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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.

For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

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.

A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848



Dreary Oregon Weather Patterns Less Gloomy on Coast

Published 06/25/2010

Manzanita around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning: a starry sky and windless conditions.

(Oregon Coast) – It's been pretty much the rainiest June on record for northwest Oregon, and among the coldest. It’s been nicknamed “Junuary” by people complaining all over Facebook and by the media, and everyone is talking about having the winter blahs as summer supposedly kicks in.

On the coast, it’s been brutal to the tourism industry. Many businesses there are talking about getting hit with a double whammy, between the economic climate and then the rain that scares away tourists like a toddler facing his first Santa Claus.

Meanwhile, as dreary weather raged on in the Portland area throughout June, at least two or three days a week the Portland weather pundits would point to the web cams in Pacific City or Lincoln City and note it was sunny and beautiful.

Boiler Bay, near Depoe Bay

So, is there a perception problem?

Indeed, there is – and the statistics for the month and observations from locals back this up. While it’s still one of the rainiest Junes on record for the coast as well as inland Oregon, the beaches have had more sun.

Lincoln City resident Sheridan Jones keeps track of weather in the area and has been making daily reports to KATU channel 2 since 1990. He notes more sunny days and sun breaks in the coastal region than have been seen inland.

Jones said from June 1 to June 23, he’s counted five days when it has been sunny all day.

There were ten more days when the sun dominated the afternoons – although the mornings started off with all kinds of weather, like clouds, hail, rain, etc.

That leaves a total of 15 days out of the 23 that the sun either appeared frequently or dominated the day.


Jones said there were nine days where there was no precipitation in a 24-hour period.

However, he still counted 7.420 inches of rain in those 23 days, whereas the average rainfall for June for the last 26 years has been 3.5 inches.

This leaves a mixed bag of results, but it means the coast still came out ahead of the valley for sunny moments.

No one disputes that it’s been rainier than usual even on the coast, and plenty there are complaining about “Junuary” conditions. But everyone who lives there agrees it’s been nicer than the public thinks it is.

Brian Hines, of San Dune Inn in Manzanita, said the weather has gotten even the locals down.

“Sun versus gray days: the sun is in the distinct minority with its appearances,” Hines said. “To be fair, it does appear some days for short periods even it is of the wan and watery kind. Have probably had six full sunny nice days, tops, this month so far.”


In Depoe Bay, the rain gauge at Trollers Lodge was at 5.44 inches between June 1 and June 21, said owner Peg Leoni. She took a little more humorous approach to the weather.
“That's hardly enough to wash the valley bugs off the windshield,” she said. “But there have been rainless times every day.”

Avette Gaiser, from Lincoln City’s Hidden Cove BnB, said there are some distinctive micro climates on the coast, especially where she is.
“Here on Devil's Lake, we are in the ‘banana belt,’ as it is widely known by all local residents,” Gaiser said. “We are usually 10-20 degrees warmer and we rarely have large wind problems. During the past week, the weather blows in and out.

Garibaldi, Tillamook Bay

“That is the difference between coastal weather and the valley. The bad weather socks into the valleys. It blows in and out at the coast. So, yes we have had overcast days, but they clear up, the sun shines, then it blows in again. We have had no rain for several days here.  I am watering my garden every morning. Average temperature here on the lake has been 60 degrees for the past week.”

Sarah MacDonald, of Sea Sweet Vacation Rentals in Oceanside, said there have been a lion’s share of sunny moments in between the squalls.

“Actually, the weather has been really nice here in Oceanside,” MacDonald said on June 21. “Last Saturday it was really great here. And just in Pleasant Valley, just south of Tillamook, it was rainy and stormy, but really nice here in Oceanside, sunny and warm and barely any wind. Just a few sprinkles here on Sunday but Monday is fantastic again. Sunsets have been fabulous, can’t beat them. Tonight, a gorgeous night, no wind and the ocean is calm and like glass; a few clouds on the horizon with the sun peaking through. It’s going to a great sunset tonight.”

Moody, changing conditions at Cape Meares State Park

At The Breakers Beach Houses vacation rentals in Neskowin, the front office is quick to point to the more positive side of the weather situation. “Only two days a week in the last couple of weeks we have had showers or rain, mostly early morning, and at night with cooler temperatures. We have not had as much rain here as reported inland.”

Donna Weiss, of Weiss’ Paradise Suites in Seaside, lamented the rainy June and lackluster business climate. One of the big attractions at her lodging is the huge hanging gardens that cover the exterior. She plants these flowers in May or April, and usually by now they are in full bloom and create quite a spectacle.

“They look like they were just planted, that is the ones that made it through the rain, hail and wind,” Weiss said.

In the meantime, she acknowledges the sunny moments and days, but hopes the public will get the message.

Near Yachats

“Business on the coast is dependent on the weather,” Weiss said. “If it is rainy, most people do not want to come to the coast in the summer. They could stay home if the weather is miserable.

“I am keeping a positive outlook for the rest of the summer. I don't like it hot at the coast, but a little sun is nice.”

When people booking rooms ask her about the weather there, she now has a standard line.

“I tell our guests to look out over the ocean and what they see coming is what they will get.”


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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.