DescriptionNewberg was the first community in Oregon to hold Friends (Quaker) services. President Herbert Hoover lived in Newberg as a child and attended Friends Pacific Academy, which was the forerunner of George Fox University, located near Hess Creek Canyon; phone (503) 538-8383. Italian architect Pietro Belluschi designed the university's Wheeler Sports Center as well as the Centennial Tower. Memorabilia about Hoover and former U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield is displayed in the Herbert Hoover Academic Building.
Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., is a venue for literary, visual and performing arts. The center's Parrish Gallery hosts changing exhibits; phone (503) 487-6883.
Some of Oregon's older and larger wineries are in and around Newberg. Bald Peak State Scenic Viewpoint, 9 miles northwest, has picnic areas and views of the Cascade Mountains and the Coast Range.
Visitor InfoChehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce 2119 E. Portland Rd. NEWBERG, OR 97132. Phone:(503)538-2014
Things to SeeHoover-Minthorn House Museum
Hot Air BallooningVista Balloon Adventures, Inc.