While many of America’s old seaports are now only tourist parks on the water, Newport, Oregon remains a working fishing port. Its port is brimming with rugged fishing trawlers and salty weather beaten sailors.
Of course, there is also “Mo’s Annex”, which has been serving clam chowder, oyster stew and seafood since 1946. Mo is described on the menu as a “crusty, chain smoking, big-hearted town mother”. She died in 1992 but her legacy lives on and her “Chowder Room” produces 500,000 pounds of clam chowder a year.