Since 1977, Newport, Oregon has hosted thousands of visitors at a four-day event designed to pique taste buds and enthusiasm for the treasures of Oregon’s coastal seafood and premier wineries from across the state. From February 22-25, guests at the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival will enjoy wine tastings and education, chef demonstrations and live music. The event hosts the longest-running wine competition in the Northwest along with an amateur wine competition, and this year, introduces a seafood chowder competition. Not only a long-standing tradition for foodies and wine aficionados, more than 20 coastal nonprofits work the festival as their primary fundraiser for the year. See newportchamber.org.