DescriptionNewport faces the Idaho border at the point where the Pend Oreille River enters Washington. A store opened on the Idaho side in 1889, and in 1890 a post office was established with the name Newport, in the hopes that the town would attract river traffic. In 1892 the Great Northern Railroad built a depot on the Washington side of the border and the community shifted west, thriving as an outfitting center for nearby mines.
The original settlement is now Oldtown, Idaho , separated from Newport by State Avenue. Newport also is the Washington entryway to the International Selkirk Loop.
Visitor InfoGreater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce 325 W. 4th St. NEWPORT, WA 99156. Phone:(509)447-5812
Things to SeeInternational Selkirk Loop