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Manzanita Tornado Relief and Oregon Cash Mob!

Manzanita Beach Cash Mob Update!

The lucky prize winners are:

  • $15 gift certificate from Marzano's Pizza - Susan Walsh

  • One large pie from Sisters & Pete's Coffee & Treats - Lauren Niemen

  • $25 gift certificate from Manzanita Grocery & Deli - Michael Lehner

  • $25 gift certificate from Sandune Pub - Julie Ferguson

  • $25 gift certificate from Manzanita Fresh Foods - Carol Christensen

  • $50 gift certificate from Longevity - Seth Ziemecki

  • Five hours of cleaning from Sunset Vacation Rentals - Karen Martinek

Grand Prize Winner of an iPad Mini... Jeff Wong

Here in Manzanita we love our locally owned, independent businesses!

And we LOVE the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob, Saturday, November 12th, 2016.

In fact, our businesses are 100% independent. If you're looking for your favourite chain restaurant or shop, you won't find it here. No McDonalds or Gaps on the main street of Manzanita Beach. Or anywhere near Manzanita Beach.

Manzanita Oregon

What you will find are businesses run by hardworking local citizens. Let's be honest - it's a good part of what gives Manzanita Beach it's unique, charming flavor. In large part because they're run by people who live in the area.

Follow along, and while we tell you about the exciting Manzanita Beach Cash Mob, we'll introduce you to some of the wonderful Manzanita businesses and the owners who work hard to create a terrific Manzanita Beach Life shopping experience for you.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - Save The Date!

To support our community and getting the word out about the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob, we're explaining what our Manzanita Beach Cash Mob is about, and highlighting some of our local businesses!

There's a lot of information here - so below you'll find out:

  • So what is the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob About?

  • Where do I go and what do I do?

In the meantime, in amongst all this great news we'll introduce you to some of our fabulous businesses and business owners, and let you in on some nifty drawings, prizes and discounts. So be sure to check out the profiles of some of our Manzanita business people at the end of this post - you won't want to miss some of the amazing deals they're offering during the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob!

Manzanita Cash Mob

Photo Courtesy of Design Simply

So what is the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob about?

Mark your calendars and head on down to Manzanita Beach Saturday, November 12th.

The Manzanita Beach Cash Mob is all about offering a helping hand to Manzanita by bringing business and funds into the community. In a very fun way!

Remember the Manzanita Tornado? We're working towards rebuilding a strong and healthy Manzanita Beach. After locals and business people put forth an incredible effort to help those affected by the once in a lifetime tornado, 99% of our businesses are open and ready to greet shoppers and vacationers!

Manzanita Beach has come together and returning to the community locals and visitors love - one of the most unique, charming spots of the Oregon coast.

Manzanita Oregon Coast

Cash Mobs are flash mobs! Instead of singing and dancing to have fun, Cash Mobs spend money as a group.  Cash Mobs target local businesses that make each community special in order to give the business owners an economic boost.

This helps communities and businesses grow, makes people happy, participants get terrific stuff for themselves and others -- yep, the holidays are almost here - and everyone has a great time!

So head to Manzanita Beach Saturday, November 12th, and join Manzanita Beach Businesses and the Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce for the Manzanita's Cash Mob.

You can help be the cure as Manzanita Beach continue's to heal -- support our local businesses and our terrific community.

Did we mention you can also get your holiday shopping done early?!

Shopping Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Yelp

Where do I go and what do I do?

What is a Cash Mob?

A Cash Mob is where the community rally’s around local business and commits to shopping at the designated location. A cash mob is designed with one thing in mind SUPPORT A LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS! (Okay two things, HAVING FUN is also important!)

Why be a part of Manzanita Beach Cash Mob?

Supporting a local business generates more than the average person sees. Supporting these businesses does not only help their store, but also allows them to hire service workers such as accountants, plumbers and cleaners. Although directly you may never see it, this could be the shot in the arm that business needs to make it through the month.

Are we on our own or do we meet somewhere?

The Manzanita Beach Cash Mob runs from 11am to 4pm and you are welcome to show up and shop as you please. However, we encourage you to meet at the Manzanita Beach Visitor Center at 11am.

Starting out as a large group beings a sense of excitement and collaboration for not only you the shopper but the businesses. Manzanita Beach business owners are people too and could use a good moral boost after the last few weeks.

Manzanita business

Photo Courtesy of Home Base Portland

What if I don’t need anything from the local shops in Manzanita Beach?

Unfortunately, this may happen. What we ask is that if you attend a cash mob that you spend a minimum of $25 regardless. You could buy something for someone else. Or, even just buy a gift certificate for a later date.

Are there any incentives for shopping at the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob?

First and foremost, you can expect the business owner’s deep appreciation!

