Coast Hills Classic 2016

An awesome off-road bicycle course designed with gorgeous ocean views, meadows, sick down hill, gnarly single track, killer climbs, and what’s sure to be a wet & muddy course!

This Coast Hills Classic 2016 is brought to life by a public-private partnership in the true spirit of community. Bike Newport, the Newport News-times and other local volunteers are volunteering alongside staff from the Newport Parks and Recreation Department to breath new life into this old race, formerly known as the Ben Eder Memorial.

For registration details, visit:

Newport Seafood and Wine Festival

It wouldn’t be winter on the coast without the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. Showcasing over 150 premier Northwest wines, culinary professionals and regional artisans, the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival draws nearly 25,000 visitors each year.

Wilder Trail Permits Issued by Email

wilder1 225x300 Wilder Trail Permits Issued by EmailFor 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 this property), one can receive a permit and map by emailing a copy of your license to

Bike Newport (150 NW 6th) is no longer issuing the 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.

First Day Hike at South Beach State Park

Start the New Year right – join South Beach State Park for the First Day Hike! A Park Naturalist will be on hand to guide you through our coastal habitat, exploring the native wildlife and history of the South Jetty. The latter half of the hike will take visitors on our sandy beach, where fossils and agates have been known to wash up! Bring warm clothes, sturdy shoes for hiking and beach combing, and a sense of adventure! Meet us at the South Jetty Trail head in the Day Use parking lot at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 1. For more information, contact Park Ranger Arlen Pedersen: (541) 270-5304.

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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.

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To inquire about the leasing the coffee shop or any of the other spaces, please contact Bonnie Serkin:; 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.


Newport Chamber Yo-Pro’s: 5th Annual “Amazing Race”

2015 Amazing Race Ad Newport Chamber Yo Pros: 5th Annual Amazing RaceFrom Discover Newport:

Event Description: The Young Professionals AMAZING RACE is coming to Newport on Saturday, July 25. Starting and ending at the Newport Performing Arts Center, the Amazing Race will have two person teams solving clues, finding locations, completing challenges and racing through Newport in order to cross the finish line. Teams can be made of 2 women, 2 men or co-ed and at least 15 years of age. This is an event for all physical ability levels! Registration will open in April. Please check back for more information or call 541-265-8801. Food, music and prizes at the end of the race! Check in at 8am. Contact the Newport Chamber of Commerce at: 541-265-8801.