Aurora, Where Vintage was Invented!
Most shops are Air Conditioned so don’t let the temperature interfere with your travels.
STEP INTO THE PAST with a change in your routine and a respite from urban fare with a visit to Oregon’s first national historic district and antiques-vintage heaven!
With the majority of Aurora’s shops and eateries within a five square block area, you can park your car (free) for the day and browse at your leisure. A centrally located public restroom and small downtown park area allows for family visits and the family dog. (Check with individual stores about policies on pets.) Our famous Aurora Colony style blue benches are distributed around the area for your comfort and further our desire for a completely relaxing experience here.
What’s to eat? From specially blended coffees to your favorite icy cold beer or relaxing on a terrace with a fine, local wine – Aurora provides not only good beverages but also great meals. Award winning old fashioned hamburgers, fresh salads and homemade Marionberry pie or chilled gelato, we won;t let you go home hungry!
Pick up our color visitors guide/map brochure at any shop so that you can find all of our unique shops, then begin your day here. Please allow enough time to explore! Shops begin opening at 10am and close at 5pm. Shops are open every Sunday, too, with many open 7 days a week. Bring your overnight guests for an experience they will recall as one of their best memories of a visit to Oregon!
Reserve your own space in Aurora Colony Days Outdoor Antiques & Vintage Faire, August 9th. Just click on Outdoor Antiques Faire above for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org for direct access. Sponsored by the City of Aurora, this annual event brings even more antiques and vintage dealers to town. Pancake breakfast, 1k/5k Walk/Run, parade, music, food and wine, art show and living history make this a special summer tradition!
Living History for All Ages Weekends at the Old Aurora Colony Museum, July 19-20, July 26-27, August 2-3, 12-4pm. Bring the kids for a highlight of their summer. Watch costumed demonstrators give life to the ways that our ancestors made their way here in Oregon. From the domestic to the forge, both boys and girls will get eye-opening opportunities to learn in a fun setting as well as having their own hand in many of the activities. Details at auroracolony.org or (503)678-5754. (July 19-20 is Spin and Dye Day presented by the Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild. Watch them in their creative craft. This day is not participatory but is a bonus for fiber arts enthusiasts.)
Aurora Concerts in the Park, July 9-August 9, Wednesdays, 7pm rain or shine. Free concerts sponsored by the City of Aurora and area businesses. Bring your blanket, chairs, a picnic and enjoy music in our comfortable amphitheater area at the Aurora City Park. Buy food, beverages, wine and beer on site. For schedule click on Aurora Colony Days and go to Concerts in the Park.