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Newmans at 988 Winter Closure

Newmans at 988 : Cannon Beach, OR
January 16 – February 9, 2012

It’s that time of year again: winter on the Oregon Coast. Each year we take a few weeks off during the slowest months of the year. Beginning Tuesday, January 16 we will close our doors to recoup and refocus as we prepare for another year of business. Be sure to join us on Friday, February 10 as we reopen for our ‘Big Night’ Anniversary event. After that, our schedule will return to normal.


WOW (Women Only Weekend)

Women Only Weekend : Cannon Beach, OR
November 11-13, 2011 : 5:30 – 9:00 pm

As part of WOW, Cannon Beach’s pre-holiday shopping event, all women diners at Newmans at 988 will receive one free dessert with purchase of an entree.


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 to reserve your seat.


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 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


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 to purchase tickets and learn more.


‘Pairings’ at the Oregon State Fair

Hart of the Garden : Oregon State Fairgrounds : Salem, OR
Friday, August 26, 2011 : 5pm – 9pm
To purchase tickets visit

“Pairings!” A celebration of Oregon’s wine, cuisine and music! Featuring pairings of Oregon’s finest wines with cuisine from Oregon’s Top chefs and some of the region’s best musical talent, this fabulous event will be held in the beautiful Hart of the Garden at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Each participating winery will team with a chef to present perfect pairings of Oregon wine and cuisine.

Complimented with a musical tribute to Ray Charles hosted by Patrick Lamb, featuring an ensemble of Oregon’s best talent!

Tickets are $50 per person at and include admission to Pairings, the Oregon State Fair, and a commemorative wine glass.


ZooLaLa 2011

ZooLaLa 2011

Oregon Zoo : Portland, OR
Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

ZooLaLa has come and gone, a fun filled evening of fine dining and entertainment which took place under the stars at the Oregon Zoo. Chef John Newman served up a special recipe for the event which benefits the Zoo to You youth outreach program. For more information visit


2011 Aqua Plate Special

Aqua Plate Special 2011

May 2011 : American Wetlands Month

In honor of The Wetlands Conservancy’s 30th anniversary, and American Wetlands Month in May, Newmans at 988 along with select restaurants and all New Seasons Markets promoted an “Aqua Plate Special” menu item, featuring seafood whose habitat is dependent upon the health of Oregon’s estuaries, and from which a portion of proceeds were donated to The Wetlands Conservancy.

Newmans at 988 participated by serving wild-caught salmon. For the month of May, 10% of the proceeds of each Aqua Plate Special were donated to The Wetlands Conservancy.


Newmans at 988 Welcomes Sous Chef Steven Alldrin

Chef John Newman is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Alldrin as Sous Chef at Newmans at 988. Steven, 23, comes to Newmans via the Wayfarer Restaurant where he was the Lead Line Cook.

Steven is a 2006 graduate of the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland. This is Steven’s second tour of Newmans. He was first employed from May 2008 to June 2009. In addition to Newmans and the Wayfarer, he has previously worked on the Kona Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. Cooking is in his family. His brother Jason Alldrin is the Executive Chef at Maggies at the Inn at Seaside.

Steven was born in Portland and in his spare time enjoys surfing, gardening, and raising chickens.


Savor Cannon Beach & Organic Farmers Lunch

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Newmans at 988 hosted an Organic Farmers Lunch on Saturday, March 12 during Savor Cannon Beach. The lunch featured the organic produce of Jeff Trenary of King Fisher Farms. View the menu here: Organic Farmers Lunch Menu.

Appetizers from Newmans at 988 were also served at IceFire Glassworks during Saturday’s Wine Tour. For additional information on Savor Cannon Beach 2011, visit