691 Highway 99 West Dundee, OR 97115 +1 503 538 8520
When you are visiting Oregon's wine country, be sure to stop by the Argyle Winery tasting room in downtown Dundee. This tasting room is located in a charming Victorian house surrounded by beautiful rhododendrons and other beautiful Northwest vegetation. You can try complimentary tastes of extravagant Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. Argyle specializes in sparkling wines and features 1996 Blanc de Blanc, 1996 Knudsen Vineyard Brut, and 1989 Tirage Brut. If you can't make it to the tasting room, try ordering Argyle's fine wines from their website.
Columbia River Highway Portland, OR +1 541 308 1700
Considered as a National Scenic Area, the wide-spread landmass between the Sandy River to the Deschutes River gives you a chance to explore the beauty of nature. Covering an area of more than 290,000 acres, the canyon has a scope for a lot of recreational activities like hiking, bird watching, biking, golf, windsurfing and kite boarding during summers. As the winter sets in, adventure seekers can indulge in cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding. The area also includes museums, wineries, restaurants and spa, thus, offering something for every visitors.
48444 United States Highway 101 Langlois, OR 97450 +1 541 348 2476
An open air barn south of the Langlois Market, the Langlois Cheese Factory is a venue for concerts. This barn owes its name to a former reputed cheese factory that existed in its place and was burned down in 1957. Expect performances of local artists and bands as well as those on tour at this historic venue.
990 North First Street The Tap Room Silverton, OR 97381 +1 503 874 4677
Seven Brides Brewing has a very interesting and unique history. There was dearth of breweries in the quaint city of Silverton and hence few friends got together and brewed beers in their backyard. The quality of these home made brews was excellent and the group thought of marketing it. Out of the five partners, three had daughters and they needed funds for their kids marriages and other expenses, hence they started the venture and named it Seven Brides Brewing. They even have beers named after each girl, for instance Emily's Ember and Maggie's Marzen. You can savor these flavorful libations at the brewery's tap room located at the First Street. And, it serves delicious treats and snacks too that perfectly complement the chilled beers. For tours and special events, call ahead.
Highway 101 Lincoln City, OR 97341 +1 800 551 6949
Bring a picnic basket, binoculars, and a camera to enjoy beautiful Boiler Bay. Boiler Bay is a fantastic place to get a feel for the volatile Oregon Coast with its churning and magnificent surf. The Bay also features a plethora of wildlife, including migrating gray whales that can be viewed from the nearby observatory or with a great set of lenses from near the rocks. The pelicans and oyster catchers provide a show as they fly by, eating whatever may be available. If you're standing near the water, watch out for rogue waves. They splash up pretty high.
191 High Street Northeast Downtown Salem, OR 97301 +1 503 363 4013/+1 503 881 7218
Previously an opera house and subsequently a movie theater, The Historic Grand Theatre is one of the oldest theaters in the city. Built in the early 1900s, this theater is known for its splendid acoustics, which enhances the experience of listening to live music. Contemporary as well as classical music performances are scheduled here, and so are private events like wedding receptions and meetings. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
9409 Northeast Worden Hill Road Dundee, OR 97115 +1 503 538 3318
The Erath Vineyards Winery covers over 110 acres in Dundee's fertile red hills. It produces 70 percent of the winery's grape harvest. From this harvest, high quality, natural Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Reisling and Gewurztraminer wines are made. Sample these great wines in the tasting room and then enjoy lunch in the picnic area, enjoying scenic views of the Willamette Valley and the snow-capped Cascade Mountains.
5000 Northeast Sokol Blosser Lane Dayton, OR 97114 +1 503 864 2282
Take a self-guided tour through Sokol Blosser Winery and learn about the area's grape varieties. You can also taste fine French oak barrel-aged, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines in the friendly tasting room. The proprietors ensure a memorable tasting experience. You will be dazzled by the sweeping views of the Willamette Valley, too. If you cannot wait to taste this winery's fine wines, you can order wine from the Web site.
6540 Southwest Fallbrook Place Beaverton, OR 97008 +1 503 526 9501
Laser tag is all the rage, and you will have the time of your life at it here. Players wear vests with voice chips that update them with current scores. Perfect for parties, this arcade is great for all ages. Corporate events and family celebrations take advantage of the party room, pizza kitchen and video games. Groups of six or more should make a reservation in Laserport.
31195 South West Ladd Hill Road Sherwood, OR 97140 +1 503 228 1367
Learn more about precious forests at this center owned and run by the World Forestry Center. Located about a half-hour out of the city on wooded Parrett Mountain, the farm offers many forest-related activities. Hike on any of three trails (including a wheelchair-accessible paved path), view demonstrations of woodland management, or climb the 60-foot fire tower. A great place to picnic, the facility also rents cabins and hosts a camp for kids.