: Aurora Depot Antiques by @Jasperdo (Flickr)


Though small in size, Aurora, founded in 1856, packs a historical punch.

It’s home to the state’s first registered National Historic District and has been rated one of the top 10 best antiquing towns in the nations. Easy to access but just off the beaten path, Aurora is surrounded by farmlands, wineries, galleries, championship golf and tasting rooms. This is a detour you might like taking.

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Don't Miss in Aurora

Aurora Colony Vineyards
Old Aurora Colony Museum
MotoQuest Tours Portland
Portland Rose Hot Air Balloons
Fir Point Farms
Aurora Colony Visitors Association

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Which Willamette Valley sites are not-to-miss or off the beaten path?

Glad to hear you’ll be visiting the Willamette Valley! An early welcome to you. Wineries, historic sites, scenic spots, good food, and off the beaten path experiences–those are some of my favorite things too and you’ll definitely find them here! Here are some of my favorites: Wineries: Here are seven wineries that are known for…


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