Things to do in Northwest Oregon
Sokol Blosser is pushing the green envelope with its certified organic vineyard, solar panels, and a new 5,000-square-foot tasting room that architect Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture is hoping will achieve “Living Building” status.
If you’re looking for a ’60s Pendleton wool dress or a groovy Pendleton overcoat (with fur collar and leather buttons), stop by Rag & Bones. The boutique, owned by Thistle restaurant owners Eric Bechard and Emily Howard, sells only American-made vintage clothing, most of it wool.
This deluxe spa in Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley wine country encompasses 15,000 square feet of the sprawling wood and stone complex, complete with 12 treatment rooms, sauna and steam rooms, and separate lounges for men and women, plus a co-ed compromise.
Check out a reconstructed fort and watch costumed docents demonstrate pioneer skills.
Meander along the park's bluff trails.
Check out Cannon Beach’s many art exhibitions, making sure to visit the Cannon Beach Gallery, which only features works by local and regional artists and shares space with a hip coffee house.
This charming shop stocks 97 flavors of saltwater taffy.
The marina has all of the trappings for crab hunting and clam digging.
Named for a Calapooia tribe word meaning “valley of flowers,” the Chehalem winery originated in 1980 as a single vineyard on Ribbon Ridge. Today, the company owns three vineyards with a total of 262 acres, which produce mostly Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling grapes.
Oregon’s rocky and pristine northern coast makes for an easy day trip from Portland; the drive takes about 90 minutes and passes over the jagged peaks of the Coast Range.
More than 200 wineries—among them some of the country’s top producers of Pinot Noir—are spread across this lush river valley, just a 45-minute drive from downtown Portland.