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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.

A cuddly pet- and family-friendly beauty that boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. Immaculate rooms - great sense of fun and quirkiness. Free wi-fi. There are also free movies. Small pet fee.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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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Oregon Coast Calendar: Spring Events for Pacific City, Tillamook, Rockaway, Manzanita

(Tillamook, Oregon) - As spring gives way to summer, the north Oregon coast begins to buzz with activity. The Cape Meares Lighthouse has again opened up to tourists, festivals and outdoor markets begin to pop up and music and outdoor events are more prominent.

You’ll find them throughout Tillamook County, in Manzanita, Wheeler, at the Nehalem Bay Winery, Rockaway Beach, Garibaldi, Bay City, Tillamook, Cape Meares, Hebo and Pacific City.

LIVE MUSIC AT SAN DUNE TAVERN, Manzanita. Call for schedule. Laneda Ave. (503) 368-5080.

Every Sunday. Radio Control Helicopters. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. North County Recreation District. 36155 9th Street. Nehalem, Oregon. 503-368-7008.

April 1. Cape Meares Lighthouse re-opens on April 1 Open through October 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (weather permitting). Cape Meares, Oregon – just west of Tillamook. 503-842-2244.

April 18. Manzanita Writers Series. Author Willa Schneberg reads. Local authors sign up to read for 5 minutes after Willa, 9 readers max. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda, Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-8161.

Bay City

April 19. Artful Breakfast. Monthly all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at BCAC. Great food created by great people for a great cause. 8 a.m. – noon. $5 non-members; $4 members. Bay City Arts Center, 5th and A, Bay City, Oregon. 503-377-9620.

April 20 – 26. Liberty Belle Bomber on display. Liberty Foundation's historic Boeing B-17G bomber sets down. Board the plane for an additional $5 – take a 30-minute flight for $430. Once airborne, passengers will be free to move about the airplane and go to the various crew positions (nose, cockpit, Bombay, radio room and waist gunner stations). Tillamook Air Museum. 6030 Hangar Rd. Tillamook, Oregon.

Through April 21. Art Show. "Plethora of Plates" presented by Manzanita Creative Arts Council. Unique, one-of-a-kind plates created by local artists. Call for hours. Plate sale proceeds benefit MCAC scholarship fund. 194 Laneda, Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3310.

April 23. Acoustic Jam Session. Bring out your talents to share with the community. Styles range from folk, bluegrass, to Celtic, jug band and beyond. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy the evening. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free of charge. Contact Jane Dunkin 503-368-3538, Mike Stanley 503-436-1266. Manzanita, Oregon. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.

April 24 – 25. Netarts Community Club 9th Annual Spring Rummage Sale. Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Netarts Fire Hall, 5th St. Loop, Netarts, Oregon. Jacky Carpenter 503-842-4306.


April 25. Writing Workshop. "The Healing Power of Writing" with Gail Balden. Explore the transformative & healing power of writing Center for Contemplative Arts. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuition $60; deposit required. Underhill Plaza, Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-7807.

April 26. Live Music. Kathryn Claire, singer, songwriter. Family concert, performing songs from her new CD: Kinderqueen. 2 p.m. $5 - $10 per family. Hoffman Center Annex, 594 Laneda, Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846.

April 28. Acoustic Jam Session. Bring out your talents to share with the community. Styles range from folk, bluegrass, to Celtic, jug band and beyond. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy the evening. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free of charge. Contact Jane Dunkin 503-368-3538, Mike Stanley 503-436-1266. Oregon. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.

Through November 2. Historical Exhibition. Oregon at Statehood: “Local legends, Lifestyles and Lincoln.” Showcases life on Tillamook Bay in the decades surrounding statehood in 1859, also features retrospective of Abraham Lincoln's life. Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission at the door. Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. 2106 2nd Street, Tillamook, Oregon 503-842-4553. www.tcpm.org.

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May 1. “Taste of Italy” Italian Dinner & Silent Auction. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults $8, children $6. under 12 free. Nazarene Church, 2611 Third Street, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-7472.

May 2. Oregon Hunters Banquet. Tillamook County Fairgrounds. Glenice Smith 503-842-2475. Tillamook, Oregon.

May 2 and May 9. CARE Knock Down Poverty Bowl-a-thon. 12 noon. Team registration begins one month prior to event. Tillamook Bowling Lanes. 3703 3rd St., Tillamook, Oregon. Erin Skaar 503-842-0249. Tillamook, Oregon.

May 2. Concert. Oregon Symphony Plays Side by Side with local musicians. Presented by Monday Musical Club of Tillamook. 7 p.m. Advanced tickets $20 - $17 (18 and under), tickets at the door $25 -$20 (18 and under). Tillamook High School Gym, 2605 12th Street, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-2078.


May 2. Festival. 2nd Annual Pacific City Cinco de Mayo Festival. Mexican food, vendors, children's activities, music, singers, dancers, evening concert. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. $15, Kiwanda Community Center, Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City, Oregon. 503-965-2204.

May 4 – July 5. “Fiber Revolution”. Latimer Quilt & Textile Center. 2105 Wilson River Loop Road. 503-842-8622. Tillamook, Oregon.

May 6. Work Party at Alder Creek. Join volunteers on native plant propagation, planting, caging, invasive plant removal, and many other stewardship tasks. Weekly Stewardship Work Parties at Alder Creek. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon. Contact Lower Nehalem Community Trust. 503-368-3203. Nehalem, Oregon.

May 7 – 8. 13th Annual Farm Fest. 9 a.m. Tillamook County Fairgrounds, Sue Durrer Dairy Barn. Orella Chadwick 503-842-6036. Tillamook, Oregon.

