Summer is in full swing and what better way to celebrate the long warm days than to spend time with the entire family. Many of our guests have been enjoying the variety of activities (many of them free) that have been happening at the shopping center. And the list of fun keeps growing!
Check out what is happening in August.
Summer Concert Series : Each Thursday through August 26 beginning at 5:30 Take in the sights and sounds of talented musicians that represent a diverse range of musical genres. These concerts also feature youth performers from the Tualatin-Tigard School District who perform before the main act.
Guests can now order to-go concert picnic menus by placing an order through Guest Services (503-968-1704) and receive a reserved table at the concert!
Storybook Playhouses Imagination Celebration through August 14: At long last the Storybook Playhouse Project will come to life in Portland this summer! This amazing project features a showcase of storybook themed playhouses designed and built by a select group of Portland’s local architects and home builders. The Playhouses are open from 11am to 6pm Monday through Sunday. Storybook Readings will take place at 11:30am, 2:30pm and 4:30pm daily.
Free Train Rides August 4-8 Due to popular demand, The Bridgeport Express Returns for a limited summer engagement. We loved the train rides around the center during the holidays! Catch a ride around The Village from 11am-5pm daily!
Camp Bridgeport Wednesdays now through August 25, from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Join Radio Disney AM1640 and Bridgeport Village for dancing, games and awesome prizes! Located in Center Court.
Regal Cinemas Free Family Film Festival 10 – 11:30am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through August 25. Enjoy popular movies for the whole family for free! Click here for more information.
Being this close to Portland, Oregon has its advantages when it comes to wedding planning. Locals and visitors really have their pick of dream wedding locations: vineyards, outdoors, historic buildings, you name it. Here are some tips to planning your perfect day in Washington County.
Visit the Washington County Visitor’s Association list of local venues. The WCVA’s Wedding Wonderland Page contains great suggestions for vineyards and other unique and special locations well suited for for your big day!
Utilize Local Wedding Planners and Search for Vendors Recommended by the WCVA and Local Merchants. Here are a few to get your started on your search:
- Columbia Crossroads: Tours, Travel, Events (503) 225-9995
- Convention & Meeting Planners of Oregon, Inc. (503) 846-1742
- Peter Corvallis Productions 503-222-1664
- Royce’s Prop Shop (503) 283-8828
Also check out:
Attend the Very Engaging Bridal Event at Bridgeport Village on Sunday, September 12 from 11am to 4pm
This is your chance to find free expert advice from local wedding planners, sample delicious cakes, nibbles and sip on wine and champagne. Meet bridal jewelry designers, try on sparkly baubles and get inspired by invitation and gift ideas. See beautiful floral creations, get pampered and beautified and register for your must-have gifts and much more! Visit www.bridgeport-village.com for more info.
Consider Hosting Rehearsal Dinners, Showers and Parties at Bridgeport Village. We love Bridgeport Village because it is elegant, unique, service oriented and convenient to our guests. The center also provides a variety of popular restaurants to suite any taste and budget. You may also want to consider booking one of their specialty salons and spas to pamper your bridal party on the big day!
Consider the Service Options Available at The Grand Hotel in Bridgeport. There are numerous reasons we are a great choice to host your important event. Wedding guests love our amenities (Free WiFi, Indoor Pool, Hot Tub, Workout room, and hot breakfast buffet) Our committed staff will provide the outstanding service you deserve to make your day perfect.
Last month, Terry Goldman became the new President and CEO of The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA). With over 16 years in tourism and hospitality industry, he is the ideal person to do the job! Most recently, Terry has taken on another exciting role as “The Washington County Wanderer”!
Terry will give visitors a glance at the hidden gems and attractions to be found throughout Washington County, Oregon in his video-blog series produced by the WCVA. To see other travel videos highlighting our area, be sure to visit the WCVA You Tube Channel and subscribe! Watch this premiere video as Terry visit’s Tree to Tree Adventure Park in Gaston, Oregon.
The Washington County Visitors Association serves the region’s tourism industry by actively promoting Washington County, Oregon, as a destination for sports, business, and leisure travelers. Washington County is scenically situated between Portland and the Oregon Coast. Spanning 727 square miles, it includes the growing communities of Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville. Washington County is home to world-class golf, award-winning wineries, an array of outdoor recreation, and superb dining and shopping. For more information about the WCVA, visit www.yourwaytoplay.com/about or www.visitwashingtoncountyoregon.com, or call 503-644-5555, toll-free, 800-537-3149.
We love travel videos…but we REALLY love travel videos that feature Oregon. So you can imagine how great it was to come across this fantastic piece from Travel Oregon that showcases many of the adventures to be had here. Watch as twin sisters “Swoop, swoosh and splash” their way across Oregon.
Visit TravelOregon.com for more adventure stories, photos, videos and more!
Sure you can sightsee our beautiful coast, volcanic mountains, crystal-clear lakes and rivers and deserts that stretch as far as the eye can see. But to really know our state, you have to get out and experience it. Which is why Oregon is one of the best places in the world for outdoor adventure. If youre looking for world-class golfing, cycling, kayaking, skiing, rafting, windsurfing or just about anything else-ing, look no further. Better yet, dont look, come out here and leap.
With lush scenery, hills, and beautiful summer weather, Oregon is a truly golf lover’s paradise. While it is enjoyable to play golf year round, summer is our favorite season to tee off and we invite visitors to check out our local courses during your stay.
It is a little known fact that we are located close to some of the finest 18-hole, championship courses and executive nine-hole and public courses in the region. Here are a couple of recommendations for nearby course, but we recommend visiting the Washington County Oregon Visitor Association’s Golf Guide! Enjoy!
Golf Courses Close to The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport
Summerfield Golf Club: Summerfield Golf Club is a beautiful executive golf course in a park-like setting with nine holes for a par of 33. The course features a chipping area, putting green, driving range, an on-staff pro, golf cart rentals, and a restaurant and lounge. (503) 620-1200
Tualatin Island Greens Features an impressive driving range, putting course, and Island Grill restaurant. Also offers golf instruction from our PGA Teaching Professionals, along with club fitting and repair services.(503) 691-8400