Sherwood, Oregon: 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 a community performing 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.
503 Uncorked is a cozy wine bar with an impressive selection of top-notch Willamette Valley wines available by the glass, bottle and wine growler.
Fat Milo's is a family-friendly restaurant situated in Old Town Sherwood, and serves homestyle breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring local produce and daily specials.
From May through September, the Sherwood Saturday Market features dozens of vendors selling flowers, farm produce of all kinds, art, crafts and gourmet foods.
Hawks View Cellars embodies the deeply personal experience of the Northwest winemaking.
Al’s Garden Center is a 10.5-acre, state-of-the-art garden center filled with the highest quality locally-grown plants, garden tools and supplies.
Signature Pinot Gris (pronounced “pee-know gree”) grapes thrive in the Tualatin Valley and produce delectable, award-winning wines. The next time you are in the mood for seafood, pair your meal with a bottle of Tualatin Valley’s Pinot Gris.
Oregon’s Tualatin Valley already has a reputation for excellent wineries and craft breweries, but if spirits are your thing, it’s not hard to find fun and quality craft cocktails.
A drive through the scenic agricultural areas of Oregon’s Tualatin Valley will give you a great show of cows, horses, sheep and more, but those furry long-necked guys you see out there aren’t llamas, they’re alpacas!