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Guide to Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Best Places for Golf, Cycling & Outdoor Recreation Tualatin Valley’s Top Scenic Routes & Trails Places to Stay, Play & Dine

2019 - 2020 Official Visitors Guide

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Table of Contents 3 Meet Tualatin Valley Learn what Tualatin Valley is all about. Meet its people. See what’s new. Check out its annual events. The more you discover about our slice of paradise, the more you will want to plan your escape to Tualatin Valley.

11 Tualatin Valley’s Cities & Towns

58 Farms, Markets & More Farmers markets, u-pick farms and miles and miles of beautifully manicured farms are more reasons why Tualatin Valley ranks among the best agricultural sites in Oregon. Taste a freshly picked berry. Bite into a crisp apple. Sit and relax while overlooking the beauty of a farm.

Tualatin Valley is made up of a collection of friendly cities and quaint small towns, each with its own personality and providing its own experience. Wherever your travels in Tualatin Valley take you, you’ll find a warm welcome and friendly faces.

63 Tax-Free Shopping

19 Lodging

Whether your passion is theater, art or natural history, Tualatin Valley has some of the finest experiences to fill your cultural needs. Explore rock gems and muscle cars, or sit back and enjoy a live theatrical performance from our professional theater companies.

History, charm and luxury can be found in the many hotels and other lodging options that dot Tualatin Valley’s landscape. Our hotels are close to Portland and have many urban amenities, but are only a fraction of the cost. Plus, parking is always free!

28 Golf, Cycling & Outdoor Recreation

Big savings await when shoppers take advantage of taxfree shopping. Buy big ticket items, splurge on fashion, or simply seek out a handcrafted gift to take home.

66 Arts & Culture

70 Dining & Restaurants

Discover Tualatin Valley’s outdoor gems. Find a golf course. Read more about the region’s premier cycling routes, such as the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Plan an outdoor adventure with a hike. Set up camp at a campsite in the Tillamook State Forest.

Tualatin Valley is known for its international cuisine. Satisfy your cravings for authentic Korean BBQ, highquality sushi, savory Indian, and spicy Mexican. Grab a delicious pizza or try an inventive Italian dish. Nosh on hamburgers and fries prepared from local ingredients. The choices are endless.

35 Tour Routes & Trails

75 Itineraries

The region’s designated tour routes and trails add to the Tualatin Valley’s experience. Drive along the Quilt Barn Trail or the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route. Pedal along the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway.

Tualatin Valley truly is a year-round destination that is fun for the entire family. Explore the area via these itineraries designed for all types of travelers and plan your own getaway here.

42 Wineries

Resources

Learn why Tualatin Valley’s estate wineries produce some of the region’s best wines (hint: it’s the soil).

54 Breweries & Spirits The Tualatin Valley is exploding in the growing Oregon craft beer scene. Our breweries attract the serious beer connoisseur, as well as the casual beer aficionado. When it comes to spirits, our distilleries don’t just make gin, vodka, whiskey and brandy, they excel in it.

26 Hotels Map 53 List of Wineries 84 Scenic Routes & Trails Map 86 Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway Maps 88 Tualatin River Water Trail Map 90 Tualatin Valley Map 92 Visitor Information Centers On the cover: Alloro Vineyard by Jim Shea

Official Tualatin Valley Visitors Guide © 2019, Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA) Great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein. The WCVA assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Information contained herein is subject to change without notice. For additional information and resources, visit tualatinvalley.org.

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Production Team Photo Editor Carolyn E. McCormick President & CEO Writer/Editor Sylke Neal-Finnegan Vice President of Marketing & Communications Production Design Christopher Glawe Graphic Designer Contributing Editor Jackie Hagan Marketing & Communications Manager Proofreader Kailee Pence Administrative & Marketing Coordinator

Make Tualatin Valley Your Home Base for Exploring the Northwest! It is our pleasure to welcome you to Tualatin Valley, our little slice of heaven. Ours is a destination filled with vineyards and wineries, farms, golf courses, shops, main streets, festivals, restaurants and a variety of lodging options, and much of what makes Oregon a must visit destination. Nestled on the outskirts of the city of Portland, Tualatin Valley is unparalleled, and you’ll also meet some of the friendliest people in the Pacific Northwest, and the people who make this destination so great. We have taken great care to showcase our region, and as you dive into this guide, you will get acquainted with the wineries, breweries, outdoor activities, restaurants and shops here that make Tualatin Valley an ideal getaway. We are ready to help make your travels to and in Tualatin Valley easy and memorable, and we are looking forward to your visit here in Portland’s backyard.

Photographers Douglas Frierott Ken Kochey Jim Shea Additional Team Jason McGill Chief Financial Officer Josh Sanders Vice President of Sales & Destination Development Ariel Kanable Destination Development Coordinator Tracy Trathen Website Coordinator

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Meet Friendly Meet the people who make Tualatin Valley a warm and welcoming destination: Locals who love to meet visitors and talk about passions, from berry farming and cycling to worldclass winemaking and craft beer. Spend time with us and you’ll experience the warmth and kindness of Tualatin Valley.

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DAVID HILL WINERY FOREST GROVE, OR

WILLAMETTE RIVER PORTLAND, OR

Situated between Portland and the Oregon Coast, Soak in the Tualatin Valley Experience

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PORTLAND & MT. HOOD PORTLAND, OR

In Tualatin Valley, our Oregon, you

There’s so much to explore. And no

go at your own pace—slow if you

matter what you choose, you’ll

like. We’re a place built of friendly

uncover something memorable.

local communities, in a region of

Once you experience Tualatin Valley,

lush natural beauty.

you’ll know, Oregon is yours, too.

So, take a wander in the farmers

What is Tualatin Valley? Geo-

market. While away an afternoon

graphically speaking, the Tualatin

tasting wine. Bring your curiosity,

Valley is the heart of Oregon’s

your sense of wonder, and a pair of

Washington County. The Tualatin

comfortable shoes.

River runs through the valley with


Where in the World is Tualatin Valley, Oregon?

10 minutes west of Portland, Oregon 30 minutes from Portland International Airport (PDX) 50 minutes from the Columbia TUALATIN VALLEY SCENIC BIKEWAY BANKS-VERNONIA STATE TRAIL

THREE ARCH ROCKS / OREGON COAST TILLAMOOK, OR

River Gorge 80 minutes from the Oregon Coast 90 minutes from Mount Hood 4 hours from Smith Rock 5 hours from Crater Lake 5 hours from Painted Hills

For more information about the Tualatin Valley, attractions, activities, restaurants and hotels, visit tualatinvalley.org. TUALATIN RIVER / FARMINGTON PADDLE LAUNCH HILLSBORO, OR

Tualatin Valley is scenically situated between the city of the Tualatin Mountains–also known

Tualatin Valley has more than a

Portland and the Oregon

as the “West Hills” which is a

dozen cities, towns and neighbor-

Coast, providing visitors quick

natural border between Tualatin

hoods, each with its own flair and

and easy escapes to down-

Valley and the city of Portland–cre-

style. From bustling urban centers

town Portland, Astoria,

ating a north and east border for

to quaint rural communities, our

Cannon Beach and Seaside.

the region, and the Chehalem

cities, towns and neighborhoods

The majestic Mt. Hood is a

Mountains to the south. Tualatin

provide visitors with authentic

90-minute drive, as are

Valley is lucky enough to be a part

flavors of Oregon life.

Multnomah Falls, Hood River

of the northern Willamette Valley,

and the Columbia River Gorge.

which makes for rich soil and diverse winemaking opportunities.

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What’s New & Exciting in Tualatin Valley? Tualatin Valley is an ever-changing destination with new attractions entering the market, and these new attractions are generating buzz among visitors and locals alike. The “Third Wave” coffee trend continues to make its mark in

BG’S FOOD CARTEL

Tualatin Valley. Thornton Family Coffee Roasters (12420 SW Millikan

Oregon location opened in early

Square Road, Tigard; shopwashington

Way, Beaverton; thorntoncoffee.com)

2018. This innovative tea shop

square.com) opened its first Oregon

set up shop in Beaverton in 2018.

features milk teas, slushes, tea

location at Washington Square in

Coffee lovers will enjoy the

punches and yogurt teas, in

late 2018. Known for its xiao bao

handcrafted espresso beverages

addition to coffee drinks.

soup dumplings—noodle dough

and freshly brewed drip coffee

carefully filled with broth and

made from Thornton’s on-site

Two new craft breweries also opened, meat—Din Tai Fung also features

roasting plant and coffee lab.

further solidifying Tualatin Valley as a

soups, noodles and other

full-fledged beer destination:

specialties on its expansive menu.

• Hop Cycle Brewing Company

The food cart craze has hit Tualatin

Another trend making its way through Tualatin Valley are tea shops:

(13965 NW Main St., Banks;

Valley with Beaverton’s very first

hopcyclebrewing.com) is the city of

permanent food cart pod. BG’s

160, Beaverton; milkandt.com), a Los

Banks’ first craft brewery. This

Food Cartel (4250 SW Rose Biggi

Angeles-based, self-serve boba

perfect location, not far from the

Ave., Beaverton; bgfoodcartel.com)

bar opened its first Oregon

Banks trailhead of the Banks-

has more than two dozen food

location in downtown Beaverton.

Vernonia State Trail, is ideal for

carts, featuring a wide variety of

Milk+T features all-natural tea

cyclists who want to reward

local food and beverage options. In

drinks made with a variety of milk

themselves for a great ride.

addition to the carts, BG’s features

• Milk+T (4545 SW Angel Ave., Suite

and natural fruit syrups and other flavors. For the ultimate indul-

a bar with indoor/outdoor seating • Portland’s Ex Novo Brewing Company (4505 SW Watson

scoop of ice cream.

Ave., Beaverton; exnovobrew.com)

Big's Chicken (4570 SW Watson

selected Beaverton as its newest

Ave., Beaverton; bigschicken.com), a

• Kafé (1832a Pacific Ave., Forest

location for its hop-forward,

popular smoked-chicken spot that

Grove; drinkkafe.com) offers a

malt-forward and sour craft beers.

originated in Portland, opened in

tantalizing selection of specialty

The brewpub also will feature

historic downtown Beaverton in the

tea drinks made with exotic teas,

Detroit-style pizza.

summer of 2018. Signature chicken

such as matcha, anchan, and

sandwiches and "jo-jos" have

jasmine rose, and fair-trade teas

When it comes to food, things are

garnered a loyal following among

from Asia.

getting hotter in Tualatin Valley as

locals. Also, this restaurant has big

new and exciting food options are

street cred. The owners also run

now available throughout the area.

Portland mainstays Laurelhurst

• Kung Fu Tea (The Streets of Tanasbourne, 2185 NW Allie Ave.,

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with a rotating tap of beverages.

gence, try a tea with a creamy

Market and Reverend's BBQ.

Suite 710, Hillsboro; kungfutea.com)

Fans of Taiwanese cuisine rejoice.

has slowly made its way across

World-famous dumpling chain Din

the United States, and its first

Tai Fung (9585 SW Washington


WEST COAST GIANT PUMPKIN REGATTA

Festive Events, Cultural Gatherings & Celebrations of Culinary Bounty Festivals and special events are a

Washington County Fair (July) is

Oregon International Air Show

regular part of life in Tualatin Valley.

an annual carnival and traditional

(September) is an annual three-day

While not all of the area’s events

county fair with food, music and

event showcasing the best in

are able to be listed here, visit

entertainment, livestock, contests,

aviation and features high-adrena-

tualatinvalley.org/events-festivals for

vendors and more. bigfairfun.com

line jet teams and classic plane

more information about these

demonstrations. Previous perform-

events and for a complete list of

Sherwood Robin Hood Festival

ers have included the Canadian

events and festivals.

(July) is a charming medieval event

Snowbirds, Blue Angels and United

featuring a parade, archery

States Air Force Thunderbirds.

tournament, castle-building, live

oregonairshow.com

Totally Tualatin Valley: Signature Events

entertainment and revelry.

robinhoodfestival.org

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta (October) is the largest festival

Festival of Balloons in Tigard (June) is an annual weekend-long

Tualatin Crawfish Festival (August)

of its kind in the western U.S., and

event featuring early-morning

is a long-running festival featuring

features wacky boat races, where

balloon launches, evening “Night

crawfish and watermelon eating

boaters (often dressed in outra-

Glow,” carnival rides, live

contests, relay races, 5k and half

geous garb) navigate Tualatin

entertainment, soccer tournament,

marathon, and much more.

Commons Lake in 1,000-pound

5k run and more. tigardballoon.org

tualatincrawfishfestival.com

pumpkin “boats.” tualatinoregon.gov tualatinvalley.org

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Celebrate Diversity: Cultural Celebrations Annual Latino Cultural Festival

Beaverton Night Market (Summer)

(May) celebrates Latin culture with

is a celebration of the diversity of

a festival of food, entertainment, arts,

the city of Beaverton, complete with

a parade and soccer tournament.

global foods, entertainment and

hillsborochamberor.com/events

cross-cultural exchanges.

beavertonoregon.gov Annual Lu'au (April), presented by

During summer months, cities throughout Tualatin Valley

Na Haumana O Hawai'i, is a

Celebrate the festival of colors at

offer live music, live theater, art

celebration of Hawaiian culture and

Rang Barse Holi (April/May), an

Polynesian dance and music,

annual Hindu festival open to all.

walks and other outdoor

preceded by an authentic Lu'au

Joyful play, dance and a saturation

meal of traditional island cuisine.

of bright colors marks this festive

pacificu.edu/arts/luau

event. bollywoodmovez.weebly.com/

activities. Visit tualatinvalley.org for a complete list of events and festivals.

events.html Beaverton International Celebration (September)

Ten Tiny Dances (July) features a

celebrates the diversity of the city

rich mix of contemporary and

of Beaverton with a showcase of

traditional dances from myriad

many cultures through food, music,

cultural backgrounds to be

dance, art and interactive activities.

appreciated and celebrated.

beavertonoregon.gov

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OREGON LAVENDER FESTIVAL


Agricultural Events Oregon Lavender Festival (July) is an annual self-guided tour of lavender farms featuring activities, demonstrations, lavender picking, food, crafts and more.

oregonlavenderdestinations.com Smith Berry Barn Berry Festival (July) celebrates summer harvest, as berries take center stage on this 4th of July event, complete with live entertainment, berry treats and berry u-pick.

smithberrybarn.com Elephant Garlic Festival (August) is three days of music, food, a vintage car show, parade, entertainment and a celebration of all things garlic.

funstinks.com Oregon Heritage Farms Apple Fest (October) features tastings of more than a dozen apple varieties at this country-style festival, complete

SMITH BERRY BARN

with pony and hay rides and live music.

including the “Zwickelmania in the

Pass Roadhouse, is an annual

oregonheritagefarm.com

‘Burbs” shuttle tour.

noncompetitive celebration of

oregoncraftbeer.org/zwickelmania

beers from the region.

mcmenamins.com/roadhouse-brewfest

Heirloom Apple Fest (October) celebrates apple season and offers

Wilsonville Brew Fest

tastes of an array of heirloom and

(August) is a fami-

modern apple varieties picked fresh

ly-friendly annual

from the orchard, plus wine and

beer festival

beer tastings and live music.

featuring local

beer with locally-

smithberrybarn.com

breweries from

crafted sodas for a

around the

family-friendly event

Beer Festivals

Soda Festival (Summer) pairs Oregon craft

region, paired

for festival-goers of

with food and

all ages who want to

entertainment. Zwickelmania (February) is an

The Westside Beer and

wilsonvillebrewfest.com

annual backstage pass to Oregon’s

toast to great beer, cider, root beer and other artisanal sodas.

breweries, which also showcases

Roadhouse Brewfest (July),

many of Tualatin Valley’s breweries,

hosted by McMenamins Cornelius

deepspacebrewing.com/beer-soda-festival tualatinvalley.org

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Taste of Tualatin Valley: Wine Events Valentine’s Wine Loop (February)

Sherwood Wine Festival & Artisans

Forest Grove Uncorked! (August)

celebrates romance with a weekend

Fair (June) showcases local wines

celebrates Oregon wines (beers,

of special tastings and pairings at

and artisans during this two-day

too) during this annual tasting

select wineries.

festival. Taste the acclaimed wines

event on Main Street.

ardiriwine.com/valentines-wine-tastingloop/

from around the Willamette Valley,

fguncorked.com

North Willamette Wine Trail

including many located in the Sherwood area.

Taste the North Valley (August) is

sherwoodwinefestival.com

an impressive wine event featuring

Weekend (April) is a self-guided

more than a dozen Tualatin Valley

tour of more than a dozen wineries

Canines Uncorked (August) is a

wineries at a grand tasting situated

for a weekend of wine tastings,

unique event that invites wine

in Orenco Station, an urban

pairings, live entertainment and

lovers and their dogs to

community in Hillsboro. nwvintners.org

demonstrations, all for the price

participating wineries for a day of

of admission.

wine tasting, special

Thanksgiving Weekend in Wine

nwvintners.org

demonstrations, dog-friendly

Country (November) celebrates

activities and more.

the holiday season at the area

oregonhumane.org

wineries for a weekend of tastings,

Memorial Day Wine Weekend (May) celebrates the start of

tualatinvalley.org

summer with wineries open for a

Drink Pink Rosé Festival (July)

weekend-long open house

beckons visitors to sample the best

complete with tastings, pairings

of summer Rosé releases from a

For more events and festivals in

and more. tualatinvalley.org

host of Willamette Valley wineries.

Tualatin Valley, please visit

pattonvalley.com/events

tualatinvalley.org/events-festivals.

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pairings and festive offerings.


CITIES & TOWNS

RIDGEWALKER BREWING

Explore Tualatin Valley’s Warm and Welcoming Cities and Communities

We welcome you to explore our cities, towns, hamlets and enclaves, where you will be greeted with a smile and a story.

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In the northwestern part of the Tualatin Valley are two cities that are known for their stellar outdoor recreation. Banks and

Banks and North Plains: From Trestle to Tee

North Plains should be at the top of the

NORTH PLAINS

list for cyclists, thrill seekers and adventurers, as the

North Plains

opportunities here are unparalleled.

Surrounded by lush farmland, North Plains attracts throngs of sports

Banks

enthusiasts and thrill seekers who

Banks marks the start of the

flock to the area for its collection of

Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a

activities. Road cycling, zip lining at

21-mile linear trail open to cyclists,

Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour, and glider

hikers and horseback riders. This

plane rides at the North Plains

popular path was the state’s first

Gliderport satisfies the thirst

rail-to-trail project and remains one

for adventure.

of the most popular multi-use paths in the region. Enjoy the stillness of

visit instead of heart-pumping

the night and sleep under the stars

adventure, North Plains is home to

at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park.

one of Oregon’s most notable golf

Fuel up before your journey at

NORTH PLAINS GLIDERPORT

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For those who prefer a leisurely

courses, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

the Trailhead Café, serving home-

Disc golf is the name of the game

style comfort foods for breakfast

at Horning’s Hideout championship

and lunch. After an invigorating

course. For a treat, stop in at Abbey

ride, grab a pint at the new Hop

Creek Winery after a weekend

Cycle Brewing Company.

round of golf.

For more information about Banks,

For more information about North

visit the Oregon Banks Chamber of

Plains, visit the North Plains

Commerce (13480 NW Main St.,

Chamber of Commerce

Banks; oregonbankschamber.com).

(northplainschamber.org).


Discover the Treasures of Beaverton and Aloha, Gateway to Tualatin Valley

MAGOKORO RAMEN AT BG’S FOOD CARTEL

Nestled in the eastern edge of the

Several events throughout the year

specialty shops and hit the monthly

Tualatin Valley, the city of Beaverton celebrate this diversity, including

Beaverton FLEA Market (May-

and the community of Aloha are

the Ten Tiny Dances, a showcase of

September).

surrounded by farmlands and

dances from across the globe, and

natural resources.

the Beaverton Night Market, a

Aloha

festive evening of international

Aloha (pronounced “a-LOW-ah”) is

foods and entertainment.

an unincorporated community

Beaverton The vibrant city of Beaverton has

In the agricultural region of

located between the cities of

gained recognition in culinary circles

Beaverton, visitors can visit u-pick

Beaverton and Hillsboro. Aloha is

and has attracted many foodies to

farms and farm stores during

home to one of the region’s most

the area with its collection of ac-

summer harvest season. Farmers

prestigious golf courses, The

claimed restaurants, specifically its

and food lovers flock to downtown

Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club,

variety of authentic Korean eateries.

Beaverton throughout the year to

as well as the region’s first all-

As Beaverton grows, so does the

shop at Oregon's largest farmers'

accessible park, Mountain View

number of exciting new culinary

market, the Beaverton Farmers

Champions Park, with play areas

developments. New dining options

Market. As the gateway to Oregon

and sports fields designed for

include BG’s Food Cartel, the city’s

wine country, Beaverton also boasts

athletes of all abilities. When driving

first-ever permanent food cart pod

two wineries with tasting rooms—

through Aloha on Tualatin Valley

with more than two dozen carts, Ex

Cooper Mountain Vineyards and

Highway (Hwy 8), don’t forget to

Novo Brewing Company, which

Hamacher Wines—both located in

wave to Harvey the Rabbit, Aloha’s

opened its first location outside of

this lush agricultural area.

famous roadside attraction.

Portland, and Big's Chicken, another beloved Portland staple.

