Following the mighty Pacific Ocean’s expansive ebb and flow, there’s a certain tang of gastronomy in the air in the charming beach town of Newport, Oregon. It’s a signature blend of the sea welcoming you through your nostrils, mingled with a delightful whiff of culinary magic. Where’s this all from, you ask? No other than Clearwater Restaurant — your perfect storm watching, waterfront dining haven.
Back in the day, storm watching was relegated to mariners and weather nerds, but factor in a mouth-watering meal by the sea, throw in a dash of cozy ambiance and Shazam! A new pastime is born.
At Clearwater, the vibe starts with the vista. There’s nothing like storm watching while situated comfortably inside, safe from the cold gusty winds and intermittent showers. Imagine monstrous waves clashing against the shore and the flailing tempest of the waters in its full rage. Now, hold that thought, rewind a bit and picture yourself witnessing this dramatic spectacle from the warmth of a quaint and comfortable space, no rain boots required.
Start your storm watching session with the ever-so-popular Clearwater clam chowder. That’s a must. Let there be no debate about this. Comfort food doesn’t get any better when it comes to warming you up amid the refreshing chill. We’ve heard some patrons even claim it’s better than their grandma’s, but we won’t tell if you won’t.
Next up, let the Blackened Seared Ahi Tuna grace your palate. This tangy, perfectly seared fish served along with a composed Asian salad is nothing short of culinary poetry. It’s our very own culinary version of storm chasing. Only this chase lands on your tastebuds and is perfectly paired with a bold white wine or a crisp local brew.
As you witness the wild spectacle of the storm unfold, end your meal on a sweet note with our divine house-made desserts. Our recommendation? The Chocolate Pot de Crème — so decadent it might just incite a storm of tastes in your mouth itself.
Our friendly staff is always ready to deliver a world-class dining experience, ensuring the storm outside is the only one you have to think about. They’re well-primed to share a little history and culture of the local area too. Where do you think the restaurant got its name from? *winks*
So, rain or shine, head-on out to Clearwater Restaurant. Come in, shake off the chill, find your perfect spot, order up some fantastic food, and let nature’s drama be the backdrop of an unforgettable dining experience.
Whether you’re a storm enthusiast or a zealous foodie, let Clearwater Restaurant take you on a whirlwind culinary adventure of memorable flavors as spectacular as the surrounding seascape. With Mother Nature putting on her grand show outside, and Clearwater’s culinary symphony keeping pace inside, you’ve indeed found yourself in the perfect storm. Here, every forkful is an ode to the tempest outside, and every sip is a toast to the cozy refuge you find within.
And if you’re lucky enough, you might even witness the moment when the storm calms, and the sun’s rays peek through the gloomy sky. Now that’s an experience worth blogging about!
So, raincoats off; appetites on. From passionate gastronomer to enthralled storm watcher, here at Clearwater, we provide the quintessential Newport experience. After all, where else can you come in from the storm and still relish it so thoroughly?
And there you have it, folks — highlights from an eventful day at Clearwater Restaurant. It’s the perfect storm alright, just not the kind you’d expect.