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About Explore Tualatin Valley

Tourism Matters to Washington County

The Washington County Visitors Association (dba Explore Tualatin Valley) is a non-profit destination marketing and destination development organization (DMO), which markets Washington County, Oregon, as a tourism destination. Part of the Explore Tualatin Valley’s role is to identify and market to out-of-area-visitors, with the mission to increase overnight visitation in Washington County. Visitors to Washington County include: business, leisure and group travelers, meetings, sports and event planners, and tour operators, among others.

About the Explore Tualatin Valley

The Explore Tualatin Valley is a non-profit destination marketing and destination development organization (DMO), which markets Washington County, Oregon, as a tourism destination. Part of the WCVA’s role is to identify and market to out-of-area-visitors, with the mission to increase overnight visitation in Washington County.

Visitors to Washington County include: business, leisure and group travelers, meetings, sports and event planners, and tour operators, among others. As a DMO, the WCVA is charged with reaching these audiences via marketing outreach, which includes advertising, public relations, online marketing and social media, tourism research and other activities, as well as stakeholder and tourism development, group tour and tourism sales, sports sales and more.

Did you know? In 2021, tourism to Washington County brought in more than $612 million in direct spending to the community.

Tourism has the potential to further diversify the Washington County economy. Through partnerships with stakeholders, our goal is to establish high-quality visitor experiences that excite, educate and reward visitors and residents alike. We are attuned to the needs of travelers and strive to match them with exceptional and memorable experiences that meet their interests. We view this as a team effort, and as your biggest cheerleaders, we value your partnership.

Visitor Services

As a service to travelers, the WCVA produces an annual visitor guide, publishes destination maps highlighting area attractions and activities, and operates a Visitor Information Center, which provides free information about things to do, places to stay and other activities in Washington County and its surrounding areas. The Visitor Information Center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (holidays excluded and hours subject to change).

Tourism Matters

Tourism brings in approximately $450 million to the community, and has the potential to further diversify the Washington County economy. Through partnerships with stakeholders, our goal is to establish high-quality visitor experiences that excite, educate and reward visitors and residents alike. We are attuned to the needs of travelers and strive to match them with exceptional and memorable experiences that meet their interests.

Washington County Land Acknowledgement

“We want to acknowledge the people on whose land we live—the Atfalati-Kalapuyans also known as the Tualatin Band of Kalapuyans—the first inhabitants of Washington County. We are grateful for the land we are on, Kalapuyan land.

Signers of the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855 were removed from their homelands to the Grand Ronde Indian Reservation. Today their descendants are tribal members of Grand Ronde and Siletz tribes, carrying on the traditions and cultures of their ancestors.”

We view this as a team effort, and as your biggest cheerleaders, we value your partnership.