Changes in Downtown Newberg

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

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 .
Newberg Bakery Grand OpeningThe Newberg Bakery is OPEN!


At 8:40 am on February 28th the Newberg Bakery had it’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony.0_seperator-bar

Children’s Library Grand Opening

Children's Library Grand Opening



Utah Phillips Memorial Concert

Utah Phillips Memorial Concert

Grand Opening of Sheridan Street and the Forecourt of the Chehalem Cultural Center

Grand Opening Sheridan StreetFriday January 31st, 2014 we celebrated the opening of the festival street in the Newberg Cultural District.




Newberg Holiday Market

Newberg-Holiday-Market-logoThe 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 Palooza eventOn Friday, Dec. 6th the First Annual Pet Palooza was held at the Merchants Parking lot behind the newly reopened Critter Cabana. All ages welcome, pets welcome, no cost! Prizes and giveaways

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.

2010 Tree Lighting Video



Ruddick/Wood opens on Thanksgiving 2013

130424_Ruddick-Wood-logoWe are cooked a four-course meal for $55/guest with an option to pair wines with each course. The space was limited to groups of 8 to 12 people.


Newberg in the News

SunsetMag 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

Velour Fashion RecycledWe’re exited to welcome Velour Fashion Recycled to our growing line up of shops on First St.  They opened at 716 E First St on November 1st, just in time for First Friday Art Walk.



Chehalem Sign Company facelift

Photo by Bob Buckles

Photo by Bob Buckles

The Chehalem Sign Company located at 115 S Washington (and Second St) got a new roof and paint in September 2013.


And they coordinated their paint job with the NDC’s suggested color palette.




Tunes on Tuesday

130703_Tunes-Tuesday-logoA free outdoor concert that happens every Tuesday between July 9 and August 27.


Come on out between 6:00-8:30 p.m. for great music, food, and good times.


Camellia Festival

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.


Newberg Farmers Market

Newberg Farmers MarketThe 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.


Newberg Downtown Clean-up Party

NDC_cleanup logoEver 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!


Wine Tasting Rooms

stemware glass with wine being poured into itYamhill County is known by many as the center of Oregon Wine Country. Downtown Newberg is home to eleven wine tasting rooms.

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.

0_seperator-barNikki Janes Boutique moves downtown August 1st, 2013

NikkiJanephoto 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.




Business to Business Program

Interested in learning more about fellow downtown merchants?

We get together once a week to tour our neighboring businesses.

Build your referrals.



130703_ArtWalk-logoDowntown Newberg welcomes you to

First Friday ArtWalk

The First Friday of the month year round.



Newberg Oktoberfest

130708_Oktoberfest-logoThe Party of the Year!

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

Newberg Cultural District Master Plan RenderingThe 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.


0_seperator-barUprooted no longer

130424_Ruddick-Wood-logoKyle 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

photo provided by George Fox University Archives.

photo provided by George Fox University Archives.

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

Halloween in downtown NewbergFor 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.




Second St Church121019_Roerig-Building_12 received a city beautification award December 2012, for the restoration of the historic structure that had previously been hidden by the ugliest metal facade in town.

Pitter Patter Childrens Clothing moves into downtown March 2012 120301_Pitter-Patter-downtown


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 DeliKristen Stoller for Chehalem Valley Dance Academy: also pictured are Rob Felton and Mike Ragsdale of the Newberg Downtown Coalition and Chi representing himself.


 September 2011 Downtown Clean-up Party Great Bark cover-up

NDC_cleanup logoNDC, with the help of George Fox, CPRD, Waste Mgt, and Reid Rentals covered up 11,650 square feet of downtown landscape with fresh beauty bark.










August 2011 Wetmore Dogs moves around downtown Newberg