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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.




Nine Trippy, Cool Things to Do on the Oregon Coast Right Now

Published 09/17/2010

Nehalem Bay

(Oregon Coast) – September and the first part of October create some unique opportunities on the coast. Fishing and crabbing really get going at a manic pace, the weather (usually) opens up the possibilities in startling new ways, and there are intriguing aspects and activities to the beaches right now like train rides, farmer’s markets and some walking tours with different angles.

Get ready for a tsunami of coastal frivolity.

Fishing, Angling Madness on the Coast. Right now, you need only look at spots like Nehalem Bay and the frenetic activity of boats out there to see how big fishing is. According to Pat Scribner of Wheeler Lodge on the Bay, the bay is full of Chinook salmon, Steelhead trout and Sturgeon right now.

Crabbing is hot in Newport as well.

“In fact, the north fork of the Nehalem River is one of the only places left where people are permitted to catch the endangered Coho Salmon,” Scribner said. These must be released, but hatchery Coho can be kept.

There’s also a ton of crabbing to be had there. There are numerous boats, kayaks and crabbing equipment to be rented there, and a famed fishing guide resides there as well: Russ Marrow - www.fishwithruss.com/

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) says fall Chinook season is in full swing. Lots of this is to be had on the Columbia, Coos, Coquille and Umpqua rivers.

This time of year is awesome for trout all over Oregon, said ODFW.

Produce stand in Manzanita

Local Produce Heaven. The farmer’s market in Cannon Beach happens every Tuesday and will continue until September 28. The outdoor market in Manzanita – every Friday – has been extended another two weeks to keep until the end of the month as well.

Meanwhile, if you can’t make these, there’s a quaint little all-local produce stand in Manzanita that’s around every day, right next to the San Dune Pub (on Laneda). It’s all organic produce, and even features lamb and beef on top of the veggies and fruits. It will continue for a while into the month as well.

Cannon Beach Farmer’s Market is in the Midtown area. 503-440-6013.

Manzanita’s Farmer’s Market will keep shorter hours – until 7 p.m. – and is located on Laneda, in the gravel parking lot that used to be public parking.

Warren House

Karaoke at Warren House, Cannon Beach. The sound system may not be much, but the place is kind of a hotbed of karaoke fun and good cheer on Sunday nights. This Cannon Beach stalwart comes alive in some silly and amusing ways on these nights, as the crooning gets going at full speed. They have an unusually large array of tunes as well, especially for such a small place. It’s free and begins around 9 p.m. each Sunday night. Warren House Pub. 3301 S Hemlock St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-1130.

Train rides at Garibaldi

Train Rides on North Oregon Coast. All aboard an ancient train for a variety of heady journeys originating in Garibaldi. It’s a leisurely journey up the Oregon coast, as the train huffs and puffs along the north coast, affording big, panoramic views of both Tillamook Bay and Nehalem Bay. These vintage, antique trains stop for lunch and free time at Wheeler as well as Rockaway Beach.

Many of the train excursions happen on a 1910 Heisler Steam Locomotive. These happened a lot in the summer, but there are still some weekend rides available on September 18 and September 26, plus one more October 23.

These excursions have gotten rave reviews from passengers, who can’t seem to rave about these enough. “It was really a great delight,” said Portlander Lisa Lepine, who waxed on joyously about the open-air portion of the train during the stunning weather that’s typical of the coast this time of year.

Tour information is at http://www.ocsr.net.

Near Yachats, Cape Perpetua

Walking Tours of Yachats for Moms with Kids, Others. The Yachats area has some rather distinctive ways of showing off its natural side to a variety of niche demographics.

Mom and Tots Nature Walks, Yachats. You’ll still find some through September 29 – every last Wednesday of the month. Mom and the little get led on a half-mile walk in the Yachats area. Meet at the Yachats Commons, Room 4, between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. 541-547-4599.

Self Guided Hikes in Yachats. Explore the 804 Trail, the Gerdemann Botanical Preserve, and the Amanda Trail, which links Yachats to the top of Cape Perpetua. There is a brochure for these: http://www.ci.yachats.or.us/special/trails_brochure-sm.pdf

Look for a dark beach to find glowing sand (pictured: Cannon Beach)

Look for Glowing Sand. Among the many pleasures of this time of year is the phenomenon of glowing sand – created by tiny, microscopic critters called dinoflagellates, which are a form phytoplankton.

They show up as tiny, green/blue sparks in the sand when you move your feet over them, and sometimes they are barely discernable. You really have to know what you’re looking for. Other times, they’re quite spectacular and can look like a small galaxy exploding beneath your feet.

You have to find a really dark beach with no light interference from Man or the moon. Then look for wet sand or pools of water. It’s not guaranteed, but this time of year does increase your chances of finding them.

Second summer near Florence

Take Advantage of Second Summer Weather. It may not seem like it this week, with all the rain that’s pushed into the valley and smothered the coast, but more of that insane Second Summer is yet to come.

This time of year – until about mid October – is known as the nicest time of the year on the coast, because of a lovely interaction between the inland valley and ocean temperatures.

As the valley cools, it lessens the temperature differences between it and the coast, thus lessening fog on the beaches. Meanwhile, the ocean has been warmed up all summer, lessening the temperature differences even more. This also allows eastern winds and southern winds to warm things up, creating a time of year with more blue skies and less wind than at any other time.

It usually lasts until around the middle of October – but it too is dependent on weather conditions in general, which can bring more storm systems in than usual.

Manzanita at night.

Oregon Coast Stargazing. It can be either fantastic right now – or nonexistent. It depends on the weather. But if the sky is clear on the coast at night, you’ll be able to see so much more than most places because of the clear air and lack of interference from city lights.

Along Highway 101, it’s extremely easy to find such places. The high vantage points can yield the most surprises: like Cape Foulweather near Depoe Bay, Neahkahnie Overlooks near Manzanita, overlooks just south of Cannon Beach, pull-offs just north of Florence (by Sea Lion Caves), Winema Beach overlook (between Neskowin and Pacific City), parts of Newport’s Nye Beach and some of the pull-offs south of Yachats.

What you’ll see can be startling. No matter what time of year, you can usually spot a few magnificent shooting stars in such clear conditions. The Milky Way can be especially awe-inspiring.

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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.

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.

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