NEWBERG - We pay homage to the historic community of Newberg, once a major shipping center for the bounty of the Willamette Valley.
At the turn of the 20th century it was mostly apples, but also peaches, pears, nuts, berries along with Christmas trees (one of the larger crops here) were shipped to such prominent customers as the Queen of England!
Up until 1966 Newberg was a dry town, with no spirits of any kind being served legally, making Newberg one of only two dry towns in all of Oregon.
Herbert Hoover, our 33rd president (from 1929-1933) grew up here as a boy and studied here at George Fox University. The Hoover - Minthorn National Historic Home Site is located at here just off Hwy. 99. (115 S River St.)