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“Take 99W for the real Valley”
Review of Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley
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Small Group Willamette Valley Wine and Waterfalls Tour
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Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting from Portland
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Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland
Ranked #8 of 453 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 April 23, 2013

Traveling I-5 to get from one winery to another won't give you the real essence of the Valley. Salem, Albany and Eugene are OK, and the east-side wineries, particularly Willamette Valley Vineyards, are great, but you get the real feeling of this amazing agricultural area by driving through towns like Junction City, Monroe, Monmouth, Rickreall, Amity, McMinnville, Dundee or Newberg. And while the wineries attract tourists, the backbone of the Valley was built on grass seed and filberts, as well as being the market-garden for Portland. To get an idea of the voluptuous produce of the Valley, read chapter 4 of Cory Schreiber's amazing cookbook "Wildwood - Cooking from the source in the Pacific Northwest" (Tenspeed Press).

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

There is a reason why it is often called "God's Country". It is beautiful here. I left when I was 17 and came back full time when I was 66. Of course returned for visits frequently when a way as I could.

Thank Gene C
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

THE place to travel for the best Pinot Noirs in the world. Lush vineyards all over the place, beautiful drive south of Portland.

Thank David H
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Some of the best wineries are just a little south of Portland and extend into the Dundee area. Close to several hundred to choose from. You're sure to find something you like.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

This valley is one of many beautiful valleys in Oregon.You can enjoy the farmland scenery or go for a wine country tour. Many attractions along the way. Nice parks everywhere!

Thank NWGAL61
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