Has it been awhile since your last visit? If so, it’s time to come back and see what’s new! The Tualatin Valley is an ever-changing destination that offers adventure and surprises around every corner.
Here are 5 new attractions to add to your itinerary on your next visit courtesy of Washington County Visitors Association.
1. Waltz Brewing (opened May 2014)
Waltz Brewing is the first of two new tasting rooms that opened in Forest Grove in 2014. Waltz Brewing’s taproom features 21 diverse beers on tap, and will eventually feature limited-release and experimental brews, including those produced in-house. In addition to serving local brews, the brewery doubles as a record store and features an eclectic mix of 2,000-3,000 albums.
2. Bull Run Cider (opening Fall 2014)
Bull Run Cider will move into its new production and tasting facility this fall, marking the second tasting room to open in Forest Grove in 2014. Bull Run Cider currently produces five different varieties of hard cider, and is the only cidery in Washington County. The move to the new production facility will allow the cider company to increase cider production. In addition to a producing the ciders on-site, the new facility also will feature a tasting room and small bar.
VillaSport is a premier, high-end resort club, featuring various amenities for adults, teens and children. Located across the street from Nike World Headquarters, the club has a full-service day spa, a variety of spa treatments for women, men and teens, as well as prenatal services. Among the most popular club amenities is the indoor and outdoor aquatic facility, which includes a family recreation pool with water slides, water walk and family whirlpool. Non-member day passes will be available for approximately $30 (USD) per guest/per day.
4. Cabela’s World Foremost Outfitter (opened September 2014)
Cabela’s is a 10,220 square-metre destination outfitter store for hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, and is the largest outfitter of its kind in the world. The new store, located in Tualatin, Oregon, also serves as a wildlife museum, which incorporates taxidermy pieces from around the Pacific Northwest as well as interpretive information about the Missoula Floods that happened during the Ice Age more than 14,000 years ago. Greeting visitors is a nine-foot, bronze mastodon sculpture, a nod to the mastodon bones found in Tualatin in the 1870s.
5. World of Speed (opening April 2015)
World of Speed, a nonprofit experiential motor sports exposition, is gearing up for its opening in 2015. Through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, World of Speed will offer visitors a behind-the-scenes view of the world of racing. Programming and activities will expose young people to the opportunities available in the auto industry, and to help educate them to enter the workforce or advance to specialized education. Admission to the all-ages museum will start at $10 for adults; group rates will be available.
ABOUT OREGON’S WASHINGTON COUNTY: THE TUALATIN VALLEY
Oregon’s Washington County: The Tualatin Valley is scenically situated between Portland and the Oregon Coast and covers 727 square miles. Cities and communities include: Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville.
The Tualatin Valley is home to world-class golf courses; more than 30 award-winning wineries, nearly a dozen breweries and three distilleries; an array of outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking and cycling trails, camping and a zip-line park; wetlands and wildlife preserves; superb dining and myriad shopping. For more information, visit the Washington County Visitors Association’s official destination website www.oregonswashingtoncounty.com.
Photo Credit: World of Speed USA on Facebook