Tualatin Valley beckons travelers with a wealth of enriching experiences. From exploring scenic nature reserves and savoring exquisite wines at local vineyards to indulging in farm-to-table dining and cultural discoveries, Tualatin Valley offers a diverse array of activities for every visitor to enjoy.
Wine tasting at Shumaker Vineyards is like visiting an old friend, who just happens to own a vineyard. You will be treated like family in a peaceful setting, surrounded by the vines that bear the fruit that creates the delicious wine you will be holding in your hand. Appointments are limited, so secure your private tasting now.
Mason Hill Orchard invites visitors to taste the freshness of a just-picked apple at the ready-picked apples stand which offers an assortment of different varieties of apples and carving pumpkins in the fall.
Open daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., August 20 through early November.
Horning’s Fishing & Picnic Hideout, nestled in a picturesque wooded canyon, boasts everything the Oregon outdoors has to offer. A dozen RV sites are available with electric and water hook-ups, and tent sites are abundant. This venue is ideal for weddings, concerts, family gatherings, company picnics, car camping and trout fishing. Year-round adventures await, including walking trails, glistening lakes stocked with rainbow trout, and three 18-hole disc golf courses—including a permanent night course. The park also hosts concerts and is a premier outdoor wedding venue.
Pilgrim’s Roasted Nut’z is a shop located in downtown North Plains, featuring a variety of roasted nuts, including pralines, candied and dry roasted. Choose from a different types of nuts, including almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews and sunflower seeds.
Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour offers eight family-friendly zip lines that will take you through a beautiful forest, across majestic suspension bridges and near breathtaking Brunswick Canyon. This tour is an amazing way to experience the natural landscape of Oregon while zipping from platform to platform through the forest canopy. You will soar past tall Douglas Firs, Western Red Cedars and experience the forest from a viewpoint usually exclusive to birds.
Tours are open year-round and last approximately 2-2.5 hours. Reservations are required.
Willamette Valley Soaring Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the sport of soaring, or flying gliders. The club offers introductory rides to non-members as a way to introduce the public to the sport and to share the view from 3,000 feet above the Willamette Valley. Located at Exit 55 off of Highway 26. Rides are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations are not accepted.
Open April to October, as well as Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Independence Day, weather permitting.
• Wednesday and Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Closed Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
Loch Lolly is a 35-acre U-cut and pre-cut Christmas tree farm with more than 30,000 trees from which to choose. The farm offers more than just Christmas trees; among the trees sits a gift shop, a wreath and greenery shop, and, last but not least, Santa, who sits in his sleigh waiting for kids of all ages to share their Christmas list. Also available is a dry, covered area with a large warm fire, where hot chocolate, coffee and hot cider are served. U-cut/pre-cut trees include Noble, Grand and Douglas Firs, as well as Fraser and Nordmann.
Open the day after Thanksgiving. Open 9 am – 5 pm daily.
Situated in northwestern Washington County, just off Highway 26, the main route between Portland and the Oregon Coast, the small city of North Plains packs quite a punch. The city attracts throngs of sports enthusiasts and thrill seekers who flock to the area for its collection of activities, such as biking, disc golf, zip-line park and glider plane rides.
North Plains (population 2,000) is surrounded by lush farmland and is home to one of Oregon’s most notable golf courses, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. The city’s main street features a wine tasting room as well as an antique shop and tavern.
City offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.