Northeastern Willamette Valley
Much of Oregon’s early history played out near the banks of the Willamette River between present-day Portland and Salem. Settlers made a break from the British Hudson’s Bay Company and established a pro-American provisional government. The fertile land was also the destination of Oregon Trail pioneers.
Over 150 years later these Willamette Valley towns are still mostly small, and the surrounding countryside is lush, inviting a ramble through history.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel