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For more information, contact: McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce 417 N.W. Adams St. | McMinnville, Oregon 97128 503-472-6196, chamberinfo@mcminnville.org www.mcminnville.org KEIZER Keizer has the energy and offerings of a large city but prides itself in keeping a hometown feeling. Known as the “Iris Capital of the World”, Keizer holds its Annual Keizer Iris Festival each weekend before Memorial Day. Other events include Fourth of July celebration, summer concerts in the park, RiverFair in August, and Miracle of Christmas light display the first three weeks before Christmas. Geo-caching, historical attractions, and community gardens also grace this friendly town. MILWAUKIE On the banks of the Willamette River, Milwaukie has grown into an urban hub, complete with recreational and art activities. Festivals and events include Sunday Farmers' Market, First Friday Arts, Milwaukie Museum and Pioneer Cemetery. For more information, contact: Keizer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center 6075 Ulali Drive NE, Suite 102 | Keizer, Oregon 97303 (503) 393-9111, keizerchamber.com LAFAYETTE Part of the Portland-metro area, this area has an inviting historical district and is known for its excellent antique shopping. It is in the heart of Willamette Valley and Oregon Wine Country. LAKE OSWEGO Summer music concerts, guided trail hikes, and a swimming park are just some of the activities visitors can participate in while visiting this hamlet of Portland. Lake Oswego is also known for excellent shopping and dining. Visitors will want to make time to visit some of the popular attractions including Millennium Plaza Park and Lake Oswego State Park. For more information, contact: Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce 459 Third Street | Lake Oswego, OR 97034 503-636-3634, Website: www.lake-oswego.com LINCOLN CITY Guests of Lincoln City have an abundance of activities to choose from in this thriving tourist town. Crabbing, fishing, hiking, boating, and kite flying are a few of the outdoor sports available. There is also a casino, boutique shopping, and eateries to visit. MANZANITA This hidden resort community has pristine, undeveloped beaches, a nine-hole golf course, and many lodging and dining options for the discerning visitor. MCMINNVILLE McMinniville is a suburb of Portland. Some of Oregon’s finest wineries are part of the charm in this city of 33,000. Visitors will also enjoy the award-winning dining, exceptional aviation museum, and unique shopping experiences. The surrounding area has many popular parks including Wortman Park, Kiwanis Marine Park, Joe Dancer Park, City Park, and Airport Park. WWW.OREGONTRAVELCOUNCIL.COM REGION 1: NORTHWEST COAST Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce 5193 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite A Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 503-648-1102 info@hillchamber.org, www.hillchamber.org NEHALEM Along Highway 101 this coastal community is popular for fishing, clamming, kayaking, camping, horse riding, antique collecting, ad other specialty stores. The Nehalem River and bay as well as the Nehalem Bay State Park offer a plethora of outdoors opportunities and scenic beauty. NESKOWIN This lovely hamlet along Highway 101 at the mouth of Neskowin Creek has exceptional fishing and scenic beauty. Canoeing, kayaking, and golfing are all activities available to guests of Neskowin. NEWBERG Boasting some of Oregon’s oldest and largest wineries, Newberg is 25 miles southwest of Portland and wrapped in farmland and forest. In addition to award-winning wineries, the town is home to two historical museums. OCEANSIDE Off Highway 101, along the Three Capes Scenic Look, this picturesque coastal town is central to many natural sites, such as Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge, Tillamook State Forest, and Cape Lookout State Park. Outdoor activities include fishing, clamming, crabbing, vacation rentals, and camping. OREGON CITY Boating, fishing, shopping, historical attractions, and fine-dining will keep visitors busy in this friendly community. About 15 minutes south of Portland, Oregon City is settled at the final destination point of the Oregon Trail and was originally Oregon’s territorial capital. OTIS Near Devil’s Punch Bowl and Beverly Beach State Park, Otis overlooks the Pacific Ocean off Highway 101. PACIFIC CITY West of Highway 101 and part of the Three Capes Scenic Route is Pacific City. Recreational fishing as well as Cape Kiwanda State Park and golfing are some of the highlights of Pacific City. 25