Itinerary, Travel, Lodging, Restaurants and Activities
The Clark Event 2011
September 22nd - 25th, 2011
Chinook Indian Country
Long Beach, Washington


Thursday September 22, 2011 

       - Depending on the time you arrive there are many attractions that can be found on the Long Beach Peninsula within walking distance of all hotels listed. There is a link to activities listed at the bottom of this page. Some of the activities require prior reservations such as horseback riding. 

       - Dinner - There are a number of great restaurants in both Long Beach and Seaside; some are giving discounts to The Clark Event 2011 participants (see below for links) 

      7:00 -  Boardwalk Tour and bonfire.

Friday September 23, 2011

     10:00 Gather at the Adrift Hotel parking lot to board buses for the tour.
     10:30 Buses leave 

Tour of the Chinook Tribal Lands and Lewis & Clark Historic Sites
         Tour Guides for this amazing tour:

Jim Sayce, Liaison, Lewis and Clark National Park & Washington
                                State Historical Society,

Peyton 'Bud' Clark who portrayed Capt Wm. Clark throughout the 
                                        entire Lewis & Clark Bicentennial 2003-2006. 
              Ray Gardner,
Tribal Chairman for the Chinook Indian Nation

                       Reception to follow tour at The Depot Restaurant

Saturday September 24, 2011

       10:30 Meet at the Adrift Hotel parking 

       11:00 Leave for Fort Columbia

       Canoe Reparation Ceremony - Fort Columbia

       Canoe Naming Ceremony 
       Maiden Voyage

       Explore Fort Columbia with Kate Elliott and Charlie Funk of the Chinook 
              Indian Nation

       Traditional Chinook Feast and Gifting at Chinook Ceremonial Grounds - Fort Columbia

Sunday September 25, 2011

           - Clark Breakfast 

Planes, trains and automobiles
  Planes - Fly into Portland, Or. most economical to get to Long Beach  
   Airport Transportation - We will have transportation avbailable to and from Long Beach via motor coach for a nominal fee. As transportation for events is provided and most amenities are within walking distance from all hotels, this alleviates the need to rent a vehicle for the weekend.
            Trains -  Arrive in Portland, Or.  
       Automobiles - Check mapquest - your destination is Long beach, Wa.

                                                             Preferred Lodging

The Adrift Hotel - This newly & sustainably remodeled hotel right on the coast offers many rooms wonderful views of the ocean The Adrift offers single rooms as well as suites and family style rooms. The Adrift Hotel has offered The Clark Event participants 25% off room rates for all three nights; Rooms for the three night stay - $188.00 -
The events for both days will meet in The Adrift parking lot. 

The Inn at Discovery Coast - The first of the three hotles, has beautiful sustainable decorated rooms and many ammenities. These wonderful accomodations are especially priced for The Clark Event 2011; $315.00 - $465.00 package for the three nights. Extended stays will have rooms at a 25% discount.

Akari Bungalows - Charming bungalows from the 1930's. The third sister lodging of the Inn at Discovery Coast. They can sleep 2 - 6 people so they are great for a family. Package rates for the event range from $325 - $440. Extended stays will also have a 25% discount.

For any questions or to make reservations at any of these locations please contact:
Mollie Christianson - Guest Relations Manager - 
Mollie's direct line is 541-231-9946 to personally assist you with your lodging needs.

The Shelburne InnAn historic hotel in continuous operation since 1896 opening as a retreat for visitors from Portland, Or.
The Shelburne Inn is beautifully decorated and has a restaurant & pub available for lunch and dinner with many other amenities. Three night package costs for The Clark Event 2011 vary from $ 345.00 - $425.00, the suite $480.00. They are offering extended stay discounts for those who choose to stay longer or arrive earlier.
Contact Laurie for your reservation. 360-642-2442

Boardwalk Cottages - Beautiful cottages for families requiring a bit more room for the kids. Discounted room rates vary for the three nights depending on the cottage size. Rates for 3 night packages vary from $257.00 - $450.00. To figure rate add winter rate X3 + $10 for each (X2 = $20) weekend nights and add $5 per person, over 2 people, for each night. Contact 800-569-3804 or

Please visit all hotel websites to see which accomodations fit your specific needs. Please be sure to mention "The Clark Event 2011" or use Promo Code: Clark2011

                     Preferred Dining for The Clark Event 2011

Several restaurants have offered a 10% discount on dining to The Clark Event 2011 participants
. You must have a confirmed reservation by August 1st (my suggestion, make your dining reservations when you book your hotel - others will)  as seating in all of the participating restaurants is somewhat limited. Walk-ins to The Depot, The Shelburne or 42nd Street will not recieve the discount. When calling for your reservation, mention The Clark Event 2011 so that a notation can be made.
All restaurants in my selection are locally owned!
Suggested reservation times are:
after 6:30 on Thursday'after the Boardwalk tour
after 7:15 on Friday the buses will arrive back to the Adrift about 6:45

                               Participating Restaurants

The Depot Restaurant - Most award winning restaurant on the coast, a must visit... 

42nd Street Cafe   - A great all around place to eat: great food, great drinks and great
                         people!! 10%

The Shelburne Inn Restaurant & Pub - In the historic Inn of 1896, a masterful mix of 
                        eclectic delights offering both old world dining or the more relaxed 
                        Pub - 10%

The Lost Roo - Delicious family style coastal eatery ready for a group to be sure!

Lightship Restaurant & Columbia Bar - Neighbor to The Adrift Hotel serving breakfast, 
                        lunch and dinner.

Crab Pot - Home of the " whole crab dinner" since 1940. Special Fettuccini Fridays
              and saute Saturdays. No website -

Hungry Harbor Grille - Welcome to you local coastal burger joint... outside dining on
                            nice days -

A Map of the Preferred Hotels and Restaurants

 Activities in Long Beach

I was delighted to discover the multitude of interesting acivities in Long Beach. Below is a list of activites (click on the link and it will take you to information on that activity). If you are bringing your children, which I strongly suggest,you may decide to extend your stay by a day or two for fun filled days of activities and memories on the beautiful Long Beach Peninsula.

Top-25 Activities on the Long Beach Peninsula

  1. Drive on the beach
  2. Ride a horse on the beach
  3. Discover a museum
  4. Fish on!
  5. Dig for Razor Clams
  6. Drop a Dungeness Crab pot
  7. Bring your dog
  8. Explore inexpensively
  9. Hunt birds …with binoculars
  10. Play a round of golf
  11. Visit Ilwaco
  12. Get wise to shipwrecks
  13. Locate the “Railroad that Ran with the Tides”
  14. Brave a storm
  15. Take a hike
  16. Espy Oysterville–by foot or auto
  17. Stroll historic Seaview
  18. Sight Centennial Murals
  19. Meander Ocean Park
  20. Dip a paddle in pristine water
  21. Take a picnic
  22. Watch a whale spout
  23. Play safely on the beach
  24. Celebrate a special event
  25. Get pampered
  26. Tour by Boat or Kayak
  27. Be Your Own Tour Guide

Did you Click on the links to see all of the exciting things to do and the many reasons to arrive early or stay a day later?















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