This spring, we put the power to the people with the Tualatin Valley People’s Choice Awards. With so many great attractions in the area, the competition was stiff! If you’re looking to extend your Portland trip, then plan a weekend in Tualatin Valley—a two-day trip with local favorites using the winners of the 2018 People’s Choice Awards as your guideposts.
People’s Choice Award Itinerary:
Friday night, roll into town for some sudsy delights. After checking in at the People’s Choice Award Winner for Favorite Lodging, the McMenamins Grand Lodge, you are mere steps away from the People’s Choice Winner for Favorite Craft Brewery: McMenamins Brewing. Top-notch IPA pairs perfectly with another Oregon favorite: McMenamins’ tater tots. The Grand Lodge’s bars often welcome live music on weekend evenings.
After a leisurely morning in Forest Grove, take a scenic drive to the People’s Choice Winner for Favorite Winery: Ardiri Vineyards. The wine? Divine! The view? Just as good. Sip a glass of the winery’s Willamette Valley Pinot Noir while sitting around a cozy fire table (yes, it’s as cool as it sounds) and staring at Mt. Hood in the distance. For your second winery, hit up the People’s Choice Winner for Favorite New Attraction, Blizzard Wines’ tasting room. The chic space is a sophisticated, but welcoming environment for wine lovers.
After wine time, take a short drive to dinner at the People’s Choice Award Winner for Favorite Restaurant, the Cruise In Country Diner. Order burgers from local and grass-fed beef. Yours sides include fresh-cut fries and classic car memorabilia.
After a laid-back day, prepare for a more active evening with People’s Choice Winner for Favorite Attraction, Topgolf Hillsboro. You don’t have to be good at golf. Instead, just golf for a good time.