Attraction

From parks to museums, we’ve collected our favorite things to do in the Northwest. We’ve also made lists of our favorite Northwest roadside attractions and, in our opinion, the most underrated attractions in the Northwest. Come and explore with us!

Adelman Peony Gardens

503-393-6185

5690 Brooklake Rd NE, Salem, OR, USA

Raising stunning peonies in the rolling hills of south Salem, Adelman Peony Gardens is a springtime destination. Wander their beautiful display gardens, and find your favorite – there is nothing like seeing the peonies in bloom and enjoying their wonderful fragrance.Read More

Tualatin Heritage Center

503-885-1926

8700 Southwest Sweek Drive, Tualatin, OR 97062, USA

Monday-Friday 10:00am - 2:00 pm

A small museum located in the heart of downtown Tualatin, Oregon telling the diverse history of the region – from the ancient Missoula Floods that carried rich soils and huge boulders called “erratics” to the Tualatin Valley, to the native american heritage, and more recent white settlers that arrived in…Read More

Cascades Raptor Center

(541) 485-1320

32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Open Tuesday-Sundays10am – 4pm October-March and 10am – 6pm April-September

Primarily a wild life rescue center, Cascades Raptor Center is open to the public six days a week to educate the public on the many wild birds of prey found in the Northwest. Visitors can view nearly 40 raptors in large outdoor aviaries.Read More

Aurora Colony National Historic Site

(503) 678-5754

15018 2nd Street, Aurora, NE, USA

Antique lovers rejoice! If you love antiquing, wandering through quaint historic buildings, and exploring museums, Aurora is for you. Although it is not far from I-5, Aurora feels like a hidden gem of a town. The town may be small, but it has a big history.Read More

Newell Pioneer Village

(503) 678-5537

8089 Champoeg Road Northeast, St Paul, Oregon 97137, USA

Newell Pioneer Village is a historical site located in the peaceful Willamette Valley town of  Champoeg, Oregon situated approximately mid way between Salem and Portland along the banks of the Willamette River and just a few miles west of I-5.Read More