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Travel Alerts and COVID-19 Updates

Media Contact: Leslie Caldwell -- leslie@visitnewberg.org -- 503-577-4587

Welcome to Newberg in Yamhill County, Oregon.  We want you to know that we are open for business and that health and safety are of utmost importance for our visitors, residents, and employees.  The county has been in Phase 2 COVID status all summer. Responsible safety protocols are in place.  We welcome your visit and want you to travel safely and follow appropriate mask-wearing and physical distancing requirements.  Please call ahead to re-confirm your travel arrangements and check safety requirements. 


Current Wildfire Hazards

During the first half of September, the Willamette Valley region, along with other parts of Oregon, experienced extreme winds and high temperatures which energized more than 40 large wildfires that have burned more than 900,000 acres across Oregon.  As of September 15, Yamhill County’s small fire area has been declared 100% contained by Tualatin Valley Fire & RescueAir quality has been improving day-by-day.  If you are planning a visit to our area, we encourage you to reference the below resource links. 

More information resources:

Responsible Reopening

We’re proud to join industry partners in committing to a safer Willamette Valley.  The all-new Responsible Reopening program invites businesses to work proactively to improve safety for guests and employees alike.  Learn more about the program and find businesses that are taking part. 

Responsible Reopening Willamette Valley Visitor Association


Here is messaging from the State of Oregon, effective June 18, 2020.


As we begin the process of reopening and building a safe and strong Oregon, I again ask Oregonians to come together and be smart. Reopening any part of our state comes with risk.

This virus is still very dangerous, and it still poses a great threat. Please follow the safety measures we are putting in place to help these businesses reopen — we’ve had the best doctors and public health experts guide us on how to safely and gradually reopen Oregon. It’s up to us to follow their advice if we want to keep Oregon safe and strong.

Be well,
Governor Kate Brown

For more information on State of Oregon Reopening information, click here.  


To read a comprehensive COVID resource site for travelers, refer to Travel Oregon’s resource page here.  


Newberg moved from Phase 1 to Phase 2, in late May.  What does this mean?  

Subject to public health guidelines, physical distancing, gathering size limits, and sanitization guidelines, this includes: recreational sports; pools; venues like movie theaters, bowling alleys, and arcades; some additional in-office work; bars and restaurants able to stay open until midnight; social, civic, and faith-based gatherings can meet in larger, physically-distanced groups. Each establishment will have their own approach, taking into account its staff, room layout, and other factors. Most will require reservations. We strongly encourage you to call ahead to get that location's specific rules. A little planning and a little flexibility will make for a fantastic Newberg experience.

To visitors who are based in Oregon counties that have not yet entered Phase 2, we ask that you respect that your community is in Phase 1 and that you follow Phase 1 guidelines when visiting Yamhill County.

To our valued visitors who have plans to travel to the Newberg area from other states, we ask that you wait until non-essential travel is declared safe throughout all Oregon counties—trusting that we look forward to welcoming you when responsible tourism is once again possible.

Man wearing mask at the Newberg Wednesday Market - 2020 - Portland Getaway


As of June 4, the following hotels are open and welcoming guests:

The Allison Inn and Spa

Best Western Newberg Inn

Holiday Inn Express Newberg - Wine Country

Town & Country Motel

Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Newberg

For vacation rentals or bed/breakfast inns, please reference the following websites:


Under the Governor's Phase 2 Plan, most of Newberg’s restaurants are open to the dining public for limited service. In addition, many are offering takeout, delivery, and/or curbside options. Before going, call the restaurant to find out their specific details. Many are requiring reservations.

Click below for lists of restaurants that are open for limited service, take-out, and/or delivery:



Wineries, Breweries, and Distillery

Under the Governor's Phase 2 plan, a majority of Newberg’s wineries, breweries, distillery, and tasting rooms are open to the public for limited service. In addition, many are offering specials, curbside pickup, shipping incentives, and local delivery. Be advised that many are requiring reservations, mask-wearing is required while not seated, group size is limited to 10, 6’ physical distancing is required.  Before going, call the establishment to find out the specific details for their location.

Check out the many offers and deals HERE.

Our list of OPEN, Newberg-area, wineries -- subject to change without notice. Every winery has different procedures in place related to COVID-19. Please call ahead for their specific hours, appointment procedures, and COVID rules.


The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce has assembled lists of essential open businesses. Click the link below to leave this website and see the Chamber's lists.

Open Essential Businesses

Local Food

COVID-19 Resources