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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Aquarium
“The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world class aquarium with a focus on the flora and fauna native to the Oregon Coast. Be sure to walk thru the acrylic tube in the "Passages of the Deep" exhibit. The playful sea otters are my favorite exhibit.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicious food! Nicer restaurant on the bayfront. Get seating upstairs for a wonder bay view! This is our go to for any kind of celebration.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Nature
“Wow, built in 1936 and still working 24/7 this place and it's surrounding nature will bring the ocean life right in your face. Tours to the top are an awesome treat and the guides tell wonderful stories of the history...Did you know it originally burned pork oil as the light source? Hmmm, Bacon!! We know why they built a town around it!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“A quick 2 block stroll down to Nana's that offers delicious fare. We love the Baked Brie, Meat Loaf, and the Steak and Guinness Pie.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Ask for Tami and tell her Marlene and Paul sent you. For lunch; mouth watering medium rare sliders with blue cheese mayo, and the fish tacos with avocado sauce topped with mango salsa and chipotle ranch ( they serve so much that you can turn 2 into 4 very easily). Dinner? 16 oz. cut of medium rare Prime Rib and have them sear it...yummmyyyy”
  • 16 locals recommend
Science Museum
“A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center gives visitors a glimpse of hot topics in contemporary marine science research.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Beach
“This is just a spectacular natural wonder. Fresh air, the crashing waves, sea birds. Not to be missed.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Amazing home made breads, pastries, coffees, lunch and seriously some of the best PIZZA I’ve ever had anywhere!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Cafe
“ Outstanding food with great omnivore options, as well as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. Excellent cocktails, family atmosphere, and well-known for their support of the artistic community so cherished in Newport!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Waterfront
“A great taste of old world charm, food and shopping! Remember to take a moment to send love to the resting sea lions lounging next to Clear Water Restaurant...they're loud too. When the wind is just right you can hear them from the Escape.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Surf and Turf Baby. Voted best restaurant in Newport. Tell the owners, Janell and Hann Goplen, or manager, Yesinia, that Marlene and Paul sent you. Ask if there are any Wine Pairing Dinners coming up. Great treat! Also, best view to watch the Sea Lions taking a little break”
  • 14 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Beautiful place to visit. Oregon's tallest lighthouse. This area extends one mile out into the pacific ocean on a basalt headland. Gorgeous scenery, Incredible views, visitor center, tide pools, nesting seabirds, peregrine falcons. And "cobble beach" is here and made up of millions of round basalt rocks that produce an applause like sound when the waves roll in. Ranger's on hand most times to answer questions. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“While it's nice to have local markets in Waldport and Yachats, the prices are quite high for essentials. So if you are staying for a few days and need to stock up, it's worth it to go to Freddies, Safeway, Grocery Outlet and Walmart in Newport.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Cute collection of shops and eats right on the beach. Also home to Visual Arts Center. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good Chowder (try some red tabasco on top) , also try the 1 1/2 lbs. Manilla Steamer Clams in buttery wine goodness. The fish sandwich is also great when you're really hungry.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Don't forget The Taphouse. One block south for the best 5 cheese pizza ever. Marlene loves to put pepperoni on top for the ultimate pizza experience. Their Nye Beach Burger offering is incredible, especially medium rare....juicy. Paul likes it with the seafood chowder instead of fries (healthier...yeah right). Marlene loves the Parmesan Garlic Fries. Ask for the Aioli dipping sauce for an extra treat. They all go great with any of the beers, cider, or (one of Marlene's favs) the root beer on tap. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Delicious food! Nicer restaurant on the bayfront. Get seating upstairs for a wonder bay view! This is our go to for any kind of celebration.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“A quick 2 block stroll down to Nana's that offers delicious fare. We love the Baked Brie, Meat Loaf, and the Steak and Guinness Pie.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Ask for Tami and tell her Marlene and Paul sent you. For lunch; mouth watering medium rare sliders with blue cheese mayo, and the fish tacos with avocado sauce topped with mango salsa and chipotle ranch ( they serve so much that you can turn 2 into 4 very easily). Dinner? 16 oz. cut of medium rare Prime Rib and have them sear it...yummmyyyy”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cafe
“ Outstanding food with great omnivore options, as well as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. Excellent cocktails, family atmosphere, and well-known for their support of the artistic community so cherished in Newport!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Surf and Turf Baby. Voted best restaurant in Newport. Tell the owners, Janell and Hann Goplen, or manager, Yesinia, that Marlene and Paul sent you. Ask if there are any Wine Pairing Dinners coming up. Great treat! Also, best view to watch the Sea Lions taking a little break”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good Chowder (try some red tabasco on top) , also try the 1 1/2 lbs. Manilla Steamer Clams in buttery wine goodness. The fish sandwich is also great when you're really hungry.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Don't forget The Taphouse. One block south for the best 5 cheese pizza ever. Marlene loves to put pepperoni on top for the ultimate pizza experience. Their Nye Beach Burger offering is incredible, especially medium rare....juicy. Paul likes it with the seafood chowder instead of fries (healthier...yeah right). Marlene loves the Parmesan Garlic Fries. Ask for the Aioli dipping sauce for an extra treat. They all go great with any of the beers, cider, or (one of Marlene's favs) the root beer on tap. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Learn how they make the magic while you drink your way through the tour. Grab some lunch at their tasty restaurant upstairs that overlooks the harbor...you're going to need it after the tour! On your way through the brewery, shop their clever souvenirs and take a little Rogue home with you. Ask how to join the Rogue Nation.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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