Archive, January 13th 2021
February is Truffle Month in Newberg
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. 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 customarily held in Newberg), our local chefs and artisans look forward to featuring truffles on their winter menus.
This year, we invite truffle lovers to Newberg throughout February to experience Truffle Month in Newberg, highlighting staycations and truffle experiences at wineries, restaurants, shops, and hotels. From luxury overnight stays with in-room truffle-themed dinners to truffle beer and truffle fries, Newberg is the prime destination for truffle fans and the truffle curious. Here are a few ideas to plan your visit!
Black Tie Tours – Private Truffle Hunt
Owner Stefan Czarnecki and his trained truffle dog Ella will take you on a native Oregon truffle forage adventure. $250 per person includes a 1-2 hour truffle forage, truffle-themed lunch, transportation to and from lodging, truffle education and culinary tips, and a truffle take-home gift. Optionally, a private wine tasting with a guest winemaker is available for an additional fee.
Food & Drink
Please check each listing’s website for details and booking information.
Cozy up at Adelsheim Vineyards with a black truffle Gruyère fondue prepared by the chefs at Newbergundian Bistro, an indulgent accompaniment to a flight of Adelsheim’s award-winning Pinot Noir.
In downtown Newberg, Anam Cara Cellars currently hosts wine tastings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday under their outdoor tasting tent with cozy fire pits. During February, local truffled popcorn will be offered to enjoy with their wine tastings.
Truffle hounds know they can always find Oregon Truffle Oil on the shelves here, made nearby at the Joel Palmer House in Dayton.
Good Company Cheese Bar & Bistro
Newberg’s new gourmet shop will offer a truffle-themed special cheese and charcuterie plate to-go throughout February. This shop is an excellent stop to stock up on delicious snacks (handmade chocolate, preserves, bread, fresh pasta, and more) for your staycation or to enjoy back at home.
This pizza shop down an alley in a former garage serves up artisan pies every night for takeout or enjoyment on their tented outdoor patio. Beyond the pies, their menu features Truffle Cheese Bread, an indulgent appetizer topped with mozzarella, Italian herbs, truffle oil and honey.
Newberg’s cheerful new popcorn store will feature truffled popcorn for February. This seasonal flavor will also be available at Anam Cara Cellars.
This wine country bistro is open daily for takeout and outdoor dining. Look for truffle-infused menu items throughout the month of February.
At their newly reopened tasting room, REX HILL worked with renowned chef Cory Schreiber to source Oregon black truffles, which he infuses in butter and serves with sliced baguette.
Downtown Newberg’s farm-to-fork restaurant offers covered, heated patio seating, as well as a menu of food, wine, and cocktails to-go. Their hand-cut truffle fries are a must-order!
Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery
Each winter, in collaboration with The Oregon Truffle Festival, this farmhouse brewery makes La Truffe: a coveted truffled hazelnut stout. The beer will be released sometime in February to enjoy the brewery’s beer garden or bottle to-go.