The Willamette Valley has become synonymous with Pinot Noir. Famous the world over, this region has become a hub of the wine industry. Joined by additional agricultural endeavors in hazelnuts (or filberts), a long-time Oregon crop, and hops, grabbing the spotlight with the growth of craft brewing, this area is a bustling agricultural center. Farm stands, lavender fields, berries, plant nurseries and the 19th largest river in the United States, you will never run out of things to do. If you are wired for adventure and discovery, Willamette Valley Wine Country is your destination.
The Cascade Mountains…emerald gems dotted by sapphire lakes that run through Oregon north to south. Summers host endless hiking and biking trails, vistas that include Mount Hood (Oregon’s highest peak), the Columbia River, and miles of wilderness, and stunning beauty. Skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, and snow shoeing happen with the backdrop of the winter months in these mountains. With so many experiences to try year-round, if you are an outdoor enthusiast, this is a place that should not be missed.
The Oregon Coast…an iconic and breathtaking 363-mile stretch that plays host to the bi-annual Gray Whale migration (more than 18,000 move from the Gulf of Alaska to the Sea of Cortez and back), several resident Orca pods, harbor seals, sea lions, and endless bird species. Not to mention human activities like sea kayaking, deep sea fishing, surfing, kite flying, tide pool hunting, and much, much more. No one should miss this stunningly beautiful area – there is so much to do, so many things to experience, so many places to explore. Soon, Porch Light will have properties in this area…