Beaverton’s Historic Downtown District and Central Beaverton offer

For more information about

many surprises, including history,

Beaverton and Aloha, visit the

culinary scene, Beaverton has the

art and culture. Flea market

Beaverton Area Chamber of

distinction of being the state’s most

aficionados in-the-know come to

Commerce (12600 SW Crescent St.,

ethnically diverse city in the state.

the area to visit quaint antique and

Suite 160, Beaverton; beaverton.org).

In addition to its expanding

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Wild About the Western Valley: Forest Grove, Cornelius and Beyond

Those who live and work here

opportunities, cyclists, birdwatch-

know that Forest Grove’s appeal

ers, hikers, swimmers and boaters

extends beyond its quaint down-

enjoy Gaston’s recreational areas

town to its rural, agricultural land-

such as Henry Hagg Lake and

scapes. This area boasts an impres-

Scoggins Valley Park, a popular

sive collection of six estate wineries,

spot for triathlons and other

as well as the region’s only saké

endurance sports. Visitors also

brewery, SakéOne. Tranquility also is

flock to Tree to Tree Adventure

not far away, with the meandering

Park, an aerial ropes course and

Located in the foothills of the Coast

trails and peaceful sounds of the

zip-line park located minutes from

Range at the base of the Tillamook

water garden at Fernhill Wetlands,

the lake.

State Forest, the western part of

designed by Hoichi

Tualatin Valley provides some of

Kurisu, who also

Cornelius

the area’s best outdoor recreation,

architected the

The agricultural

wine and more.

famed Portland

community of

Japanese Garden.

Cornelius is where

Forest Grove

rolling hillsides,

The growing city of Forest Grove is

Gaston

vineyards and farms

home to Pacific University, and is a

Located south of

abound. Situated in

destination with a lot of history,

Forest Grove is the

the Chehalem

from having some of the oldest

small city of Gaston,

vines in the valley at David Hill

the smallest city in

Winery to boasting one of the

Tualatin Valley. Despite its small

(AVA), Cornelius is home to four

oldest educational buildings west

population, there is no shortage of

wineries. Visitors can also visit

of the Mississippi, College Hall (at

places to visit in northern Gaston,

u-pick farms such as Unger Farms,

Pacific University). Forest Grove’s

as this area is home to four

sample wines at several wineries, or

Main Street houses a collection of

acclaimed wineries, each producing

play a round at one of the Pacific

charming shops, a summer farm-

a variety of wines, including Pinot

Northwest’s oldest golf courses,

ers’ market and innovative and

Noir, from their estate vineyards.

Forest Hills Golf Course.

notable restaurants.

HENRY HAGG LAKE

Mountains American Viticultural Area

With miles of outdoor recreation

Gales Creek UNGER FARMS

Located just outside of Forest Grove is Gales Creek, home to one of the region’s most popular sites, Gales Creek Campground. This rustic campground (open mid-May to October) is situated along Gales Creek, a popular spot for catchand-release fishing. Gales Creek also is close to wineries and tree farms. For more information about Forest Grove, Cornelius and surrounding areas, visit the Forest Grove/ Cornelius Chamber of Commerce (2417 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove;

visitforestgrove.com).

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When it comes to innovation

From High Tech to Low Tech: Find Innovation in Hillsboro, Helvetia and Scholls

in the craft beer scene, Hillsboro is Tualatin Valley’s “beervana.” The city has multiple breweries centrally located within three miles of each other, as well as several wineries that are a stone’s throw from downtown. In downtown, Main Street Hill-

Smack dab in the heart of Tualatin

sboro is the city’s cultural

Valley, the city of Hillsboro and its

center, with attractions such as

surrounding communities are

the Walters Cultural Arts

among the oldest in the state. At

Center, which features art

the turn of the 20th Century, it was

exhibits and live performances,

a rural outpost; today Hillsboro is

and the prestigious Bag&Bag-

the capital of the “Silicon Forest,”

gage Productions, one of the

named for the abundance of some

Portland area’s most acclaimed

home to several farms, including the

of the biggest and brightest names

professional theater companies.

famed Roloff Farms, the aromatic

in technology that call Hillsboro

Main Street also hosts two farmers

Helvetia Lavender Farm and the

“home.” In the hamlets of Helvetia

markets, Saturday’s Hillsboro

rustic Helvetia Winery. Helvetia

and Scholls, the old-time, rural

Farmers Market (May-October) and

marks the start of the Vineyard and

atmosphere still exists.

the Hillsboro Tuesday Market

Valley Scenic Tour Route, which

(June-August). This bustling down-

includes historic site Old Scotch

Hillsboro

town is also ushering in a new era of

Church (located west of Helvetia),

The friendly folks of Hillsboro know

innovation. Businesses such as

one of Oregon’s oldest churches still

that there are gems—literally—in

D'Anu Wines, Study of Sweets

in use. Several of the pioneers who

their backyard, and there is an

chocolate shop, Perks of Art indoor

came over on the Oregon Trail—in-

assortment of authentic places to

art market, and Insomnia Coffee,

cluding Joseph Meek—are buried in

discover. The Jackson Bottom

home to Dapper & Wise Roasters’

the church’s cemetery.

Wetlands Preserve, attracts hun-

coffee roasting facility, have made

dreds of birds—and bird watchers—

this changing area their home.

while the Smithsonian-affiliated Rice

OLD SCOTCH CHURCH

Scholls Located south of downtown

Northwest Museum of Rocks and

Helvetia

Hillsboro, the agricultural communi-

Minerals attracts rock hounds with

Located north of downtown Hills-

ty of Scholls (pronounced SH-olls)

the largest collections of rocks and

boro, Helvetia (pronounced Hel-

is abundant with charm and

gems in the Pacific Northwest.

VAY-sha) is an agricultural area

hospitality. Also on the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route, Scholls is home to several rural treasures, including the South Store Café, Smith Berry Barn, Rowell Brothers u-pick farm and Raptor Ridge Winery. For more information about Hillsboro area, visit the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce (5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy., Ste. A, Hillsboro;

JACKSON BOTTOM WETLANDS PRESERVE

hillsborochamberor.com). tualatinvalley.org

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Welcome to Sherwood, an Old Town with Modern Sensibilities

Located in the southern portion of

archery tournament with

Tualatin Valley, the small city of

Nottingham, England.

Sherwood is a place steeped in

Adding to the quaint charm of

tradition, yet has evolved into a

Sherwood in its outer rural core are

charming destination for travelers

Christmas shop Sleighbells, road-

looking for Americana. Old Town

side farm store the Red Berry Barn,

Sherwood is the community center.

and the Tualatin River National

Antique and specialty shops and

Wildlife Refuge, which hosts an

historic buildings recall small-town

annual bird festival each May.

living from another era.

Located in the Chehalem

Popular gathering

Mountain American

places, such as Symposium Coffee, a

Viticultural Area (AVA), Sherwood is one of

locally owned

the fastest growing

coffeehouse, 503

wine destinations in

Uncorked wine

the northern Willa-

tasting bar, Rallison

mette Valley, with

Cellars wine tasting

seven (and counting)

room, and Smockville Brewhouse are must-see stops

vineyard-estate wineries. Additionally, Sherwood’s

while perusing quaint shops and

agricultural region also is growing,

galleries in Old Town.

with several u-pick farms, such as

Each July, the Robin Hood Festival pays homage to the

Sherwood Orchards, and tree farms dotting the landscape.

fictional Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men in the streets of Old

For more information about

Town. As one of the oldest and

Sherwood, visit the Sherwood

most unique community events in

Chamber of Commerce (22566 SW

the state, this two-day festival

Washington St., Sherwood;

features a crowning of Maid Marian

sherwoodchamber.org).

and her court and an international

SMOCKVILLE BREWHOUSE

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TUALATIN RIVER

Visit Tualatin Valley’s Own Twin Cities: Tigard and Tualatin

provide access to the Tualatin River,

Tualatin

a calm waterway that is popular

The city of Tualatin (pronounced

with paddlers.

Too-WALL-uh-tin) is notable for its relation with the Ice Age Floods.

Tigard

Explore this history at the Tualatin

Tigard (pronounced TIE-gurd) has

Heritage Center, or trek along the

Here in Tigard and Tualatin, shop-

a community that is devoted to the

Greenway Trail, where interpretive

ping is the top attraction, and

arts, with the only professional

signs tell the tale of this prehistoric

outdoor recreation is a close

musical theater company in the

event. Tualatin also is a fast-grow-

second. Located just south of

region, Broadway Rose Theatre

ing destination for craft brewers, as

Portland, these "twin" cities wel-

Company. Tigard also boasts a

the city boasts two breweries:

come visitors with its mix of

distillery—Rose City Distilling—a

Stickmen Brewing Company and

high-end shopping, relaxing

retail store for internationally

Ancestry Brewing.

outdoor recreation, lively arts

acclaimed tea maker, Stash Tea,

scene, and a growing beer culture.

and two breweries, FlyBoy Brewing

Commons, is a promenade and

Collectively, Tigard and Tualatin

The city’s town center, Tualatin

and Max’s Fanno Creek Brew Pub.

plaza complete with a three-acre

are home to the region’s premier

A reinvigorated downtown Main

lake surrounded by a collection of

tax-free shopping destinations:

Street is home to sculptures and

shops, restaurants and a lakeside

Washington Square, Bridgeport

glass art, as well as local favorites,

hotel, The Century Hotel. This lake

Village, and the Portland region’s

such as Symposium Coffee and

is home to the famous West Coast

only Cabela’s Sporting Goods

Tigard Taphouse.

Giant Pumpkin Regatta.

connects these two cities is the

For more information about Tigard,

For more information about the city

Tualatin River. Tigard’s Cook Park

visit the Tigard Chamber of

of Tualatin, visit the Tualatin Cham-

and Tualatin’s Brown’s Ferry Park

Commerce (12345 SW Main St.,

ber of Commerce (8101 SW Nyberg

and Tualatin Community Park

Tigard; tigardchamber.org).

St., #102; Tualatin; tualatinchamber.com).

store. Another attraction that

tualatinvalley.org

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VANGUARD BREWING

Family Fun and Tasty Adventures Await in Wilsonville

WILLAMETTE RIVER

Situated in the southernmost

course, IPAs. Wilsonville also is

corner of Tualatin Valley, the city of

home to McMenamins Old Church

Wilsonville offers both the comforts

and Pub, a family-friendly eatery

of a big city and the qualities of

located in a renovated historic

small-town life. Here, a collection of

church, with a brewery in the

attractions and restaurants beckon.

former church’s basement daycare.

The Family Fun Center is, as the

When it comes to outdoor

name implies, an entertaining

recreation, Wilsonville is not to be

indoor/outdoor center for all ages,

ignored. An extensive trail system

complete with bumper boats, rock

throughout the city provides many

wall, laser tag, miniature golf and

opportunities to explore the natural

arcade. The motorsports museum

beauty of the area, by bike or by

World of Speed celebrates

foot. Several river access points and

everything fast. The museum’s

boat ramps allow water buffs to

carefully curated exhibits allows all

access the Willamette River.

history of auto, boating and

For more information about

motorcycle racing history.

Wilsonville, visit explorewilsonville.com

Sample the tastes of Wilsonville

Chamber of Commerce (8565 SW

Brewing shares its fun and

Salish Ln. #150, Wilsonville;

experimental beers at its cozy

wilsonvillechamber.com).

Wilsonville taphouse, while Vanguard Brewing brews a variety of beers from pale ales and wheat beers to reds and porters, and, of 18

or contact the Wilsonville

through its taprooms. Ordinance

Willamette River photo by Adam McKibben/Explore Wilsonville Vanguard photo by Richard Bacon/Explore Wilsonville

audiences to explore the rich


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Explore Tualatin Valley’s Hotels and Lodging

Stay the night, extend your stay and take in all the sights Tualatin Valley has to offer. Free and ample parking, rates to meet every budget, warm hospitality, plus well-appointed rooms and amenities are among the perks of staying here.

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HOTELS

IN BEAVERTON AND ALOHA

The Beaverton area offers an assortment of hotels designed to fit all tastes and budgets. Hotels in Beaverton offer easy access to highways, and include some of the closest hotels to Portland, without all of the hassle of big-city parking. POOL

Beaverton Budget Inn 13295 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton; 503-646-2158

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The Beaverton Budget Inn provides an economical choice for visitors, close to some of Beaverton’s best restaurants, and accommodations near the heart of Beaverton.

Comfort Inn & Suites Beaverton - Portland West 13455 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy., Beaverton; 503-643-9100; choicehotels.com/oregon

Close to the MAX light-rail line, the Comfort Inn and Suites Beaverton Portland West makes traveling around the Portland metro area easy and affordable. The three-story hotel includes a seasonal pool and game room for the kids.

Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast of Oregon 17290 SW Alvord Ln., Beaverton; 503-747-2345; cornerstonebedandbreakfast.com

This bed-and-breakfast provides a peaceful countryside stay. Each room in this three-room farmhouse-style bed-and-breakfast sleeps two comfortably and contains its own private entrance and bathroom.

Courtyard by Marriott - Portland Beaverton 8500 SW Nimbus Ave., Beaverton; 503-641-3200; courtyard.marriott.com/pdxcy

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The ideal location for an overnight stay. This property is a short drive to many of the area’s attractions, such as Washington Square shopping center, wineries and downtown Portland.

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland - Beaverton 15402 NW Cornell Road, Beaverton; 503-614-8100; doubletree3.hilton.com

A warm chocolate chip cookie awaits you at the check-in desk of the DoubleTree by Hilton. Corporate travelers make good use of the complimentary shuttle service that runs within a five-mile radius of the hotel, transporting guests from business to business.

Extended Stay America Portland Beaverton 158th 875 SW 158th Ave., Beaverton; 503-690-3600; extendedstayamerica.com

Find the comforts of home at the Extended Stay America where a fully-equipped kitchen, workspace, and pet-friendly environment will set you at ease. Housekeeping service, laundry facilities, and complimentary grab-and-go breakfast adds convenience to comfort.

Extended Stay America Portland Beaverton Eider Court 18665 NW Eider Ct., Beaverton; 503-439-1515; extendedstayamerica.com

Hotel amenities are mixed with the coziness of home at the Extended Stay America. Make yourself comfortable with the fully-equipped kitchen, modern workspace, laundry facilities and complimentary grab-and-go breakfast. This is a non-smoking hotel.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Portland West/Beaverton 15583 NW Gateway Ct., Beaverton; 503-972-0048; marriott.com/pdxfh

Located in Oregon’s “Silicon Forest,” this hotel provides comfortable studio suites for respite between nearby work places, tax-free shopping, and golf courses. The expansive continental breakfast buffet will sustain you for your next adventure.

Hilton Garden Inn - Portland/Beaverton 15520 NW Gateway Ct., Beaverton; 503-439-1717; hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Minutes from downtown Portland, the Hilton Garden Inn provides relaxation and hospitality via its warmly decorated rooms. Business travelers appreciate the ergonomic chairs and high-speed Internet. After a long day, take a dip in the indoor whirlpool.


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Homewood Suites by Hilton Hillsboro/Beaverton 15525 NW Gateway Ct., Beaverton; 503-614-0900; homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

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Homewood Suites boasts spacious oneand two-bedroom suites near Hillsboro's "High Tech Corridor." Guests will feel at home with a kitchenette, and the hotel offers daily hot breakfast, and an evening social, Monday through Thursday.

Motel 6 Beaverton 12255 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton; 503-646-4131; motel6.com

Kids under 17 stay free with an adult family member. Complimentary coffee will be sure to perk up your mornings. This is the perfect getaway for families traveling on a budget.

Peppertree Inn 10720 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton; 503-641-7477; peppertreeinn.com

Peppertree Inn has remodeled its dog-friendly rooms with new décor and premium bedding (no cats, please). A flower-lined patio and courtyard overlooks a heated swimming pool and hot tub.

Quality Inn Aloha 3333 SW 198th Ave., Aloha; 503-642-1124; choicehotels.com

Quality Inn Aloha is a wonderful choice for economically conscious visitors. This eco-friendly hotel model includes many amenities.

Rodeway Inn & Suites 10207 SW Park Way, Portland; 503-297-2211; choicehotels.com/oregon

A quick 10-minute drive from downtown Portland, this is an ideal location at an affordable price. Enjoy free coffee, as well as other amenities. Group and extended stay discounts are available.

Shilo Inns Beaverton 9900 SW Canyon Road, Portland; 503-297-2551; shiloinns.com

The hotel boasts a relaxing garden area, a fireplace lounge, on-site steakhouse, cigar bar and beautiful outdoor pool.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Portland Beaverton 3900 SW 114th St., Beaverton; 503-605-9368; marriott.com

Beaverton’s newest hotel comes with fully equipped kitchens, comfortable living areas and high-speed Internet access. Relax by the fire pit and outdoor pool, or work out in the fitness center. Close to downtown Portland and many of Tualatin Valley’s top attractions. tualatinvalley.org

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HOTELS

IN HILLSBORO

Situated in “Silicon Forest,” Hillsboro’s hotels are perfect for business travelers. However, you don’t have to be here on business to enjoy the comfortable luxury you will find in these hotels. POOL

Aloft Hillsboro - Beaverton 1705 NW Amberglen Ct., Hillsboro; 503-277-1900; alofthillsborobeaverton.com

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The Aloft is a stunning, new 137-room property featuring many of the modern services and amenities for which the brand is known. This hip new hotel also has an indoor pool, on-site bar, local live music and free parking.

Comfort Inn Hillsboro 3500 NE Cornell Road, Hillsboro; 503-648-3500; choicehotels.com

Located in the heart of Oregon’s “Silicon Forest,” the Comfort Inn also boasts proximity to world-class golf courses and wineries, as well as the Washington County Fair Complex. Sofa sleepers, wet bars, and whirlpool bathtubs are available for added luxury.

Courtyard by Marriott Portland Hillsboro 3050 NW Stucki Pl., Hillsboro; 503-690-1800; courtyard.marriott.com/pdxhs

Located smack-dab in the middle of “Silicon Forest,”this is a great location for both work and play. Whether traveling to the airport, a business meeting or a Hillsboro Hops game, the nearby MAX light rail makes it easy to take advantage of public transportation.

EconoLodge Inn & Suites - Hillsboro 622 SE 10th Ave., Hillsboro; 503-640-4791; choicehotels.com/oregon

Minutes away from the Hillsboro Civic Center and charming downtown Hillsboro, the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is equipped with all the necessities for a successful vacation or business trip.

Embassy Suites Portland/Hillsboro 20001 NW Tanasbourne Dr., Hillsboro; 503-718-0007; embassysuites3.hilton.com

Embassy Suites provides all-suite accommodations. Guests can reach nearby Beaverton and downtown Portland via the MAX Light Rail line or unwind in the inviting atrium. Enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, and beverages at the Evening Reception.

Extended Stay America Portland - Hillsboro 19311 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro: 503-439-0706; extendedstayamerica.com

Take care of business in a relaxed style while staying at the Extended Stay America. These pet-friendly studios come with a work space and fully-equipped kitchen. Additionally, complimentary printing is available for all of your career needs.

Hampton Inn & Suites 19999 NW Tanasbourne Dr., Hillsboro; 503-718-0006; hamptoninn3.hilton.com

Close to shopping, dining and entertainment, Hampton Inn is ready for business and pleasure. Guests enjoy close access to tax-free shopping at The Streets of Tanasbourne shopping center, Hillsboro Hops baseball games and more.

Hillsboro Budget Inn 432 SE Baseline St., Hillsboro; 503-648-3168; budgetinnhillsboro.com Holiday Inn Express - Hillsboro 5900 NE Ray Cir., Hillsboro: 503-844-9696; ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

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Only a few blocks from the picturesque Main Street, the Hillsboro Budget Inn offers spacious, economical rooms.

Positioned close to some of the area’s big name companies and sports complexes, Holiday Inn Express is a newly-renovated property. Business travelers love the 24-hour business center, while families delight in the “kids-stay-free” policy.


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Holiday Inn Portland West Hillsboro 2575 NW Aloclek Dr., Hillsboro; 503-640-1745; ihg.com/holidayinn

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The new Holiday Inn offers contemporary furnishings and amenities. Located near The Streets of Tanasbourne shopping center, amenities include room service, on-site marketplace and complimentary transportation within a three-mile zone.

Larkspur Landing - Hillsboro 3133 NE Shute Road, Hillsboro; 503-681-2121; larkspurhotels.com/Hillsboro

Close to golf courses, wineries, and some of the nation’s top companies, the Larkspur Landing goes to great lengths to ensure that guests can take full advantage of work and play during their stay. Pet-friendly rooms are fully-equipped with kitchens that will make any stay great.

Residence Inn by Marriott - Portland West 18855 NW Tanasbourne Dr., Hillsboro; 503-531-3200; marriott.com/pdxhb

Whether on an extended stay for work or pleasure, Residence Inn combines creature comforts with all-star service. Prepare meals in the fully-equipped kitchens, or indulge in a hot breakfast buffet, evening Manager’s Reception or grill in the property’s barbecue area.

Residence Inn Portland Hillsboro/Brookwood 3160 NE Brookwood Pkwy., Hillsboro; 503-844-7777; marriott.com/pdxbw

As one of Hillsboro’s newest lodging options, Residence Inn encourages guests to make themselves at home in spacious suites with many amenities. Located in the heart of the “Silicon Forest,” prepare for a business meeting with a complimentary breakfast and unwind with weekday evening social hours.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Portland - Hillsboro 7351 NE Butler St., Hillsboro; 503-547-0202; marriott.com/pdxhl

SpringHill Suites is an award-winning hotel centrally located near the Hillsboro Hops ballpark, world-class golfing, and other top attractions. Located near the Orenco neighborhood, the hotel is close to numerous restaurants, wine bars and taprooms.

