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39 vacation homes around Pacific City, all fully furnished and beachfront, 20 of which are pet friendly.

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.

Inn at Wecoma Lincoln City.  Sleek, modern design w some partial ocean views, balconies and fireplaces. Spacious guestrooms w/ microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, free continental breakfast.  Indoor pool and a hot tub. W-fi, fitness room, business center, and located within walking distance to finest restaurants. 867-sq-foot conference room for business meetings or large social events. Some pet friendly.

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.

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

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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




Oregon Coast Residents Recall Intensity of Tsunami Evacuations

Published 03/15/2011

(Oregon Coast) - Friday morning's tsunami evacuations yielded thousands of tales of potential refugees along the coastline - all a mix of chaos and orderly function; and of most things working and some things not.

In Florence, the alarms went off around 3 a.m. In Seaside and Cannon Beach, it was closer to 5 a.m., but evacuations by bullhorn began closer to 1 a.m. In Lincoln City and most parts of Tillamook County, sirens fired off around 5 a.m. (Above: Depoe Bay).

Some places never had the sirens go off.

Traffic on the coast range highways became a little problematic, reverse 9-1-1 calls fired off left and right, social media mentions about the Oregon coast went bonkers throughout the night – and the web traffic was so heavy with those keeping track of announcements from officials that Oregon Coast Beach Connection’s site crashed numerous times.

Highway 26

In general, however, civil authorities were pleased with the smoothness of the reaction and the lack of panic, in spite of brief moments of near chaos on the roads and the occasional individual doing extremely unwise things and getting trapped by strong surges.

The tsunami luckily resulted in not much more than a few slightly larger-than-normal wave surges, although these did some damage to Depoe Bay. The extreme south coast had it worse, with millions of dollars in damage to ports in Port Orford, Gold Beach and Brookings.

In Garibalid, the siren system worked periodically. In tiny Oceanside, the horn wasn’t even hooked up yet and authorities relied on bullhorns and knocking on doors.

The stories of evacuations range from rather intense to non-eventful.


Evacuations went smoothly in Pacific City, said Tara Thayer, of Open Nest Vacation Rentals. “We were incredibly prepared,” she said.

Between 2:30 a.m. and 3 a.m., Warren House employee Shawn Lamunyon called Oregon Coast Beach Connection’s Portland office and said the roads were busy with people trying to head out. But in Seaside, where at least one extra gas station opened up to keep up with the demand, there were near-traffic jam conditions with people in line to get gas. Later TV reports showed lines 20 cars deep at times, as this was the only gas available for residents of other nearby towns like Cannon Beach and Manzanita.

By this time, Lamunyon had packed up some belongings and his massive dog Wookie and was hightailing it for the hills. To where?, he was asked.

“I don’t know yet,” Lamunyon said.

Newport's Yaquina Bay

Around this time, emergency vehicles were going around with bullhorns asking Cannon Beach residents to leave.

Manzanita’s Brian Hines was on vacation a good 100 miles away from the coast, at the Mount Angel Abbey in Mt. Angel, east of Salem.

He was surprised when a pair of musicians staying there went into a bit of a panic over the tsunami alerts, and they were convinced they would have to leave Mt. Angel. He was even more surprised to find tsunami escape route signs on the highways in that area.

“I think there was more panic there than in Manzanita,” Hines said.

Hines was awakened by a friend watching TV in the middle of the night in Portland, who told him about the sudden change to a tsunami warning. Hines called his wife and alerted her to the possibilities.


Sirens went off in Manzanita several times after 5 a.m.

Traffic on the routes inland became iffy at times because of some icy conditions on the higher elevations of Highway 26, Highway 6, Highway 18 and Highway 126. Later on Friday morning, as Hines was returning to the north Oregon coast, he noticed the Red Cross had set up a meals facility at one of the rest stops.

Melissa Stetzel, at Nehalem Bay Winery, was becoming increasingly worried and sent to a text toOregon Coast Beach Connection around 2 a.m., saying “Trying to decide what to do.”

Winery owner Ray Shackelford was keeping his employees apprised in the middle of the night, including calling Angi Wildt down in Depoe Bay, who works at their sister winery there.

High points above Lincoln City beaches

In Lincoln City, around 3 a.m., Zona Nelson of Lincoln City Vacation Homes hadn’t heard sirens go off yet, but she was planning to move out at that time.

Nearby, Michele Franck, owner of Oregon Beach House Rentals, had numerous guests at low lying beach areas, like the D River area.

“I was trying to contact guests at sea level about 2 a.m. with no luck so I sat up, napped, watched news, walked around outside,” she said. “Don't know what I was looking for but kept an eye to the west.”

Around 3 a.m., Lincoln County Emergency Management personnel told Oregon Coast Beach Connection they were readying the sirens and telling people to get at least 50 feet above sea level.

Higher ground spots like the Lincoln Beach area (just north of Depoe Bay) and Lincoln City’s Road’s End wayside were filled with people all night. The grocery store at Lincoln Beach opened up in the middle of the night to accommodate evacuees.

Around 3 a.m., Franck said she had awakened a few guests and told them about what was expected, and that the evacuation was still voluntary. Some did choose to leave and head back to their hometowns.


In Cannon Beach, Kristine Gottsch of The Ocean Lodge said they had handed out blankets and other goodies to evacuees of that oceanfront hotel.

Many higher spots along the coast were in voluntary evacuations. Portlander Jordan Oakes was at a rental home with a group of friends in Lincoln City and they elected to stay, since they were high up on a cliff in the Road’s End area.

In Depoe Bay, there was considerably more drama – albeit rather unexpected, since the town is close to 50 feet above sea level. Still, bullhorns and evacuations began around 4 a.m.

At one point in the early daylight hours, storm-like surges did hit the coast. One unruly surge was funneled tightly through the small channel of Depoe Bay and wreaked some amount of havoc, breaking several docks apart.

Peg Leoni, owner Troller’s Lodge in Depoe Bay, witnessed some of this unusual tide action, but not the worst.

Tsunami siren in Cannon Beach

“The water level change was noticeable in the harbor and in the entrance to the harbor,” Leoni said. “The harbor looked like an exceptionally low tide, but I did stop next to the bridge around 9 a.m. and saw the water flowing out of the harbor and into the ocean like a fast moving river. That was really weird. I hear there was more activity but did not get to see it.”

On the not-so-bright side, one man was photographed by the Newport News-Times in Newport standing on a rock structure in Nye Beach, talking on his cell phone and hoping to photograph anything coming his way. It was a case of “be careful what you wish for,” as one of those surge-like tsunami waves came in abruptly and washed over him, nearly knocking him down.

The important thing authorities came away with from the entire mix of chaos and order was the relative smoothness and efficiency of the evacuations – while the general population of Oregon itself breathed a major sigh of relief, with social media over and over repeating “we dodged the bullet this time.”


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