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More Than Just the Awesome Beach Near Beach Condo Rentals

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When you come to the Oregon coast, the seven miles of sandy beaches aren’t the only reason to book beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has one of the best strands of sandy beach on the west coast. But that long beach on the Pacific is joined by other awesome aquatic opportunities to the north, south, and east. So when you book vacation house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon, you’ll have lots of watery options.

To the south is Siletz Bay. A short drive from plenty of excellent beach condo rentals, Siletz Bay takes in the fresh water coming down the Siletz River. It is separated from the wide open Pacific by a narrow spit, and it is teeming with wildlife. Visitor have many opportunities to see shore birds, wading birds, perhaps some salmon, and many other forms of wildlife. Guided kayak tours of Siletz Bay bring the adventurer even closer to much that is inaccessible overland. 

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Siletz Bay is also great for clamming and fishing, according to all ordinances that help conserve the delicate ecosystem. But the rangers at the Siletz Bay National Widlife Refuge stand ready and willing to answer your questions and get you pointed in the right direction. The first step, of course, is getting there. Which means staying at beach house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Another great place for kayaking, watching wildlife, and other aquatic activities is Devil’s Lake. Devil’s Lake is to the east of Lincoln City, Oregon, and it empties into the Pacific through the very short D River. Like Siletz Bay, it is teeming with life and full of opportunities for freshwater fun. Kayaking, paddling, fishing, and other boating activities are very popular at Devil’s Lake. Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area has great trails for hiking and biking, and some of the trails lead to places where you can get a great view of the Lake and the Ocean — perhaps even to see some whales! 

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The third great place to kayak and experience aquatic fun that isn’t affected by ocean winds and waves is the Salmon River Estuary. This one is to the north, but still fairly near most Lincoln City, Oregon lodging. The Salmon River is a narrow channel for most of its run, but it widens considerably for a stretch before narrowing again to empty into the Pacific. This forms almost a lake, but it has all of the benefits of being a freshwater river flowing by. Fishing, boating, and hiking around the estuary will bring some unforgettable memories. 

Of course, the Pacific Ocean has its many opportunities to offer. Learn to surf. Watch for whales. Find shells or glass floats. Or just walk along the seven miles of sandy beach. Find your favorite thing to do, and find it close to Oregon beach rentals!

There are lots of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, including aquatic activities that do not involve the ocean! So take the first step: book Oregon coast vacation rentals and come stay near Lincoln City, Oregon!

Accessibility to Beaches and Things to Do in Lincoln City

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You have another great reason to book a beach rental in Lincoln City, Oregon: Accessibility to the beaches.

If you have accessibility concerns when you go to the beach, you have even more reason to plan for a beach vacation rental and things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. Beginning this year, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 450 feet of “mobi mat” will facilitate access to the beach! Those who stay in vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon have access to the seven miles of beaches along the nearby coast.

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Originally developed to aid those confined to wheel chairs, mobi mats also aid those who have difficulty walking in sand, and those who use walking aids like crutches or walkers. 

Mobi mats are made entirely of recycled material, aiding sustainability and our efforts to be environmentally conscious. They are made of polyester, and are thus resistant to damage from sea water. They are six and a half feet wide, and they ride over the sand, supporting the person walking or rolling along from sinking into the sand and possibly stumbling.

So if you or a loved one staying with you in one of the beach vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon have mobility issues, the beach is now more accessible than ever!

Of course, one need not have mobility challenges to take advantage of the mobi mats. Everyone is invited to use them to get way out onto the beach, closer to the water. The mats go out pretty far from the end of the boardwalk or parking lot, and then a second strip goes left and right a little ways from the end of it to help beach goers spread out a bit.

And the beaches are a big reason to come and stay in one of the great beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon. Sea shells, beautiful stones and rocks, the breeze, the calming sound of the surf, the beautiful sunsets, the glass floats, plus kites darting too and fro — all are ready to welcome you. 

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And all are more accessible between Memorial Day and Labor Day thanks to the mobi mats on the beaches by Lincoln City, Oregon.

Of course, this is just the latest effort to provide a fully accessible vacation experience for those who book lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon. Public displays, public parks, the community center, and most businesses and restaurants in the area, also make a point of being accessible. 

Book your stay at Oregon coast beach vacation rentals today by calling 1-503-232-5984.

Kite Festival Returns! Book Your Oregon Coast Beach Vacation House!

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It’s back! After a two-year hiatus, the Kite Festival returns, and you need to book your beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon has lots of great beach home rentals

But if you don’t book a beach condo near Lincoln City, Oregon soon, you’ll be forced to stay a lot further away.

