A few weeks back, our realtor was doing an open house at our townhouse and we needed to get away for the day. So we decided to explore someplace new and different, someplace that we’d never been before and since we only really needed to be gone for a few hours, somewhere still close to Portland. I was in the mood for a small town so I literally Googled “best small towns in Oregon” and Silverton popped up on the top of a bunch of lists. Honestly, I had heard of Silverton but never really thought much of the town, and whoa was I in for a surprise.
We headed down South through back country roads and beautiful farm land, stopped briefly to explore Mt. Angel which is on the way and then drove the 10 minutes to Silverton. This small Oregon town is a breath of fresh air and perhaps one of the state’s best kept secrets. With gorgeous old houses, an incredible downtown Main Street area and a beautiful creek that runs through the town, Silverton is for sure a new favorite of mine and I know we’ll be back for another visit very soon!