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 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, [...]

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Kristin Fintel on July 27th, 2010

I know it’s hard to imagine, but sometimes I get tired of cooking.  So for us, Panaderia y Taqueria Gonzalez is good easy food.  For our guests, it can serve as a break from the fancier, wine oriented restaurants in the area. Gonzalez, located right on 99w and College is a wonderful Mexican restaurant and bakery.  [...]

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Kristin Fintel on July 1st, 2010

The first Friday night of every month, Main Street in Newberg transforms itself from quiet little thoroughfare into the place-to-be as the businesses open into the evening with art, music, wine and food to celebrate the vitality of the local culture.  ARTwalk, which started in 2002, draws folks from near and far to hobnob with [...]

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Kristin Fintel on June 21st, 2010

Newberg can sometimes feel like a confused town: part wine town, part college town, part rural suburb.  The restaurant choices reflect that confusion: a little bit of high end, a lot of good grub and some chains.  I am happy to report that a new restaurant has emerged to shine brightly, SubTerra-A Wine Cellar Restaurant.  [...]

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Kristin Fintel on June 10th, 2010

Vista Balloon Adventures flies up to 7 balloons every day except Tuesday from April 1 through October 31, weather permitting. During the summer, the action starts about a half hour before sunrise and lasts about three and a half hours. Flights change to take advantage of the afternoon air in October.

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Kristin Fintel on June 8th, 2010

In a quiet Victorian house a block off Newberg’s busiest street hides one of the Willamette Valley’s finest gems. But it’s not so hidden anymore, as The Painted Lady has been recognized by Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, and Zagat, among others, for its excellence in Northwest cuisine, wine pairings and service.

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