Sherwood, Oregon, has a Wealth of Charm, from Old Town to Estate Vineyards
Located in the southern part of Oregon’s Washington County, minutes from the college town of Newberg, is the small city of Sherwood. With a population of more than 18,000, this city is steeped in tradition, and the historic Old Town is the community’s center.
Old Town Sherwood is the community center of this small, growing city. Antique and specialty shops and historic buildings recall small-town living from another era. Popular gathering places, such as a locally owned coffeehouse, a venerable restaurant/tavern, bakeries and restaurants, wine tasting bar and new community performance arts center, are must-see stops while perusing quaint shops and galleries in Old Town.
Annual events, including the Cruisin’ Sherwood car show (June) and the Sherwood Robin Hood Festival (July) attract visitors from all over the region to Old Town Sherwood.
Located in the Chehalem Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA), Sherwood is one of the fastest growing wine destinations in the northern Willamette Valley, with seven (and counting) vineyard-estate wineries. Its agricultural region also is growing, and boasts a number of u-pick farms and tree farms.
Adding to the quaint charm of Sherwood are its year-round Christmas shop, Sleighbells; roadside farm store, the Red Berry Barn; and a wildlife area, the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, which hosts an annual bird festival each May.
The Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge is the go-to spot for bird and wildlife watching and nature hikes in Sherwood.
Warm up this winter with a hot beverage at Symposium Coffee, located in the heart of Old Town Sherwood.
Ponzi’s state-of-the-art winery and modern tasting room are surrounded by the majestic Avellana Vineyard.
Surrounded by a Christmas tree farm, Sleighbells is a year-round gift shop specializing in Christmas and holiday decor.
Alloro Vineyard is an artisan winery dedicated to creating handcrafted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and late-harvest dessert wine.
Baggenstos Farm Store offers fresh-picked and U-pick produce, fresh-baked bread, jellies and jams, and other sundries.
With a multitude of celebrated attractions and amenities, this picturesque area mixes urban amenities with serene natural and agricultural settings. From craft beer to wine, bird watching to zip-lining, and everything in between, the Tualatin Valley is a multi-faceted destination with thriving communities, economic prosperity, artistic spirit and collaborative ideologies.
The melodies of summer can be found at the winery concerts of the northern Willamette Valley.
Greater Portland events are so plentiful that you can plan a marathon weekend of experiencing not one, not two, but three amazing summer festivals in one epic exploration of the Tualatin Valley.