Newberg is teeming with truffles. We’re talking about the prized, mysterious, buried treasure that grows on the roots of trees (don’t get us wrong, we love the chocolate kind, too!). This intoxicating culinary delicacy has fascinated and delighted people for centuries, and truffle season is something we look forward to every winter, when native Oregon truffles are harvested right here in the Willamette Valley. Largely thanks to the annual Oregon Truffle Festival (virtual this year, but normally held in Newberg), our local chefs and artisans look forward to featuring truffles on their winter menus.
Support Newberg wineries and shop local for your holiday cheer! There’s still time to pick up that last minute bubbly for your Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. While Newberg may be a distance west of France, it has become an epicenter for excellent American sparkling wine. Production began in 1986 and now, Newberg boasts 10 wineries, locally producing 15 different sparkling wines. In our latest blog article, we feature sparklers that are in stock and available for pick up. There’s a lot to see in Newberg Wine Country, and it’s all just minutes from Portland.
This time of year, holiday lights twinkle in the shop windows that line Downtown Newberg’s charming First Street. The perfect holiday weekend getaway can be found just a short drive from Portland. Here, you'll find shelves stocked for everyone on a shopper’s list, with friendly proprietors waiting to greet you. This year, we’re shining a spotlight on 12 independently owned retail shops downtown. Each of these features gift items made right here in Newberg, along with a wonderful variety of goods from beyond. We hope you’ll plan your own relaxed, walkable holiday excursion to shop local this year.
While grapes are in Newberg’s spotlight with 100 of the world’s best wineries all within a ten-mile radius, Newberg’s all-new Distillery Trail offers an alternative tasting experience with five distilleries connected along a 30-mile route through Newberg’s beautiful countryside. In addition to this spirits tour, Newberg offers sumptuous dining choices, boutiques, and comfy lodgings that make it the perfect weekend getaway (or weekday, for that matter).