Feed Your Inner Pizza-Connoisseur and Craft Beer Enthusiast
Whether you are visiting for the great food and beverage options or indulging your tastes in art or fashion, we want you to experience all of the “tastes” of Newberg. If your current travel plans didn’t include enjoying pizza and craft beer, we hope these suggestions might encourage you to extend your stay, or perhaps give a reason to come back and visit Newberg again soon!
Stretched and reformed again and again, a mere ball of dough evolves from its once “mediocre” round identity into a flat, beautiful blank canvas for artistry. The pizza artist will create a masterpiece of steaming hot, delicious pizza crust, topped with homemade sauce, locally sourced cheese and other ingredient variations that are sure to release a significant number of endorphins in your brain. Right before your eyes, this amalgam will make your mouth water. The moment the aromas of just out-of-the-oven fresh sizzling pie touch your nose, it all turns into a bit of a blur. To fold or not to fold? Is a large pizza considered a personal pizza? Before you know it, you’re ordering another one.
The only thing that can send this experience over the top is to pair these pies with refreshing local craft brew.
At Honey Pie, you can enjoy an “Eye of Pi” beer on tap, from Newberg’s own Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery . A table saison with Indian coriander, thoughtfully created to elevate your pizza experience. It’s no coincidence that it’s 3.14 percent ABV given the name “Pi”.
We had an opportunity to sit down with Honey Pie Pizza Co-Owners Bubba & Sarah (Godspeed Hollow Farm in Newberg) and talk shop.
“What Honey Pie was doing before was more of a speakeasy type of pizza shop, it was a cool development for the brand. We see more value in being more outwardly focused”. -Bubba
Honey Pie is aiming to do just that through their “Pies with Purpose.” Every month they are creating a locally sourced, delicious pizza that will spark conversation with unique recipes, and through donating a portion of the proceeds to non-profit organizations. This month’s Pie with Purpose is called Elotes! and supports the Newberg Emergency Shelter – a local nightly resource to house those in need of a temporary place to stay.
“I’m generation 5 Newberg, so I’ve seen this town grow and change and continue to evolve into this next thing. Being from Newberg, I want a seat at the table to help drive what Newberg becomes. As a business that’s right here downtown, it gives us another way to help influence and impact what the city has coming to it.” – Sarah
“It’s not that we had this deep burning desire to own a restaurant. It was that we wanted to invest in the community. What are things that we can donate to in our community, or for people that are affected in our community. That so that’s why we do the pies with purpose. All those organizations that we donate to have been within Yamhill County so far. That was what really led us to make the jump into it, we already loved food. Our life is 99% dominated by food.” – Bubba
Must Try: August PWP: Elotes! – Chipotle crema base, mozz, fresh sweet corn from Nottinghamshire Farms, cotija, radishes and red onion from Godspeed Hollow, topped with cilantro, a crema swirl, and fresh lime. If you didn’t catch that, it’s a traditional Mexican Street corn style pie, and worth getting before it’s gone! Pro Tip: Order the truffle cheese bread.
Hours: Mon, Weds, & Thurs, for dinner only 4pm – 8pm. Now Open for Lunch Fri – Sun 11am – 9pm. Located 112 1/2 S College St, “down the alley” in Newberg. Next to Pollinate Flowers.
After moving from their first location, Agrivino in Carlton, Chef Dario has set up in downtown Newberg and is serving delicious Northern-Italian dishes with a fun schedule: five-course wine paired dinner Thursday through Saturday, gnocchi and pizza on Sunday.
Are you looking for an authentic Italian pizza, (but for reasons out of your control) can’t book the plane ticket to Naples, Italy? We see you. We suggest you head to Rosmarino Osteria Italiana for their pizza every Sunday. Transport your tastebuds with the sensational pure, handmade, fresh ingredients thoughtfully prepared from Chef Dario’s Nonna Agnese cookbook.
What customers are saying:
“All of the elements of the pizza were impeccable. Great crust with some char, flavorful sauce and cheese”.Stephanie T. Gilbert, AZ
“The prosciutto pizza was unbelievable with the homemade dough.” Kyle S. Concord, CA
“My wife and I ordered a margarita pizza as well as spicy spaghetti. Both were incredible dishes, and we were incredibly happy. Anytime we want authentic Italian food with a wonderful space and staff, we will be coming here.” – Nick G. Portland, OR
Hours: Sunday is Pizza & Gnocchi all-day from 11:30am – 7:30pm. Reservations are always required and can easily be made via OpenTable.
