Road Trip: Milton-Freewater

With spring on the horizon and blues skies in the forecast, it’s time for a road trip! Head east for wide open spaces and big culinary offerings in little Milton-Freewater (pop. 7,100). Located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains northeast of I-84 near Pendleton, Milton-Freewater isn’t a town you pass through by accident. But…

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Milton-Freewater

Located in backdrop of the Blue Mountains, Milton-Freewater is fertile farm country of orchards and wheat fields.

The vineyards here cross state borders to form the Walla Walla American Viticultural Area (AVA) in Oregon and Washington. Wine is just one part of Milton-Freewater’s growing tradition of artisan food and drink; the town also home to a brewery, a cidery and a chocolate boutique.

Trip Ideas

  • The Whisky & Rocks Farm Loop
    Driving through the golden rolling landscape of Eastern Oregon's Umatilla County, it's easy to bypass the tasty handcrafted products rooted in these grain- and fruit-growing farmlands. But the new Whisky & Rocks Farm Loop self-guided... More
    Lynne Curry, Guest Author
  • Taster’s Tour of Milton-Freewater
    Standing on a hill at the 17th tee box of the Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course, a group of visitors is surprised to learn that the green is a 121-yard shot about 60 yards below. With... More
  • Eastern Oregon Brews Byway
    It’s fitting that Oregon, land of craft beer and gorgeous landscapes, would find a way to celebrate both. If the weather has you champing at the bit for wide open spaces and a tall cold one,... More
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Brews by the Blues

July 20, 2019
Milton-Freewater, Eastern Oregon
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