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Explore the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region of Oregon! In this adventure-driven destination, find yourself hiking to spectacular waterfalls or endless public beaches, kayaking white water or ocean estuaries, cycling through wine country or on Oregon's best trails, and while you're here, don't forget to sample the premier culinary bounty that awaits.
Bike it. Hike it. Enjoy it.
Visit our beautiful boutique wineries or sample the work of our craft brewers. Go hiking, biking and shopping. Relax and enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the heart of the Willamette Valley: Corvallis, Oregon. Visit Corvallis has all the details.
There are 7 Wonders of Oregon, and they’re not just for looking at. To truly experience our Wonders, you have to get out of the car, hike down from the scenic vista and feel them beneath your feet.
Just remember: This is Oregon. So how you go about doing that is entirely up to you. Visit Travel Oregon to learn more.
Established in 1964, the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge’s primary management goal is to provide wintering habitat for dusky Canada geese. From the eastern entrance of the refuge, visitors can meander through one of the last remaining intact wet prairies of the valley, which supports endangered plant species such as Bradshaw’s desert parsley, and a panoply of bird life including western meadowlark, streaked horned lark and northern harrier. Refuge lowlands also support Muddy Creek’s riparian habitats as well as sprawling wetlands and systems of ponds housing western pond turtles and red-legged frogs. These refuge wetlands provide vital wintering habitat for both Canada geese and many other migratory waterfowl and thousands of birds can be seen there in winter. From there the habitat shifts to upland Oregon white oak savannas and mixed deciduous forests where you might find acorn woodpecker colonies, great-horned owl, or the resident Roosevelt elk herd.
26208 Finley Refuge Rd, Corvallis, OR 97333
Mountain Biking - Alsea Falls
The Alsea Falls Trail System offers a connected network of roads and trails that currently provides a range of opportunities for mountain bikers. All trails are located between 800' and 1900' elevation, in a second growth forest surrounding Fall Creek, a tributary of the South Fork Alsea River.
The system includes several mountain bike "flow" trails that incorporate progressive trail design and construction techniques. Flow trails within the system maximize the fun of mountain biking by combining features like rolling terrain and banked turns. Upper trails within the system have been designed to provide challenging features such as steep rock chutes and plenty of trail texture achieved through the placement of technical rock features.
One of the Bureau of Land Management's "Backyard to Backcountry" treasures, information on the Alsea Falls Trail System was developed between IMBA and the Salem, OR, BLM office to provide world-class riding experiences. IMBA's data on the trail includes elevations, ratings, current conditions, photos, and comments.
Spend a relaxing afternoon wine tasting in rural Benton County located in the Southern Willamette Valley near the town of Monroe. Visit the Monroe Hills Wineries, four family owned, award winning, artisan wineries all less than 10 minutes driving distance from each other.
Step into the Heart of the scenic Willamette Valley and experience Oregon Wine Country the way it was meant to be.The small, artisan wineries of the region are friendly, family-owned destinations that reflect the natural beauty and diversity of the Willamette Valley. Nestled in the foothills of the Coast Range and Mary's Peak, our sustainable vineyards enjoy the most favorable grape growing conditions in the valley.
Visit us, meet our farmers, winemakers and their families. Learn the unique stories of our wineries and see the vineyards where our grapes are grown. We are dedicated to producing high quality wines at affordable prices. Our many varietals earn plentiful awards annually. From Salem to Junction City, experience the Heart of Willamette Wineries, a prime destination for wine lovers. Relax at our venues, taste our wines, we know you'll come back!
Welcome to the Prairie Mountain Wineries!
We are six neighboring wineries within the prominence of Prairie Mountain--some, within shouting distance of each other, in the foothills of the Coast Range of Oregon: High Pass, Pfeiffer, Brigadoon, Bennett, Walnut Ridge, and Benton-Lane.
