April 25, 2019 | By Sylke Neal-Finnegan | No Comments

Find Your Center in Tualatin Valley

Things to do in the Tualatin Valley Fernhill Wetlands in Forest GroveFernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove, Oregon, in Tualatin Valley

Is yoga part of your weekly routine? You don’t have to forgo your practice while on vacation or out of town on business. Make a yoga session part of your Tualatin Valley experience, especially since our studios and nature reserves provide a soothing backdrop for your next yoga retreat.

From our experience, there seems to be a lot of overlap in yoga lovers and wine lovers. Oenophile yogis can indulge their passion for yoga at Raptor Ridge Winery’s all-levels yoga classes, Tuesdays from 6-7:15 p.m. (Dates are subject to change; check the winery’s website for dates.) NOTE: The classes do not include wine.

Goat yoga is all the craze in Oregon, but here in Tualatin Valley, we have PUPPY yoga! Yep, you read that right. Puppies have a very “Zen” quality, leaving yogis more relaxed and happy after a session at PuppYoga. Each session is taught by a qualified instructor, who specializes in Vinyasa-style yoga.

If you prefer to practice your yoga al fresco, then roll out your mat at Fernhill Wetlands’ Dabbler’s Marsh trail. The wetlands’ water garden attracts is one of the many spots where birds congregate, making it the perfect location for your own bird of paradise pose.

Orenco Station is perhaps Hillsboro’s healthiest neighborhood with its pedestrian-friendly layout, healthy eats, a locally-focused grocery store and (of course!) a yoga studio. The light blue and pink walls of Ether & Stone have a calming effect that will get you through the toughest power vinyasa class or will inspire you in a restorative yoga class. Find more studios and spas >>>

Continue your feeling of Zen with a healthy meal at Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro, which serves Asian-fusion vegetarian and vegan fare. Or sample the innovated Asian fusion cuisine at Bites Restaurant.

This Trip Idea includes content originally written by Jackie Hagan.

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Spas & Wellness

Pamper yourself with a trip to the spa for a massage, mani/pedi, facial, body wrap and other luxurious treatments. After a day of cycling or hiking, seek comfort for weary muscles with a sports massage or a soak in a heated pool. Or simply keep up with your daily routine while visiting.

Sleep in Style

History, charm and luxury can be found in the many hotels and other lodging options that dot the landscape. Our hotels are close to Portland and have many urban amenities, but are only a fraction of the cost. Plus, parking is always free!

Eat Local

Tualatin Valley is home to a wide range of world-class wineries–minus the bumper-to-bumper crowds. Add a dining scene that includes the region’s best variety of ethnic eateries, and we’re ready to tempt the most adventurous palates.

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