Newberg is a city in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon. Often referred to as "the gateway to Oregon Wine Country", Newberg is a short drive from Portland and has a small, walkable old-town with retail, bars, restaurants, and wine tasting rooms.
With a population of 27,000 in 2019, it is the second largest city in Yamhill County. Anchoring the northern tip of the fertile Willamette Valley, Newberg's cash crops of berries and stone fruits transitioned to hazelnut orchards and now are dominated by the wine business.
Newberg is most easily visited by private automobile:
- is the main thoroughfares to and through Newberg, entering from Sherwood and the Portland metro area in the northeast corner as E Portland Rd, goes through the city as Hancock (WB)/1st St (EB); and exiting to the southwest towards Dundee, McMinnville, and the Oregon coast as Pacific Hwy W. The majority of Newberg's retail establishments are also along 99W. The well-signed Newberg-Dundee bypass route skirts the southern end of town on a limited-access road and terminates past Dundee.
- NE Hillsboro Hwy enters from the north as N College St, connecting Newberg to Hillsboro and Beaverton via a scenic drive over Chehalem mountain and exits to the south across rolling farmland towards St. Paul and Woodburn and Interstate 5 as the Hillsboro-Silverton Hwy.
- exits Newberg to the west connecting to Yamhill passing by hay fields, hazelnut orchards, and vineyards. In town it goes north from Hwy 99W (W Hancock/1st) as Main St.
- serves as the Newberg-Dundee Bypass Hwy from Hwy 219 south of town. From Hwy 99W (Portland Rd) go down Springbrook Rd to Hwy 219 and then south on Hwy 219 to Hwy 18 at the west end. It joins Hwy 99W in Dundee, southeast of town.
- Wilsonville Rd. offers a winding trip through agricultural land and forested areas directly to Wilsonville and I-5.
- 1 Sportsman Airpark. One 2,745-foot asphalt public airstrip is available for civil aviation manned dawn to dusk. No scheduled service. Avgas and tiedowns are available. Nearest airport for commercial flights are in Portland (PDX IATA)
- 2 Yamhill County Transit Area Rt #44/44x, (main bus stop) Nap's Thriftway at 112 E 1st (E 1st & S Main St). Travels through Newberg along SR-99W between Tigard Transit Center and McMinnville via Sherwood. No stops between Tigard & Sherwood. Passengers must use Tri-Met #93 or 94 bus to be let off or picked up along the road between Tigard & Sherwood. Rt #5 & 7 serve as local shuttles in/around Newberg. Passengers continue towards Portland on Tri-Met #12, 45 or 94 bus from Tigard Transit Center and towards Salem on YCT #11 bus from McMinnville Transit Center. The main transfer point (single stop) for all bus lines is at Nap's Thriftway, along E 1st (Hwy 99W) by the parking lot
Connections to Amtrak, Greyhound, Oregon Point and other bus lines are in Portland and Salem.
- 3 Caravan Shuttle, (Scheduled stop) Jackson/Shell Station at 204 Hwy 99W (Hwy 99W and W 3rd St west of town), ☏ +1 541 994-9645. Regularly scheduled and private shuttle services between Portland International Airport and Newport and points in between.
Getting around Newberg can be done by car, on foot, or any other method you prefer. Newberg is a fairly small town and very easy to find your way around.
- 1 Hoover–Minthorn House Museum, 115 S. River St., ☏ +1 503-538-6629. Boyhood home of President Herbert Hoover, who lived here from 1885-1888 with his uncle, Dr. Henry John Minthron, the first superintendent of Pacific Friends Academy - forerunner of George Fox University. This is the oldest standing home of the original Newberg township, and was restored and opened as a museum in 1955. Adults $5; seniors/students $3; children under ten free; max fee $20 for family of 4.
- 1 99W Theatre, 3110 Portland Rd (Hwy 99W & Springbrook Rd), ☏ +1 503-538-2738. Watch a couple of movies in one of the very few remaining drive in theater in the country. The theater holds a max of 275 cars with one giant screen playing 2 movies a night on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during April to September. Sound is through AM/FM. $9 per adult (12 & older) & $5 per child (Age 6-11) w/ a min. of $14 per vehicle. Free admission for children 5 and under.
- 2 Rogers Landing County Park, (Entrance) River & 14th, South of Hwy 99W, ☏ +1 503 434-7463 (Park Office). Don't forget to head down to Roger's Landing and hang out for a day on the Willamette River. Just head down River st. and it will lead you right to the water. The Willamette River is a very popular river for water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, jet skiing, or just floating down river on your party boat. The river is never too populated during the weekdays but during the summer weekends are usually pretty crowded so just make sure you know your boater safety. There are many docks along the river and always friendly people to lend you a hand if you run out of gas. Entrance is free; $3 to launch a boat.
- 3 Newberg Old Fashioned Festival, Memorial Park, 411 S. Howard St (S Howard St & E 5th St (Marker at Memorial Park)), firstname.lastname@example.org. Last weekend of July. Annual four-day community-wide cultural festival. Events and theme vary by year and usually include parades, crowning of a festival court, vehicle show, music and art festival, pancake breakfast, fireworks, carnival, and vendor booths. Free.
- 4 [formerly dead link] Tunes on Tuesday, 415 E Sheridan St (between Chehalem Cultural Center and Newberg Public Library). July-August: Tu 5:30-8:30PM,. Tunes on Tuesday is a free outdoor summer concert series held for eight weeks in the Cultural District Plaza. This concert series is an interactive experience for the people of Newberg and surrounding towns and is run and operated by the Young Professionals of Yamhill Valley. Food vendors on site, as well as adult beverages available for purchase. No smoking allowed. Free.
