Half Marathon and Disc Golf Tournament in the Wilder Woods

The woods around Wilder will be teaming with athletes this weekend:

Bay to Brews Half Marathon will run from Rogue Brewery and through the woods in Wilder on Saturday, October 15. This event was voted the best half marathon in the Northwest in 2015. Wilder forest 225x300 Half Marathon and Disc Golf Tournament in the Wilder Woods

Central Oregon Coast Disc Golf Club is hosting “Where the Wilder Things Throw” tournament on Saturday, October 15 also.

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Wilder Trail Permits At Bike Newport

wilder1 225x300 Wilder Trail Permits At Bike NewportFor the past several years we’ve been issuing Wilder Trail Permits to grant access to our nature trails, exclusively through our Wilder Newport sales office. However, now that nearly every lot and home has been sold (with the exception of these properties) the sales office is open to all Realtors and their clients by means of a standard Realtor lockbox, and to buyers touring on their own by appointment. Walking maps and brochures are available outside the sales office.

Recently Bike Newport (150 NW 6th), whose staff sends a lot of bicyclists our way, has taken over as the exclusive issuer of hiking and biking permits for use of the privately-owned timber land around Wilder. Bike Newport has been a bike retailer in Newport for nine years and their professionally trained staff can provide tips about using the  land, including how to do so safely and responsibly. Bike Newport is also a backer of the Coast Hills Classic, a race held in May that uses the surrounding timber properties.

Encouraging people to venture out to enjoy our bountiful natural area is important to us so don’t hesitate in reaching out to Bike Newport to get a permit.

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Just a reminder – you don’t need a permit to access the City or County’s public lands, which include the Wilder Twin Park playground, the trail through Oregon Coast Community College and Mike Miller Park via the lower Wilder Twin Park, the dog park or the disc golf course.

And when our new coffee shop opens, you won’t need a permit there either.

 

Port of Newport Receives Grant

The Oregonian reports that South Beach got another shot in the arm last week when it was announced the Port of Newport received a grant for $2 million. The money, from the Federal Department of Transportation, will be used to leverage more money from Oregon officials to complete a shipping facility.

After the port builds the 10-acre facility, officials want to lease it to a private operator, who would service agricultural producers from the mid-Willamette Valley and shuttle waste paper material from southern California.

This welcomed move will hopefully bring new job opportunities to Newport.

To read the article in its entirety, click on this link.

New coffee shop building nearing completion

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In May we shared exciting news about a new coffee shop building under development in our South Beach neighborhood at Wilder Newport. We can now report the structure is up, the roof is on, the windows are being installed and we’ve already had interest from several folks interested in leasing the business spaces.

 New coffee shop building nearing completion

Tenants will have the opportunity to serve residents of South Beach, students and faculty from nearby Oregon Coast Community College and Hatfield Marine Science Center, and others who come to South Beach for the marine-related institutions on the peninsula, or to enjoy Wilder’s public trails, dog park and disc golf course. The coffee shop space is designed to be expandable for a full-service restaurant. Initially about one third of the ground floor space could be available for other tenants.

The sustainable design, including day lighting, high-efficiency heating and cooling, and high performance building skin will result in a dramatic reduction in energy use.

To learn more about our plans for the space, please check out this blog from earlier this year.

For More Information.
To inquire about the leasing the coffee shop or any of the other spaces, please contact Bonnie Serkin: bonnie@eenw.com; 503.221.0167.

Our Favorites: Indulge Sweets

From the ice cream at the Tillamook Cheese Factory to the various shops making saltwater taffy in the windows of coastal businesses – there’s no shortage of sugary treats to satiate the collective appetite of people living on or visiting the Central Oregon Coast.

In fact, it takes a lot to make something stand out from the pack – but Indulge Sweets of Seal Rock does just that. It’s no wonder that they’re a multiple-year people’s choice award winner at the coast’s annual RSVP’s Chocolate Classics.

Located just 8 miles south of Wilder Newport, one of their specialties is brownies, and they’re well worth the drive. One look at the images of the delectable treats from their Facebook page was enough of a trip down memory lane to move this author to shed tears for the memories of brownies’ long ago devoured, but never forgotten.

We love the names they give their confections. The Triple Threat is cheesecake hugged by brownie and their chocolate chip cookie. The Evil Brownie describes how you’ll feel about it during those moments when one is not within physical reach.

