Tualatin Valley FAQs


Wine tasting in Oregon's Tualatin Valley


Located in northwestern Oregon, situated between the city of Portland and the Oregon Coast, Tualatin Valley is a culturally diverse hub of Oregon. Tualatin Valley is a captivating destination that offers a harmonious blend of urban and rural experiences. From farms and vineyards, estate wineries and dozens of craft breweries to outdoor adventures and cultural treasures,

In addition, Tualatin Valley provides a diverse range of activities for travelers seeking authentic and immersive encounters. 


About the Region

Tualatin Valley is both a suburban and rural destination and is the second most populous county in the state, behind Multnomah County (the city of Portland is located in Multnomah County). Tualatin Valley, known locally as “Washington County” sits west of the city of Portland. Tualatin Valley is accessed via the Portland International Airport as well as Interstate 5.

Tualatin Valley is the most culturally diverse county in Oregon:

  • 62.1%  White
  • 12.7  Asian
  • 4.9% Two or more races
  • 17.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.9% Black
  • 1.2% American Indian and Alaska Native

Tualatin Valley also is economically diverse, with manufacturing and agriculture being the largest economic drivers.

  • Home to the Nike World Headquarters, Columbia Sportswear Headquarters, and LAIKA Animation Studios
  • Location of dozens of high-tech manufacturers including Intel, LAM Research Corp, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Agricultural in Tualatin Valley

Agriculture is one of the top industries in Tualatin Valley. Crops grown include:

    • Fruit: Apples, berries, cherries, stone fruits, wine grapes
    • Vegetables: Corn, onion
    • Flowers: Lavender, sunflowers
    • Nuts and Grains: Hazelnuts (filberts), wheat
    • Nursery: Grass seed, Christmas trees

Tualatin Valley’s Beverage Industry

Tualatin Valley is a growing wine and craft beer destination with more than 30 wineries, 25 breweries and 3 cideries.

Located in the largest wine-growing region in the state–Willamette Valley–and has two dedicated American Viticultural Areas: Laurelwood District and Tualatin Hills

  • Top grape crops: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Chardonnay
  • Additional grapes grown in Tualatin Valley: Arneis, Auxerrois, Gruner Vetliner, Sangiovese

Recreation in Tualatin Valley

Tualatin Valley is known for its “soft-adventure” outdoor recreation. Attractions include:

One nationally designated water trail:

Three state-designated tour routes:

Two dedicated art trails:


The Washington County Visitors Association (dba Explore Tualatin Valley) is a destination marketing organization dedicated to promoting Washington County, Oregon, as an exceptional travel and tourism destination. With a mission to inspire exploration and celebrate the unique offerings of the region, Explore Tualatin Valley collaborates with local businesses and community partners to highlight the diverse attractions, experiences, and cultural richness that the destination has to offer. From lush landscapes and award-winning wineries and breweries to outdoor adventures and vibrant cultural festivals, Explore Tualatin Valley plays a pivotal role in showcasing the area’s treasures to both visitors and residents. For more information about Explore Tualatin Valley, visit


Sylke Neal-Finnegan, APR
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
12725 SW Millikan Way Suite 210  | Beaverton, OR 97005
Email  | Direct: 971-245-3180