Oregon Wine, Packages & Specials

Oregon’s Sparkling Reputation

Jan 16, 2013

Without fail, every New Year’s Eve reminds us of the same thing: sparkling wine is a glorious thing. Each sip delivers a savory effervescence skirting the boundaries of sweet and tart. It’s a fizzing ritual we adore; it’s joy and celebration in a flute glass.

Whether called cava, proseco or “bubbly”, sparkling wine enlivens brunches among friends and enchants evenings for lovers. We see no reason why the bubbly should be kept hidden away until the final gasps of the year!

Since its inception in the 1960s, Oregon’s wine industry has captured accolades from around the world. Oregon wine country has earned a reputation as a go-to destination for oenophiles and casual tasters alike. We are especially proud of the region’s sparkling wines. Oregon’s crisp Willamette Valley climate is ideally situated for the production of the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier varietals that become fine sparkling wine.

Grand Hotel Bridgeport guests are encouraged to explore the many unique winaries throughout Willamette Valley. Sparkling wine site tours are a popular option among our visitors. There is no shortage in touring companies who are familiar with the hidden gems and famous standouts of the region.

Here are a few resources to get you started:

Special Wine Tour packages are available here at The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport that include eight wine tasting vouchers to 4 wineries (listed below), one bottle of local Oregon wine, and late check out.  This is the perfect way to make the most of the weekend by touring some of the valley’s finest vineyards and wineries and end your adventure with us for a night of relaxing bliss.

Our partner vineyards include:

Visit www.grandhotelbridgeport.com or contact our front desk at 866-968-5757 to learn more and reserve your package today!

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A Valentine to Tigard, Oregon

Dec 28, 2012

Our Tigard setting lets the Grand Hotel Bridgeport fill a special niche for business and leisure travel to the Portland Oregon metropolitan area. While the hotel is a short drive from the bustle of Portland’s downtown commercial and shopping districts, we enjoy Tigard’s peaceful, small-town atmosphere. It is important to us that our guests and our staff alike can enjoy the warm, friendly community that has been our home for many years.

For our guests, shopping at Tigard is worth the trip itself. The markets of Bridgeport Village, a stone’s throw from our hotel, draws visitors from around the Northwest with its diverse restaurants; upscale retailers like Saks, Apple Store and Crate and Barrel; specialty salons, an IMAX theater and a charming old-world design. At Washington Square in downtown Tigard, visitors can shop at Nordstrom, Coach and many others. Unlike downtown Portland, parking is a cinch and the markets are easy to navigate.

Our town is home to so much. Oregon has an outstanding reputation as home to some of the best artisan beers in the nation, and Tigard is no exception.  We are particularly fond of McMenamins’ John Barleycorns brewery and Max’s Fanno Creek Brew Pub.  Golfers enjoy Tigard’s Summerfield course and the RedTail course in nearby Beaverton.  Tigard’s cultural offerings rival those of neighboring Portland with fun experiences like the Broadway Rose Theater Company and the Lakewood Center for the Arts. And each June, Tigard hosts the unforgettable Festival of Balloons, an annual weekend celebration of air balloons with carnival rides, a fun-run, ribs and music.

Tigard is a business-friendly, thriving community perfectly situated outside of one of the West’s favorite cities.  It has treated us well over the years and we are proud to call it our home.

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A New Hotel Package for Theatre Lovers

Dec 16, 2012


Bravo! We’ve added a new overnight package that brings you and a companion out for a thrilling night of professional live theater in the Portland Oregon metropolitan area. The Drama at the Grand package includes a pair of tickets to any of the Lakewood Theatre Company’s upcoming shows for $65 and a discounted rate at any of our rooms. The glamor of a live production along with our luxurious accommodations will make a perfect night on the town for theater lovers.

This special package is only available from our booking desk at 866-968-5757. Call anytime for information on the package details and availability.

Now celebrating its 60th anniversary, the historic Lakewood Center for the Arts of Lake Oswego is a fixture of the Portland Oregon arts scene. The ongoing 2012-2013 main stage lineup offers a diverse arrangement of hit plays and classic musicals. There is still time to book seats for Irving Berlin’s iconic White Christmas. In January, the Company begins its run of Grand Hotel (no relation!), the 1989 Broadway musical about the intersecting stories of eccentric characters at an elegant 1928 Berlin hotel. Next, the Company presents Neil Simon’s Rumors, a farcical comedy of manners, followed the whimsical 1983 Tony Award winning play, La Cage Aux Folles. We are privileged to have this Portland Oregon cultural institution so nearby.

