Willamette Valley
Best Things to Do

Discover Oregon's Wine Country

Located less than an hour from Portland, Oregon and stretching south to Eugene, the Willamette Valley beckons with its lush, pastoral beauty. This scenic 150-mile expanse in the Pacific Northwest nestles between two mountain ranges: the low, thickly wooded Coast Range that stands to the west and the lofty peaks of the Cascade Range to the east. The protective cradle formed by these mountain ranges provides the distinctive temperate climate and rich soil that defines the Willamette Valley, where vineyards thrive and hundreds of wineries make a living.

With boutique producers and world-renowned Pinot Noir growers, it's no wonder the Willamette Valley is considered Oregon's Wine Country. GAYOT's guide to the Best Things to Do in Willamette Valley will appeal to wine lovers and nature lovers alike. For even more getaways, take a look at our guide to the best wine routes around the world.