Monday, July 28, 2014

Newberg, Oregon

Originally, the plan was to mooch a parking spot for one evening but we quickly realized that one evening would be inadequate so we changed the schedule and enjoyed these wonderful accommodations for several days while we played catch-up with long-time friends.

Since we were in town, I wandered through the George Fox University campus. As a former college administrator, it's always fun to see other campuses.

This one has lots of history. Their oldest building dates to 1887.

They've done a great job of maintaining a cohesive campus with architecture spanning 120 years.

The landscaping was beautiful!

The campus core was complete with a classic clock tower.

Over time, the University has purchased neighboring homes as they went on the market and have moved support services out of the core of campus. The result is the retention of a well maintained neighborhood feel while providing for campus growth.

The rest of Newberg deserves time to savor it. It's full of interesting places and some great eats. We ate lunch at Taqueria Guerrero and it was excellent. They have a new small bakery in town that makes incredible bread.

Champoeg State Park is conveniently located to serve as a base while exploring the community.

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