Staybridge Suites Hillsboro North 6225 NE Casper Ct., Hillsboro; 971-205-3980; ihg.com/staybridge

Hillsboro's newest hotel is an 80-room, all-suite, extended-stay hotel, with all the amenities perfectly suited for the leisure and business traveler. Located near the town of Helvetia, it’s close to some of the area’s best attractions.

The Dunes Motel 452 SE Tenth Ave. Hillsboro; 503-648-8991; hillsborodunesmotel.com

Travel as affordably as possible, using the nearby local transit, the MAX light rail, which has a stop nearby. The hotel is conveniently close to restaurants, coffee shops and drugstores, bringing all the necessities right to your door.

The Orenco 1457 NE Orenco Station Pkwy., Hillsboro; 503-208-5708; theorenco.com

A unique boutique hotel, The Orenco offers an unsurpassed level of amenities and luxuries, featuring comfortable suites with large flat-screen televisions, DVD players with DVD libraries, complimentary laundry facilities, concierge services upon request, and more.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott - Hillsboro 6550 NE Brighton St., Hillsboro; 503-268-6000; marriott.com/pdxts

TownePlace Suites by Marriott mixes neighborhood charm with suite-style hotel living. The nearby MAX light rail and the hotel’s free local shuttle service allow visitors to get to their next business meeting or area attraction in a snap. tualatinvalley.org

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Located south of Portland, the cities of Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville provide convenient lodging options, ideal for leisure and business travelers. These hotels are close to shopping and dining in Tualatin Valley.

HOTELS

IN TIGARD, TUALATIN & WILSONVILLE

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Best Western Plus Northwind Inn & Suites 16105 SW Pacific Hwy., Tigard/King City; 503-431-2100; bestwestern.com

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Best Western Plus Northwind Inn & Suites fuses modern amenities with eco-friendly practices. Take advantage of the hotel’s relaxing hot tub, free breakfast, and free Internet.

Century Hotel 8185 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Tualatin; 503-692-3600; thecenturyhotel.com

Overlooking the pristine Lake of the Commons, the remodeled Century Hotel is complete with new furnishings, and offers the ultimate experience for both leisure and business travelers.

Comfort Inn Tualatin - Portland South 7640 SW Warm Springs St.; Tualatin; 503-612-9952; choicehotels.com/oregon

Wake up to a complimentary hot breakfast and come back from a long day to find fresh-baked cookies. Visitors can also book suites with whirlpools and additional space.

Courtyard by Marriott - Tigard 15686 SW Sequoia Pkwy., Tigard; 503-684-7900; courtyard.marriott.com/pdxcs

Enjoy breakfast or dinner from the on-site hotel restaurant. Guests find added convenience from the on-site Starbucks Coffee and electric vehicle charging station.

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland – Tigard 9575 SW Locust St., Tigard; 503-624-9000; doubletree3.hilton.com

DoubleTree offers spacious suites featuring a wide array of amenities. For added comfort, this all-suite hotel offers an extended continental breakfast buffet for a fee.

Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square 9000 SW Washington Square Road, Tigard; 503-644-4000; embassysuites3.hilton.com

Indulge in a complimentary manager’s reception and full complimentary breakfast. A short walk to tax-free shopping and dining at Washington Square, the hotel has everything you need.

Extended Stay America - Portland - Tigard 13009 SW 68th Pkwy., Tigard; 503-670-0555; extendedstayamerica.com

Creature comforts are the norm at the Extended Stay America, where the amenities will make your long term stay an easy one. A fully-equipped kitchen and housekeeping services are available within each studio.

Holiday Inn Express - Portland South 15700 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Lake Oswego; 503-620-2980; ihg.com/holidayinnexpress

Find a restful night’s sleep at the Holiday Inn Express. Children under 18 are welcome to stay in their parents’ room for free.

Holiday Inn Portland South 25425 SW 95th Ave., Wilsonville; 503-682-2211; hiportlandsouth.com

This conference hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 5, close to shopping and restaurants. Experience deluxe accommodations and enjoy the on-site restaurant and lounge.

La Quinta Inn Wilsonville 8815 SW Sun Place; Wilsonville; 503-682-3184; lq.com

Located off Interstate 5, the La Quinta Inn offers quick access to all of the area's cities and attractions. Start the day with a free newspaper and breakfast.

Motel 6 Portland South - Lake Oswego - Tigard 17950 SW McEwan Road, Tigard; 503-620-2066; motel6.com

The family (and pet-friendly) Motel 6 is affordable and accommodating, and offers a kids-stay-free policy. Additional amenities include complimentary coffee and access to a coin-operated laundry.


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Motel 6 Portland - Tigard West 17959 SW McEwan Road; Tigard; 503-684-0760; motel6.com

DESCRIPTION

Free coffee, pet-friendly atmosphere and a “kids-stay-free” policy.

Motel 6 Portland - Wilsonville 25438 SW Parkway Ave.; Wilsonville; 503-682-2088; motel6.com

Motel 6 is the perfect place to catch a few restful and much-needed Z’s. Kids 17 and under stay free at this pet-friendly hotel.

Quality Inn Tigard - Portland 11460 SW Pacific Hwy.; Tigard; 503-245-6421; choicehotels.com

Nestled in a park-like setting, the Quality Inn Tigard is a quiet respite, in a walkable area, with first-rate restaurants, shopping and movie theater options nearby.

The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport 7265 SW Hazel Fern Road; Tigard/Tualatin; 503-968-5757; grandhotelbridgeport.com

Located in the Bridgeport Shopping District, The Grand Hotel offers luxurious business-class accommodations. Near shops, restaurants and movie theater.

Tigard Regency Inn 11455 SW Pacific Hwy.; Tigard; 503-246-8451

The Tigard Regency Inn hosts guests in pet-friendly, quiet and clean rooms, located within minutes of a movie theater, shopping and restaurants.

Washington Square Inn 10830 SW Greenburg Road, Tigard; 503-746-4477;

The Washington Square Inn is a fully renovated, 68-room hotel conveniently located near world-class shopping, dining and iFly Indoor Skydiving.

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HOTELS

FOREST GROVE

Forest Grove is home to one of Oregon’s most iconic destination hotels, as well as other hotels who provide Oregon hospitality to leisure travelers and parents, family and prospective students of Pacific University. POOL

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McMenamins Grand Lodge 3505 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove; 503-992-9533; mcmenamins.com/grand-lodge

This whimsical hotel is decorated with historic photographs and original art. New and newly renovated rooms include in-room bathrooms (European-style rooms with common, shared bathrooms also are available).

Best Western University Inn & Suites 3933 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove; 503-992-8888; bestwestern.com

This hotel is a choice pick for budget-minded visitors coming to enjoy the nearby Pacific University, golf courses, and other outdoor recreation. Fuel up for your day with a complimentary breakfast.

America's Best Value Inn & Suites- Forest Grove 3306 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove; 503-357-9000; redlion.com/forest-grove

One short mile from Pacific University is America’s Best Value Inn & Suites - Forest Grove, which provides a plethora of amenities for visitors, including an indoor heated pool and hot tub.

Budget Inn- Forest Grove 1925 C St., Forest Grove; 503-359-5766; budgetinnoregon.com

Situated just four blocks from the historic Pacific University, this hotel is a good location for those looking to mix urban amenities with quick access to the nearby rural setting.

Forest Grove Inn 4433 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove; 503-357-9700; forestgroveinn.com

Each room and suite includes air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable, refrigerator and microwave. Only two miles away from the historic Pacific University, and less than an hour from the Oregon Coast. tualatinvalley.org

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1 Quality Inn Aloha 2 Shilo Inns Beaverton 3 Comfort Inn & Suites Beaverton – Portland West 4 DoubleTree by Hilton Portland – Beaverton 5 Hilton Garden Inn – Portland/Beaverton 6 The Homewood Suites by Hilton Hillsboro/Beaverton 7 Courtyard by Marriott – Portland Beaverton 8 Fairfield Inn & Suites Portland West/Beaverton 9 Extended Stay America Portland Beaverton 158th 10 Extended Stay America Portland Beaverton Eider Court 11 Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast of Oregon 12 McMenamins Grand Lodge 13 Best Western University Inn & Suites 14 America’s Best Value Inn & Suites – Forest Grove 15 The Orenco 16 Larkspur Landing – Hillsboro 17 Comfort Inn Hillsboro 18 Embassy Suites Portland/Hillsboro 19 Hampton Inn & Suites 20 Holiday Inn Express – Hillsboro 21 Courtyard by Marriott – Portland Hillsboro 22 Residence Inn by Marriott – Portland West 23 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Portland – Hillsboro 26

24 TownePlace Suites by Marriott – Hillsboro 25 Extended Stay America Portland – Hillsboro 26 Holiday Inn Express – Portland South 27 The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport 28 Best Western Plus Northwind Inn & Suites 29 Quality Inn Tigard – Portland 30 DoubleTree by Hilton Portland – Tigard 31 Embassy Suites Portland – Washington Square 32 Courtyard by Marriott – Tigard 33 Century Hotel 34 Comfort Inn Tualatin – Portland South 35 Holiday Inn Portland South 36 La Quinta Inn Wilsonville 37 Residence Inn Portland Hillsboro/Brookwood 38 Holiday Inn Portland West – Hillsboro 39 Aloft Hillsboro – Beaverton 40 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Portland Beaverton 41 Staybridge Suites Hillsboro North 42 Extended Stay America - Portland - Tigard For a complete list of hotels and motels in Tualatin Valley, visit

tualatinvalley.org/hotels-motels/.


New Hotels Mean Even More Options to Stay and Play in Tualatin Valley

Hillsboro's newest hotel Staybridge Suites Hillsboro North (6225 NE Casper Court, Hillsboro; ihg.com/staybridge) is an 80-room, For the past couple years, Tualatin all-suite, extended-stay hotel, with Valley has experienced a hotel full kitchens, free breakfast and boom, with new hotels now open social happy hour, heated pool, for business, giving you even more exercise facility and all the amenioptions for places to stay in ties perfectly suited for the leisure Tualatin Valley. This boom is and business traveler. Located showing no signs of slowing as near the town of Helvetia, the more hotels are under construchotel is close to some of the area’s tion throughout the valley. best attractions, such as Topgolf, Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks Beaverton’s newest hotel, Marriott and Minerals, Helvetia Tavern, TownePlace Suites Portland Helvetia Winery and more. Beaverton (3900 SW 114th St., Bonus: The hotel is a short walk Beaverton; marriott.com) opened in from award-winning ABV Public the fall of 2018. Conveniently locat- House. ed near Oregon Highway 217, this 112-room, extended-stay, all-suite Coming soon in 2019 hotel features full kitchens, free • Staybridge Suites Hillsboro Wi-Fi, on-site laundry, free break• Hampton Inn Sherwood fast, fitness center, pool and more. • Home2 Suites Hillsboro Bonus: The new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant is located just steps from the hotel. tualatinvalley.org

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KILLIN WETLANDS NATURE PARK

Choose Your (Outdoor) Adventure Sure it’s a cliché, but in Tualatin Valley you really can pick your own adventure. We have rolling hills, wild canyons and just about everything in between. That means pretty much whatever outdoor activity gets you moving, you’ll be able to find it here.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

Pedal & Paddle Your Way Through Tualatin Valley

Choose your own outdoor adventure: by foot, on two wheels or even by horseback. From paved paths to exhilaratingly rugged terrain, we welcome wildlife lovers, cyclists, hikers and strollers (both kinds). Outdoor activity is an integral part of the Tualatin Valley lifestyle, and we invite you to experience it your way at whatever pace you choose.

Cycling

BANKS VERNONIA STATE TRAIL/BUXTON TRESTLE

Discover your pedal potential. There’s a trail for all types of

Creek Trail’s seven-mile singletrack

cyclists in Tualatin Valley, from little

for technical riding will have cyclists Beaverton; thprd.org) has an off-road

tykes on tricycles to veteran riders

on cloud nine. Similarly, look

bike skills parks for bikers of all

on supped-up two-wheelers. No

through the verdant forest of L.L.

ages and skill levels. Eichler Park

matter the path you choose, your

Stub Stewart State Park (30380

features a pump track, a type of

time on Tualatin Valley trails will not

NW Hwy. 47, Buxton; 503-324-

terrain for sport cyclists with dirt

just be a ride, but a journey.

0606; oregonstateparks.org) to find an

berms and jumps.

impressive system of trails—includ-

Park (13710 SW Farmington Road,

There are many ways to move

Situated in the scenic Scoggins

ing a freeride skills park—waiting

through and experience Tualatin

Valley Park (50250 SW Scoggins

for you.

Valley’s natural wonders. There are

Valley Road, Gaston; 503-359-5732;

Intermediate and advanced riders

few modes, however, that are as

www.co.washington.or.us/Support_ Services/Facilities/Parks/Hagglake/),

will brake at the chance to ride the

transformative and rewarding as

Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway

pedaling your own path. A bike seat

follow the soft bends around Henry

(read more on page 38), a gor-

is, in fact, the best seat in the house

Hagg Lake. This popular lakeside

geous, yet challenging 50-mile

for viewing Tualatin Valley’s

path welcomes a gentle breeze and

(80km) ride through the Tualatin

splendor. For more cycling routes,

soft dappled light throughout its

Valley countryside and forests.

visit tualatinvalley.org/cycling-in-the-

25-miles (40km) of road cycling.

Closer to the urban center, the

tualatin-valley.

Seasoned cyclists invite the

lush meadows surrounding the

challenge of elevation shifts and

Rock Creek Trail (Hillsboro; 503-

Hiking

hilly peaks (ending with well-earned

645-6433; thprd.org) are an enchant-

Life is a series of steps. It’s baby

views of the lake below them).

ing backdrop for a family-friendly

steps and giant ones. It’s steps via

ride. The paved five-mile (8km) trail

leisurely strolls and steps taken by

ride done until they are covered in

Some cyclists don’t consider a

is long enough to feel accom-

sweeping strides. Make your steps

dirt. Those adventurous riders love

plished, but short enough that

in Tualatin Valley special. Bring your

the prime mountain biking at Gales

young cyclists won’t feel deterred

curiosity, your sense of wonder and

Creek Trail (oregon.gov/ODF). Gales

by the length. Beaverton's Eichler

a pair of comfortable shoes. tualatinvalley.org

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Revel in the mist of a waterfall. That

trees, are a nature-made remnant

Difficulty: Moderate

is what you will find along the

of the Tillamook Burn fires of

Fee: $5 day-use parking permit

Storey Burn Trail in the Tillamook

1933-51. Today, this area stands as a

required

State Forest. The trail is a downhill

striking statement of nature’s

trek flanked by Oregon’s signature

beauty and resilience.

Douglas firs hovering above you

Step into the mountains, the forest and the well-traveled paths of

and a verdant sword fern forest at

Trailhead: Hwy. 6 at milepost 35

Tualatin Valley’s favorite hiking trails.

your feet.

Distance: 11.4 miles (18km)

Each step will bring you closer to

Difficulty: Moderate

wildlife, gurgling creeks, a waterfall

Trailhead: Hwy. 6 to milepost 33, turn

or two, and your hiking companion.

north onto Storey Burn Road and

Connecting the Banks Vernonia

travel 1.8 miles to the trailhead sign

State Trail to L.L. Stub Stewart

Water Adventures

Distance: 4.3 miles (6.9km)

State Park, Hares Canyon is a trail

Going from the treetops to the

Difficulty: Moderate

lush with local fauna and well-

riverbanks, Tualatin Valley’s serene

marked guideposts. With views

waterways offer popular Oregon

As your steps connect you from

from the Oregon Coast Range, plan

pastimes of kayaking, canoeing and

one scenic place to the next, the

plenty of rest breaks. After all, the

stand-up paddleboarding.

Storey Burn Trail intersects with the

views are your reward for a hike

Gales Creek Trail. The Gales Creek

well done.

Trail includes more small waterfalls,

The Tualatin River is a quick escape to low-key outdoor adventure. The Tualatin River, a tributary

as well as a glimpse into Oregon

Trailhead: L.L. Stub Stewart State

of the Willamette River, runs

history with its forest of snags. The

Park (30380 NW Hwy. 47, Buxton)

through Tualatin Valley. This calm,

snags, which are standing dead

Distance: 2.8 miles (4.5km)

meandering river is a popular water way for kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding, as well as for birding and wildlife viewing. This peaceful, meandering river moves slowly, making it as easy to paddle upstream as it is to paddle downstream. Advanced hikers can access the river’s spectacular Ki-a-Kuts Falls, a picturesque waterfall only accessible through a rugged hike through forests. (For a map of the Tualatin River Water Trail, see page 88.) Set in a peaceful valley with beautiful views of the forest and the Coast Range, Henry Hagg Lake (50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston; www.co.washington.or.us/

support_services/facilities/parks/ hagglake/) provides a much needed retreat from the everyday. Fish, swim, water ski, or simply float and watch the clouds roll by. (Life jackets recommended and are available lakeside.) TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST/GALES CREEK 30


Variety is the cornerstone of the

views of the changing seasons. A

Tualatin Valley experience. When it comes to the outdoors, you will find variety not just in what you experience here, but also in how you experience it.

two-hour tour with seven zip lines

Zip Across Tualatin Valley

ensures ample time to take in the awe-inspiring views of Brunswick Canyon. The zip tour crew prides themselves on working with people of all abilities, backgrounds and— perhaps most notably—fears.

The great outdoors is an integral

Afraid of heights? There has

part of the Tualatin Valley lifestyle,

never been a better place to

but it is up to you how to experience

conquer your fear. Tree to Tree

it. Pick your element: the air or the water. Choose from aerial zip-line adventures that will make

Aerial Adventure Park (2975 SW Nelson Road, Gaston; 503-357-0109;

beat or a tranquil

tree2treeadventurepark.com) is a

river paddle that will

bona fide “play-

your heart skip a

soothe the soul.

ground in the trees.” Open March

TUALATIN RIVER

Zip-Lining Adventures Open year-round, Pumpkin Ridge

During Summer Months, Boat Rentals are as Easygoing as the River Itself

through November, the family-friendly zip-tour includes six zip-lines,

Zip Tour (22616 NW Pumpkin

six aerial rope courses, and 10

Ridge Road, North Plains; 971-371-

tree-top obstacles. For an extra

3895; pumpkinridgeziptour.com) is a

dose of adrenaline, take a jump from

favorite way to catch sweeping

the 65-foot-high bungee plunge.

Tualatin River Rentals: • The Tualatin Riverkeepers (tualatinriverkeepers.org) rents boats on a first-come, firstserved basis at Tigard’s Cook Park (17005 SW 92nd Ave., Tigard; 503-718-2591; tigard-or. gov). Rentals available FridaySunday, Memorial Day to Labor Day. • Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe (aldercreek.com) offers a range of gear rentals at Browns Ferry Park (5855 SW Nyberg Ln., Tualatin. Boat rentals available daily, June-October.

Henry Hagg Lake Rentals: • Rent your lake gear—including stand-up paddleboards, pedal boats, tubes and more—at the lake at Robinson Family Lake House (50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Boat Ramp C, Gaston, Oregon; 503-992-1080).

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Explore the Jackson Bottom

Living in a Birder's Paradise

Way, Beaverton; 503-629-6350;

Hillsboro Hwy., Hillsboro; 503-681-

thprd.org/facilities/nature/nature-center).

6206; jacksonbottom.org) along four

Nearly five miles of trails (1.5 miles/

miles of walking trails. The preserve

2.4km of which are paved and ADA

is home to native plants, wildlife

accessible) meander through

and indigenous and migratory

evergreen and deciduous forests

birds, such as bald eagles, egrets,

and near creeks, wetlands and ponds.

Vibrant bird and wildlife habitats

and red-tailed hawks. Visit the

provide naturalists opportunities to

Education Center to view an

Tualatin River National Wildlife

spot flora and fauna, as the valley is

authentic bald eagle’s nest, which

Refuge (19255 SW Pacific Hwy.,

home to more than 200 species of

was recovered from the wild.

Sherwood; 503-625-5944; fws.gov/

birds, dozens of species of mam-

Killin Wetlands Nature Park

A variety of habitats make up the

refuge/Tualatin_River/), a sanctuary for

mals, many species of reptiles and

(46280 NW Cedar Canyon Road,

indigenous and migrating birds,

amphibians and more.

Banks; oregonmetro.gov/parks/killin-

waterfowl and mammals. The

wetlands-nature-park) is Tualatin

refuge is one of a handful of urban

abundant in Tualatin Valley, with

Valley’s newest attraction. Walk the

national refuges, and walking trails

several natural parks and preserves

trails, observe wildlife and enjoy

include a one-mile trail open

offering unique access to visitors

the views of rolling hills and admire

year-round.

who want to see wildlife in their

the beauty of the “Doves in the

natural habitats. Bring your binocu-

Window” quilt block pattern.

