Thanksgiving Weekend Events in Tualatin Valley
Spend Thanksgiving weekend with us and explore the bounty of Tualatin Valley with a weekend of festive fall events. And give thanks to Oregon wine this Thanksgiving with a weekend of special tastings, pairings and more.
If you’re looking for a healthy and fun way to get your endorphins racing before you dive into your Thanksgiving feast, sign up for one of the several races on turkey day.
Every year, more than 2,000 runners and walkers come together for Sherwood’s Give N’ Gobble Turkey Trot. This popular event has sold out five years in a row, so make sure to register online early. Murrayhill’s 5th Annual Turkey Trot 5k Run and Walk will begin at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning and take participants on a fun and hilly run around Beaverton’s Murrayhill neighborhood and through power line trails.
Both Hillsboro and Tigard will hold their annual Turkeythons with a timed 5K race as well as a non-timed, quarter-mile “Kidathon” for children ages 2-11. Tigard Turkeython will lead racers along the Tualatin River and through two local parks, while Hillsboro Turkeython participants will run through Rock Creek Country Club’s golf course.
Wine & Cider Events
Spend the weekend exploring over 30 wineries open for the annual Thanksgiving Wine Weekend (November 29-December 1). Each winery in Tualatin Valley offers an assortment of special activities including new release wine tastings, seasonal pairings, local craft vendors, treats and eats, and live music. The holiday weekend offers visitors the opportunity to explore both local favorites and small wineries that are not regularly open to the public. (Tasting fees vary)
Artisan producers and members of the Craft Wine Association are holding a special tasting at the Scotch Church Road Vineyard Tasting Room for “Craft Wine Thanksgiving” (November 30). Local wineries La Randonnée, Résolu Cellars, Pheasant Hill Vineyard and Scotch Church Road Vineyards will be pouring varietals ranging from Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Cab Franc, Cab Sauvignon and Triomphe. (Tickets are available online for $25 per person.)
Bull Run Cider will open its tasting room for the weekend (November 30-December 1) to pour special cider and wine tastings. The “orchard fruit” tasting flight includes ciders from Bull Run Cider, Seven Seeds Seidr and Baird and Dewar’s Farmhouse Cider. Rue Cler Wine will also be there to sample wines. (Cider tastings range from $7 – $12; wine tastings are $1 per taste.)
Festive Cultural Event
Thanksgiving weekend is the launch of one of Tualatin Valley’s newest holiday events. The Beaverton Night Market Bazaar (November 30-December 1) is an indoor cultural art and craft experience featuring artisan goods made and procured by nearly 30 emerging craft vendors who want to showcase their work and share their cultural traditions. This event is inspired by the ever-popular Beaverton Night Market, which is held each summer. (Admission is free)
Instead of a store-bought wreath this year, why not create your own? Not only is it a great souvenir of your time spent in Tualatin Valley, wreaths make great gifts, too.
The Tillamook Forest Center brings back its Holiday Wreath Making Event (November 29-December 1) for the Thanksgiving weekend. Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath using a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make a cone craft and other small items. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class. (Reservations are required; RSVP by Nov. 20th; $20: Wreath; $7: Cone Craft)
Black Friday Shopping & Shop Local Saturday
Take the “tax” out of shopping and shop tax-free on Black Friday. Hit the sales at Washington Square or Bridgeport Village, two of Oregon’s premier shopping destinations. On Saturday, visit local shops throughout Tualatin Valley. Buy the latest best-seller for the book-lover in your family at Powell’s at Cedar Hills Crossing, find that perfect toy at iSpark Toys, or peruse the fancy tea ware and teas at Stash Tea‘s retail shop.
Whether you’re spending the holiday with family and friends or getting away for a little rest and relaxation, these events are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
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Give thanks to Oregon wine this Thanksgiving with a weekend of special tastings, pairings and festivities, treats and nibbles, local artisan craft vendors, live music and more.