Back in June, I got the opportunity to spend a few days working up in Oregon! On a Monday morning my boss and I flew from Oakland to Portland, where we were picked up by our coworker and whisked away to some really beautiful sites like Multnomah Falls and Vista House before heading to Newberg, where we stayed through Thursday.
Newberg is CUTE. I loved every bit of it. Staying in an apartment above a wine shop (just a block from one of the main streets downtown), stopping at a different bakery/cafe/coffee shop every morning on the walk to work, walking to work (a dream), getting to work in person for an extended amount of time with my two Oregon-based coworkers, eating eggs from one of the coworkers' daughter's chickens every morning... I could keep going.
I can't believe it's taken me so long to document the trip here (actually I can- I'm really bad at keeping up with blogging right now), but better late than never! Enjoy the adorable scenes of Oregon in June, as seen through the lens of my iPhone :)
During our stay, we walked most places- to work in the morning, to lunch, etc. The weather showed off the whole time and was perfectly conducive to a car-free week. I thoroughly enjoyed midday walks through the town.
For a town its size, Newberg has a lot to offer as far as cool restaurants and cafes go. I was impressed! We had dinners at a little Mexican restaurant and Subterra, pastries and coffee every morning from Newberg Bakery and Coffee Cottage, lunches at Ruddick/Wood (pictured below) and Jac's Deli (where I had my first frozen custard experience 🙌), etc. Also notable, though outside of Newberg, is Babica Hen Cafe. It was so wonderful, just thinking about it makes me want to be there right now.
Our VRBO rental was charming. It was located on a side street just a block or so from downtown, above a wine shop, across the street from an old Victorian house-turned-gift-shop, and within easy walking distance to our Oregon office. The apartment had the best windows, a record player, local coffee, and a gas stove and I basically wanted to move in permanently.
Caravan Coffee was not within walking distance, but thankfully my terrific coworker drove me over there for a cappuccino on my last day in town! It was cool to get a glimpse of their roasting operation and I had also never seen a Modbar espresso system in real life. Those are pretty sleek.
'Til next time, Oregon 👋