Wine and More in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast-C & J Boutique

The beautiful Oregon Coast is just a short 1 hour drive from Salem, Oregon.  We love to take mini vacations to Lincoln City.  On one of our recent trips, we discovered a new place to hang out, do some wine tasting and even enjoy a bottle of wine and snacks.   Our discovery was a quaint little establishment called C & J Boutique located at 3203 SW HWY 101. C & J Boutique also has fine cigars, gourmet sauces and cheeses, and other great gifts.  There is a cigar room, and a separate room to enjoy a glass or bottle of wine with snacks.  We recommend the cheese platter and the Swiss and Onion dip to go with your wine.  The tables in the wine room even come complete with a deck of cards for some light entertainment. So, the next time you are in Lincoln City and looking for somewhere to enjoy some wine, snacks and a little break, stop in and check the Boutique...

HOW DO I LOVE THEE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY??

HOW DO I LOVE THEE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY??  Still looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the one you love? Let your SALEM OREGON REAL ESTATE AGENT give you some tips for a couple of local ideas, and a coastal one. The first one involves fine wine and chocolate.  What woman doesn’t love good Pinot Noir and chocolate?  This is the one that my husband and I will be trying this year.  So, if you decide to try it also, and are there around 11 am on Saturday, please come up and say hi!!  We would love to meet you!! This wonderful Valentine’s Weekend Event will be held at Willamette Valley Vineyards, and runs from 11 am to 6 pm on the 13th and 14th.  General admission is $5 and includes a complimentary Riedel wine glass. Upgrade to the Cellar Pass for an additional $5 for barrel tasting of the 2008 Quinta Reserva Port Style wine with our winemakers. Wine and chocolate not your thing, or looking for something to continue on the weekend?  How about the Valentine’s Day special going on at Prudence Uncorked?  This year they have two options to make your sweetheart happy.  The first one, She’ll Love You Forever, includes a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride and a four-course dinner including a bottle of wine for $150.  The second option, She’ll Love You For Quite Some Time, skips the ride and goes straight to the four-course dinner and bottle of wine for $100.  Reservations for either option can be made by calling 503-362-0888. Of course, there is always our old stand-by.  Heading to Lincoln City, Oregon...

My Great Weekend Escape Can Be Yours Too!! The Oregon Coast-Lincoln City

The Salem Oregon Real Estate Market has really been hopping lately. As a matter of fact, I had not taken a day off since the beginning of May. So, we finally decided to make a great escape for my birthday somewhere close by. We decided on Lincoln City as that is one of our favorite places to escape. We stayed at a wonderful little resort property that is one of four establishments owned by the same company. We stayed at Nantucket Inn for $99/night. The great thing about this little inn is that there are only 5 rooms, and you only have 11 steps down to the beach. The rooms have gas fireplaces and jetted tubs. We stayed in the top room-the Penthouse Suite. The ocean view is great! If your planning a trip to the coast be sure to check out the four properties that On The Beachfront owns. We also highly recommend the Starfish Manor. We originally starting off staying at this property years ago. They have wonderful rooms with gas fireplaces and jetted tubs in front of the window overlooking the ocean. They also have a couple of 2 bedroom suites that have full kitchens, fireplaces, jetted tubs and a hot tub on the deck. Beach access is not direct from this particular hotel though. Taking the family with? That’s okay, then The Beach House is for you. Stay tuned for our Great Weekend Escapes favorite places to eat!! Have questions?? Please feel free to contact...