In addition to eating healthy, reading more and all the other likely contenders, we have two more 2018 resolutions for you: travel more and support the arts. You can accomplish both with the upcoming winter season of shows in Tualatin Valley. As the temperature drops, a cultured year of Oregon theater begins to heat up. To start the year off right, we’re sharing upcoming shows, as well as where to grab a drink after the curtain closes.
Tigard’s Broadway Rose Theatre Company
After the show, Max’s Fanno Creek Brew Pub will have you feeling uprooted, literally, in the best way possible as the bar is built from old growth crow’s foot hemlock of 600-year-old wood. The warm wood tones match the similar hues of the brewery’s 11 craft beer offerings.
Hillsboro’s Bag&Baggage Productions
Every year, performing arts companies around the world host dinners in celebration of the poet Robert Burns. The Burns Supper with Bag&Baggage Productions happens to be our favorite (January 27). Settle into The Vault Theater for an evening of traditional Scottish music, food, and (of course) whiskey.
If you end up having a nip or two of whiskey, then end the night with some coffee across the street. Insomnia Coffee Company makes a great latte. Sip on it while you wait for your Lyft ride to whisk you away to your hotel or Airbnb.
Forest Grove’s Theatre in the Grove
Prepare yourself for a thought-provoking theater experience with Theatre in the Grove’s presentation of God of Carnage (January 12-28). The show follows the at-first civil aftermath of a playground altercation between two young boys. The tense topic will leave you with much to discuss after the show.
Luckily, Ridgewalker Brewing is waiting. Grab a pint of the stellar beer while you discuss your take on the play. The late-night menu offers lots of munching options, including fish and chips, calamari, and the always tasty fried brussels sprouts. Go ahead, get the beer float—you deserve it.
January is a choice time of year for great hotel rates, as well as making good on your worldly New Year’s resolutions.