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.
Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce
Jump Off Joes
At the bottom of SW 11th, the parking lot above Jump-Off Joe provides not only complete safety but views of the waves whacking away at the small premonitory. They smash against this with particular zeal.
Elizabeth Street Inn
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.
Vacasa - Newport
Vacasa is the Oregon Coast's largest vacation rental management, with over 400 privately-owned, professionally-managed rental homes located from Astoria in the north to Brookings in the south. Vacasa offers the perfect accommodation for every taste and budget, ranging from laid-back beach cottages to luxury oceanfront estates. Each vacation home is unique and amenities will vary, but many feature private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, oceanfront or ocean views, and pet-friendly policies. Visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking!
Old Town Marketplace Farmers/Artisan Market
Old Town Marketplace will open again May 1, 2015. Our market is open every Friday and Saturday 10AM-4PM through December 19, 2015. Our indoor/outdoor market has room for approximately 67 vendors. We need farmers, bakers, and food vendors of all kinds for the upcoming season. Handbooks and applications are available in the port office. Please think about joining us for our fourth season. Call (541) 347-3206 for more information
Tall Ship Days – Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain
The brig Lady Washington, the official tall ship of the state of Washington, and her companion vessel, Hawaiian Chieftain, are stopping in Newport from May 14-26, 2015. The ships will arrive at the Port of Newport and offer tours, excursions, and education programs for elementary school students. The ships will be open for visits on Memorial Day, May 25.
- 5/15: 4pm to 5pm – Walk on tours, $3 per person donation requested
- 5/16-17: 10am to 1pm – Walk on tours, $3 per person donation requested
- 5/16: 6pm to 8 pm – Evening Sail, $45
- 5/17: 11 am to 1 pm – Adventure Sail, $39-47
- 5/19-22: 4pm to 5 pm – Walk on tours, $3 per person donation requested
- 5/20: 6pm to 8pm – Evening Sail, $35
- 5/23-25: 10am to 1pm – Walk on tours, $3 per person donation requested
- 5/23: 6pm to 8pm – Evening Sail, $45
- 5/24: 11am to 1pm – Adventure Sail, $39-$47
- 5/24-25: 2pm to 5pm – Battle Sails, $39-$75
For more information visit www.historicalseaport.org or call 800-200-5239.