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The Tualatin Valley Explorer


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A western scrub blue jay in Oregon's Tualatin Valley

The Tualatin Valley Explorer

May 2020

We miss you and can’t wait for the time when you can come back and experience Tualatin Valley. When you’re ready to travel we’ll be here. Our hotels, wineries, breweries, restaurants and retail shops will be here, ready to welcome you and maintain your safety. Our trails and nature parks will be here for you to explore.

Cheers to May! It’s Oregon Wine Month

We love our winemakers and their wines throughout the year, but we celebrate them even more during Oregon Wine Month. From Pinot Noir to Pinot Gris, Tualatin Valley’s winemakers produce a diverse array of red and white wines.

Although our wineries’ tasting rooms are temporarily closed, you can still order our region’s famous Pinot Noir and more. These days, the wine tasting is just at home, but that doesn’t make it any less special. Read more >>>

Explore Tualatin Valley From Afar

While we don’t know when it will be safe and advisable to travel again, we don’t want to stop you from dreaming. Tualatin Valley is the perfect getaway — nestled between the urban center of Portland and on the way to the Oregon Coast.

Tualatin Valley has amazing restaurants, beautiful nature parks and exciting attractions for you to experience someday. Until then, you can enjoy some of what this area has to offer with virtual activities you can do from home. Read more >>>

It’s Farmers Market Season

Nothing beats biting into a juicy Oregon strawberry during the summer months, and farmers market season is officially upon us. Many markets are adapting to our “new normal” with social distancing policies and drive-through options. Learn more >>>

Businesses Help Neighbors During Tough Times

This is a difficult time for all kinds of small businesses. That’s why it’s so heartwarming to see businesses seeing a need in their community and stepping up to help their neighbors. Read more >>>

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In Case You Missed It

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.

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).

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.


Sunnier skies are on their way and what could be better on a warm day than spreading out a blanket for a picnic?

Check Off Your Birding “Life List”

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

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

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!

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

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.

A beautiful view in Tualatin Valley in Oregon