Get to know a region whose hyperlocal 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, welcoming escape.