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.
- 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