Indulge Sweets has a range of chocolate brownies for every need – incorporating whimsical pairings of flavors including fudge, peanut butter, nuts, marshmallows, spices – and other cooking ingredients this inexperienced baker can’t even begin to imagine. They also prepare treats for folks with gluten allergies, just ask.

For more information about Indulge Sweets, visit their Facebook page. And if you want to drop a couple brownies off at the Wilder office on your return trip home we wont frown upon that.

For the confectioners out there – if you want to participate in the 2016 chocolate classics contest, click on this link to connect with the RSVP’s Chocolate Classics web page.

 

Our Favorites: Oregon Coast’s Largest Firework Show

The sea lions weren’t the only things making noise in Yaquina Bay last week!

One of our favorite things about living in Newport, Oregon is the annual 4th of July firework show — one of the Central Oregon Coast’s largest. This year we’re extra excited because a video is currently being produced that sends a drone into the heart of the production — both behind the scenes and into the actual exploding fireworks.

We recently discovered this project, produced by a video production group called “Uncage the Soul.” You might recognize them as the group behind the popular Portland video titled “Yesterday’s Tomorrow – A Portland Journey,” contrasting the city’s past and present.

The new completed video appears to showcase some of our favorite landmarks in Newport and around South Beach (like the Yaquina Bay Bridge, Rogue Brewing) as the backdrop to the firework show. The completed video will be available to view online beginning July 14th at the Discover Newport website. Until then, enjoy this promo video that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the technology and experts involved in creating one of the largest fireworks shows on the Central Oregon Coast:

Discover Newport – A July 4th Experience from Uncage the Soul Productions on Vimeo.

New Wilder Newport Residents: Music to Our Ears

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We recently interviewed Wilder Newport residents Anthea and her husband, Jason. Both are professionally trained musicians and we’ll definitely be sharing links to their upcoming performances via our events page. In the meantime, enjoy this interview exploring why they chose to move to Wilder Newport.

How long have you lived in Newport?
We bought the Newport house in December and enjoy weekends, bringing family together, and school vacations in Newport.

What do you do for work? 
We are a concert violinist and cellist, and Jason is a conductor. We toured extensively with YoYo Ma and played our Carnegie Debut with our trio. I gave my solo debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and studied with Isaac Stern. Our older girl is 5, and by the age of 6 months she had been to 25 states on tour with us. At that moment, we decided to move west to be closer to family and take a couple of years off to raise our family (now we have a second girl, age 3).  I stepped away from university teaching (I taught at Lawrence and Wesleyan) to move here – Jason is a professor at Willamette University and conducts the Eugene Youth Orchestra. We are starting to tour again – I was acting concertmaster of Eugene Symphony and Portland Opera, and play a number of concertos with the orchestra each year as well as some light touring throughout the states. Our trio is releasing a new cd and will be touring again next year.

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Why did you decide to move to Wilder? 
Love the feel, and the surroundings.

What are your favorite features of Wilder?
Comfortable home, quiet, beautiful woods and trails, nice safe place for our girls.

What do you like about its location? 
Tsunami safe!  Eagles.

What are you looking forward to as the development moves into its second phase? 
Is there going to be a latté place?? (Editor’s note: glad you asked, click here to learn about the coffee shop building, currently in development)

What would you tell someone that is thinking about moving into Wilder? 
Nice homes, safe, quiet, comfortable. Great location.

Do you have any favorite haunts in the area? 
La Maison, beaches, public library, aquarium.

Anything else you want to add about your experience with Wilder Newport? 
We love staying in Newport and having grandparents come to visit and stay!

Wilder Newport Resident Settling Into New “Digs”

7310 Sara Brock final copy 1024x768 Wilder Newport Resident Settling Into New Digs The staff at Wilder Newport got a chuckle (and felt a source of pride) when we first saw this photo of Sara “operating” the excavator at the site of her future home. We’re happy that such a young and ambitious person chose Wilder Newport for her home, and found it fascinating to learn why she chose to move to Newport in the first place, and what she likes best about our beautiful coastal city. We recently connected with her to learn a little more about her decision to live in Newport, and what made her choose Wilder.

How long have you lived in Newport?
I just moved to Newport in October 2014. I’m not quite a local yet, but I’m working on it.

