In the southern Willamette Valley, follow the Long Tom Country Trail to visit award-winning wineries, an alpaca farm and Kiger Mustang ranch, orchards and nurseries, artists’ studios and world-class golf at Diamond Woods Golf Course. These 40 beautiful miles offer exquisite scenery for bicyclists and horseback riders, so park your car this season and ride the route sustainably.
Foodies rejoice as summer brings the Scandinavian Festival, and with it, delicious, authentic aebelskiver and havrenkniplekaker. Don’t know about these intriguing desserts? Come to Junction City, where people have been celebrating their rich Scandinavian heritage every summer since 1962. This event pays homage to the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. Folk dancers travel from all over the Pacific Northwest to perform and teach traditional dances to enthusiastic visitors.
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Considering that the Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) has 507 wineries and six sub-AVAs within its borders, it might take a lifetime to visit all the tasting rooms and vineyards in this rich region. Many of the most dedicated…Continue reading this story…