Dundee is located in Yamhill County
, southwest of Portland
, between Newberg
along Highway 99W
on the banks of the Willamette River
The town was founded by a group of pioneer families. It was named for the home of William Reid from Dundee, Scotland.
Fertile soil and benevolent weather contribute to the proliferation of vineyards and groves in the Dundee area. Plums, filberts and English walnuts are the major area crops.
There is also a Dundee, Mississippi.
Popular attractions for the area include: Several fine restaurants, Riverwood Golf Course, Bald Peak State Park and Dundee Decades (music and dancing, is celebrated on various Friday evenings during the summer). Wineries include: Argyle Winery, Cameron Winery, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Duck Pond Cellars, Erath Vineyards, Lange Winery, Sokol Blosser Winery, The Eyrie Vineyards and Torii Mor Winery.
Dundee is part of the Portland-Vancouver, Oregon-WA metro area.