Solar Eclipse & Antiques in Aurora’s Historic Village

Aurora’s shops are blooming!

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

SOLAR ECLIPSE!  Aurora is OPEN on Monday, August 21st. 11-5 

Stop by on your way to or from your viewing venue!  (See more eclipse information below.)

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

August 21  Total Solar Eclipse!  “Aurora, Three Dawns in One Day”.  Aurora is in the “path of totality” with many special opportunities to share the viewing around and south of us.  The totality is forecast for around 10:15am.

If you plan to travel to Aurora to view the eclipse on the morning of 8/21, we suggest the Aurora City Park.  Please be considerate of the residential neighborhood.  You may also park in downtown Aurora and view the eclipse there.  Most shops will open shortly after the eclipse but some will be open as early as 8:00am.  Coffee and food will be served for those arriving early at Christa’s Cafe, The Colony Pub and Scattercreek Junction, all in the downtown area.  (White Rabbit Bakery will be closed.) See map at downtown kiosk for locations.  The downtown public restroom opens at daybreak.

  • After the eclipse Aurora’s shops will be open for the day, so if you’ve enjoyed the experience and are on your way back home after the weekend or if you’ve come for the day, welcome!  Have lunch and refreshment here and browse the shops until 5pm.
  • Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn.  Just a few miles south of Aurora, is having an Eclipse weekend on their farm and winery.  Reserve now
  • Sunday, August 20th, Solar Eclipse Party with POK POK on the patio at St. Josef’s Winery, Canby.  Get ready for the solar eclipse with great wines, music and Portland’s Famous Foodie restaurant!  Pok Pok is bringing their Asian-Fusion fare to St Josef’s!   You don’t have to drive to Portland and wait for hours…come to St Josef’s and enjoy the James Beard award winner!  Open 12-5pm, music & food 1-5
  • St. Josef’s Winery Solar Eclipse Breakfast, Monday August 21st. SOLD OUT!  Enjoy mimosas, pancakes & sausage.  Details and reserve now.

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

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.

 

 

Destination Aurora for July 4th Week!

Aurora is repeatedly selected to America’s top lists for antiques towns – most recently House Beautiful and Country Living magazines. Photo by Dana Gerath.

Welcome to historic Aurora, Oregon – a 19th century village at the entrance to the North Willamette Valley.

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

  • Old Aurora Colony Museum
  • 17 Antiques & Vintage shops & salvage
  • 8 Specialty Shops:  garden, miniatures, candy factory, quilt shop, watercolor gallery, ironwork and decor, gift shop
  • 6 Eateries, Bakeries & Restaurants
  • 4 Wine & Beer:  Tasting rooms, pub, wineries
  • Attractions:  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.  You’ll find shops open between 10am (many open at 11) and 5pm.

Ready to eat when you arrive?  White Rabbit Bakery opens at 6:30am, Langdon Farms Grill (at golf course) has breakfast Fri-Sun from 7am, lunch is available in town from 11am on and you can finish the day with dinner at the Colony Pub or Langdon Farms Grill.  In between, you’ll love Aurora’s desserts or cold beverages including a glass of wine or beer with outdoor seating.

August 12, 2017  Aurora Colony Day Outdoor Antiques + Vintage Faire, sign up now for vendor space at www.AuroraColonyDays.com.  A great summer day of antiques, fresh Farmers Market, Parade, Fun Run, historic activities and music.

If you love antiques in the outdoor atmosphere, this is your event!

 

 

August 21  Total Solar Eclipse!  “Aurora, Three Dawns in One Day”.  Aurora is in the “path of totality” with many special opportunities to share the viewing around and south of us.  The totality is forecast for 10:15am.

  • After the eclipse Aurora’s shops will be open for the day, so if you’ve enjoyed the experience and are on your way back home after the weekend or if you’ve come for the day, welcome!  Have lunch and refreshment here and browse the shops until 5pm.
  • Aurora Colony Vineyards, Aurora “Total Eclipse of the Vineyard”  Aug. 18-21 has a weekend of Eclipse activity with RV camping, food, wine, entertainment, winery tours.  No RV? Walk-ons as well for the viewing.  Reserve now.
  • Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn.  Just a few miles south of Aurora, is having an Eclipse weekend on their farm and winery.  Reserve now
  • Sunday, August 20th, Solar Eclipse Party with POK POK on the patio at St. Josef’s Winery, Canby.  Get ready for the solar eclipse with great wines, music and Portland’s Famous Foodie restaurant!  Pok Pok is bringing their Asian-Fusion fare to St Josef’s!   You don’t have to drive to Portland and wait for hours…come to St Josef’s and enjoy the James Beard award winner!  Open 12-5pm, music & food 1-5
  • St. Josef’s Winery Solar Eclipse Breakfast, Monday August 21st.  Enjoy mimosas, pancakes & sausage.  Details and reserve now.

