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: 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.

South Beach Fish Market

 

The South Beach Fish Market is a seafood market attached to a convenience store, selling fish and chips prepared from fresh local seafood, and a fish case to purchase fresh fish, shellfish and other locally caught seafood. Their secret-recipe batter and reverence for only the freshest product possible quickly caught the fancy of residents and tourists alike, and “The Fish Market” is a local favorite for excellent seafood.

Fish Market customers are offered a large selection of Pacific Northwest bounty from the sea. Using a commercial smoker they hickory smoke their wild salmon, smoked albacore tuna, smoked oysters, smoked salmon candy, and smoked beef jerky. They also have access to buy and fillet whole fresh fish from the commercial fishermen and women from the Newport, Oregon commercial fishing fleet and from the smaller fishing communities of the Pacific Northwest.

Visit the South Beach Fish Market at 3640 S Coast Hwy
Newport, Oregon 97365

 

 

Bay to Brews Half Marathon

The Bay to Brews Half Marathon is a new event that offers an exciting and scenic half marathon and 10K and we’re excited to offer the Wilder forest as part of the beautiful course. Beginning at Rogue Ales and Spirits in Newport, Oregon, this course will take you along the bay, through the forest at Wilder and onto the beach path in South Beach Park. The course is a double loop course.  Once for the 10K and twice for the half marathon.  Friends and family can watch you pass after the first 10K loop.  Run through South Beach State Park and along the Jetty and under the famous Bay Bridge for a grand finish at Rogue where we will enjoy the amazing Oregon beer and feast on Mo’s Clam Chowder while listening to the Ben Rice Band on the shore line of Newport Bay!

Huge thanks to Rogue Ales and Spirits and Mo’s Famous Clam Chowder for partnering with us on this adventure!  A big thanks to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for partnering with us on this race.  Please look for special offers from the Oregon Coast Aquarium in your race packet.

Please consider making a donation when you register to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Lincoln County.  They are doing good things for children in Lincoln County and we want to help!


“Patterns of Science” Camp at HMSC

Patterns of Science, Ages 8-10, August 4-7

What patterns are hidden in animal shapes, structures and behaviors?  Find out through hands-on activities and observing and interacting with live animals.  Through field trips, identify patterns at the sandy beach, salt march and rocky shore, then use our discoveries to make predictions and test hypotheses.

Each camp is four days long, running Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm and cost $175.00 each.

Summer day camps at HMSC give young people an opportunity to interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips. Topics covered in each camp differ, but range from marine technology to marine mammals.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Register online at https://apps.ideal-logic.com/seagrantmarineed?key=07487cb0a8.

Town Hall Meeting Hosted by the City of Newport

We’re excited to announce that Bonnie Serkin, Head Developer for Wilder Newport has been invited to be a presenter at the upcoming Town Hall Meeting hosted by the City of Newport on June 30th.

The focus of the meeting will be to discuss the future of Newport’s South Beach. Bonnie will be one of five speakers including Derrick Tokos, Community Development Director who will present on urban renewal projects in South Beach and Bob Cowen of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Bonnie has always emphasized how South Beach is the future of Newport as the epicenter of the maritime industry, the location of the new facility for the NOAA and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Along with the development of the Wilder neighborhood, Oregon Coast Community College and the expansion of the Marine Mammal Institute, Bonnie envisions a future of South Beach as a new eco-district in Newport.

Bonnie Serkin of Wilder Invited to Speak at Town Hall

 

BonnieSerkin 300x200 Bonnie Serkin of Wilder Invited to Speak at Town HallWe’re excited to announce that Bonnie Serkin, Head Developer for Wilder Newport has been invited to be a presenter at the upcoming Town Hall Meeting hosted by the City of Newport on June 30th.

The focus of the meeting will be to discuss the future of Newport’s South Beach. Bonnie will be one of five speakers including Derrick Tokos, Community Development Director who will present on urban renewal projects in South Beach and Bob Cowen of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Bonnie has always emphasized how South Beach is the future of Newport as the epicenter of the maritime industry, the location of the new facility for the NOAA and the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Along with the development of the Wilder neighborhood, Oregon Coast Community College and the expansion of the Marine Mammal Institute, Bonnie envisions a future of South Beach as a new eco-district in Newport.

To hear more from Bonnie and the other presenters, join us at the Town Hall Meeting on Monday, June 30th at 6:00 pm at the Community Room, Oregon Coast Community College 400 SE College Way.

Event raises funds for OCCC’s Nursing and Occupational Health Programs

Shark Bite Disk Golf Tourney Logo Event raises funds for OCCCs Nursing and Occupational Health Programs In May the Oregon Coast Community College Foundation is holding their first OCCC Foundation Benefit Disc Golf Tournament. We’re proud to announce that the event, scheduled for May 17, 2014, will be held at the Wilder Disc Gold Course.

The event is a benefit for the college’s Nursing and Occupational Health Programs as well as Nursing Student Scholarships.

They promise a great day of disc golf at the Wilder Disc Golf Course in Newport, Oregon’s South Beach, right across the street from the Oregon Coast Community College campus.

For more information, visit: http://oregoncoastcc.org/disc-golf-tournament

Our Favorites: The Hatfield Marine Science Center

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If you’ve ever had the experience of buying a home, you’ve probably noticed that real estate professionals often utter the mantra, “Location, Location, Location.” While the statement can feel a little cliche, location really is a big factor when you’re looking for a certain quality of life.

Wilder’s intentional neighborhood was designed with a certain kind of location in mind. It is set amidst a sustainable forest, just minutes south of the Newport’s city center. Even closer is Newport’s South Beach featuring events like the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival (Feb 19-23), the famous Rogue House of Spirits, but also the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

This weekend, February 8th, the Hatfield Marine Science Center is hosting an all-day event for fossil enthusiasts. They are bringing distinguished scientists to share exhibits featuring amazing fossil finds from across Oregon. They also invite guests to bring their own fossils for expert identification.

We found the following schedule at the “Breaking Waves” blog.

Schedule:

  • 11:30 am – Guy DiTorrice speaks about seeking and finding dinosaur fossils at the Montana ranch where parts of Jurassic Park were filmed, including Duckbill (Hadrosaurus) dig sites .
  • 1:30 pm – Dr. Bill Orr, “In Search of the Conodont Animal” – a talk about the recent discovery of a small fish-like animal that has for 150 years been a mystery to the paleontology community. The Conodonts are one of the most important guide fossils to the entire Paleozoic interval of time: a duration of 300 million years, and the discovery has stirred immense interest among paleontologists.

All day:

  • Mike Full’s “Willamette Valley Pleistocene Project” display captures a glimpse of 50,000 years of prehistory in our own backyard. Giant bison and wooly mammoth fossils will be on display.
  • Kent Gibson, who has provided fossils to the Smithsonian’s collection will display a cross-section of fossils found in Lincoln County, including dolphin skulls, scallops, and whale vertebrata.
  • All events take place in the HMSC Visitor Center, which is open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm.