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Newmans at 988 in Cannon Beach Celebrates 10 Years!

Press Release
January 10, 2016
For immediate release

Chef John Newman & his wife Sandy are pleased to invite the public to join in a celebratory dinner Friday, February 5, 2016 to commemorate their 10 year anniversary of Newmans at 988 in Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast. The dinner will replicate the movie classic “Big Night” set in the 1950s on the New Jersey shore & will feature 6 courses with wines. This is their 10th year in recreating the menu featured in the movie.

The movie, “Big Night” was released in 1995 and featured Minnie Driver, Isabella Rossellini, Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoab before they were stars. Chef Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and businessman Secondo (Stanley Tucci) are immigrant brothers from Italy who open their dream restaurant, Paradise, in New Jersey. However, Primo’s authentic food is too unfamiliar for the local tastes, and the restaurant is struggling. Meanwhile, their competitor, Pascal’s has succeeded despite the mediocre and uninspired food there. When famous Italian-American bandleader Louis Prima is scheduled to appear at Paradise, the two brothers put all of their efforts into the important meal, which will likely decide the fate of their restaurant. As they wait for Prima and his entourage to arrive, the diners indulge in the exquisite food and partake in a fabulous celebration.

The meal is centered around one dish “timpano” (or drum) which is a complicated pasta dish which Chef John and his crew present with even more fanfare than in the movie. Also on the menu are soup, a risotto course, a fish course and porchetta and of course dessert. Specially selected Italian wines will accompany each course and be presented by wine maker Aaron Coe. The cost per person is $99 and space is limited. This is a family style seating event unless prior arrangements are made. Please call 503.436.1151 for more information or to make reservations.

Newmans at 988 is located at 988 Hemlock Street at the corner of Harrison Street in Midtown Cannon Beach.

“Simple Elegance in an Intimate Setting”
988 Hemlock St
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110


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.


Chef John Newman to Open Sushi Restaurant in Cannon Beach


FISHES Sushi & Japanese Cuisine
Grand Opening : November 10, 2011 (Tentative)

Press Release
July 9, 2011

Bill and Diana Pappas and John and Sandy Newman are pleased to announce the joining of sorts as the Pappas’ retire and the Newmans take over their space at 240 N Hemlock Street in Cannon Beach.

Bill and Diana Pappas have decided to retire JP’s Restaurant after nearly 18 years. They began in the Cannon Beach Hotel location in 1994 and moved to their current location in 2004.

The Newmans will be taking over the lease at 240 N Hemlock as of October 1, 2011. Their concept, although in its earliest stages, is named FISHES Sushi and will feature Asian-inspired style meats, vegetarian and sushi. The concept is based on John’s experience at Silks Restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco and FISHES Seafood and Steaks in Pacific City. An opening date has been tentatively set for November 10, 2011. The Newmans will continue to operate Newmans at 988 in Midtown.


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.


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


Chef’s Night Out

Surfsand Resort : Cannon Beach, OR
Sunday, May 23, 2010

On Sunday, May 23, Chef John joined other local chefs for Chef’s Night Out. An annual fundraiser for the Cannon Beach Children’s Center hosted by the Surfsand Resort, this annual event was a major success.