Lafayette’s Antiques – Although we wish Lafayette were a cuter town, the ratio of antiques per capita is off the charts. Shops include an old school house packed with variety from 400 dealers, the wholesaler who imports furniture at great prices and the cute place Kristin gets unique Fiestaware pieces from.
RainDance Market Place – Just down the road from the B&B, RainDance Marketplace has packed an old barn with local artists’ works. And they have llamas you can feed (and then buy the llama yarn or blanket).
Downtown Newberg has some great shops, art galleries and eateries to meander amongst, like Honest Chocolates, Art Elements, Newberg Bakery and Social Goods Market
Red Ridge Farms – Switch up your tasting experience to tasting olive oil from olives grown here on 17 acres in the Willamette Valley. Red Ridge Farms also has a nursery and lavender field.
Chehalem Flats Farm Market – Owned and operated by local farmers, Chehalem Flats brings local farm products to you on Saturdays and Sundays.
Newberg Farmer’s Market – On Wednesday afternoons starting the last week in May running through the last week in September.
Heirloom Roses – Thousands of roses on five acres of this mail order business are open to the public just south of Newberg.
Chehalem Glenn Golf Course – One of the most challenging courses in Oregon, the Chehalem Glenn course has a lot of long carries. At least that was what a golfer taught me to say. It’s not a fancy-schmancy course, but it is built on six inches of sand, so it runs well even after a rainy day.
Champoeg State Park (pronounced shampoo-ey) – The first provisional government in the Pacific Northwest was established here in 1843 when settlers voted to start the Provisional Government, beginning the breaking away from the Hudson Bay Company. Within the 516 acres of the park are historic Robert Newell House, the Butteville Store, a living history Farmstead as well as bike and hiking trails along the Willamette River.
Willamette Bikeway – Starting at Champoeg State Park, the whole bikeway goes south to just North of Eugene, but a 30-mile moderate round trip is from Champoeg State Park to Willamette Mission State Park. Click here to see the map.
Vista Balloon Adventures – Take an early morning adventure soaring above the valley with Roger and Catherine. Help inflate the balloon, take an hour-long breath-taking flight – perhaps involving a “splash and dash”, then enjoy breakfast with the crew.
Hoover-Minthorn Museum – Yep, that Hoover. This oldest standing home in the Newberg township housed President Herbert Hoover and his Quaker aunt and uncle in his youth and later, Dr. Minthorn, the first president of Friends Pacific Academy (today’s George Fox University). The house has been restored using the furniture that was in President Hoover’s bedroom and Minthorn family furnishings.
George Fox University – With 108 acres and over 2,000 students, George Fox University is a proud member of the Newberg community. The theater, music and art departments offer great experiences for the public.
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum – Two massive buildings house these displays which center around Howard Hugh’s Spruce Goose and a Titan II Missile. There is also a theater and indoor waterpark on the grounds.