Life in Newberg

Newberg, Oregon has been home to generations of George Fox students, and we’re confident you will feel at home here, too. Located on the Willamette River, this city of 23,000 people features a wide range of art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, parks and nature trails.

We’re also a safe place. In fact, Newberg is annually ranked as one of safest cities in Oregon by Safe Home, a community-focused safety organization that rated the city #2 in the state in its 2019 rankings.

Check out just a few of the reasons we Love our city!

Students paddle boarding on the river

Visit the Willamette River

Rent a paddleboard or kayak at our rental center and head down to the nearby boat dock.


Check Out Historic Theaters

Grab some friends and head over to our drive-in movie theater – one of just 500 in the nation – and the retro Cameo Theatre.


Enjoy the Outdoors?

You’re in luck: We have 11 parks within three miles of campus, including two disc golf courses.

Students explore downtown Newberg during Welcome Weekend

Rollerskater takes a jump

Hang Out at the Skate Park

We’re home to a world-class skate park, featuring 29,000 square feet of concrete surface, and an expertly designed BMX track.

Student dives into pool

Like to Swim?

The city’s newly remodeled Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center is within walking distance of campus and is also where the George Fox swim team practices and competes.

Students worship in church

Check out Places of Worship

Faith is an integral part of our community: There are more than two dozen churches in town.

Want to know more about Newberg? Check out this blog post:

Student Guide to the Best of Newberg

Come Visit Us!

Lined with coffee shops, galleries, a pet store and boutiques, downtown Newberg is a fun outing waiting to happen.

The city possesses small-town charm, bringing residents together for events such as the Downtown Art Walk, Newberg Farmers Market and Newberg Old Fashioned Festival.

Local artists, farmers and vendors gather throughout the year just a short walk from campus. Make sure to check out these outdoor markets when you need some fresh flowers or get a craving for homemade ice cream.

Visit Campus

student at the farmers market