Lincoln City is really a culmination of six adjoining towns. It is a popular spot because of its proximity to Salem...and, I would guess: Tigard, Tualatin, McMinnville, Newberg, Beaverton and Portland, Oregon.
We stayed at the Shearwater Inn. It's is reasonably priced, well maintained and, they take puppy dogs...remember: "Dogs Rule!"
The hotel is right on the world shortest river (first photo)...the "D River". When I say it is short, it is "short"!
Among other things, the Shearwater brings a very nice and quality continental breakfast to your room, free of charge, plus, there is a free wine bar, hor dourves served in the evening for an hour. How cool is all of that?
Off to the right of D River is "Kylos's". We had lunch there one day. It's okay, but way overpriced...right on the beach...everything is a la carte...highlight it for the unsuspecting tourist.
Other than the Shearwater, we ate at three places in Lincoln City...the "60's Cafe" located in the "Lighthouse Square" in the north part of town, the "Dory Cove" and the "Deli 101" (will talk about this place in a later post).
The 60's Cafe is just that, a throwback to the sixties...Hey, old fashioned creamy and thick milkshakes. Great hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and a well decorated, nostalgic atmosphere.
But, if you are looking for the best seafood in town, try the Dory Cove (link). It's kind of a hard place to find if your aren't familiar with the town and, getting in and out of the parking lot sucks but, the clam chowder is to die for...and, did I say it was "thick and creamy"!
We ordered the large bowl. OK! There is the cup, the bowl and then there is the "Large Bowl"! The latter is for "real boys and girls".
Some of the photo here were converted to High Dynamic Range or HDR Photography. Enjoy!