Find the Vintage You in Aurora!

Aurora’s shops are close together and make an easy walk around the historic downtown. Convenient free parking, public restroom.  Shops begin opening at 10am, close at 5pm.  Most shops open Tuesday-Sunday, many open on Monday.

Welcome to historic Aurora, Oregon – a 19th century village at the entrance to the North Willamette Valley.

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

  • Old Aurora Colony Museum
  • 17 Antiques & Vintage shops & salvage
  • 8 Specialty Shops:  garden, miniatures, candy factory, quilt shop, watercolor gallery, ironwork and decor, gift shop
  • 6 Eateries, Bakeries & Restaurants
  • 4 Wine & Beer:  Tasting rooms, pub, wineries
  • Attractions:  Golf, wineries, nurseries
  • Lodging:  Bed & Breakfast, motels, RV & campgrounds
  • MOST SHOPS AIR CONDITIONED!

PINK CAR-NATION DAY!  Sunday, June 25, 2017

 

Pink Car-nation Day,  benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness, Downtown Aurora, 11-5.  Pretty pink cars, silent auction, $10 pink Swarovski crystal earring sale, quilt raffle.  Do you have a pink car you would like to show off this day?  Contact Feller House B & B.  Presented by the Aurora Colony Visitors Association.

 

 

A handmade quilt was made by two Aurora merchants and is being raffled off with all ticket sales going to this cancer foundation.  See the quilt NOW and purchase chances at $5 each or 3/$10 at downtown merchants.

June 23-25  “No Words”, at Black Star Watercolor on Main Street.  Mixed-media paintings exploring artist Kelli Pelligrini’s emotional journey with breast cancer (diagnosis through treatment and its aftermath, through remission).  This talented Canby, Oregon artist won Best of Show at the 2016 Aurora Colony Days Art Show.  Open 1-5pm F & S, 10-5 Sun.

 

Strawberry Social, June 25, 2017,

June 25, 2017  Strawberry Social, Old Aurora Colony Museum, 12-4. Spend a delightful afternoon with family and friends (or come and make some new ones) in a 19th century courtyard, enjoying strawberry shortcake, ice cream and listening to live bluegrass music and country fiddlin’. www.Auroracolony.org

 

 

Mid Century Modern at Timeless Antiques, Aurora

Find Your Vintage with Timeless Antiques authentic Mid Century Modern decor.

“If it was popular then, we’ve got it!”  say owners Barbara Johnson and son Bryan who keep this 1950’s classic former post office building open 7 days a week, 11-5.

Heywood Wakefield dining sets, credenzas, bedroom pieces, upholstered furniture -freshly updated – are accessorized with authentic lamps in original shades, glassware and barware of the era as well as all the little details you remember!

Mention this article or show it on your phone and receive $25 off on purchases of furniture or lamps, now through 8/31/17.

14988 – 2nd Street, Aurora (503)678-6987, or email Bjoh638258@aol.com

 

August 12, 2017  Aurora Colony Day Outdoor Antiques + Vintage Faire, sign up now for vendor space at www.AuroraColonyDays.com.  A great summer day of antiques, fresh Farmers Market, Parade, Fun Run, historic activities and music.

If you love antiques in the outdoor atmosphere, this is your event!

 

August 21  Total Solar Eclipse!  “Aurora, Three Dawns in One Day”.  Aurora is in the “path of totality” with many special opportunities to share the viewing around and south of us.  The totality is forecast for 10:15am.

  • After the eclipse Aurora’s shops will be open for the day, so if you’ve enjoyed the experience and are on your way back home after the weekend or if you’ve come for the day, welcome!  Have lunch and refreshment here and browse the shops until 5pm.
  • Aurora Colony Vineyards, Aurora “Total Eclipse of the Vineyard: Aug. 18-21 has a weekend of Eclipse activity with RV camping, food, wine, entertainment, winery tours.  No RV? Walk-ons as well for the viewing.  Reserve now.
  • Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Woodburn.  Just a few miles south of Aurora, is having an Eclipse weekend on their farm and winery.  Reserve now
  • Sunday, August 20th, Solar Eclipse Party with POK POK on the patio at St. Josef’s Winery, Canby.  Get ready for the solar eclipse with great wines, music and Portland’s Famous Foodie restaurant!  Pok Pok is bringing their Asian-Fusion fare to St Josef’s!   You don’t have to drive to Portland and wait for hours…come to St Josef’s and enjoy the James Beard award winner!  Open 12-5pm, music & food 1-5
  • St. Josef’s Winery Solar Eclipse Breakfast, Monday August 21st.  Enjoy mimosas, pancakes & sausage.  Details and reserve now.