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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. 

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.

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....

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.
 

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.