Yamhill Valley Grown, Your Guide To Local Food - Page 12

E st Valley a Newberg Farmers Market, Photo Credit: Newberg Downtown Coalition Food, Flowers, & Fun By Ranee Solmonsson The base of Rex Hill on the eastern edge of Yamhill county, serves as the gateway to the abundance of local savory flavors that the region has to offer. This gateway greets you with a toast to the region’s numerous wine tasting opportunities and culinary delights on the eastern edge. Once hailed as the hazelnut capitol of the world, the Newberg Dundee corridor is a great place to grow, sip and take in the beautiful scenery’s rolling slopes of Chehalem Mountain, Parrett Mountain and the Dundee Hills. Newberg also boasts a growing arts scene with its First Friday Artwalk, downtown galleries and the much-envied Chehalem Cultural Center. Active revitalization efforts in the downtown core are evident when strolling on a visit of the shops, tasting rooms and restaurants. Newberg is also known for its Historic Cameo Theater and 99W Drive-in, as well as for its boyhood home of President Hoover. The farm to table movement is evident on the menus of the area’s local fare dining establishments and in the chef gardens that are increasing in number. Once home to “The Nuthouse” packing plant, Dundee now boasts first class lodging, tasting, dining and is home to a world-class u-pick kiwi farm. This part of the valley is also home to the taste of a variety of fresh berries, local olive oil, microbrew and locally roasted coffee. Above photo: Apple types Photo credit: Charles Hillestad 12 Left side photo: Chehalem Cultural Center Photo Credit:: Newberg Downtown Coalition