This marks our third year to explore and discover individuals and businesses that are the best at what they do in the Willamette Valley. Our first two years were a great success in engaging the communities of Marion and Polk counties. We received feedback from those in surrounding communities as well that they would like to be included. As a result, we have expanded our contest in 2022 to include Yamhill and Linn counties.

There are so many great places to eat, drink, shop, and play in the Willamette Valley and we are proud to highlight and support these outstanding establishments.

A little behind-the-scenes – You nominated over 2,200 businesses, organizations, and individuals to compete for the top two spots in Best of the Willamette Valley. In the end, there were more than 179,000 votes by you in 224 categories. That’s a fantastic response in our third year and a testament to how customers, fans, and friends feel about their local favorites and their pride in the Willamette Valley.