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And you don’t want to stay too far away from the things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon around the Kite Festival.

The Kite Festival has been one of the premiere events of the Oregon coast for many years. The pandemic forced it to be canceled the past two years for health and safety reasons. But this year, with reasonable precautions still in place, the Kite Festival is back! 

What is the Kite Festival? Well, it is two days of fantastic kite displays and brilliant kite flying technique. Demonstrations and kite building activities will delight kids of all ages! 

On June 25 and 26 of this year, thousands of kite enthusiasts will come out to fly their kites and enjoy the display. Amateurs, newbies, professionals, and seasoned veterans will all come out. Kites of all shapes and sizes and colors will dazzle the eyes and lift the spirit to soar with them.

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The event takes place at the D River State Recreation Site. The site has plenty of parking for the thousands of visitors, and is easily accessible from many great Oregon coast vacation rentals. 

In fact, if you didn’t know, Lincoln City, Oregon is known as the kite capital of the world! The wind conditions and large expanse of beach provide excellent conditions for kite flying. Combine that with some truly lovely scenery, the always pleasing Pacific Ocean, and the raft of other things happening in Lincoln City, Oregon, and you have the perfect mix. The kite festival in Lincoln City, Oregon remains a lifetime experience not to be missed. 

Book your Oregon beach rentals near Lincoln City today to make sure you don’t miss out on this summer’s installment of the Kite Festival!

Spring Means A Return to the Beach

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Winter is past, spring is here, summer is on the way. Don’t wait: book your vacation at a beach house rental. Lincoln City, Oregon waits for you with lots to do, and very pleasant weather to do it.

Now, winters in the Pacific Northwest aren’t exactly cold and snowy. The moderate, consistent weather really is one of the great things about this part of the country. Whenever you book beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon you’ll be guaranteed pleasant weather for a relaxing stay.

And when you’re staying in oceanfront property in Oregon you’ll have plenty to do right outside the front door of your your beach vacation rental.

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The seven miles of soft sandy beaches at Lincoln City, Oregon, are among the best on the Oregon coast. Early morning walks, tidepooling at low tide, seeking treasures washed up by the sea, and even crabbing or clamming in Siletz Bay, provide days of relaxation and fun for the whole family.

Many who stay in Oregon beach house rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon enjoy tidepooling. This is the fun exploration of little pools left behind in basins of rock that gets exposed when the tide is out. These little microcosms of the life of the ocean provide a fascinating glimpse of the life that lives in the ocean. Starfish, anemones, sea urchins, and darting little fish fascinate and delight kids — no matter their age.

Siletz Bay, a short drive from the many beach home rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon, offers ample opportunities for crabbing and clamming — though both are subject to regulations, so be sure to check that out so you don’t run afoul of the law while catching your dinner!

The seven miles of beach also offer a wonderful place to just go for a stroll. Most of the historic districts that make up Lincoln City, Oregon can be access from the beach. So if you’re in no hurry — and if you’re staying in a beach vacation rental, why be in a hurry? — you can take in the sunrise or sunset, or just enjoy the breeze and pleasant weather, while walking to your next destination. 

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Another favorite pastime in Lincoln City, Oregon is kite flying. The sky fills with the colorful and interesting flyers, carried on the consistent and predictable breezes. The annual Kite Festival returns this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. But you don’t need a festival to fly a kite when staying at lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon. Whether you bring your own, or buy one from a local shop, you’ll be shocked at how fast time will fly by as you’re having the time of your life flying a kite. 

And as the night comes along, you can end the day with a bonfire on the beach. Some s’mores, hot dogs, maybe a few beverages help to round out a day full of adventure before you return for a nice sleep at your vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Book you stay and find all of the great things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, today.

Spring Brings Things to Do on the Oregon Coast

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Spring is back in the air in the Pacific Northwest. That means prime vacation time for a great beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon lodging boasts many of these.

Whether you’re looking for beach condo rentals or beach home rentals, you’ll find a property to suit your needs. And there are loads of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon as spring sets in. All of them are within an easy drive of great beach rentals.

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If you’re looking to get down and stroll along the beach, make it a special search and find mission! Local glass artisans make special glass floats which they then hide all along our seven miles of beach year round. The year-round event is called “Finders Keepers,” because that’s exactly how it goes: if you find a treasure, it’s yours to keep! More floats, and special ones, are produced and hidden near special occasions and holidays. So get out and find your special, one-of-a-kind souvenir! 