Access to wildlife viewing areas is

lars, scopes and cameras and head

Note: For the protection of

Red-tailed hawks, blue heron,

wildlife, dogs, horses and other

out on a wildlife adventure to

deer, squirrels, rabbits and reptiles

pets are prohibited from these

explore, discover and commune

find refuge in the Tualatin Hills

nature and wildlife parks.

with nature. Sitting atop a mountain overlooking the valley is Cooper Mountain Nature Park (18895 SW Kemmer Road, Beaverton; thprd.org/

parks-and-trails/detail/cooper-mountainnature-park), a park noted for its mosaic of distinct habitats: oak and madrone woodlands, native prairies, and conifer forests. With 3.5 miles (5.6km) of trails, visitors may spot a host of rare and native wildlife. Fernhill Wetlands (1399 SW Fern Hill Road, Forest Grove; fernhillnts.org) boasts a variety of open water sources providing safe haven to eagles, hawks, herons and migrating waterfowl, as well as beavers, minks, otters and many other animals. Approximately 1.25 miles (2km) of trails takes visitors to two viewing shelters that overlook the peaceful refuge designed by world-renowned landscape designer, Hoichi Kurisu. 32

Nature Center (15655 SW Millikan

Wetlands Preserve (2600 SW

TUALATIN RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE


GALES CREEK CAMPGROUND

emerald gem within Oregon’s

Hello, Starlight

• Hares Canyon Horse Camp,

camping options. The dense

located in L.L. Stub Stewart State

flora hangs low over the creek,

Park (Buxton; oregonstateparks.org;

which is a favorite fishing spot

available March to mid-October),

for a lazy afternoon.

offers universally accessible features that make horse

It starts with the campfire. After

For drive-up, hike-up and cycle-up

the marshmallows are roasted and

campgrounds, L.L. Stub Stewart

the embers are at a low glow,

State Park (30380 NW Hwy. 47,

that’s when it happens: the stars

Buxton; 503-324-0606;

State Forest (Cochran Road, 2.5

begin to sparkle in a way that feels

oregonstateparks.org; available yearround) offers a variety of campsite

miles west of Timber, Timber;

as though it’s just for you. From sleeping under the night sky to

options:

September), is a horse-friendly

stargazing out your window, we’ve got you covered.

• Reehers Camp in the Tillamook

503-357-2191; available Maycampground featuring equestri-

• Hikers can find hike-in sites deep into the park, while drive-in sites

Set up camp in the lush lands

camping easy.

an and non-equestrian campsites above the Nehalem River.

offer convenience.

between Portland and the Oregon

Pitch your tent in Tualatin Valley’s

Coast. The Tillamook State Forest

• Rustic wood cabins are ideal for

is one favorite nature destination

those who want to experience

stars. Spending some time in our

with multiple campgrounds:

the great outdoors with some

outdoors will give you the insider

extra amenities. Cabins include

Tualatin Valley experience. For

multiple bedrooms and the

more about camping in Tualatin

comfort of electricity.

Valley, visit tualatinvalley.org/camping.

• Browns Camp (Hwy. 6 Beaver Dam; 503-357-2191; available

campgrounds and sleep under the

April-October) along the Wilson River Highway (a.k.a. Highway

• RV travelers who like to camp

6) is a hub for ATV and

with the comforts of home can

4x4 enthusiasts.

camp in an RV site with full hookups.

• Gales Creek Campground (Wilson River Hwy. Milepost 35,

Equestrians, take advantage of not

Forest Grove; 503-357-2191;

one, but two full-service horse

available May-September) is an

camps in Tualatin Valley:

“ The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter.” - Henry David Thoreau

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members of the National Golf Club). Just 20 minutes from downtown

Hello, Birdie

Portland, The Reserve Vineyards

golfredtail.com). This public, 18-hole championship golf course has won accolades for its 80-stall state-of-

and Golf Club (4805 SW 229th Ave., Aloha; 503-649-8191;

the-art practice facility, driving TOPGOLF HILLSBORO

range and instructional technology.

reservegolf.com) offers

Located in the

When it comes to golf, variety is key.

play on two distinct

Choose from prestigious courses

championship

Hillsboro is

that challenge your long game or

18-hole courses.

Meriwether National

meticulously manicured greens for

agricultural area of

Stately trees line

Golf Club (5200 SW

your short game. Whether you get a

the one-hundred

Rood Bridge Road,

bogey or an eagle, the fun is playing

acres of rolling terrain

on our peaceful greens. We invite

at Forest Hills Golf Course

you to experience our golf courses,

(36260 SW Tongue Ln., Cornelius;

course features 27 regulation

where everyone is welcome.

503-357-3347; golfforesthills.com),

holes—as well as foot golf!—and is

Hillsboro; 503-648-4143;

meriwethergolfclub.com). The

located among scenic farmland.

rich with a mix of open spaces,

Framed by spectacular vistas and

This course was carved out in 1927,

trees and ponds.

quiet surroundings, Pumpkin Ridge

making it one of the oldest in the

Golf Club (12930 Old Pumpkin

Pacific Northwest.

Ridge Road, North Plains; 503-647-

For high-tech play, look no

For a complete list of golf clubs, courses and putting greens in

4747; pumpkinridge.com) is home to

further than RedTail Golf Center

Tualatin Valley, visit tualatinvalley.org/

the Ghost Creek course and the

(8200 SW Scholls Ferry Road,

golf-and-more.

exclusive Witch Hollow (available to

Beaverton; 503-646-5166;

Don’t have time to hit the links? Topgolf Hillsboro (5505 NE Huffman St., Hillsboro; topgolf. com/us/hillsboro) is an ideal spot to get your golf fix. Grab a bite, a drink and test your swings in the temperaturecontrolled hitting bays.

“ I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone’s game: It’s called an eraser.” – Arnold Palmer

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TOUR ROUTES & TRAILS

Scenic Rides: Trails and Tour Routes This is the Tualatin Valley experience – locals who love to meet visitors and talk about their passions. You’ll find great conversations about Oregon pioneers, organic produce, berry farming, and, of course, winemaking. Whatever your interest, you’ll find a warm welcome and friendly faces, just minutes away from Portland. We invite you to explore Tualatin Valley by foot, bicycle, car or horse. The pace is up to you.

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Here in our Oregon, we take our

featuring an abundance of farms

lush, scenic landscapes seriously.

and vineyards. In downtown Banks

So seriously, in fact, that we have a

is the trailhead for the popular

designated scenic byway, scenic

Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a

tour route and scenic bikeway all

21-mile (33km) car-free, rail-to-trail

here in Tualatin Valley! These state

pathway that leads to the town

-approved routes all have been

of Vernonia.

driven, tested and approved, and we can’t wait to share them

stop at Apolloni Vineyards (14135

with you.

NW Timmerman Road, Forest

Trees to Sea Scenic Byway One of Oregon’s newest designated scenic routes is the Trees to Sea

Grove; apolloni.com) and pick up a bottle or two of wine to commemorate your travels. Apolloni produces Italian-style wines that complement

TILLAMOOK CREAMERY

any visit to the coast. Enter the Tillamook State Forest,

guided tour, and the Blue Heron

Scenic Byway, which starts on

where you will soon come to the

French Cheese Company (2001

Highway 6 in the small town of

Tillamook Forest Center (45500

Blue Heron Road, Tillamook;

Banks, travels through the Tilla-

Wilson River Hwy., Tillamook;

blueheronoregon.com). Locally

mook State Forest, over the Oregon tillamookforestcenter.org) which houses

produced cheeses are the perfect

Coast Range, and leads straight to

interactive exhibits that tell the

complement to Apolloni wines!

the Oregon Coast. This 68-mile

stories of the area’s native tribes

(109km) drive showcases the

and early European settlers. The

Eats Along the Route

beauty of northwestern Oregon as

center also features a story of the

There are several places to stop

you drive from the valley through

historic Tillamook Burn, which

along the Trees to Sea Scenic Byway,

grand forests to the ragged coast-

through the hard work and dedica-

including two of Tualatin Valley’s

line of the Pacific Ocean.

tion of Oregonians, brought back

most under-the-radar (yet wildly

this thriving forest.

popular among those in the know).

Not-to-Miss Attractions Along the Route

city of Tillamook and venture to the

NW Wilson River Hwy., Gales Creek;

At the start of the byway is Banks,

Tillamook Creamery (4165 US-101,

outazablue.com) is a quaint restaurant

Oregon, an agricultural community

Tillamook; Tillamook.com) for a self-

situated on the Wilson River. Chef

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As you travel along Highway 6,

As you near the coast, stop in the

OutAZABlue Market Café (57625


Gabriel Barber works magic with a menu that changes with the seasons, and dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. The market side features snacks, wines, toiletries and other necessities for travelers. Also along the route is Coleman’s 9N Shady Rest (55660 NW Wilson River Hwy., Gales Creek). There is nothing “shady” about this restaurant, which is well known for its classic diner cuisine, such as chicken fried steak, meatloaf, open-faced turkey sandwiches and some of the best burgers on this side of the Oregon Coast Range. Learn more about the Trees to Sea Scenic Byway at tualatinvalley.org. See pages 84-85 for a map.

The Vineyard & Valley Scenic Tour Route

VINEYARD & VALLEY SCENIC TOUR ROUTE

signage, which will take you

made a comeback in this area, and

through rural communities and to

the tasting room at Helvetia

In Tualatin Valley, nature, agricul-

majestic scenic viewpoints, glimpse

Winery (23269 NW Yungen Road,

ture, history and wine are undeni-

a slice of life in the Oregon

Hillsboro; helvetiawinery.com) is

ably intertwined. Just minutes from

countryside along this rural driving

located in the 100-year-old former

nearby Portland, the Vineyard and

route, which showcases much of

house of Jacob Yungen, an early

Valley Scenic Tour Route showcas-

Tualatin Valley’s agricultural bounty.

Washington County winemaker.

es this special commingling of

In addition to farms, the route has

Further down the route, in the

attractions along its 60-mile

natural open spaces and scenic

community of Gales Creek, is

(96km) drive through the serene

viewpoints of the Cascade

Risdall Ranch Winery (6200 NW

Oregon countryside.

Mountains, including snowcapped

Gales Creek Road, Forest Grove;

Mt. Hood. The route also showcases

risdallranchwinery.com). This winery

day of discoveries, the Vineyard

the area’s historic sites, such as

boasts not only great wine, but an

and Valley Scenic Tour Route offers

pioneer cemeteries.

awesome Christmas shop, as well.

Best to be enjoyed during a full

a day of lush rural adventures. Stop

A few more miles down the route,

at diners, wineries, nurseries, u-pick

Wine Along the Route

in the community of Dilley, is

farms and farm stands, while

The hamlet of Helvetia starts the

Montinore Estate (3663 SW Dilley

experiencing Tualatin Valley's

northern part of the route. Prior to

Road, Forest Grove; montinore.com).

warm hospitality.

Prohibition, this area was known as

Established in 1982, this estate

“Grape Hill” due to its cottage wine

vineyard winery is the second

The Route at a Glance

industry. Most grapevines that

largest producer of biodynamic

Follow the Vineyard and Valley

existed at the time were destroyed

wines in the United States.

Scenic Tour Route via directional

during Prohibition. Today, wine has tualatinvalley.org

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Not-to-Miss Attractions Along the Route

Eats Along the Route

Learn more about the Vineyard and

One bite out of a Helvetia Tavern

Valley Scenic Tour Route at

Explore the grounds of the Old

(10275 NW Helvetia Road, Hills-

tualatinvalley.org. See pages 84-85 for

Scotch Church (30685 NW Scotch

boro) burger, and you will see why

a map of the Vineyard and Valley

Church Road, Hillsboro;

it continually lands on the top 10

Scenic Tour Route.

oldscotchchurch.org) and view the

list of best burgers in the Portland

interpretive panel, which provides a

region. This legendary hamburger

historical perspective about the

hot spot is home to the juicy

earliest settlers in Washington

“jumbo burger.” Bring your appe-

Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway

County, from the Atfalati tribe to the

tite and some cash, because the

If traveling on two wheels is your

arrival of early European settlers.

tavern doesn’t take cards.

thing, the Tualatin Valley Scenic

On the southern end of the route

Bikeway is the way to go. As avid

is Scholls, a former sawmill town

check out Midway Firehouse Pizza

cyclists are compelled to pedal

that is now home to many of

(14805 SW Hillsboro Hwy., Hills-

outside of their hometowns and

Tualatin Valley's most well-known

boro; midwayfirehousepizza.com). This

into new, exciting locations, many

farms. Smith Berry Barn (24500

firehouse-themed restaurant

find the perfect ride along the

SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro;

honors our first responders with

50-mile (80km) Tualatin Valley

smithberrybarn.com) occupies the site

pies such as "Hot Fireman,"

Scenic Bikeway. Intermediate and

of a former canning facility. Today,

"Smokejumper," and "Hook

advanced riders love not only the

the site is a bustling u-pick berry

and Ladder."

bikeway, but also the intriguing

and apple farm and country store,

Across the street from Smith

spots along the way.

and an interpretive panel

Berry Barn is the South Store Café

illustrating the rich agricultural

(24485 SW Scholls Ferry Road,

Rood Bridge Park (4000 SE Rood

history of Tualatin Valley is

Hillsboro; southstorecafe.com), a

Bridge Road, Hillsboro) and

installed here. Not far from the

popular local spot featuring

continues along nearly 30 miles

barn is Rowell Brothers Berry

housemade soups, salads,

(48km) of scenic farmlands. The

Farm (24100 SW Scholls Ferry

sandwiches, pastries and

final stretch of the bikeway takes

Road, Hillsboro; rowellbros.com), a

coffee drinks.

you along the Banks-Vernonia

berry u-pick farm.

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For a hot and cheesy pizza,

This 50-mile (80km) trail starts at

State Trail (trailhead located at NW


DUYCK’S PEACHY PIG FARM

Banks Road at New Sellers Road,

Nearby, the resting place of influen-

Knoll is Blizzard Wines (29495 SW

Banks; oregonstateparks.org), a 21-mile

tial Oregon pioneers from the 1700s

Burkhalter Road, Hillsboro;

tree-lined multi-use trail. With 12

can be seen at the Lewis Pioneer

blizzardwines.com; open Friday-

bridges and two railroad trestles,

Cemetery (near Burkhalter Road).

Sunday), one of the newest

this pastoral path takes you

The vast farmland features a

wineries in the valley. The tasting

through a stretch of open glades of

couple of u-pick farms, both from

room boasts spectacular views of

the green, pine-scented forests and

pioneering farming families in the

the Chehalem Mountain and tasty

across babbling streams. Some of

region. Duyck’s Peachy Pig Farm

red wines.

the area’s best wildflower and

(34840 SW Johnson School Road,

wildlife viewing is waiting for even

Cornelius; peachypigfarm.com) is a

sites, cycling in the northern

the most casual of adventurer.

farmstand and u-pick farm offering

direction of the route will unveil the

Rent or repair a bicycle at Banks

Beyond wine, farms and historical

seasonal u-pick and “already

natural beauty of Fernhill Wetlands

Bicycles (14175 NW Sellers Road,

picked” fruits and veggies. Just a

(1399 SW Fern Hill Road, Forest

Banks; call for hours, 503-596-

tad down the street from Duyck’s is

Grove; fernhillnts.org). The wetlands

2433; banksbicycles.com) located at

Unger Farms (34880 SW Johnson

include bike and pedestrian trails

the trailhead of the Banks-Vernonia

School Road, Cornelius; 971-285-

for exploring, making for easy bird

State Trail.

7507; ungerfarms.com), a farm, store

watching adjacent to the

and café that sells fresh berries,

Tualatin River.

Attractions Along the Route

produce, jams and gourmet foods,

With easy navigation in place, cyclists

as well sweet and savory treats.

can channel their energy toward

Speaking of pioneers, right on

The northernmost portion of the bikeway continues on to the 21-mile, car-free Banks-Vernonia

enjoying the historical and agricultur-

the route is Oak Knoll Winery

State Trail. This portion of the

al bounty surrounding them.

(29700 SW Burkhalter Road,

Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway is

Hillsboro; 503-648-8198;

suitable for all ages and abilities.

A history lesson on wheels, journey past the arrestingly beauti-

oakknollwinery.com; open daily), one

ful sight of the Old Farmington

of the area’s pioneering wineries.

Learn more about the Tualatin Valley

Schoolhouse (at the intersection of

Today, this winery produces a wide

Scenic Bikeway at tualatinvalley.org.

SW Rood Bridge Road and SW

variety of red and white varietals,

See pages 86-87 for a map of

Burkhalter Road), a one-room

as well as its signature berry wines.

Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway.

schoolhouse from the 1800s.

A stone's throw away from Oak tualatinvalley.org

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CAPTAIN’S STAR - DEMMIN FARM

Exploring History via Quilt Art: Tualatin Valley’s Quilt Barn Trail The nostalgia, heritage and history

while creating accessible public art

order whatever you needed…

of Tualatin Valley is illustrated by

and showcasing the art of quilting.

including your home. This long-

the barns and buildings that make

The Stories of the Quilt Barns

quilt block at Taghon Century Farm

Washington County. The trail is made up of nearly 60 hand-painted

A 1940s-era barn serves as the

Cornelius). The property includes

wood blocks affixed to barns and

ideal location for the “Crossed

several buildings from the original

buildings in rural Tualatin Valley.

Canoes” quilt block, located at

farm, as well as the Sears Modern

Each block has been hand-painted

Browns Ferry Park (5855 SW

Home.

in traditional quilt patterns, often

Nyberg Ln., Tualatin). Behind the

telling a story about the farm where

barn is the peaceful Tualatin River,

(35105 NW Zion Church Road,

it’s located. The patterned blocks

and the boat launch is nearby.

Cornelius; bloomingjunction.com/ wp)

up the Quilt Barn Trail of

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gone era is commemorated by the

along the trail highlight the valley’s

In the early 1900s, the Sears

agricultural and historical heritage,

catalog was the go-to place to

(1645 NW Cornelius-Shefflin Road,

Blooming Junction Nursery

celebrates the art of the flower with the “Black-Eyed Susan” block. Visit


the nursery for an up-close look at the farm’s many colorful flowers. The owners of A Blooming Hill Vineyard and Winery (5195 SW Hergert Road, Cornelius;

abloominghillvineyard.com) celebrate their New York roots with a "New York Beauty" block. This colorful block is among the most unique on the trail, plus you can visit the tasting room and sample some of their Oregon wines. Birds are given their due at Unger Place (10300 NW Gordon Road, Cornelius) with the quilt block “Tweet Sanctuary,” named for the site’s cedar trees that attract lots of birds, especially the red-winged blackbird, which is commemorated on the block. Woodpeckers also get the quilt block treatment at the Davidson Farm (16511 NW Davidson Road, Banks). Designed by local artist

DOUBLE WEDDING RING - PLUM HILL VINEYARDS & WINERY

Allison Rogers, the block, titled “Pileated Woodpeckers,” adorns

perfectly illustrates the vibrancy of

homage to the pattern created by

the barn on this century-old farm.

this farm, which grows and markets

women crossing the Oregon Trail.

The bright “Sunflower” quilt block

vegetables, fruits and nuts.

The “Eight-Pointed Star” at 2476

at Sun Gold Farm (6995 NW Evers

The "Double Wedding Ring"

Road, Forest Grove; sungoldfarm.com)

block is prominently displayed at

SW Old Highway 47 in Forest Grove was also inspired by the Oregon

Plum Hill Vineyards

Trail, as well as the “Covered

(6505 SW Old Hwy. 47,

Wagon” at 3150 NW Thatcher Road

Gaston; plumhillwine.

in Forest Grove, in honor of the

com). This romantic

farm’s owner’s great-grandfather

pattern has been

who came westward along the

around since the

Oregon Trail.

1920s, and is used here

Please note that Quilt Barn Trail

to commemorate the

is meant to be a driving route, and

marriage of the

several quilt barns are located on

property's owners.

private property, and access may

The Oregon Trail is

be limited.

an ongoing theme for

STAR OF MANY POINTS - VUYLSTEKE FARM

some of the quilt

For more information, or to request

blocks. The “Hovering

a Quilt Barn brochure, visit

Hawks” block at the

tualatinvalley.org/quilt-barn-trail, or visit

Simpson Century

the Westside Quilters Guild at

Farm (31535 SW

quiltbarnswc.blogspot.com.

Simpson Road,

See pages 84-85 for a map

Cornelius) pays

outlining the quilt barns. tualatinvalley.org

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ALLORO VINEYARD

Old Favorites & New Discoveries Pinot Noir put Oregon wine on the map, but did you know that dozens of other varietals are grown and made here? Whether your taste runs to the tried-and-true or the newest trends in winemaking, Tualatin Valley is the perfect place for your wine-centered adventure.

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in the northern Willamette Valley, Tualatin Valley is a wine growing area rich in Laurelwood soils, which

It’s the Soil that Makes Tualatin Valley’s Wine Spectacular

Meet Pinot Noir and Dozens of our Other Varietals

give our wines a unique and

Sure, Pinot Noir put Oregon

delectable flavor profile. From the

wine on the map, but it’s also

northern Chehalem Mountains to

the many other varietals that

the base of the Oregon Coast

our vintners are producing that

Range, you will find hillside vine-

are attracting wine lovers to

yards that produce a variety of

our wine country.

grapes from the terroir made up from these unique soils. The ease of life that’s characteris-

Here in Tualatin Valley, varietals such as Auxerrois, a white wine grape widely grown

tic of Tualatin Valley doesn’t stop

in the Alsace wine region, and

when you reach our wineries. We

Albariño, grown mostly in Spain

invite you to meet our winemakers,

and Portugal, may be tasted

enjoy relaxed conversation in a

alongside popular red wines,

truly beautiful setting, and, of

such as Merlot and Pinot Noir.

course, to try our world-class wines.

Riesling and Chardonnay are

The 33 wineries in Tualatin Valley

growing in popularity here, while

offer a wide variety to suit every

some wineries are experiment-

palate and budget. So whether you

ing with other lesser-known

want to enjoy your favorite varietal

varietals such as Nebbiolo, Tocai

or discover something new, Tualatin

Friulano, and Schönburger.

