Cellar Season in the Willamette Valley

Here’s a vintners secret: Winter may be the best time to visit Oregon’s wine country. After the final grape clusters are plucked from the vines, the whole tempo slows down. The days may be short and the rain may drizzle, but the gray months between the emptying of the last harvest bin and the first… More
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Willamette Valley

Explore a region whose farm-to-fork food scene is paired with a legacy of wine — and plenty of ways to build up an appetite. 

Life’s simple pleasures can be found in a valley where farms, vineyards and forests reign supreme. Hit trails through old-growth trees to surging waterfalls and epic vistas, or pedal down a scenic backcountry road through covered bridges. These communities are tight-knit and talented, so take your time admiring their creativity and you might meet the makers too. Whether you’re looking for city culture or idyllic countryside, the Willamette Valley is a happy escape.

Win a Magical Oregon Wine Escape

Oregon’s wine country is magical in the misty days of fall and winter. That’s why we’re giving away an Oregon trip to celebrate cellar season. The prize includes round-trip airfare for two, a wine tour and a three-night stay at a new wine country hotel.

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Ask Oregon

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, while others have none at all. Here are some of the best resources for public transportation in the Linn/Benton county area: Linn-Benton Loop: The Linn-Benton loop will connect you from Corvallis to Albany. Linn Shuttle: From Albany, you…


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