Lakewood Theatre Company’s Remaining 2012/2013 Lineup:

White Christmas
Dec. 12 – Dec. 23

Grand Hotel
Jan. 11 – Feb 17

Rumors
Mar. 8 – Apr. 14

La Cage Aux Folles
May 3 – Jun. 9, 2013

Thank You for Posting Your Reviews of The Grand Hotel Bridgeport!

Nov 29, 2012

The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport staff does our best to exceed expectations and to provide first class service and amenities to everyone we encounter.

The result? Consistent glowing reviews and comments from YOU, our guests! We were honored last May when we received TripAdvisor’s 2012 Certificate of Excellence, an award that honors hospitality excellence.

We know we are not perfect, but we strive for perfection when it comes to our guests. If you have any feedback for us, whether it is positive or constructive, let us know! We want to hear from you. You can find us on Facebook or contact us via Twitter by tweeting to @GrandBridgeport and/or General Manager Josh Sanders @GrandHotelGM

General Manager Josh Sanders

We look forward to hearing from you!

Here are just a few of the recent comments we found on sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp:

“Wow! Great prices. Clean rooms. Good breakfast. I’ll definitely be back.”

“I recently had the pleasure of staying here for a night. I had stayed at a Grand Hotel in Salem and was happy to see this location was very similar. The rooms are a great size, comes with all the normal modern hotel perks; Flat Screen TV, Free WiFi, Microwave, Refrigerator, Big bathroom, and is very clean and new looking (no old fixtures and what not). I was disappointed to see the hotel had no Lounge/Bar area. However luckily this hotel is located in walking distance to a very nice outdoor mall and tons of restaurants. Parking was plenty, hotel staff was professional. Overall I’d give this place another stay if I ever find myself back in the area.”

“Our visit to The Grand was ……Grand! What a great hotel! We have stayed at the Grand in downtown Salen several times but found ourselves near Portland one weekend and decided to give The Grand at Bridgeport a try. We stayed in a jacuzzi suite. The room was HUGE! The things that I look for in a hotel are – cleanliness, quality and atmosphere ( peace and quiet). The Grand was top notch in my book. Service at the front counter, from check in to questions we had were excellent and friendly. The room was spotless clean. Super comfly and very quiet. In the morning they have a free breakfast that includes more than just a doughnut or piece of toast….a full breakfast, eggs, waffles, bacon, etc. Again, all very well prepared and presented. The hotel looks very new, the grounds are clean and safe and the lobby is beautiful and welcoming. Put all that together with great service, clean, quiet rooms for half the price of staying in downtown Portland on a weekend? You can’t go wrong with this place! Room Tip: The jacuzzi suite is slightly more, but well worth the price.”

“Pros: 1. Impeccably clean 2. Friendly staff 3. Very comfortable beds 4. Easy freeway, restaurant, shopping access 5. Free parking 6. Free hot, breakfast 7. Free gooey cookies upon check in 8. Glorious bathroom amenities (think organic) 9. Room rates less than $119.00 without hidden fees
Cons: 1. None (this isn’t the Four Seasons, but *is* the creme de la creme in it’s category)”

Tax Free Holiday Shopping? Yes Please!

Nov 27, 2012

Photo via Woodburn Company Stores

Even if you missed the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, there is still plenty of time of take advantage of great savings at premiere shopping centers like Bridgeport Village and Woodburn Company Stores without having to pay a pesky sales tax!

Just for you holiday shoppers, we created the Grand Hotel at Bridgeport Shopping package to help you enjoy holiday shopping by day and unwind in your comfortable room at night.  When you book this package, we will also give you a $25 gift card to Bridgeport Village or Woodburn Company Stores (you choose).  

Enjoy amenities like free covered parking, free WiFi, indoor pool and workout room, cozy lobby with a fireplace, friendly service, free hot breakfast……and the best part: Convenience!  We are within walking distance of Bridgeport Village and a quick drive to Woodburn Company Stores, the largest outlet center in Oregon.

