Coastal Events Newport Seafood and Wine Festival this weekend! Newport’s biggest party roars into town this weekend. For the 32nd time, the finest wines and seafood in the Pacific Northwest will be on display at the South Beach Marina Event Center. Over 100 booths will feature the bounty of seafood, grapes, cheeses and other local fresh Northwest fare. The event attracted 24,000 people in […]
Living on the Coast Moving From California to Oregon: What I’ve learned Once upon a time…..I was the “Not-From-Around-Here” Girl: flashy car, acrylic nails, Sun-In hair and 20 pairs of high heeled sandals.  I drove up here on a whim, fell in love with the coast, gave my notice at my job and started house hunting.  That was 15 years ago.  Since then I have learned a […]
Oregon Coast Real Estate Newport Oregon Open House, Saturday, Feb 20 Get Directions:  919 NW Spring Street, Newport MLS Number: 10-450 Open 1 – 3 pm
Living on the Coast The Ona Beach Wonderland – Joy on the Oregon Coast There is a beach that many consider the most beautiful on the Central Oregon Coast. It is Ona Beach and is located about 10 miles south of Newport. Yet another in a string of beautiful public parks, Ona beach has some surprises for the first time visitor. The parking area is located just off highway […]
Living on the Coast Yachats 804 Trail Adventure There is a trail in Yachats, Oregon that was deeded to the citizens after a lengthy court proceeding. It is an old ‘road’ from the late 1800’s and is the most pleasant and famous stroll in southern Lincoln County. Today it is no more than a dirt trail that hugs the Pacific coast only a few […]
Coastal Events Newport Oregon Real Estate: Holiday Season Open Houses Sunday, December 27th, 11am – 4pm Details and directions: Regatta Condos at Yaquina Bay
Oregon Coast Real Estate South Beach Real Estate: Open Houses December 19 & 20 Saturday December 19, 2009, 11am – 3pm Details:  MLS 09-1491 Directions: 52 SW 95th St, South Beach Sunday, December 20th, 11am – 4pm Details and directions: Regatta Condos at Yaquina Bay
Oregon Coast Real Estate Five reasons to hire an Oregon Coast Real Estate Pro With everything available online these days, people frequently ask, “Why should we hire a real estate agent?” They are curious if they couldn’t buy or sell a home through the web without a licensed broker. While some non-brokered transactions work out, many don’t. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider hiring a professional real […]
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Living on the Coast Cascade Head Offers a Rare Oregon Wonderland Thanks to the Nature Conservancy a special place known as  Cascade Head  is forever protected from development. Heading north through Lincoln County, Oregon, a driver will see a small sign on Highway 101 simply stating ‘Three Rocks Road’. A left turn at this sign opens into an artist’s community and a trail to the top […]
Living on the Coast A Peaceful Bird Sanctuary The Siletz Bay is a shallow-water oasis of birdwatching located just south of Lincoln City, Oregon. If you drive past the new oceanfront and bayfront condos at the southern boundry of Lincoln City you will find hundreds of square miles of a kayaker’s and birdwatcher’s garden of delights. This federally designated area contains shoreline, flood […]
Living on the Coast Share the Warmth on the Oregon Coast From now until December 18th both Windermere offices in Seal Rock and Newport are collection points for warm winter clothing such as coats, hats, mittens, gloves and blankets. These are gathered up weekly and taken to local distribution points where they are shared with those less fortunate in our community. Items need not be new, […]
Coastal Events Nye Beach is Funky No More Good golly, what’s going on in the historic Nye Beach district of Newport, Oregon? The upgrades continue in Nye Beach as the art galleries and artists compete for space with the ocean front condos. In an area remembered better for turn of the century summer cottages and colorful rapscallions, ocean view homes are rendering the […]
Coastal Events Yaquina Lighthouse Beacon Beckons It’s true… They’ve opened the lighthouse to the public! One mile north of Newport,  the Yaquina Head Lighthouse has been a beacon to shipping since 1873.  It is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon and now has been opened by the park service. Costumed employees invite visitors to climb the spiraling  staircase all the way to the […]
Living on the Coast Surefire tidepool fun for the kids How do you occupy the 10-and-under set when you step out of your Oregon Coast home?  One word: Tidepools! Just steps from any Oregon beach property is a magical underwater world that acts like a magnet on all kids. The multicolored starfish, sea anemones, and hermit crabs are an all-natural kaleidoscope magnified in the clear […]
Living on the Coast Secrets of Cape Perpetua on the Oregon Coast Local Oregon Coast homeowners know that beautiful Cape Perpetua was named by  the explorer Captain Cook in 1778. Tourists will easily find the many trails leading to the top and the spectacular views north towards Yachats and south toward Florence. There is even an old WWII stone lookout station at the top of the cape. […]
Coastal Events Oregon coast storm inspires surfing inside Yaquina Bay When the big storms hit the Oregon Coast, surfers grab their boards and head to the Newport jetty. It is an open secret that the wintertime waves produce a once-a-year chance to surf inside the bay People drinking coffee in their condos  can watch surfers in the protected bay ride the waves directly under the […]
Oregon Coast Real Estate Oregon Coast Open Houses: Sunday November 15th We hope you’ll come explore this coming weekend’s Open Houses hosted by brokers of Windermere West Coast Properties: Sunday November 15th 425 SE Scenic Loop  – Newport – 11 am to 1 pm: Regatta Condos at Yaquina Bay– 11 am to 4 pm:
Living on the Coast Beachcombing the Oregon Coast Stepping out of your Oregon Coast home can put you in another world. The beaches are all but deserted in the winter and the occasional Pacific storm can offer you some real treasures. The Newport stretch of beaches are certainly famous for the agates that locals have been collecting for a hundred years. But there […]
Tips Staging your Oregon Coast Home for Sale Staging your house is an important part of preparing to put your house on the market; it makes your house look bigger and brighter. It is about depersonalizing & decluttering your home so that buyers can visualize themselves living there. What we recommend: Clean— Your home needs to sparkle! Give it a deep cleaning (perhaps […]
Living on the Coast Newport Oregon Farmer’s Market: Harvest Time Unfortunately, summer is fading and the farmer’s market will only be open until October 31st. This photo of the Gathering Together Farm‘s stand at the market highlights the bounty of the Fall harvest. Their organic farm over in Philomath serves farmer’s markets throughout the western part of the state. They also offer shopping right at […]