Welcome to a~ What to Do in Oregon Tour
We have joined together with some Oregon Blogging Friends to show you our towns.
First, I need to tell you a bit of my story with this fine state, particularly the area I live in now. I’ll try and keep it brief~
I, Salvage Sister, grew up in Chicago and moved to the Bay Area in California during my high school years. I then went away to college in Portland, Oregon; that’s about a 12 hour drive. On my first trip home, my father advised to stop halfway in Ashland, Oregon for the night. As I drove around, I thought This is such a beautiful town.
Fast forward a couple of years, I needed an internship before graduation. The school assigned these so I didn’t have a choice. For months leading up to placement, it teetered between Ashland, Oregon and Salem, Oregon. It appeared I was going to Salem~ until the very last minute ….I was headed to..Ashland.
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I won’t bore you with the rest of the details, but I met my hubby here. He grew up in this area and his family lives here. Although we spent fifteen years in Arizona, we are back “home” and it feels so good. Oregon is my heart state.
We now live in Medford, Oregon which is just a few miles up the road from Ashland. We’ve come full circle.
We don’t often share travel posts here, but we are all about salvaging moments . We believe travel can be a great time to be with the ones you love and rest. Plus, we want to share ways to travel without breaking the bank.
Often times people overlook their own backyard, or a less expensive location, and go to the “popular” spots. We hope this post will not only encourage you to not only visit Oregon ~ but also tour your own local areas.
One hot spot right now is Waco, TX home of the amazing Chip and Joanna Gaines, of Fixer Upper fame. If I had a chance to go, I would take it in a heart beat, but it’s not realistic for many (including myself right now). HOWEVER, so many towns have very similar shops, B&B’s, and Bakeries…..and these small shops need your business.
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WHAT TO DO IN OREGON
Medford, OR (Fixer Upper/Waco Style)
One of the number one hot spots in Waco is Magnolia Market. Here are shops that will give you that same feel (might even be cheaper too).
Pretty in Paint, 305 Bartlett St., Medford, OR
Collectors Market, (Antique Vendor Market), 1233 Court St
American Merchantile, (Antique Vendor Market), 1314 Court St
Real Deals, 2917 N Pacific Hwy
The Coop de Ville, 1234 Court Street, Medford, OR
**There are definitely more places to shop here, including additional antique and thrift stores.
Great Harvest, 203 Genessee St
Ooblies Waffles, Food Truck, 325 S Riverside Av
All Smoked Out (BBQ), 519 Medford Ctr
Jaspers, (Hamburgers), 2739 N Pacific Hwy
Donut Country, 1119 E Jackson (Some of the best donuts I’ve ever had)
Buttercloud Bakery & Café, 310 Genessee St
The White House, B&B, 212 Valley View Dr
Inn at the Commons, 200 N Riverside
Waverly Cottage, 305 N Grape St
Harry & David Country Village, 1314 Center Dr
Home to the famous Royal Rivera Pears! This is not only an International gift business, their headquarters are right here along with their pear orchards. They offer daily tours.
The Woolworths Building, 29 N Central Ave.
You don’t see too many of these around anymore.
It’s the PNW so we got that.
MIX, 1924 Elm Ave
Dutch Bros, Multiple Locations
The Human Bean, Multiple Locations
**These are just a few of the many places you can enjoy pick up your favorite drink.
And as far as CHIP AND JO – Well I really don’t anticipate you will see them in Waco either, BUT if you need to SEE them, pull up a picture online as you walk around our town…lol.
Speaking of Ashland: It is home to the Shakespeare festival and Lithia Park. It’s about a 15 mile drive but such a fun town to visit. Lots of local shops, food, and B&B’s there as well.
And another town to visit here, Jacksonville. It’s a historic mining town filled old fashioned shops.
Can you tell, I love the area?
Here is a GIVEAWAY to help share in that Fixer Upper feel.
**Available to US residents only. Must be 18 years or older.
Cotton Stem Garland from The Coop de Ville
Magnolia Market Brand Set of Two Corbel Bookends from Pretty in Paint Store
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