6945
Lincoln City
Coastal Catch: A Culinary Adventure Along Oregon's Beautiful Coast
Discover why Oregon is known for its locally sourced farm-fresh cuisine as you enjoy cooking demonstrations, visit the Rogues Ales brewery and learn the art of pairing food and wine.
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Program No. 6945RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Lincoln City, OR
D
Inn at Spanish Head

Dinner: Dine in the hotel restaurant high above the waves.

DAY
2
Cooking Demonstration, Geology Lesson, Beach Walk
Lincoln City, OR
B,L,D
Inn at Spanish Head

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel restaurant.

Morning: Geology lecture followed by a naturalist-lead beach walk in front of the hotel.

Lunch: Lunch is served in the hotel restaurant.

Afternoon: Engaging cooking demonstration with a hotel sous chef. Sample seafood delicacies and desserts. Then, a field trip to discover the ecology of the northwest rainforests and lakes.

Dinner: Dine high above the waves in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Natural History of the Oregon Coast slide show

DAY
3
Commercial Fisheries & Dungeness Crab, AlbacoreTuna & Salmon
Lincoln City, OR
B,L,D
Inn at Spanish Head

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Presentation by Tuna & Salmon Commissioner, samples included! Then, lecture on Commercial Fisheries by former fisherman. Also, everyone gets a chance to crack crab!! Our great Northwest Dungeness crab!

Lunch: Lunch at the Fathoms , the hotel restaurant on the tenth floor with spectacular ocean views.

Afternoon: Some free time before discovering Oregon's growing wine industry. Taste for yourself what all of the fuss is about.

Dinner: Dine high above the waves in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Evening Lecture to be determined.

DAY
4
Lincoln City Culinary Center, Estuary Walk, Free Time
Lincoln City, OR
B,L,D
Inn at Spanish Head

Activity note: Estuary walk of less than one mile on gravel road.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Video and discussion: Oregon Estuaries. Then we will head to Culinary Center for presentation.

Lunch: Lunch and cooking lesson at the Lincoln City Culinary Center. Sample Oregon wine as you witness a feast created before your eyes.

Afternoon: Visit a wilderness estuary and learn about the habitat that fosters much of the coast's life. A short walk amongst massive Sitka Spruce trees will soothe you.

Dinner: Dine high above the waves in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Free evening

DAY
5
Marine Discovery Boat Tour; the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Lincoln City, OR
B,L,D
Inn at Spanish Head

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: We'll travel 25 miles to the coastal town of Newport where we will visit the spectacular Oregon Coast Aquarium and learn about the coast's amazing creatures.

Lunch: Buffet lunch in a Newport restaurant.

Afternoon: Yaquina Head Lighthouse is the coast's tallest, and the headland surrounding it is home to countless seabirds, sea lions and seals. This outstanding natural area is one of the most pristine on the west coast. After our visit to the lighthouse, we will take a 2-hour tour of the Yaquina Bay on the educational vessel the Marine Discovery.

Dinner: A huge seafood buffet dinner is served in the Fathoms Restaurant. Salmon, halibut, squid, shellfish, crab plus salads and breads and great desserts!

Evening: Wrap up your time on the coast with your fellow travelers.

DAY
6
Program Concludes
Lincoln City, OR
B

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Individual departures after breakfast. Check out time is noon. Have a safe voyage home!






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