Vote in the 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards!

It’s time to vote!

No, I’m not talking about the 2014 midterm election (which is important, yes, but also, by now, over).

I’m talking about the 2014 Coast Weekend Readers’ Choice Awards.

This region-wide event is meant to discover which businesses, restaurants and activities are the best in the Columbia-Pacific region — as chosen by you, Coast Weekend readers and the general public.

One lucky, randomly drawn voter will win a $50 gift card.

What’s your favorite gallery? Car dealership? Hotel? Favorite museum or local sports team? Do you have a favorite bakery or bar? Pizza place? Lunch spot? How about the best restaurant for kids? We want to know what you consider the best.

Voting is open from Nov. 5 to Dec. 6. If you want, you can fill out a voting ballot in print; just pick up a Coast Weekend, Seaside Signal or Cannon Beach Gazette during November. (See page 23.)

Or, vote online at This year, we’ve added extra categories and provided a seeded ballot based on winners, runners-up and other top votes from past years. The utmost care was taken to craft this ballot. If you don’t see your favorite business, restaurant or activity seeded on the ballot, simply write in your own choice. Nominees can come from anywhere in Clatsop, Pacific and north Tillamook counties.

If you have any other questions for concerns, feel free to let us know by filling out the comments section online or shooting us an email.

We take care to ensure that each person can only fill out a ballot once by verifying emails, cross-referencing names and addresses and more. This isn’t a contest where someone can stuff the ballot box — so make sure your vote counts!

Once voting closes at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, we’ll tabulate the votes. Winners will be revealed in the Jan. 29 Coast Weekend. We’re going to make that Readers’ Choice Awards issue bigger and better than ever, with stories on the winners and more. It will be an issue you can save and refer back to throughout the year to see what people consider the best in the region.

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