The Dundee scenery is breathtaking, and once you visit our quaint small town and see a winery or two, then you will have experienced for yourself why we love it here!
|Dundee Population||3,228||Distance to Portland||26 mi|
|Year Founded||1881||Distance to McMinnville||12 mi|
|Median Age||33 yr||Distance to Newberg||2 mi|
|Elevation||190′||Dundee Elementary School
Chehalem Valley Middle School
Newberg High School
[space10] A Room with a View
If you are looking for a property with stunning views, then look no further than the hills of Dundee. Go North on Alder Street and you can see the entire valley. Many times you will also see hot air balloons traveling from Newberg. You don’t have to own a large piece of rural Dundee property in order to have a great view; valley views are available from many Dundee neighborhoods. The sunset photograph above is the view from my house in Dundee.
Dundee is located 30 minutes away from Portland, 15 minutes from McMinnville, and just a short 2 mile jaunt southwest of Newberg. Many residents commute to Portland area jobs, or to McMinnville and Newberg.
The Chehalem Paddle Launch Park is a newly created park in Dundee located at the end of 8th street on the Willamette River where kayaks and canoes are available to rent. Members of the Ford Family Foundation Leadership Cohort worked with the City of Dundee, Chehalem Park & Recreation District, and landowners Tom and Kay Edwards to make this new park a reality. The Dundee Community Center offers live music on occasions.
Best Places to Eat in Dundee
When you are in Dundee you must eat at the Dundee Bistro, which has the best food and a romantic environment. If you’re in the mood for Mexican, try La Sierra, and Best Teriyaki for Chinese cuisine.
Wine-Tasting in Dundee
For a most memorable day, don’t forget your picnic basket when you visit these award-winning wineries with spectacular views: Argyle winery, Erath, Dobbes, Buena Vista, Pozi, Duck Pond Cellars, and Sokol Blosser wineries. There are wine tours throughout the year in Dundee. Learn more about local Dundee wineries at www.dundeehills.org
The NW Wine Company is building a new winery located at 99W and Niederberger Rd. It is 35 acres and will have a tasting room with a variety of wines. With architect Richard Brown, and Perlo Construction as the general contractor for the 45,000 square foot winery, NWWC expects to pour the foundation mid-April 2011 and be fully operational for the 2011 harvest. The estate tasting room will open September 1, 2011 and the planting of a 15-acre vineyard will follow. Having managed the construction and design of four wineries, Montalieu comments: “Experience has taught me what is necessary to ensure the expression of each wine, and working with Richard again will make the process even easier.” Brown also designed the Solena and Grand Cru Estates winery, a project in partnership with Steve and Marian Bailey.
Accommodations in Dundee
When you’re looking for a place to stay then try The Black Walnut Inn bed and breakfast. They are accommodating on every level, and the food is to die for!
- City of Dundee http://www.dundeecity.org/
- Chehalem Park & Recreation District http://www.cprdnewberg.org/
- Newberg School District http://www.newberg.k12.or.us/
- Dundee Elementary School http://www.newberg.k12.or.us/dundee
- The Newberg Graphic http://www.newberggraphic.com/
- Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce http://www.chehalemvalley.org/web/
Did you know that years ago there was a proposal to combine Newberg and Dundee? It would be called… Dunberg. Coming from Newberg on your way to Dundee, today you can see a white building to your right that says Dunberg.
The Dundee Bypass
Have you ever driven through Dundee on your way to the coast? You look down the road at the two merging signs, and see lines of cars struggling to merge into a single lane of traffic. For those familiar with Dundee, we have our feet up pretty relaxed at this time, while others are not so relaxed. The big question everyone wonders is, when will that bypass be done? Our area has been talking about this topic for many years, and while there is progress, it is yet to be accomplished. Construction for this phase is anticipated to begin in 2016 and be completed by late 2019.
The State Highway 99W: Newberg and Dundee Bypass, Phase 1 project is located near the Oregon 99W corridor, where the highway passes through Newberg and Dundee in eastern Yamhill County. The project will provide an alternate route for local commuter and freight traffic around the congestion in Dundee and south Newberg, reducing the number of vehicles using Oregon 99W. The HB 2001 project is being accomplished by two separate projects: Newberg-Dundee Improvement Project #1 and OR18: Newberg-Dundee Bypass. The project is expected to construct a two-lane highway from Oregon 219, near Newberg, to Oregon 99W, southwest of Dundee.
Over the last 10 years, traffic on Oregon 99W in downtown Newberg and Dundee has increased 40 percent. By 2030, traffic is estimated to increase another 40–80 percent. It now takes about 30 minutes to drive 11 miles on Oregon 99W from East of Newberg to Dayton during the heaviest congestion. By 2030, it is estimated to take 50 minutes; in 2030, if the proposed project is built, travel time is estimated to take 12 minutes on the Bypass. With the Bypass, in 2030, downtown traffic would be reduced by 23 percent in Newberg and by 68 percent in Dundee. It is obvious we need and want this bypass, and before 2030. Right now ODOT is actively purchasing properties required for the project’s first phase, linking Oregon 99W south of Dundee to Oregon 219 via a two-lane, limited access route.
Since we do not expect most of the funding for the project until 2011, ODOT will use federal funding secured by Representative Wu in the last federal transportation bill (SAFETEA-LU) to purchase selected properties while the remainder of the federally required environmental work (NEPA) is completed. The federal funding already secured is about 15% of the estimated $87 million needed for right of way in the project’s first phase. However, ODOT is continuing to purchase property, focusing on protective and voluntary purchases.
So we continue to breathe the fresh air while taking in the most gorgeous views imaginable. In the evening we sit by the fire with our glass of wine, being grateful for such a beautiful location of surrounding vineyards. We love our town of Dundee and so will you!
Contact one of our Realtors® to learn more about real estate in Dundee, Oregon and throughout Yamhill County.