If you’re staying at an Oregon coast beach vacation rental, this may mean just walking out your door and right down to the sand — you may even spy the artisans hiding their treasures!

Also all along the beach, and all year round, is an exciting and interesting beach combing experience. The Pacific Ocean is very generous, and it is known for sharing its own treasures. The trained eye can find natural treasures like gem stones, agates, petrified wood, jasper, and other coastal jewels. 

So when you book Oregon coast vacation rentals, bring along your sharp eye and your beach walking shoes. You never know what unique treasures you’ll go home with.

Whale Off the Oregon Coast

But wonderful sights can be found if you raise your eyes also. If you head to one of the great vantage points along the coast you’ll be able to look out for the thousands of grey whales passing by.

In the fall these majestic creatures migrate south to Mexico to breed, and then come spring they are migrating north again to Alaska. Oregon coast vacation rentals give visitors the best opportunity for spotting their backs, tails, and spouts as they make their biannual trek. 

The higher you get the better view you’ll have, and a good set of binoculars could come in handy to see this special show.

Spring also is a great time to visit the Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy. This public access garden is open year round, but spring brings some of the most spectacular blooms. Stop by and let the glorious spring blooms fill your mind and their sweet smells fill your nostrils. 

You won’t believe how many varieties of rhododendron the Hansen Garden keeps. And they’re perfectly framed by azaleas, and irises. All of these love to flower in spring and into the summer. Don’t miss it!

All of this natural beauty is available when you stay nearby at Oregon beach rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon. Book your stay online or by calling 503-232-5984 soon!

Plan Your Spring Getaway with Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

Can you feel spring coming? It’s in the air. Things just start to smell different. This is especially true in the Pacific Northwest, and the perfect places to enjoy the coming of spring are Oregon coast beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has loads of them. 

Whether you stay north of town or south, whether you have a beach vacation rental on oregon beachfront property, or your vacation rental in Oregon has more of a mountain view, there are many great springtime things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Day trips include heading toward the mountains or along the coast for a hike. Plenty of the hiking trails in the area are accessible to those with disabilities or those who are just looking for a leisurely stroll for an hour or two. But there also are more rigorous hikes which can include quite a bit of change in elevation! The climb is difficult, but the views from the top are a great payoff. And then you’ll return to your Oregon coast beach vacation rentals ready for a shower and a calm night in. 

For those who still like nature but who are more in tune with city life, Lincoln City has a few outdoor park and recreation spaces right in town. The beach is always a popular place to stroll — though the water is a bit cold for swimming most of the year. And as you’re strolling you may find a treasure in the form of sea shells, or a glass ornament left over from our most recent “Finders Keepers” event.

Finders Keepers is an annual event where some of our local glass artisans craft glass balls and other items and hide them along the beach and send them out to sea. They float along and come upon shore where those who come out for the fun can claim them for their own. A unique memento of your time staying in Oregon and your beach condo rentals!

Speaking of glass blowers, those on spring vacation or spring break in Oregon can book a time with a glass blower in town to have a class in the art of glass blowing. This ancient craft produces some of the most beautiful and cherished keepsakes. The experts in town will gladly help you choose a project and colors, and help you execute your one-of-a-kind souvenir from your spring break on the Oregon coast. 

And last but certainly not least is the culinary scene and night life. Lincoln City has you covered on those scores as well. Lincoln City is happily a family-friendly town, but that doesn’t mean the restaurants all emphasize their kiddie menus, nor that the sidewalks roll up at 10 pm. From incredible seafood fresh from the Pacific, to Asian fusion combinations you never imagined, to good hearty Americana, and featuring plenty of organic, ethical, and special diet needs, the food scene in Lincoln City, and all up and down the Oregon coast, will satisfy every palate. 

Book your spring vacation or spring break vacation at Oregon beach rentals!

Catch a Film At the Bijou While Staying At Oregon Vacation Rentals

Yes, you’ll have many reasons to just stay put at your clean, comfortable beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has many great beach home rentals to choose from, and when you book through A1BeachRentals you can be sure your vacation rentals will be among the best available. 

You’ll enjoy a great location, easy access to amenities, attractions, nature, shopping, and other things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. Your lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon will have its own draw, with well-appointed accommodations, and, depending on which one you choose, a great view of the ocean or the mountains.

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Many Oregon vacation homes even have great audio-video setups with great entertainment systems where you can watch a film in the comfort and privacy of your own space.

Sometimes You Just Want to Go Out

But even with all that comfort and convenience, sometimes you still just want to go out and catch a flick in a quirky, beloved historic theater. 

Lincoln City can accommodate that, too.

