Wake Up in Wonder this Holiday Season

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Waking Up in Wonder at The Setting Inn
Photo by Britt Eisele

Travelers are often drawn to Newberg this time of the year due to the wide variety of experiences to enjoy with family and friends. The restaurants, wineries, craft beer, coffee roasters, art, and boutique shopping makes Newberg a great holiday travel destination. But don’t just experience a day in Newberg Wine Country, spend the night and Wake Up in Wonder! 

Start your Newberg adventure at The Setting Inn. It’s more than just a place to stay. It’s a place to escape and indulge in one of the nation’s fastest growing wine regions; and for good reason. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, they do their best to make you feel at home.

Lifestyle Properties, host of a variety of Newberg vacation rentals, from stylish, affordable apartments in the heart of downtown Newberg to sweeping vineyard views in their countryside homes. Now through the end of December, use the code TASTEHOLIDAYS, when booking through Lifestyle Properties. You will be presented with a bonus holiday sweet treat, paired with a local bottle of wine. 

A Taste of Home

If your tastes for home decor look a lot like Santa’s village, and you’re ready to “deck the halls with boughs of holly” we recommend visiting Red Hills Home & Gift in downtown Newberg. Your home will capture the essence of the holidays after picking up a few more “essential” Christmas decorations (because yes, you do need one more Santa) and there are gifts aplenty if you’re getting a head start on your Christmas shopping at Lineage

Need a great bundle to fill a gift basket? Little Lavender Shop additionally specialized in handmade lavender bath salts, room sprays, gorgeous dried flower arrangements and more!

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Caravan Coffee Pour Over Experiences
Photo by Britt Eisele

A Taste of Coffee

If you are a coffee lover, then your taste for Coffee will be served up in Newberg!

Caravan Coffee roasters provides an inviting break from your holiday shopping. Enjoy their newly-refreshed coffee tasting room in Newberg’s “Flight District”, with indoor bar seating, heated outdoor patio space, free wifi, local pastries and jams. Shop their fresh roasts, brew gear and coffee merchandise, including home accessories, hats, and Christmas Blend coffee beans.

Downtown Newberg coffee shop Coffee Cat is a popular stop for George Fox University students as well as locals. While well-known for making all their in-house pastries fresh from scratch, they also offer tantalizing coffee drinks. INSIDER TIP: Don’t miss out on the cinnamon rolls! They are the best. Also available are holiday ornaments, Christmas Cocoa boxes, art from local artists, and other merch.

We recommend taking a seasonal bag of beans home from each of our Newberg coffee shops, to enjoy all December long! 

A Taste of Fine Dining

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The Painted Lady Baked Alaska
photo by The Painted Lady

Recently USA Today released the results of their Reader’s Choice voting for Best Small Town Food Scene. Coming in at No. 4: Newberg, Oregon!  Make your plans now for a special holiday dining experience or, if time doesn’t permit, shop the BERG gift card, or direct from one of these top-rated Newberg restaurants. 

SubTerra Kitchen – Celebrating simple food with bold flavors, supporting local farms and purveyors, bringing seasonal ingredients to your table. 

JORY at The Allison Inn & Spa – Designed to intrigue the senses, JORY’s Tasting Menu that is artfully paired with regional wines is the perfect gift for your favorite foodie. Gift cards for JORY Restaurant & Bar are available for purchase in any denomination and never expire. 

The Painted Lady – Refined, modern American cuisine in Oregon wine country, serving a seasonal tasting menu Wednesday through Sunday.

Rosmarino – It’s ITALY in the heart of Willamette Valley and downtown Newberg! Handmade pure Northern Italian Cuisine with a real Italian accent. Join them for Wine Weekends with tantalizing food and wine pairing menus. 

A Taste of Sweet

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Cream Northwest crafts sumptuous and unique ice cream, featuring seasonal flavors and local ingredients. Expect more mind blowing Christmas flavors to drop in December! 

If ice cream is just the beginning, the cherry on top is Teeter Totter Sweets & Treats. A delicious selection of candy, custom chocolates, uniquely-flavored truffles, soft-serve ice cream, and toys are on offer! Put together your own box of chocolates, with a card and treats galore. 

Are you selected to bring dessert to the Holiday party this year? Sprinkles of Joy has great cookies, cakes, and more to pre-order. Holiday pre-order specials include a cookie plate for Santa, and a Jingle Jangle goodies box. Gift cards are also available! The big guy, better known as Santa Claus, will be visiting the bakery on Saturday, Dec. 4th and 18th, so SAVE THE DATE! 

A Taste of Savory

 Miss Hannah’s Gourmet Popcorn has taken the nostalgia of holiday popcorn to the next level. You can choose from Peppermint: sweet popcorn enrobed in crushed candy canes, Santa’s Mix: a red, green, and white corn version of their Tutti Frutti, Candy Cane Drizzle: peppermint drizzled in dark chocolate (sign us up!) and Pfeffernusse: warm winter spices and white chocolate drizzle! 