But there are incentives to shopping during the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob: First is that you can count on multiple local retail shops holding drawings with awesome prizes. Second, if you stop in at the visitor center and show $50 worth of receipts, you will get a raffle ticket to be entered in for some rocking Prizes like an iPad Mini, 5 hours of cleaning, and a massage to name a few. 

And while you're in town, check out these other wonderful events benefitting the community:

  • November 12th: Women's Club Artisan Bazaar and Bake Sale - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Pine Grove Community Center, 225 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita Beach.

  • November 12th: Rock for Relief - Tornado Relief Fundraiser - Manzanita Lighthouse. 9:00 pm - 12:00 am. Live music. $10 suggested cover donation. All proceeds donated to Manzanita Tornado Relief Fund.

  • November 16th: A Toast To Manzanita Beach - a cocktail party to benefit Manzanita Tornado Relief. San Dun Pub. 5:00 - 9:00 pm, $25 (1 drink and appetizers). All proceeds including bar revenue donated to Manzanita Tornado Relief.

Follow along as we meet a few of our local business owners, and find out about Manzanita Cash Mob specials!

Meet Charlene Gernert and Katie Crosman Owners of Yoga Roots Studio

Yoga Roots Studio Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Charlene Gernert

Charlene and Katie opened their business in 2014, and happily operated their popular yoga studio until the roof of their building sustained tornado damage.

Noisy roof repairs do not go well with peaceful yoga, so they're temporarily located at the Manzanita Center for Contemplative Arts.

During Manzanita Beach Cash Mob weekend, Yoga Roots will return home for special classes.

Check out their website for more information and class locations.

Sunday, Nov. 13th, 8:30 - 9:30 am, Yoga Roots will hold a Community Meditation Practice on Sunday from 8:30 -9:30am. People may come and go quietly within the hour or stay the whole time. All donations will go to Manzanita Tornado Fund.

Meet Christina Pyktel and Jamie Taylor - Owners of Longevity

Christina Pyktel and Jamie Taylor - Owners of Longevity Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Christina Pyktel

As their website states, Longevity is a "gifted massage therapists that offer our presence, heart and magic to refill your well when it runs low."

Housed in the same tornado damaged building as Yoga Roots, Longevity is also a business which needs a calm, quiet location.

Lucky for us, Longevity has settled in to a nearby temporary location, at the upstairs retreat of The Nehalem Beehive, located at 35870 7th St. Nehalem, OR 97131, about 2 miles south of Manzanita Beach on Hwy 101.

We've heard lots of good things about their new spot, and we're thinking a gift certificate for one of their peaceful massages would make a great holiday gift!

While Longevity's schedule is full for the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob weekend, you can support them by booking a massage appointment or purchasing gift certificates here.

Meet Sarah Simmons - Owner of Moxie

Sarah Simmons - Owner of Moxie Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of The Gilbert District

You may have heard of Sarah (pictured, right). Moxie Fair Trade was one of the businesses directly in the path of the tornado. Their building lost a roof, and Moxie Manzanita Beach is temporarily closed.

For Manzanita Beach Cash Mob Weekend, you'll find Sarah set up in front of her Manzanita Beach location, selling gift certificates.

You can also support Sarah and Moxie on her GoFundMe page.

You can help out Moxie on your way to Manzanita Beach, too! Stop by Moxie Seaside at 609 Broadway Street. They will be open until 7:00 pm. Any full price purchase over $100 will get a 10% discount!, and you will get 15% off for spending over $200 on full price items.

Meet Amy and Joel VanDyke - Owners of Sunset Vacation Rentals and Bahama Mamas

Amy and Joel VanDyke - Owners of Sunset Vacation Rentals and Bahama Mamas Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Amy VanDyke

If you're familiar with Manzanita, you're probably familiar with Amy VanDyke and her large Manzanita Rental business, Sunset Vacation Rentals. Locally, she's known as an active member of the community and ready to lend a helping hand.

But did you know she's also the wife Joel VanDyke, owner of one of my favorite new Manzanita Beachbusinesses, Bahama Mama's Bikes, Boards and Beach Fare?

Around Manzanita Beach, we were very sad when Manzanita Beach Fun Cycles closed their doors. Manzanita is the perfect place for wheeled and water fun.

We were very excited when we heard Bahama Mama's was opening their business to make sure Manzanita Beach visitors would have access to wheeled and water accessories.

Be sure to stop by and shop at Bahama Mama's during Manzanita Beach Cash Mob Weekend!

Meet Suzy Feeman and Judson Moore - Owners of Unfurl

Unfurl Manzanita

Photos Courtesy of Unfurl

Unfurl Manzanita

... and the wonderful helpers you'll meet while shopping at Unfurl! Have you visited? You'll find them on the main business street of Manzanita Beach. They carry a terrific selection of clothes for the whole family, accessories, and treasures for your home.