In 2006 The Utz family started catering with the first mobile wood-fired oven in the Willamette Valley. “We love the area for Its local bounty and proximity to the Pacific Oceans’ vast selection of fish. We had always wanted a little spot to showcase the area’s food and wine. So, in 2016 we began the search for and found our 1915 craftsman building and began the process of renovating it.” – Chris Utz
Opening in 2020 with their signature wood-fired oven and hospitality, Forage was born. Located in downtown Newberg, Forage Cafe serves wood-fired NW and Italian-inspired cuisine in a traditional craftsman bungalow. Owner and Chef Chris Utz has also crafted an extensive wine, beer, and spirits selection.
Must try: Calabrian Chili and Sausage Pizza, Prosciutto and Cherry Tomato Pizza.
Hours: 11:30am – Late Fri – Sun. 3pm – Late. Weds & Thurs. Closed Tues.
Where to Find The Best Craft Beer in Newberg
The Willamette Valley is of course known for its illustrious Pinot noir and rolling green hills of vineyards. These days it’s becoming more common to see long-stemmed hop farms planted, and the production growing with each year. Craft beer has slowly spread out from the Portland-Metro area into Yamhill County, and the excitement for the future of the beer industry here in the Willamette Valley is humming!
It true what the local winemakers say, “it takes a lot of good beer to make good wine”.
Established in 2011, Chehalem Valley Brewery had the vision to satisfy a variety of beer connoisseurs with their local ingredients and longtime beer knowledge. Starting with a history of home brewing, and an excitement for sharing new creations, CVB opened their doors in Newberg, Oregon where they have established a family-friendly traditional style brewery and restaurant where the local community can gather.
The brew masters at CVB aim to choose the highest quality ingredients from local providers and work at maintaining sustainability within the company. They use a micro-brewing system which allows for creativity and experimentation for a wide variety of ales to cater to their customers.
Must Try: The Oregon Blonde Ale, or The Flagship 1 IPA!
Hours: Weds – Sat 11am – 9pm, Sun 11am – 7pm
Paul Long believes in creating ales and lagers handcrafted without compromise. “Our layered approach to brewing results in expressive aromas and flavors that are integrated and balanced. We use select whole Hops for freshness and the best Malts from around the world. Savor the aroma, flavor, and finish of Long Brewing Ales and Lagers– just as you would a fine wine.” – Paul Long
Retired electrical engineer Paul Long has been hand-delivering his delicious beers all around Yamhill County for years, and the product speaks for itself! Long Brews can be found in Newberg at The Allison Inn & Spa, Archer Vineyards, Artisanal Cellars, Barley & Vine, Newburgundian Bistro, Raindance Vineyards, and Social Goods Market. You can find his full distribution list here on his website, pick up a 22-ounce bottle to try at home. Must-try: Linda’s Lager!
You can call to make a reservation for tasting with Paul Long, Long Brewing LLC (by appointment) 29380 NE Owls Lane, Newberg, OR 97132. 503-349-8341
Wolves and People started as a one-man show, hidden off Benjamin Rd. on the North end of town. Some might say it’s a great find on your way in or out of Newberg. Long-time beer writer, Christian DeBenedetti created this brand to bridge the gap between funky farmhouse ales, and approachability. In turn, he’s created a place for everyone from near and far to come and enjoy great local beers. When you visit the Wolves & People barn and beer garden, there is no inner circle, just a place to gather and feel at ease. “In the old wooden barn, time is a guest.” – Wolves & People.
Must Try Beers: Postman & Nels.
Hours: Mon-Tues, closed Wed-Thurs, 4-8pm Fri-Sun, 2-8pm. Last call is a few minutes before 8PM
We hope you’ll plan your next trip to Newberg soon for a taste of our local pizza and craft beer!
Almost immediately, you’ll see that Newberg is not just a special place – it’s a special state of mind. To help you chart your own course, we’ve prepared a few sample itineraries on our “Plan My Trip” page. It’s all here in Newberg… and you should be too!