Discover the Mid-Willamette Valley

Salem Art Fair & Festival ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Take in art, theater and culture near Salem, Oregon
April 27, 2017

Whether it’s colorful artwork, musical performances or live theater, you’ll find a variety of intimate venues and vibrant performances in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

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Mt. Angel Oktoberfest
Culture, history and food collide in this Bavarian-inspired town
April 20, 2017

Located in the rolling hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Mt. Angel is easy to miss on a map. The small, Bavarian-inspired town of just 3,500 people sits less than an hour south of Portland.
Mt. Angel’s rich...

Mid-Willamette Valley Vineyards - Photo by Ron Cooper
Cabins, lofts and everything in between
April 4, 2017

From rustic cabins in the Cascade foothills to upscale retreats in the heart of the city, the Mid-Willamette Valley has a variety of unique accommodations. Whether you’re traveling with the kids or having an adult-...

Hop into spring with festive events
March 30, 2017

Bush's Pasture Park ~ Salem, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Spring has...

12 spots to find blooms in the Salem-area
March 23, 2017

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
Someone once said, “A garden is a friend you can visit any time.” In...

Wacky? Yes. Wonderful? Definitely.
March 9, 2017

Eco Earth ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
From the world’s largest porcine...

Celebrations in the Cherry City
March 1, 2017


Among dozens of blooming cherry trees, the Oregon State Capitol will host...

See what’s happening near Salem, Oregon
February 28, 2017

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm ~ Woodburn, Oregon ~ Photo by Michael Burkhardt
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12 places to take the family this winter
February 23, 2017

Riverfront Carousel ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Looking to get the kids out of the house this winter?...

Explore the former “Hop Capital of the World”
February 15, 2017

Independence Western Days
Home to just over 8,500 people, Independence, Oregon,...

Happenings near Salem, Oregon, this month
February 1, 2017

Elsinore Theatre at Sunset
It’s the...

Six things to look forward to in the Mid-Willamette Valley
January 19, 2017

Dome Rock ~ Marion County, Oregon ~ Photo by Zak Stone
From new...

Find something to do this month near Salem, Oregon
January 6, 2017

Polk County Orchard ~ Photo by Cyndi Easterly
Explore the...

Pie, pasta and cocktail recipes from Salem, Oregon, restaurants
December 22, 2016

Salem, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Need a recipe for your holiday party? Try...

State Capitol Park ~ Salem, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Discover the holidays in Salem, Oregon
December 7, 2016

Stunning lights displays, one-of-a-kind gift ideas and festive happenings are just a few of the joys that await you in Salem, Oregon, this month. Whether you’re looking to shop for last-minute gifts, enjoy a day with...

Christmas at the Oregon Garden
Celebrate the season near Salem, Oregon
December 1, 2016

Deck the halls, stuff the stockings and join in on yuletide fun near Salem, Oregon, this December! Here are 30 ways to celebrate the season:

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Fall Hillside Vineyard
Art, wine, recreation and more in the Salem, Oregon, area
November 4, 2016

Sip award-winning wine, explore new places and get into the holiday spirit this month in the Salem, Oregon, area. Here are 30 things to do in November:

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Pumpkin Latte ~ Willamette Pie Company
Find your favorite fall flavors in Salem, Oregon
October 27, 2016

Whether you’re looking for apple, pumpkin or fresh hops, the flavors of fall are abundant in the Salem, Oregon, area. Several local breweries are celebrating the season with new brews, while other local businesses...

Hiker at Silver Falls State Park ~ Photo by Zak Stone
Trails, foliage and waterfalls
October 20, 2016

Hit the trails this fall and explore the Salem, Oregon, area’s natural beauty. With flowing waterfalls, diverse wildlife and stunning autumn color, these hikes are sure to stop you in your tracks. Whether you’re...

Airlie Hills Farm Hay Ride
Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
October 1, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Fresh apple cider, pumpkin patches and acres of corn mazes will draw thousands of visitors to the Salem, Oregon, area to celebrate the harvest season. From family-friendly events to...

The Oregon Garden Fountain ~ Sublimity, Oregon
Experience Salem’s world-class wine region, outdoor gems and agricultural bounty
September 7, 2016

Visitors enjoy two new tours offered by Gray Line Oregon, in partnership with Travel...

Eola Hills Legacy Estate
Pair Perfectly in the Salem Area
April 27, 2016

With its rich soil and temperate climate, the Salem area has become home to a number of farms featuring jaw-dropping display gardens that draw visitors by the thousands. Combine these garden gems with the more than...

Oregon State Capitol State Park ~ Salem, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Enjoy Winter in the Mid-Willamette Valley
January 20, 2016

Winter in the Mid-Willamette Valley is the perfect time to treat yourself to a little indulgence. From fine wines paired with decadent desserts and comfort food to shopping destinations and spa experiences, Salem and...

November 2015
Sip Sublime in Salem this Fall
November 1, 2015

The leaves are turning bright crimson and gold, the air is crisp and the holiday season is drawing near - which means now is the perfect time for an Oregon Wine Country visit. In the Salem area, you can sip sublime...

October 2015
Harvest Time Happenings in the Salem Area
October 1, 2015

Since ancient times, people have gathered in the fall to celebrate a successful growing season and share the season’s bounty. Today, this tradition continues as thousands of visitors flock to area farms and...