Weekend escape: Newport, Ore.
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Weekend Escape: Newport, Ore.

Weekend escape: Newport, Ore.

Newport, on the central Oregon coast, is a working fishing town with an artistic side. The waterfront affords views such as this one of fishing boats and the Yaquina Bay Bridge

 (Barbara Albright)
Weekend escape: Newport, Ore.

The Nye Beach area is lined with inviting shops and restaurants.

 (Barbara Albright)
Weekend escape: Newport, Ore.

Early-morning calm on the ground level deck at Sylvia Beach Hotel.

 (Barbara Albright)
At Local Ocean Seafoods, the staff will be happy to tell you which boat pul
At Local Ocean Seafoods, the staff will be happy to tell you which boat pulled in your meal. (Barbara Albright)
Weekend escape: Newport, Ore.

The colorful display inside a shop in the pedestrian-friendly Nye Beach area.

 (Barbara Albright)
Weekend escape: Newport, Ore.

The Eastern vibe at Bohemian Candle in the Bayfront area.

 (Barbara Albright)
The Sylvia Beach Hotel is named after the founder of Shakespeare & Co. book
The Sylvia Beach Hotel is named after the founder of Shakespeare & Co. bookstore in Paris. Rooms are named for writers. (Barbara Albright)
Weekend escape: Newport, Ore.

Barking seals captivate a boy on one of the piers in Yaquina Bay.

 (Barbara Albright)
Weekend escape: Newport, Ore.

Surf Town Coffee proprietor Brendan Mathews greets customers and passersby with a smile and infectious positive energy at the entrance to one of his two locations in Newport.

 (Barbara Albright)
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