The Tualatin Valley Explorer


The Tualatin Valley Explorer

Your Guide to What’s Happening in the Tualatin Valley

September 2017

Tualatin Valley’s Art Walks

The Tualatin Valley is an artist’s enclave, and we love to show it off. Autumn is the perfect season for an art walk, and September provides so many opportunities to experience the art of the valley. Read more >>>

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Summer’s End Wine Getaway

The dog days of summer are upon us. Don’t let the summer slip by without a last hurrah. We have the best hotel deals waiting for you so you can take advantage of these last days of summer before the cooler breezes of autumn settle in. Read more >>>


It’s Time for the Air Show! Book a Hotel and Enter to Win

Mark your calendars for the Oregon International Air Show, September 22-24, 2017. We are partnering with local hotels to offer guests this once in a lifetime opportunity to take flight in one of the performance planes. Simply book a special Oregon Air Show hotel package from participating hotels. Read more >>>

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5 Reasons to Visit Tualatin Valley This Fall

Autumn in the Tualatin Valley is a treat to the senses. The crisp, cool air. The smell of fireplaces burning. The crackling sound of fallen leaves underfoot. The sight of beautiful valleys as they glow in hues of orange, red and green. We’ve compiled a list of the five top reasons to visit Tualatin Valley this fall. Read more >>>

Pumpkin Regatta Tualatin Valley


Downtown Tigard Street Fair (Sept. 9)
Bike Beaverton (Sept. 10)
Forest Grove Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival (Sept. 16)
Apple Harvest Festival (Sept. 16)
Oregon International Air Show (Sept. 22-24)
Harvest Century Bike Ride (Sept. 24)
Smith Berry Barn Apple Festival (Oct. 15)
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta (Oct. 21)

Mark your calendars! October is harvest month, when pumpkin patches and corn mazes open for the season. Learn more >>>

The first-ever Beaverton Restaurant Week takes place September 28-October 8. Explore the diverse and delicious independent restaurants in downtown Beaverton, and taste each restaurant’s specialty dishes at a special price. Learn more >>> 

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What's New?

New Hotel Opens in Hillsboro

The Tualatin Valley’s newest hotel opened in June! Aloft Hillsboro-Beaverton is a hip, 137-room hotel and offers free Wi-Fi and free parking! The hotel is located within proximity of shops and restaurants at The Streets of Tanasbourne shopping center.

Events & Festivals

Annual Wine Events

From fragrant Pinot Noir to Riesling that tickles the taste buds, dozens of varietals are waiting to be tasted, discussed, and most of all enjoyed, especially during our annual events.

Events & Festivals

Events and Festivals

Just minutes from downtown Portland, the Tualatin Valley offers a host of events near Portland throughout the year. Enjoy unique Oregon festivals guaranteed to offer seasonality, community and entertainment.


A “Foodie” Guide to the Tualatin Valley

The Tualatin Valley is an expansive destination with an abundance of local restaurants. From burgers and pizza to the exotic tastes of Korean and Caribbean fare, we’ve got the goods on some of the local dining hot spots.


Itinerary: Valley to Coast, a Three-Day Itinerary

Explore the riches of the Tualatin Valley, scenically situated between Portland and the Oregon Coast. Sample the tastes of the Tualatin Valley and discover wildlife at protected nature spaces, then drive to the pristine Oregon Coast with a day-trip to Tillamook County. Your journey starts here.

Tour Routes & Trails

Travel Along the Quilt Barn Trail of Washington County

For many, quilts are part of the very fiber of our homes. Now, the nostalgia and heritage of quilts can be seen throughout the Tualatin Valley along our very own Quilt Barn Trail of Washington County.