While you are here, also check out:

Washington Square Mall
9585 SW Washington Square Rd.
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 639-8860

• Traditional major mall located in Tigard along Hwy. 217 near its junction with Interstate 5
• Built in 1974, expanded and renovated in 2005 to become one of the largest retail centers in the Portland metropolitan area
• Four anchor department stores including Oregon’s largest Nordstrom, 170 distinctive retailers including the West Coast’s only Dick’s Sporting Goods, five restaurants and 11-eatery Food Court


The Streets of Tanasbourne

19350 NW Emma Way
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 533-0561

• Located just off Hwy. 26 on NW Cornell Road
• Outdoor shopping cluster of more than 50 specialty shops and national retailers, eight restaurants

Visit www.oregonswashingtoncounty.com for more information on great holiday shopping destinations!

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Local Holiday Events in and Around Portland, Oregon

Nov 20, 2012

Christmas on Broadway

The holiday season is here again and there is no shortage of lively events the whole family will enjoy. Whether you are traveling to visit with family, business or just want to get away for a couple of days, get your holiday spirit on and check out one of these local holiday events happening minutes from The Grand Hotel Bridgeport:

Tigard, OR

Christmas on Broadway November 21 – December 23, 2012 (show times vary)
Snowbound in a Broadway theater on Christmas Eve, four star-struck holiday travelers use costumes, props, and set pieces to live a shared dream – starring on Broadway! Filled with holiday classics and songs from Broadway shows and composers, this is an evening of holiday magic.
Broadway Rose New Stage 12850 SW Grant Ave
503-620-5262/boxoffice@broadwayrose.org
www.broadwayrose.org

Bridgeport Village Light up the Night Event Fri, November 23, 2012 6-8pm
Gather at Bridgeport Village to enjoy a live holiday concert by The Beatniks, followed by a ceremonial lighting of the 40-foot tree and Santa’s arrival at 7 p.m.
Bridgeport Village 7455 SW Bridgeport Rd.
www.bridgeport-village.com

Victorian Christmas Sat, December 1, 2012 1-4pm
The Tigard Historical Association invites you and your family to experience a Victorian Christmas at the John Tigard House Museum. Enjoy the charms of yesteryear when parlors were furnished with velvet settees and food was cooked on a wood-burning stove.
103rd Avenue & Canterbury Lane
503-747-9856
www.tigardhistorical.org

From Heav’n Above Sat, December 1, 2012 7pm
The Oregon Chorale, under the direction of Bernd R. Kuehn, invites you to come hear the major work Von Himmel Hoch by Felix Mendelssohn, performed with orchestra and soloists. Old World Christmas carols will round out the concert.
Tigard United Methodist Church 9845 SW Walnut Place
503-926-8033
www.oregonchorale.org

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Tualatin, OR

Starry Nights and Holiday Lights Fri, December 7, 2012 5:30-8:30pm
Kick off the holiday season at Tualatin‘s Starry Nights & Holiday Lights, a special night filled with thousands of twinkling lights, caroling and a floating holiday tree. Enjoy activities for the kids, refreshments, and holiday cheer.
Tualatin Commons 8325 SW Nyberg Rd
503-691-3076
www.tualatinoregon.gov

Community Concerts off the Commons Sat, December 8, 2012 7:30pm
On the second Saturday of the month, enjoy an evening of musical entertainment at Community Concerts off the Commons. This concert features Bronnie Griffin, Johnny Box Connolly, Cary Novotny, Nancy Conescu and Mike Doolin. Tickets available through www.brownpapertickets.com.
Winona Grange 8340 SW Seneca St
503-691-2078
www.sandairishentertainment.com

Sherwood, OR

Alpaca Open Barn & Holiday Sale November 23rd-November 24th
Take a break from the annual Thanksgiving winery tours to meet colorful alpacas and their babies, chat with breeders, and do some holiday shopping. The Barn Store has teddy bears, clothing, handcrafted items and yarns for knitters and hand spinners.
Alpacas of Oregon 21345 SW Aebischer Rd
503-348-6954
Email: bolewicz@netzero.net
www.easygofarm.net

