Summer is in full swing and pandemic or not, eating outside is one of the best parts of summer. Whether you want to pack your own picnic basket full of local treats or have someone else do the cooking, Oregon’s Tualatin Valley has the perfect picnic spots for your next weekend adventure.
Enjoy the best of wine tasting and picnicking with Cooper Mountain Vineyards’ vineyard-side tasting experience. Take in the view from the mountain while you a meal prepared by local chef Jeff Larson with Our Table Collective. Meal options include Mediterranean style bowls with tabbouleh, hummus and chermoula yogurt, Heirloom tomato bowls with sheep’s cheese and chimichurri, grinder sandwiches with Olympia Provisions salami and a fancy cheese plate. Make a reservation now >>>
Grab some snacks and spend a day of leisure at Hagg Lake, where you’ll find plenty of picnic tables and wide open spaces to spread out a blanket. There are even grills around the park if you want to catch your lunch in the lake and grill it fresh! There’s plenty to do at the park before and after your picnic, including an 18-hole disk golf course and 13 miles of hiking and biking trails.
This 42-acre park has rolling hills, wetlands with wildlife and unique art to explore. The Rock Creek Trail goes through the park and from it you may spot a great blue heron in the wetlands or deer in the forested area. The park is open from sunrise to sunset so you can while away the day while you munch on treats.
Located on the Tualatin River, Cook Park is a great place to stop for lunch during your day on the water. Take a break from kayaking and explore the park, or neighboring Durham City Park. Be sure to check out the Tupling Butterfly Garden, which is full of blooms year-round to attract little winged beauties.
Picnics are the perfect way to practice physical distancing. Soak up every sunny day this summer by getting outside and enjoying nature and snacks on a picnic in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley.
Face coverings are now required in all public buildings and outdoor spaces where you can not maintain physical distancing from people outside your household. Remember to dispose of masks and gloves in the trash.
Please note that park facilities including restrooms and playground may be closed due to COVID-19.