Autumn in Aurora

You don’t have to go to Pennsylvania to pick up these handcrafted gourds but here in Aurora at Home Again Antiques.

Make our historic village your fall destination!  Pick up a pumpkin in the area and spend a relaxing day here.  Enjoyable for couples, families and singles who want a day by themselves.

Just 25 minutes from Portland or Salem at I-5 Exit 278 or on old Hwy 99E just north of Woodburn.

 

  • Listed – Best 50 Antiques Towns in the US by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines, 2016-17 (The ONLY one in Oregon!)
  • Old Aurora Colony Museum, a pre-civil war beginning
  • 17 Antiques & Vintage shops & salvage
  • 8 Specialty Shops:  garden, dollhouse miniatures, candy factory, quilt shop, watercolor gallery, ironwork and decor, gift shop
  • 6 Eateries, Bakeries & Restaurants
  • 4 Wine & Beer:  Tasting rooms, pub, wineries
  • Attractions:  Antiques! Golf, wineries, nurseries
  • Lodging:  Bed & Breakfast, motels, RV & state campground
  • Shops begin opening at 10am and close at 5pm, many open 7 days a week.  Most shops open on Sundays.

October 1-31  TABLE-TOP HOP! Follow squirrels Phil & Bert (Filberts, anyone?) around the shops as they check out great ideas for vintage style table decorating for the coming seasons.  Free. Pick up your map in the shops.  Bring a friend and spend the day!

From fall and Thanksgiving ideas to celebration table decor in mid-century modern, this is a popular month-long event that takes you all around town!

 

October 13-22  “Crazy About Aurora!”  Annual Quilt Show, Old Aurora Colony Museum.  Daily 10-4.  Featuring, you guessed it, amazing crazy quilts.  All buildings will hold quilts, both vintage and contemporary.

You’ll see the most amazing quilts and the detail of historic crazy quilts is very personal as well as artistic.  In addition, enjoy the museum’s country store and learn a few tricks from the quilting demonstrations.  Bring a friend and make a day of it!

 

Visit HOME AGAIN ANTIQUES while you’re in town!  Housed in a favorite historic building since it was a 1910 residence and former gourmet restaurant, this authentic antiques store features East Coast, Country and Primitive furnishings.  You’ll be enchanted with a wonderful selection of folk art, textiles, Americana and ephemera.  Find distinctive 19th century furniture, ready to go right into your home!  Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11-5.  21631 Main Street, Aurora.  (503)678-0227.

 

Holiday Wine & Chocolate Walk Dec. 2-3, 2017.  Tickets go on sale soon for this popular annual event!  Watch this space for Early Bird prices online here.

This year we expect to have even more wine and chocolate locations among our holiday-decorated vintage shops.  Save the date and gather your friends!

 

Early Fall In Aurora’s Historic Village

These ‘Hooters’ welcomed patrons of White Rabbit Bakery.

Rain or shine, you’ll find our little town ready for your visits with a great cup of coffee, a glass of local sparkling wine or a really cold beer!  Or creamy gelato or pie a la mode.

Just 25 minutes from Portland or Salem at I-5 Exit 278 or on old Hwy 99E just north of Woodburn.

 

  • Listed – Best 50 Antiques Towns in the US by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines, 2016-17 (The ONLY one in Oregon!)
  • Old Aurora Colony Museum, a pre-civil war beginning
  • 17 Antiques & Vintage shops & salvage
  • 8 Specialty Shops:  garden, dollhouse miniatures, candy factory, quilt shop, watercolor gallery, ironwork and decor, gift shop
  • 6 Eateries, Bakeries & Restaurants
  • 4 Wine & Beer:  Tasting rooms, pub, wineries
  • Attractions:  Antiques! Golf, wineries, nurseries
  • Lodging:  Bed & Breakfast, motels, RV & campgrounds
  • MOST SHOPS AIR CONDITIONED!
  • Shops begin opening at 10am and close at 5pm, many open 7 days a week.  Most shops open on Sundays.

Free parking, RV parking too.  Convenient public restroom.  Dog and kid friendly!

This is a great place to spend the entire day or stop and visit as you travel north or south.

 

 

 

 

 

This is Phil.

October 1-31  TABLE-TOP HOP! Follow squirrels Phil & Bert (Filberts, anyone?) around the shops as they check out great ideas for vintage style table decorating for the coming seasons.  Free. Pick up your map in the shops.

From fall and Thanksgiving ideas to celebration table decor in mid-century modern, this is a popular month-long event that takes you all around town!

Bring a friend or neighbor and spend the day.

 

And this is Bert.