Built in 1937 and originally called “Lakeside Theater,” the Bijou Theater originally help 270 people. Situated right on the main drag of 101 in Lincoln City, the Bijou screens film festivals and art films, plus the occasional big ticket show. 

“Bijou,” French for “jewel,” is a fitting name for this gem of a theater. Built as the Great Depression was still going and before World War II had started in Europe, the Bijou showed some of the great films of the Golden Era of Hollywood. Stars like Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Stewart, and so, so many others graced this space with their great performances. 

Several Owners Made Various Changes

The Bijou went through several owners, and more than one facelift, but the current owners have put in a good amount of work to restore many of the original art deco interior design elements, as well as expanding its seating capacity. 

Concessions at the Bijou also are something different. To be sure, they have all your favorite movie house favorites — buttery popcorn, Milk Duds, Sno Caps, and all those classic candies, plus fountain drinks galore. But you can also order an Oregon craft brew beer, and something more substantial to eat, delivered straight from a nearby restaurant. This is a movie-lovers happy place.

The Bijou is presently — March of 2022 — still operating under COVID protocol, with reduced capacity, social distancing requirements, and regular cleanings, but the days are fast approaching when we will once again be able to share the cultural experience of a packed movie theater, with a tense or emotional scene drawing us all into the action flickering on the screen. 

An Opportunity Not To Be Missed

Don’t miss the opportunity to see a great film in a great venue when you stay at any of the many great beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon. 

Book your stay today, online or by calling 503-232-5984!

Delicious, Easy-to-Cook Meals Delivered to your Oregon Beach Rental

Fresh, delicious meals makes such a huge difference while staying at Oregon Home Rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon boasts a good number of great restaurants. Those staying at Lincoln City, Oregon lodging will certainly have their choice of excellent restaurants. 

But sometimes guests just want to stay at their cozy, comfortable, clean beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon and cook a delicious meal on their own.

Enjoy a Full Kitchen

Most Oregon beach house rentals will have full kitchens with everything needed to prepare a simple meal. And when the food is delivered by a meal delivery service, nearly all of the ingredients come right to you — no need for a major trip to the grocery store!

Meal delivery services have really become more eclectic and sophisticated in recent years. Some offer more high-end meals that could require slightly more cooking expertise and more pots and kitchen tools. Some cater to specialized diets, whether vegetarian or vegan, gluten free, or other. Most have options, so the customer can find the cuisine that suits their needs and treats their taste buds. 

Likewise, there is a range of prices, from about $5 per meal, to more than $10 per meal.

Shipped Right to your Vacation Beach Rental Door

And when you put in your order, they will ship to whatever destination you tell them — even Oregon vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon travelers will enjoy this convenience, especially those flying in from far away. They’d rather just enjoy their time at their Oregon coast beach rentals, without the hassle of finding a grocery store. Also, with a meal delivery service, just the food needed to cook the meal comes to your Oregon coast vacation rentals. No need to buy a whole head of broccoli, or a whole bag of potatoes, carrots, onions, or similar, when you just need a couple. 

Meal Recipe Delivery Services

Some meal delivery services to consider include Every Plate, Blue Apron, Thistle, and Hello Fresh.

Every Plate delivers a box weekly with nearly all the ingredients you will need to make delicious, simple meals. All you’ll need to provide will be eggs, salt, pepper, oil, butter, and a few condiments here and there. But the meals are simple, incredibly delicious, and, starting at just $5 per meal, very affordable. Every Plate offers a number of options to choose from every week, and they can accommodate special dietary needs.

Blue Apron Was The First

Another that delivers food which you need to cook is Blue Apron. Blue Apron really developed the recipe delivery market a number of years ago, and they remain one of the best. Blue Apron is similar to Every Plate, but they take a slightly more sophisticated approach. This means the meals can be more adventurous and complex, and, yes, a bit more expensive. Meals begin at $9 each with Blue Apron. 

A third recipe delivery service to consider is Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is very similar to Every Plate, with many options, and low cost.

Meals Fully Prepared and Cooked

We have one more option to recommend: Thistle. For those who do not want to cook, and don’t just want typical takeout, Thistle will deliver meals fully prepared and ready to eat right to the door of your beach rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon. Naturally this means they’ll be a bit more expensive than the previous ones we mentioned, but not having to cook just might be worth it!

Whichever way you go, you will have great food to enhance the experience of staying at your oceanfront property in Oregon. Book your stay, and order your meals today!

Romantic Things To Do Near Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

The Oregon Coast is a romantic destination all by itself. All you need to do for a romantic trip is book an Oregon beach home rental. Lincoln City, Oregon ups the ante, however. 

