Articles by Jennifer Rouse

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Where is the best place to have a picnic on the I-5 corridor between Portland and Salem?

What a fun question! Here are my top recommendations. Memorial Park in Wilsonville. This would be a really easy stop for getting on and off I-5 and a great place to get out and stretch your legs. Heading south from Portland, you’d just take…

May 24th, 2017- Post Your Answer
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Wine, Music and Theater in Southern Oregon

May 18th, 2017

Be prepared to slow down when you visit Southern Oregon. It’s a place where it’s best to linger over wine and…

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What is great day trip from Eugene?

Have you visited the Oregon Coast? It’s beautiful, and from Eugene it’s an easy one hour drive to Florence,…

April 4th, 2017- Post Your Answer
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What are sightseeing activities between Portland and Eugene for non-city folk?

That’s a big area but there are a lot of options. It’s good that you say you’re not big city people,…

March 13th, 2017- Post Your Answer
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What are the public transportation options in the mid-Willamette Valley?

Public transportation to small towns in the Willamette Valley is somewhat sporadic. Some towns have regular bus service…

January 19th, 2017- Post Your Answer
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Where do you suggest taking out-of-state friends for a wine-tasting lunch near Salem?

Lucky for you, it’s very hard to go wrong with any wineries in the Salem area! Here are a few fun ones: Brooks…

December 26th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Which Willamette Valley city is the most walkable?

When I think of cities in Oregon that are highly walkable for non-drivers, the two local college towns, Corvallis and…

October 24th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Are there hiking trails between wineries in the Willamette Valley?

There are several wineries south of Eugene that border each other King Estate and Iris Vineyards are backdoor…

September 7th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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Are there hiking trails all the way around Foster Lake?

You happened to ask a good person I grew up near Foster Lake and my family used to walk on the shoreline trail…

August 26th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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How should my group take a cheese tour of the Willamette Valley?

I happen to love local cheese, so I love that you are asking this question! I am not aware of anyone offering a pre-set…

July 25th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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About Author Jennifer Rouse

Jennifer Rouse relishes the chance to write about Oregon. A fifth-generation Oregonian, Jennifer loves running, wandering through bookstores, and feasting on local wine and cheese. Alongside her husband and three daughters, she likes to explore hidden corners of the state via car, foot, bike and canoe.

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