Valley’s vineyards are the perfect

WINERIES

Located in the Tualatin River Basin,

When it comes to wine in

place to share the beauty and

Tualatin Valley, experience more

bounty of Oregon’s wine country.

than Pinot Noir.

DAVID HILL VINEYARD & WINERY tualatinvalley.org

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• “Covered Wagon” block,

Quilt barns + Wine + Unexpected Pleasures

1196; abloominghillvineyard.com). This

Century Farm (3150 NW Thatcher

winery showcases a “New York

Road, Forest Grove)

Beauty” quilt barn, honoring the owners of the vineyard and winery

• An “Eight-pointed Star” pattern

who hail from the state of New

at the former L-Bar-T Bison

York. During business hours,

Ranch (43465 SW Hiatt Road,

sample A Blooming Hills selection

Forest Grove)

of wines, including the white blend,

Art and wine go hand-in-hand. Not

“Mingle.” (Open Friday-Sunday,

just for the elite, here in Tualatin

At Plum Hill Vineyards (6505 SW

12-5:30 p.m., or by appointment;

Valley art and wine are accessible

Old Hwy. 47, Gaston; 503-359-

tasting fee, $9)

to all who seek it. Tour the bucolic

4706; plumhillwine.com) sample wine

and welcoming rural Tualatin Valley

and enjoy the Double

and see the quaint quilt pattern

Wedding Ring quilt

artworks painted on “quilt barns”

pattern of the

while traveling to wineries in the

winery’s quilt barn,

heart of the Tualatin River basin.

while sampling Pinot

Finally, as you continue your journey, make sure to look for the following quilt barns:

Noir, Syrah and “Red

• A traditional

Start your journey in Forest Grove,

Velvet” dessert wine.

“Cross” pattern at St.

and as you explore Tualatin Valley's

Set in a farmhouse,

rural landscapes along a portion of

built on a historic dairy

the Quilt Barn Trail toward the first

farm. This dog-friendly

winery, keep an eye out for the

tasting room—complete with an

following barns:

outdoor dog run features red and

• “Butterfly Block” pattern at

Peter’s Lutheran Church (4265 SW Golf Course Road, Cornelius) • The colorful “Sunflower” block at

white varietals, and just introduced

the Blooming Nursery Farm

its newest varietal, Schönburger.

(4800 SW Golf Course Road,

VanderZanden Farm (2603 NW

(Open Monday–Saturday, from 11

Cornelius)

Hwy. 47, Forest Grove)

a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.; winter hours may vary; tasting

• A colorful “Sunset Block” at Nussbaumer Barn (40500 NW Osterman Road, Forest Grove)

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Hergert Road, Cornelius; 503-992-

depicting the Oregon Trail at

fees, $10) Next, travel to A Blooming Hill Vineyard and Winery (5195 SW

• A “Corn” block commemorating the history of the farm at Scholz Farm (2728 SW Golf Course Road, Cornelius)


By Appointment Only While most wineries in Tualatin Valley have regular tasting room hours, these wineries are open only by appointment or during special events (including Thanksgiving Wine Weekend and Memorial Day Wine Weekend). Freja Cellars (16691 SW McFee Pl., Hillsboro; 503628-0337; frejacellars.com) is a family-operated vineyard and boutique winery established in 1998. Freja produces Pinot Noir in the COOPER MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

classic Burgundian tradition. (Open by appointment only and during special events) west. The Cooper Mountain philos-

The Science of Sustainability: Biodynamic Wines

Oregon has been the leader in

ophy is to craft authentic wines

Gresser Vineyard (37245

with minimal intervention while

SW Nature Dr., Cornelius;

respecting the soils and climate

503-679-3497; gresservineyard.

they originate from, resulting in

com) is a small, family-owned

excellent organic and biodynamic

vineyard and winery

wines. (Tasting room open noon to

established in 1998,

5 p.m.; tasting fee, $15)

specializing in estate-grown

Montinore Estate (3663 SW

Pinot Noir. (Open by

sustainable growing practices for

Dilley Road, Forest Grove; 503-359-

decades. These practices include

5012; montinore.com) is an organic

techniques such as incorporating

and biodynamic vineyard and

Six Peaks Winery (19495

cover crops, using natural fertilizers

winery, located outside of Forest

Vista Hill Dr., Hillsboro;

and pesticides to ensure native

Grove. Montinore holds high

503-628-2986; sixpeakswine.

habitats, watershed quality and

standards in sustainable agriculture

com) also known as J. Albin

wildlife are protected, and to hold

and careful craftsmanship and is

Winery, Six Peaks Winery is

to a high standard of worker health

committed to creating balanced

a small, family-owned

and safety practices.

wines that are true to the vineyard’s

boutique winery in Hills-

Visit Tualatin Valley’s two biody-

appointment only)

characteristics. Nestled near the

boro. The winery specializes

namic and organic wineries and

foothills of the Oregon Coast

in producing handcrafted,

sample wines that are not only great

Range, Montinore has an impressive

estate-grown Pinot Noir,

tasting, but are also eco-friendly.

and diverse selection of organic

Pinot Gris, Rosé and spar-

varietals, including Pinot Noir, Pinot

kling wines. (Open by

(20121 SW Leonardo Ln., Beaverton;

Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Riesling.

appointment or during

503-649-0027; coopermountainwine.

(Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tasting

special events)

com) was the first certified biody-

fee, $10 - $15)

Cooper Mountain Vineyards

namic winery in the Pacific Northtualatinvalley.org

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Old Vines Make Great Wines The Tualatin Valley has been an

Forest Grove. He also planted an

another of the region's oldest and

assortment of white wine grapes,

most respected vineyard sites in

such as Gewürztraminer, Pinot

Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Wine

Blanc and Riesling, which are still

grapes from this 145-acre vineyard

on the property today. While Coury

have produced world-renowned

no longer owns the property, his

wines for more than 40 years.

legacy and contributions to Oregon

Today, the site is owned by

wine remain. (Open daily 11 a.m. to

Oregon's largest winemaker,

5 p.m.; tasting fee, $10)

Willamette Valley Vineyards, which

important part of the history of

The vines located at Risdall

Oregon. Some of the Pinot Noir

Ranch Winery (6200 NW Gales

historic vineyard. (Open Saturday–

vines remain among the oldest in

Creek Road, Forest Grove; 503-357-

Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m.;

the Willamette Valley,

6604; risdallranchwinery.com)

including one vineyard

date back to 1973 and

that was one of the

were planted by

first—if not the first—

tasting fees, $10–15) Planted in 1973, the 7.25 acres of vineyards at Ruby Vineyard and

original owners Harvey

Winery (30088 SW Egger Road,

Pinot Noir planted in

and Miki Shafer of

Hillsboro; 503-628-7829;

the Tualatin Valley

Shafer Vineyard

rubyvineyard.com) produces premium

more than 50 years ago.

Cellars. In 2016, the vineyard and winery were

David Hill Vineyard Winery

sold, and today, Risdall Ranch

Pinot Noir from some of the oldest own-rooted vines in the Chehalem Mountains. Enjoy the picturesque

(46350 NW David Hill Road, Forest

makes its own estate-grown wines,

views of Mt. Hood and taste Pinot

Grove; 503-992-8545 / 877-992-

including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay,

Noir from Old Vines, as well as

8545; davidhillwinery.com) boasts

Riesling and a Christmas mulled

Chardonnay and Rosé of Pinot Gris.

some of the oldest vines in the

wine (Glüwein). (Open Thursday-

Its new tasting room is a cozy,

Willamette Valley. Oregon wine

Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tasting

homey place to relax and share

pioneer Charles Coury arrived in

fee, $8)

tastes of wine. (Hours vary by

1965 and planted Pinot Noir grapes

Tualatin Estate Vineyard (10850

season; open Wednesday-Sunday,

with root stock from Alsace and

NW Seavey Road, Forest Grove;

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Monday and

Burgundy, and cultivated these

503-357-5005; wvv.com/Visit-Us/

Tuesday; tasting fee, $15)

Pinot Noir clones on the property in

Tualatin), established in 1973, is

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still produces wines from this


OAK KNOLL WINERY

Unique Varietals: Explore the Unexpected

RAPTOR RIDGE WINERY

Raptor Ridge Winery (18700 SW

cotta amphorae, an ancient Greek

Hillsboro Hwy., Scholls; 503-628-

and Roman vessel used to make

8463; raptorridgewinery.com) is making

wine. The result is rich, compelling

waves with its exceptional take on

and textured wines. (Open Fri-

unique varietals. This venerable

days-Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

winery, which has been producing

winter hours may vary; and by

wine for more than 20 years, has

appointment; tasting fee, $15)

never shied away from producing

Oak Knoll Winery (29700 SW

Old World varietals. Tempranillo,

Burkhalter Road, Hillsboro;

Grüner Veltliner, and Auxerrois—

503-648-8198 / 800-625-5665;

varietals not commonly found in

oakknollwinery.com) is one of Oregon’s

the northern Willamette Valley—are

pioneering wineries. Established in

Many wine makers throughout

among the favorite varietals here.

1970, early vintages were a variety

Oregon are inspired and influenced

(Open daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., open

of grape and fruit wines, a tradition

by the styles, varietals and

until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday;

the founding family’s second-gen-

winemaking techniques from the

hours may vary by season; tasting

eration continues to this day. Oak

“Old World.” Taste what happens

fee, $20)

Knoll has a diverse variety of

when the “Old World” pairs with

Beckham Estate Vineyard

wines—including Riesling, Pinot

Oregonian winemaking on this tour

(30790 SW Heater Road, Sherwood;

Gris, Pinot Noir, and sweet red

of unique varietals.

971-645-3466; beckhamestatevineyard.

wines. This is the only place in the

com) has employed an ancient

Tualatin Valley where you will find

technique to produce some of its

the delicious nectar of berry wines.

limited-production wines. Potter

(Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

and winemaker Andrew Beckham

summer hours may vary; tasting

creates his own handcrafted, terra

fee, $5) tualatinvalley.org

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A Taste of Italy

internationally acclaimed wines in

northern part of the Tualatin River

its modern tasting room, which

Basin, provides an ideal growing

overlooks the majestic and

climate for Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris

sustainably farmed Avellana

and Pinot Blanc varietals. Apolloni,

Vineyard. (Open daily 11 a.m. to 5:30 in its love for Italian varietals, also Inspired by Italy, these wineries

p.m.; tasting fee, $20)

grows and produces Pinot Grigio,

transport you to the Bel Paese, the

Sangiovese and Nebbiolo. (Open

beautiful country. Spectacular

daily, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tasting

views and exquisite wines are the

fee, $10)

hallmarks of these Tualatin Valley

Alloro Vineyard (22075 SW

wineries. Saluti.

Lebeau Road, Sherwood; 503-6251978; allorovineyard.com) features a

Ponzi Vineyards (19500 SW

Tuscan-inspired tasting room

Mountain Home Road, Sherwood;

overlooking its vineyard estate.

503-628-1227; ponziwines.com) has

Perched in the Chehalem

made an indelible mark on

Mountains, the cozy tasting room

Oregon’s wine industry. Established

and impressive views are the

in 1970, this family-owned winery—

Apolloni Vineyards (14135 NW

perfect pairing for Alloro’s delicate

now run by the second generation

Timmerman Road, Forest Grove;

wines, which includes Pinot Noir,

of winemakers—incorporates Italian

503-330-5946; apolloni.com)

Riesling and Chardonnay. For a

varietals in its diverse assortment

specializes in the sustainable

treat, try the dessert wine, Vino

of wines: Arneis and Dolcetto. Set

production of traditional Pinot Noir

Nettare, which means nectar wine.

atop a Northwest facing Chehalem

and Italian-style wines. Apolloni’s

(Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by

Mountains slope, taste Ponzi’s

40-acre vineyard, located in the

appointment; tasting fee, $20)

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ELK COVE VINEYARDS

Rosé All Day

In recent years Rosé has skyrocket-

estate-grown Pinot Noir using

elkcove.com) is continuing the

certified sustainable farming

tradition of producing excellent

practices. Patton Valley specializes

Pinot Noir with the second

in Pinot Noir, as well as other

generation of winemakers at the

Varietals, including Rosé. (Open

helm. Founded in 1977, this family-

Thursday–Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

run vineyard and winery sits atop a

tasting fees, $10)

knoll with breathtaking views of

Kramer Vineyards (26830 NW

vineyards and the valley, where you

ed in popularity in Oregon. So

Olson Road, Gaston; 503-662-

can sample Elk Cove’s Pinot Noir

much so, that each July, Patton

4545; kramerwine.com) is located just

Rosé. (Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Valley Vineyard hosts the Drink

outside Washington County, not far

tasting fee, $15)

Pink Festival, featuring 25 Oregon

from Elk Cove. Founded in 1984,

Rosé wine producers, in honor of

Kramer Vineyards also is a two-

Winery Ln., Beaverton; ponzivineyards.

this quintessential summer wine. If

generation family business, and

you can’t make the fest, you can

produces a diverse—and unique--

com/Visit/Historic-Estate; hamacherwines. com) is an artisan wine producer of

still enjoy the summer sips of Rosé

variety of wines. Do you like your

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling,

at these tasting rooms.

Rosé dry or sparkling? Kramer

and, yes, Rosé. Each spring,

Hamacher Wines (14665 SW

Vineyards offers both! (Open daily,

Hamacher hosts an open house

Patton Valley Vineyard (9449 SW

April through October, from 11:00

celebrating the release of its Rosé,

Old Hwy. 47, Gaston; 503-985-

a.m. to 5 p.m.; tasting fee, $10—$15)

complete with food pairings. (Open

Elk Cove Vineyards (27751 NW

Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5:00

3445; pattonvalley.com) is focused on producing fine hand-crafted,

Olson Road, Gaston; 503-985-7760; p.m.; tasting fee, $20) tualatinvalley.org

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ARDIRI WINERY & VINEYARDS

Wineries with a View Sometimes the best pairing is a

50

1982, Helvetia Winery is housed in a

result is lush, flavorful wines that

quaint farm cottage, where guests

artfully blend the complementary

can taste the winery’s Pinot Noir,

tastes of the two different wine

Gewürztraminer and Riesling.

regions. (Open Friday & Saturday, 11

(Open February through December,

a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5

Friday–Sunday, from 12-5 p.m.;

p.m. and by appointment; tasting

tasting fee, $10)

fee, $20)

Ardiri Winery & Vineyards

Visitors to the tasting room at

glass of wine and an amazing view.

(35040 SW Unger Road, Cornelius;

Blizzard Wines (29495 SW Bur-

When it comes to views, these

503-628-6060; ardiriwine.com), known

khalter Road, Hillsboro; 503-334-

wineries are notable for their

for its stunning views, frequently

8832; blizzardwines.com) rave about

incredible views.

appears on lists of Oregon wineries

the views here. With panoramic

with great views. Enjoy the post-

views of the valley, Blizzard’s new

Located in the foothills of the

card-perfect views of the Chehalem

tasting room is elegantly bathed in

Tualatin Mountains and surrounded

Mountains and Mt. Hood at the

white and cream colors, which pair

by Douglas fir trees, forests and

indoor/outdoor tasting room,

well with its big red wines and

vineyards, Helvetia Winery (23269

complete with fireplaces and fire

delicate Pinot Noir. (Open Fri-

NW Yungen Road, Hillsboro;

pits. This estate winery features wine

day-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

503-647-7596; helvetiawinery.com)

crafted from the grapes grown in

tasting fee, $15)

provides a unique pastoral wine

vineyards in the Tualatin Valley, as

A stone’s throw from Blizzard is

tasting experience. Established in

well as Napa Valley, California. The

Dion Vineyard (33155 SW Riedweg


Road, Cornelius; 503-407-8598;

Riesling and Chardon-

dionvineyard.com). Situated in the

nay. Enjoy the panoram-

Chehalem Mountains, overlooking

ic views from The

rolling hills and facing west, the

Piazza patio, complete

sunsets here are spectacular. For

with a fireplace and

more than 30 years three genera-

heaters. (Open daily,

tions have grown premium Pinot

from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay in

tasting fee, $20)

Dion’s 60-acre vineyard. Grapes

Settle into the cozy

grown in Dion’s sustainable vineyard

tasting room or the

are used by a variety of wineries

outdoor patio at Hawks

throughout Oregon, as well as in its

View Cellars (20210 SW

own estate wines. (Open Fri-

Conzelmann Road,

day-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

Sherwood; 503-625-

April-November)

1591; hawksviewcellars.

Another winery that often appears com) for views that will on “best of” lists for its views is

blow you away. Nestled

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate (20875

in the Chehalem

SW Chapman Road, Sherwood;

Mountains, this

503-625-6902; blakesleevineyard.com).

boutique winery and vineyard

purchased the property in 2017, and

Blakeslee has been producing wine

overlooks the valley below and

specializes in estate-grown Pinot

for more than a decade, and

boasts the perfect view of Mt.

Noir. (Open daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.;

focuses on sustainable practices,

Hood. Hawks View is owned by the

tasting fee, $20)

resulting in acclaimed Pinot Noir,

Ponte Family Estate, which

HELVETIA WINERY

BLAKESLEE VINEYARD ESTATE tualatinvalley.org

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503-389-0619; abbeycreekvineyard.com), lio includes Chardonnay, Pinot Gris,

Welcome to Our Main Street Tasting Rooms

Located in the heart of the city center, these wineries eschew the

the first African-American owned

Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, and more,

winery in the state. Abbey Creek

all made with sustainably farmed

produces handcrafted, premium

grapes sourced from vineyards

wine, with grapes grown at its

throughout the Pacific Northwest.

vineyard located just miles from the

Old Town Sherwood is home to

winery and tasting room. (Open

the tasting room for Rallison Cellars

Saturday and Sunday, from noon to

(16079 SW Railroad St., Sherwood;

5 p.m.; tasting fee, $10)

503-347-9173; rallisoncellar.com), a

In downtown Hillsboro’s main

boutique winery located on Parrett

view to focus on their wines and the

core is the newest winery in Tualatin Mountain. Here, visitors can taste

experience of an urban wine experi-

Valley: D’Anu Tasting Room and

Rallison’s wide variety of small-pro-

ence, without all the trappings of

Wine Bar (173 NE 3rd Ave., Hills-

duction wines, including Sauvignon

a big city.

boro; 503-746-4773; danuwines.org).

Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, and

Named after a Celtic goddess,

Albariño, as well as Pinot Noir.

D’Anu crafts its wines with “Alaskan

(Open Thursday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m.;

drag sits Abbey Creek Winery (31441

spirit and an Oregonian sense of

tasting fee, $10)

NW Commercial St., North Plains;

Mother Earth.” D’Anu’s wine portfo-

On the city of North Plains’ main

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Wineries at a Glance

Abbey Creek Winery​31441 NW Commercial St., North Plains, OR 97133; abbeycreekvineyard.com; 503389-0619; open Saturday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

D'Anu Wines 173 NE 3rd Ave., Hillsboro, OR 97124; danuwines.org; 503-746-4773; open TuesdaySaturday, 3-9 p.m.

Oak Knoll Winery 29700 SW Burkhalter Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123; oakknollwinery.com; 503-6488198; open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

David Hill Vineyard & Winery 46350 NW David Hill Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116; davidhillwinery.com; 503-992-8545; open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Patton Valley Vineyard 9449 SW Old Hwy. 47, Gaston, OR 97119; pattonvalley.com; 503-985-3445; open Thursday-Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Plum Hill Vineyards 6505 SW Old Hwy. 47, Gaston, OR 97119; plumhillwine.com; 503-359-4706; open daily; hours vary

Alloro Vineyard 22075 SW Lebeau Road, Sherwood, OR 97140; allorovineyard.com; 503-625-1978; open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dion Vineyard 33155 SW Riedweg Road, Cornelius, OR 97113; dionvineyard.com; 503-407-8598; open Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (April-November)

Apolloni Vineyards 14135 NW Timmerman Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116; apolloni.com; 503-3593606; open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elk Cove Vineyards 27751 NW Olson Road, Gaston, OR 97119; elkcove.com; 503-985-7760; open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ardiri Winery and Vineyards 35040 SW Unger Road, Cornelius, OR 97113; ardiriwine.com; 503-6286060; open Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Freja Cellars 16691 SW McFee Pl., Hillsboro, OR 97123; frejacellars.com; 503-628-0337; open by appointment

Rallison Cellars 16079 SW Railroad St., Sherwood, OR 97140; rallisoncellar.com; 503-347-9173; open Thursday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m.

Gresser Vineyard 37245 SW Nature Dr., Cornelius, OR 97113; gresservineyard.com; 503-679-3497; open by appointment

Raptor Ridge Winery 18700 SW Hillsboro Hwy., Newberg, OR 97132; raptorridgewinery.com; 503-628-8463; open daily; hours vary

Hamacher Wines 14665 SW Winery Ln., Beaverton, OR 97007; hamacherwines.com; 503-628-1910; open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Risdall Ranch Winery 6200 NW Gales Creek Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116; risdallranchwinery.com; 503-357-6604; open ThursdayTuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed January)

Beckham Estate Vineyard 30790 SW Heater Road, Sherwood, OR 97140; beckhamestatevineyard.com; 971-645-3466; open Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate 20875 SW Chapman Road, Sherwood, OR 97140; blakesleevineyard.com; 503-625- Hawks View Winery 20210 SW 6902; open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Conzelmann Road, Sherwood, OR 97140; ​hawksviewcellars.com; 503-625Blizzard Wines 29495 SW 1591; open daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Burkhalter Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123; blizzardwines.com; 503-3348832; open ​Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery 5195 SW Hergert Road, Cornelius, OR 97113; abloominghillvineyard.com​; 503-992-1196; open Friday-Sunday, 12-5:30 p.m. Cooper Mountain Vineyards 20121 SW Leonardo Ln., Beaverton, OR 97007; coopermountainwine.com; 503-649-0027; open daily, 12-5 p.m.

