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Tax-Free Shopping and Birdwatching in Tualatin Valley

Oregon’s Tualatin Valley boasts some of the best shopping in the state. Pair our premier shopping centers with birdwatching experiences, and you have a getaway that is uniquely Tualatin Valley!


Start off a day of tax-free shopping at Washington Square located near three of Portland’s main roadways (I-5, HWY 217 and HWY 26). With five major department stores, 170 distinctive shops, nationally recognized restaurants, such as the Cheesecake Factory, and a large food court, Washington Square is a shopper’s paradise. This shopping center even boasts Oregon’s largest Nordstrom.

Next, hit the books at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton. This sister location to the famed Powell’s City of Books in downtown Portland is an ideal addition to a Tualatin Valley shopping itinerary. At 32,500 square feet, filled with new and used books, appearances by noteworthy authors, and a knowledgeable, book-loving staff, this bookstore is a haven for bibliophiles.

While at Cedar Hills Crossing, take advantage of our lack of sales tax by shopping our big-box shops, or stock up on travel necessities at the discount stores.

After perusing the books at Powell’s, rest your weary feet at BG’s Food Cartel, Tualatin Valley’s first permanent food cart pod. Choose from a variety of cuisine, such as poke, Mediterranean gyros, Southern barbecue, Cajun cuisine, Italian favorites and more.

After a day of tax-free shopping, hunker down in one of our hotels and get a good night’s rest for your next day in Tualatin Valley.

Tax-free shopping abounds in Washington County, with everything from high-end malls and shopping centers to antique shops and specialty boutiques. Convenient access from freeways minimizes headaches and maximizes shopping time!


Jump start the morning at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, home to nearly 200 species of birds, more than 50 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles and amphibians, and a variety of insects, fish and plants. Explore the Wildlife Center, the nature store and the one-mile trail that meanders through the refuge, providing great photography opportunities along the way.

Next, time for more retail therapy with a tax-free shopping spree at Bridgeport Village. This is of the Pacific Northwest’s premier fashion and lifestyle shopping centers, and offers one- of-a-kind boutiques and well-known brands including crowd-pleasers such as the Apple Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants and sample local favorites, such as CHOZA Tacos Y  Cantina, Pastini Pastaria and Bunk Sandwiches. 

Drive into downtown Hillsboro and shop at the collection of shops along Main Street. Select a handcrafted piece of art from Perks of Art, shop the home decor at the Artfull Garden, or sample the chocolates at Study of Sweets.

Before the sun begins to set, travel to Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, a 725-acre wildlife preserve with 4.5 miles of trails, wildlife viewing blinds and picture-perfect views. This truly is one of the best places in the valley to spot winged wildlife.

After your jam-packed day in Tualatin Valley, retire back to your hotel and rest for your return home. Find a restaurant near your hotel or use our guide to find a great restaurant near you.

Tualatin Valley in Oregon