Area Attractions

The Newell House

Robert Newell was an early mover and shaker in the Oregon territory. Newell was a fur trapper, a frontier doctor and started the “Oregon Spectator” the first newspaper west of the Rocky Mountains. He favored the creation of a provisional government in the famous 1843 vote in Champoeg, and also was a miner in the 1849 California gold rush. His 1852 house was the only one in Champoeg to survive the 1861 flood. It was restored in 1955 by the Daughters of the American Revolution, which still maintains and operates the house today, and is fully furnished in the 1860s period. It also houses two significant collections: 36 gowns worn by the First Ladies of Oregon and Native American baskets from numerous tribes that lived between northern California and Alaska. Available for scheduled tours, weddings and meetings; call (503) 678-5537. Open to the public 1 to 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday.

Pioneer Mothers Log Cabin

Built in 1931 to honor early pioneer mothers, this replica cabin on the banks of the Willamette River is actually much larger than a pioneer’s would have been. But inside the cabin you’ll find a living room, two bedrooms and a sleeping loft authentically furnished in mid-19th-century style with china, assorted furniture, looms and spinning wheels gathered from the descendants of Oregon’s 1850s pioneer. Operated by Daughters of the American Revolution. Tours are available, if scheduled in advance of your visit; call (503) 678-5537. Open to the public 1 to 5 p.m. Friday – Sunday. Admission.

Local Neighbors

Berry Empire was founded in 1981 and is renowned for growing some of the best berries in the Willamette Valley. Try them at the Butteville Store which serves Berry Empire berries!

Champoeg Farm Mark and Catherine Anderson’s farm produces eggs, chickens, turkey, duck, pork and beef. The farm was established in 1856 – the same year Mark’s family began farming in the Champoeg area.

Champoeg Wine Cellars Established in 1990, Champoeg Wine Cellars produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, and White Riesling with selective lots of Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir Blanc.

Feller House Bed and Breakfast This Aurora, Oregon, 1860’s farm house is a bed & breakfast on French Prairie.

Ferguson’s Fragrant Nursery This St. Paul, Oregon, nursery creates unique baskets and has a huge assortment of lovely plants and trees. Also a location in nearby Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Fir Point Farms This 35-acre farm features old growth fir trees, a U-Pick Flower Field, a shaded Nature Trail and stunning views of Mount Hood. Visit the farm animals and shop in the Country Market full of fresh, local produce, gifts and gourmet food items focusing on the great Northwest.

French Prairie Gardens This multi-generational Pohlschneider family farm raises flowering annuals and perennials, fresh fruits and vegetables, plus homemade baked goods and festivals throughout the seasons. A great place to families!

Full of Life Farm This Smith family farm features grass-fed, pasture-raised chickens, cows, pigs, goats and turkeys, is across the road from the Champoeg administrative office.

Heirloom Roses The Clements family combines 60 years of rose-growing experience and features three large display gardens containing ,1500 varieties of roses open to the public.

Inn at Champoeg This elegant bed & breakfast is uniquely suited as a destination of quiet repose and very close to Champoeg State Heritage Area.

Owen Roe Winery Owen Roe produces hand crafted wines. All grapes are hand-harvested and bin fermented and aged in French Oak barrels.

Joe Casale & Son This Charbonneau, Oregon, farm features U-pick, ready pick and a farm produce stand. Call for availability, bring containers.

Western Oregon Organic Farm These Aurora, Oregon, growers of heirloom and open-pollinated herbs and vegetables also feature other interesting and potentially rare fruits.

French Prairie Fresh Brand Initiative The French Prairie Brand initiative is created to ensure local agriculture prospers and the verdant land in the heart of Willamette Valley is preserved.

Organic Brothers Farms They are certified organic farms located in Willamette Valley, Oregon. They provide sustainably grown produce to the Historic Butteville Store and other local markets and restaurants.