Newport, Oregon

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Newport, Oregon

Newport, Oregon is a beachcomber's paradise. The bustling port town is one of Central Coast’s prides, set in proximity to 6 beaches. Newport’s unique fishing and maritime identity flows with Yaquina Bay (featuring the largest commercial fishing fleet in the state of Oregon), the Marine Science Center, Undersea Gardens, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. It doesn’t end there, though: Newport also flaunts a downtown “Deco” district replete with Art Deco buildings, art galleries, creative shops, and cute restaurants.

The City

Newport has been a popular Pacific Coast resort town for over a century. Its first resort area, Nye Beach, dates back to 1866, the year the city was founded. Today it is still home to lodging, shops and resorts. Nye Beach, like all of Newport's districts, has something that makes it special. For instance, although Bayfront is also home to several shops and restaurants, it is also a working fishing port. Fishermen launching from the port at Yaquina Bay bring in all kinds of catches year-round, including Dungeness crab, Albacore tuna, shrimp, halibut, and Pacific whiting fish. It is often referred to as the "Dungeness Crab Capital of the World." The downtown or "deco" district is known for its art deco buildings, and, while South Beach is also a popular fishing area, it is best known as the location of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, which is consistently named in the top ten aquariums in the country. Newport typically experiences mild, wet weather, with highs barely exceeding 65ºF in the summer. This combined with its other popular attractions creates a welcoming atmosphere that envelopes this West Coast town.

Do & See

So much to do in this coastal town, much of it outdoors and on the water. In addition to camping, hiking, fishing, biking, surfing, and different types of boating, there are museums, music venues, and antiques to browse. See below.


The restaurant scene in Newport, Oregon is varied in many ways but seems to have a permeating focus on fresh seafood, understandably. With options at all price-points and cuisine from around the globe represented, there is a purveyor of perfectly palatable plates for everyone. See below for tasty options.


Many of Newport's cafes sit seaside, giving you the perfect view as you wake up with your morning cup of coffee or enjoy a light lunch. Each cafe has made its mark with its menu and offers something unique. See below to start your morning.

Bars & Nightlife

Live music and good brews are common among Newport's night spots. Local spots in downtown and along the beach are inviting and lively. See below.


Newport makes shopping an adventure. From the eclectic shopping centers and beachfront browsing, to shopping downtown, where the buildings are art and galleries can be tucked away. There are all sorts of retail gems waiting to be found.

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