Dine Out for Samaritan House Adds New Restaurant
Clearwater Restaurant, at SW Lee and SW Bay Boulevard, has partnered with Samaritan House for the upcoming “Dine Out for Samaritan House” Wednesday, February 5th. Clearwater Restaurant will donate 40% of proceeds to the homeless family shelter.
This marks the 4th year on Newport’s Bayfront for Clearwater Restaurant. Loved by locals and visitors, this favorite restaurant overlooks Yaquina Bay and Port Dock 1, and brings a little piece of city to our small coastal community. The team of husband and wife, Hans and Janell Goplen, Executive Chef Doublas Sorianno and General Manager Yesinia Hua, alongside a dedicated and talented “front and back of the house” are making magic on the Bayfront. With melt in your mouth food, delicious cocktails, caring service and a “one-of-a-kind, take-it-all-in view,” it could be easy to overlook the other key magic ingredient. Giving.
“Growning up in Newport, I was very fortunate to have a wonderful family and support system. I really feel like the community of Newport helped raise me. I am so thrilled to be living here and be able to give back!” said Janell Goplen whose grandfather and grandmother (Tom and Silvia Becker) had a restaurant on Newport’s bay front in the 70’s called the PipTide. Through their “Cocktail for the Cause” program, Community Dine Out events and charitable giving to local organizations, Clearwater has donated over $100,000 in the last four years to local organizations. “We are only one restaurant, but It’s important to us that we’re active in our community, and a large part of this is being aware of the issues that are happening around us,” says Janell Goplen, Co-owner. “Giving back does so much to help those in need and contribute to the common good, and it is our way of connecting with and supporting the community.”
“We hope to rally whatever resources we can gather and support the charity in their life-saving work,” said Janell Goplen. “We are so happy to be hosting the Dine Out and in addition will be donating all of the proceeds from our “Cocktail for the Cause” program to Samaritan House from February 1- 21st.”
Restaurant patrons can help Samaritan House every time they order the “Cocktail for the Cause.” The cocktail changes daily and all sales of the drink go to Samaritan House. The “Cocktail for the Cause” program has been a huge hit in the community. Guests have purchased over $9000 of these specialty cocktails going directly to local charities in the four years we have been open.” said Yesinia Hua, General Manager of Clearwater. “It is very exciting when I get to see firsthand how this program has helped local non-profits and families. From September through December the “Cocktail for the Cause” program allowed us to donate $1000 to organizations like Fisherman’s Wives in their holiday giving to families in need.”
“We have young children of our own, and we really believe that no child should ever have to go without shelter. There are unfortunately many people out there who have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, and where they will stay. We are thrilled to partner with Samaritan House as they do what they do to eradicate that fear.”
Hans Goplen Co-Owner, Clearwater Restaurant