Willamette Valley Wine Country

The Willamette Valley is the beating heart of Oregon. More than 70 percent of the state’s population lives in this 150-mile-long valley, so if you’re looking for Oregon’s famous, quirky culture, this is the destination. Still, nature is always present in the Valley: rolling hills, serene rivers, and tranquil fields never too far from the action.

Fly Into

PDX Portland International Airport 
(Portland, OR)

Drive

20mins To Downtown Portland, Oregon
Where is

Willamette Valley

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TOP TIPS FOR WILLAMATTE VALLEY

  1. The climate varies here, so pack for all types of weather and dress in layers

  2. The Valley hosts a burgeoning restaurant scene that rivals San Francisco’s.

  3. With 500 wineries occupying 19,000 acres, the Valley is a wine lover’s dream come true.

When to Go

There’s always something happening in this region, but put your money on May: it’s Oregon Wine Month, and Memorial Day is the most bustling weekend of the year.
Weather
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Nearby

Cities
Nearby Regions
  • Columbia Gorge, OR
  • Applegate Valley, OR
  • Rogue Valley, OR
  • Umqua Valley, OR

APPELLATIONS (AVAs)

Primary & Nearby
  • Chehalem Mountains AVA
  • Dundee Hills AVA
  • Eola-Amity Hills AVA
  • McMinnville AVA
  • Ribbon Ridge AVA
  • Yamhill-Carlton AVA
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Don't Miss

  1. Willamette Valley Vineyards The Pinot and Chardonnay are fantastic, and best enjoyed from the sweeping terrace.
    8800 Enchanted Way SE, Turner OR
  2. Andina Upscale Peruvian fare is served alongside imaginative cocktails in an inviting atmosphere.
    1314 NW Glisan, Portland OR
  3. Pearl District Formerly an industrial area, Pearl District has been revived with galleries, upscale shopping and trendy residences.
    404 NW 10th Ave, Portland OR
  4. Studio One Cafe This unassuming eatery is famous for its phenomenal brunch. Arrive early for a seat outside.
    1473 E 19th Ave, Eugene OR
  5. Four Graces Winery Estate-crafted wines are made sustainably and bio-dynamically in the heart of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.
    9605 NE Fox Farm Rd, Dundee OR

lodging

Hotel
Heathman Hotel

Located right downtown, this classy hotel features beautifully decorated rooms, friendly staff, and lots of charm. The accommodating staff will direct you to great restaurants and attractions nearby.

Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Inn at the Red Hills

Located in the heart of Oregon wine country, this inn provides nicely decorated, spacious and comfortable rooms and a restaurant just downstairs.

Restaurants

Seafood
Fisherman's Market

Stop by the market to pick up fresh fish, crabs, sauces and more, or stay for a bite. The casual dining space offers counter-serve fish and chips, chowder, and other seafood dishes.

French
LePigeon

Things To Do

Outdoor Activities
Cascadia Expeditions

Regardless of your skill level, adventurous types will enjoy a rafting or kayaking excursion. Your friendly guides will ensure a fun and safe experience.

Parks & Beaches
City of Cannon Beach

Wineries

Winery
King Estate Winery

This lodge-like winery is located among rolling fields of flowers. Take the tour to learn the interesting story behind King Estate before making your way to the tasting room or restaurant.

Winery
Erath Winery

The lovely, cozy tasting room at this winery provides a relaxing atmosphere where you can taste at your leisure. Your attentive host will explain the different varietals as you taste.

Did you Know?

You can finally put the argument to rest: “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening has confessed that the show’s setting was based on the town of Springfield, Oregon.

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