Newberg is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Portland, Oregon on US Highway 99W on the northeast side of Yamhill County. Although conveniently situated near the many assets of the Portland metropolitan area, the community retains a distinct physical separation from the metro region, buffered by a greenbelt of rural forests and farmlands. The Chehalem Mountains surrounding the community and the broad Willamette River create a natural bowl, providing a special sense of place that is cherished by the citizens of Newberg.

Newberg is home to 21,675 people and enjoys a diverse, economic base. The community's strategic location also provides numerous recreational opportunities. A short drive provides access to the urbane pleasures of Portland. Countless rivers and forests are within easy driving distance, offering boating, fishing, and hunting opportunities. Several golf courses are located in the county. World-class wine tasting is available throughout Yamhill County, which has the reputation of being the Napa Valley of Oregon. A one-hour drive east will take one to the Cascade Mountains for skiing, camping, fishing and hiking. A one-hour drive west will take one to the breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline, with its many beautiful beaches.

With an elevation of only 175 feet above sea level and a relatively close location to the Pacific Ocean, Newberg enjoys a very moderate climate. The average high temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) and the average low temperature is 39 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius). The local growing season is approximately 174 days. The annual average of rainfall is 42 inches.

Newberg is a fast growing community that has still managed to maintain a relaxed pace that complements the friendly people who live here. It is a community where its citizens are rightfully proud of their Newberg heritage and its future.

Source: Newberg Area Chamber of Commerce


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