The One Town Near Portland Everyone Must Visit This Fall
There is no better way to get in the fall spirit than by heading down to wine country. It’s nearly harvest time in the valley, and the quaint wine town of Newberg comes alive at this time of year, making it the perfect time for a visit. From fall colors to winery tours to amazing food and relaxation, you can have it all in just a short road trip from the city.
First of all, there are the wineries.
Adelsheim Vineyard, Trisaetum Winery and Vineyards, Raptor Ridge Winery, Rex Hill Winery & Vineyards, and Penner Ash Wine Cellars, among many others, are all in Newberg, giving you plenty of tasting options, along with some amazing vineyard views.
Wine country looks beautiful in the fall, and cooler temperatures make it an enjoyable time to tour vineyards, sip wine by fireplace, and enjoy the slower pace of life in the country.
Just taking a drive in wine country alone is pretty amazing with its pastoral views and winding roads.
Fall is when grape harvest takes place, with some wineries offering a look into the process of winemaking from grapes ...
To fermentation and then to bottling, you can see how the magic happens.
The town of Newberg has a lovely downtown, which is fun to explore. Incorporated in 1889, Newberg was one of the first communities to hold Quaker services. George Fox University, which sits in the middle of the city, was founded by the Quakers in 1885.
You can even enjoy a movie in the town's 1937 single-screen theater Cameo.
If you want to move around a bit, the Ewing Young Park features a 12-hole disc golf course, walking trails, a dog park, and the world class Chehalem Skate Park.
Whatever you do in wine country, be sure to take some time to enjoy gazing off into the changing trees and taking a little peaceful time to yourself.
Catching a sunset is a must in wine country, as the peace and still will be mesmerizing. Enjoy your trip!
What is your favorite city near Portland to visit in the fall? Let us know in the comments below.
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