Newberg named one of nation's best small towns for food
Newberg is in the national news again — but this time for its delicious food.
For the second year in a row, Newberg has made USA Today's 2022 10Best list for Best Small Town Food Scene, ranking in fourth place, a jump from seventh place in 2021.
In the spring, USA Today had selected 20 small towns with exemplary cuisines and asked readers to choose the top 10.
Among the award-winning towns with "big food scenes" and "chef-driven restaurants, local flavors, and plenty of variety for their size," Newberg is the only Oregon city to make the list.
"We're thrilled to make this prestigious list for the second year is a row," Leslie Caldwall, Taste Newberg's executive director, said. "We have an incredible food destination in Newberg, driven by quality, creativity and locally-sourced ingredients, and we're honored that people around the country are taking notice."
Specific Newberg restaurants that received recognition in the article were SubTerra Kitchen & Cellar and Jory restaurant at The Allison Inn & Spa.
"The Willamette Valley is the most underrated wine region in the country and Newberg is the epicenter of its thriving food and wine scene," Amber Gibson, a USA Today contributor, said.
Winners of the first, second and third place on the list were Abingdon, Virginia; Thibodaux, Louisiana and Lewisburg, West Virginia. Following Newberg is Stillwater, Minnesota, in fifth place; Los Alamos, California, in sixth place; Port Townsend, Washington, in seventh place; Vail, Colorado, in eighth place; Traverse City, Michigan, in ninth place; and Hammonton, New Jersey, in 10th place.
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