Countdown to Spring


Countdown to Spring

Punxsutawney Phil, the lovable groundhog who peeks out each February 2nd to see—or not see—his shadow, predicted an early spring this year. While Phil may be an unreliable weather forecaster, we’re still counting the days until spring, and in the meantime, we’ve gathered some our favorite late-winter things to see and do in Tualatin Valley.

Spend Time in Nature

Winter months are also great times to get out into nature, and to view birds that spend the season here, rather than flying south. Spend a morning or afternoon exploring the sights and sounds of our nature parks. Cooper Mountain Nature Park offers spectacular view of the valley, while the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge provides a relaxing walk along the river and through different natural habitats.

What’s New:
Walk the trails Killin Wetlands Nature Park and take in the the views, and search for wildlife such as elk, beavers and river otters and hard-to-find birds.

Grab a Pint

Beer in Tualatin Valley is a big deal. With nearly two dozen breweries in the valley alone, it’s a part of the vast Portland region beer lovers call a “Beervana.” Portland is one of the top cities for craft breweries, and Tualatin Valley’s proximity to this famous beer city has its perks. IPAs rule here, but stouts and porters (even better when infused with locally roasted coffee), ambers, reds and pilsners and wheats are easy to find at these local craft breweries.

What’s New:
Ex Novo Brewing Company, the much-loved Portland brewery, opened an outpost in Historic Downtown Beaverton. Enjoy a pint with a Detroit-style pizza.

Choose an Indoor Adventure

The weather in February and March can be unpredictable, so when the forecast calls for rain (or even snow), adventurers can head indoors to these premier attractions in Tualatin Valley.

Embrace the freedom of flying at iFly Indoor Skydiving, an unparalleled free-falling experience in a cushion of air generated by a vertical wind tunnel. Cozy into a heated putting bay at Topgolf Hillsboro, the premier, state-of-the-art golf and entertainment complex.

What’s New:
K1 Speed is a state-of-the-art an all-electric go-kart experience featuring museum-quality motorsport memorabilia, all-electric Storm and junior go-karts imported directly from Italy, 11-turn road-course inspired track.

Pack your bags and spend some time with us this season. Experience the warm welcome of the Tualatin Valley, our Oregon. View hotel deals >>>

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People's Choice Awards Nominations

It’s that time again, when Tualatin Valley’s best and brightest are recognized by you, the people who visit Tualatin Valley. We are seeking nominations for this year’s People’s Choice Awards. Please tell us your favorite Tualatin Valley businesses in the following categories. Survey closes at 10 pm (PST) March 7, 2019.

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