For the purposes of pricing in this section, common prices for a main entree per person excluding beverage and tips. $ - less than $7.50, $$ - $7.50-$12.50, $$$ - $12.50-$25.00, $$$$ - more than $25.00,
Newberg has a variety of eateries spanning from global chain restaurants to elevated world-class dining experiences.
Broadly speaking, most budget options are on the east side of town accessible from 99W directly.
- 1 Burgerville, 2514 Portland Rd (Elliot & Portland Rd (Hwy 99W) east of town), ☏ +1 503 538-0914. Daily 6AM to 11PM. The NW's own fast food chain with a decidedly NW flavor promoting organic, fresh and seasonal ingredients. Great burgers and traditional fast food fare. Amazing seasonal items including sweet potato fries, asparagus, strawberries, blackberries, onion rings and more. $.
- 2 Taqueria Kopitos, 508 E 1st St, ☏ +1-971-832-8198. 9AM-9PM. Authentic Mexican taqueria with a friendly staff, reasonable prices, and outstanding food. Shrimp tostadas are particularly yummy. Grab a Mexican coke, lose yourself in some tacos, and enjoy old-town Newberg. $.
- 3 Just Pho You, 1012 N Springbrook Rd (inside Springbrook Plaza at N Springbrook Rd & E Portland Rd (Hwy 99E)). Vietnamese restaurant serving traditional dishes of rice, pho, and salad dishes. Excellent fresh rolls. Dining room is small, so if you show up during the peak hours you're not guaranteed a spot. $$.
- 4 Black Bear Diner, 2818 E Portland Rd (E Portland Rd & Deborah), ☏ +1 503 554-5427. 6AM-10PM. American-style diner food focused around a nostalgic "black bear" theme. Breakfast is served all day. Portions are generous, so bring your growly-bear appetite. Cubs have their own menu. $$.
Local specialty establishments often focus on local, regional, and seasonal ingredients with wine parings if desired.
- 5 Jory, 2525 Allison Lane, ☏ +1-503-554-2526. Part of the Allison Inn and Spa, the Jory prides itself in farm-to-table Pacific Northwest cuisine served to high standards. An excellent wine list. A portion of the nightly tables are reserved for guests of the inn, so reserving a table in advance can take many weeks especially if you wish to enjoy the Chef's Table, Open Kitchen or Private Room dining experiences. $$$$.
- 1 Chehalem Winery Tasting Room and Wine Bar, 106 South Center St, ☏ +1 503 538-4700. Tasting roomː Daily 11AM- 5PM; wine barː Th-Sa 5PM-8PM.
- Chehalem Valley Brewery, 2515 Portland Rd, ☏ +1 503-487-6259, email@example.com. Local brewpub with a patio and rotating gluten free and cider taps. Serves sandwiches, salads, wings and bar snacks, and has a kid's menu. Live music on weekends.
- 1 Newberg Travel Lodge, 2816 Portland Rd (Portland Rd & Springbrook Rd), ☏ +1 503 537-5000. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. 41 guest rooms; 2 with king size beds, 12 with double-double beds, 31 non-smoking rooms, and 2 handicapped rooms.
- 2 Shilo Inn, 501 Sitka Ave (north of Sitka & Hwy 99W behind strip mall.), ☏ +1 503 537-0303, toll-free: +1-800-222-2244, fax: +1 503 537-5442. mini suite double includes two queen beds, microwave, fridge, coffee maker, phone, cable TV and movies on demand mini suite king includes one king bed and a sleeper sofa and everything else the same as mini suite double
Bed and Breakfasts
- 3 Chehalem Ridge Bed & Breakfast, 28700 NE Mountain Top Rd., ☏ +1 503-538-3474, Innkeeper@ChehalemRidge.com.
- 1 Newberg Public Library, 503 E Hancock St, ☏ +1 503-538-7323. Free WiFi and public access computers that also have Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
- 2 Newberg Post Office (United States Postal Service), 401 E 1st St, ☏ +1 503-554-8014. M-F 9AM-5PM. Post office with retail shipping counters, PO boxes, money orders, general delivery and Sure Money.
Champoeg, now a ghost town across the Willamette River (6.6 mi SE) from Newberg, was the seat of the first provisional government of the Oregon Country. In 1843, the Oregon Trail land rush was launched here with an offer of a square mile (640 acres) of Willamette Valley farmland free to each couple who built a homestead. The town site, which included a Hudson's Bay Company granary, steamboat landings and ferry crossings, was destroyed by a December 1861 flood.
- 5 Champoeg State Heritage Area, 8239 Champoeg Rd NE, St. Paul OR, ☏ +1 503-678-1251, toll-free: +1-800-551-6949. Newell House and Pioneer Mothers Log Cabin museums describe pioneer life. Historic Butteville Store (1863) is possibly the oldest operating store in Oregon . Camping, cabins, fishing, hiking and bicycle paths, toilets and showers. The Champoeg Store and a visitor centre with an 1860s-style garden are open 9AM-5PM (summer), 11AM-4PM (fall/winter). $5/day, $29/campsite.
|Routes through Newberg|
|Portland ← Tigard ←||N S||→ McMinnville → Eugene|
|Hillsboro ← Scholls ←||N S||→ St. Paul → Woodburn|