What made you decide to move to Newport?
I had been living in Portland and found myself driving to the beach every opportunity I had. After 10 years, I figured it was finally time to make the change and move to a smaller town with a more relaxed pace of life. I like Newport in particular because it’s just the right size. Newport has an interesting mix of people with the working Bay Front area and the academics at Hatfield and NOAA. It’s great to be able to go to the Farmer’s Market in the morning and the Symphony at night.

Do you have any favorite haunts in the area?
There are so many fun things here, it’s hard to choose! I love the beaches for surfing, running, and bonfires. I enjoy visiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and wandering around the Bay Front and the Nye Beach Districts. There are a few restaurants that are quickly becoming favorites, like The Coffee House and Café Mundo; not to mention the brew-pubs including Nana’s and Bier One.

What do you do for work?
I work as a nurse at one of the local healthcare facilities.

Why did you decide to move into Wilder?
When I was looking at Real Estate in the Newport area, I really felt that Wilder was the best investment. It gave me peace of mind that the homes were newly built by reputable contractors. I also appreciated the vision for Wilder as being a place where people lived softly on the land and placed a high priority on community relationships.

What are your favorite features of Wilder?
I love all the trees surrounding the neighborhood! I’m glad that there is a playground for the kids that live and visit here. I enjoy the hiking trails that are nearby and can’t wait to get a dog that I can take to the community Dog Park.

What do you like about its location?
I like that Wilder is convenient to everything you need, but also a little bit off the beaten path. I appreciate that Oregon Coast Community College is next door for community education and events. I’m also glad that Wilder is up out of the Tsunami Zone.

What are you looking forward to as the development moves into its second phase? I’m looking forward to the coffee shop and other small businesses moving into the commercial section. I’m looking forward to all of the landscaping being finished as the other homes in the area are completed. And of course, I’m looking forward to meeting the other people who decide to make Wilder home. Screen Shot 2015 05 07 at 3.49.01 PM 1024x493 Wilder Newport Resident Settling Into New Digs

(read more about the new Wilder coffee shop here)

What would you tell someone that is thinking about moving into Wilder?
Come by and check it out. Then you’ll be able to see for yourself what a great place this is.

Anything else you want to add about your experience with Wilder Newport?
Lisa and Jay at the office have been an incredible resource. They had done everything in their power to make my transition to Newport an easy one, and to welcome me home to Wilder.

Wilder Newport Resident Blesses New Home With Aquavit

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Birgitte is Danish (born there), and says this seemed like a fun way to get her house off to a great start, and we agree. Thank you for choosing Wilder Newport, Birgitte!

Wilder Buzz: Construction Begins on Solar-Powered Coffee Shop Building

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A new mixed-use building is coming to Wilder, anchored by a coffee shop, and featuring an upper floor designed to accommodate two small businesses.

With its gable, shed roofs and garage door windows, the coffeehouse will have a “new urbanism” feel with a blend of residential and neo traditional forms in keeping with the rest of the Wilder neighborhood in South Beach. Designed to create a place where friends and neighbors come together, the building is the first to be built within the Wilder Village Center.

The perfect coffee shop tenant will have the opportunity to serve residents of South Beach, students and faculty from nearby Oregon Coast Community College and Hatfield Marine Science Center, and others who come to South Beach for the marine-related institutions on the Peninsula or to enjoy Wilder’s public trails, dog park and disc golf course. The coffee shop space is designed to be expandable for a full-service restaurant. Initially about one third of the ground floor space could be available for other tenants.

Solar power on the Oregon Coast?
The sustainable design, including day lighting, high-efficiency heating and cooling, and high performance building skin will result in a dramatic reduction in energy use. In fact, the combination of high-efficiency building methods, solar panels on the roof and battery storage will require hardly any use from public utilities for heating and cooling most of the year, and will even provide temporary power should the grid go down.

For More Information.To inquire about the leasing the coffee shop or any of the other spaces, please contact Bonnie Serkin: bonnie@eenw.com; 503.221.0167.

Building Details:

  • 2,600 sq. ft. on lower level, with covered area for outside seating;
  • 1,360 sq. ft. upper floor with vaulted spaces that incorporate skylights and transoms to allow natural light into the offices;
  • Located on Harborton St. and College Way as part of the Wilder Village Center;
  • Construction expected to be completed just after New Year’s, 2016.

(Lower Level – Click the Image for an Expanded View)

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(Upper Level – Click the Image for an Expanded View)

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