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7 FAMILY-FRIENDLY HARVEST FESTS IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Sipping your way through Oregon Wine Country in the fall months? Not only is autumn one of the most beautiful times of year, it …
RIM TRAIL TO HUCKLEBERRY TRAIL LOOP HIKE
Molalla River Corridor and Recreation Area: Rim Trail to Huckleberry Trail Loop HikeKnown by locals, the Molalla River Corridor and Recreation Area has undergone a…
HARVEST IS IN THE AIR
For those lucky enough to visit the Willamette Valley in early autumn, the extra buzz in the air and rush of excitement from the vineyards…
SIP SUBLIME IN SALEM THIS FALL
The leaves are turning crimson and gold, the air is getting crisp and the grape harvest is nearly underway - which means now is the…
STOP AND STARE IN MCMINNVILLE: GALLERIES AND PUBLIC ART ON DISPLAY
Walk your way throughout McMinnville's stunning galleries and beloved public art installations. Enjoy the authentic character and charm of our historic downtown via its historic…
10 HISTORICAL SPOTS TO VISIT IN SALEM, OREGON
Take a trip through history in SalemIf the Willamette Valley could speak for itself, you d be spellbound with its tales spanning thousands…
TOP 10 YOU-PICKS, FARMS & GARDENS TO VISIT THIS SUMMER
The Mid-Willamette Valley is home to dozens of nurseries and orchards. Pick your own fruit at the farm, cool down with a sweet treat at…
WARM UP WITH INDOOR FAMILY FUN, THEN WINE & SPIRITS
When winter arrives in Oregon s Mt. Hood Territory, visitors look to find warm places to enjoy delicious food, wine and entertainment for…
UNCOVER THE OREGON TRUFFLE THIS YEAR
Did you know that Oregon is home to varieties of truffles? Embrace the cool Oregon weather this winter and discover this amazing culinary treat waiting…
A "CHARMING" NEW WAY TO EXPLORE WILLAMETTE VALLEY WINE
Visitors can now explore Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley by following the new Tri-County Charm Trail. Follow the trail and collect keepsake charms as you explore the…
FALL HIKES AND BITES IN AND AROUND EUGENE
From harvest stops through the Valley to the South Willamette Wine scene along the Territorial Wine Trail, don't miss fall colors popping in the Willamette…
CELEBRATE FALL WITH ARTS, SPORTS, AND SO MUCH MORE IN CORVALLIS
While most of our great summer festivals have wrapped up, there is still plenty to do (and watch) in and around Corvallis this fall. From…
FEAST ON OREGON'S BOUNTY WITH FARM-TO-TABLE DINNERS
If you want to experience the bounty of Oregon, visit Linn County located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Come here and enjoy fresh…
EXPLORE OREGONS CASCADES MOUNTAINS: WATERFALLS AND HOTSPRINGS ALONG THE MCKENZIE RIVER CORRIDOR
Ready to feel the exhilarating rush of fresh air and crystal clear water as you journey into the Cascade Mountains along the McKenzie River If…
10 YEARS OF TROLLEY TOURS IN CORVALLIS
Corvallis invites you to hop on the trolley this summer for their 10th Annual Trolly Tour series. Since 2007, the Historic Preservation Commission has hosted an…
15 YEARS IN THE MAKING - ALBANY'S HISTORIC CAROUSEL OPENS ITS DOORS
Albany Oregon, situated in the heart of the Willamette Valley, will soon be known as the community where talented workers came together to volunteer their…
MOVE OVER GOATS, ALPACA YOGA IS TOTALLY A THING
Yes, Alpaca Yoga is totally a thing, and it's happening every Monday at Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch in Molalla - a scenic working alpaca…
FIVE AREAS TO EXPLORE IN OREGON'S NORTH SANTIAM RIVER COUNTRY
Oregon's North Santiam River Country, located approximately an hour east of Salem, abounds with outdoor recreational opportunities. Situated in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains,…
BIKES, BARKS AND BREWS IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Guest Post by Long Haul Trekkers The Willamette Valley is clearly known for all that wine produced, but it is also the second largest hops producer in the…
FARM, FEAST + WINE IN YAMHILL COUNTY
If you appreciate meals prepared using farm-fresh ingredients and world-class wines enjoyed in a casual wine country setting, then you simply must experience Bounty of…
A WINE COUNTRY GETAWAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND
Summer is finally here and we know you are looking for a reason to rush to the Willamette Valley. Well don't leave your pup at…
LINN BENTON FARM-TO-TABLE DINNER SERIES
Visit Corvallis and the Albany Visitors Association are pleased to produce a series of farm-to-table dinner parties this summer.The series will begin on June 18…
USE BIKE CONCIERGE TO EXPLORE MT. HOOD TERRITORY'S WINE SCENE
Now that spring is finally arriving in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory and Oregon Wine Country, Oregonians are coming out of their caves to stretch their…
ROAD TRIP: SANTIAM WAGON ROAD, AND PATHS LESS TRAVELED
A great way to reconnect with nature is to take a road trip through the scenic recreational areas of the Willamette Valley. Just four miles…
CELEBRATE OREGON WINE MONTH AT TASTE DUNDEE
May is Oregon Wine Month and Taste Dundee is one of the first events during the month-long wine celebration. Taste Dundee is held on Saturday,…
WINE AND DINE DIVINELY IN THE SALEM, OR AREA
Oregon has put itself on the map as a must-visit destination for foodies in recent years, and the Salem area offers a diverse and up-and-coming…
WINERIES, GARDENS AND FRESH FARM PRODUCE
Spring in Corvallis, Oregon brings apple & cherry blossoms, tulips and daffodils. Fluffy white clouds passing overhead in a bright blue sky signify that its…