Distinctly Different, Together
We all have our own personalities and styles, but you will rarely find a close group of wineries with their own vineyards, tasting rooms, and estate grown wines and the opportunity to meet the owners and winemakers.
Easy Driving Distance
Located between Corvallis and Eugene, and only 90 minutes south of Portland, our vineyards thrive in the peaceful heart of of the Willamette Valley.
World-Class Wines--Taste the Difference!
Our wines have been grown conscientiously and sustainably, honoring the earth, the soil and the sun in a region famous for its cool-climate pinot noir and pinot gris wine grapes. Among other varieties, we also serve pinot blanc, chardonnay,muscat, merlot, gamy noir, riesling and dessert wines.
The South Willamette Wineries Association (SWWA) is comprised of a group of vineyards, wineries, vintners and related businesses that are passionate about increasing the awareness, visitation and prestige of the South Willamette wine growing region.
From urban wineries located in eclectic neighborhoods to rural wineries that grace the lush rolling hills, the bounties of the South Willamette Valley terroir are beautifully expressed through handcrafted, award winning wines. A climate similar to that in France and the volcanic soils of Oregon contribute a delicacy that uniquely enhances our southern Willamette Valley wine flavors. Á la votre!
Diamond Woods Golf Course is a 7,000+ yard championship golf course. Opened in 1997 and designed by Greg Doyle, the course offers a unique, and exciting layout that offers a challening golf experience to golfers of all levels..
The front nine is characterized by open holes while the back nine features more tree-lined fairways over rolling terrain and surpassing views of the valley and far-off snow topped mountains.
Water, so plentiful in our part of the country, comes into play on seven of the holes to add to the excitement. Additionally five sets of tees ensure the entire family will enjoy our golf course. Voted Top Ten Golf Get-Away by the Oregonian with award-winning on-site event lodging, The Inn at Diamond Woods, Diamond Woods is an enchanting and memorable experience that makes you want to return for more!
Some of our favorite restaurants:
Vault 244 244 SE 1st Ave, Albany, OR 97321 (541) 791-9511
Sybaris Bistro 442 W 1st Ave, Albany, OR 97321 (541) 928-8157
Block 15 Brewing Co 300 SW Jefferson Ave, Corvallis, OR (541) 758-2077
Big River Restaurant 101 NW Jackson Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330 (541) 757-0694
Castor 458 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97333 (541) 231-3322
Caves Bier & Kitchen 308 SW 3rd Street Corvallis, OR 97333 (541) 286-4473
del Alma 136 SW Washington Ave, Corvallis, OR (541) 753-2222
FireWorks Pub & Pizza 1115 SE 3rd St, Corvallis, OR (541) 754-6958
TacoVino 151 NW Monroe St, Corvallis OR 97330 (541) 243-8128
Blu Mist Restaurant and Bar 1400 Valley River Dr Suite 130, Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 636-3306
Marché 296 E 5th Ave #226, Eugene, OR (541) 342-3612
Excelsior Inn Ristorante 754 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR (541) 342-6963
North Fork Public House 2805 Shadow View Drive, Eugene, OR 97408 (458) 201-7952
Sabai Cafe & Bar 27 Oakway Center, Eugene, OR (541) 654-5424
Rye 444 E 3rd Ave, Eugene, OR (541) 653-8509
Junkyard Extreme Burgers and Brats 95410 OR-99E, Junction City, OR (541) 998-3232
Benny's Pizza 225 N 5th St, Monroe, OR 97456 (541) 847-2222
Are we booked on your dates? Contact our friends at:
Catbird Seat Bed and Breakfast 90912 Kirk Rd, Junction City, OR (541) 953-7851
Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis 2500 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis, OR (541) 752-5000
The Hanson Country Inn 795 SW Hanson St, Corvallis, OR (541) 752-2919
Fernwood Circle Guest House 1110 NW Fernwood Cir, Corvallis, OR (541) 207-3547
Garden Cottage Loft 6940 NW Oak Creek Drive Corvallis, OR (541) 753-6274