NEWBERG - QUAKERS IN THE VALLEY
Originally named by a German settler, Newberg really got going in the latter part of the 19th Century when Quakers from the Indiana region settled here. There are many beautiful old homes you can see by walking around the town. Newberg is home to George Fox University; a school that maintains its Quaker roots. The largest church in town is the large Quaker church south of the downtown area. Like many religions, there are sects within sects of the Quaker movement, too. Here, it is the Evangelic sect of the Quakers holding serve.
Surrounding Newberg on three sides are some grand hills - the Chehalem Mountains and the Red Hills of Dundee. On these slopes, Oregon's viticulture industry thrives.
Most Portlanders know Newberg for the strip mall redundancy on its northwest side or for weekend traffic jams - people heading to and from Lincoln City beaches or the gambling casino at Spirit Mountain, though; I think Nearby Dundee has taken over recently in this area of traveler’s headaches.
Get off the main streets and Newberg is a beautiful old quiet town - though suburbification is well at hand. Newberg was also home to the only American President who lived in Oregon - Herbert Hoover.