Whether you hunt for high-end fashion or prefer to excavate for unexpected items, the Wilsonville region has something for every shopaholic. Kick off the day by exploring the Wilsonville (A) (open seasonally) and Canby (B) Farmers Markets (open Saturdays May to September), both of which capture the vibrancy of locals, live music and fresh eating. The treasured flavors of handcrafted coffee and wine, the colors of Oregon produce, and the sound of local bands will enhance your sense of Wilsonville pride.
Head 10 minutes south to discover more than 10 shops in Aurora (C), a small town in Oregon that’s earned its place as one of the Top 50 Best Antique Towns in the country. The unexpected treasures buried in the quaint nostalgic boutiques are a paradise for the antique junkie. The flea market and candy factory further cement Aurora’s place on the highest echelon of antique and boutique districts in America.
If rummaging through antique treasure troves has you hankering for a treat, head 10 minutes west to find the Butteville General Store (D). Owned and operated by Oregon Parks and Recreation, the structure has transformed from community center to recreation center to its current iteration as a café and specialty foods store. Hand-dipped ice cream and deli sandwiches will refuel your energy from a day of bargain hunting.
End the day 15 minutes south where your shopping cart items will go from one-of-a-kind finds to top-of-the-line deals. Respected brands at reasonable prices await at the Woodburn Premium Outlets (E). This is the perfect place to unleash your pent-up appetite for tax-free modern retail therapy. You’ll find deep discounts on more than 110 brands like Coach, Nike and Ralph Lauren.
Head north to Washington Square Mall (F) in Tigard, the classic shopper’s destination. Amid 170 stores, shoppers will find familiar department stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s and the less likely suspects of an in-mall Tesla shop and LEGO.
Next, opt for a more scenic shopping experience at Lake View Village (G). Flanked by Millennium Park Plaza, views of Mt. Hood and Oswego Lake are steps away from big retailers and fine-dining establishments. Lake View Village is the perfect destination to sample big brand shopping from companies like Chico’s and the local energy of the plaza’s farmers market—all in one visit. The occasional art exhibition or concert will garnish this shopping experience that is equal parts local and national in character.
Continue your shopping excursion at the endlessly stylish Bridgeport Village (H) in nearby Tigard. Bridgeport Village is a landmark where you and your party can gather to shop, dine and relax. Drift back and forth through the open-air sidewalks modeled after a village square. The evening lights strung from rooftops over the center gazebo create an ambience perfect for both dedicated shoppers and window shoppers. Iconic stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Crate & Barrel, alongside the state’s largest IMAX theatre, will keep your whole party busy. The only thing you won’t find here is sales tax.
When daylight starts to dim, follow your nose 15 minutes south to discover farm-to-table brunch or Hot Food Friday at Our Table Cooperative (I). Shop local produce, meat, dairy, pantry and beverages. Everything you find at this regional co-op is fresh from the field and always organic. Picture yourself walking outdoors, country-style, with a bag of artisan groceries from a farm down the street.