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

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Killin Wetlands in Banks, Oregon

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Fall 2019

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. Read the article >>>

4 Coffee Roasters (and 2 Coffeehouses) 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). Learn more >>>

Taste Red Wine (That is Not Pinot Noir)

Sure, Pinot Noir put Oregon’s Willamette Valley on the map. And, yes, it is available at every winery in Tualatin Valley. 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. Just like there are beer drinkers that want to have anything but an IPA, these are the four wineries to check out if you want to drink anything but a Pinot Noir. Read more >>>

Six Trails to Trek This Fall

Fall is finally here! Wine grapes are being harvested, leaves are changing and the gentle rains of autumn have arrived. It is during this time of year when Tualatin Valley is at its glory (spring, summer, and even winter are pretty glorious, too, but I’m partial to this time of year). Pack your bags and explore these six trails to trek this fall. Read the article >>>

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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.

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.

A beautiful view in Tualatin Valley in Oregon