Willamette Valley

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

Marion County, Oregon – Our photo of the week

Marion County, Oregon – Our photo of the week

The mid-Willamette Valley is stunning in so many ways – just drive around and you will be surprised by the variety of flowers, edibles, (and drinkables) you will find growing in the fertile fields. Known for growing fine grapes for making fine wine and hops for beer, you will also… Read More

7 Historic Places to Visit in Downtown Salem, Oregon

The beautiful downtown historic district of Salem offers a chance to see much of Oregon’s history in one walkable district.   Oregon’s history may not date back centuries as the towns in old Europe, but the more “recent” history of the State of Oregon offers a more cohesive feel –… Read More