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Four ways to see Wilsonville

There’s lots to love when you are planning a trip in the heart of it all. Discover your next unforgettable adventure with our new destination video series. 1. Look for leisure Slow down in Wilsonville. Start your day with a round of golf, teeing off at Charbonneau Golf Club — featured in Golf Digest as...
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Spring Retreats in Wilsonville: The Six Best Ways to Take in the Color and Fresh Flowers that Spring brings to Oregon

In Wilsonville, Oregon, spring brings sunshine, new beginnings and the best of the Willamette Valley. Whether you’re visiting for flowers, farmers markets or springtime abundance, the Wilsonville area offers some of Oregon’s best and brightest opportunities to get fresh air. Here are six spring stops you need to add to your Wilsonville itinerary today: 1....
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Whether you celebrate the tradition of gift giving that comes with winter holidays or like to save a bundle, ‘tis the season to shop your heart out. Wilsonville, located in the heart of it all, provides the best backdrop to shop and save while you’re in Oregon. Plus, during this cozy season, Wilsonville offers plenty...
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There’s a cold crisp in the air. Green leaves are taking a turn to autumn hues. Pumpkin spice lattes have made their presence known. Boots and sweaters have replaced flip-flops and shorts in the closet. Love it or leave it, fall is here. What’s not to love about fall in Wilsonville? Throw on that chunky...
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Dog-Friendly Destinations in Wilsonville, Oregon That Will Make Your Trip Pawsome

If you’re looking to get away with your furry friend, you’ve come to the right place! Fido is bound to love Wilsonville just as much as you will, so why not take your furry pal? Wilsonville offers a variety of dog-friendly destinations that’ll make your trip–and theirs–more enjoyable. If you love traveling with pets, you’ll...
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Summer Memories Await in Wilsonville, Oregon: Travel Ideas For Couples, Besties and Families

Summer is almost here, and with it comes the promise of adventure, fun and unforgettable memories. If you’re looking for the perfect destination to spend your summer vacation or an extended weekend, consider visiting Wilsonville, Oregon. In the heart of it all and just south of Portland, this charming city offers a range of activities...
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An Outdoor Getaway to Wilsonville, Oregon: Four Kid-Approved Itineraries for Summer Fun

Wilsonville is an ideal destination for families looking to get away this summer. Whether you’re applauding a recent grad or celebrating Father’s Day, these four laid-back trip ideas will connect you to nature. Read on and discover family-friendly things to do in Wilsonville. Pack a Picnic Relax over a picnic in Wilsonville for the perfect...
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Wilsonville Wineries and Farms Near Portland You Can’t Miss

Wilsonville, Oregon: The best small city you didn’t know about. Keep reading and you’ll see why it’s worth the visit! With its farms and tasting rooms in the heart of Oregon wine country, a visit to Wilsonville is the perfect way to celebrate Oregon Wine Month during May. For all that it boasts, Wilsonville may...
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BYOB: Bring Your Own Bike to Wilsonville, Oregon

Air up your tires, check your brakes, pack your helmet and BYOB ­­­– bring your own bike – on your trip to Wilsonville! Whether you’re an avid cyclist or just wanting to learn, Wilsonville boasts hundreds of miles of bike-friendly trails for everyone. May is National Bike Month, but we celebrate all year long in...
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Top 5 Picture Perfect Spots for Spring in Wilsonville

Everyone wants to come home from vacation with great photos, and Wilsonville has no shortage of stunning views. Here are some of the most picturesque locations in and around Wilsonville so you can get the ultimate spring break shot. Champoeg State Park On the National Register of Historic Places, Champoeg State Heritage Area is an...
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Taking a Step Forward and Looking Back in Wilsonville

When you’re gazing out from under the pergola at Town Center Park in Wilsonville, listening to the flowing sound of the water feature, you’re not just standing in the geographical center of everything – wine country, the Oregon Coast, the Cascade Mountains, shopping experiences, Farmlandia and more – you’re in the historical center as well....
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Winding Down to Winter in Wilsonville

Winter in Wilsonville encourages the slow savoring of experiences with the people closest to you. Whether it’s a shopping excursion with friends, sipping a local wine with visiting family, or wooded walks with a sweetheart, you can base yourself for a couple nights in the heart of it all. Explore the best of the Willamette...
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Fall activities in Wilsonville, Oregon you can’t miss

When Mother Nature decides it’s time to put on her annual autumn fireworks show, you don’t have to drive for hours or get on a plane to appreciate it. Still pumpkin-launching distance from Portland, the Wilsonville area’s farms, pumpkin patches, parks, wineries and restaurants are a change of scenery…but also of pace. With colors warming...
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Four Can’t-Miss activities for summer

Summer activities in Wilsonville are still open for you and your family to squeeze in before school starts! Here are four ideas to inspire your getaway. 1. Farmers Markets Bounty from the Willamette Valley harvest awaits you on the sidewalks at Sofia Park! Every Thursday, the small but darling park in the Villebois neighborhood is...
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Spring means it’s tulip festival time in Oregon, but flower fever continues with these delightful floral attractions and events near Portland, Oregon. Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival Every March through May the city of Woodburn, Oregon explodes with color during the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival. Catch a case of flower fever while strolling through 40 acres...
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