It can be snowing all around us and yet Aurora may not catch much of it due to our location. We are located at the northern gateway to the Willamette Valley or “valley floor” as it is often referred to by weathermen. Aurora misses those famous east winds and much of the icy weather that Portland experiences.
Is it worth the short drive to visit our shops? Many of the shop owners live in town or near Aurora so there will be shops open even on the snowiest days. To find out what Mother Nature has brought to Aurora on a day you might be considering a visit here, you can count on Main Street Mercantile to be open and ready to welcome you and give you a report. Call them after 10am (11am Sundays) at (503)678-1044 for an “on the scene” update on the day’s weather in Aurora.
Picturesque Aurora Presbyterian Church located on Liberty Street & 2nd Streets across from the Old Aurora Colony Museum features the original pews from the 1850’s Colony church. (And they’re pretty comfortable! They were no doubt built for lengthy services!)
Mark your calendar for our big mid-winter event!
February 4 Ground Hog Hunt! 10-4. Find Punxsutawney Phyllis in the shops and enter to win Aurora Bucks, cash to spend in Aurora’s shops and eateries. Fun for the whole family! Over $250 in “Aurora Bucks” will be given out. When entering town this day, just pick up your pink “map guide” at any shop and start looking for Phyllis. Keep your eyes peeled for special features and sales marked with her “pink tags” as well.
February 4 First Saturday in Aurora! Flea Market, American Legion Hall, 9am-4pm
February 18 Antique Bottle Collectors Show, Aurora American Legion Hall, 3rd & Main Streets.