Tualatin Valley Distilling in Hillsboro, Oregon

Whiskey Tour of the Tualatin Valley


Whiskey Tour of the Tualatin Valley

When it comes to libations, the Tualatin Valley is top-notch. Just in Portland’s backyard, there are vineyards of award-winning wineries and pioneering breweries with perfectly hoppy IPAs.

Beyond the vines, barley and hops, the Tualatin Valley is also the answer to the question of where to have a cozy nip of whiskey. Don’t miss the whiskey distilleries and whiskey-dedicated bars that make the Tualatin Valley worth the trip for a tasty bourbon, rye or blended sip.

Whiskey Tasting Rooms

Always proofed at 91, Big Bottom Distilling proves that whiskey making is an art. The distillery’s bourbons are often finished in French oak barrels with notes from cabernet, zinfandel and port casks.

The valley’s newest distiller to open a tasting room here is Stein Distillery, which originated in Joseph, Oregon, and was Eastern Oregon’s first micro-distillery. Stein Distillery’s tasting room in Beaverton features its rye whiskey, blended whiskey and bourbon, alongside its other spirits.

Tigard’s Indio Spirits is the veteran distiller of the bunch, as it’s been making  craft spirits for more than a decade. The tasting room offers a variety of whiskeys, including the popular Snake River Stampede Small Batch, a blend of aged Canadian whiskey finished in sherry barrels for six months.

Bootleggers Whiskey Bar

Tucked into quaint old town Beaverton is a bar that looks like a blast from the past. Bootleggers Whiskey Bar models itself after the drinking holes of the prohibition era. The dark interior is perfect for a happy hour on a gray day. As you may have guessed, the extensive whiskey offerings are perfect for a slow sip or mixed into an old-timey cocktail recipe.

Have a wonderful, whiskey-drinking time in the Tualatin Valley. When pondering where to have a cozy nip of whiskey, think of us. And stay overnight in one of our hotels or book one of these deals.