Find Your RELAXING DAY in Aurora

Take the quick 25 minute drive from Portland or Salem to Historic Aurora and leave the modern world behind!  Convenient parking, public restroom and plenty for all members of the family to enjoy.

Thousands of miniature daffodils are coming up all around Aurora’s historic downtown.

February 19 Presidents Day  Many stores and restaurants open 11-5.  Please check with individual stores for hours and weather cancellations on our Shops & Services page.

  • 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.

WINNER of our “Bring Your Love To Aurora” drawing is Terra Mauseth, Stayton, Oregon.  Terra will receive $100 to spend in Aurora’s shops & eateries, compliments of the Aurora Colony Visitors Association.  Congratulations Terra!

Bring Your LOVE to Aurora!

Spend the day in Historic Aurora and forget the winter season.

You’ll find lots to love here, every day!

Just 25 minutes from Portland or Salem, I-5 Exit 278 (or take the old-time way on Hwy 99E)

 

“BRING YOUR LOVE TO AURORA” for Valentines Week!

February 10-14, 2018

Our merchants have planned some terrific Valentine treats from Sweetheart sales to poetry booksignings, tea and wine tastings, great meals and drinks, vintage and new gift items and of course Valentine candy!

Enter to win $100 in Aurora Bucks to spend in our shops.  Pick up your free pink map/guide in the shops and enjoy your day here!

Here are some of the things we have in store for you!

 

VALENTINE SPECIAL FEATURES —  February 10-14, 2018  10AM-5PM

(not all shops open on Mondays)

 Aurora Lampworks – Too Cute!  Vintage & contemporary Kewpie dolls!

Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage – Just in—Barnwood red “berry” carriers

 Black Star Gallery – heARTS.. . Flowers . . .(eye) Candy. Non-traditional gifts!

 Christa’s CaféSpecial Valentine desserts including Chocolate Mousse Cake

 Main Street Merchantile– Complimentary chocolate chip cookies, punch

 Back Porch Vintage-Beautiful vintage gift ideas for your Valentine

 Home Again Antiques – Chocolates & Antiques, what’s not to like?

 Time After Time –  Vintage style Valentines, Harney & Sons Valentine Blend tea, Swarovski crystal heart earrings, $14.95

 Timeless Antiques-Romantic vintage wine-toasting stemware on sale!

 Colony Pub-Join us for Valentine lunch or dinner & drinks!

 Aurora Antiques– Special Sweetheart Sales throughout store, enter to win $50.00 Gift Certificate

Heirlooms Dollhouse Miniatures – Miniature heart cookies! Tiny rose in vases  +

 Hwy 99E Antique Mall—15% off all red or pink items!

French Prairie Perennials – Everything sweet—berry jams, syrups, chocolate,distinctive jewelry, garden ornaments and more

 White Rabbit Bakery– Fresh baked Valentine goodies!

 Pacific Hazelnuts Candy Factory-your Valentine candy headquarters!

 Garden Gallery Ironworks –  $10 off any purchase with this map (valid 2/10-14)  2967 Industrial Ave.,Hubbard. (503)981-0297

Retro Revival – Up-cycled décor for Valentine creations!  280 N Grant St., Canby

February 17  Antique Bottle Collectors & Antiques Show, Aurora American Legion Hall. 9am-3pm.  Admission by donation.  Sponsored by the Oregon Bottle Collectors Association.  Set up on Friday, 2/16, $5 early bird admission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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