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Central Oregon Coast Town Celebrates 125 Years
|Newport's Nye Beach now
(Newport, Oregon) – There was a time when this central
Oregon coast resort was two small communities connected by a muddy road
with planks thrown over it. Nye Beach was the vacation getaway and Newport
was the bayfront village where fishing and logging was the big thing.
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The city of Newport was incorporated on October 23, 1882,
eventually joining up with Nye Beach, to grow and finally connect all
the way up to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
This month, the city celebrates that 125 years by putting
on a show with various cultural events and festivities for tourists and
|Nye Beach then
Newport is unique in its size on the Oregon coast as well
as in the variety of its amenities. It’s home to an unrivaled combination
of industrial heritage, natural history, and a hub of modern science and
marine biology. Known as the “Dungeness Crab Capital of the World,”
Newport is an active fishing and shipping seaport with a historic working
harbor and waterfront district. Newport is a prime destination for visitors,
providing a rich spectrum of recreational and cultural attractions that
includes the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Center, Nye Beach
and its varied beaches and shops, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, the Yaquina
Bay Lighthouse, Oregon Coast History Center, Newport Performing Arts Center,
and Newport Visual Arts Center. The city also features a variety of art
galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and hotels.
“The City is Newport is proud to announce an exciting
calendar of events surrounding the 125th Anniversary of our special community,”
said Mayor Bill Bain. “We invite residents and out-of-town guests
to join in celebrating Newport’s rich history and heritage as local
businesses and organizations offer events that will be educational and
enjoyable for all.”
|Newport's bayfront now
The Oregon Coast History Center will host an Open House
and exhibit opening. The 125th Anniversary Celebration Week kicks off
on Sunday, October 21st with an open house at the Oregon Coast History
Center and the official opening of a new exhibit, “Newport Inc.:
From Bay to Beach.” Entertainment includes period music and historic
reenactments. The event is free and open to the public. Sunday, October
21st, 1 - 4 p.m., Oregon Coast History Center, 545 SW 9th Street, Newport.
The 125th Birthday Party happens at Newport City Hall.
On Tuesday, October 23rd, an afternoon birthday party is scheduled at
City Hall complete with cake, lemonade, live chamber music, and a performance
by the Lincoln County School of Theater Arts. Tuesday, October 23rd, 3
- 5 p.m., Newport City Hall, 169 SW Coast Highway, Newport.
|Newport and the bay then
At Rogue Ales Brewery, there’s the “Rogue Honors
Newport’s Birthday with Special Label and Celebration.” On
Friday, October 26th, a birthday bash at Rogue Ales Public House on the
Historic Bayfront will feature live music and dancing under the stars.
Rogue Ales Brewery, one of Newport’s most well known businesses,
has partnered with the city in creating a special commemorative label
and bottle for the 125th Anniversary occasion. The seriographed label
depicts Yaquina Brewery, Newport’s first bayfront brewery, which
was built east of Smuggler’s Cove in 1882. Rogue Ales is filling
the commemorative bottle with Newport’s top-selling ale, Maibock,
popularly known throughout the U.S. as Dead Guy Ale. Friday, October 26th,
7 p.m. – Midnight. Rogue on the Bayfront. 748 SW Bay Boulevard,
weeklong celebration culminates with Newport’s Symphony Orchestra,
presenting a program in honor of Newport’s 125 years on Saturday,
October 27th at the Newport Performing Arts Center beginning at 7 p.m.
Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Street, Newport. Ticket prices
range from $20 to $32. For reservations, please call (541) 265-ARTS or
In addition to these special events, signs of celebration
mark the special occasion throughout the City of Newport. Banners with
an emblem that reads “125 Years” appear along Highway 101
and mark local landmarks. Limited-edition “Newport, Oregon: 125
Years” decorative patches can be purchased for $3 at the Newport
Recreation Center, the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, the Newport
Public Library, the Oregon Coast History Center, or Rogue Ales Public
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City Vacation Homes
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sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes
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