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Welcome to Best of the Willamette Valley 2023!

The Willamette Valley is a unique place. We live, shop, eat, and play in the great Pacific Northwest and we wouldn’t have it any other way. NERUS Strategies, a company born in the Pacific Northwest, is bringing back Best of the Willamette Valley in 2023 to engage the community in celebrating the places, restaurants, and local businesses we love in the following counties:

  • Marion

  • Polk

  • Yamhill

  • Linn


NERUS Strategies has produced Best of Las Vegas, Best of Northwest Arkansas, and other programs across the United States and brings their expertise to their home city and surrounding areas.

A little behind-the-scenes of last year's program – 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.

Best of the Willamette Valley Promotion

Nominations and voting will be driven by print, digital and social promotions including paid and organic social media, email blasts, digital display, promotion with travel and tourism authorities. 


Results promotion will include print, digital, and social promotions including circulation of 25,000 copies of the winners magazine reaching 60,000 consumers, select pickup locations including winning businesses, radio promotion and more!

Winners Announced


Don't miss out on being a part of the most comprehensive guide to all things BEST in the Willamette Valley.
Click here to learn more!

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