Things to do in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley
The Tualatin Valley offers some of the most rewarding and affordable experiences in the Pacific Northwest. A day’s to-do list can include renting a kayak for a paddle down the Tualatin River, picking berries at a “u-pick” farm, tasting locally crafted wine, beer and spirits, and watching a stage performance to top it off. This is your essential guide to things to do and see in the Tualatin Valley, which will inspire you to plan a getaway or extend your stay.
Did you know that Oregon does not impose a sales tax on goods and services? You can shop ‘til you drop and eat, drink and be merry and explore the hundreds of attractions in the Tualatin Valley without having to pay sales tax. Shopping in the Tualatin Valley is easy, and with three major shopping centers, dozens of antique shops and stores selling uniquely Oregon products, there is no shortage of places to shop!
Pick Berries, Sample Fresh Produce, Pet an Alpaca
The Tualatin Valley is smack-dab in the Willamette Valley, one of the richest agricultural areas in Oregon. Here, you can pick berries, apples, pears and other produce, or let others to the work, and visit a farmers market or farmstand and buy some treats, farmer-direct. Our farmland also boasts a number of alpaca farms, where you can pet a sweet, soft alpaca, or buy yarn from a farm store. Learn more about our farms and markets.
Visit Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries
Tualatin Valley is the heart of Oregon wine country, and its proximity to Portland’s beer and distillery scene also gives this destination street cred. Impress your friends with your new-found knowledge of Oregon’s artisan wines, distilleries, and craft brews.
There are hundreds of things to do and places to see in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley; it’s all up to you.
Discover the Outdoors and Nature of Tualatin Valley
The vastness of the Tualatin Valley, especially when venturing beyond the urban cities, offers innumerable options for outdoor recreation. Many of the valley’s 727 square miles are devoted to pristine, rural wetlands, nature parks, wildlife refuges, verdant forests, tranquil waters and open fields, perfect spots for hiking and cycling, paddle trips, fishing, birding and wildlife watching and other outdoor recreational pursuits.
Play a Round of Golf, Catch a Baseball Game or Play in the Trees
Golf is a bit of a big deal in the Tualatin Valley, with two prestigious, semi-private golf courses leading the pack and attracting golfers–pros and amateurs alike–to our area. But it’s not just about golf. The Tualatin Valley also has several disc golf courses, plus foot golf courses, a curling facility, and two indoor bouldering and climbing facilities.
Tualatin Valley is home to several world-class attractions, from high-flying adventures, such as zip lining and glider plane rides, to escape rooms and more. Check out these attractions and activities.
Hillsboro is home to the Tualatin Valley’s only professional sports team, the Hillsboro Hops, a single-A, minor-league baseball team.
Explore Tualatin Valley’s Art Scene
Looking for inspiration? Look no further than the Tualatin Valley’s arts and culture scene. From award-winning professional, civic and regional theatre companies, to word-class museums and art galleries and do-it-yourself artist studios, we take the spotlight while nourishing the creative side of the destination. See what Tualatin Valley has to offer.
For more information about the Tualatin Valley art scene and for a comprehensive arts and culture calendar of events, visit tvcreates.org.
Family Travel is Fun in the Valley
Traveling with kids? We have an abundance of family-friendly attractions, providing hours of fun for the entire group. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or a low-key afternoon as a family, the Tualatin Valley has activities for kids and the kids-at-heart. Activities range from art classes to tree-top fun. See more about family fun activities and attractions in our Family Fun section.
Spas and Wellness
Finally, after a day’s play, relax and recharge at a local spa or drop-in yoga class in preparation for another day of adventure in the Tualatin Valley.