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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.

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

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.


Strikingly Different Angles on the Oregon Coast Tsunami Dock

Published 07/04/2012

By Andre' Hagestedt

(Newport, Oregon) – There are moments that major epiphanies hit you in the strangest of places. Such was one such realization about a major tourist attraction right now: the tsunami dock from Japan on the central Oregon coast.

For a variety of personal reasons, including a small accident, I haven't been able to get down to this historic occurrence firsthand until now. On purpose I chose the nighttime to photograph the now-infamous tsunami dock from Japan, because I wanted a different take on the subject, a very different look – something that no one was doing.

Luckily, it's not a completely dark night, actually well-lit by a raging full moon. So after some wandering – not a lot – I find the tsunami dock. It's high tide so getting near it is not an option.

I'm suddenly filled with a sense of historical awe and even joy that I found the object. It's a bit like being able to scratch something off your bucket list – like a couple months ago when I got to meet one of my favorite bands, School of Seven Bells. But underneath that joy, something darker is rising.

It quickly hits me this is actually a very ugly, dark thing. Sure, it's remarkable history from an Oregon standpoint. Sure, it has all kinds of scientific ramifications, from what species it carried here to how it got here along the Pacific Ocean's waves. The brevity of the object is quite suddenly the heart of the matter. What it symbolizes, what it represents. What it really means. This thing witnessed sheer terror. This dock literally imparts those feelings of tragedy, horror and much more.

So perhaps this misty, surreal look to it at night captured much more than just a different viewpoint of a moment in Japanese and Oregon history. Because this is a long exposure, the sea becomes a swirling, white, nebulous mass. Indeed, it's like the dock is surrounded by a sea of ghosts.

You can't let its origins escape you as you wander down here to gawk at the dock. You have to pause at least a moment to honor the people who died in that tragic earthquake in March, 2011. No, you didn't know any of them. That doesn't matter. Simply pause to honor those, and think about those still alive right now over there in Japan who are still suffering more than a year later.

So such a photo of the dock – in this eerie, darkly spiritual state – is perhaps the only appropriate way to view it. There have been plenty of photographs of the dock accurately documenting it. But perhaps this is the first time its true essence has been photographed.

The derelict dock here has only a month left in its resting spot at Agate Beach. Dismantling and removal will begin the week of July 30, as Ballard Diving and Salvage (Vancouver WA) has been contracted to complete the work for $84,155. The work will take around seven days.

In the meantime, if you are going to visit, heed some important guidelines and rules.

- Visit at low tide. Visit the Hatfield Marine Science Center (http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/) website for a tidetable.

- While visiting, watch for traffic congestion and use the paved parking lot on the east side of the road.

- When on the beach, keep a close eye on each other. The surf here can be surprisingly fierce.

- Stay off the dock.

Below: the Big Dipper over the tsunami dock.

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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.

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

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
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.