What to do in January?

Historic Aurora is a great winter day trip, minutes from Portland or Salem, just off I-5 Exit 278.

You’ll find 23 cozy shops and restaurants in our tiny town.  (Most are within a 5 square block walking area – the others are just blocks from village center.)  So, no problem with the weather!  Convenient parking, public restroom, family friendly.

Any season is right to discover Aurora!

  • Listed – Best 50 Antiques Towns in the US by House Beautiful and Country Living magazines, 2016-17 (The ONLY one in Oregon!)
  • National Historic District with a free self-guided tour brochure while you shop
  • 17 Antiques & Vintage shops, salvage & auction house
  • 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:  Convenient motels, RV & state campground
  • Shops begin opening at 10am and close at 5pm, many open 7 days a week.
  • Old Aurora Colony Museum closed month of January.

February 1  Old Aurora Colony Museum reopens for 2018 with a new exhibit.  auroracolony.org

February 10-14  Bring Your Love to Aurora!  What could be more romantic than antiques shopping together?

Have a leisurely, no pressure day browsing our wonderful stores and enjoying lunch, a glass of wine or dessert (why not both?) and a casual dinner here!

Pick up your free pink map in the shops showing all of the special happenings during these days such as:

  • Time After Time:  Feb. 10 Enjoy a spot of tea compliments of Alice in Wonderland while you hear a bit of romantic poetry by Susan Patterson from her latest book Passions.

February 17 Antique Bottle Collectors Show & Sale, Aurora American Legion Hall  9am-3pm

 

 

Bring Your Guests to Aurora

Looking for something for your out of town guests to do during their visit with you?

AFTER CHRISTMAS DAY, bring them to Aurora for a memorable part of their holiday visit!

Just 25 minutes from Portland or Salem.  Take I-5 exit 278 (or travel the old-time way on Highway 99E!)

  • 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
  • National Historic District with a free self-guided tour brochure while you shop
  • 17 Antiques & Vintage shops, salvage & auction house
  • 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:  Convenient motels, RV & state campground
  • Shops begin opening at 10am and close at 5pm, many open 7 days a week.  For holiday times, please check with individual stores on our Shops & Services page.

Most of Aurora’s 22 shops are within a 5 square block area (the rest are just a few blocks from city center). Easy parking, benches and public restroom make this a popular day trip!

Its HIGH TIME for that trip to Aurora!

 

Follow Santa to Aurora

 

All manner of Santa figures, both vintage and contemporary can be found in Aurora’s shops. These were from Back Porch Vintage, 21627 Hwy 99E, (503)678-2044

Make Historic Aurora part of your FUN shopping this season!

Just 25 minutes from Portland or Salem.  Take I-5 exit 278 (or travel the old-time way on Highway 99E!)

  • 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 & auction house
  • 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:  Convenient motels, RV & state campground
  • Shops begin opening at 10am and close at 5pm, many open 7 days a week.  ALL shops open on Sundays during the holiday season.

Aurora’s village is swagged with fresh cedar garlands and red bows – even our famous blue benches! Inside you’ll find thousands of great gift ideas in both vintage or new. Slow down, have lunch here and easily find a parking place!