The sun just popped above a stand of old Douglas firs on another beautiful summer day in the Willamette Valley. In the sunlight, the butterflies are beginning their day, doing whatever it is butterflies do. The bees, too, have already started their daily rounds. The perfumed air resonates in your nose, informing you it’s lavender season in Newberg. July is that special time of year when the hills and yards along Chehalem Mountain turn purple with the shades of summer.
For 16 summers, the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival and Plein Air Art Show have been celebrated by visitors from near and far. Hosted by the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, this community-wide event features craft booths with lavender products, a fresh-cut lavender and plant sale, the art show, as well as food trucks offering up lavender-infused food and beverage options as well as their regular menus. The art show will showcase original paintings by more than 100 artists, both amateur and professional, whose outdoor creations were inspired by the area’s lavender fields in the weeks leading up to the show. The festival’s hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, July 10-11, 2021.
Now in just its second year, Taste Newberg is celebrating the larger Newberg Lavender Trail. It’s a collection of lavender farms, products, dining, beverages, attractions, and lodging, that stretch across Newberg Wine Country.
As a visitor to Newberg, you can explore a lavender farm with hundreds of varieties while also savoring a lavender-flavored sno-cone (as seen in this KGW News segment here), sip on a lavender-infused cocktail or coffee drink in downtown, and shop for lavender wellness products. Better yet, plan a lavender-themed stay and take in all the sights and perfume of this purple herb. The Newberg Lavender Trail runs the entire month of July.
You’ll see posters around town, and many locations have printed cards with a list of and map to participating farms, restaurants, shops, and more. Taste Newberg’s second annual Newberg Lavender Trail is an area-wide celebration that’s sure to enhance your visit to our beautiful slice of the Willamette Valley. A list of participants can be found below and also on our website: NewbergLavenderTrail.com
As a visitor to Newberg, you can explore a lavender farm with hundreds of varieties while also savoring a lavender-flavored sno-cone (as seen in this KGW News segment here), sip on a lavender-infused cocktail or coffee drink in downtown, and shop for lavender.
Chehalem Flats Farm Market
17733 NE North Valley Road
Cut and u-cut lavender, potted varieties, house-made body care products, culinary items
Wayward Winds Lavender Farm
17005 NE Courtney Road
Hundreds of lavender varieties for u-cut, house-made body care products, market, and lavender sno-cones
Willamette Valley Lavender Festival, Plein Air Art Show, and Marketplace
Chehalem Cultural Center – 415 E Sheridan Street
July 10 & 11, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Abigail’s Gifts (111 N Blaine St.) Handmade lavender soap, lotion, candles, and more
The Allison Inn & Spa (2525 Allison Lane) Lavender spa treatments, in-room lavender products, and more
Bellingar Estates (24055 NE North Valley Rd.) Wine tasting overlooking a lavender-dotted vineyard
Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast (28700 NE Mountain Top Rd.) Lavender-themed lodging specials, located steps from a lavender farm
Coffee Cat Coffeehouse (107 S College St.) House-made lavender-infused tea and espresso drinks
Coffee Cottage (808 E Hancock St.) Lavender-infused lemonade, tea, coffee, and rosemary-lavender scones
Cream Northwest (701 E 1st St.) Artisanal lavender ice cream and sorbet
Good Company Cheese Bar and Bistro (602 E 1st St.) Lavender-infused picnic provisions
Jem 100 Ice Cream Saloon (208 N Main St.) Lavender ice cream and milkshakes
Little Lavender Shop/Pollinate Flowers (108 S College St.) Cut flowers, wreaths and lavender body care products
Meraviglioso (19740 NE Sunnycrest Rd.) Lavender candy from the woman-owned Caramel Caravan. Blooming lavender on-site.
Miss Hannah’s Gourmet Popcorn (200 OR-99W) Lavender-infused popcorn
Ruddick/Wood (720 E 1st St.) Lavender cocktails
Teeter Totter Sweets & Treats (510 East 1st St.) Lavender-infused confections
Lodgings for Lavender Lovers
The Allison Inn and Spa: The luxury resort and spa features in-room amenities scented with lavender to enjoy in their guest room soaking tubs, including lavender-infused bath salts, lotion and soap, as well as lavender spa treatments in the award-winning spa.
Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast is within walking distance of Wayward Winds Lavender Farm and provides an idyllic respite in Oregon wine country with spectacular views of the Chehalem Valley. In July, the B&B will offer a “Lavender Refresh” package to add on to any room reservation, which includes house-made lavender lemonade, lavender shortbread cookies and a lavender bath tea bag — all made with locally grown lavender.
The Setting Inn (20300 OR-240) All guests are welcomed with a Lavender Rose Seltzer drink from Wayward Winds Lavender Farm. Most rooms overlook the north lawn, which is surrounded by mature lavender.