Willamette Valley is Oregon’s wine region. There are more than 700 award-winning vineyards, bottling world-famous pinot noirs, pinot gris and rieslings that connoisseurs around the world just adore. But there’s more to the Willamette Valley than its wine. There are also acres of farms raising the organic livestock and produce sold at the local restaurants and markets you’ll find in the historic towns here — all of which are connected by miles of cycling and hiking trails traversing the land from Opal Creek to Mt. Angel.
There are enough fields of flowers, winding rivers, covered bridges, hot springs and scenic waterfalls to fill a month of Sunday drives. There’s rarely a weekend without a rodeo or a craft brew fest.