Exploring Newberg

What do you enjoy doing? Exploring the outdoors? Going to coffee shops or restaurants with friends? Taking walks in the countryside? Going shopping?

You will get the opportunity to do all this and more in Newberg, our hometown!

Our Hometown: Newberg

Newberg is a suburban town of about 24,000 located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley. It is consistently rated among the top 10 “safest cities” in Oregon by SafeWise, a community-focused safety organization.

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The city is home to:

Feel free to visit our Life in Newberg page to learn more about our town. You can also read about Newberg’s hot spots and the history of our town in this Bruin Blog piece.

As a bonus, we are ideally located just an hour and a half’s drive from the Oregon Coast, two hours from Mt. Hood, and a 45-minute drive from Portland. To learn more about our location, visit our Locations page.

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Places to Eat

Here are a few recommendations we have for local restaurants and coffee shops. 

Read about the best coffee shops in Newberg on our blog.

Students at the store

Grocery Stores

Following are a few of our recommendations for places to shop for groceries in Newberg and the surrounding area.

Getting Around Town

Following are our recommendations on how to get about town and the surrounding area.

For a fun local event held off campus, check out the First Friday in Newberg, a city festival held the first Friday of every month.