Newport

Newport Washington

Overview
Newport was given its name in 1890 because it was selected as a landing site for the first steamboat on the Pend Oreille River. Newport was officially incorporated on April 16, 1903. The first river bridge was built in 1906, and was replaced in 1926. Newport is the largest city in the Pend Oreille County. The city offers a small town friendly atmosphere with a nostalgic “old time” feel. The total population is just over 2000 residents and just about everything is within walking distance.

Climate
In the summer the average temperature 70-80 degrees and in the winter is much cooler averaging 20-30 degrees. Newport Washington is situated at an elevation of 2150 ft. which is the perfect elevation to experience all 4 seasons.   Because the city of Newport is conveniently located near the shores of the Pend Oreille River it is easy to escape the higher temperature and cool down it the refreshing waters.

Location & Surrounding Areas
Newport is located on the International Selkirk Loop, a 280 scenic route that passes through Washington, Idaho and the Canadian Provence of British Columbia.

Newport Washington features a tourist friendly down-town with an old fashion soda fountain, a pizzeria and numerous shops and dinning opportunities.