NEWS YOU CAN USE
Covering 160 miles of Oregon coast
travel: Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway,
Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe
Bay, Newport, Wadport, Yachats & Florence.
Shopping for the Oregon Coast Traveler: Newport's Nye Beach
Oregon) - There's a lot about Newport's Nye Beach district that's
one of a kind. Intriguing architecture and atmosphere that smacks
of another time, the rolling waves just a few steps away from the
bustling shops and restaurants - and then, oh those restaurants.
this delightful section of Newport provides something unusual and
welcoming for the avid shopper. Sitting snugly between two lighthouses
and up against the beach, Nye Beach has a vibe that's a combination
of Old World Europe and Turn-of-the-Century Americana. Tiny bricked
streets, striking stone arches, old-style streetlamps and that ever-present
lullaby of the waves creates a laid-back, unhurried and outdoorsy
ambiance that can't be beat.
end result is a shopping experience that is relaxed, quiet and loads
of fun - miles away in feel from the crunch and crush of the metropolitan
shopping centers, especially during the holidays. As one local woman
said this past year: "I haven't had so much fun Christmas shopping
shops themselves provide something special, inventive and unlike
anywhere else in the state, with many having a vibe and interior
that would be completely at home in Portland's Pearl District. The
new visitor will be stunned; the regulars are addicts.
Bambini at Nye Beach, find colorful and dazzling clothing for young
children - newborn to size 6/7. There are accessories, shoes, furniture,
toys and all manner of kids' coverings for babies, toddlers as well
as maternity stuff. 232 NW Coast Street. (541) 574-8687. www.bambininewport.com.
Door at Nye Beach brings what they call "casual living with
style" to the area, with apparel, table top decor, unusual
books, lamps, distinctive art and wreaths, among other things. 732
NW Beach Dr. (541) 574-7706. www.newportcottagedoor.com.
Gifts offers up gifts, cards, candy, Oregon products, antiques and
home decor during the majority of the year. During the holidays,
the cozy, dreamy place is stuffed to the ceiling with beautiful
and charming holiday items, such as large, ethereal and magical
figures of Santas or angels. 735 NW Beach Drive. (541) 265-5094.
Jovi, you can momentarily leave Oregon and travel around the world
with a major shot of charm and whimsy. It's a shop full of rare
and unusual objects, with global art, local art, decorative items
of distinction and antiques to inspire the imagination. 232 NW Coast
Street - Suite B. (541) 265-8220.
Tile Works is an artisan tile studio with handcrafted images inspired
from the shore and the garden. These individualistic tiles are perfect
as accent pieces or for full bathroom, kitchen, or home installations.
Find 30 glaze colors and hundreds of designs. 232 NW Coast Street
a nearly ancient, somewhat stately home near the top of a hill,
Nye Beach Book House is a book browsers delight. The mainstay here
is collectible books, primarily used - including rare and first
editions of major authors. Books are often the perfect gift for
someone for whom you don't know what to get, and children's books
are frequently an excellent choice. 727 NW Third Street. (541) 265-6840.
art also lines Nye Beach streets
gourmet foods and sculptures are on tap at Nye Beach Gallery. Here,
you'll find regional and international wine and specialty cheeses
and other taste treats, as well as the bronze, copper and concrete
sculpture of Lon Brusselback. 715 NW Third Street. (541) 265-3292.
Cottage offers up beads, beading supplies, cards, books, and gifts.
Beading classes are offered. Don't miss the Original Bard vintage
bead museum. It recently moved just a wee bit up the street to 258
NW Coast Street, # I. 1-866-592-5556. www.nyecottage.com.
gifts abound at Peerless Puffin by the Sea Gifts, which is just
a few steps away from the seashore. Inside, you'll discover nautical
items, bath products, whimsical figures with a time-travel, historical
sort of theme and numerous other very unique surprises. 742 NW Beach
Drive. (541) 265-3153.
a little spice, Queen of Hearts provides an elegant collection of
lingerie, loungewear, bath and home fragrance. 708 NW Beach Drive.
(541) 265-2118. www.queenofheartslingerie.com.
is a tea party at The Tea Party - Tea Room and Gift Shop. They'll
fire up afternoon tea and conversation for you, and even have dress-up
hats and attire to get you in the mood. Browse the gift shop of
tea accoutrements. 716 NW Beach Drive. (541) 574-0545. www.theteapartycompany.com.
Twining Thread is a unique shop that keeps the needle arts alive
by offering classes and the finest supplies for a variety of needlework
projects. 255 NW Coast Street. (541) 265-2166. www.twiningthread.com.
goods at Toujours
Boutique is a hub of exotic, eclectic, energizing, exciting natural
fiber clothing and accessories for women, often with a global flair
and always unique. 704 NW Beach Dr. (541) 574-6404. www.newportnet.com/toujours.
Market & Deli specializes in a host of exclusive gourmet food
items, perfect for a gift basket for the gourmand who has everything.
Imported mustards, special foods and jams from Oregon, chocolate
sauces, vinegars from Oregon winery Sokol Blosser and Stonewall
kitchen offerings, among other stunners, are found in great abundance.
They carry a fruited mustard from Sokol Blosser that you'll have
to experience to believe. They also specialize in fine wines. 741
NW Third. (541) 574-9393.
more information on Nye Beach, see www.nyebeach.org.
For more information on Newport, see Beach
Connection's virtual tour of the area.