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Miss Hannah’s Popcorn Gift Boxes

Their individual popcorn sleeves make great stocking stuffers for the whole family, while these gift boxes (shown here) fit 5 bags of popcorn. The team at Miss Hannah’s can ship it with red tissue and a handwritten note card for the gift recipient, if needed! If you have a hard time deciding on a flavor for someone else, go with a gift card. 

What do you get when you pair appetizing charcuterie, tasty cheeses with all the serving accoutrements one can ever dream of? Good Company Cheese Bar & Bistro. Don’t miss an opportunity to shop their expansive storefront of gourmet goodies and gifts during your next trip to Newberg. And make time for a craft holiday cocktail in the Bistro bar. You won’t regret it! 

A Taste of Wine & Spirits

It’s that special time of year for hot toddies and festive craft cocktails! Thank you, Father Winter for making spirits bright. Join us as we celebrate the season, pop a bottle (or two) of bubbles and open up the good wine we save for special events. If you don’t have any, shop these great local producers!

Anacréon Winery has a wonderful lineup of wines, including their new release Avec Amour Rosé. Rich and elegant on the palate, the 2021 vintage shows red fruits, violets and a lovely acidity. Perfect for aperitifs’ and complex enough for your holiday tables. Give yourself and the ones you love most an Epicure Experience which includes a menu of curated food plates created by Chef Erick Caballero will be served with each of their wines.

It’s that special time of year for Hot Toddies and festive craft cocktails! Thank you, Father Winter, for making spirits bright again. Killdeer Distillery has Bourbon, Gin, Corn Whiskey, Vodka and even Absinthe if you want to kick up your heels. Insider Tip: Shop early to snag a bottle of their Vanilla Extract for all your holiday baking needs. 

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Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery
Photo by Britt Eisele

A Taste of Craft Beer

If your tastes prefer a fresh hopped IPA, or a funky fresh farmhouse ale, then you should highly consider joining the beer club at Social Goods Market or visiting one of these fine craft beer establishments. 

If you have commitment issues on memberships, then might we suggest a growler? Barley & Vine Tavern has 16 rotating taps and growlers to fill on the go! Growlers also make a great gift. Purchase a gift card with your growler so whoever you buy it for can come back and get another refill on YOU.  Chehalem Valley Brewing, and Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery are also fantastic places you can go to find great merch, growlers, canned beer and more! 

Be sure to imbibe responsibly and make it an overnight stay at one of our lodging options within walking distance of Newberg’s downtown adult beverage purveyors.  Explore options at our Stay link here.

A Taste of Fashion

Your taste in fashion can most definitely be found at one of our charming Newberg boutiques!

Whether you are shopping for yourself, or looking for a fashionable gift accessory, both Nikki Jane’s & Little Bird Boutique are places in which a fashionista could get swept away for hours. 

Little Bird Boutique has a wide variety of candles, both seasonal and everyday, and a wide variety of women’s apparel and accessories that will make up the perfect gift. 

A restyled Vintage and Antique jewelry boutique awaits you at The Studio 306. Items sourced from around the world, representing three centuries of cultures, are restyled to wear for today’s lifestyles. Wine Country Chic. Casual, approachable and affordable. And beautiful gardens for a respite from the hectic Christmas shopping season. A sip of wine, some bubbles and a chance to support Newberg’s local artists awaits. 

For an even larger variety of gift options, including an assortment of high-end jewlery Pulp & Circumstance is well well known in Newberg as the place to find a great gift. Shop unique ornaments, candles, artisanal jewelry, greeting cards, candy, and so much more! Their children’s section is whimsical and fun for the litte ones in your life too.

A Taste of Renewal

Something that almost everyone has a taste for is self-care. Give the gift of renewal, relaxation, and a chance to pause.

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Massage at The Allison Inn & Spa

Nestled in the hills of the Willamette Valley, this premiere destination resort is ideally suited for those looking to explore Oregon’s acclaimed wine country. Gift cards available in any denomination and never expire. The signature Allison Inn & Spa robe is a luxurious gift for those hard to shop for people in your life – the perfect addition to anyone’s self-care, “me-day.” Couple that with a luxury spa therapy treatment for the wow factor.

Resonate Health Spa is a community of Holistic Practitioners offering Natural Skin Care, Facials, Peels, Sugaring, Waxing, Massage, Reiki Body Talk, Infrared Sauna, and Yoga. Their retail boutique showcases local vendors providing art, jewelry, candles, gemstones, crystals, tea, bitters, beauty products and more. Allow the Spa Concierge to assist you with gift ideas! Gift cards are always available. 

A Taste of Art

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Art Elements Art Gallery

If you, or the people on your shopping list enjoy a taste for fine art, Newberg is home to several beautifully-stocked art galleries.

ART Elements has a wonderful arrangement of beautiful and thoughtful gifts. In addition to ceramic, glass, paintings, jewelry, woven artworks and wood turned artworks, they also will have handcrafted tree ornaments on display during the Holiday Season. Everything is available to view on their website, as well as in person right at the gallery!

Art with Elegance offers original abstract artwork inspired by nature in a gracious and tranquil environment in a 1914 renovated cottage, featuring local artists. Join them on December 4 for a Wine and Art Soiree co-hosted with Geezer Gallery…a fabulous and memorable evening of art, wine, music and a silent auction fundraise.

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