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AMITY Enjoy fine wines and beautiful daffodils in Amity! Situated along the banks of Yamhill River, Amity is one of six micro climates within the Willamette Valley American Viticulture Area. Each spring visitors can also enjoy the Amity Daffodil Festival sponsored by the Amity School District. ASTORIA Known as the “Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest” because of its steep hills and picturesque Victorian homes, Astoria is a must-see destination right off Highway 101. This quaint town of 10,000 is immersed in natural beauty, cultural enrichment, and historical roots. From art galleries to wineries, crabbing to whale watching, there is plenty to see, experience, and learn about in Astoria. While in Astoria, climb the 164 stairs to the top of the 125-foot Astoria Column (don’t forget to bring your camera), visit the filming locations of the popular 80's movie, The Goonies, comb the broad ocean beach for treasures, or try your hand at fishing for salmon or crab by chartering one of the many fishing vessels and guides. For more information, contact: Astoria Chamber of Commerce 111 West Marine Drive Astoria, Oregon 97103 503-325-6311 or 800-875-6807 visitors@oldoregon.com www.oldoregon.com AURORA Designated as a national historic district in Oregon, Aurora was named one America’s Top Antique Shopping Towns in America. Just 20 minutes from Portland or Salem, visitors can easily enjoy a day in Aurora and take a breather from the bustle of city life. Boasting over 20 antique and specialty shops, eateries, museums and vintage bed and breakfasts, you will feel like you stepped back to colonial times when you visit Aurora. BANKS Whether you want to visit a state park, walk the beach, golf, hike a forest trail, or take the kids to a community park, all of these activities are easily accessible from Banks, situated between U.S. Route 26 and State Highway 6. For more information, contact: Banks Chamber of Commerce 290 South Main Street | Banks, Oregon 97106 www.oregonbankschamber.com BARLOW Part of the Portland-Vancouver metro area, Ba rlow resides on the banks of Molalla River. Peppered with farms and dairies, visitors can enjoy wineries, farms, and Memorial State Park. BARVIEW Off Hwy 101 at the mouth of Tillamook Bay, Barview offers plenty of options for camping, RV enthusiasts, crabbing, and clamming. BAY CITY This quiet coastal community of approximately 1200 residents sits on Hwy 101 near Tillamook Bay. Visitors can peruse art galleries, go bird watching on the beach, or enjoy a meal and buy souvenirs. BEAVER Beaver is located along Hwy 101 in Tillamook County near Munson Creek Falls, the tallest waterfall in the coastal range. REGION 1: NORTHWEST COAST ALOHA This unincorporated community is one of many Portland suburbs along the Willamette River. BEAVERTON For the tourist looking for the offerings and energy of a big city with the heart and setting of a country town, Beaverton is the place to visit. Top-notch golf courses, shopping destinations, farmers' markets, and award-winning wineries mingle with miles of hiking and biking trails, outdoor theater, and family activities. There is something for everyone in Beaverton. For more information, contact: Beaverton Chamber of Commerce 12655 SW Center Street, Suite 140 | Beaverton, Oregon 97005 503-644-0123, info@beaverton.org, www.beaverton.org BORING Named after W.H. Boring, who homesteaded the area in the 1800’s, this rural community is just 20 minutes outside of Portland. You can ride your bike along the Springwater Corridor, stop at the local diner for a bite to eat before heading the short distance to Mount Hood. BRIGHTON Across the bay from Nehalem Bay State Park, the unincorporated community of Brighton is located directly off Highway 101. BROWNSMEAD Brownsmead is located inland on the Columbia River floodplain and about a half a mile from the Lewis and Clark National Wildlife Refuge. CANBY In the heart of the Willamette Valley, just south of Portland you will find the residential district of Canby. Take a ferry ride across the picturesque Willamette River or visit the Vietnam Era Memorial Park. For more information contact: Canby Chamber of Commerce 191 SE 2nd Ave. | Canby, Oregon 97013 (503) 266-4600, chamber@canby.com www.canbyareachamber.org WWW.OREGONTRAVELCOUNCIL.COM 19 19