Photo by Ken Kochey

Ask a Local: Local Stories



Meet Friendly.

Our friendly folks are always ready to talk wine, food, and their local favorites.

Tualatin Valley is rich in history and culture. And our brewers, restaurateurs, shopkeepers, entertainers, vintners and farmers are always ready to share their local stories.

This is the Tualatin Valley experience: Locals who love to meet visitors, talk about their passions, and share their favorite places to go.

Spend time with us and you’ll want to experience the warm welcome of Tualatin Valley for yourself.

Ask a Local Geologist

Meet Julian Gray

Geologist and executive director of the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals shares his favorite Tualatin Valley pastimes.

Ask a Local Coffee Expert

Meet Alise Hay

Alise Hay of Dapper & Wise Coffee Roasters shares her picks for where to go in Tualatin Valley.

Ask Local Winemakers

Meet Holly and Jim Witte

Holly and Jim Witte of A Blooming Hill Vineyard share what makes spring in Tualatin Valley so special.

Ask a Local Musician

Meet Sam Keator

We had a chat with Sam Keator, who runs S & A Irish Entertainment, to find out what his Tualatin Valley's top spots are.