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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.

Reality of Debris Off Oregon Coast: Spotting It Early Not Likely

Published 06/26/2012

(Oregon Coast) - There's little doubt that a lot of debris from last year's tsunami in Japan is heading to the Oregon coast; indeed there's little doubt it's starting to pile up. But what can really be done about it? Is it possible to spot the larger objects before they hit the shore – as many politicians are suggesting, even demanding? (Tsunami dock photos by Terry Morse)

NOAA and numerous other agencies are in the middle of formulating their responses to the smaller debris that is expected to hit in greater and greater numbers over the coming years. There are many questions and issues about how to prepare for larger objects like the dock from Japan that hit the beach at Newport recently and the massive barrel-like objects that showed up near Coos Bay this week. Among them are possible damage to the ecosystems of the coast because of the invasive species they can carry and the dangers to seafaring vessels in this area.

Charlie Plybon, Oregon manager for the Surfrider Foundation, is part of one of several agencies putting their heads together on the issue. CoastWatch, Surfrider, SOLVE, the Washed Ashore project, Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Marine Debris Team are all engaged in coming up with responses to these issues, and they will be making a small announcement later this week regarding some of the plans.

In the meantime, however, Plybon admits spotting the larger stuff before it makes landfall on beaches is unlikely. Aside from increased satellite surveillance of the oceans and a few more eyes in boats offshore, the expectations for spotting larger debris ahead of time are likely too high.

Is it reasonable to hope to spot these bigger pieces beforehand?

“I think that's where the question is,” Plybon said. “I don't think we really know.”

There is no technology in existence that can scan the oceans as a radar would for incoming large objects. Plybon thinks NOAA may at some point obtain greater access to satellites, but that will take further national security clearances and more money, and even then that may not do much good. The ocean is simply too big.

“They say that if the ocean was a football field then that boat that nearly washed up off Canada would be a pinhead,” Plybon said.

The realities of being able to spot such items floating in the ocean are much more complex, and Plybon thinks expectations are too high. The public – and certainly politicians who are now prodding NOAA to do more – may be in for a rude awakening.

“If we don't understand how satellite imagery works, what the resources are for covering the ocean and being able to see these things, then we kind of expect that we can see anything,” Plybon said. “I don't think that's the case. That's what we're learning. We don't know the ocean as well as people would think. We don't have the resources to fully see the ocean.”

Surfrider, CoastWatch, and the other agencies involved are looking at a large variety of possible solutions and responses to the tsunami debris both big and small. Most responses and solutions would take more money and resources, especially if it involved more vessels from the U.S. Coast Guard and more technology and staff from NOAA. Even citizen involvement, like CoastWatch or SOLVE, will require more resources.

All this comes at a time when the Obama administration has been discussing larger and larger cuts to NOAA and its debris programs. Other issues that will have to be addressed include the disposal of much larger objects, like the dock at Newport, which will cost Oregon State Parks and Recreation $84,155.


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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.