Don’t Miss The Solar Eclipse!
On Monday, August 21, 2017, Oregon will be the first state in the United States to witness a total solar eclipse, a rare celestial event when the moon crosses in front of the sun, resulting in a moment of darkness.
While the Tualatin Valley isn’t in the “path of totality,” where the sun is totally covered, it is an ideal location to stay, while still being among the first to experience eclipse in North America.
Many hotels and campsites along the path of totality are already booked, but the good news is that there still are plenty of places to stay in the Tualatin Valley.
Hotels Still Available
The following hotels still have rooms available for the Eclipse:
Hilton Garden Inn – Beaverton
DoubleTree – Tigard
Residence Inn Portland/Hillsboro
Grand Hotel at Bridgeport Village
Holiday Inn Portland/Hillsboro
Courtyard by Marriott Beaverton
Comfort Inn Hillsboro
Holiday Inn Express – Portland West/Hillsboro
Getting to the Eclipse
Traffic will be a concern, so it is recommended that you plan alternate ways to travel around the state. We recommend cycling to the Willamette Valley to view the eclipse. Better yet, avoid the mad rush after the eclipse and extend your stay and experience the best the Tualatin Valley has to offer.
Remember to never look directly at partial phases of a solar eclipse! NASA recommends glasses with a special filter, or grab your old school books and craft your own pinhole projector.
We want all visitors traveling to Oregon to see the eclipse to have fun, and we encourage everyone to plan ahead with these tips from the Oregon Department of Transportation.
August's solar eclipse is expected to attract millions of visitors to Oregon. During your stay, please be respectful of our beautiful state and what it has to offer.