Couples looking for a bit of romance and unforgettable experiences could hardly do better than staying in Lincoln City, Oregon lodging. Not only are there many, many vacation rentals in Lincoln City to choose from, but Lincoln City offers a large number of things for couples to do to make their stay even more remarkable and memorable.

Romantic Settings In the Outdoors

During warmer weather, the natural beauty of the Oregon coast draws you out of your cozy and comfortable beach condo rentals. Couples can spend a leisurely time on any of the many footpaths that wind their way through the nature preserves and state parks. Or, if a playful stroll isn’t your speed, just sitting on a high lookout point offers breathtaking vistas of the wild and wonderful Pacific Ocean. Maybe even a whale will put on a show to make the trip extra special!

But for those seeking indoor romantic recreations nearby their beach home rentals, here are some romantic things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. 

Unique Glass Mementos

One popular option is the Lincoln City Glass Center. The Lincoln City Glass Center offers a wide selection of lovely handmade glass items. The colors are vibrant, and the patterns attractive. One of their lines pre-made products is a series of hearts — what’s more appropriate for a romantic gift than a lovely heart? And with the imaginations at the Lincoln City Glass Center, you’ll be able to find a heart as unique and interesting as your true love.

Another option at the Lincoln City Glass Center is to make your own glass creation. By appointment, you and your significant other can have a truly special experience, creating your own glass creation that bespeaks your love. 

Once you’ve satisfied your glass itch, you and your love can saunter on over to Mossy Creek Pottery. Their eclectic selection of handmade pottery items ranges from more traditional items and decoration styles to truly modern and exotic. You’ll be sure to find a piece — or a set — that will be treasured for years. And as with all good pottery, it will be as useful as it is beautiful all its life long.

Take In a Memorable Show

And after you’ve found those one-of-a-kind items that will always remind you of your love, you can take in a live performance at Theater West in Lincoln City. Not too far from your Oregon vacation beach rentals, Theater West has been delighting audiences since 1975, and if you come while a show is running you’ll be sure to see why. 

We hope these suggestions help, but no matter what your ideas of romantic excursions might be, Lincoln City, Oregon will have something for you. So book your stay at an Oregon beach vacation rental to start your romantic getaway!

Sometimes You Just Want Takeout at your Beach Vacation Rentals

We get it: there are times when you’re on vacation when you don’t want to go out to dinner, no matter how good the restaurants are. The weather may not be pleasant, or you may just want to spend more time with family and friends (or alone!) at your beach home rentals! Lincoln City, Oregon has you covered on that score, as well.

We’ve written about the great dining options near Oregon vacation rentals — Lincoln City, Oregon has its fair share of them. But what about great takeout options? Great restaurants don’t always mean great takeout options.

Well if you’re staying at beach vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon, you’re in luck. 

We’d like to share with you some of the great takeout options nearby when you’re staying at Oregon beach rentals.

The first we’ll mention is Tastebuds Bistro. Tastebuds offers a wide array of delicious breakfast options. For lunch and dinner they have an array burgers and enormous sandwiches, as well as scratch-made soups and generous salads. They’re easy to get to, and the price is right. Your tastebuds will thank you!

Another great takeout option is Best Thai. If you like Thai food, this one is Best! (Sorry, easy joke). Best Thai offers all of the great Thai food options you expect — fresh flavors, hearty curries, soups with flavors that just burst in your mouth. One reviewer called Best Thai, “Thai comfort food.” Give them a chance when you’re staying at Oregon vacation homes near Lincoln City, Oregon and you will not be disappointed! 

A third option is The Grill 1646. From Thai comfort food to all-American comfort food. Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, wings, and subs. You won’t be left hungry! And with their takeout options you can order an adult beverage for pickup, like beer or a hard seltzer. Be sure to look through the list — you might find something you’ve never had before and really like!

Our fourth great takeout option is Gallucci’s Pizzeria. This isn’t just a pizza delivery or pickup place, it is a classic pizzeria — soda served in pitchers, an arcade room, the whole nine yards. Their takeout options are even more than you’d expect from such a place: all of the great pizza pie options you’re looking for, plus appetizers, sandwiches, pasta dishes, soups, and salads! Guaranteed satisfaction for everyone in the family! And who doesn’t love when the smell of a great pizza fills the air at your beach condo rentals? 

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There are lots of other options for takeout among the things to eat and things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. So when you’re staying in one of our many beach rentals along the Oregon coast, try out some of the local cuisine. You’ll want to come back just to try another one!  Book your stay today!