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Coastal Websites Debut On Oregon’s Internet Landscape

(Oregon Coast) – There’s a different wind blowing on Oregon’s coast, at least on the Internet. Two new websites have debuted recently, featuring some interesting angles, while some other longtime stalwarts have changed their look and approach.

The newest kid on the block is the site for Cannon Beach Fultano’s Pizza – a gourmet pizza spot hidden along a side street in the arty little beach town. The site, www.Cbfultanos.com, features a lot of the usual things you’d expect from a restaurant website, such as menus and photos of the interior. But there’s a couple secret links within the site, and a quaint page that explores Cannon Beach and the surrounding area a bit.

One of the highlights is a painting created by local artist Richard Gorsuch (who became famous for painting Haystack Rock every day for a year). The artwork, which hangs in Fultano’s, depicts a variety of archetypal characters drifting in, out of and past the restaurant. There’s a secret link on the painting to a page in the website that explains the history of this creation.

Some of the photos of the restaurant are interesting and a bit arty, and the page that explores Cannon Beach has a few slightly unusual features. Owner David Johnson will soon add real time weather info to the site, from a weather station located on the top of Fultano’s.

The other newbie on the north Oregon coast is a truly original idea: www.registerlocally.com. Manzanita resident Rachel Thompson has put together a real alternative to the malls and corporate stores for those looking for something very personal in a gift. Like the gift registries you find in big name stores, Thompson took this idea and applied it to local businesses on the north coast – with an emphasis on Earth friendly products.

Thompson explained that she was inspired to create ResgisterLocally.com when she attended a baby shower, and noticed the best and most interesting gifts were from local stores. On the site is extensive info about coastal wedding resources, and gift registries for local businesses such as Nehalem Bay Winery, massages, and other surprises. This gem is growing quickly.

Another new creation is the redesign of Manzanita motel San Dune Inn’s website, www.sanduneinn.com. The site now features a brand new, sparkling look, new photos, and an approach that shows off the property much more clearly.

Guido’s Ristorante in Wheeler is in the planning stages of a brand new website, which, according to one source, will feature a very silly video game-like section where you can “whack” the employees Mafioso-style, as well as other wacky ideas that fit with the goofy sense of humor that permeates Guido’s. A Nehalem Bay cam on the site is also in the works.

On the central Oregon coast, Blu Cork Wine Bar and Village Market & Deli in Newport are working on a new website that will feature both of them, which promises a deeper look behind-the-scenes, including recipes of both businesses’ fine fare.

Oregon Coast Beach Connection recently launched new features, such as live news feeds (which can be seen on the home page), and which Beach Connection has also made available to other web publishers (at http://www.beachconnectio.net/addtosite.htm). This has increasingly been taken advantage of, such as on San Dune Inn’s site, Fultano’s, and the links page at Zinger’s Homemade Ice Cream in Seaside.

Beach Connection also recently began its “news channels” for various areas along the coast. The first to go live is the Cannon Beach Travel and Entertainment News Channel, featuring only travel news stories from the Cannon Beach area. There will soon be news channels for Seaside, Nehalem Bay, Lower Tillamook County, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay and Newport.


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Cannon Beach Ecola Creek Lodge

Ecola Creek Lodge, Cannon Beach. In a quiet neighborhood, this longtime coastal landmark boasts a koi/lily pond, spacious lawns, gardens, stained glass windows and wireless internet – all in a slightly Victorian vibe. With some rooms pet friendly, you are a couple minutes walk from town and close to the beach. Guests also get access to a full recreational and exercise facility. Wild bunnies provide an adorable addition to your stay, making for an especially serene coastal experience. 208 5th St. www.cannonbeachlodge.com. 800-873-2749.