Road Trips Ideas Just Outside Portland
Take a Mini Road Trip and Explore the Beauty of Tualatin Valley
These mini road trips are the perfect way to showcase Tualatin Valley’s sunny days.
Vineyard & Valley Scenic Tour Route
Here in Tualatin Valley, nature, agriculture, history and wine are undeniably intertwined, and the designated Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route showcases this special commingling of attractions along its 60-mile drive through the serene Oregon countryside. Best to be enjoyed during a full day of discoveries, the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route offers a day of lush rural adventures.
Quilt Barn Trail of Tualatin Valley
The nostalgia and heritage of quilts can be seen throughout Tualatin Valley with our very own Quilt Barn Trail. The non-designated trail (view map) is composed of large wood blocks that have been hand-painted in traditional quilt patterns that hold some significance to the area or farm where it is located. The Quilt Barn Trail highlights Tualatin Valley’s agricultural and historical heritage, as well as to create public art and showcase the art of quilting.
Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway
If your preferred mode of transportation is a bicycle, then the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway is the way to go! This 50-mile route, designed for intermediate and advanced riders, take you through the valley’s verdant farmlands and by farm stores and quilt barns. It starts at Rood Bridge Park and Rhododendron Garden and leads to the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a gorgeous 21-mile linear rail-to-trail path.
For a place known for its rain, Oregon sure has a lot of sunflowers. During summer months, Tualatin Valley’s sunflower season is a yellowy explosion of happiness.
Our art scene is one of the region’s best-kept secrets and Tualatin Valley makes art fun and accessible to all with these art-centric events and walks.
Several events are planned to help you celebrate the 4th of July in Tualatin Valley this year. Here is the scoop on where to go and what to see.