Name: Ryan Howard
Title: Attorney / Newberg City Council President
Location: Newberg
City you live in: Newberg
First Job: Selling gourmet ice-cream at the Portland Saturday Market.
Dream Job: Student
Favorite Happy Hour/Tasting Room/Bar in the Valley: Subterra / Anne Amie Vineyards / Ruddick Wood
Best Restaurant in the Valley: I’ll say Recipe if I have to pick just one.
Finish this sentence…”I know this makes me sound old but…”Kids these days!”
The worst movie I have ever seen is: You Got Served.  OUCH.  This is especially painful to the chair – though IMDb agrees with the 1.5 stars…
Advice for my high-school self: My high-school self could probably teach me a thing or two.
Group/organization/demographic you are most driven to help: Right now it’s my campaign for the Oregon House of Representatives! But also Tunes on Tuesday, Bike Newberg, Oregon Safe Routes to School, Portland Sunday Parkways, the Yamhill County Bar Association, and now, Newberg Oktoberfest!
When I have a day off I: Go biking, kayaking, hiking, snowboarding, climbing, or something else along those lines.
When I have an out-of-town visitor, the top 3 things they should do in Yamhill Valley are: Go wine tasting, rent a kayak from the Chehalem Paddle Launch, and hit up Tunes on Tuesday.
Yamhill Valley really needs: More young pros!  We couldn’t agree more.
Ryan Howard’s confidence oozes out of him in easy conversation starters.  In fact, I met him at a community discussion regarding the Newberg Cultural Corridor.  He walked up to us (Francisco Stoller, Nate Travers and I) and basically said, “What are you doing here?” And we said, “What are YOU doing here, why are you so confident, and who are you?”  Since then, Ryan Howard has taken Newberg by storm.  He has joined all of the committees in all of the land and is active and reliable.  He is passionate about bikes, safety, land use, outdoor activity accessibility for all, and MANY more.  Here is a list of his current positions.
  • Attorney – The Law Office of Ryan Howard
  • Council President – The City of Newberg
  • Tunes on Tuesday – Committee Member
  • Oregon Safe Routes to School Steering Committee- Committee Member
  • Willamette River Water Trail – Committee Member
  • Yamhill County Bar Association – Executive Board Secretary
  • Newberg Cultural District – Executive Board Member
  • Bike Newberg – Founder
  • Candidate – Oregon House of Representatives District 25

On top of all that, Ryan is fun, playful, and goofy.