EXPLORE WILLAMETTE VALLEY'S SOUTHERN WATERFALLS
As Oregon's weather warms into spring, it's time to start exploring Willamette Valley's diverse waterfall scene. Start with a trip at the southern end of…
FLOWER FESTIVALS THIS SPRING IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Spring is finally here in Oregon's Willamette Valley. The rains and snow over the past winter season have made way for our farms to produce…
WINTER WEATHER IN EUGENE MAKES SHOPPING AND SIPPING MORE ENJOYABLE
Oregon's Eugene, Cascades and Coast region has plenty to discover in these crisp and chilly months! Have you explored downtown Eugene lately The city…
WINTER BREW, AND CHOCOLATE TOO
As winter settles in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory, visitors seek out warm, inviting places to enjoy delicious food, great beers and wine with good friends.…
GET COZY IN CORVALLIS ALL WINTER LONG
If you find yourself feeling a litter chilly this winter here are some great places to come and warm up in Corvallis. Five Corvallis area restaurants…
SEIZE WINTER IN THE MID-WILLAMETTE VALLEY
While temperatures may be hovering near zero in many parts of the country, the Willamette Valleys temperate climate translates into relatively mild weather throughout the…
FIND ECLECTIC FOOD AND FASCINATING ADVENTURES IN ALBANY, OR
Albany is known as the "Hub of the Willamette Valley" because of its central location and opportunities available to surrounding communities for commerce. …
EARLY HARVEST FOR YAMHILL COUNTY
It is hard to find a place as beautiful as Oregon's Willamette Valley during grape harvest. Our warm summer contributed to a moderate growing season…
FALL INTO THE HEART OF THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Fall has arrived, and luckily it is one of the best times of year to visit Corvallis, OR. Corvallis' beauty makes for a stunning backdrop…
MOUNT HOOD'S MAGICAL SOILS GIVE LIFE TO DAZZLING DAHLIAS
The fertile soil of the Willamette Valley is world-renowned for its wine-growing capabilities. Those same many other wonderful products too, including a dazzling selection of…
PLAN YOUR TRIP TO SALEM FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017
For the first time in more than 30 years, a total solar eclipse will move diagonally across the United States on August 21, 2017 --…
SAVOR SUMMER IN OREGON'S WINE COUNTRY
When the summer sun offers longer and warmer days, it's time to explore all that Oregon's Wine Country has to offer. Venture through Willamette Valley's…
EXPLORE EUGENE'S URBAN WINERIES & TERRITORIAL WINE TRAIL WITH PINOT BINGO
When the sun offers longer (and warmer) days, it's time to explore the South Willamette Valley. Sip a little different this summer with Pinot Bingo.…
LAVENDER FESTIVAL AT THE CHEHALEM CULTURAL CENTER
Newberg, OR will be filled with the lovely scent of lavender July 9 - 10, 2016 when growers from all over Oregon come together to…
EXPERIENCE SALEM'S WORLD-CLASS WINE REGION
Experience Salem's world-class wine region, outdoor gems and agricultural bounty via two new tours offered by Gray Line Oregon, in partnership with Travel Salem,Amtrak Cascades and…
WILLAMETTE VALLEY'S OLDEST PINOT TRADITION LIVES ON
This spot is part of our Places to Sip Between the Wonders Road Trip. To view the full itinerary, click here. Jason Lett had what…
ITS GARDENS GALORE IN SALEM
Someone once said, "A garden is a friend you can visit any time." In the Salem area, theres no shortage of garden friends eager to…
EXPLORE SOUTH WILLAMETTE WINERIES THIS SPRING
The days are growing longer and the valley is once again in full bloom, marking the perfect opportunity to explore Oregons South Willamette Wineries. Bring…
SPRING INTO CORVALLIS
It's spring, that means it's time to think about your spring garden, and wine, of course. But there's always time for both! For many in…
BIKE BRIDGES AND HIKE FOOTHILLS IN LINN COUNTY
Pack your picnic and pedal, hike or drive through the valley this spring to catch a glimpse of picturesque agriculture, rivers, waterfalls and the charming…
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN OREGON WINE COUNTRY
Celebrate the season in Oregon Wine Country Make this year the year you experience a wine country Christmas! Here are some of our favorite ways…
WINE COUNTRY THANKSGIVING
Celebrate harvest with Oregon's winemakers. No epic meal is complete without a bottle of great wine to accompany it. So maybe it's fitting that in…
FIND FALL COLOR
Six great trips for fall foliage in the Willamette Valley. Ahhh, fall: vineyards turn golden, harvest draws to a close, and forests begin to pop…
FOODIE FESTS + FARM DINNERS
Taste harvest bounty in Oregon Wine Country.The pioneers who trekked their way westward on the Oregon Trail had a name for the Willamette Valley: The…
HUNT FOR HIDDEN TREASURE IN THE BIRTHPLACE OF GEOCACHING
In the spring of the year 2000, the U.S. government for the first time made GPS satellite data publicly available. A few days later, one…
7 WAYS TO CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN OREGON WINE COUNTRY
  Memorial Day weekend is one of the biggest wine-tasting weekends of the year in the Willamette Valley--every winery in the valley throws open…
GOLF ADVENTURES IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
If your idea of the perfect vacation involves hitting the links in the middle of Oregon's stunning wine country--and topping off a day on the…
SEVEN SPRING BREAK ADVENTURES IN OREGON WINE COUNTRY
Plan now for family memories that will last a lifetime. This spring break, get out of the house and have an adventure together. Here are…
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