Newport

Newport has been a playground for visitors since the late 1800′s. Nestled between the Coast Mountains, Pacific Ocean and Yaquina Bay, the natural beauty of the area draws those seeking a unique and exciting coastal experience.

Yaquina Head is the site of Oregon’s tallest and second oldest active lighthouse. The 93-foot-tall structure was completed in 1872. Built on Yaquina Head, the lighthouse is located at a natural area that was created by lava flow more than 14 million years ago.Photo courtesy of Dave Davidson. Newport’s beginnings shaped two distinct areas of town: the Historical Bayfront and Nye Beach. During the early 1900s, Nye Beach was the number one visitor attraction on the coast. Hot sea baths, taffy stores, agate shops entertained visitors from the Willamette Valley. Nye Beach is still a very popular haven for the arts, with the Newport Performing Arts and Visual Arts Center amidst unique galleries, book stores, eateries, shopping and lodging.

Historically, the Bayfront was Newport’s economic backbone, housing a port for the commercial fishing and wood products industries. Today, the Bayfront is still home to one of Oregon’s largest commercial fishing fleets. The Bayfront is a working waterfront on which visitors can enjoy shops, art galleries, chowder houses, restaurants, fish processing plants and family attractions in turn-of-the-century storefronts from a bygone era.

Newport awaits your visit. There are numerous lodging properties with terrific views, great restaurants with the freshest seafood, and a variety of meeting facilities offering full service for business meetings, planning seminars or conferences.

Featured activities

  • Oregon Coast Glassworks

    616 E Olive St
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-574-8226

    "Oregon Coast Glassworks is located on the eastern gateway into the beautiful fishing community of Newport Oregon. Stop by and watch us create incredible art or schedule an individual glass blowing class to create your own glass treasure. O.C.G. seeks to share the thrill and exhilaration of hot molten glass with the public through individualized hands on classes. We strive to fuel each patron's creativity while ensuring the completion of a unique piece of glass art. Our beautiful gift gallery offers world class Venetian glass sculpture and Sea-life created by William Murphy along with glass beads, lighting, floats wine goblets and much more from our studio plus agates, jewelry and artwork from other local artists. We offer group rates, memorial glass items and team-building workshops. Call to schedule some excitement!"

  • Edge Art Gallery

    3916 S Coast Highway
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-867-4198

Featured accommodations

  • Hallmark Resort Newport

    744 SW Elizabeth St
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541.265.2600

    Renowned for its legendary customer service, idyllic oceanfront locations and a newly updated look, the locally family-owned and operated, Hallmark Inns & Resorts, Inc., boasts two properties along the scenic Oregon coast—in Newport and Cannon Beach, Oregon. The Hallmark Resort in Newport highlights ocean views from every room with Georgie's Beachside Grill right next door, where diners can enjoy authentic Northwest coast cuisine with an oceanfront view. Many of the rooms at both properties include: kitchenettes, fireplaces, balconies, and two-person spa tubs. Both are pet and family friendly and feature indoor, heated salt-water pools with hot tubs, saunas and fitness rooms.

  • Elizabeth Street Inn

    232 SW Elizabeth St
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-265-9400

    Let your imagination go and fulfill your fantasies at the Elizabeth Street Inn in Newport, Oregon. Located high on a bluff overlooking miles of the Oregon coast's pristine beaches and the vast Pacific Ocean, you can escape the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life and truly find yourself again. Build sand castles on the beach. Stay in bed until noon. Cozy up by the fireplace with a good book and a nice glass of wine. All our guest rooms are oceanfront with a private balcony and exceptional ocean views. You can start your day with our complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet. You'll find warm, fresh-baked cookies in the lobby each evening. And, on cooler afternoons take the chill off with a steaming cup of salmon chowder.

Featured Events

  • 2014 Oregon Coast Jazz Party

    Performing Arts Center
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541.265.2787
    Friday, Oct 3rd, 2014 - Sunday, Oct 5th, 2014

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 11 years with the Oregon Coast Jazz Party at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel.

    See website for further information. Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive 541.265.2787

  • Newport Artisans Holiday Show

    Newport Recreation Center - 225 SE Avery St.
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541.265.7783
    Saturday, Oct 18th, 2014 - Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014

    Dozens of vendors with everything you need for the holidays. See website or call for further information. Newport Recreation Center, 225 SE Avery St. 541.265.7783

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