Cities: Woodburn

Founded in 1889, Woodburn takes pride in being known as the "City of Unity," a place where citzens can celebrate differences and share cultural heritage. Diversity and acceptance are evident in the schools, where students can enroll in Russian language classes as early as kindergarten. In downtown Woodburn, Mexican import shops, bakeries and restaurants flourish.

Even if you don't make a shopping stop at the sprawling Woodburn Company Outlet Stores nearby, you will be just 30 quick miles from Portland, Oregon,  via I-5, midway between California and Washington and a quick jump

Mexican flavor, north of the border

By Vicente Guzman-Orozco

Attraction: Shopping, Sightseeing

One of my favorite times in Oregon is the Fall. The rich earth-tone colors fill the trees and fields, making it almost like a painting.

Attraction: Farms, Sightseeing