Portland and the Willamette Valley: Reader tips from 'The Oregonian's Oregon Bounty Getaway Sweepstakes'

Rent a kayak at one of the stores on ... experience at home by enjoying some warm homemade marionberry cobbler. Kathy Manville: On your next trip to Silverton, visit the Gallon House Bridge - the oldest covered bridge in Oregon just 1/2 mi out of town.