Explore the Agricultural Goodness of Cornelius, Oregon
Cornelius is an agricultural paradise, where rolling hillsides, vineyards and farms abound. With a population around 12,000, Cornelius is a small city situated in the heart of the fertile Tualatin Valley.
Foodies can sample authentic Mexican cuisine at Cornelius’ taquerias and food trucks.
Situated in the Chehalem Mountains American Viticultural Area (AVA), Cornelius is home to four wineries, with three open to the public year-round.
Visitors can visit u-pick farms, shop for locally harvested hazelnuts at Oregon Orchard Hazelnuts, a farmers’ co-op, or play a round at one of the Pacific North- west’s oldest golf courses, Forest Hills.
Cornelius is home to several farms and estate vineyard wineries. Unger Farms is located along the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway and offers u-pick and fresh-picked produce (when in season), farm store and cafe.
A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery produces Pinot Noir and other varietals, which pair nicely with spectacular views of beautiful mountains and valleys.
Let the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route be the road you travel from one picnic location to the next, swooping up a picnic wine or snack at each location. It’s an agricultural experience deliciously close to Portland.
Let the unofficial end of summer be your official introduction to all that the Tualatin Valley offers. From wineries to farm fresh outings, your Labor Day weekend plans just got some Oregon flair.
Whether you’re extending a business trip, tacking a few days onto a pre-existing trip to Portland or want to plan a fun early summer getaway near Portland, take a look at our list of 10 can’t-miss June events.