What’s New in Tualatin Valley
Tualatin Valley has a lot to celebrate in 2018, with new breweries, restaurants and hotels coming to the destination, giving travelers even more choices and reasons to choose Tualatin Valley for a getaway.
Beaverton’s First Permanent Food Cart Pod and the Largest in Oregon!
After much anticipation, BG’s Food Cartel opened in February, bringing the food cart pod concept to Beaverton. The pod has more than two dozen food carts, representing cuisines from around the globe. The pod also features outdoor and indoor seating and an indoor/outdoor beer and wine garden.
Hello, Cracker Barrel
The iconic Cracker Barrel Old Country Store opened its second Oregon restaurant in Beaverton. Fill up on southern-style staples, such as grits, chicken-fried steak and fried catfish. The Beaverton restaurant joins Tualatin Valley’s other location in Tualatin as the brand expands into the Pacific Northwest.
New Coffee Roaster
Thornton Coffee Family Roasters recently set up shop in Beaverton. Enjoy handcrafted espresso beverages and freshly brewed drip coffee made from Thornton’s on-site roasting plant and coffee lab.
New Breweries & Taprooms
In February, Fido’s Tap House opened in Tigard. Billed as the “world’s first dog tap house,” Fido’s is a hybrid of craft beer taproom and dog rescue. Fido’s celebrates the Oregon beer scene, while promoting and encouraging the adoption of rescued dogs. With more than 30 taps and a fun and diverse food menu, Fido’s is a welcome–and unique–new addition to Tualatin Valley.
Old Town Sherwood welcomed its first brewery, Smockville Brewhouse, in November. The brewhouse features an eatery and unique craft beers–including IPAs, wheats and porters–and sodas made on the premises. Pair your beverage with lunch or dinner, or enjoy bites from the happy hour menu.
Also in Sherwood, Xylem Cider Works opened its doors in January, showcasing its diverse slate of Oregon crafted ciders. The brewers make every effort to source ingredients within 100 miles, which not only makes ingredients the freshest as possible, it also reduces the cidery’s carbon footprint.
Hop Cycle Brewing Company is soon to be the city of Banks’ first brewery. When it opens this year, this bicycle-themed brewery will be a must-visit stop for cyclists, as it will be located near the trailhead for the Banks-Vernonia State Trail.
Out of This World Pizza and Play has a new addition, Deep Space Brewing. Deep Space’s brews have sci-five names, such as Peat Me Up, Scotty and Plan B Ale.
Construction is well underway at Beaverton’s newest hotel, Marriott TownePlace Suites (3900 SW 114th Ave., Beaverton). Conveniently located near Oregon Highway 217, this 112-room, all-suite hotel will feature full kitchens, free Wi- Fi, on-site laundry and more.
Bonus: The hotel is located next to the new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant.
The newest Hillsboro hotel to open in 2018 will be the Staybridge Suites (6225 NW Casper Pl., Hillsboro), and will be the gateway to the town of Helvetia. This 80-room, all-suite, extended-stay hotel will be close to some of the area’s best attractions, such as TopGolf, Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Helvetia Tavern, and Helvetia Vineyards. The hotel will feature full kitchens, free Wi-Fi, complimentary social happy hour and free hot breakfast buffet.
Bonus: The hotel is steps away from award-winning ABV Public House.