Play in Our Winter Wonderland
48 Hours in Tualatin Valley
Not all travelers are looking for snowy getaways during the winter months. In fact, some may seek out travel destinations that offer milder winter weather. While we cannot guarantee a snow-free getaway—Oregon weather is notoriously unpredictable—we do know that you will have a memorable 48-hour visit in Tualatin Valley.
Bird Watching in the Morning
Observe Birds of Prey at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. The winter months are prime sightings for bald eagles, red tail hawks, turkey vultures and other birds of prey. Watch these birds in action along the Refuge’s main trail, which is open year-round from dawn until dusk.
Quilt Barns and Wine
Weather permitting, head out into Tualatin Valley’s wine country and drive part of the Quilt Barn Wine Trail. Explore the Tualatin Valley rural landscapes and keep your eyes out for quilt pattern art adorning barns in the valley.
During winter months, several of Tualatin Valley’s signature indoor attractions make for a fun afternoon. A visit to the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, with its impressive collection of rocks, petrified woods, gems and more, is an ideal cold-weather activity. The museum houses one of the largest collections of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, and is truly a hidden gem of Tualatin Valley.
Tualatin Valley also is home to the Portland region’s only locations for Topgolf, where guests score points by hitting micro-
A Custom Cup o’ Joe
During your escape to Tualatin Valley, enjoy specialty coffee or tea drink from our coffee roasters and tea and coffee shops. Baristas carefully craft coffee and tea drinks that will stave off the chill of winter.
Dine in Downtown Beaverton
For dinner, dine in Downtown Beaverton, where “Restaurant Row” features many of Tualatin Valley’s most acclaimed restaurants. Cuisines range from all-American chicken and pizza to Italian with a Pacific Northwestern touch, as well as one of the Portland region’s most beloved Korean restaurants.
Asian Specialties in downtown Forest Grove
Forest Grove’s Main Street is home to several acclaimed Asian restaurants, from the exciting tastes of Bites Restaurant, the fresh sushi and Japanese cuisine at SaWa Sushi and Sake, and the poke and the Pacific Island specialties at Kama’aina Hawaiian Comfort Foods.
Tualatin Valley is home to a diverse collection of hotels. From the top brand names to boutique hotels and farm stays, our hotels are close to Portland and have many urban amenities, but are only a fraction of the cost. Plus, parking is always free, and our hotels do not charge any amenity/resort fees! Overnight in one of Tualatin Valley’s hotels, at a farm or boutique hotel or at a dog-friendly property.