Tualatin Valley Bucket List
Things to do in Portland’s Backyard
So, you’ve been to many destinations throughout the Pacific Northwest, and thought that you’ve seen and done everything there is to do in this gorgeous part of the United States. However, the Tualatin Valley is the ideal place to live your dream and check off those things you’ve always wanted to do.
Ride a Zip Line
The Tualatin Valley boasts two zip-line tours, both providing spectacular, bird’s eye views of the green valley below. Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tours and Tree to Tree Adventure Park offer guided zip tours for those who want to check this exhilarating activity of their bucket list. At Tree to Tree, experience the aerial ropes courses, where adventurers have to master 10 obstacles while tethered in the trees before zip lining back to the ground.
Ride in a Helicopter
View the expansive Tualatin Valley via a helicopter piloted by Oregon Helicopters. Fly over expansive vineyards, fertile crop lands, coastal forests and high-tech parks, with five snow-capped volcanic peaks rising in the distance in full view.
Go Indoor Skydiving
Experience the thrill of skydiving without ever having to leave the ground. The first of its kind experience in Oregon, iFly Indoor Skydiving offers a free-falling experience, made possible by a vertical wind tunnel that generates a “cushion of air.”
Take an Art Class
Learn to paint a picture, from start to finish, in less than three hours at Live Laugh Love Art or Vine Gogh Artist Bar & Studio. No experience is necessary for these art classes, and all materials are provided. Plus, both studios have beer and wine available for purchase to enhance the artistic process.
Eat Something Exotic
The city of Beaverton is home to many critically acclaimed Korean restaurants. From kimchi to seafood pancakes, surprise your palate with a rainbow of new flavors and textures at Nak Won or Du Kuh Bee.
See a Total Solar Eclipse
This summer, Oregon will be the first state in the United States to witness a total solar eclipse. Although the Tualatin Valley will not be in the “path of totality,” it is the perfect home base for those who want to experience this rare event first-hand.
Plan to check off items from your bucket list today and plan a getaway to the Tualatin Valley.