Helvetia Winery 23269 NW Yungen Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124; helvetiawinery.com; 503-647-7596; open Friday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Kramer Vineyards 26830 NW Olson Road, Gaston, OR 97119; kramervineyards.com; 503-662-4545; open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Montinore Estate 3663 SW Dilley Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116; montinore.com; 503-359-5012; open daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ponzi Vineyards Winery 19500 SW Mountain Home Road, Sherwood, OR 97140; ponzivineyards.com; 503-628-1227; open daily, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Ruby Vineyard & Winery 30088 SW Egger Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123; rubyvineyard.com; 503-6287829; open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Six Peaks Winery (formerly J. Albin Winery) 19495 Vista Hill Dr., Hillsboro, OR 97123; sixpeakswine.com; 503-628-2986; open by appointment Tualatin Estate Vineyard 10850 NW Seavey Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116; wvv.com/Visit-Us/Tualatin; 503-357-5005; open SaturdaySunday, 12-5 p.m.

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VERTIGO BREWING

Take a Tualatin Valley Beercation Beer in Tualatin Valley is a big deal. With nearly two dozen breweries in the valley alone, it’s a part of the vast Portland region beer lovers call a “Beervana.” Portland is one of the top cities for craft breweries, and Tualatin Valley’s proximity to this famous beer city has its perks.

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Binary Brewing Company is now

Peat" Scottish ale and the "Plan B"

Take a beercation to Tualatin Valley

brewing at Uptown Market (6620

pale ale, please many palates.

and explore the diversity of tastes

Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton;

(Open daily)

of Oregon beer. It can be a little

503-336-4783; uptownmarketpdx.com).

intimating to find and drink beer

Tualatin Valley's newest brewery is

here because there are so many

a start-up craft brewery that is

options. Many taprooms have

developing new beers and

dozens of beers available and craft

revitalizing classic styles

breweries rarely only make one

for modern tastes and

style of brew. IPAs rule here, but

features craft beers

brewery and

stouts and porters (even better

named for high-tech

taproom located

when infused with locally roasted

influences, such as

close to the trailhead

coffee), ambers, reds and pilsners

the "CTRL-ALT-DEL

and wheats are easy to find at

Stout." (Open daily)

these local craft breweries.

The New Kids on the Block

Deep Space Brewing is a family-friendly brewery

The bicycle-themed Hop Cycle Brewing Company (13965 NW Main St., Banks; hopcyclebrewing.com)

BREWERIES & SPIRITS

We've Got the Brews

brews hand-crafted seasonal ales, porters, and stouts at its new

to the BanksVernonia State Trail. (Open Thursday-Monday) 12-11 Brewing is a "nano

located inside of Out of This World

brewery" now brewing at Smock-

As a craft beer destination, Tualatin

Pizza (6255 NW Century Blvd.,

ville Brewhouse (22793 SW Pine St.,

Valley is growing and these additions

Hillsboro; 503-629-8700;

Sherwood; 503-610-1506; smockville-

to the local brew scene continue the

deepspacebrewing.com). The malt-

brewhouse.com). The brewery's slate

Oregon tradition of hand-crafted and

forward styles of Deep Space's

of beers include IPAs, a pale wheat

innovative beverages.

galactic brews, such "Marshian

ale, porters, saison and more.

HOP CYCLE BREWING COMPANY tualatinvalley.org

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Let's Hear it for the Masters

using fruit from nearby grape-

handful of beers, ranging from

Tualatin Valley plays a significant role

vines and the Barn Owl Bitter—

golden to Cascadian dark to extra

in Oregon’s craft beer origin story, as

named after the farmstead’s

strong bitter ales. (Open Tuesday-

these venerable breweries illustrate.

hooting inhabitants.

Sunday; ages 21 and older only) New to beer? Vertigo Brewing

Hailed as the founding father of

• John Barleycorns (14610 SW

(21420 NW Nicholas Ct., Suite D-6,

Oregon craft beer, Art Larrance, is

Sequoia Pkwy., Tigard; 503-684-

Hillsboro; 503-645-6644; vertigobrew.

still making waves with Cascade

2688; mcmenamins.com) was the

com) may be the perfect starter

Brewing's signature sour beers.

first McMenamins brewpub to be

location. The Apricot Cream Ale

Sample these pucker-inducing ales at

built from the ground up. Its

offers a taste of mellow fruit, and

The Lodge at Cascade Brewing (7424

six-barrel, on-site brewery is

the fruity Razz Wheat is a must-try.

SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Port-

visible from the public dining area. Seasoned and discriminating beer

land; 503-296-0110; lodgeatcascade.com).

drinkers also will find the perfect

Not that into sour beers? The Lodge • Oak Hills Brewpub (14740 NW

brew here. (Open Monday-Saturday;

also features Cascade's rotating list

Cornell Road, Portland; 503-645-

ages 21 and older only)

of beers, including IPAs and pilsners

0286; mcmenamins.com), is adored

and more.

for the colorfully painted fermen-

brewing style, Waltz Brewing (1900

tation tanks of the on-site brew-

A St., Forest Grove; 503-536-7693;

For more than 30 years, McMenamins

ery, affectionately dubbed

waltzbrewing.com) features a great

has been an integral part of Oregon’s

“Captain Neon’s Fermentation

variety of beers on tap that

craft brewery scene. Today, it

Chamber." This brewery originat-

represent the Pacific Northwest's

operates 26 breweries, where each

ed some of McMenamins’ most-

brewing styles, from hearty IPAs to

batch is handcrafted, bringing out

loved brews.

robust coffee porters. (Open

the unique qualities of each brewery

Tuesday-Saturday; ages 21 and

It's All About Beer Here

and individual brewery.

If you favor Pacific Northwest

older only)

The tap list is the only menu needed • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse &

at these breweries, as beer is the only

Imbrie Hall (4045 NW Cornelius

thing they serve. These taprooms are

Pass Road, Hillsboro; 503-640-

for adults 21 and older only.

6174; mcmenamins.com/CPR) reclaims a pioneer homestead of the 1850s There’s not an IPA in site at

the craft beverage scene in

into a rustic-chic brewery, distill-

Ambacht Brewing (1060 NE 25th

Oregon and onto many tap lists

ery and eatery. The brewery

Ave., Suite B, Hillsboro; 503-828-

throughout the region. Tualatin

pumps out some McMenamins

1400; ambacht.us). Ambacht uses

Valley’s contribution to the

classics, like the Old Samhain—

local and unique ingredients, such

craft cider scene is Xylem Cider

as cherries, ginger and

Works (14991 SW Tuala-

even matzah, to create

tin-Sherwood Road, Ste. 203,

its Belgian-style ales.

Sherwood; 503-862-3413;

(Open Wednesday-

xylemcider.com). Xylem opened in

Sunday; ages 21 and

early 2018, and showcases a

older only)

diverse array of ciders crafted

The diversity of brews

THREE MUGS BREWING CO. 56

Eye on Cider Hard cider has exploded onto

with ingredients sourced within

at Three Mugs Brewing

100 miles. Committed to

Co. (2020 NW Aloclek

sustainability, Xylem’s cidery

Dr., Suite 108, Hillsboro;

and brews embrace the beauty,

971-322-0232;

culture and flavors of the

threemugsbrewingco.com)

Pacific Northwest. (Tasting

will be sure to satisfy

room open Thursday-Sunday;

any beer drinker. Try a

hours vary)


town Beaverton showcases ExNovo’s flagship and seasonal brews, and brings tasty Detroit-style pizza to the region. For a complete list of taprooms and brewpubs through the Tualatin Valley, visit tualatinvalley.org/eat-drink/

breweries-taprooms.

Find Your Spirit in Tualatin Valley

WALTZ BREWING

It’s been more than 80 years since the end of Prohibition, and Oregon

Craft Brews and Tasty Grub

and IPAs to porters and stouts—and

has blossomed into a leader of

In Tualatin Valley, many of our

some surprises in between—this brew

craft beer, full-bodied wines and

breweries also run their own

pub will keep you "hoppy."

well-aged spirits. While the local

restaurants; a successful combina-

(Open daily)

craft spirits scene in Tualatin Valley

tion. These family-friendly establishments are open to all ages.

Taste the ever-popular "Mr. Toad's

is small, it’s big in tastes with a

Wild Red" at The Old Market Pub &

handful of producers that make or

Brewery (6959 SW Multnomah Blvd.,

taste their wares here. (Sorry, kids,

The worldly brews of Ancestry

Portland; 503-244-2337; drinkbeerhere.

these tasting rooms are for adults

Brewing (20585 SW 115th Ave.,

com). Old Market is known for its

21 and over only)

Tualatin; ancestrybrewing.com) are a

innovative brews, such as the "Hot

Big Bottom Distilling (21420

must-try here. Scottish Red, English Tamale," infused with fresh habanero

NW Nicholas Ct., Ste. D-9; Hillsboro;

Mild, Irish Red and Russian Imperial

bigbottomdistilling.com) is a full-fledged

Stout are just some of the hand-

and jalapeño peppers. (Open daily) If rounded, American-style,

distillery and its line includes

crafted beers found at this brewery.

hop-forward beers make your

bourbon, whiskey, gin and brandy.

(Open daily)

mouth water, head to Ridgewalker

(Tasting room open Saturday, 12-4

Brewing (1921 21st Ave., Forest

p.m., or by appointment)

Bethany Public House (4840 NW Bethany Blvd., Portland; 971-371-

Grove; ridgewalkerbrewing.com). IPAs

2954; bethanypublichouse.com) offers

rule the roost; however, Ridgewalker

Durham Road, Ste. 100; Tigard;

four of its own craft brews at its

has perfected its stouts, ambers

indiospirits.com) has been produc-

brew pub just outside of Beaverton.

and browns. (Open daily)

ing distilled spirits since 2004 (as

Red ale, IPA, and porters are just

For seasonal and experimental

Rose City Distilling (7272 SW

Indio Spirits), and produces

some of the styles you may find on

brews, try Stickmen Brewing

whiskey, vodka, rum, as well as

tap. (Open daily)

Company Tualatin Beer Hall (19475

fun specialty spirits. (Tasting

When searching for a second

SW 118th Ave., Ste. 1, Tualatin;

room open Thursday-Sunday)

location for its brewery, FlyBoy

stickmenbeer.com/home-beer-hall).

Brewing (15230 SW Sequoia Pkwy.,

Stickmen features a long list of

Ridge Town Center, 12325 SW

Tigard; 971-317-0137; flyboybeer.com)

award-winning craft brews—includ-

Horizon Blvd., #215, Beaverton;

chose Tualatin Valley. Sample

ing barrel-aged and nitro—and

steindistillery.com) originated in

Stein Distillery (Progress

FlyBoy's signature craft brews, such serves pizza from its wood-fired

Joseph, Oregon, and was Eastern

as Kölsch, Imperial IPA, and fruit

pizza oven, the perfect pairing.

Oregon’s first micro-distillery. The

beers. (Open daily)

(Open daily)

tasting room in Beaverton

The beers at Max’s Fanno Creek

Tualatin Valley’s newest brewpub

features a variety of spirits,

Brew Pub (12562 SW Main St., Tigard; is Ex Novo Brewing Co. (4505 SW

including whiskey, bourbon,

503-624-9400; fannocreekbrewpub.com)

Watson Ave., Beaverton; exnovobrew.

vodka, rum and cordials. (Open

come in all tastes. From golden ales

com). This spot in Historic Down-

Tuesday-Saturday) tualatinvalley.org

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FOREST GROVE FARMERS MARKET

Sink Your Teeth Into This You’re invited to reap the bounty of Tualatin Valley’s agricultural lands. Here you will find something truly special. You’ll find a kind greeting and easy conversation with a farmer. You’ll find flavorful berries and apples at farms where you pick your own fruit. You’ll find a wide assortment of locally produced goods at a friendly farmers market.

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In our Oregon, a trip to a farmers

evenings, mid-June through

(sherwoodmarket.blogspot.com;

market feels decidedly special. It's

August). These joyful markets

Saturdays, May-September)

not only an outdoor market, it's a

feature locally grown produce, live

features several local farms, food

festive atmosphere where you can

entertainment, classic car displays,

and artisan crafts vendors, and

chat with the farmer, learn why

regional crafts and more.

showcases live music from local

eating honey is good for you, or

Main Street Forest Grove gets

musicians.

gain some fun farm facts. It's also a

into the festival-like atmosphere on

place where you can get cooking or

Wednesday evenings for the

Additional markets, which are small

gardening tips.

weekly Forest Grove Farmers

in size, but big on taste, include:

The Beaverton Farmers Market

Market (adelantemujeres.org/fg-farmers-

(beavertonfarmersmarket.com; Satur-

market/; Wednesdays from May

• Aloha Community Farmers

days from February through

through October). On the first

Market (Thursdays, May-

November) is the granddaddy of

Wednesday of each month, Main

September)

Tualatin Valley’s farmers markets.

Street becomes extra fun with

Visitors will find locally grown fruits

downtown merchants opening their

and vegetables, artisan foods, jams,

doors for evening festivities, such

(Saturdays and Sundays, May-

pastas and handcrafted wine, beer

as wine tastings, live music and arts

October)

and cocktails created from locally

and crafts vendors.

produced spirits. During the summer months, Main

On Sundays, the Tigard Farmers Market (tigardfarmersmarket.org;

Street Hillsboro is transformed into

Sundays, May-October) welcomes

an outdoor festival with two

farms and artisans to showcase

markets during the peak season:

their goods. Fresh veggies and

Hillsboro Saturday Farmers'

fruits, honey, jerky, and more take

Market (hillsboromarkets.org; Satur-

over downtown Tigard.

days from April through October)

Each Saturday, Old Town

and Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace

Sherwood sets the stage for the

(tuesdaymarketplace.org; Tuesday

Sherwood Saturday Market

BEAVERTON FARMERS MARKET

AGRICULTURE

Straight from the Farm: Farmers Markets

• Bull Mountain Farmers Market

• Cedar Mill Farmers Market (Saturdays, May-October) • Orenco Station Farmers Market (Sundays, April-October) For a complete list of farms and farmers markets, visit tualatinvalley.

org/farmers-markets.

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Berries, Lavender, Peaches, Apples and More: Seasonal Guide to Tualatin Valley Farms From April through December, various crops are ready for picking throughout Tualatin Valley. From berries to pumpkins, the agricultural areas of the region provide fun and memorable hands-on experiences for visitors of all ages. With this handy guide, see what’s in season.

June-August: It’s a Berry Good Time for Berries June usually marks the start of berry season, with strawberries the first out of the gate. Sweet Albions and the cute, stout and juicy Hoods are the darlings of Oregon’s strawberry world. When summer is in full swing, several varieties of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries make an appearance,

SMITH BERRY BARN

keeping Tualatin Valley rich in berries until late August or later.

Pick a bushel of blueberries at

check website for hours and

Ferry Road, Beaverton; 503-628-

availability)

5418; hoffmanfarmsstore.com). This

With dozens of varieties to

farm grows several varieties of

choose from, take your pick of

berries, including strawberries,

berries and end your visit perusing

tayberries, blueberries and more.

the country store and sipping on a

Visit the farm store for ready-

berry shake at Smith Berry Barn

picked berries, berry jam, kettle

(24500 SW Scholls Ferry Road,

corn and freshly baked pies from

Hillsboro; smithberrybarn.com). Open

the on-farm bakery. (Open May-

nearly year-round, this farm also

October; check website for hours

offers u-pick tomatoes, apples,

and crop availability)

pears and more. (Open Febru-

Berries are the crop-du-jour at Rowell Brothers U Pick Or We Pick (24100 SW Scholls Ferry Road,

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summer. (Open June-September;

Hoffman Farms (22242 SW Scholls

ary-December; check website for hours and crop availability) Grab a bucket and pick your own

Hillsboro; rowellbros.com). The Rowell

strawberries at Unger Farms (34880

family has been tending this farm

SW Johnson School Road, Cornelius;

for more than 170 years, and they

ungerfarms.com) then order a sweet

know berries. The farms’

treat at the Berry Café and browse

blackberries, blueberries,

the gift items in the store. (Open

boysenberries, marionberries and

June-September; check website for

raspberries ripen throughout the

hours and crop availability)


June-July: Lavender Fields in Bloom

SW Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro;

persimmons and apples. (Open

The fresh, relaxing scent of lavender

503-628-2775; oregonheritagefarms.com)

July-October; check website for

fills the valley air during the mid-

is a 250-acre commercial apple

hours and crop availability)

summer months. Journey through

orchard. No u-pick is available here,

bucolic farmland to visit these

but you can buy ready-picked

For a complete list of farms, visit

lavender farms. From your visit, take

apples—10 varieties are grown

tualatinvalley.org/farms-and-markets.

home a bundle of freshly cut

here—and apple cider made from

lavender, dried and culinary laven-

the estate-grown apples. (Open

der, oils, soaps and bath products.

daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; August-

With more than 1,000 plants, lavender-infused products and a

Oregon Heritage Farms (22801

November) The family-owned Jossy Farms

This farm also has cherries, quince,

Pick a Peck of Pumpkins

tea pavilion, Helvetia Lavender

(31965 NW Beach Road, Hillsboro;

During the month of October,

Farm (12814 NW Bishop Road,

jossyfarms.com) is a best-bet for u-pick

the Tualatin Valley is awash in

Hillsboro; helvetialavenderfarm.com) is

Bartlett pears, tart Gravenstein

shades of orange. No, it's not

a popular stop for everything

apples and sweet Earligold

just the changing leaves of the

lavender. (Open weekends in June

apples. (Open June-September;

trees, it's the many pumpkin

and July; check website for hours

check website for hours and

patches that beckon you to visit.

and crop availability)

crop availability)

For a quick stop, pull into

Peaches, plums and pears are just

Roloff Farms (23985 NW Grossen Dr., Hillsboro;

Jackson School Lavender (10400

the tip of the iceberg at Sherwood

therolofffamily.com/farm). Best

NW Jackson School Road, North

Orchards (23995 SW Pacific Hwy.,

known for its nationally

Plains; jacksonschoollavender.com) and

Sherwood; sherwoodorchards.com).

televised series, "Little People,

choose from many varieties of

Big World," the farm offers a

lavender to create the perfect

carnival-like atmosphere

bouquet. (Open late-June through

complete with pumpkins.

late-July; check website for hours

Plumper Pumpkin Patch (11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass

and crop availability)

Road, Portland; plumperpumpkins.

At Mountainside Lavender (17805 SW Hillsboro Hwy.,

com) also provides a festive

Hillsboro; mountainsidelavender.com)

experience in October with its

Choose from more than 20 varieties

mazes, slides, tire garden and

of lavender available for u-cut. The

obstacle course, as well as

farm store also sells distilled

hayrides and more. Lee Farms (21975 SW 65th

lavender and other farm-made lavender products. (Open June-

Ave., Tualatin; 503-638-1869;

July; check website for hours and

leefarmsoregon.com) transforms

crop availability)

into a pumpkin paradise each fall, with a corn maze, hay rides,

August-November: Pick a Peck of Pears and Apples

pony rides, barrel wagon rides

As summer gives way to early

popular are Lee Farms’

autumn, stone fruits are at their

signature apple cider donuts

ripest. Peaches, pears and plums

and pumpkin donuts. (Open

are in season now and it’s time to

daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May-

and so much more. Even more

December)

visit a u-pick farm to pick your own or buy ready-picked treats.

MOUNTAINSIDE LAVENDER tualatinvalley.org

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Farm Finds: Alpaca Wool and Holiday Shops

Here in Tualatin Valley, farms aren’t

Hillsboro; alpacas.com). A portion of

just a place to pick up produce. Find

each sale of alpaca products goes

one-of-a-kind gift items, alpaca

to the Quechua Benefit, a nonprofit

yarn and other fun farm finds.

organization dedicated to help the Quechua people of Peru. (Open

Alpaca Yarn Creations

year-round, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.

Visit the barn store at Alpacas of

to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11

Oregon (21345 SW Aebischer

a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Road, Sherwood; 503-348-6954;

alpacasoforegon.com). This full-service

Holiday Goods

alpaca farm and store features

The Christmas Store at Risdall

alpaca wool yarn, fiber and hand-

Ranch (6200 NW Gales Creek Road,

knit items. Cozy up to a shawl,

Forest Grove; risdallranchwinery.com) has

poncho, vest, or sweater, lovingly

thousands of unique holiday orna-

knit using alpaca yarn. (Open

ments and European handcrafted

Saturday, 12-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.)

holiday décor, including whimsical

Stoneberg Alpacas Farm Store (28700 SW Farmington Road, Hillsboro; stonebergalpacas.com) is a

Thursday-Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) For more than 30 years Sleighbells

quaint country store, with a fun and

Farm and Gift Shop (23855 SW

fashionable selection of soft socks,

195th Pl., Sherwood; 503-625-6052)

shawls, gloves and hats. Cuddle up

has been the go-to shop for holiday

with a plush stuffed toy of an

décor and Christmas trees. As the

alpaca, appropriately made with

name suggests, this two-story store

soft alpaca wool. (Open Wednes-

features mostly Christmas décor,

day-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

but also boasts a large selection of

Find all things alpaca at

Halloween and Thanksgiving décor.

