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).
Getting away to the countryside is the perfect way to refresh your soul. Just a short drive from Portland, Newberg is responsibly and safely open for business and offers plenty of ways to be physically distanced, and enjoy the bounty of harvest time in Oregon Wine Country.
While the wine harvest is underway here in the Willamette Valley, a number of wineries offer socially distant outdoor tastings to enjoy this autumn, offering a perfect escape for the beautiful weather in the forecast for early October. Just remember to dress for the weather, and make a reservation, as most of these exceptional experiences require an appointment.