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Things to do in Northwest Oregon

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Northwest Oregon. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Northwest Oregon attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Northwest Oregon to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Northwest Oregon.

  • Bruce's Candy Kitchen

  • Cannon Beach and Manzanita

    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 pe... More
  • Cannon Beach Cookie Company

  • Cannon Beach Gallery

    Check out Cannon Beach’s many art exhibitions, making sure to visit the Cannon Beach Gallery, which only features works by local and regional artis... More
  • Chehalem

    Named for a Calapooia tribe word meaning “valley of flowers,” the Chehalem winery originated in 1980 as a single vineyard on Ribbon Ridge. Today, t... More
  • Ecola State Park

    Meander along the park's bluff trails. More
  • Garibaldi Marina

    The marina has all of the trappings for crab hunting and clam digging. More
  • Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

    Check out a reconstructed fort and watch costumed docents demonstrate pioneer skills. More
  • Picnic Basket

    This charming shop stocks 97 flavors of saltwater taffy. More
  • Tyee Wine Cellars

    An under-the-radar property founded in 1974 when grapes were first planted in the valley. More
  • Willamette Valley Wine Country

    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 driv... More

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