Follow Santa to Aurora!

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

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

It’s a great time of the year to visit historic Aurora, Oregon where shops are decorated for the holidays with fresh cedar garlands and bows, displays of vintage and antique Christmas and that romantic vibe of a more relaxing and fun time!

Visit our 24 shops (including 17 antiques/vintage), galleries and eateries plus the Old Aurora Colony Museum.  Enjoy lunch, a great coffee or a glass of a fine local wine, sample chocolate hazelnuts at the candy factory and enjoy browsing at one of America’s top destinations for antiques and vintage goods.

Find plenty of convenient, free parking, a centrally located public restroom, ample space for RV travelers, and if you live in the Portland Metro or greater Salem areas, you can be home by dinner.

Just 25 minutes from Portland or Salem, I-5 Exit 278 or take the “old way” and arrive from either direction on Hwy 99E.

Holiday decor, from the elegant to charming kitsch is now on display in Aurora.  Here, artfully arranged at Back Porch Vintage.

Holiday decor, from the elegant to charming kitsch is now on display in Aurora. Here, artfully arranged at Back Porch Vintage.

 

Come any day of the week and find a whole day’s worth of fun!  Shops begin opening at 10-11 am and close at 5pm.  All shops and museum open on Sundays, too.  Not all shops open 7 days a week.

Have guests visiting in December?  Bring them out or send them here while you are at work.  We’ll provide the welcome mat!

 

Holiday Wine & Chocolate Walk this Weekend!

Vintage charm in the village of Aurora!

Vintage charm in the village of Aurora!

Every day in historic Aurora presents a walk back into other eras – whether you’re focused on the 19th century buildings here or you have immersed yourself in the dozens of vintage collections in those buildings.

Aurora, just 25 minutes from both Portland and Salem, Oregon is a national historic district and is considered one of the nation’s top destinations for antiques and vintage goods!  (House Beautiful and Country Living magazines, 2016)  With 23 shops including 17 that are antiques/vintage, there’s something for every family member to enjoy.

Park your car (for free) for the day and easily walk the 5-square-block area where most of the shops, eateries and Old Aurora Colony Museum are located.  Drive a few more blocks for more shops and Pacific Hazelnut Candy Factory.  Enjoy delicious meals, local wine or just stop here for a piece of pie or a fresh scone and coffee.  Stay the night in a historic farmhouse (Feller House B & B).

It's a Mid-Century Modern Christmas at Timeless Antiques, corner of 2nd & Liberty Streets (503)678-6987

It’s a Mid-Century Modern Christmas at Timeless Antiques, corner of 2nd & Liberty Streets (503)678-6987

 

Shops open between 10-11am and close at 5pm.  Many are open 7 days a week.  Sunday all shops are open for your weekend enjoyment.  Museum open Tuesday-Sunday, 11-4.  Conveniently located public restroom and RV parking.  Come see us!

Shops are decorated for the holidays!  Find Christmas decor from early 19th century up to the Mad Men era as well as furnishings from country primitive to industrial chic.  Antique jewelry, glassware (including bar ware), pottery, lamps and lighting and more.

 

 

 

Gifts and contemporary holiday and botanical decor await you at French Prairie Perennials, corner of 3rd & Main Streets.

Gifts and contemporary holiday and botanical decor await you at French Prairie Perennials, corner of 3rd & Main Streets.

Decorate your home for the holidays with fresh new holiday decor from French Prairie Perennials, Time After Time,  or Garden Gallery Ironworks (Hubbard).

 

Start Your Holidays in Aurora!

THANKSGIVING WEEK

amex_shop_small_alltext_rgb_solid_logoTravelers Welcome!  You’ll find lots to see, taste and experience in this 19th century historic village just 25 minutes from Portland or Salem!  A national destination for antiques and history lovers, this National Historic district has 23 shops (17 antiques/vintage) and includes galleries, wine, eateries, fiber arts, an outstanding museum complex and even a candy factory!

Having guests arriving a few days before Thanksgiving?  Send them to Aurora while you make your preparations or better still, bring them with you!  There’s something for EVERY AGE here.  Convenient free parking, easy walking between shops and museum, public restroom and benches for resting or enjoying a latte.  (Stores closed Thanksgiving Day.)

Stores open between 10-11am and close at 5pm.  Many are open 7 days a week.  Come on out!

Aurora's shops and historic buildings are decorated for the holidays both inside and out.

Aurora’s shops and historic buildings are decorated for the holidays both inside and out.

AURORA CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS

November 25-27  Open House Weekend

Merchants welcome you for this exciting time of the year with fresh greenery and red bows, refreshments and both new and vintage decorations in their shops.  Every shop has its own special look!

11am-5pm

Don’t forget, November 26 is Small Business Saturday!  Aurora is a great place to make this your acknowledgement of the small businesses of America!

November 26 & 27th  A Vintage Flea, Margie’s Farm & Garden, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-3.  Join us for this twice-yearly weekend market offering vintage, antique or handmade crafts, gently used household items in this huge retail greenhouse including fresh greens for the season and live Christmas trees.  Margie’s Farm & Garden, 12814 Arndt Rd. NE, Aurora.  Located just outside the city of Aurora and the Aurora State Airport.  (503)267-5491 for more details.