The Manzanita Tornado went right over Unfurl, much to the surprise of owners Suzy and Judson who were hard at work getting the store ready for the day's business. Luckily, they did not sustain damage!

Stop on by - during the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob, Unfurl will be offering a 30x24 Eli Halpin canvas print prize drawing! Anyone who spends $50 may enter to win.

Meet Terri Desaro - Owner of Finnesterre

Terri Desaro - Owner of Finnesterre Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Terri Desaro

Terri and co-owner Fred just celebrated the 5th Anniversary of their wonderful Manzanita Beach home accessory store Finnesterre!

Those of you who read our Manzanita Beach Life blog or have visited our Houses On Manzanita Rentals know we love well designed items. Finnesterre definitely is a favorite.

Whether you are looking for wonderful home accessories, jewelry, art, or other wonderful items you can't do without, you shouldn't miss Finnesterre.

And check out their Manzanita Beach Cash Mob special -- a drawing for a beautiful large stoneware bowl for purchases of $25 or more (Value $120). Also 10% off purchases of $25 or more. Certain restrictions apply. See store for details.

Meet Sarah Smyth McIntosh - Law Manzanita

Sarah Smyth McIntosh Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Sarah Smyth McIntosh

There's a fairly new face in town - like may others, Sarah Smyth McIntosh fell in love with Manzanita Beach and now can be found part-time in Manzanita Beach and part-time in Olympia, Washington.

Sarah has jumped into community service, and can often be found offering a helping hand to others.

In her legal work at Law Manzanita, she also brings "professional urban-level of legal services at coastal rates."

In honor of our Manzanita Beach Cash Mob, Sarah is offering an hour of legal consulting worth $200 for anyone that spends up to $100 in town during Manzanita Cash Mob.

Thanks Sarah!

Meet Meghan, Matt (and Montana) - Owners of Four Paws On The Beach

Four Paws on the Beach Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Four Paws on the Beach

While Meghan and Matt arrived at ownership of Four Paws on the Beach in a round about way, they, along with daughter Montana, fell in love with Manzanita Beach.

Like others, they've embraced the community of Manzanita Beach and love to give back. Have you heard of Muttzanita, our annual celebration of our beach dogs? Then you've probably heard of Meghan and Matt, as they are a big part of making the event happen!

For the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob,  Four Paws on the Beach will be having a drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate (no purchase necessary). Entries taken during the cash mob only. Also find 10% off on gift certificates and dog toys during the Cash Mob.

Meet Julie and Max Jail - Owners of Syzygy

Julie and Max Jail - Owners of Syzygy Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Julie Jail

We've got to admit, change is not easy in Manzanita Beach. We like the familiar. So when Julie and Max Jail purchased Syzygy, a very wonderful clothing store for women and mean, we were a little bit wary.

Would Syzygy still be terrific? Would the great customer service Syzygy was known for still be the same?

We needn't have worried - Julie and Max have kept the original terrific Syzygy, and added their own flair!

Stop on by during the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob and see for yourself. Syzygy is offering a Cash Mob special - spend more than $200, and receive a $30 gift certificate.

Meet Jody Swanson - Owner of Cloud and Leaf Bookstore

Jody Swanson - Owner of Cloud and Leaf Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Jody Swanson

We love books almost as much as we love Manzanita Beach. Almost.

Fortunately, Manzanita Beach is lucky enough to have a super duper bookstore, Cloud and Leaf. Even better, owner Jody Swanson is often on duty to help you find the perfect book!

You'll often find vacationers rave about Cloud and Leaf. Even famous author vacationers. When Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit  and Unbroken - sound familiar?) stayed at our Historic Reed House, she made sure to stop by Cloud and Leaf. And, of course found her books on Jody's well stocked shelves!

During the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob, Cloud and Leaf will be offering a promotion of 15% off selected bestsellers. Stop on by - we love giving books for holiday gifts, don't you?

Meet Aina Tonjes - Owner of T-Spot

Aina Tonjes - Owner of T-Spot Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Aina Tonjes

Have you visited T-Spot in Manzanita Beach? Their website describes it as "An eclectic boutique that will satisfy your taste in unique and unexpected. Artistic handmade jewellery, designer clothing and adorable kid’s corner."

We call it lots of fun! You'll never know what treasures you'll find at T-Spot. Owner Aina Tonjes is a great example of Manzanita Beach spirit. Her offerings are fun, creative, and often unexpected and even yummy!

According to Aina, T-Spot is honouring the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob with smashing deals! $10 OFF any gift certificate over $100; 20% OFF all full price purchases over $200; 10% OFF all full price purchases of $100-$199; and take an extra 50% off all clearance items. Come mob us!

Meet Aprilmarie Ransom Eckstrom - Owner of Manzanita Sweets and Toylandia

Ransom Eckstrom - Owner of Manzanita Sweets and Toylandia

Photo Courtesy of Manzanita Sweets

If you haven't yet visited Manzanita Sweets and Toylandia right in the middle of the Manzanita Beach business area, be prepared to be enchanted!

