Newberg is the gateway to Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the first town on Highway 99W driving from Portland — the famous route to hundreds of vineyards and wineries. Over 65 wineries claim an address in Newberg itself, ranging from Oregon Pinot Noir pioneers like Adelsheim and Rex Hill wineries with bucolic estate vineyard sites, to seven downtown tasting rooms within walking distance of one another. In addition to being a prime location for grape growing, Newberg is also home to hazelnut farms, fruit orchards, dairies, and flower farms (including numerous u-pick lavender farms). Newberg’s charming, relaxed, walkable downtown is dotted with owner-operated restaurants, cafés, galleries, and shops, as well as the Chehalem Cultural Center, George Fox University, and the Hoover-Minthorn House, the only presidential site in Oregon. Newberg’s peaceful, picturesque surroundings can be enjoyed through vineyard tours, river paddles, hikes, golf, cycling, scenic drives, or a simple picnic in the park.
MORE Good Day Oregon (KPTV/FOX 12) spends some time in festive Downtown Newberg during the holiday season, visiting Lineage Boutique and other shops participating in Taste Newberg’s “12 Shops of Christmas.” Watch the segment here >
1859 Oregon’s Magazine featured Newberg as wine country destination in their annual (local) travel issue, highlighting a “luxurious” stay at Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast. The article also recommends a visit at neighboring wineries L’Angolo and Nicolas-Jay, a stop at Wolves & People Brewery, and stocking up on picnic provisions at the recently opened Good Company in Downtown Newberg. Read the article in the November/December 2020 issue here >
Portland Monthly Magazine recommends Newberg as a perfect wine destination for fall: “[...]Just past Sherwood, we’re suddenly shot through a green tunnel of tree canopy and out into another world. Blue signs point to farms just off the highway (and to a farmhouse brewery, Wolves and People). There’s the classic 99W Drive-In. And the surrounding hills hide wineries and vineyards galore. [...] Break up the boozier stops with a peek into Chapters/Cream Northwest coffeehouse/bookstore/scoop shop; Velour, a vintage-and-new clothing store where you might find an old Jantzen swimsuit, a wool watch cap, and some perfectly broken-in overalls...” Read the article >
Thrillist shares some of the best places to watch the fall leaves change color: “Towns like McMinnville and Newberg provide a launch-point for wine country, as well as their own sites, like Newberg’s Bald Peak State Park, which overlooks the town and its surroundings.” Read the article >
Forbes finds plenty of charm on Newberg’s lavender trail: “On a recent visit to Oregon, I hit the lavender trail in Newberg (a quaint city in the famed Willamette Valley wine country, a little under an hour outside of Portland) and followed the route to u-pick farms and restaurants, hotels, breweries, and shops that are celebrating lavender season in different delicious ways — all with added safety measures in place, of course.” Read the article >
KGW News recommends a visit to Wayward Winds during peak lavender season: “Wayward Winds Lavender is the biggest u-pick farm in Oregon, with over 12 acres to roam. With the 16th annual Lavender Festival canceled this year over coronavirus, u-pick farms are great places to practice physical distancing while wandering through fields of purple-beauty with your family.” Watch the segment here >
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