Attractions

Wind Horse Coffee House in Milwaukie

City: 
Milwaukie

Wind Horse Coffee in MilwaukieBy Cindy Garrison
for Oregon.com

Creating something unique is what Ray Peck, and his wife, Diane Weisenberg, wanted when they opened Wind Horse Coffee and Tea in Milwaukie. 

They remain true to one-of-a-kind experiences by dreaming up new product ideas and offering extraordinary products in their shop.

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Metro Portland

In Oregon, there are treasures everywhere

Geocaching in OregonBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

We were in the right area, it was just a matter of finding our “secret treasure.”

No, we weren’t following a weather-worn treasure map, or even wearing eye patches, we were looking at the GPS map of my phone, and my 5-year-old daughter was rummaging around some arbaviteas looking for a geocache.

A unique way to see Oregon

City: 
Newberg

Vista Balloon Adventures in NewbergBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

“It’s as close as you can get to a magic carpet ride,” says Roger Anderson, owner of Vista Balloon Adventures.

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Yamhill Valley

Relax at Red Ridge Farms

City: 
Dundee

Red Ridge FarmsBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

Take a deep breath.

That is Red Ridge Farm’s specialty.

We all know that travelling on vacation can be more work than, well, being at work at times. Connecting flights, rental cars, strange towns to navigate and depending on how busy your itinerary, travelling can create more stress than it relieves.

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Yamhill Valley

Reed Opera House is a creative center of Salem

City: 
Salem

Reed Opera House in SalemBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

Walking into the Reed Opera House in downtown Salem is like stepping into a different time.

“If you look at the history, today is much like it was back when it was built in 1870,” said Rebecca Maitland, general manager of the building. “Both owners made their money in real estate, love the arts and both had a vision for what this building means to downtown.”

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Willamette Valley

History, nature and workout

City: 
Salem

Pringle Creek TourBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

There is visiting the museums, restaurants, art galleries and tourist attractions of a place while on vacation, and then there is getting to know someplace.

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Willamette Valley

Heavy on the history and power

City: 
Brooks

Antique Power LandBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

For any over testosteroned, red-blooded American male, any place called “powerland” has got to be heaven.
Add in some history and learning, and well, it’s a place that is great for a family stop or a day of exploring.

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Willamette Valley

History can be found on the way to the beach

Yamhill County MuseumsBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

There is a rich history of the mid-Willamette Valley and Yamhill County is the epicenter.

That’s where the Yamhill County Historical Society comes in. This group of volunteers has three locations where people can learn about the history of Oregon, Yamhill County and even their own families.

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Yamhill Valley

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum gives insight into flight

City: 
McMinnville

Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnvilleBy Patrick Johnson
For Oregon.com

When you enter the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum you drive down a runway, and that’s not where your flight experience ends.

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Statewide
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Yamhill Valley

WINERIES, HAZELNUTS AND AN AIRPLANE THAT DOUBLES AS A WATER SLIDE: A YAMHILL VALLEY PRIMER

By Jim Gullo, for Oregon.com

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Yamhill Valley
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