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 Aquarium

    2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    541-867-3474

    The Oregon Coast Aquarium is home to over 500 species of animals in both indoor and outdoor exhibits (it's also the former home of Keiko, the movie star Orca). Check out the Passages of the Deep, meet sea otters, jellyfish and more!

  • Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce

    555 SW Coast Highway
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    800-262-7844

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

  • 2015 Quilt Show: Quilts by the Sea

    225 SE Avery St.
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    Friday, Aug 7th, 2015 - Saturday, Aug 8th, 2015

    Presented by the Oregon Coastal Quilters Guild Celebrating 25 years at the coast with over 300 quilts made by Coastal Quilters from traditional bed quilts to fabulous art quilts. There is something for everyone. Plus small quilt auction for charity, variety of vendors, demonstrations, antique quilts, boutique with many hand-made items and fabric, children’s activity corner, raffle quilt and more!

  • Great Albacore Tuna BBQ

    2000 SE Marine Science Drive
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    Saturday, Aug 8th, 2015 - Sunday, Aug 9th, 2015

    The Oregon Coast’s Biggest Cook-Off Weekend of the Year!

    A $3,000 competition with all you can sample tastings of these amazing culinary creations featuring in season fresh caught Albacore Tuna right off the Newport docks!

    Saturday, August 8, 2015
    Professional & Amateur Teams
    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    ETIX available soon.

    Sunday, August 9, 2015
    Culinary Student Teams
    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Tickets available for purchase at the gate only.

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