May 9. Plant & Rummage Sale. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m. Bay City Community Hall (City Hall). Eleanor Dayton 503-842-8730, Anita Hall 503-355-2436. Bay City, Oregon.

May 12. Acoustic Jam Session. Bring out your talents to share with the community. Styles range from folk, bluegrass, to Celtic, jug band and beyond. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy the evening. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free of charge. Contact Jane Dunkin 503-368-3538, Mike Stanley 503-436-1266. Manzanita, Oregon. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.


May 14. Acoustic Jam Session. Bring out your talents to share with the community. Styles range from folk, bluegrass, to Celtic, jug band and beyond. You don’t have to be a musician to enjoy the evening. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free of charge. Contact Jane Dunkin 503-368-3538, Mike Stanley 503-436-1266. Manzanita, Oregon. www.hoffmancentermanzanita.org.

May 15. North Oregon Coast Law Enforcement & TLC Mustangs & Fords Club 9th Annual Cruise-In. In support of Special Olympics & Law Enforcement Torch Run. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Downtown Tillamook, Oregon. (Main Avenue will be closed for this event). 503-842-2522.

May 16. “Paws in the Rain” 4-H Dog Show. Tillamook Fairgrounds, Aufdermauer Arena. 503-842-8967. Tillamook, Oregon.

May 16. North Oregon Coast Law Enforcement & TLC Mustangs & Fords Club Show & Shine. In support of Special Olympics & Law Enforcement Torch Run. 8 a.m. – Car Show. Parking Lot, registration 8 a.m. Tillamook County Creamery Assn. 4175 Hwy 101 N. Tillamook, Oregon.

May 16. Manzanita Writer’s Series. Author April Henry reads. After April reads, local authors sign up to read for 5 minutes, 9 readers max. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Hoffman Center. 594 Laneda, Manzanita, Oregon 503-368-8161.

May 16-17. Kite Festival. Rockaway Beach Wayside. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-355-8108.

Rockaway Beach

May 17. Monday Musical presents “Tom Rigney & Flambeau”. 2 p.m. Don Whitney Auditorium. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-2078. www.MondayMusicalClub.com.

Garibaldi Saturday Market. Self-produced products from the Northwest. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lodge at the Old Mill, 210 S. Third St. Garibaldi, Oregon 503-322-0322.

May 23. Nehalem Bay Winery Memorial Weekend Blues Festival. 6 p.m. Tasting room open 9-6, (cost for beer & wine). Bands TBA. Nehalem Bay Winery, 34965 Hwy 53, Nehalem, Oregon. 888-368-9463.

May 23. Rockaway Beach Pancake Breakfast. St. Mary’s by the Sea, Rockaway, Oregon. 503-355-0732.

May 23. Netarts Community Club 60th Annual Clam Chowder Feed. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until gone). Netarts Community Club, 4900 Hwy 131, Netarts, Oregon. 503-842-2153.

May 23 - 25. Steam Train Season Begins - Memorial Day Weekend. Train runs between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach. Port of Tillamook Bay. 503-842-7972, 1-800-685-1719.

May 23 through September. Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. Weekends 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-842-7972.

Events at Nehalem Bay Winery are enticing and huge.

May 31. Concert. North Oregon Coast Symphony featuring local community member musicians. 3 p.m. $10 admission at the door, children 12 and under free accompanied by an adult. Tillamook United Methodist Church, 3808 12th Street, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-368-7160.

June 6. Free Fishing Day. 8 a.m. to noon, 8 yrs old and younger; noon to 3:30 p.m. 9 yrs old and older. Trask River Hatchery. 15020 Chance Road, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-4090.

June 6. Kids Free Fishing Derby. Registration 8 a.m. Hebo Forestry Dept. Tillamook County. 503-392-3161.

June 13 – September. 9th Annual Tillamook Farmer’s Market.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Every Saturday. 2nd and Laurel Avenue, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-5800.

June 13. Nehalem Bay Winery Juneteenth Reggae Festival, 6 p.m. (cost for beer & wine). Bands TBA. Nehalem Bay Winery, 34965 Hwy 53, Nehalem, Oregon. 503-368-9463.

June 20. Wine, Cheese and all that Jazz. Rockaway Beach Wayside. Rockaway Beach, Oregon. 503-355-8108. www.rockawaybeach.net.

June 20 – 21. Wheeler Crab Festival. Booth Fee $25. Waterfront Park. Wheeler, Oregon. 877-368-5100.

June 20. Manzanita Writers Series. Author Jan Baross reads. After Jan reads, local authors sign up to read for 5 minutes, 9 readers max. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Hoffman Center, 594 Laneda, Manzanita, Oregon 503-368-8161.

June 19 - September. Manzanita Farmers Market begins.
Emphasis is on fresh produce from local growers. “A lot of folks producing more and a variety of things.” 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Special events, music, activities, environmental resources and a community social are planned throughout the summer. Downtown Manzanita, Oregon.


June 27. Tillamook June Dairy Festival. Children’s Parade at 10:30 a.m., Grand Parade at 11 a.m. Downtown Tillamook. 503-812-0591.

June 27. Tillamook Rose Planting Festival. Portland Royal Rosarians. 10 a.m. Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. 2106 Second Street. Carol Brown, Director 503-842-4553.

June 27. Musician Joe Wrabek.
7 p.m. Tickets $3. Garibaldi Museum. 112 Hwy 101, Garibaldi, Oregon. 503-322-8411.

June 27 – 28. Tillamook County Rodeo. Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. Tillamook County Fairgrounds, Averill Arena. 4603 Third Street. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-5855. www.tillamookrodeo.com.

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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.

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.

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

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.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

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.