Past Events

First Wednesday Dine Out for Samaritan House

From October to June, restaurants in Newport host a monthly Dine Out for Samaritan House on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Each restaurant gives between 10-50% of their proceeds from that day to Samaritan House, helping to house homeless families with children. This “win-win” fundraiser helps Samaritan House while also boosting the mid-week business […]

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The Afternoon Tea

A Touch of Paris Brought to you by Susan Painter, Advantage Real Estate and Oregon Coast Bank. Samaritan House invites you to an Afternoon Tea, Saturday February 9th at 2pm at First Presbyterian Church in Newport. Guests will enjoy a full high tea meal, including scones, finger sandwiches, savory treats and desserts. Tickets are $35 […]

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The Gala Dinner and Auction

The 2018 Garden Gala Dinner and Auction was a great success! Thanks to the generous donors and attendees of the Garden Gala, we raised $40,000 in 2018 for the programs and operations of Samaritan House! See you next year! Thank you to our presenting sponsors: How Can I Help? If you are interested in volunteering […]

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Rob and Melissa MacDonald

Rob and Melissa MacDonald established a deep connection after meeting during a time when Rob was caring for his Mother and Grandfather, both with serious illnesses, and Melissa had lost her husband to leukemia. The couple has been married since October 11, 2012 (10/11/12). Rob has been in the restaurant industry most of his working […]

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Lesley Ogden and William Arens

Lesley Ogden & William Arens are professionals who have been living in Lincoln County since 2006. They migrated to the coast by way of Portland (OHSU) and Eugene (University of Oregon) after growing up in our nation’s two sunshine states of Florida & California. Lesley works as CEO of Samaritan Pacific Communities & North Lincoln […]

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Jonny and Michelle Law

Jonny and Michelle Law first met when Michelle was a bartender and cut Jonny off, leading him to say “I’m going to marry that woman someday.” True to his word, they have been married for seven years and have three children. Jonny’s lifelong dream was to own a fishing vessel and, after working on his […]

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Doug and Tracy Chadwick

Doug and Tracy Chadwick both grew up in Texas and met while attending University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, brought together by a love of teeth. The couple moved to Newport seven years ago and opened a dental practice, where Doug drills and fills and Tracy is the practice administrator. The couple has one […]

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Chris and Julia Carlson

Chris and Julia Carlson have been married and lived on the Oregon Coast for last 22 years. Chris is the owner of CP Carlson Builders and Julia is owner of Financial Freedom Wealth Management Group. They have 3 kids, Katelyn 15, Jasmine 11 and Jake 9. So why did two successful entrepreneurs with a busy […]

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Charlie Plybon and Cristen Don

Charlie and Cristen have had the good fortune of calling Newport home for nearly 20 years – the place where they found their first career jobs and each other. This twosome share a passion for the ocean and beach and enjoy surfing, drinking good beer with friends, spending time with their coastal brown hound, Playa, […]

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Birgitte Ryslinge and Robin Gintner

Birgitte Ryslinge is the President of Oregon Coast Community College and Robin Gintner is the Chief of Finance and Operations. While both are busy supporting and advancing the cause and mission of the College, they are committed to devoting the time (and the embarrassment) of a dancing competition to support the great cause of Samaritan […]

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