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

Monday, February 8th, 2010

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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.

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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!!21187883_thm

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.

33043521_thmWine 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.

33369859_thmOf course, there is always our old stand-by.  Heading to Lincoln City, Oregon for a couple of days to enjoy the coast. Check out these great escape ideas Part 1 and Part 2.

What are your plans this Valentine’s Day?

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GREAT ESCAPES PART 2-OREGON COAST-LINCOLN CITY….GREAT EATS ON YOUR ESCAPE!!

Monday, August 17th, 2009

GREAT ESCAPES PART 2-OREGON COAST-LINCOLN CITY….GREAT EATS ON YOUR ESCAPE!!

Okay, now that you have finally done it AND MADE YOUR GREAT ESCAPE…..WHAT NEXT??? Where are you going to find the best food and best deals??

FATHOMS inside of the Inn at Spanish Head has fantastic happy hour specials. Appetizers range from $1.99 to $3.99. Our favorites?? Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip and Chicken Satay.

The Grey Coast and Keylime Martinis are yummy also!!

For dinner we head to Pier 101 which is the place with the huge crab painted on the side. They have THE BEST deep fried halibut and prawns. The batter is like none other. The Pier has many options for fresh seafood and steak. At first, the prices may seem a bit pricey until you see the portion sizes. The halibut chunks are a great appetizer to start out with. You’ll want malt vinegar, tartar sauce and cocktail sauce for these. The Seafood Platter is a great choice for dinner that gives you a little bit of everything-steamers in a beef/garlic broth, baked halibut, deep fried prawns, cod and scallops, and baked oysters. (I always sub the oysters out for prawns). All of this is served with Pier Plank Potatoes (awesome with malt vinegar and tartar sauce) and bread.

If you have a prime rib lover in the group, then Friday and Saturday night is the time to visit the Pier.

Other great places to eat for Breakfast is Richen’s on the Beach. Again, the menu is a little pricey, at about $10 a breakfast, but the portions are large enough to last you all day until dinner. While you are there, be sure to try one a Bloody Mary. The homemade mix is wonderful!!

See you at the Oregon Coast!!

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My Great Weekend Escape Can Be Yours Too!!

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

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 me!!

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