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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.

 

Oregon Coast Tsunami Scare from a Personal Perspective

Published 03/17/2011

By Andre Hagestedt

(Portland, Oregon) – Say what you will about the faults and the mishaps with the tsunami warnings and protocols along the coast, but one thing was for sure: people knew what to do. There was no panic. The word got out fairly quickly in most places, in spite of it being the middle of the night. The traffic eastward and away from the coast was quite orderly, and even the gas lines didn’t create traffic problems that were unmanageable.

Then again, we had several hours notice on what might happen, and plenty of time to prepare and run for the hills. It does make you wonder if this was the much bigger one we’re all expecting, and with a mere 10 to 30 minutes notice, what would've happened?

The one thing that haunts me now, looking at all the footage of Japan and the horrific scenes there, is that someday this will be western Washington and Oregon – from the coast to Portland, Eugene and all the way up to Seattle and beyond. Those scenes will be us someday. It’s not a matter of if – but of when.

I was one of the lucky ones, and in a unique position to help out. I was still in Portland – I only live in Manzanita part time. I was goofing around all night and didn’t have the news on at the ten o’clock hour as I usually do, and turned on the 11 o'clock news a few minutes late. The broadcasts were crammed with what had happened in Japan, and immediately I knew there may be a watery bullseye on the Oregon coast.

I began to get a creepier and creepier feeling about this, especially as newscasts stayed on the air past 11:30 p.m. to cover not just Japan but what the USGS would say about a tsunami here.

Even here on the border of Beaverton and Portland, I had my own tsunami adventures.

I immediately tweaked this website so that it displayed live feeds from USGS about any possible tsunami watches or warnings. Eventually, I added live feeds from our Twitter account so my tweets would be displayed as well.

For a long time I was able to relay to the public via social media and our site that there was no tsunami warning or watch for the coast. Somewhere around midnight, things got ominous and I started seeing my financial life flash before my eyes: authorities made a tsunami watch. I make my living via this site. I’m a small business owner, and I pictured that we were about to go down as our advertisers and chunks of the coastal economy would get leveled by a tsunami event that some pundits were predicting could be as high as nine feet.

Then around 1 a.m., watching KGW channel 8, I was hit by the stunned silence of newscasters on live TV as they were interviewing a project head from USGS who announced it was now a tsunami warning, and that waves could be as high as five feet – which would easily damage places like Cannon Beach and Seaside.

It was about then that our website started crashing from all the traffic. It crashed frequently over the next few hours. I even called the company that owned our servers to see if we could increase bandwidth or something. Bandwidth wasn’t the problem, apparently. It was some other technical issue I didn’t enjoy hearing about.

I called a handful of friends on the coast, in the middle of the night, to make sure they knew. To my surprise, everyone was up and knew about it. No evacuations had begun yet and I don’t even believe reverse 9-1-1’s had fired off as yet. It was simply a kind of well-oiled “gossip phone tree” on the coast, as one interviewee on TV put it.

This in itself was an awesome testament as to how well prepared coastal residents are. It was 1 a.m., even 3 a.m., and everyone I called knew about the impending evacuations. They sounded groggy, like I had awakened some, but they knew. I actually gave up calling on them to warn them.

Meanwhile, I not only shot out important information for evacuees on social media and our site, but I was emailing Portland media with any major updates I got hold of that they weren’t already covering, like the fact gas lines were starting by 2:30 a.m. and traffic was getting nutty around Seaside.

I couldn’t be on the coast helping – but I could help with information through a variety of means. By 8 a.m., about half a dozen media outlets had interviewed me on the air about what I knew. I was receiving reports from Lincoln City, Pacific City, Depoe Bay, Nehalem, Florence, Yachats, Seaside and Cannon Beach on my own. I could do a lot more good by receiving and relaying information.

5 a.m. rolled by and little happened in Hawaii, giving us a lot of hope. 7:15 came and only some surges hit the beaches – and I’m still not sure reporters on the scene knew winter wave action enough to understand that correctly. It was Keith Chandler from Seaside Aquarium who convinced me some wave surges happened.

I breathed a major sigh of relief. I wasn’t going to lose my business, and neither was anyone else I knew. A friend who had evacuated Cannon Beach in the middle of the night texted me at 8 a.m.: “I think we’ll still both have our livelihoods.”

Then, however, watching people goof around the beaches on live TV just before and after the surges hit really disgusted me. Some had their small children with them on the beach. What happened to the man in Newport who got hit by a massive sneaker wave-like portion of the tsunami could’ve easily happened to anyone else who didn’t evacuate the beaches. A certain derogatory catch phrase used by Red Foreman in “That 70’s Show” came to mind.

Now comes the time to look forward and to preparedness for our real one, what scientists are calling a “twin” of that earthquake in Japan. But this one’s going to be worse here. Japan was much better prepared for it than the Pacific Northwest. In other words, it's time to get really prepared.

 

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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.

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