The Willamette Valley is the most populated area in Oregon.
The northern region is the heart of Oregons Winecountry with lots of wineries, restaurants and events. World renowned Pinot Noir wine is crafted here in the Dundee Hills and Eola Hills by more than 200 wineries. More than 11,000 acres of grapes, almost 80% of Oregons total wine production and 88% of Oregons Pinot Noir are located here in the heart of Winecountry.
Other attractions are the Willamette River, Silver Falls State Park, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, the State Capitol in Salem or the Enchanted Forest Theme Park near Salem for the younger generation.
The city of McMinnville is located right in the heart or Oregons Wine Country. It has a beautiful downtown area where you can find great restaurants, beautiful shops, stores to window shop and wine tasting rooms to entertain yourself for days.