October 7  The Little Nibble!  Sample our recipes that correspond to the themes selected at Aurora’s Table-top Hop.  Yum.  11-5.

Just this one day for Phil & Bert’s treats, get ideas on what to serve too!  (The rest of the month they’re hiding hazelnuts all around Aurora!)

 

 

 

October 13-22  “Crazy About Aurora!”  Annual Quilt Show, Old Aurora Colony Museum.  Daily 10-4.  Featuring, you guessed it, amazing crazy quilts.  All buildings will hold quilts, both vintage and contemporary.

You’ll see the most amazing quilts and the detail of historic crazy quilts is very personal as well as artistic.  In addition, enjoy the museum’s country store and learn a few tricks from the quilting demonstrations.  Bring a friend and make a day of it!

 

 

Visit Main Street Merchantile and Back Porch Vintage while you’re in Aurora.  Enter this block long array of antiques, vintage, furniture and amazing finds from either the Main Street door or the Hwy 99E side. Open daily 10-5.  These are two separate businesses, each with its own flavor and places to explore.

A wide selection of furniture and vintage accessories is well worth the shopping experience.  Or, if small collectibles are your passion, you’ll find cases galore in Main Street Mercantile. 

If distinctive transferware china, lovely silver and copper pieces for your traditional home are on your Pinterest board, come touch these in person at Back Porch Vintage or “drive away” one of the pedal cars parked in front of the store everyday!

You can “lose” yourself here so come early so you can enjoy these stores as well as the rest of our village!

 

Holiday Wine & Chocolate Walk Dec. 2-3, 2017.  Tickets go on sale soon for this popular annual event!  Watch this space for Early Bird prices online here.

 

Antiques Galore in Aurora’s Historic Village

Aurora’s shops are blooming!  Here at Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage, find antique building materials, barn wood, doors, windows, interior features, hardware, lighting as well as industrial furnishings and the highly unusual pieces you thought you could only see in America’s top decor sources.  Open Tuesday-Sunday 10-5.

Welcome to historic Aurora, Oregon – a 19th century village at the entrance to the North Willamette Valley, famous for antiques and a unique story.  OPEN LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

Just 25 minutes from Portland or Salem at I-5 Exit 278 or on old Hwy 99E just north of Woodburn.

  • Listed – Best 50 Antiques Towns in the US by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines, 2016-17
  • Old Aurora Colony Museum, a pre-civil war beginning
  • 17 Antiques & Vintage shops & salvage
  • 8 Specialty Shops:  garden, dollhouse miniatures, candy factory, quilt shop, watercolor gallery, ironwork and decor, gift shop
  • 6 Eateries, Bakeries & Restaurants
  • 4 Wine & Beer:  Tasting rooms, pub, wineries
  • Attractions:  Antiques! Golf, wineries, nurseries
  • Lodging:  Bed & Breakfast, motels, RV & campgrounds
  • MOST SHOPS AIR CONDITIONED!
  • Shops begin opening at 10am and close at 5pm, many open 7 days a week.  Most shops open on Sundays.

Free parking, RV parking too.  Convenient public restroom.  Dog and kid friendly!

This is a great place to spend the entire day or stop and visit as you travel north or south

Don’t miss the Dahlia Festival, just up the road from Aurora. August 26-28, Sept. 2-4. Free. Swan Island Dahlias

August 26-27-28th, September 2-3-4th  Dahlia Festival!  Prepare yourself for the season’s most spectacular color at America’s largest dahlia grower, Swan Island Dahlias.  Just a few miles from downtown Aurora in Canby. During the festival, view dahlia displays and enjoy food, music and order your own dahlias or purchase cut ones of your choice.  995 NW 22nd, Canby.  Also, fields are open every day in August and September 8am 7pm.  Dahlias.com

Autumn in Aurora! 

September  is a perfect time for enjoying the last bits of warm, dry weather and enjoying our village at a more relaxed pace.  Find great decor ideas all over town and complete your projects before winter!

October 1-31  Table-top Hop! Follow squirrels Phil & Bert around the shops as they check out great ideas for vintage style table decorating for the coming seasons.  Free. Pick up your map in the shops.

October 7  The Little Nibble!  Sample our recipes that correspond to the themes selected at Aurora’s Table-top Hop.  Yum.  11-5.

October 13-22  “Crazy About Aurora!”  Annual Quilt Show, Old Aurora Colony Museum.  Daily 10-4.  Featuring, you guessed it, amazing crazy quilts.

Holiday Wine & Chocolate Walk, Dec. 2-3, 2017.  Tickets go on sale soon for this popular annual event!  Watch this space for Early Bird prices online here.