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.

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Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge

GreatTunaBBQ Newport 300x196 Great Albacore Tuna BBQ ChallengeFrom Discover Newport:

Event Description: It’s back for the 4th great year, the amazing Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge presented by the Oregon Albacore Commission and the Port of Newport! Over 30 teams will be competing for $3,700 in prize money and your admission allows you to sample all of their incredible tuna culinary creations. Plus sample delicious ales from the Pelican Brewery and enjoy a major classic car show featuring classics from the collection of the Bay City Cruisers and Rollin’ Oldies.

Tickets are $15 adult, $10 student & $5 youth for Saturday’s competition and are available online or at the door (if any remain). Tickets for Sunday’s culinary student competition are $10 and available at the door only. Only 500 tickets will be available for each day. For information and Saturday advance tickets go to: www.tunabbq.com

Oregon Coast Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge

The Oregon Coast’s Biggest Cook-Off Weekend of the Year!

On August 10th and 11th, over 30 culinary teams do battle to see who’s best at creating award willing recipes using Oregon Albacore Tuna at the $3,000 Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge, at the Port of Newport.  Tickets are limited and include all you can sample of these amazing dishes.