Multi-Generational Travel in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley
Tualatin Valley Fun for the Whole Family
Tualatin Valley has something fun for all ages that adds to the excitement of traveling. From restless young ones to the young at heart, plan a getaway that is sure to please everyone in the family. Experience the destination like those who live here do, with a mixture of fun, food and a little bit of education.
COVID-19 note: Many restaurants, wineries and attractions now require reservations. Check individual websites before visiting to learn about new protocols. Masks are required inside and in outdoor areas where physical distancing is not possible.
Your Tualatin Valley adventure starts at Tree to Tree Adventure Park. This is a playground in the trees and provides the perfect escape for all ages. The park’s aerial ropes courses are designed for all levels, from beginner to the experienced. Dueling zip lines and the zip line tour are perfect for older kids and adults, while the “Adventure Village” is designed specifically for kids two to eight years old.
For lunch, check out Diversity Cafe, a casual restaurant featuring a diverse menu full of comfort foods. The kids menu–a placemat of games to keep them occupied–features kid-friendly cuisine, made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
For more adventure, make an appointment to fly at iFly Indoor Skydiving. Adventure seekers of all abilities and all ages, from 3 to 103, can experience the thrill of free falling, all under the guidance of a trained guide.
For dinner, try The Lodge at Cascade Brewing. This popular brewpub offers a kids menu (kids eat free on Mondays), plus a variety of entrees for adults. For the 21-and-older crowd, the beer list features more than a dozen of Cascade Brewing’s acclaimed beers, including their claim to fame: sour beers.
Start the morning with a paddle along the calm Tualatin River, an ideal river for all paddlers, from first-timers to seasoned pros. The Tualatin Riverkeepers rent kayaks on a first come, first served basis at Cook Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Next, enjoy lunch in the heart of Hillsboro’s agricultural region at Midway Firehouse Pizza. Located in a historic property in rural Hillsboro, Midway Firehouse Pizza is a family-friendly pizza restaurant focusing on homemade pizzas, salads, dessert pizzas and gluten free options. Midway also has big screen TVs and a game room for kids.
After lunch, hike Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve’s 4.5 miles of trails and use the wildlife viewing blinds to view the many species of birds who frequent the preserve, and to see the bald eagle’s nest located deep in the preserve.
Hit the track at K1 Speed Indoor Kart Racing. This state-of-the-art location features museum-quality motorsport memorabilia, the latest all-electric Storm and Junior go-karts imported directly from Italy, an 11-turn road-course inspired track, arcade, and lounge offering delicious food and refreshing beverages for all ages.
Afterward, venture to the nearby Topgolf, a family-friendly, golf-focused entertainment center. Grab dinner and snack on delicious bites while hitting balls from the temperature-controlled state-of-the-hitting bays. Play for fun, or get competitive to see who can get the highest score.