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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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.

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. Wilder Newport Oregon Wolf Tree Tap Room 1 2000 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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Our Favorites: Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

p84594545 3 300x200 Our Favorites: Yaquina Bay LighthouseA piece of Oregon history sits atop a bluff at the mouth of the Yaquina River. It is the Historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871 and decommissioned in 1874. It was officially restored as a privately maintained aid to navigation on December 7, 1996.

It is believed to be the oldest structure in Newport. It is also the only existing Oregon lighthouse with the living quarters attached, and the only historic wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse has been restored as a working lighthouse and an aid to navigation by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, with the help of many people and agencies, including Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses.

The official relighting ceremony with the US Coast Guard took place on December 7, 1996. YaquinaBayLighthouseMed3 300x225 Our Favorites: Yaquina Bay LighthouseThe light shines with a steady white light from dusk to dawn (and sometimes on dark days, because it is controlled by a photocell.) The light is 161 feet above sea level.

The Lighthouse is open to the public every day except for holidays such as Christmas, New Years, and Thanksgiving. The hours during the summer, Memorial Day weekend through the end of September, are 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and during the months of October to Memorial Day, the hours are 12:00 noon until 4:00 P.M. November through February the lighthouse is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Entrance is free by donation.

Inside the lighthouse, two flights of stairs lead to the watch room. The lantern room is not open to the public. The basement is open to the public and features a video about the lighthouse. The Interpretive Store offers many new and exciting educational items about lighthouses and the surrounding coastal habitat. Interesting places to visit within walking or short driving distance include the Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon Coast Aquarium, and the US Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay.

You might also consider a trip to the north end of Newport to the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. There you may tour the Oregon coast’s tallest lighthouse and visit natural tide pools, the world’s first human-made universally accessible tide pools, and the Interpretive Center and Store. See the Yaquina Head page for more details.

Our Favorites: Oregon Coast Glassworks

Glass blowing is a time honored art form on the Oregon Coast and Oregon Coast Glassworks invites visitors to experience the creation of these beautiful pieces firsthand.

With supervised assistance from a local glass blowing artist, visitors to the studio can create their own gorgeous pieces of blown glass. The experience is unique, memorable, and a perfect example of the many hidden treasures in Newport.

If you’re unfamiliar with the process of blowing glass, check out this video below from the folks at Oregon Coast Glassworks.

 

Oregon Coast Glassworks is located at:

616 E Olive St.
Corner of Hwy 20 & Fogarty St
Newport OR 97365

General Hours
11:00am – 5:00pm Daily
10am on Saturdays

Pricing is as follows:

Float                                             $  65.00
Paperweight’s                              $  75.00
Heart                                            $  80.00
Starfish                                         $  95.00
Supersize Float                            $  95.00
Inverted Bowl                               $ 100.00
Floppy Bowl                                 $ 110.00
Lampshade                                  $ 125.00
Vase                                             $ 145.00

Additional Info:

1.  Classes take approximately 1/2 hour per piece

2.  Your glass is ready the following day we are open by noon.

3.  We offer insured shipping throughout the U.S.

Our Favorites: Georgie’s Beachside Grill

Georgie’s Beachside Grill offers the best of the best when it comes to the one thing many people look for when heading to the Oregon Coast. Great seafood. The 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor and a rave review on the clam chowder from a native New Englander all speak to the quality of their food, but honestly this excellent seafood speaks for itself.

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Georgie’s menu offers a wide selection of local seafood such as Yaquina Bay oysters and crab, halibut, and salmon. They also boast one of the most exciting and delicious breakfast menus on the Oregon Coast. They prepare everything from the traditional bacon and eggs, to their “Coastal Stuffer” with crabmeat, shrimp, scallops, country-fried potatoes, peppers, onion, mushrooms, and tomato, all scrambled with three eggs and stuffed in a warm sourdough bread bowl, topped with rich hollandaise sauce.  

For lunch, try their famous ale battered fish and chips or the local favorite “Diablo Seafood Pasta” with rock shrimp, crabmeat, salmon, and scallops tossed in a sweet and spicy three-cheese cream sauce served with fettuccini noodles and Parmesan garlic toast. A truly delicious and unique choice. 

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On top of the great food, Georgie’s also offers impressive views of the Pacific Ocean as Georgie’s Beachside Grill is truly beachside. I will never forget enjoying a glass of Oregon Chardonnay with the Diablo Seafood Pasta and a side of their famous clam chowder looking out over the beautiful, gray, stormy ocean.

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