Manzanita Sweets is the type of candy shop we always wanted in our neighbourhood - colourful, yummy and charming.

Toylandia is a delight for both young and adult, and will be sure to thrill.

Not only are these two Manzanita treasures in the middle of our business district, they were just on the outside of the Manzanita tornado's path. Luckily the damage to their building was not severe enough to close the stores, but April Marie not only worked on picking up her own tornado mess, she was out working hard helping others. April Marie is a terrific example of what makes Manzanita Beach special.

Be sure to stop by during the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob - sweets and toys make wonderful holiday gifts!

Meet Danielle and Scot Johnson - Owners of Manzanita Beach Getaway Manzanita Rentals

Danielle and Scot Johnson - Owners of Manzanita Beach Getaway

Photo Courtesy of Danielle Johnson

Danielle and her husband Scot started Manzanita Beach Getaway six years ago. We know through our own business, The Houses On Manzanita Beach rentals, that working together as a couple can be both challenging and rewarding. Danielle and Scot must be enjoying their work together, as in just six years they've grown to represent over 32 vacation rentals in the Manzanita Beach area. All while raising a family in our charming community!

Manzanita Beach Getaway's Manzanita Rentals exclusive Manzanita Beach Cash Mob special is $50 off a two night stay for Manzanita Beach Cash Mob weekend only.

Meet Dietmar Krueger and Stephanie Simpson - Owners and Brenda Smith, Wonderful Helper Salt and Paper

Dietmar Krueger and Stephanie Simpson - Owners and Brenda Smith, Wonderful Helper Salt and Paper Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Salt and Paper

Salt and Paper (selling stationary, gift, art supplies, and much more) sustained a lot of damage from the Manzanita Tornado, but through the love and help of the community were able to re-open one week after the tornado hit.

We love the sign posted in their window during the clean up (pictured left). Disaster Zone? Where? Manzanita is a Love and Kindness Zone!

Besides owners Dieter Krueger and Stephanie Simpson, you'll often find local Brenda Smith behind the counter. She's been a lot of help of late, and made sure Salt and Paper was included in our roundup of local Manzanita Beach business owners.

Be sure to stop in during the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob and you'll receive 10% off purchases of $50 or more. There's lot to stock up on at Salt and Paper!

Meet Janice Gaines-Ehlen - Owner of Spa Manzanita

Janice Gaines-Ehlen - Owner of Spa Manzanita

Photo Courtesy of Janice Gaines-Ehlen

You might recognize Janice Gaines-Ehlen - she's always on the go, either with Spa Manzanita, lending a hand in community activities like the Annual Manzanita Polar Plunge, or literally on the go, whether on the water, on the road, or on a trail.

Janice owns and operates Spa Manzanita - pure pampering, Manzanita Beach style. From head to toe, you'll find luxurious massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, and much more.

Stop by Spa Manzanita during the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob - they're collecting baskets full of goodies to have on hand starting at under $5 and up to $20. And of course, you can always schedule your own favorite spa treat, or pick up a gift certificate as a terrific gift!

Meet The Houses On Manzanita Beach Manzanita Rentals - That's Us!

I'm co-owner Kim Moore Bergstrom, I grew up spending summers, weekends and pretty much all vacations exploring and falling in love with the Manzanita Beach area.

Many of my favorite memories involved the small Manzanita Beach businesses - many gone but some still with us. During lazy summer days we used to raid The Little Apple Grocery for comic books and penny candy. I'll never forget the squeak and slam of the front screen door at the grocery store as we eagerly counted out our change at the register.

Or walking over to the bowling alley south of Manzanita Beach to spend an afternoon of fun.

Our other co-owner is my husband, Eric Bergstrom. He met our special spot in 1984 when I introduced him to the area. He fell in love with it when we were married in our back yard, right next to Manzanita Beach.

We hope you join us for the Manzanita Beach Cash Mob on November 12th and support these wonderful businesses impacted by the Manzanita tornado. It's a wonderful opportunity to thank the people who make this place so special.

For our Manzanita Beach Cash Mob special, The Houses On Manzanita Beach, oceanfront Manzanita rentals, we will donate 20% of all profits of any bookings made on November 12, 2016 at any of our Manzanita rentals to the Manzanita Tornado Relief fund. Any such bookings must be confirmed on November 12, 2016 for a future stay, and no refunds are requested. Donations will be made after all payments have been received from the booking guest.

Would you like to help too? Donations are accepted as a check to Fulcrum Community Resources / Manzanita Tornado Relief, PO Box 44, Manzanita, OR 97130 ( or on-line via CARE of Tillamook at Fulcrum & CARE are non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt corporations. All donations are tax-deductible.


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