What’s New & Notable in the Tualatin Valley?
Tualatin Valley is an ever-changing destination offering adventure and surprises around every corner. The valley boasts myriad things to see and do, from the arts to wine. As it continues to grow its tourism product, the valley is seeing an increase in hotel construction, as well as new breweries entering the market.
New Craft Breweries
Hop Cycle Brewing Company (13965 NW Main St., Banks; hopcyclebrewing.com) is soon to be the city of Banks’ first brewery, and the Tualatin Valley’s 20th brewery. The bicycle-themed brewery will be a must-visit stop for cyclists, and it will be located near the trailhead for the 21-mile, car-free Banks-Vernonia State Trail.
Old Town Sherwood is getting its first brewery, Smockville Brewhouse, scheduled to open in 2018. The brewhouse will be a high- end eatery and will feature unique craft beers made on the premises.
New Theatre Digs
Hillsboro’s acclaimed theatre company, Bag&Baggage Productions (bagnbaggage.org), opened its new performance space in time for its new season, which started September 2017. Bag&Baggage produces classic plays with a modern, and often unexpected twist. The move to its new facility allows this award-winning company to continue to provide professional and provocative theater in a space where the limits to their creativity is endless.
New Hotels & Renovations
The Tualatin Valley is experiencing a building boom, and more than 150 rooms have been added to the room inventory, and nearly another 200 will be added in 2018. Plus, several of the destination’s venerable hotels will be undergoing major renovations in the coming months.
New Hotels Under constuction
Construction has started 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 also will have a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant, and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018. The hotel will feature full kitchens, free Wi- Fi, on-site laundry and more.
The newest Hillsboro hotel to open will be the Staybridge Suites (6225 NW Casper Pl., Hillsboro). Scheduled to open spring 2018, this 80-room, all-suite, extended-stay hotel will be close to some of the area’s best attractions, such as TopGolf and the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals. The hotel will feature full kitchens, free Wi-Fi, complimentary social happy hour and free hot breakfast buffet.
The small city of Sherwood is getting its first hotel ever with the construction of a 72-room Hampton Inn (Alexander Lane, Sherwood). Given its proximity to many of Tualatin Valley’s most esteemed wineries, once completed, this hotel will be an ideal and affordable location for wine country tours. The property is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
Hotel Renovations in 2018
The Holiday Inn Portland South, located in the city of Wilsonville, will embark on a $6 million (US) renovation in 2018. The property overhaul will include completely reconditioned guest rooms, and is slated for completion in 2019.
The Shilo Inn Hotel & Suites in Beaverton currently is undergoing a renovation. Its executive wine bar renovation has been completed, with other updates occurring later in the year. A new steakhouse will open in early 2018.
Located in a lush wine region situated between Mount Hood and the Oregon Coast, the Tualatin Valley is an ever-changing destination offering adventure and surprises around every corner. The valley boasts myriad things to see and do, from the arts to wine. Here are some of the newest spaces to open in the Tualatin Valley in 2017.
The nostalgia and heritage of quilts can be seen throughout the Tualatin Valley with the introduction of the first panels of our very own Quilt Barn Trail of Washington County.These quilt blocks have been installed so far in 2017 and are among the newest along the Quilt Barn Trail.