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The combination of Mo Niemi’s warm, hospitable personality and many unforgettable events gave the “little joint on the waterfront” its unique charm.

5 locations in Oregon

Mo's PDX - Concourse C at the
Portland International Airport.

Mo's Cannon Beach

Mo's Lincoln City on Siletz Bay

Otter Rock - Mo's West
Open seasonally.

Newport - Mo's Annex

Mo's Story

When Mohava Marie Niemi, Newport’s crusty, big hearted chain smoking mother died in 1992 at the age of 79, she left behind much more than a successful business and a trunk full of colorful anecdotes. Her greatest legacy, perhaps, was the work ethic she instilled in her family, which survives to this day.

Mo and her restaurants have been and continue to be written up in dozens of newspapers and magazines around the United States.

In 1999 Mo’s Clam Chowder was a featured entrée at the first luncheon ever held in the Smithsonian Institute, which celebrated “Best American Regional Foods.” She was very proud of the notoriety, but most of all grateful for the restaurants’ popularity, and she gave back graciously to her community.

Mo gave of herself completely, promoting “Newport the Friendliest,” with her time, energy and money. That legacy continues to this day in her granddaughter Cindy McEntee.

For her “outstanding development of her business and her contributions to the community” Cindy was awarded the 2001 1st runner up, National Small Business Person of the Year from President George W. Bush. Cindy continues to run the business today along with the help of her daughter Gabrielle and son Dylan.

In January of 2005 Cindy published a book, Mo’s On The Waterfront, Tradition Turned Legend to honor the life of her beloved grandmother and to celebrate the business she created over 55 years ago.

A trip to the Oregon Coast is not complete without a stop at Mo’s. We look Forward to serving you!

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Address 11436 Bay Street
Zip/Postal Code97439
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