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We always have fun when our returning guests come back to visit. This time they are a spunky group of ladies who love to laugh and enjoy sampling many types of wines.


We started our day at the Red Lion Inn & Suites McMinnville and headed on a journey to visit some Yamhill County wineries.



Our first visit was in the Dundee Hills at Wine Country Farm Bed & Breakfast and Armonea Wines. While sampling the wines we were able to see the horse riders coming in from a wine tour through the vineyards.


Then we headed south to visit Methven Family Vineyards to sample the wine and enjoy a few snacks.There was a little time for some great conversation. 

Time allowed for us to visit Brooks Wines and enjoy another array of wines. Some we were a little surprised by. We also learned about biodynamic farming.


To end our day we took a little drive down McMinnville’s Historic Third Street to check out sites and then headed to the hotel.



It was a lovely day with my returning friends. The next time you are in our neighborhood give us a call and we can enjoy the day with you.

We do have fun in Oregon!

Check out our website: http://www.embraceoregon.com –  Call for reservations (503) 474-0762

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Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

Historic Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

This Queen Anne Style Victorian-era residence was built in 1888 by Dr. T.W. Shelton. He had Oregon builder Walter Pugh build this home on the hillside overlooking the city of Eugene and the train station. Today it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

1888 Living room parlor

This historic home is open to the public to view. The house is furnished for the era of which it was built. It give you a great look at what it was like to visit this home in the late 1800’s.

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House bedroom

This house is now named after the three families who lived there. It is now owned by the city of Eugene, Oregon and is open to the public for viewing, tea parties and more. It is a great place to visit. Don’t forget to enjoy the garden when visiting. 

Join us for a Oregon adventure. We do have fun in Oregon! 

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Every once in a while there are special moments you just can not pass by. This week I had one of those special moments that happened in front of me. Now, there are times where we are too busy to take time to share in someone else’s moments. Then there are times where you just know that you should share with others in their special moments.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a young man who wanted to share the day with his girlfriend on a wine tour. He told me of his plans. So, after hearing his plans I was sure I wanted to help him with this wine tour. I made sure it was a private tour. With each winery offering something different for them to embrace. They had a tour of a wine cellar along with pictures with barrels of wine. There were great views to enjoy a few snacks as they sampled wine. Even wineries that said they were closed were open just for them.

The last winery of the day was at the beautiful Wine Country Farm Bed & Breakfast and Armonea` Vineyard and Winery. It over looks the valley from the Dundee Hills. After sampling an array of wines this young couple took their glass of wine and strolled through the gardens. At the edge of the garden there is a gazebo where this young couple sat down to shared their wine and some chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate kisses.

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Soon came a special moment. This young man got down his knee and opened a jewelry box with a lovely ring. He took the ring and her hand and asked his girlfriend to marry him. She was surprised and with tears, smiles and kisses… She said…. Yes! This is a one in a life time moment that they will never forget.

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Everyone one who shared in their day felt blessed to be a small part of their special moment. I know I do. So, as you go through your life do not pass by a special moment in yours or someone else’s life.

Let us know if you would like to take an Oregon adventure with us. We do have fun in Oregon!

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We have many wonderful tours coming up in 2015. There is still room for you to join us. Mark you calendar for May 18th. Give us a call and register to join us.

 If you like history and sightseeing you will have fun with us. We would love to see you join us.

Oregon’s Beginning To Now Tour

   5 Days & 4 Nights – cannonbeach

May 18 – 22, 2015

Starting price $1597.78 ppdo

Registration deadline March 30, 2015

Includes: Lodging, meals, guided transportation, gratuities and entrance fees.


Come and join a guided journey to experience Oregon’s beginnings. We will be visiting historical sites, learn about Lewis and Clark and the early days of Oregon.images[4]

You will travel scenic highways to visit coastal villages like Astoria and Newport as well as some of Oregon’s historic landmarks.

A fun time will be had by all with a dinner and some heritage background at Spirit Mountain Casino along with a scenic trip through the Willamette Valley.

Our journey will take us to see the Oregon state capital and the to the

“End of the Oregon Trail”.

We’ll explore the Columbia River Gorge and explore this beautiful region

We do have fun in Oregon!  cgorge

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(503) 474-0762


Travel code: EOR-051815

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Do you want something fun to do on Valentine’s Day.

Murder Mystery

We provide transportation from McMinnville to this very fun evening event.

We do have fun in Oregon!

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We here at Embrace Oregon love our state. We have seven wonderful diverse regions with much to see. We take guests from all over the world on sightseeing tours. Some of the tours are day trips and others are overnight stays.

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Many of our tours offer a little history and background on Oregon getting to where it is today. Others offer trips to unique places in Oregon. Taking a sightseeing journey to some of Oregon’s gorgeous landmarks offer you, your friends and family members many memory making moments.

