Road Trips Ideas Just Outside Portland
Take a Mini Road Trip and Explore the Beauty of Tualatin Valley
These mini road trips are the perfect way to showcase Tualatin Valley’s sunny days.
Vineyard & Valley Scenic Tour Route
Here in Tualatin Valley, nature, agriculture, history and wine are undeniably intertwined, and the designated Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route showcases this special commingling of attractions along its 60-mile drive through the serene Oregon countryside. Best to be enjoyed during a full day of discoveries, the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Tour Route offers a day of lush rural adventures.
Quilt Barn Trail of Tualatin Valley
The nostalgia and heritage of quilts can be seen throughout Tualatin Valley with our very own Quilt Barn Trail. The non-designated trail (view map) is composed of large wood blocks that have been hand-painted in traditional quilt patterns that hold some significance to the area or farm where it is located. The Quilt Barn Trail highlights Tualatin Valley’s agricultural and historical heritage, as well as to create public art and showcase the art of quilting.
Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway
If your preferred mode of transportation is a bicycle, then the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway is the way to go! This 50-mile route, designed for intermediate and advanced riders, take you through the valley’s verdant farmlands and by farm stores and quilt barns. It starts at Rood Bridge Park and Rhododendron Garden and leads to the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, a gorgeous 21-mile linear rail-to-trail path.
Make it a weekend getaway in Tualatin Valley and book a hotel room today. We have hotels to suit all tastes and budgets, plus parking is free at most properties.
March 22 , 2023
If you are itching to get outside and see all springtime has to offer in the Tualatin Valley, make sure to visit these unique spots.
March 1 , 2023
Spring is on its way and with the improved weather and the start of Daylight Saving Time, there’s no reason to stay inside.
January 30 , 2023
February is Oregon’s Craft Beer Month, which puts the spotlight on craft breweries throughout the state, and Tualatin Valley is the place to celebrate!