February 8, 2021 | By Sylke
The Great 2021 Getaway Giveaway

Oregon’s Tualatin Valley Launches “The Great 2021 Getaway Giveaway,” Awarding More Than A Thousand Future Getaways to the Region

The Washington County Visitors Association’s Initiative Is Designed to Put Tualatin Valley on the Road to Recovery by Welcoming Travelers Back When the Time is Right

2021 Nights LogoBeaverton, Ore. (February 8, 2021) – Travelers who are eager to travel in 2021 have a new reason to be excited. Oregon’s Tualatin Valley announces the February 15, 2021, launch of “The Great 2021 Getaway Giveaway,” sponsored by the Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA). This new initiative is designed to stimulate Washington County’s hospitality industry, giving wanderlusters an opportunity to win hotel stays in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley.

“The Great 2021 Getaway Giveaway” will give more than a thousand lucky winners complimentary future hotel stays in the region, which is renowned for its acclaimed wineries and breweries, numerous scenic nature trails, celebrated restaurants and tax-free shopping. This tremendous giveaway provides a chance to escape to the picturesque destination, scenically situated between Portland and the Oregon Coast. Visit tualatinvalley.org/2021nights to enter.

“2021 comes with a new appreciation for travelers,” said Carolyn McCormick, president and CEO of the Washington County Visitors Association, the destination marketing organization for the area. “With ‘The Great 2021 Getaway Giveaway,’ we look forward to welcoming visitors back this summer.”

“Vaccine deployment will come with a resurgence in traveler confidence,” said Scott Youngblood, general manager of the Embassy Suites Washington Square.  “This campaign will inspire regional explorers to take their first trips back into the Tualatin Valley and eventually draw distant visitors back to our tasting rooms, tap rooms, shopping centers, restaurants, hotels and much more.”

McCormick emphasized, “This new initiative is designed to aid in economic recovery of  travel and tourism in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley by purchasing more than $330,000 in products from participating hotels, restaurants and attractions today. By pre-purchasing all of the prizes for the sweepstakes, the WCVA has leveraged our resources for a much needed monetary impact today and to attract travelers in the near future.”

“The Great 2021 Getaway Giveaway” includes a prize total of 2,021 hotel room nights and sweepstakes entry runs from February 15 through June 15, 2021, and travel and accommodations are valid from June 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021. Participants are encouraged to come back each month to enter. Entrants may also share on social media for additional chances to win.

Monthly Entry Periods:

  • February 15 through March 15
  • March 16 through April 15
  • April 16 through May 15
  • May 16 through June 15

Four (4) Grand Prizes*

  • Round-trip airfare for two
  • Rental car voucher
  • Four-night hotel stay
  • Dinner for two at a local, independent restaurant
  • A special gift to complement the stay

*Grand prize winners may be subject to federal, state and local taxes on the prize. 

1,002 First Prizes**

  • Two-night hotel stay
  • Dinner for two at a local, independent restaurant
  • A special gift to complement the stay

**First prize winners will be responsible for travel costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of the prize.

No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C. (excluding FL, HI, NY, and these counties in Oregon: Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, & Washington) who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Complete rules and regulations are available at tualatinvalley.org/rules.

“We couldn’t be more grateful for the innovation and leadership of the WCVA as we struggle through the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Scott Youngblood, general manager of the Embassy Suites Washington Square. “This infusion of resource will help our business, our employees and our valued vendor partners as we deliver uncompromising service and safe accommodations to essential travelers.”

In April 2020, the WCVA issued stimulus grants to Washington County hotels of cash payments of $10,000, for a total of $550,000 awarded in grants. This second stimulus from the WCVA includes area restaurants and attractions.

Participating Hotels

Aloft Hillsboro-Beaverton, Century Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Portland Beaverton, Courtyard by Marriott Portland Hillsboro, Courtyard by Marriott Portland Tigard, Embassy Suites-Hillsboro, Embassy Suites Washington Square, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Portland West/Beaverton, Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Hillsboro-Evergreen, Hampton Inn Sherwood Portland, Hilton Garden Inn Portland/Beaverton, Holiday Inn Hillsboro, Holiday Inn Portland South, Homewood Suites by Hilton Hillsboro/Beaverton, McMenamins Grand Lodge, Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Hillsboro/Brookwood, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Portland Hillsboro, Staybridge Suites Hillsboro North, Staybridge Suites Hillsboro – Orenco Station, The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport, The Orenco, TownePlace Suites by Marriott Portland Beaverton (see full list at tualatinvalley.org/partners)

About Tualatin Valley

Nestled between Portland and the Oregon Coast, Tualatin Valley is an ideal Pacific Northwest escape, with activities perfect for safe, social distancing. Home to hiking, cycling, camping, farmers markets, award-winning wineries, breweries, dining and more, Tualatin Valley has no shortage of wonderful memory-making adventures. Additionally, in 2020, the Tualatin Valley welcomed two new area viticultural areas (AVAs), the Laurelwood District and Tualatin Hills, further solidifying the region and its 30 estate wineries as a celebrated viticulture destination. For more information about Tualatin Valley, visit tualatinvalley.org.

For high-resolution images of the Tualatin Valley, please visit: : tualatinvalley.org/media-press/photo-gallery.

About Washington County Visitors Association 

The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA) is a non-profit destination marketing organization that serves the region’s tourism industry by actively promoting Oregon’s Washington County/Tualatin Valley as a desired tourism destination to business and leisure travelers, sports and event planners, meeting planners and group tour operators. The WCVA is funded by 2.33 percentage of transient lodging tax (TLT) generated and collected in Washington County. The WCVA markets the destination as “The Tualatin Valley.” For more information about the WCVA, visit wcva.org.

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