Magic at the Mill
‘Tis the season for festive lights, cozy cuisine and holiday markets
December 1, 2018

Deck the halls, stuff the stockings and join in on Yuletide fun near Salem, Oregon, this December!  

Aurora
Antique treasures, quaint cafes and small-town charm
November 29, 2018

Founded by mostly German immigrants as a Christian communal society in 1856, Aurora, Oregon, was the first area in the state to be designated as a National Historic District. 

Brooks Winery
Wine tasting, ice skating and holiday shopping
October 30, 2018

Prepare for the holidays with seasonal events, taste wine during Thanksgiving weekend or catch a show at a historic theater near Salem, Oregon!

Mt. Angel Glockenspiel ~ Mt. Angel, Oregon ~ Photo by Reed Lane Photography
End the summer with wineries, festivals and tours
August 28, 2018

September means summer is coming to an end and it’s back to school for the kids, but there is still plenty of fun to have in and around Salem, Oregon. Here are 30 events you don’t want to miss...

Salem Ale Works ~ Photo by SLF
Wineries, breweries and a distillery
August 27, 2018

Looking to try a new tasting room or taproom? From Bine Valley Brewing to Divine Distillers, there are a handful of new names in town. Meanwhile, several local favorites, including St.

Willamette Valley Vineyards ~ Turner, Oregon ~ Photo by Andrea Johnson
Wineries, fairs and historical attractions
August 2, 2018

August is here! Take a tour through a historic theater, visit Salem’s first craft distillery or attend the annual state fair this month near Salem, Oregon.
 

Detroit Lake fireworks ~ Photo by Zak Stone
Festivals, rodeos and fireworks
July 2, 2018

From viewing fireworks over the holiday weekend to attending some of the area’s best annual festivals and rodeos, there’s plenty of fun to be had in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley this month.

Mid-Willamette Valley Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Fresh produce, local honey and acres of hops
June 22, 2018

Salem, Oregon, is situated right in the middle of one of the richest agricultural areas in the country. From fruits and vegetables to tea and beer, the Salem area has a farm for everything....

World Beat Dragon Boat Racing ~ Salem, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Wineries, gardens and festivals
June 1, 2018

Summer returns this month, along with some of the Salem, Oregon, area’s most popular festivals and events! From Make Music Day to State Parks Day, there is something for everyone!  

Left Coast Cellars ~ Polk County, OR ~ Photo by Reed Lane Photography
Kick off the start of summer wine tasting season near Salem, Oregon
May 3, 2018

Memorial Day weekend in wine country is one of the Willamette Valley’s longest standing traditions. Wineries will open for a weekend full of special events, wine tasting and fun.
 

Shelburg Falls ~ Lyons, Oregon ~ Photo by Zak Stone
Discover hidden trails, waterfalls and vistas
May 2, 2018

We know you’ve done Silver Falls State Park and Opal Creek, but the Salem, Oregon, area also has some hidden gem hikes that are front-page worthy if you’re willing to get there.
 

Main Street ~ Dallas, Oregon ~ Photo by Reed Lane Photography
An idyllic town with history, trails and wineries
April 18, 2018

Set among vineyards and rolling hills, Dallas is located about 25 minutes outside of Salem, Oregon.

Santiam River Rafting ~ Mill City, Oregon ~ Photo by eNRG Kayaking
Farms, breweries and historical attractions
April 10, 2018

There’s a lot to experience near Salem, Oregon. If you’re not sure where to start, guided tours are a great way to navigate the area’s can’t-miss spots.
 

Wild Pear ~ Salem, Oregon ~ Photo by Ron Cooper
Where to eat in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley
March 9, 2018

The Salem, Oregon, area is filled with mouth-watering restaurants. From the Willamette Valley’s famed farm-to-table food to international cuisine, there’s a local eatery for every palate.
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Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm ~ Woodburn, Oregon ~ Photo by S. Forrer
Celebrate the arrival of spring in the Mid-Willamette Valley
February 28, 2018

As winter comes to an end and spring begins, celebrate the change of season with garden events, Easter egg hunts and live performances near Salem, Oregon, this month!

Wolf Building ~ Silverton, Oregon ~ Photo by Andrea Johnson
A charming town with waterfalls, art and history
February 13, 2018

Located less than 30 minutes from downtown Salem, Oregon, you’ll find the picturesque town of Silverton.