West Linn is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, an affluent southern suburb of the Portland metropolitan area. The city has breathtaking views of the Cascades and is known for the Music in the Park concert series, the historic Willamette area, the farmer's market, and the Street Dance. A perfect micro-climate between the two rivers was the reason for the foundation of a number of wineries, including Oswego Hills and Pete’s Mountain Vineyard and Winery. The McLean House, located on the banks of the Willamette River is an architectural jewel built in 1927. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Oswego Hills Vineyard and Winery
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Located in a remodeled horse farm in the town of West Linn, Oregon, near Lake Oswego, Oswego Hills Vineyard and Winery planted its first grapes in 1997 and completed planting the vineyard in 2008. They now have 20 acres of vines in production that turn into 2000 cases of premium quality Oregon wine every year. The winery today produces 16 different wines. The vineyard is planted with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Marechal Foch. All their wines are grown, produced and bottled on the estate. The Oswego Hills Winery is available for rent throughout the year for various wine events. The winery barrel room can accommodate up to 100 guests for a standing reception. The maximum seating space for indoor banquet is 45. The wine tasting at the winery tasting room is every Sunday from noon to 5 pm.
450 Rosemont Rd, West Linn, OR 97068, Phone: 503-655-2599
2.Pete’s Mountain Vineyard & Winery, West Linn, OR
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Pete’s Mountain Vineyard and Winery is located in West Linn, Oregon, just up the hill from historic Old Town Willamette, overlooking the Willamette Valley and offering breathtaking views of Mt. Hood. Pete’s planted its first Pinot Noir vineyard in 1999, at an elevation of 600 feet, enjoying an almost perfect micro climate for growing grapes. The confluence of the Tualatin and Willamette rivers creates heavy fog on fall mornings. That and Pete’s mountain’s combination of cool nights and warm days are ideal grape growing conditions. The winery’s bright, inviting tasting room and patio are opened almost every Sunday. The view is spectacular and the wines are even better.
28101 SW Petes Mountain Rd, West Linn, OR 97068, Phone: 503-656-2130
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3.McLean House, West Linn, Oregon
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The McLean House, located on the banks of the Willamette River in beautiful West Linn, Oregon, is a three-story house surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds. This architectural jewel was built in 1927 for Dr. Edward H. McLean and his family in modified colonial style and has seventeen rooms, a full basement and attic, two fireplaces, and three full baths. The home has beautiful details including handcrafted woodwork, sculptured wallpaper, elegant fixtures, spacious bedrooms, a sunny conservatory and a full kitchen. The main stairway, the balustrade, doors, windows, sills, and all moldings are hand-made of native walnut. The house has been lovingly restored and itt is used today as an exclusive setting for corporate and social gatherings, special events and celebrations or the perfect, intimate wedding.
5350 River St, West Linn, OR 97068, Phone: 503-847-1542
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4.Burgerville, West Linn, Oregon
Burgerville is an American chain of fast food restaurants in Oregon and southwest Washington established in 1961, mostly selling hamburgers. Burgerville is proud of using local, sustainable ingredients in its burgers, salads & shakes, including Tillamook Cheddar and locally grown strawberries for their milkshakes and sundaes. Besides burgers and fries, Burgerville also offers chicken and turkey sandwiches, veggie burgers, fish sandwiches, and fish and chips. Their West Linn location is bright and modern, just off main road. The food is always made to order so expect to wait unlike in other fast food restaurants. The West Linn location took the place of the legendary Bonny Linn Restaurant. It still has the original outdoor seating under beautiful shade trees. The most popular items on the menu are their famous Tillamook burgers, seasonal Walla Walla sweet onions, sweet potato fries, fresh strawberry short cakes and berry shakes.
18350 Willamette Dr, West Linn, OR 97068, Phone: 503-635-7339
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5.McMenamins West Linn Pub, West Linn, Oregon
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McMenamins West Linn Brewpub is a six-barrel brewhouse opened in 1992 in West Linn, Oregon, near the banks of the Willamette River. Its claim to fame is as the birthplace of their signature brew Sunflower IPA. You might be able to find this golden-hued nectar during the summer, when it is re-released, in 22-ounce bottles. McMenamins beers can be enjoyed in house at West Linn, but can also be sampled in 205 other pubs at Oregon City, Sunnyside and Mall. McMenamins West Linn pub is a quirky, whimsically decorated restaurant with artist Scott Young's 40-foot mural of "Golf in the Kingdom." Pets are allowed at the front outdoor seating space. The restaurant offers Northwest-style pub fare that includes the seasonal ingredients from local and regional growers and producers. It includes Tillamook Cheese, Tillamook Ice Cream, Pleasant Valley Pickles, Sheridan Fruit Company, Country Natural Beef and many others. Everything is made onsite, including pizza and soups.
2090 8th Ave, West Linn, OR 97068, Phone: 503-656-2970
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6.Willamette Ale & Cider House, West Linn, Oregon
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A Traditional English Style Public House with Queen Orchard Cider Winery Queen Orchard ciders are freshly produced and served at the Ale and Cider House. Willamette Ale & Cider House is located in the 1915 former Willamette General Store I West Linn, Oregon, one of Willamette's historic landmarks. Beautifully restored, it is one of the oldest buildings in Willamette. It is a traditional English style public house, a neighborhood gathering place, a community hub where people enjoy fresh food and drinks together. The House was founded in order to showcase premier craft beer and cider from the Pacific Northwest and other parts of the world. It has 30 taps of craft beer and cider, three casks of real ale, a wine bar, crowler and growler Stations. The British-Royal-inspired decor creates a warm and inviting atmosphere and provides a perfect background for the evening with family and friends. There are frequent music and other live events. Queen Orchard is the House cider-winery production facility, where premium craft hard-cider and blended wine and cider are produced.
1720 Willamette Falls Dr, West Linn, OR 97068, Phone: 503-305-6273
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6 Best Things to Do in West Linn, Oregon
- Oswego Hills Vineyard and Winery, Photo: Oswego Hills Vineyard and Winery
- Pete’s Mountain Vineyard & Winery, West Linn, OR, Photo: Pete’s Mountain Vineyard & Winery
- McLean House, West Linn, Oregon, Photo: McLean House
- Burgerville, West Linn, Oregon, Photo: Burgerville
- McMenamins West Linn Pub, West Linn, Oregon, Photo: McMenamins West Linn Pub
- Willamette Ale & Cider House, West Linn, Oregon, Photo: Willamette Ale & Cider House
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