Celebrating Cultures in Tualatin Valley
The Tualatin Valley region is a mixing pot of world cultures and is the most culturally diverse county in all of Oregon. Our food, farms and events reflect the growing populations of Asian, Black, and Latino communities that call Tualatin Valley home. Here are a few of the best ways to celebrate the many cultures present in Tualatin Valley.
The farmers’ markets in Tualatin Valley are full of vendors growing in-season, fresh produce as well as artisan crafts and food. From Tigard to Forest Grove, an array of makers from all backgrounds sell tasty creations using recipes from all over the world.
At the Beaverton Farmers Market, one of Oregon’s largest all-agricultural market, visitors can enjoy products like artisan Mexican chorizo, Ethiopian lentil stew, German-style sausages and Asian-inspired Neapolitan style pizza to name a few. The Beaverton Summer Farmers Market is open Saturdays 9-1:30 p.m. through September. The fall market runs October through November.
Adalante Mujeres, which aims to empower Latinas, puts on the Forest Grove Farmers Market and the Cornelius Farmers Market. The markets were started to foster cross-cultural exchange and give small farmers a chance to connect with the community. Here you’ll find locally grown produce, handmade crafts, meat, eggs, baked goods, and prepared food. The Forest Grove Farmers Market is open Wednesdays 4-8 p.m. through October and the Cornelius Farmers Market is open Fridays 4-8 p.m. through September.
¡Viva Tualatin! celebrates arts and culture, honoring Tualatin’s Latino, Pacific Islander and Asian communities and features live performances, free shave ice, pinatas, crafts and more. This year, the celebration will take place in three separate pop-up events throughout the city of Tualatin. August 22, 25 and 28 at 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.