The welcome sign upon entering Newberg reads “A Great Place to Grow”. Which speaks to family, community, business climate and agricultural. Over the last 50 years, Newberg has become one of Oregon’s most dynamic small cities. With many accomplishments that rival any other similarly sized city in the Pacific Northwest. Newberg is the only city or town in the Northwest to have produced a president of the United States , Herbert Hoover. Additionally. Newberg is the home of A-dec the world’s largest manufacturer of dental equipment.
The economy is diverse with strengths in higher education, tourism, healthcare and manufacturing in the metals cluster. Due to the many hazelnut (also known as filbert) orchards in the valley, Newberg calls itself the “hazelnut capitol of the world.” Today as nut and berry fields are replanted with wine grapes, Newberg has begun to pride itself as the gateway city to the finest pinot noir grapes and wine in the world.
A Place to Play
Newly constructed Shaad Park features paths, a basketball half-court, picnic benches, play area and scenic overlook. Downtown is the place to be on the first Friday evening of the month. Shops stay open late for wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Participating establishments are signified by a small banner. Park anywhere downtown and ride the free trolley. Held on Tuesday evenings in July and August, Tunes on Tuesdays brings live music and a festive crowd to the Chehalem Cultural Center. Chehalem Glenn Golf Course is close by which offers 18 holes of the finest golf in Oregon’s wine country. The region’s newest public course has been recognized as one of the most challenging courses in the Portland area.
Newberg School District has six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. The city also is home to George Fox University, Oregon’s nationally recognized Christian College and also a campus of Portland Community College.
City of Newberg: 503-538-9421 www.newbergoregon.gov
Chamber of Commerce: 503-538-2014 www.chehalemvalley.org