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We took our cousin's cabin cruiser down the Willamette River close to downtown Portland last month (August, 2018). It had been in the nineties until the day we decided to spend the day on the river, but it was in the low sixties (and felt...More
The Willamette Valley offers something for everyone. Hiking, biking, arts, waterfalls, shopping, micro-brews, restaurants and a beautiful view of snow capped mountains. The Willamette River is a Hallmark view as is the Columbia River.
We were somewhat disappointed in the Willamette Valley experience. The towns were far from quaint, the views mostly below expectation, pours were tiny, expensive and rushed. Wines were just average. Lunch was far from memorable. Napa, Sonoma, Virginia, North Carolina were better.
Much more laid back than the CA wine valley's, this is the place to find a hidden gem and drink some excellent wines. The scenery in the area makes the drive even better. The leaves were just turning colors slightly and the cool weather was...More
What do 12 Alaskan Ladies in Portland for a convention do with their Sunday before convention starts? Go on a self guided wine tour in the Willamette Valley of course. We rented a 15 passenger van and one of us who is not really a...More
Every chance we get when we are in Portland we try to get to a few winery’s in the Valley. This time was no different. If you are a Pinot drinker there is no better place. We go to the Russian river area often also....More
This is our second escorted tour with Wildwood Adventures- and unlike most “sequels “ Not a disappointment! We did the Willamette Wine Country tour with our guide TJ at the helm. Group is kept small (10) and weather was once again perfect. The 3 wineries...More
We rented a car in downtown Portland so we could explore wine country.
Notes--Police are serious about speed limits; Do not plan to wine taste at numerous wineries----we drove to many just for the views and only tasted at one, since we were drifving.
The valley: full of filberts, cane berries, vineyards, and breweries to name just a few. Lived here much of my entire life and while the pollen really has begun to mess with me, I can't think of another location that is as beautiful in the...More
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Use Portland as a base. I loved my hotel ( River’s Edge Hotel and Spa) because I was able to enjoy my down time or go into the downtown. The sauna and steam room were great after walking and exploring.