Change isn’t always good, but it is inevitable. Fortunately with the advent of the Newberg Downtown Coalition the changes in downtown have been predominantly for the better. Here are some examples:
Newberg Downtown Transformation Project
Come to the follow up meeting as we propose our visions of what our downtown should be after the Newberg-Dundee Bypass removes the heavy traffic.
We’ll meet 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 19 at Edwards Elementary School.
More Info .
The Newberg Bakery is OPEN!
At 8:40 am on February 28th the Newberg Bakery had it’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony.
Children’s Library Grand Opening
Utah Phillips Memorial Concert
Grand Opening of Sheridan Street and the Forecourt of the Chehalem Cultural Center
Newberg Holiday Market
The first Newberg Holiday Market sponsored by the Newberg Downtown Coalition and the Chehalem Cultural Center.
Featuring vendors, farmers and artisans from the Newberg Farmer’s Market as well as local artisans. At the Chehalem Cultural Center behind the Newberg Library. Fridays December 6 & 13 and Saturdays December 7 & 14.
Pet Palooza, a pet owner’s event
Pet/Human Look-a-Like Contest
Best Trick Contest
Category awards: Oldest Pet, Youngest Pet, Most Unique Pet, Ugliest Pet (A Face only a Mother Could Love)
Q & A Session with a pet expert
Holiday Tree Lighting
Santa rides in on a fire truck to proclaim the start of the holiday season in Newberg. He arrives at the Newberg Library and flips the switch on the city’s enormous Christmas tree. The NDC organizes booths for downtown merchants to display their products to hundreds of local residents.
Ruddick/Wood opens on Thanksgiving 2013
From The London Sunday Times to Canada’s Ottawa Citizen to USA Today to Sunset Magazine, people are talking about the resurgence of Newberg. We’ve collected quotes from 20 articles. Read what they are saying.
Velour Fashion Recycled moves to First Street
Chehalem Sign Company facelift
The Chehalem Sign Company located at 115 S Washington (and Second St) got a new roof and paint in September 2013.
Tunes on Tuesday
Come on out between 6:00-8:30 p.m. for great music, food, and good times.
Downtown Newberg welcomes the Oregon Camellia Society for its annual Camellia Festival.
If you love camellias, this is the place to be. During the festival you can also check out the plant sale, see local art and photography and visit the library for children’s arts and crafts.
The Newberg Farmers Market annually features farm-fresh produce, cut flowers and locally made crafts. It is on Tuesday afternoons during the summer from 1:30 to 6:00 starting at the end of May and running until September. This year it will be located at the “grassy square” on the corner First St and Howard, next to the Post Office and across from City Hall. The fun begins on May 28th at 1:30 pm and ends for the year on September 24th at 6 p.m. More info.
Ever heard of “Spring Cleaning”? We approve of the concept so much that we schedule a clean-up party for the Saturday before Memorial Day AND again in September to coincide with George Fox’s Serve Day. Volunteers from the city descend onto the “grassy knoll” (on the corner First St and Howard, next to the Post Office and across from City Hall) where they’re assigned clean-up and beautification projects around downtown. Come join us on May 17th at 10:00 am!
Anam Cara Cellars David Hill Winery
Artisanal Wine Cellars Fox Farm Vineyards
Chehalem Wines Longplay Wine
Cliff Creek Cellars Spangler Vineyards
Dark Horse Wine Zimri Cellars
… all within walking distance of each other. Come enjoy some of our finest local wines. More info.
Nikki Jane’s is excited to announce their move into downtown Newberg! 602 E.First St. Suite B which is directly to the right of Art Elements Gallery. This is such a great location and the new store is amazing! “I think downtown is going in the right direction, being really fun and really interesting and a great place to just park and walk,” says Amy Rubottom, owner of Nikki Jane’s Boutique, which moved to First Street this summer. Read more.
Interested in learning more about fellow downtown merchants?
We get together once a week to tour our neighboring businesses.
Build your referrals.
First Friday ArtWalk
The First Friday of the month year round.
Fusing old world German tradition and Pacific NW style, the Newberg Early Birds Rotary Club is proud to host the 2013 Newberg Oktoberfest!
Dance the night away with live entertainment, enter the Lederhosen Contest, eat a brat and sample local Brews!
Friday, Sept. 20 – Saturday, Sept. 21
Memorial Park, Newberg, Oregon
Newberg Cultural District Project
The Newberg Downtown Coalition has joined with the city, library, parks district and Chehalem Cultural Center to develop the Newberg Cultural District, construction is targeted for completion in time for the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony. This ambitious plan includes a water feature, outdoor reading area, stage and gazebo.
Kyle Lattimer, of mobile food cart “Uprooted” fame is partnering with Portland chef Paul Losch on a new concept restaurant called Ruddick/Wood honoring Newberg Pioneers William & Sarah Ruddick and David & Maggie Wood. The bistro is planned for 720 E. First St. Read the article in Portland Monthly.
Newberg Historical Society is sponsored by the Newberg Downtown Coalition, November 2012
Downtown Newberg shares a rich history with the city.
It is an honor to share the Newberg Downtown Coalition’s resources with the Newberg Historical Society as it preserves our roots.
Trick or Treat Street
For many years, First Street in downtown Newberg has transformed into Trick or Treat Street with merchants handing out treats to costume-clad children. The Newberg Downtown Coalition coordinats the event which attracted thousands of kids and parents for the largest downtown event of the year.
Trick or Treat Street 2011 winners!
This was the first year we had a contest for downtown business owners and Trick or Treat Street participants. The owners decorated their storefronts and the participants then voted for their favorites and the winners are . . .
From Left to Right: Don Clements representing Chehalem Parks and Recreation District; Sandra Stone from Allure Hair Design; Megan Perkins for Coffee Cats Deli; Kristen Stoller for Chehalem Valley Dance Academy: also pictured are Rob Felton and Mike Ragsdale of the Newberg Downtown Coalition and Chi representing himself.
August 2011 Wetmore Dogs moves around downtown Newberg