Newberg & the Willamette Valley

Known as the gateway to Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Newberg is an incredible place to live. Here, a small-town feel blends with our incredible farm-to-table culture, groundbreaking art scene, beautiful natural attractions, world-renown vineyards, and so much more. This is a place that is full of life, and it’s the ideal home for an engaged community like Friendsview. Come explore what our region has to offer.

Photo by John Welander

Big time small-town food scene

Some say the climate in the Willamette Valley is key to our world-renown vineyards and exciting culinary culture, but we think the spirit of the people is really what sets us apart. Voted by USA Today as one of the top ten Best Small Town Food Scenes, you can experience an entire world of complex flavors entirely sourced from right here in the valley.  

Downtown charm

Move your feet and your mind at the monthly First Friday’s art walk. Shop at some great boutiques or the Wednesday Farmers Market, and then challenge your palette with a high-end artisan-prepared dinner or hometown comfort food. From crafts to books, antiques, and more, our walkable downtown is a vibrant place to enjoy a morning, afternoon, or nighttime stroll.

The great outdoors

Challenge yourself with hiking or biking the famous Chehalem Heritage Trails, or take an easy day trip to the Oregon coast. Explore Champoeg State Park and then get a new perspective with an hour-long hot air balloon adventure that launches from Newberg Sportsman Airpark. Fresh air and incredible natural beauty abound and are a big part of what makes this region such a great place to call home.

Loving to learn

George Fox University, ranked among the top Christian colleges by Forbes, does more than just offer incredible opportunities to pursue lifelong learning. The campus and its 2,500+ students help keep Newberg fresh and dynamic year after year. Friendsview and George Fox University have enjoyed a close relationship for decades, bringing together students and Friendsview residents through a range of creative and meaningful programs.

One big community

Newberg enjoys a rich history of coming together as a community with engaging events such as the Camelia Festival (the official flower of Newberg), the Old-Fashioned Festival, the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival, and more. Or if you want to get to know our neighbors, check out the Nation’s Greatest Fourth of July Rodeo, a mere 7 miles down the road in St. Paul. With so many opportunities to gather, it’s easy to make new friends.