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The Tualatin Valley Explorer

February 2020

What’s Hot & New in Tualatin Valley?

While 2019 was a stellar year with new openings, we’re excited for 2020, when several new spots will be opening soon, bringing even more cool new places to eat, drink and sleep to the valley. See what’s new in 2020 >>>

Events to Mark on Your Calendar for 2020

Throughout the year, several signature events are held around Tualatin Valley, many showcasing the bounty of our agricultural region, whether it’s wine, beer or even pumpkins. Check out the list of things that are happening this year. Mark your calendars and start planning a Tualatin Valley adventure. See Tualatin Valley’s signature events >>>

Valentine’s Day Weekend in Tualatin Valley

This year, Valentine’s Day is on a Friday…AND it’s also Presidents Day weekend. So, why not take advantage of the long weekend with a trip to Tualatin Valley? From events to hotel deals, we’ve got the goods to impress your Valentine.

Dog-Friendly Breweries in Tualatin Valley

Tualatin Valley is the perfect place to travel with your four-legged friend, as many hotels, parks, trails, coffee shops, and wineries welcome friendly dogs, and breweries are no exception. If you’re looking to sample some of Oregon’s best brews, these places will make you and your pup feel right at home. Learn more >>>

Major Milestones Coming Up in 2020

We LOVE that Oregon’s birthday is February 14! We’re not only celebrating the state’s birthday, see what’s celebrating milestone years in Tualatin Valley this year. Read more >>>

We Are Blushing Over These Upcoming Wine Events

We are wild about wine in Tualatin Valley. If you love wine, then add these wine events to your calendar and make plans to visit Tualatin Valley to experience the magic of Oregon wine country. Learn more >>>

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In Case You Missed It

10 Things to do Near the Lightrail

Travelers to the Portland Region are lucky to have an easy, car-free way to get around. You can ride TriMet’s MAX light rail from the Portland International Airport all the way to Hillsboro. Along the way, you can stop and enjoy much of what Tualatin Valley has to offer.

4 Coffee Roasters for a Unique Cup O’ Joe

While Portland has earned a reputation for some serious espresso, don’t overlook the expert and small-batch roasters in Tualatin Valley. Those who are crazy about coffee will go just about anywhere to get the really good stuff, which is why so many caffeine fiends sojourn to these four local craft coffee roasters (and two of our favorite coffeehouses).

Taste Red Wine (That is Not Pinot Noir)

Sure, Pinot Noir put Oregon’s Willamette Valley on the map, but, did you know that so many of our winemakers are making exquisite reds that are not Pinot Noir? In fact, many winegrowers and winemakers are expanding their wine portfolios to include other red wines. These are the four wineries to check out if you want to drink anything but a Pinot Noir.

New Year, New You

Try Something New This Year

Whether you want to take up a new hobby or expand your palate, there’s no place like Oregon’s Tualatin Valley to do it.

Check Off Your Birding “Life List”

5 Best Bird Watching Spots

ualatin Valley is filled with excellent and often lively bird and wildlife habitats. So, bring your binoculars, scopes and cameras and head out on an Oregon birding and wildlife adventure at these top five bird watching spots in the region.

Dogs Are Welcome Here

Explore Dog-Friendly Tualatin Valley

We welcome you to travel to Tualatin Valley with your pooch. From dog-friendly lodging to wineries where Fido is welcome, this is the definitive guide to navigating the destination with your favorite four-legged friend.

Plan Your Tualatin Valley Getaway Today

Book Your Stay

Our hotels are close to Portland and have many urban amenities, but are only a fraction of the cost. Plus, parking is always free, and our hotels do not charge any amenity/resort fees!

Check In to Our Newest Hotels

Our new hotels fit every budget and taste, from an extended-stay property to a hip, urban-style hotel. Plus, parking is free and these hotels do not charge a resort or amenities fee.

Visitor Information

Visitor Guide, Maps and More

Plan your Tualatin Valley getaway. Request a complimentary printed Visitor Guide, Quilt Barn Trail Map, Bike Map and Tualatin River Water Trail Map, or view our digital visitor guide.

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