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

  • Edge Art Gallery

    3916 S Coast Highway
    Newport, Oregon 97365
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium

    2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
    Newport, Oregon 97365

    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!

Featured accommodations

  • Elizabeth Street Inn

    232 SW Elizabeth St
    Newport, Oregon 97365

    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.

  • Hallmark Resort Newport

    744 SW Elizabeth St
    Newport, Oregon 97365

    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.

Featured Events

  • Newport Symphony Concert Featuring Eugenia Choi

    Performing Arts Center
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    Saturday, Nov 8th, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 9th, 2014

    The Newport Symphony Orchestra invites music lovers of all ages to another weekend of amazing, high-energy performances on November 8 and 9.  Featuring Cuban and gypsy-themed music, this exciting weekend will bring a bright blast of warm and colorful music to the Oregon Coast.

    For these performances, the Newport Symphony Orchestra welcomes internationally-acclaimed guest soloist Eugenia Choi on the violin.  Born in Canada of Korean heritage, Choi trained and received a doctorate in music from the Julliard School in New York City.  In addition to serving on the faculty of universities in Canada and the USA, Choi maintains a busy schedule as a much-sought-after soloist for orchestras in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, as well as for radio and television broadcasts.

    For her violin solo with the Newport Symphony Orchestra, Choi will play the Poème Op. 25 by French composer Ernest Chausson and Tzigane by Maurice Ravel. “Tzigane” is a European word for “gypsy.”

    The concerts, conducted by the NSO’s beloved music director Adam Flatt, will open with the “Cuban Overture” by George Gershwin.  This creative and melodic piece was inspired by a trip the composer took to Cuba, and features exciting Latin percussion.  Continuing the theme, the NSO will play a piece by Cuban composer and virtuoso pianist Ernesto Lacuona, a work infused with Cuban and Afro-Cuban rhythms. The concert will conclude on a merry and playful note with a suite of dances by Manuel de Falla.

    Presented at the Performing Arts Center, the Saturday evening concert, November 8, will begin at 7:30 p.m., preceded by a pre-concert talk by the conductor at 6:45 p.m. The matinee on the following Sunday, November 9, will begin at 2:00 p.m.

    These concerts are presented thanks to generous sponsorship from the Nye Beach Merchants’ Association.

    Tickets are available at the Performing Arts Center box office, by phone at (541) 265-ARTS, and at

    For more than 25 years, the Newport Symphony Orchestra has been bringing the world’s greatest music to audiences on the Oregon Coast. This concert is the second of its 2014–15 season.

  • Holiday House Christmas Craft Show

    Yaquina Bay Yacht Club - 750 SE Bay blvd
    Newport, Oregon 97365
    Friday, Dec 5th, 2014 - Sunday, Dec 7th, 2014

    Celebrating 34 years of unique Christmas crafts on the Oregon Coast. All items homemade and juried. Includes homemade jam, candles, cookies, breads all freshly baked!! Quilted wall hangings, table runners, appliqued sweatshirts, dried apples, Christmas wreaths, lavender sachets and bundles, bath soaps, aprons, tea towels, photography, Santas, angels, snowmen and ornaments galore!!

    Questions, please contact Shelley Paeth, 541-270-2256

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