Oregon leaders know there’s a one in three chance of a massive earthquake and tsunami over the next 50 years.
Those are high odds. And they’re the reason why some people are frustrated Oregon State University plans to build a $50 million dollar research center smack in the middle of the tsunami zone.
In Newport’s harbor, moored next to all the fishing boats, lies the Newport Belle.
It’s an old stern-wheeler that’s been turned into a bed and breakfast by owner, Michael Wilkinson.