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 We offer day trip tours to areas around the Willamette Valley. Embrace Oregon has a wonderful Salem tour which lets you see and learn more about the area and Salem’s history. You get to visit some historic places, gardens and have a wonderful relaxing day.

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We take reservations over the phone and customize tours to your needs. We are looking forward to giving you a great tour.

Give us a call: (503) 474-0762

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As we give tours to our customers from Oregon and those who are from outside our beautiful state. We try to help you discover Oregon and its many wonders. We love showing off the unusual things and fun places that are in Oregon. One of those things are in the city of Forest Grove, Oregon.

Forest Grove is a small city located in the Willamette Valley at the foot hills of the Coastal Mountain Range. It is a college town and has many historic homes along with a great historic background and a active artist community.

Did you know that Forest Grove has the world’s tallest Barbershop Pole? It does! So, if you find yourself in this quaint city make sure you take the time to find this one of a kind barbershop pole.

Forest Grove Barber Pole


If you would like some help seeing Oregon, give us a call: (503) 474-0762

We invite you to take a look at our website: http://www.embraceoregon.com

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Up Coming 2014 Tours
We have a great line up for 2014 with tours taking you all over the great state of Oregon. We will be embracing each of the seven regions during the year: Willamette Valley, Portland, Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Coast, Central Oregon, Southern Oregon and Eastern Oregon.


Do you know about Oregon’s history? Have you ever seen or hunted a thunderegg or visited a lake that is a volcano? Would you like to go inside a historic lighthouse and see creatures of the sea? Are you a gardener and would like to visit the lavender fields? What about the outdoor activities that will get your blood to pumping like biking, horseback riding, kayaking, and don’t forget those golf courses? We will be visiting Oregon’s wine county and some brew pubs on our travels through Oregon. Why don’t you join our guided tours?

For all our tours take a look at our website: http://www.embraceoregon.com
For reservations: (503) 474-0762

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Step Back In Time Stay w/Tours
Historic 1890’s Hotel stay with ghost history & Guided Tours for Two

Get ready to embrace history and some fun!

A 1890’s Wildwood Hotel stay for two… 2 day & 1 night.
• 2 relaxing days with fun!
• 1 nights staying at the Historic 1890’s Wildwood Hotel (Breakfast included)
• A tour to the Willamina Museum of Local History and to Fort Yamhill.
• Guided Willamette Valley Three Winery Tour w/appetizers and pictures of your tour.
• Includes a dinner at Spirit Mountain Casino
Enjoy going back in time with a night at the Historic 1890’s Wildwood Hotel. It is a charming old hotel with each room having its own bath. You may even feel the presents of a friendly ghost encounter. Get ready for a guided tour to learn the history of the area while visiting the Willamina Museum of Local History. Don’t forget your hiking shoes to experience Fort Yamhill. Grab your camera and dress for the weather and let’s explore three of Oregon’s wineries.
Come and embrace the spirits of the past while going back in time.
$582.00 per couple
(Requires a 2 person minimum or the equivalent of.)
Reservations required… Hotel availability and Wineries will depend on the date of your reservations. Purchases, tasting fees and gratuities are not included in the price.
Embrace Oregon… Phone: (503) 474-0762 Website: http://www.embraceoregon.com
NWR Travel… Phone (971) 409-3182 Website: http://www.nwrtravel.com

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Oregon Sightseeing Tour

July 21 – 31, 2013 (11 days. 10 nights)

$1542.00 per person… Before May 30, 2013 (Reservations required to assure rate)

Extra activity fees for those who want to add extra activities like at Kah-Nee-Ta:

Horseback riding: $35 – Kayaking: $30 – Golf: 18 holes $35, 9 holes $25 – Rental clubs are available.

This fun tour starts at the beautiful Red Lion Hotel On The River in Portland.
We will visit scenic highlights along the Oregon Coast and explore Fort Clatsop, viewpoints and the smallest port in the world.
Let’s go traveling along the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway. We will have time for pictures at viewing areas like the famous Vista House at Crown Point. Make sure to bring some hiking shoes to take some short hikes to see a variety of waterfall including Multnomah Falls. A stop at Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery will be fun and give you time to find Herman. Who’s Herman? You’ll find out!

Central Oregon’s high desert is a place that we will explore. From our Bend hotel we will visit the famous Smith Rock, Newberry National Volcanic Monument and Lava Lands Visitor Center are just a few of the places that we will visit. There is fun for all.

Then we travel to Southern Oregon by way of Collier Memorial Logging State Park and time to explore the majestic Crater Lake State Park. Our lodging will be in the city of Medford. While in Southern Oregon we will experience the Historic Jacksonville City and it’s highlights.

As we work our way back to Portland we travel through the Willamette Valley stopping at view points and some city highlights. Your last night will be a beautiful restful night in Portland.

Reservations and deposit are required. Call: (503) 474-0762 Type and size of Transportation will depend on the size of group.

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