In September, 2002, a small group of downtown Newberg, Oregon, businesses started a First Friday ARTwalk monthly event. In the heart of the Oregon Wine Country, the goal is to make downtown Newberg a place associated with Art, Music, Food, Wine, and Fun. Visitors are encouraged to relax, socialize, look at new art, meet the artists, listen to music, eat some food, taste some wine and see what each of the participating businesses has to offer, but most of all … just to come downtown and enjoy yourselves.
This Oregon Wine Country event has grown in popularity and continues to be the best event in Newberg. It seems to get better each and every month. Past themed ARTwalks included Cinco de Mayo, Hawaii in June, Cabin Fever (after a three day ice storm) and Harvest time. This year we are planning Hawaii in April (April 2), a Fourth of July party, and on November 5th El Día de los Muertos (featuring local Hispanic artists), continuing to increase downtown Newberg’s vitality and celebrates it’s past and future.
Plan to attend a Newberg First Friday ARTwalk, the next one scheduled for February 5th. Create a weekend getaway and reserve your room at one of these approved inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild for unique Oregon Wine Country Lodging:
- DreamGiver's Inn
- Chehelam Ridge B&B
- Avellan Inn B&B
- Springbrook Hazelnut Farm
- Lions Gate Inn
- University House
Just 20 miles south of Portland, Oregon, in the beautiful Willamette Valley, Newberg offers a traditional friendly downtown and the area is home to more than 80 wineries. With over 15 businesses participating in the First Friday ARTwalk and with Oregon Wine Country Lodging at its best you are sure to have a weekend to remember in Newberg, Oregon.