedance to road surfaces frosting over or collecting too much.

Still, it is best to check TripCheck.com or the Oregon Coast Weather pages at BeachConnection.net to see conditions before embarking until Wednesday.

And if odd snow events aren’t enough, gas prices in Oregon have begun to rise again, according to the AAA..

Snow in Seaside in recent years (photo Seaside Aquarium)

“This is often the time of year when retail gas prices start to increase, and that's the case this week,” the AAA said in a press release.

The national average for regular gasoline has gone up four cents to $2.70, with Oregon hopping up to $2.81. The AAA said the two averages have jumped to their highest point since January.

The reason is the price of crude oil, which has been floating around the $80 a barrel range this week. There is also a higher need for gas because of increased travel at this time of year – often coming with spring break - which then boosts the price even more.

In February, gas prices remained steadier, with the national average remaining between about $2.61 and $2.71. It was a relative stability, however, despite the fact oil prices were a bit volatile during that month.

Highway 6 near Tillamook: gas prices are on the rise, said the AAA.

“Oregon's average was in an even tighter band between about $2.72 and $2.78,” the AAA said.

Snowy spring break seasons are not without precedent on the coast. Two years ago, a fair amount of snow actually hit the beaches as well as the coast range during spring break – later in March than it has now – which did ruin the season for many north coast businesses.

Every two or three years there are some rather significant snow events in the coast range in March, although they often just last for a day or so.

See Oregon coast weather here.

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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


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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.

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