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Historic Oakland, Oregon, located 20 miles north of Roseburg
on Highway 99, provides a glimpse into Oregon's past. This tiny
hamlet is Oregon's first historic district recognized by the National
Register of Historic Places. The district includes over 130 properties.
Oakland has one of Oregon's best groups of brick storefronts from
the 1890s, and many of the buildings are labeled with their vintage
and former use. In the downtown area there are also antique stores,
curio shops, and art galleries to browse through. An Oakland history
and walking tour pamphlet is available from the Oakland Chamber
of Commerce at 117 3rd Street.
Places worth an individual visit include the Oakland Museum and
Tolly's. The Oakland Museum features Oakland's history from 1851 to the present. Artifacts, photographs and much more are on display. The muesum is open from 12:30 to 3:30 daily and closed holidays, with no admission for entry. Tolly's includes an old fashioned marble topped soda fountain
and ice cream parlor, candy counter and antique gift shop as well
as an elegant restaurant upstairs.
Oakland is in the Umpqua Valley, which is famous for its wineries.
A tour of the valley's wineries takes a visitor along riverbanks,
through rolling hills and green valleys where the vineyards are
situated. There are blue information signs that direct visitors
along a wine tasting tour from Umpqua to Winston. Some of the
wineries on the tour are Henry Estate Winery, which produces wines
such as pinot noir, white Riseling, and Müller-Thurgau; and
La Garza Cellars, a winery which produces
cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, Riesling and merlot. Many of the
wineries on the tour have daily tours and free wine tasting available.