Explore the Culinary Wonders of the Valley
The Tualatin Valley offers many options of savory delights that will satisfy even the pickiest of palates. From fresh-picked produce and well-aged spirits to global cuisine and award-winning wines, taste your way through the region, one place at a time.
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.
Mother Nature is always working. Tualatin Valley farms are an example of that. Here are five Oregon farms to visit this winter.
A Valentine’s getaway is more meaningful than the late-night dash for drugstore roses, chocolates, and pink and red do-dads. With less than a month until Valentine’s Day weekend, plan a sweet-as-can-be Tualatin Valley getaway.
Explore Tualatin Valley’s romantic Valentine’s Wine Loop this February.