Willamette Valley

Shaw, Oregon – taking the backroads

Shaw, Oregon – taking the backroads

When given the option driving up I-5 through the Willamette Valley area, you just might want to consider hopping off the freeway and take Hwy 213 or Hwy 214 east of I-5 and meander through the rolling hills past fields and oak trees. Open up the sunroof or open the… Read More

Willamette Valley Harvest

Willamette Valley Harvest

In September, the grapes are ready for harvesting in the Willamette Valley. In late October, the vines will begin turning lovely shades of gold and orange – creating rolling hillsides lined with golden stripes. A drive through the hills of the Willamette Valley – especially on the west side of… Read More

Salem Riverfront Park: Just Right.

Sometimes, a city just gets it right. Salem has always been blessed with a beautiful location right on the Willamette River and on the edge of the Willamette Valley wine region.  The city has taken advantage of this ideal location by improving the Riverfront Park and utilizing it and its… Read More

Winery Wednesday: Bailey Family Wines

  Located outside McMinnville, Oregon in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Sit out on their patio and take in the view while sipping a glass of their world-class wine. Their seated tastings include newly released wines and cheese sampling.  Visit them at: Bailey Family Wines

Day Drive Out of Portland

Looking for a leisurely back road drive out of Portland? When the weather clears, sometimes there is just nothing better than a leisurely road trip to explore and allow yourself time to stop at places you might normally drive past. The meandering roads of the northern Willamette Valley are fun… Read More

Susan’s Garden & Coffee Shop

Located in Corvallis, Oregon, this garden nursery offers a chance to sit down among the flowers and enjoy a nice espresso from their cafe.  Get the details