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The Tualatin Valley Explorer



The Tualatin Valley Explorer

Holiday 2019

Take the “Tax” Out of Holiday Shopping

The Tualatin Valley is one of the best places to spend your days shopping for friends and family. Not only does the area boast a diverse selection of shops–from artisan shops to big-box stores–there is no sales tax on anything. So, bring your list and shop away! Read more >>>

Tualatin Valley Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, surprise your friends and family with gifts from Tualatin Valley, or add a little taste of the valley to your holiday table and festivities. This holiday season, give the gift of the Tualatin Valley. Plan your shopping getaway today. Read more >>>

Holiday Shows Not to Miss

Instantly get in the holiday mood with a festive show. From Christmas classics to cheeky reinventions, find your festive spirit with these fun, professional theater productions throughout Tualatin Valley. See what’s on stage >>>

Holiday Wine Events

Tualatin Valley’s wineries are getting into the holiday spirit with special tastings and fun, hands-on events. Plan your own Oregon wine  getaway around these special holiday wine events. Learn more >>>

Cut Your Own Tree and Take it Home!

After the last leaf has fallen, it’s time to visit the Tualatin Valley’s Christmas and holiday tree farms. Breathe in the fresh air and cut your own tree, select a pre-cut tree or just join in on the holiday festivities. Find Christmas tree farms >>>


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In Case You Missed It

5 Hands-On Artsy Experiences to Try in Tualatin Valley

From wine tasting to cycling along the valley’s scenic roads, there are plenty of experiences to be had in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley. If you’re looking for a creative outlet while visiting, or to try something you’ve never attempted, take a look at these five hands-on artsy experiences to try.

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.

Holiday Bucket List

With the holiday season officially upon us, it’s time to get in the spirit and enjoy all the activities that make this season the most magical and wonderful time of year. If you’re looking for some new holiday traditions, try this list of the top activities on our Tualatin Valley Holiday bucket list.

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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