When you are traveling, there’s always a list of the “to-dos”.  My mom and dad took my brother and me to Florida when we were teens.  

We got our dinner and wine from SubTerra's Burger Tent

We have pictures at the “southernmost point of the continental US” and we were woken up way too early to go snorkeling.  When guests come to the Willamette Valley, they want to do that winery and this restaurant and that museum.  I offer, though, that becoming a local for a few days gives you a better glimpse into another’s culture and gives your visit to that winery or this restaurant a deeper experience.  And you can even do it with some wine and dinner when you become a local Newberger by hanging out at Tunes on Tuesdays during the summer months.        

On the lawn behind the Chehalem Cultural Center, a stage is set for local bands to strut their stuff for a couple of hours.  On the grass, row after scattered row of blankets and lawn chairs are filled with folks enjoying the evening.


Far Cry brings their rock and roll to Newberg

 On the streets adjacent to the Cultural Center, vendors ready to help meet their needs.  There’s the burgers and wine need filled by Underground Cafe’s stand, and the cupcake need filled by Sweetest Thing Cupcakes.  And the honey and flats of strawberries need (you know, for breakfast at the B&B Wednesday morning) by local farmers.    

  Curt and I enjoyed the rock and roll tunes of Far Cry with an intermission of modern dancers from the Chehalem Dance Academy.  And we sang Happy Birthday to the Shave Ice lady… ’cause that’s what a community does.  Now wrapping up its fourth year, Tunes on Tuesday is definitely the place to be.      










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