Our Favorites: The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

Seafood Fest 300x200 Our Favorites: The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

Revelers gathered at a previous festival.

As their website proudly proclaims, it wouldn’t be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival, and this year, Wilder Newport is a proud sponsor once again.

Featuring dozens of wineries, arts and crafts, and food vendors from some of the finest eateries on the coast, the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival continues to be a Newport classic.  The festival will be held February 20-23 at the South Beach Marina in Newport.

If you want the inside scoop, Saturday is the busiest day of the festival, which is not a problem for those who like crowds and don’t mind waiting to get in. But if you need your space, we recommend showing up on Friday or even Thursday to have a little more personal time as your peruse the offerings.

While there, make sure you visit our friends at Christopher Bridge Wines!




Our Favorites: Robbie Burns

Robbie Burns Poster 195x300 Our Favorites: Robbie BurnsLast week we shared information about Newport’s Crab Krack and this week we’re writing about the Robbie Burns supper. You might think we’re turning into real foodies around here, and you’d be partially correct. We’re mostly just big supporters of community activities and cultural events on the Oregon Coast, and we love Newport because it has plenty of both.

This Saturday the Celtic Heritage Alliance joins dozens of communities around the world in celebrating the life of Scottish poet, Robbie Burns (check out this link from the BBC that details a typical Robert Burns celebration). The alliance says the event hosts will hold a raucous evening to celebrate the spirit of his lusty life and works. While we don’t know exactly what this means, they do offer a description on their website, and it does involve food, music, poetry and Scotland’s most famed spirited beverages.

If you’re looking to “Feel The Burn” click on the following link to learn more about the event, and to order tickets: http://ncfhg.com/burns.html

Our Favorites: Annual Crab Krack

This weekend the people of Newport are invited to partake in the annual Crab Krack, an event celebrating the commercial crab fishing season, but also a fundraiser for Newport’s Pacific Maritime Heritage and History Museum.

The event is this Sunday, January 19th beginning at 4 pm at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn and prices start at $45 per person.

This fun event will include a silent and oral auction, and a live jazz band called “Past Forward” playing nostalgic tunes from the 1920’s – 1960’s.

Tickets available at Lincoln County Historical Society, 545 SW 9th Street in Newport.

For more information, call 541-265-7509.

Our Favorites: Local Tech Pacific Fish Trax

fishtrax marketplace 300x203 Our Favorites: Local Tech Pacific Fish TraxWe saw a bit of Newport, Oregon in the January/February edition of 1859 Magazine. The magazine has a feature about a Newport business called Pacific Fish Trax that is using their locally developed traceability technology to give consumers more information about food origins.

From the Fish Tax website, “The information we’re tracking focuses in on the fish, its habitat and the journey the fish takes from the river and ocean, over the dock, and to the market.” This technology is great for consumers who are increasingly curious about where their fish comes from, who processed it and how fresh it is at the time of purchase.

For more on Fish Trax, visit their website at: pacificfishtrax.org