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Four ways to see Wilsonville

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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 one of “America’s Nine Most Cheerful Golf Courses.” Charbonneau Golf Club features 27 holes with rolling, generous and lush fairways.

Follow your round with a treat at the nearby French patisserie, Lux Sucre. This casually chic bakery and café serves delicious soups and sandwiches. You’ll also discover hand-crafted beverages and delectable scratch-made pastries and desserts.

Spend your afternoon in the Aurora-Antique District, and discover hidden treasures at local favorite, Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage.

Join Our Table Cooperative for one of their popular dinners in the field, where you’ll enjoy farm-to-fork dining from local chefs. Then end your evening wine tasting at local favorites, Lady Hill Winery and Terra Vina Vineyards.

2. plan for PNW Adventures

From wine country to waterfalls, Wilsonville, Oregon offers the best of the Pacific Northwest. Pack your hiking boots and plan for an adventure of epic proportions.

Trails. Hit the waterfall trail at nearby Silver Falls State Park or venture further out to enjoy the famous falls of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Byway. Looking for low-key? Take a walk through Memorial Park or bring your bike to Champoeg State Heritage Area and ride along the United States’ first scenic bikeway — the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway.

Farms. Visit Farmlandia. Meet Camelids of all kinds at Frog Pond Farm while enjoying seasonal events and delicious food from local vendors. Explore more farm fun at French Prairie Gardens where you’ll find everything from flower festivals to seasonal pig races. Don’t forget to stop in and enjoy cold local brews at their farm bar.

Craft Beer. Oregon’s legendary craft beers can be found throughout Wilsonville. Bring your pup and start at local favorite Vanguard Brewing before visiting Ordnance Taphouse for a pint of their famous Bloops berry beer.

Wine. The Willamette Valley wine region is famous for a reason — find out why when you grab a glass at Terra Vina Vineyards. Enjoy a stroll through the vineyards while gazing at the stunning view of Mount Hood.

3. find Affordable fun

Wilsonville is the perfect destination for anyone traveling on a budget.

Wilsonville has many stunning parks to explore. Start your adventure at Memorial Park, which boasts 126 acres of park space, multiple play structures, a disc golf course, athletic fields, a nature play area and riverside walking trails.

Get your adrenaline pumping at Bullwinkle’s. Race your friends and family on the go-kart track or battle it out in the laser tag arena. There are countless fun activities for everyone in your group.

Take a trip to one of Wilsonville’s revered local farms to enjoy fresh food just steps from where it’s grown. Meet the animals at Frog Pond Farm, delight in u-pick flowers at Our Table Cooperative and play on the farm toys at French Prairie Gardens.

Toast to a great vacation at Vanguard Brewing and don’t forget to pick up pastries at Lux Sucre before you leave town.

4. share Photo worthy experiences

From the winding Willamette River to fragrant flower fields Wilsonville is full of stunning aesthetics and memorable experiences.

Start your photo-worthy trip at Our Table Cooperative with a jaunt through their u-pick flower garden, then indulge in farm-to-fork food that is as delicious as it is stunning. 

Save your sweet tooth for foodie favorites like French Prairie Gardens’ farm bakery and Wilsonville’s most Instagrammable café — Lux Sucre.

Visit Soak Box Spa to enjoy their European-inspired Ocean Float Rooms or warm up with one of their sauna treatments. Either way, your spa pictures are sure to make all your friends jealous.

Don’t miss a trip to Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage for some of the best antique shopping in the country. Discover a plethora of photo-worthy backdrops as you peruse the endless aisles of salvaged goods. 

End each day with a wine-tasting excursion. Start with a visit to Lady Hill to enjoy a night of live music and great company. Next, head to Terra Vina Vineyard where you can walk through rows of grape vines while gazing at epic views of Mount Hood and the surrounding Willamette Valley.

Trip Tip: Stay at the area’s top hotels ­— the Hilton Garden Inn and Holiday Inn I-5 South ­— where you will enjoy free parking and luxurious amenities at an affordable rate.