An Eco-Friendly Getaway for Sustainable Travelers
Explore Tualatin Valley’s eco-friendly wineries and restaurants and visit some of the special places in the region where sustainability is mission one.
Jump-start the day with breakfast at South Store Café for a variety of pastries and breakfast sandwiches all made with fresh locally-sourced ingredients. Located in the farming community of Scholls, South Store Café is a historic landmark housed in a century-old clapboard building. Thanks to relationships with local farmers, freshness is on top of the list of this café’s menu.
Next, visit Cooper Mountain Vineyards, the Pacific Northwest’s first certified biodynamic winery. The vineyard was established in 1978, and has been adhering to biodynamic and organic farming practices since the mid-1990s. Cooper Mountain is also a leader in researching and producing sulfite-free wines.
Venture to Forest Grove and take a relaxing walk along the 1.2 miles of trails at Fernhill Wetlands. The crowning jewel of Fernhill Wetlands is the ADA-accessible Water Garden featuring graceful wooden bridges and great views.
For lunch, head to downtown Forest Grove and savor the diverse restaurants on Main Street, such as SaWa Donburi or Bites Restaurant.
After a quick bite, travel to SakéOne, the first American owned and operated brewer of craft saké in the world. SakéOne, which was the first brewery to produce a USDA-certified organic saké, leads this fast-growing beverage category with distinct styles, flavor infusions and a penchant for education and sharing their unique beverage. A visit to the SakéOne kura (brewery) is an educational experience at all levels.
Tualatin Valley is an ideal destination to explore Oregon’s sustainable beverage producers, regenerative outdoors and more.