Winter Getaway to Oregon’s 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 visit in Tualatin Valley.
A Custom Cup o’ Joe
Start your Tualatin Valley getaway with a specialty coffee or tea drink from one of the many local coffee roasters and shops. Symposium Coffee (visit their location in Tigard or in Sherwood) is one of Tualatin Valley’s best-kept secrets. Baristas carefully craft coffee and tea drinks that will stave off the chill of winter. Symposium is also a whiskey bar and they make a variety of cocktails. Plus, they use the highest quality ingredients from local sources, such as Stumptown Coffee and Steven Smith Teamaker teas. Try the cardamom-infused latte for a real treat.
Indoor Game Party
Pinball and video games are not just for kids! Next Level Pinball Shop and Museum is the largest pinball and retro gaming arcade in the Pacific Northwest, and it was recently named world’s favorite place to play pinball. Next Level features more than 120 pinball machines from 1986 to the present, and more than 130 arcade games to play. Fans of retro pop culture will appreciate the collections of toys, action figures, lunch boxes and album covers that adorn the walls.
Tax-Free Retail Therapy
Take in some retail therapy at Bridgeport Village, a European-style shopping center with restaurants, spa, movie theater and, of course, shops. Another of Oregon’s premier malls, Washington Square, has more than 70 shops and anchor shops, such as the state’s largest Nordstrom department store.
Stay overnight at The Grand at Bridgeport, located right next to Bridgeport Village or check out our other hotels and motels in the area >>>
Bird Watching in the Morning
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
Head out into Tualatin Valley’s wine country and drive part of the Quilt Barn and Wine Trail. Explore the Tualatin Valley rural landscapes and keep your eyes out for quilt pattern art adorning barns in the valley.
Tualatin Valley’s wine country–the closest wine country to Portland International Airport–boasts more than 30 estate wineries and urban tasting rooms. Visit one of the region’s oldest wineries, Ponzi Vineyards. Founded in 1970 by the Ponzi family, Ponzi Vineyards is internationally acclaimed for producing some of the world’s finest, limited production Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and more. In 2021, French champagne producer, Bollinger, purchased this pioneering winery.
Lively Theater Productions
In the evening, seek out a theater performance by Tualatin Valley’s own professional theater companies Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Bag&Baggage Productions or the Experience Theatre Project.