Northwest Alpacas/Paca Paradise

(Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July

Ranch (11785 SW River Road,

1st through December 23rd)

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German smokers. (Open year-round,


TAX-FREE SHOPPING

BEAVERTON FLEA MARKET

It's Never Tax Time Here Three words: No. Sales. Tax. Add the allure of free parking and it’s no mystery why shopping is one of Tualatin Valley’s prime attractions. What you will find here are two premium shopping centers to satisfy bargain hunters and fashionistas. Boutiques, big-box shops and more will satisfy your desire to shop ‘til you drop.

tualatinvalley.org

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WASHINGTON SQUARE

Big-ticket Items, Tax-Free Savings The open-air, European-style

when you shop for big-ticket items

Bridgeport Village (7455 SW

that means big savings! As the

Bridgeport Road, Tigard; bridgeport-

premier shopping destination in

village.com) features a unique blend

Oregon, Tualatin Valley has the big

of national retailers, including

names, the trendy shops, and the

Oregon’s only Saks Off 5th location.

must-get items. Plus, parking is

Excellent restaurants, a day spa,

ALWAYS free!

and a first-run multiplex movie

(19350 NW Emma Way, Hillsboro;

theater provide the makings for a

streetsoftanasbourne.com) is an

full day of exploration.

outdoor shopping center chock-

Oregon’s premier destination shopping center is Washington Square

Cedar Hills Crossing is home to nationally known retailers and a recent expansion added new shops and restaurants. • The Streets of Tanasbourne

full of big-name stores and

(9585 SW Washington Square Road,

In addition to destination shopping

acclaimed local and regional

Tigard; shopwashingtonsquare.com).

centers, the Tualatin Valley has

restaurants, providing for a

This indoor mall boasts more than

several smaller shopping centers

pleasant daytime or evening

170 retail stores, including Coach

that cater to the community with

shopping and dining experience.

and an Apple Store, five anchor

storefront parking and easier

stores—and the largest Nordstrom

access to stores for those who may

may receive visitor savings

in Oregon—and high-quality restau-

only want to shop at a couple

passes, which are good at

rants. Washington Square also has a

of stores.

both Tualatin Valley Macy’s

bonus for international visitors. Insider Tip: Washington Square

Insider Tip: Macy’s shoppers

locations at Washington Square

currency exchange kiosk on-site, a

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largest independent bookstore.

There is no sales tax in Oregon, and

• Cedar Hills Crossing (3205 SW

and The Streets of Tanasbourne.

Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton;

Learn more at visitmacysusa.com/

offers additional perks to out-of-

cedarhillscrossing.com) is notable for

visitor-savings-pass.

town visitors. For more information

the only non-Portland location of

about visitor savings, visit shop

the storied Powell’s Books, a

For more tax-free shopping, visit

washingtonsquare.com/VisitorIncentives.

smaller version of the country’s

tualatinvalley.org/shopping.


The Thrill of the Hunt: Antiques and Specialty Shops

• Aficionados of European and American post-modern furnishings will delight at the finds at Rose City

Experience the thrill of the hunt, the

Modern (12675 SW 1st St.,

excitement when you discover a rare

Beaverton), which houses a

find, a collectible that reminds you

satisfying collection of

of your youth, or the perfect me-

furniture and accessories.

mento of your Tualatin Valley trip. These antique and specialty shops

For Fans of Estate Sales

are ideal for those on the hunt for

Antique furniture, kitchen

something unique. Antique, vintage

wares, collectibles, clothing,

and collectibles shops are abundant

jewelry and more are what’s

here. Each shop has its own vibe,

in stock at these fine stores.

collections and genre of items.

For Fans of Midcentury Modern

• Le’Stuff Antique Mall (234 E. Main St., Hillsboro; 503-640-9197;

If you are mad for goods from the

lestuffantiques.com) is one of

mid-1900s, look no further than

Tualatin Valley’s largest

downtown Beaverton, where a

antique shops, with more than

duo of shops are popular stops

5,000 square feet of treasures.

CURIOSITIES

among hunters and seekers of vintage goods.

perfect Tualatin Valley souvenir or heartwarming gift. These shops fit the

• The Railroad Street Antique Mall

bill when it comes to unique goods.

(16167 Railroad St., Sherwood; • Curiosities (12705 SW

503-625-2246;

• The makers studio and artists

Beaverdam Road, Beaverton;

railroadstreetantiques.weebly.com) is a

collective, Perks of Art (384 E.

503-646-8653; curiositiesvintage.

haven for antique lovers, with

Main St., Hillsboro; perks-of-art.

com) showcases high-quality

collectibles from eras of long ago.

com), showcases local artisan

antiques, retro, mid-century and vintage treasures.

pieces, ranging from handcrafted • Beaverton's Union Vintage

products to fine arts.

(12725 SW Canyon Road, Beaverton; 321-289-9101) is a

• Beaverton's newest shop, Spool

cornucopia of steals and deals at

& Pen (12604 SW Farmington

this industrial-style shop with

Road, Beaverton; spoolandpen.com)

vintage signs, lamps and other

features handcrafted home

fun finds.

decor, jewelry, bags, cards and paper goods.

• Also in Beaverton, The Vault (12680 SW Farmington Road,

• Stylish décor is the specialty of

Beaverton; thevaultvintageboutique.

White Birch Design Company

com) specializes in high-end

(207 E. Main St., Hillsboro;

vintage clothing and accessories

whitebirchdesignco.com), where

from the '40s, '50s and '60s,

you’ll find one-of-a-kind pieces

each piece is curated specifically

for your home.

for the shop. For more inspiration, visit

For Fans of Artisan Markets ROSE CITY MODERN

tualatinvalley.org/shopping.

Handmade, artisan goods make the tualatinvalley.org

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RICE NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ROCKS AND MINERALS

Explore the Arts and Culture of Tualatin Valley From the canvas to the stage, Tualatin Valley is an artist’s enclave. Learn about the world around you at a world-class museum. Enjoy the top-notch performances of professional actors. Discover the visual works of local artists, or simply create your own work of art. It is all possible here.

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diversity of Tualatin Valley’s story,

It’s no wonder that museums begin

the Washington County Museum

with the prefix “muse” as visiting

(17677 NW Springville Road,

these houses of intrigue provide an

Portland; 503-645-5353;

endless spring of inspiration. The

washingtoncountymuseum.org) includes

relics stored inside our museums

exhibits on the area’s rich past and

are just as wondrous as the sights to be seen outside of their walls,

Dedicated to showing the

CLASSIC AIRCRAFT AVIATION MUSEUM

throughout the rest of Tualatin

exciting future. Visitors leave with a better understanding of the deep heritage and multicultural tapestry

Valley. The museums here celebrate

fossils and petrified wood at this

all forms of geekdom, ranging from

Smithsonian-affiliated museum.

geology to history to motorsports.

Walk through the rooms of the

the Classic Aircraft Aviation

Pick your passion and let the

unique 1953 ranch-style house to

Museum (3005 NE Cornell Road,

exhibits be your muses.

see the literal gems of the region.

Hillsboro; 503-693-1414) is an

The museums of Tualatin Valley

ARTS & CULTURE

Museums That Move You

Rev your engine for World of

of the region. Adjacent to the Hillsboro Airport,

up-close-and-personal experience

will move you—perhaps even

Speed (27490 SW 95th Ave.,

as the museum is a working hanger

tectonically speaking at the Rice

Wilsonville; 503-563-6444;

with dozens of vintage planes. This

Northwest Museum of Rocks and

worldofspeed.org). The museum drives, non-traditional museum keeps

Minerals (26385 NW Groveland Dr.,

flies and floats visitors through the

non-traditional hours; so, please

Hillsboro; 503-647-2418;

story of motorsports culture in the

call prior to visiting.

ricenorthwestmuseum.org). Whether or

United States and beyond. Hands-

not you’ve ever had a rock

on exhibits provide an exhilarating

For more museums to include on

collection, all will be impressed by

simulation of what it’s like to be a

your own itinerary, visit tualatinvalley.

this collection of gems, rocks,

race car driver.

org/museums.

WORLD OF SPEED tualatinvalley.org

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Let’s Get on with the Show You’ll hear “break a leg” quite often in Tualatin Valley as multiple plays,

stage” quite literally with unique performance venues. Venues may

musicals and other live performances a Broadway Rose Theatre

include an outdoor space or a bar

debut each month. Three acclaimed Company (broadwayrose.org) show.

where the actors drink beside you.

professional theater companies

The award-winning professional

The broken “fourth wall” provides

lead the way for thought-provoking

theater company produces a mix of

an experience instead of merely a

theater experiences. Additionally, a

classic Broadway hits, as well as

performance.

robust community theater scene

new works from up-and-coming

showcases the immense local talent

composers. The company’s

on spotlight with the Beaverton

and creativity of Tualatin Valley’s

renowned yearly youth theater

Civic Theatre (beavertoncivic

actors and artists.

program rightly celebrates the next

theatre.org). The community theater

generation of actors and audiences.

company has a seat for theatergoers

In its new home at The Vault

Family-friendly classics are often

Theatre, Bag&Baggage Productions Raising the curtain for well over 20

big and small, young and old. The

(bagnbaggage.org) provides an intimate years, Broadway Rose Theatre

company also debuts a few lesser

black-box venue for professional

Company has well-earned its title

known gems each year for its

theater. Plays range from raucous

as the Portland region’s premier

grownup crowd.

farces to provocative retellings of

musical theater company.

classic stage shows. No matter the

Experience Theatre Project

script, Bag&Baggage Productions

(experiencetheatreproject.org) takes

promises a fresh take on it.

Shakespeare’s “all the world’s a

BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY

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It is not uncommon for audience members to dance in their seats at

For more live theater options, visit

tualatinvalley.org/performing-arts.


ART ON BROADWAY

VALLEY ART GALLERY

Relish the Arts As artists of the region know, the

The heart of Beaverton’s histori-

Be Your Own Artist

beauty of Tualatin Valley can be

cal district is home to decidedly

Tualatin Valley’s do-it-yourself

expressed through many mediums.

modern art. Right along the quaint

studios have professional

Galleries throughout the valley are

downtown street, Art on Broadway

artists on-hand to lead you

yet another way to see and

(12570 SW Broadway St., Beaver-

through the steps to creating a

experience the rich texture, history

ton; artonbroadway.net) exhibits new

masterpiece of your very own.

and spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

work from both local and

Live Laugh Love Art (9160

award-winning artists. Each month,

SW Hall Blvd., Tigard; 503-244-

Craft (8245 SW Barnes Road,

the gallery celebrates newly exhibit-

7811; livelaughloveglass.com) has

Portland; ocac.edu) is a point-of-

ed artists with a free reception.

private and group workshops

The Oregon College of Art and

pride for Tualatin Valley. How could

Since 1966 in historic downtown

for all types of art forms,

it not be? The school—and its

Forest Grove, more than 200 artists

including glassblowing and

esteemed Hoffman Gallery and

from the Pacific Northwest have

welding. Make a reservation

Centrum Gallery—are a thriving,

shown their art at Valley Art Gallery

and challenge yourself to learn

creative pulse throughout the

(2022 Main St., Forest Grove;

a new artistic skillset.

Oregon arts community.

valleyart.org). While you’ll find some

Tualatin Valley’s newest

high-brow art on the gallery’s walls,

painting studios–Wine & Design

Art (Pacific University, 2043

Valley Art also celebrates street art

(18041 SW Lower Boones Ferry

College Way, Forest Grove; pacific.

as it hosts September’s annual

Road, Tigard; wineanddesign.com)

The Kathrin Cawein Gallery of

edu/arts/cawein-gallery-art) is located in Chalk Art Festival.

and Escape and Paint (12830

the heart of the Pacific University

SW Canyon Road, Beaverton,

campus. This small gallery presents

Please visit TVCreates.org for more

escapeandpaint.net)–offer painting

free art exhibits throughout the

comprehensive information about

classes to allow you to express

academic year featuring works of

the arts and arts programs in

your personal artistry.

notable artists, as well as works by

Tualatin Valley.

faculty, alumni and students. tualatinvalley.org

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NAK WON

Eat Global. Stay Local. Variety is the hallmark of our Tualatin Valley food scene. There’s something for everyone here, including an abundance of casual cafés, restaurants and brewpubs. For the truly adventurous, Tualatin Valley is home to the region’s best ethnic eateries, while more conventional tastes will be satisfied with great burgers and the coffee shops and cafés.

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DINING & RESTAURANTS

Global Dining Our destination has made a name for itself in food circles for its wealth of authentic and exotic foods, from meals inspired by the agricultural bounty of the Willamette Valley to trendy global cuisine. With hundreds of restaurants at your fingertips, you’re never far from a savory and satisfying meal. From sweet treats to exotic cuisine, we’ve got

PHO VAN

the goods to make your mouth water. Too much of a good thing is just about right.

0822; phovanrestaurant.com) offers

has earned acclaim and loyal

authentic high-quality food with

patronage by Portland-

Caribbean cuisine is getting its due

efficient service and a welcoming

area residents.

in Tualatin Valley at Boriken (12800

environment. Open daily for lunch

SW Canyon Road, Beaverton; 503-

and dinner, authentic dishes such

is another popular Korean spot,

596-3571; borikenrestaurant.com), the

as its oxtail pho and other soups, as

DuKuhBee (12590 SW 1st St.,

Portland area’s first Puerto Rican

well as vermicelli entrees are sure

Beaverton; 503-643-5388). Open

restaurant. Try the mofongos,

to please fans of Vietnamese soups

for dinner only, this tiny restaurant

served in hollowed-out coconut

and noodles.

boasts huge tastes. The hand-pulled

halves lined with fried and mashed plantain. Popular Salvadoran lunch spot

For nearly a decade, Frank’s Noodle House (15950 SW Regatta Ln., Beaverton; 503-430-0901;

Around the corner from Nak Won

noodles are a sight and taste to behold. The kitchen bar is the best seat in the house, where you can

Gloria’s Secret Café (12500 SW

franksnoodlehousepdx.com)

Broadway St., Beaverton; 503-268-

has been the talk of

2124; gloriassecretcafe.com) is a crowd

Northeast Portland,

pleaser with its authentic dishes,

and now Tualatin

such as Sandra’s Papusas served

Valley locals and

with pickled purple cabbage and

visitors alike can

tasty Korean food,

saffron rice (which is even tastier

visit this favorite of

Hillsboro is the

mixed in with Gloria’s homemade

the Guy Fieri’s series

salsa verde).

“Diners, Drive-Ins and

In historic downtown Forest

watch the masters make the noodles fresh for each order. While Beaverton is known for its

undisputed king of BITES RESTAURANT

Dives.” Known for its

Indian food. The crown jewel is Chennai Masala

Grove, Bites Restaurant (2014 Main

authenticity, Frank’s fresh,

St., Forest Grove; 503-746-6812;

hand-pulled noodles have been fea-

boro; chennaimasala.net), which has a

bitesrestaurant.com) fuses Asian

tured on the Food Network.

loyal following and consistently

flavors with other global foods.

In local circles, the nearly 10

(2088 NW Stucki Ave., Hills-

ranks among the best restaurants in

Korean tacos, mozzarella egg rolls,

Korean restaurants near downtown

“dynamite nachos,” made with

Beaverton has earned the area the

tempura shrimp and more are sure

nickname “Little Korea,” and Nak

For complete list of local restaurants

to surprise and delight.

Won (4600 SW Watson Ave.,

throughout Tualatin Valley, visit

Beaverton; 503-646-9382) is the

tualatinvalley.org/eat-drink/restaurants.

Pho Van (11651 SW BeavertonHillsdale Hwy., Beaverton; 503-627-

the Portland area.

godfather. This popular restaurant tualatinvalley.org

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Fresh, Local and Delicious

it’s their burgers that win a ton of

(7370 NE Cornell Road, Hillsboro;

raves. Be sure to add an egg and an

503-640-0917; copperriverrestaurant.com)

avocado onto any of the burgers,

Fresh ingredients paired with

satisfies with its menu of seasonal

and the fry sauce is amazing.

world-class wines are the perfect

comfort foods. Pot pie, fried

recipe for an exquisite dining

chicken, steak, seafood and ribs

the Bethany neighborhood boasts

experience. Tualatin Valley’s

complement its extensive menu of

two world-class, upscale

restaurants garner rave reviews

cocktails, wine and beer.

restaurants. Brooklyn Trattoria

with innovative menus and a range

Try an alpaca burger at Cruise In

In the northern Tualatin Valley,

(4708 NW Bethany Blvd., Suite E-3,

of global cuisine. Impressive wine,

Country Diner (9785 SW River

Portland; 503-430-7248;

beer, cocktail, and saké lists—many

Road, Hillsboro; 503-628-0500;

brooklyntrattoria.com) uses local

with locally produced beverages—

cruiseincountry.com). These burgers—

ingredients to make seriously

are the hallmarks of the region’s

made with natural and organic beef,

delicious classic Italian cuisine.

growing culinary offerings.

buffalo, lamb and chicken—are

Bethany’s Table (15325 Northwest

prepared with locally grown pro-

Central Dr., Suite J-1, Portland;

Beer lovers will enjoy the 34 draft

duce and served with Tualatin Valley

503-614-0267; bethanystable.com)

taps at ABV Public House (5670

hospitality (and a little info about

serves a variety of dishes inspired

NE Clara Ln., Hillsboro; 503-372-

how your meal was made, to boot).

by the abundance of locally grown

Westgate Bourbon Bar (3800

sustainable and organic ingredients

9117; abvpub.com) with its vast selection of local and regional

SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton;

beers, cider and wine. Pair your

503-746-7178; thewestgatepdx.com)

beverage of choice with an elk

has an impressive menu full of

For complete list of local restaurants

burger, “Chef’s Choice” pizza or a

scrumptious appetizers, hearty

throughout Tualatin Valley, visit

tasty pulled pork sandwich.

sandwiches and entrée salads, but

tualatinvalley.org/eat-drink/restaurants.

CRUISE IN COUNTRY DINER

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Copper River Restaurant and Bar

in the region.


Europe Meets Pacific Northwest Tualatin Valley excels when it comes to Asian and Latin cuisine, and the global influence doesn’t stop there. Several local eateries excel in bringing European cuisine to the region. Whatever your tastes, we have your flavors. Located in Historic Downtown Beaverton, decarli (4545 SW Watson Ave., Beaverton; decarlirestaurant.com) showcases chef Paul Decarli’s Swiss-Italian-American roots and pairs it with Oregon’s bounty of seasonal ingredients. The menu changes daily and features a diverse selection of pastas and fish and meat dishes, including the restaurant’s signature beef shortribs. Another popular Italian restaurant in Beaverton is MiNGO (12600 SW Crescent St., Ste. 120; Beaverton; 503-646-6464; mingowest.com). Open for lunch and dinner, MiNGO serves simple, Italian food prepared with the freshest ingredients. The ravioli, lasagna and risotto options change daily. If Nordic food pickles your

LA PROVENCE

herring, Broder Söder (8800 SW Oleson Road, Portland; broderpdx.

Ooh, la la, the French-inspired La

com/soder) is a must-try restaurant.

Provence (15151 SW Barrows Road, Beaverton; provencepdx.com/

Located in the Nordia House, which

Beaverton and 937 NE

houses a collection of contemporary and

Orenco Station Loop, Hillsboro; provencepdx.

traditional Nordic art,

From croissants to pretzels, Bargarten Bavarian Social Haus (2905 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton; bargarten.com) brings German comfort food to the masses. Wursts (sausages) and

Broder Söder serves

com/Hillsboro) is

Schnitzels dominate the menu,

breakfast and lunch

pleasing to the

along with other German favorites,

prepared with a Nordic

palate with its

such as spätzle and classic meat

twist. Specialties include house-cured gravlax, Swedish meatballs and, of course, pickled herring. Make your

DECARLI

seasonal menus that showcase the region’s fresh produce. Open for

breakfast, lunch and dinner, La

dishes. The beer menu features German imports, hearty beers that complement the rich foods. If you can’t get enough German foods,

meal extra special with a flight of

Provence also boasts an impressive

visit Bargarten’s sister restaurant,

Aquavit, popular Scandinavian

cocktail menu, and fresh French

Gustavs (10350 SW Greenburg

spirits.

breads and pastries, baked on-site.

Road, Tigard; gustavs.net). tualatinvalley.org

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Taste of Japan Tualatin Valley is the go-to destina-

foodies, Oyatsupan Bakers (16025

tion for locals who want to have an

SW Regatta Ln., Beaverton; 503-

authentic dining experience without

941-5251; oyatsupan.com) mixes

Boba tea (n): A cold, frothy

long waits, pretension, or difficulty

traditional Japanese breads and

drink made with iced tea,

finding parking. Japanese influence

pastries with specialties, such as the

sweetened milk or other

can be found all over the destina-

kare doughnut, filled with beef curry.

flavorings; usually with sweet

tion, where authentic Japanese

Ramen shops from Japan are

cuisine is accessible and tasty.

finding homes here. Kizuki Ramen

Milk, Tea & Boba

balls made from tapioca.

and Izakaya (11830 NW Cedar Falls

Milk tea (n): Tea with milk

When it comes to sushi, Syun Izakaya

Dr., Ste. 128, Portland; kizuki.com)

added; sometimes can be sweet,

(209 NE Lincoln St., Hillsboro; 503-

specializes in a variety of ramen

flavored or used in boba tea.

