Eat global. Drink Local.
Relaxing food and wine adventures in Portland’s back yard.
Tualatin Valley is home to a wide range of world-class wineries – minus the bumper-to-bumper crowds. Add a dining scene that includes the region’s best variety of ethnic eateries, and we’re ready to tempt the most adventurous palates. We promise a warm welcome for everyone from wine connoisseurs to families. And don’t worry – if your taste runs more to brewpubs and casual cafes than the new and exotic, you’ll still be right at home here.
The Tualatin Valley is the most culturally diverse region in the state, and the global cuisine available here is a reflection of that. From highly acclaimed Korean and Japanese restaurants to popular Salvadoran, Italian, Indian and Thai fare, our restaurants are sure to please.
Craft is our middle name, and when it comes to craft beverages, the Tualatin Valley ranks high. More than a dozen craft breweries, three distilleries and nearly 35 wineries call the the Tualatin Valley home, and we’re proud to have them here!
Situated in the heart of rich agricultural lands, it’s easy to find a farmers market almost every day of the week during peak summer months. Tasty juicy berries, crisp apples, succulent tomatoes and leafy greens are just some of the farm fresh goodies you can sample and buy. During the fall and early-spring harvests, the Beaverton Farmers Market bustles with root vegetables and other cool-weather goods.
When it comes to excellence in hand-crafted beverages, the Pacific Northwest–and the Greater Portland region in particular–outshines any other location in the U.S. This is “Beervana,” the land of craft microbreweries. In addition to producing stellar wine grapes, the nutrient-rich soil of the Willamette Valley also produces fantastic hops.
The Tualatin Valley’s restaurants garner rave reviews with innovative menus and a range of global cuisine. Impressive wine, beer, cocktail, and saké lists—many with locally produced beverages—are the hallmarks of the region’s growing culinary offerings.
Tualatin Valley’s farmers’ markets are teeming with fruits, vegetables, plants, and so much more, all collected from the farms and fields of the region. Goods range from herbs and flowers to cheese and baked delicacies. The farmers’ markets, just a short trip from nearby Portland, are also more than food; they offer entertainment such as live music, chef demonstrations and kids’ activities.
It’s been more than 80 years since the end of Prohibition, and Oregon has blossomed into a leader of craft beer, full-bodied wines and well-aged spirits. Oregon’s distilleries–and Tualatin Valley distilleries in particular–are earning well-deserved accolades and are introducing handcrafted spirits to a new generation.
For true lavender lovers, a garden pot or sprig of lavender simply won’t do. No, you need to be awash in the fields upon fields of purple splendor. The Oregon Lavender Tour is the perfect excuse to do just that close to Portland.
Oregon, the sun is something we savor. That said, one of the best things about the temperature rising is the chance to cool off later.
Just a few minutes’ drive from Portland, make the Tualatin Valley your home base with this Independence Day getaway.