Best of Tualatin Valley
With so many things to do and see in the Tualatin Valley, it’s often difficult to plan a getaway that incorporates all of the things you want to do. We’re here to help plan your adventure, based on what YOU like to see and do.
For the Adventurer
Have a thrilling adventure at Tree to Tree Adventure Park
Zip through the trees along “Woody’s Ziptastic Voyage.” This guided zip-line tour featuring six extreme zip lines (including one that is 1,280-feet long), a bridge, and a 40-foot rappel. In addition to the zip tour, the park boasts six ropes courses of varying difficulty, racing zip lines, a bungee jump and more.
Dine at Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill
Enjoy lunch at the Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill in Tigard. This popular local spot offers a menu of a variety of dishes made with local, fresh ingredients. Meals pair well with the extensive beer and spirits list, including 52 beers on tap.
Experience the sensation of “free-falling” at iFly Indoor Skydiving
Start your Tualatin Valley adventure at iFly Indoor Skydiving. Experience the sensation of free-falling in iFly’s vertical wind tunnel that generates a “cushion of air.” Safely float, while enjoying an adrenaline rush.
For the Home Brewer
Lunch at ABV Public House
Start the day with a meal at ABV Public House. This beer-centric restaurant feaures 34 taps and more than 600 bottles of wine, cider and craft beer. The food menu has several creative, fresh pub fair, prepared with a true, innovative Pacific Northwest flair.
Go Beer Tasting in Hillsboro
Sample the tastes of Tualatin Valley and spend the afternoon craft beer tasting at Hillsboro’s premier breweries. Set in an industrial area close to the hotel, choose to visit one or both of the following breweries:
- Vertigo Brewing Company: Vertigo Brewing operates a seven-barrel system that produces a unique blend of beer offerings. In the taproom, enjoy a variety of beer styles, from the light Razz Wheat to a hoppy IPA.
- Three Mugs Brewing: Three Mugs Brewing Company has 20 taps, including the brewery’s own beers and guest taps. Gluten-free drinkers will appreciate the cider options.
- Ambacht Brewing: Ambacht Ales are unique, even here in the Pacific Northwest where brewing is an art. Made using local, organically grown ingredients, it takes about three months from brew day until their ales are ready for you to enjoy.
Dine at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse & Imbrie Hall
Venture to McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse & Imbrie Hall, located on a pioneer homestead settled in the 1850s. This site features a rustic atmosphere where visitors can enjoy a hearty dinner and sample McMenamins’ ales, wines and spirits.
For the Wine Connoisseur
Enjoy brunch at La Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie
La Provence overlooks a serene pond and offers a satisfying selection of French-inspired breakfasts. Fresh French breads, pastries and sweet treats are baked on-site. Before a day of wine tasting, indulge in a sampling flight of sipping chocolate, which includes several stunning varieties of chocolate.
Progressive Wine Tasting and Tour at Ponzi Vineyards Winery
Take part in a progressive wine tour and explore Ponzi’s state-of-the-art, gravity-flow winery. Sample Ponzi wines as you visit each state of production. Ponzi Vineyards is internationally acclaimed for producing some of the world’s finest, limited production Italian-style wines.
Sample Wines of Central Tualatin Valley
Situated in the central Tualatin Valley are several world-class wineries. Visit one of all of these wineries for a taste of the valley.
- Blizzard Wines: Visit Blizzard Wines new tasting room. Wine tasters can expect delicate Pinot Noirs that are made from the winery’s own estate, as well as big reds using grapes from Eastern Washington.
- Oak Knoll: As of Oregon’s pioneering wineries, Oak Knoll started producing fruit wines in 1970. Today, Oak Knoll produces a range of varietals, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Muller Thurgau, Syrah and its signature raspberry wine, Frambrosia.
- Árdíri Winery and Vineyards: Located in the heart of the Chehalem Mountains AVA, Árdíri specializes in Willamette Valley and Napa Valley Pinot Noir. The open-air facility boasts a cozy patio, fireplace and fire pits, to create a “destination” winery where guests are encouraged to relax and linger.
- Dion Vineyards: For more than 30 years, three generations have grown premium Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay in Dion’s 60-acre vineyard. Dion’s grapes are used by a variety of wineries throughout Oregon, as well as in its own estate wines.
For the Cultural Tourist
Breakfast at Longbottom Coffee & Tea
Longbottom Coffee & Tea is the Tualatin Valley’s premier organic roasting company. Its organic roasting facility was one of the first coffee roasters in the United States to be certified organic, and is a testing site for the Independent Organic Inspectors Association. The breakfast menu features a variety of options—ranging from pastries to traditional breakfast—prepared with local ingredients.
Visit the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
The Smithsonian-affiliated Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses a world-class collection recognized as the finest in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation. The museum showcases rocks and minerals, fossils, meteorites, lapidary art, and gemstones from around the world.
Learn about Tualatin Valley history at the Five Oaks Museum
Discover the rich, diverse history and heritage of northwestern Oregon at the Washington County Museum. Educational exhibits include artifacts from the Oregon Trail, the history of the Kalapuya Native Americans, and the Bracero Program, which brought farm workers to the region during World War II.
Enjoy lunch at Bites Restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown Forest Grove, Bites offers surprising Asian fusion cuisine, such as kimchi fries, nachos with shrimp tempura and udon carbonara. Bites is committed to using local ingredients. The drink menu includes beverages from their neighborhood breweries and wineries.
Take part in a saké tasting and tour at SakéOne
SakéOne is the leading American brewer of craft saké in North America. Join a public tour of the kura (brewery), followed by a tasting flight of different styles of saké. A visit to SakéOne is an educational experience at all levels.
Sit Back and Enjoy a Stage Production
The Tualatin Valley is home to two professional theatre companies. Broadway Rose Theatre Company stages a variety of productions, from well-known musicals to toe-tapping revues. Bag&Baggage Productions is known for its provocative take on Shakespearean and classic stage plays.