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“Great wine experience”
Review of Willamette Valley

Ranked #4 of 412 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: Best known for its diverse agriculture, this verdant valley is flanked by the Coast Range and the Cascades.
Reviewed 8 December 2017

The wineries in the Willamette Valey are starting to rival the Napa wineries for certain varietals. We are major Pinot Noir fans so right up our alley. Bergström was outstanding, with a few different Pinots to choose from. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it. We are also big fans of Domaine Drouhin, having drank their wines in Oregon but also having enjoyed the family's wine in the South of France a few years ago. Willamette is lots of fun.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Eugene in the south part of the valley has a great French Resturant and interesting farm stores to visit. Next stop is Corvallis with a charming downtown with lots of shops and resturants. The countryside is rolling hills with one winery after another to visit. I'd skip Salem and take the old 99W through smaller towns and head toward McMinnville and Newberg. Both little towns are very walkable.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Drove through the valley visiting small vineyards on a clear day there were great views around every turn, Lots of neat little small towns as well.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

While we primarily stayed in Dundee, we found Oregon wasn't as friendly as we thought it would be. We also were a little surprised about how new Willamette is to tourism and the lack of customer service that goes along with it. The wine country is very new and could use some best practices from places like Paso Robles or Sonoma.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We're a 5th generation Willamette Valley family. Century Farm from 1852. You can almost relive the way the Valley was 50 years ago with an off the beaten track Blue Highways approach. Mom and pop restaurants abound in almost every town. I-5 ate up some of the meandering possibilities, but there are still a ton of gems to be found. What works for you depends on what you're looking for. If you're an EXPLORER of the quirky hit Bellfountain, 1937 State basketball champs. 27 students, 8 boys on the team. They beat a Portland team with 2100 kids for the title. Hit the general store in Monroe afterward. Grab crummy coffee and walk down to the Long Tom River and BS. Leave your devices in the car. Go on, detach. If it's harvest season; strawberries in June, all the way to squash in October, you'll find plenty of roadside stands. Bring singles as many of the stands are "honor system". If you're getting up a thirst, hit the Rodeo Inn in St. Paul. If you're really looking to be a typical tourist there are plenty of wineries. The wineries are monumentally pretty, the views are breathtaking, but the wines are reedy, and almost always vastly overpriced. Old Willamette valley or new and hip? You decide. But if you stop in Walker, ask where the gym was. My mom scored 44 points there in a game in 1935.

2  Thank boz61949
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