October 2011

Big Night 2012

Newmans at 988 : Cannon Beach, OR
6:00 pm : February 10, 2012

Come celebrate our 6th anniversary with us on February 10, 2012 with a wine dinner served family-style. Call the restaurant at (503) 436.1151 or email reservations@newmansat988.com to reserve your seat.


Newman takes New York – Cannon Beach Gazette

by Erin J. Bernard of the Cannon Beach Gazette
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

“Local chef brings a taste of Oregon to the James Beard House.”

It’s 1 p.m. in Manhattan and the lamb’s missing.

Eighty pounds of top-quality meat, UPS’ed from Oregon and slated to hit the plates of 70 hungry diners at the James Beard House at 7 p.m. sharp. And it is nowhere to be found.

What do you do? To read the rest of this article, click here.


Photos from ‘Exquisite Oregon Dinner’ at The Beard House

On Thursday, September 8, Chef John Newman was joined by a group of chefs primarily from the Pacific Northwest at The Beard House in New York City. The event was a huge success, as can be seen by the fabulous pictures posted below. Photos by Tom Kirkman.

Chef John Newman toasts success with a glass of Oregon wine

Participating chefs included:

Gehrett Billinger of The Astoria Golf & Country Club, Astoria, Oregon
Jonathon Hoffman of Seaing Greens, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Faitha Hearing of FISHES Sushi & Japanese Cuisine, Cannon Beach, Oregon
Tyler Casiano, Oregon pastry chef
Rich Strahley of Mad Boar Restaurant, North Carolina
Alex Newman of Kendall College, Chicago
Edward (EJ) Tipple of Queens, NY
Liz Rubin of Oregon, former intern at The Beard House

The exquisite dinner consisted of ingredients from every part of Oregon. Truffles from Oregon Wild Edibles; organic produce from King Fisher Farms; wine from Walnut City Wineworks, Argyle Wines, and Pelican Pub & Brewery; meat from Meadow Harvest and OK Ranch; cheese from Rogue Creamery, Tumalo Farms, and Mama Terra Micro Creamery; and bottled water from Oregon Rain.


Iron Chef Goes Coastal

Seaside Convention Center : Seaside, OR
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 : 7:00 pm
Supporting the United Way of Clatsop County

Join the fun at United Way of Clatsop County’s 4th Annual Iron Chef Goes Coastal. Newmans at 988 was chosen for last year’s People’s Choice Award giving Chef John Newman a chance to participate in this year’s Iron Chef event. Order advance tickets at (503) 325.1961 or uwcc@pacifier.com. Doors open at 5:00 pm for the Silent Auction and 6:00 pm for General Admission seating and People’s Choice Tasting. Iron Chef Competition Gong sounds at 7:00 pm.

For more information about this great organization, visit www.clatsopunitedway.org.


March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront : Portland, OR
November 9, 2011 : 6:00 pm

This exclusive evening features Oregon chefs showcasing their signature dishes and offering exciting culinary experiences.

The chefs prepare samplings of their favorite dish for guests to savor while enjoying locally produced wine and spirits and bidding on the silent auction. The evening culminates with a live auction of spectacular packages donated by the chefs.

This year’s chefs include:
Michael Conklin, Chefs Co-Chair – Lucy’s Table
Mark Henry, Chefs Co-Chair – Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Aaron Bedard – The Stephanie Inn
Paul Bosch – The Resort at the Mountain
Matt Christianson – Urban Farmer at The Nines
John Newman – Newmans at 988
Shawn Smith – The Portland Spirit
and more…

Visit marchofdimes.com/oregon/3564_27989.asp to purchase tickets and learn more.