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Lafayette is located in Yamhill County southwest of Portland, between Newberg and McMinnville along Highway 99W. The town is also situated near the Willamette River.

The community was first founded in 1847 by Joel Perkins and named after Perkins' home town of Lafayette, Indiana - incorporated in 1878.

Lafayette has a picturesque historic district and is well known for its antique stores. The Lafayette Locks Park is also a fun and relaxing historical area within the city.

There is also a Lafayette, Louisiana.

Lafayette is part of the Portland-Vancouver, Oregon-WA metro area.

Antique shops and shows Rick's Wholesale Antiques |
History Yamhill Co. Historical Museum and Barn |

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12/08 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.