640-3131; syun-izakaya.com) has long

soups that are traditional, delicious

been the forerunner of “best of”

and authentic.

lists. This family-owned Japanese

Other Japanese-inspired spots in

Boba and milk tea shops are opening all over Tualatin Valley.

restaurant has garnered top scores

Tualatin Valley include Uwajimaya

Here are some of the notable

for its fresh sushi, authentic

(10500 SW Beaverton Hillsdale

tea bars around the region.

Japanese dishes and saké selection.

Hwy., Beaverton; 503-643-4512;

The menu at the cozy Yuzu (4130

uwajimaya.com), which sells candy

• Milk+T (4545 SW Angel Ave.,

SW 117th Ave., Ste. H; Beaverton;

and treats, foods, anime, manga

Ste. 160; Beaverton; 971-270-

503-350-1801) is much like a

and books, and other wares direct

6110; milkandt.com) opened its

traditional Izakaya in Japan with a

from Japan, and SakéOne (820 Elm

second location (its first is in

variety of small-plate dishes and

St., Forest Grove; 503-357-7056;

Los Angeles) in late summer

ramen. The menu changes daily at

sakeone.com), the first American

2018. This self-serve boba bar

this hole-in-the-wall gem.

owned-and-operated sake brewery.

offers classic milk teas, and

Another stop for adventurous

add-ins include boba, tajin, ice cream and more. • Kafé (1832a Pacific Ave., Forest Grove; 503-372-6250;

drinkkafe.com) also opened in 2018 and serves specialty coffee and teas made from organic, natural and fair trade ingredients. Kafé’s tea drinks include matcha, anchan (a blue tea from Southeast Asia) and boba. • Bubble N Tea (3496 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton; 503-747-7526; thebubblentea.

com) offers a variety of milk teas, including matcha and Thai tea, tea smoothies, and seasonal teas, such as jasmine rose and hibiscus SAKÉONE 74

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Tualatin Valley is an enjoyable getaway for travelers of all ages and interests. With plenty of activities to explore and discover, we invite you to experience Tualatin Valley your way.

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HAWKS VIEW CELLARS

Grab a bite and a beer at Cornelius

The Business Traveler's Guide to Tualatin Valley

work beverage, Hawks View Cellars

(4045 NE Cornelius Pass Road,

(20210 SW Conzelmann Road,

Hillsboro; mcmenamins.com/cornelius-

Sherwood; hawksviewcellars.com)

pass-roadhouse). Located on a six-

stays open until 7 p.m. Owned by

acre farmstead, Cornelius Pass

the Ponte Family Estate, Hawks

Roadhouse houses buildings and

View Cellars focuses on crafting

barns dating back to the 1850s.

exceptional wines while providing

Today, these buildings are home to a

an authentic guest experience.

brewery, distillery and a restaurant.

If you want to get some work

It’s not all work and no play in

Be sure to pop into the Little White

done, but don’t want to spend the

Tualatin Valley. When business

Shed, the farmstead’s milk storage

evening in your room, visit

meetings are over and you find

shed, for a pint and a cigar.

Insomnia Coffee (317 E. Main St.,

some free time on your hands, this

Next, test your driving skills at

Hillsboro; insomniacoffee.co). Open

handy guide will help you plan your

Topgolf Hillsboro (5505 NW

until 10 p.m. on most nights,

after-hours schedule. Grab a couple

Huffman St., Hillsboro; topgolf.com/us/

Insomnia provides large tables and

colleagues and set out to explore

hillsboro). This is an ideal spot for

ample seating and studying areas.

the fun side of business travel.

post-meeting energy. You and your

Sip a latte or a cup of drip coffee,

colleagues can grab a bite, a drink

brewed from Dapper & Wise coffee,

and compare swings in the tem-

roasted right on-site!

perature-controlled hitting bays. 76

If wine is your preferred after-

Pass Roadhouse and Imbrie Hall


Forest Grove; 503-746-6812;

Spend the late afternoon at

bitesrestaurant.com). Located in the

Ruby’s Spa at McMenamins Grand

heart of downtown Forest Grove

Lodge (3505 Pacific Ave., Forest

and just one block away from

Grove; 503-992-9533; mcmenamins.

Pacific University, Bites offers

com/grand-lodge). Recharge with a

surprising Asian fusion cuisine such

relaxing massage at this former rest

as kimchi fries, nachos with shrimp

home-turned hotel, which showcas-

tempura and udon carbonara. Bites

es the history of the area, with

Experience Pupp Yoga: Experience

is committed to using local ingredi-

quirky and fun nods to music,

the Zen of Puppies (1689 SW

ents, as well as serving beverages

books and films of decades past.

Stringtown Road, Forest Grove;

from their neighborhood breweries

Follow the massage with a rejuve-

puppyoga.com), a calm and peaceful

and wineries.

nating soak in the soaking pool.

Find Your Center in Tualatin Valley

interaction with a litter of young

While in Forest Grove, visit

Before the sun sets over the

exuberant puppies. While taking a

SakéOne (820 Elm St., Forest

Oregon Coast Range, take a nature

mild yoga class, open to all ages and

Grove: sakeone.com). SakéOne is the

walk at Fernhill Wetlands (1399 SW

abilities, a litter of puppies will be

leading American owned and

Fern Hill Road, Forest Grove;

roaming around you, and you can

operated brewer of craft saké in

fernhillnts.org). Located near the

reflect upon the open beauty of the

America. With three distinctive

confluence of Gales Creek and the

puppies' nature. (Classes are

brands—G, Momokawa and Moon-

Tualatin River, just minutes from

offered periodically; check website

stone—explore the many styles,

downtown Forest Grove, Fernhill

for schedule. Preregistration

tastes and textures of saké. Expand

Wetlands offers the perfect respite

is recommended.)

your palate with cask-strength

to recharge your spirit and mind.

After yoga, grab a quick bite at Bites Restaurant (2014 Main St.,

saké, or savor the mild flavors of infused saké.

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Discover the Arts of Tualatin Valley: Cultural Traveler Getaway

oldscotchchurch.org) is the final

a self-guided tour of the city of

resting place for notable Oregon

Tualatin’s diverse public art, natural

pioneer Joseph Meek.

and cultural history. This series of

Get up close and personal with

interconnected trails takes walkers

the history of the Tualatin Valley at

to works of art, including murals

the Washington County Museum

and sculptures, and to Ice Age

(Portland Community College Rock

artifacts and historic structures.

Creek, 17677 NW Springville Road, Portland; washingtoncountymuseum.org).

Performing Artistry

Permanent and temporary exhibits

Tualatin Valley is rich in culture,

tell the story of the region’s

with several civic and community

agricultural, technological, natural

theater companies providing

and cultural history.

opportunities to entertain and to be entertained. Professional

Do you enjoy the arts, culture and a “cultural traveler,” defined as one

Arts in the Tualatin Valley

who has a thirst for authentic

Learn about the art

region, each bringing

cultural experiences, including the

of coffee at Dapper

a unique perspective

arts, cuisine and history. If so,

& Wise (317 E. Main

to theater.

Tualatin Valley offers a wide array

St., Hillsboro;

of activities and sites that will

dapperandwise.com).

quench that thirst.

Each Saturday at 10

humanities? Then, you just may be

a.m., this growing local

theatre companies also are prolific in the

Bag&Baggage Productions (350 E. Main St., Hillsboro;

bagnbaggage.org) performs classic

Historic Tualatin Valley

roasting company offers a

plays with modern, often

When European settlers set off to

complimentary coffee “cupping”

unexpected twists at its new space,

the west via the Oregon Trail,

class at its Coffee Lab. For those

The Vault. Broadway Rose Theatre

several stayed here and made this

who really want to dive into the

Company (12850 SW Grant Ave.,

their home. Listed on the National

world of coffee, additional classes

Tigard; broadwayrose.org) stages a

Register of Historic Places and one

are available.

diverse mix of musicals year-round

of the oldest continuously used

Art and culture is accessible

in Tigard, earning the company

churches in the state, the cemetery

throughout Tualatin Valley, most

accolades and multiple awards.

at Old Scotch Church (30685 NW

notably the Tualatin ArtWalk

Scotch Church Road, Hillsboro;

(tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/artwalk),

DIY Art While visiting, travelers may want

WASHINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM

to explore their creative side in the Tualatin Valley. Glass blowing and welding are two popular classes available at Live Laugh Love Art (9160 SW Hall Blvd., Portland; 503-244-7811; livelaughloveglass.com). Sip and paint classes are very popular, and Wine and Design (18041 SW Lower Boones Ferry Road, Tigard; wineanddesign.com) offers acrylic painting classes at its dedicated art studio. Sit down and create your own masterpiece while sipping on a glass (or two) of wine.

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MONTINORE ESTATE

An Eco-Friendly Getaway for Sustainable Travelers

Next, travel to Montinore Estate

For lunch head over to the Cruise

(3663 SW Dilley Road, Forest

In Country Diner (9785 SW River

Grove; montinore.com), the largest

Road, Hillsboro; cruiseincountrydiner.

producer of biodynamic wines in

com). This ‘50s-style burger joint is

the U.S. This organic and biodynam-

known for its delicious beef, bison

ic vineyard and winery, located

and alpaca burgers, made with

outside of Forest Grove, holds high

locally sourced meats and organic

standards in sustainable agriculture

ingredients. This is not your typical

and careful craftsmanship and is

burger joint, though. The diner is

committed to creating balanced

decidedly health conscious as the

wines that are true to the vine-

owner uses his food science

yard's characteristics.

background to

Explore Tualatin Valley’s eco-friend-

make healthful

ly wineries and restaurants and visit

Just a stone’s throw

updates to his

some of the special places in the

from Montinore is

mouth-watering

region where sustainability is

SakéOne (820 Elm

burgers, milkshakes

mission one.

St., Forest Grove;

and fries.

sakeone.com), the first Jump-start the day with breakfast

American owned and

at South Store Café (24485 SW

operated brewer of

Finally, visit Cooper Mountain Vineyards CRUISE IN COUNTRY DINER

Scholls Ferry Road, Hillsboro;

craft saké in the

southstorecafe.com) for a variety of

world. SakéOne,

(20121 SW Leonardo

pastries and breakfast sandwiches

which was the first brewery to

coopermountainwine.com), the Pacific

all made with fresh locally-sourced

produce a USDA-certified organic

Northwest’s first certified biody-

ingredients. Located in the farming

saké, leads this fast-growing

namic winery. The vineyard was

community of Scholls, South Store

beverage category with distinct

established in 1978, and has been

Café is a historic landmark housed

styles, flavor infusions and a

adhering to biodynamic and

in a century-old clapboard building.

penchant for education and sharing

organic farming practices since the

Thanks to relationships with local

their unique beverage. A visit to the

mid-1990s. Cooper Mountain is also

farmers, freshness is on top of the

SakéOne kura (brewery) is an

a leader in researching and produc-

list of this café’s menu.

educational experience at all levels.

ing sulfite-free wines.

Ln., Beaverton;

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TUALATIN VALLEY SCENIC BIKEWAY

Banks Road and Sellers Road, Banks).

Bikes & Brews Travel Ideas for Bicyclists Who Love Beer

This 21-mile (one-way), car-free

and brew at the Ironwork Grill.

pathway traverses through forests,

McMenamins is one of Oregon’s top

over trestles and near springs.

breweries, where you can enjoy a

After the ride, head to downtown

Terminator Stout, the perfect

beer at Ridgewalker Brewing (1921

pairing. Relax your aching muscles

21st. Ave., Forest Grove; ridgewalker-

with a soak in the hotel’s soaking

brewing.com). The menu is chock-full

pool. For even more relaxation,

of hearty entrees, and it also

book a massage at Ruby’s Spa &

features 34 taps of wine, beer and

Salon. Indulge in a deep tissue

cider from around the region,

massage or hot stone massage.

including several beers from

Start your Tualatin Valley adventure

Ridgewalker’s on-site brewery. Overnight at McMenamins Grand

Enjoy a night out in downtown Forest Grove with dinner at Bites Restaurant (2014 Main St., Forest

Scenic Bikeway (tualatinvalley.org), a

Lodge (3505 Pacific Ave., Forest

Grove; bitesrestaurant.com). The

50-mile (80km) designated cycling

Grove; mcmenamins.com/grand-lodge), a

eclectic Asian fusion menu creates

route for intermediate and ad-

unique and historic destination hotel. unexpected tastes that are pleasing

vanced peddlers. The first 30 miles

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Captain Neon burger with a

Forest Grove to enjoy a meal and a

DAY ONE with a ride on the Tualatin Valley

Return to the hotel for a burger

to every palate.

(48km) will take you along pictur-

DAY TWO

esque, rural roads through the

The day begins with an invigorating

Brewing (1900 A. St., Forest Grove;

Tualatin Valley’s pristine farmlands.

ride along the Hagg Lake Loop at

waltzbrewing.com). This home-grown

About midway through the ride,

Scoggins Valley Park (50250 SW

brewery produces high-quality

stop at the Hop Cycle Brewing

Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston) This

brews, ranging from hoppy IPAs to

Company (13965 NW Main St.,

10.4-mile ride loops around Henry

well-balanced stouts and porters.

Banks; hopcyclebrewing.com) for a bite

Hagg Lake and provides a scenic,

and a beer before heading on to

rural ride with minor (<500-feet)

the Banks-Vernonia State Trail (NW

elevation changes.

Next, sample the brews at Waltz


Multi-Generation Travel: The New Way to Travel iFLY INDOOR SKYDIVING

Tualatin Valley has something fun

Next, venture to Topgolf (5505

For dinner, try The Lodge at

for all ages that adds to the excite-

NW Huffman St., Hillsboro; topgolf.

Cascade Brewing (7424 SW

ment of traveling. From restless

com/us/hillsboro), family-friendly,

Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Portland;

young ones to the young at heart,

golf-focused entertainment center.

lodgeatcascade.com). This popular

plan a getaway that is sure to

Snack on delicious bites while

brewpub offers a kids menu (kids

please everyone in the family.

hitting balls from the temperature-

eat free on Mondays), plus a variety

Experience the destination like

controlled state-of-the-hitting bays.

of entrees for adults. For the

those who live here do, with a

Play for fun, or get competitive to

21-and-older crowd, the beer list

mixture of fun, food and a little bit

see who can get the highest score.

features more than a dozen of

For more adventure, make an

Cascade Brewing’s acclaimed

of education.

appointment to fly at iFly Indoor

beers, including their claim to fame:

DAY ONE

Skydiving (10645 SW Greenburg

sour beers.

Your Tualatin Valley adventure

Road, Tigard; iflyworld.com/Portland).

starts at Tree to Tree Adventure

Adventure seekers of all abilities

Park (2975 SW Nelson Road,

and all ages, from 3 to 103, can

Gaston; tree2treeadventurepark.com).

experience the thrill of free falling,

This is a playground in the trees

all under the guidance of a trainer.

Additional Activities for the Entire Family • Paddle along the calm

and provides the perfect escape for

Tualatin River, an ideal river

all ages. The park’s aerial ropes

for all paddlers, from first-

courses are designed for all levels,

timers to seasoned pros.

from beginner to the experienced. Dueling zip lines and the zip line

• Hike Jackson Bottom

tour are perfect for older kids and

Wetlands Preserve’s 4.5

adults, while the “Adventure

miles of trails and use the

Village” is designed specifically for

wildlife viewing blinds to view

kids two to eight years old.

the many species of birds who

After spending a few hours at the

frequent the preserve, and to

park, head over to McMenamins

see the bald eagle’s nest

Grand Lodge (3505 Pacific Ave.,

located deep in the preserve.

Forest Grove; mcmenamins.com). Enjoy lunch at the Ironwork Grill,

• Stroll through the Tualatin

where the young ones will be

Hills Nature Park and make a

delighted by the kids menu, and the

leaf rubbing using a leaf that

adults will find nourishment for the

has fallen from the ground, a

body and soul with its diverse

pencil or crayon and a piece of

menu (and its vast menu of

paper. Or create a sketch of a

McMenamins-crafted spirits, wines and beers).

tree or wildlife found in MCMENAMINS GRAND LODGE

the park. tualatinvalley.org

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DAVID HILL VINEYARDS & WINERY

VERNONIA SPRINGS

Tualatin Valley Breweries Tualatin Valley has so many

Top Six Instagrammable Spots in Tualatin Valley

fantastic breweries, it’s hard to pick one, but Vertigo Brewing (21420 NW Nicholas Ct., Hillsboro; vertigobrew.

com) was selected for this Is it Tualatin Valley’s rolling hills and picturesque farms

‘Grammable shot.

VERTIGO BREWING

Banks-Vernonia State Trail

vineyards—with the stately Mt. Hood in the distance? Or perhaps it’s the unique and often colorful presenta-

The 21-mile Banks-Vernonia State Trail offers many

tion of the diverse food culture here. Whatever the

magnificent photo opportunities, but this little gem

reason, we set out to find some of the most Instagram-

(pictured above), Vernonia Springs (54658 Nehalem

mable spots in Tualatin Valley.

Hwy South, Vernonia; vernoniasprings.com) is the perfect place to have your morning coffee.

Tualatin Valley Wine Country Great wine pairs well with amazing views, such as this

Milk+T

view (pictured above) at David Hill Vineyards &

Milk+T (4545 SW Angel Ave.,

Winery (46350 NW

Ste. 160; Beaverton; milkandt.

David Hill Road, Forest

com) is one of Tualatin Valley’s

Grove; davidhillwinery.com).

newest spots, and its interesting boba tea creations

Broder Söder

are totally worthy of a picture.

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atmosphere and foods at

Henry Hagg Lake

Broder Söder (8800 SW

When caught at the exact

Oleson Road, Portland;

right moment, Henry Hagg

broderpdx.com/soder) are

Lake (50250 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston)

perfect for picture taking.

provides some of the most awe-inspiring views.

MILK + T

Photos by Ariel Kanable

The colorful Scanadavian


MAPS

BLAKESLEE VINEYARD ESTATE

There's a Map for That There are many different ways to experience the Tualatin Valley. Cycle the valley along the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway, explore the agricultural treasures of the Vineyard & Valley Scenic Tour Route, view the art of quilting along the Quilt Barn Trail and so much more. These maps will help you navigate your way around and to help you plan your Tualatin Valley getaway today!

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Scenic Routes and Trails

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Getting Here & Getting Around is Easy Tualatin Valley is easily accessible by plane, train and automobile, and is approximately 30 minutes from Portland International Airport (PDX), which serves northwestern Oregon. Private and corporate jets may land at the Hillsboro Airport. Arriving by plane or via Amtrak or Greyhound? TriMetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MAX light rail train transports travelers from the airport, Union Station and the Portland Greyhound Station to the cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro. Simply hop on a westbound train, or catch a TriMet bus to travel to your destination. During the Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Friday rush hours, the WES Commuter Rail whisks travelers between the Beaverton and Wilsonville Transit Centers. Driving here? Tualatin Valley is situated west of downtown Portland and is accessed by Interstate 5, U.S. Route 26 (also known as the Sunset Highway) and State Route 217, and numerous other highways and roads. Helpful tip: In Oregon, there are no self-service gas stations and drivers are not allowed to pump their own gas. Also, it is not necessary to tip the station attendant after filling up. Driving an electric vehicle? Several electric vehicle charging stations are available for public use throughout Tualatin Valley. For a partial list of stations, visit tualatinvalley.org. Biking your way through the state? Interconnected bike lanes and dedicated bike paths ensure that you can cruise on two wheels throughout the region.

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Washington County Visitors Association 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 210 Beaverton, OR 97005 U.S.A. Visitor Information Center 12725 SW Millikan Way Beaverton, OR 97005 Located in the lobby of Beaverton City Hall (Beaverton Building).

tualatinvalley.org Toll Free: +1.800.537.3149 Main: +1.503.644.5555 Fax: +1.503.644.9784 email: info@wcva.org Visit Tualatin Valley @wcva tualatinvalley @tualatinvalley Visit Tualatin Valley

Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on major holidays) VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER

Visitor Information Centers Banks Chamber of Commerce (inside the Trailhead Café) 13847 Main St. Banks, OR 97106 Monday-Saturday; hours vary Beaverton Chamber of Commerce 12600 SW Crescent St., Ste. 160 Beaverton, OR 97005 Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. *From Memorial Day to Labor Day the office closes at 12:00 p.m. on Fridays 92

Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce 2417 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove, OR 97116 Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sherwood Chamber of Commerce 22566 SW Washington Street #101 Sherwood, OR 97140 Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce 5193 NE Elam Young Parkway, Ste. A Hillsboro, OR 97124 Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tigard Chamber of Commerce 12345 SW Main St. Tigard, OR 97223 Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

North Plains Chamber (inside Kim’s Styling Korner) 10395 NW Glencoe Road North Plains, OR 97133

Tualatin Chamber of Commerce 8101 SW Nyberg St., Ste. 1 Tualatin, OR 97062 Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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Washington County Visitors Association 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 210 Beaverton, OR 97005 U.S.A.

tualatinvalley.org Toll Free: +1.800.537.3149 Main: +1.503.644.5555 Fax: +1.503.644.9784 email: info@wcva.org Visit Tualatin Valley @wcva tualatinvalley @tualatinvalley Visit Tualatin Valley

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Official 2019-2020 Tualatin Valley Visitor Guide  

Learn more about Tualatin Valley with the Official Tualatin Valley Visitor Guide. Get trip inspiration, see itineraries and more. Start plan...

Official 2019-2020 Tualatin Valley Visitor Guide  

Learn more about Tualatin Valley with the Official Tualatin Valley Visitor Guide. Get trip inspiration, see itineraries and more. Start plan...