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Aurora is located in Marion County, south of Portland, between Barlow and Hubbard, off of I-205, near the Willamette River. Founded in 1856 as a religious colony by Dr. William Keil, Aurora is virtually the same size today.

This part of the Willamette Valley was the destination of thousands of immigrants who crossed the Oregon Trail in the nineteenth century. After Dr. Keil died, the colonists disbanded, yet the town didn't become a ghost town. Aurora was designated a National Historic District in 1974.

Within easy walking distance in the historic district are sixteen antique shops (and 200 antique dealers throughout the city as a whole), as well as the five-building Old Aurora Colony Museum.

There is also an Aurora, North Carolina.

Aurora is part of the Salem, Oregon metro area.


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01/18 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.