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Featured Hotel Package: “It’s Tee Time” Golf Package at Langdon Farms Golf Club

Jul 30, 2012

Credit: Langdon Farms Golf Club

It is a fact that Oregon is home to some of the best golf courses in the country.  Why is golf so popular in Oregon?  Maybe it is our temperate climate, or natural beauty and wide-open spaces.

Many of our guests enjoy a good game of golf at our local courses, so we have  partnered with Langdon Farms Golf Club to give you some of the best deals possible!

Langdon Farms Golf Club  is ranked among the top courses in the state of Oregon and is a local favorite in our region.   The course was rated four out of five stars by Golf Digest’s Best Places To Play for 2010 and ranks as the “#1 Course In Oregon To Host Tournaments and Corporate Events” course  in Oregon. To learn more visit them at

Call the front desk at 866-968-5757 to schedule your tee time today! Click here to book this package online.

August Local Events and Festival Round-Up

Jul 25, 2012

Photo Credit: Oregon International Air Show

Need some tips on what to do during your next trip to the Portland area? Late summer fun and festivals are abundant throughout the region. Whether you enjoy a round of golf, shopping, wine tasking, bicycling, family friendly activities, dining or going to fairs and festivals, there is something for all visitors to enjoy.

Our front desk staff will be happy to give you recommendations or follow our Facebook updates; and you can also check the following resources to plan your getaway.

Washington County Visitors Association
Travel Oregon
Travel Portland 
Visit Downtown Portland 
Oregon Festival and Events Association 
Bridgeport Village

Here is a round up of some local events that we recommend checking out this month:

Bridgeport Village Summer Concert Series- Each Thursday evening through August.

2012 Oregon International Air Show August 3-5 at the Hillsboro Airport
Family friendly event features the best of the best: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, U.S. Marine Corp. Harrier Demo Team, Oregon Air National Guard F-15 fly-by, Air Force C-17 fly-by, B17 – Sentimental Journey and more.

The 2012 Tualatin Crawfish Festival August 10-11, Tualatin, OR
This annual festival features a fun parade and offers a wide variety of food, entertainment and activities. The event kicks off Friday evening near the lake at Tualatin Commons and continues on Saturday at Tualatin Community Park.

The 15th Annual North Plains Elephant Garlic Festival August 10 – 12, 2012 Jessie Mays Community Center
“Where Fun Stinks”- The festival features entertainment of all kinds–from the kid’s stage, jammin’ blues, and blues grass, an arts and crafts mall, games a parade, a Smelly King and Queen and a beer and wine garden.

67th Annual Banks BBQ & Tractor Pull August 17-19, 2012 Banks Sunset Park
The annual Banks BBQ features truck and tractor pulls and the combine demolition derby. Banks Sunset Park is a 25 acre park featuring four baseball fields, children’s play equipment, picnic areas and Schlegel Hall which can be rented for various events.

Forest Grove Uncorked August 18, 2012 6-8pm Forest Grove, OR
Celebrate in the streets of Forest Grove for the downtown annual “Uncorked” event. This event features Oregon’s abundance of fine wineries, micro-brew beer, skillfully crafted food, fine arts, and local music talent.

Credit: Forest Grove Uncorked


2012 Bridgeport Village Summer Concert Series & More in Full Swing

Jul 15, 2012

Bridgeport Village is bringing the music back in their annual free Summer Concert Series every Thursday in July and August.  Bridgeport Village, (walking distance to our hotel) is one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier fashion and lifestyle shopping centers featuring entertainment, delectable restaurants and popular retail stores.

Photo Credit: Bridgeport Village

The concert series kicked off this week with over 3000 in attendance to hear Hit Explosion perform. Here are the details for the rest of the 2012 series:

Bridgeport Village Summer Concert Series
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm in Center Court

July 19 Radical Revolution
July 26 Petty Fever
Aug 2 Quarterflash
Aug 9 Apple Jam
Aug 16 Stone In Love
Aug 23 Cool-Ade
Aug 30 The Beatniks

Want more music? Local concert series include:

  • Beaverton Last Tuesday Concert Series
  • Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Concerts in the Park
  • Toast to the Tunes: Every other Thursday in Hillsboro
  • Neighbors Night Every Friday at Cooper Mountain Vineyards in Beaverton

And movie buffs will love watching free outdoor films Saturday nights during July and August at Tualatin’s Movies on the Commons at sunset (around 9:00pm). The Tualatin Commons is located 8325 SW Nyberg St.

Visit to learn more details about local concerts and events this summer.

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