Cycling Banks-Vernonia State Trail
Grapes at Alloro Vineyard in Sherwood, Oregon

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Killin Wetlands in Banks, Oregon

The Tualatin Valley Explorer
August/September 2019

Fall Arts & Culture Preview
Your guide to live performances, art and other cultural events happening this fall in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley

As the crisp air grows cooler, and the sounds of leaves crunch under your feet, sights of fall arts and cultural events fill the air. Mark your calendars for these fanciful and fun arts events in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley this fall. Read more >>> 

5 Best Bird Watching Spots
Check Off Your Birding “Life List” in Tualatin Valley

Located just minutes from Portland, Tualatin 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. Read more >>>

Fall Events & Festivals Not To Miss
Don’t miss these fun, annual fall events

Fall is our favorite season. It’s when several of Tualatin Valley’s most unique (and tasty!) events of the year appear. Plan a trip to Tualatin Valley this fall and don’t miss these signature events. Read more >>>

A Cycling Adventure
Explore Tualatin Valley on Two Wheels

Tualatin Valley is a cyclist’s dream destination, nearly 20 different routes on different terrain—including road cycling and gravel roads—of varying difficulty, from easy to very difficult. Our routes have been vetted by cyclists, to ensure that you will have a truly one-of-a-kind experience.  Read more >>>

New Wine Guide is Hot off the Presses
Guide to Wine Tasting in Tualatin Valley Now Available

We are excited to announce the release of our very first keepsake Wine Tasting Guide to Tualatin Valley, filled with information, tips and room for tasting notes. Order your complimentary wine guide today. Order your guide today >>>


~June/July 2019~

This very special issue of the Tualatin Valley Explorer is all about traveling with your dog. From dog-friendly lodging to events, this is the definitive guide to navigating the destination with your favorite four-legged friend.

Dog-Friendly Lodging: Pets Welcome Here
Tualatin Valley’s pet-friendly lodging options range from budget to boutique hotels. 

Traveling with a four-legged companion can be a challenge when deciding where to lie down the dog bed for the night. Yet options abound throughout  Tualatin Valley when it comes to hotels that welcome your furry companions. Read article >>>

Dog-Friendly Wineries
Bring your faithful friends to wine country, where many wineries welcome pets year-round.

Tualatin Valley’s winemakers love their dogs, and many a friendly Fido can be found sniffing the terroir, welcoming visitors into the tasting room, and generally showing that a day touring the northern Willamette Valley’s wineries is a tail-wagging good time. And, as a bonus, several Tualatin Valley wineries welcome well-behaved and friendly pets. Read more >>>

Pet-Friendly Camping and Outdoor Recreation
L.L. Stub Stewart State Park offers dog-friendly camping, trails and off-leash area.

When it comes to the dog-friendly outdoors, L.L. Stub Stewart State Park is tops. This year-round, full-service state park offers tent camping, RV sites and rustic cabins (including three pet-friendly cabins in the Mountain Dale Cabin Village). Learn more >>

Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Many Tualatin Valley area restaurants and taprooms allow dogs on their patios or in outdoor areas. The following restaurants and taprooms are just a sampling of places where your pups are welcome.

McMenamins Pubs
With various locations throughout the Pacific Northwest, McMenamins welcomes dogs at most of its pubs and hotels. Here in Tualatin Valley, feel free to bring your pup to the following locations:

BG’s Food Cartel
Beaverton’s very first permanent food cart pod, which opened February 2018. boasts dozens of food carts, featuring a wide variety of local food and beverage options. This dog-friendly spot features plenty of outdoor seating, and outdoor bar, and a pet relief area.

If you’re planning to travel with your pets to Oregon, Portland or to Tualatin Valley specifically, please remember that here in Tualatin Valley, you and your pets will be very welcome here. 

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New Cycling Routes Launched Throughout Tualatin Valley

A series of new cycling routes have been launched throughout Tualatin Valley, in conjunction with RideWithGPS, an online tool that allows cyclists to plan, navigate and share great rides. Maps and cue sheets for 15 cycling routes—designed for beginners through advanced riders—are now available.

Winery & Vineyard Tour Experiences

Make your Tualatin Valley getaway extra special with a winery and vineyard tour. Get a bird’s eye view of how wine is grown and produced, all while sampling and savoring the tastes of Tualatin Valley wine.

The Amazing Grape

Our vintners use their passions to create magic in a bottle. Watch our new videos and learn what makes Tualatin Valley a special wine destination.

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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