Discover the Seasonal Wonders of Summer in the Tualatin Valley
The Tualatin Valley really comes alive in the summer months. Farms are abundant here, and dozens of “u-pick” farms, farmstands and farmers markets allow visitors to explore and savor the tastes, scents and sounds of the Tualatin Valley countryside.
One of the best ways to truly experience farm life here is with a relaxing drive via the Vineyard & Valley Scenic Tour Route. This route is a 60-mile drive through rural Washington County, by farms, vineyards, quaint restaurants and small towns.
Summer festivals are plentiful here. Must-see festivals throughout the region include the Festival of Balloons in Tigard (June); the Robin Hood Festival in Sherwood (July); the Elephant Garlic Festival in North Plains (August); and the Tualatin Crawfish Festival (August).
Come see the boys of summer play, as the Hillsboro Hops Single-A baseball team takes to the Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro. The two-time Northwest League Champions play throughout the summer months. This year, the Hillsboro Hops will host the 2017 Northwest League vs. Pioneer League All-Star Game, July 31-August 1.
Warm months call for a dip in the water. Paddle along the more than 30 nautical miles along the Tualatin River Water Trail. The river is calm and gentle, which makes it perfect for a leisurely family paddle or standup paddleboarding (SUP). At Henry Hagg Lake, swimming, boating, SUP and other water sports provide a respite from the heat.
History, charm and luxury can be found in the many hotels and other lodging options here. Our hotels are close to Portland and have many urban amenities, and parking is always free!
To help you plan your Tualatin Valley wine tasting getaway, we’ve put together some wine loops, that connect our wineries by a common theme, which will enhance your wine tasting experience.
The vastness of the Tualatin Valley, especially when venturing beyond the urban cities, offers innumerable options for outdoor recreation Take the road less traveled and hike, bike, paddle and walk your way through the Tualatin Valley.
The Tualatin Valley hosts some of Oregon’s best festivals, including art festivals, agricultural and culinary events, fall festivals and harvest events, live theater and performing arts, and much more.
Request a complimentary printed Visitor Guide, Bike Map, Tualatin River Water Trail Map, and Nature Passport, or view our digital visitor guide.