Sherwood Winter Festival Sat, December 1, 2012
Santa will kick off the holiday season at Sherwood’s Winter Festival. This special holiday event includes a community parade, tree lighting, holiday music, kids’ activities, and free hot dogs and cocoa.
Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center 16300 SW Langer Drive
503-625-4233/RobinHoodFestival@gmail.com
www.robinhoodfestival.org

Portland

Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by SmartPark Friday November 23 5:30pm
Be Merry at the Square! On the busiest shopping day of the year, the day after Thanksgiving, thousands of Portlanders will gather at the Square to celebrate the official start of the season by lighting the City’s spectacular 75ft Douglas-fir tree provided by Stimson Lumber Company. The Tree Lighting Ceremony, now in its 28th year, will feature a holiday sing-a-long featuring Portland’s own Thomas Lauderdale with members of Pink Martini and friends. With a big tree, 14,000 colorful lights and a festive community sing-a-long, this is an event you won’t want to miss in Portland’s living room
www.thesquarepdx.org

Holiday Ale Festival November 28th through December 2nd (check website for times)
Entering its 17th year, the Holiday Ale Festival will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square November 28th through December 2nd. More than 40+ breweries will be featured at this year’s event, all of which are created specifically to bring warmth and cheer to the holiday season. From Belgians and Barleywines to Porters and Stouts, these beers are rich, robust and full of complex flavors. For more information visit www.holidayale.com  Ages 21+

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale December 8th & December 9th (11am – 6pm both days)
This biannual sale turns the Oregon Convention Sale into a true wonderland of all things handmade each spring and winter. The December event is scheduled so you find the perfect made-in-Portland gifts in time for the holidays.
www.craftywonderland.com

Festival of Lights at The Grotto – November 23, 2012 through December 30, 2012 (closed Christmas Day)
An amazing display of more than 500,000 lights illuminates the largest choral festival in the Pacific Northwest. A petting zoo, puppet shows and seasonal food and beverages also highlight the event.
www.thegrotto.org

Parade of Christmas Ships December 7 – 21, 2012
For more than 50 years, this fleet of 55-60 brightly lit boats has staged performances on the Willamette and Columbia rivers during the holiday season. Visit the Christmas Ships website for dates, times and best viewing locations.
Columbia River Willamette River
www.christmasships.org

ZooLights Festival Friday, Nov. 23rd to Monday, Dec. 31st. There will be no ZooLights Monday, Dec. 24 or Tuesday, Dec. 25.
The Oregon Zoo becomes a holiday fairyland as one of Portland’s largest light displays blazes to life. Decorated train rides, kids’ activities, and music by community groups.
www.oregonzoo.org

Check with these sources for additional events and information:

www.oregonswashingtoncounty.com
www.travelportland.com

Have a Willamette Valley Wine Country Thanksgiving!

Nov 01, 2012

How will YOU spend the long Thanksgiving weekend this year? Hosting your relatives and serving leftovers? Enduring flight delays and searching for lost luggage in the airport?  Fighting the crowds and standing in line at the mall?

Perhaps you would prefer to spend it relaxing and sipping a vintage Pinot in Oregon Wine Country, recently listed #3 in Top 10 Wine Destinations in the United States on Trip Advisor.

During the weekend of November 23-25, more than 150 wineries throughout the Willamette Valley will open their doors to the public, offering samples of favorite labels and special vintages, tours, food, festivities and more.

Special Wine Tour packages are available here at The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport that include eight wine tasting vouchers to 4 wineries (listed below), one bottle of local Oregon wine, and late check out.  This is the perfect way to make the most of the weekend by touring some of the valley’s finest vineyards and wineries and end your adventure with us for a night of relaxing bliss.

Our partner vineyards include:

Visit www.grandhotelbridgeport.com or contact our front desk at 866-968-5757 to learn more and reserve your package today!

Oregon’s acclaimed Willamette Valley is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing regions in the world. Willamette Valley Wineries Association is non-profit dedicated to supporting the quality of wines and connecting visitors to the one-of-a-kind wineries, restaurants and accommodations in the region. We represent over 190 wineries and tasting rooms throughout the region – from Portland to Eugene.

 Visit www.willamettewines.com  for tips, recommended  routes, and turn-by-turn directions on your mobile phone with the Willamette Valley Mobile Wine Tour.

Host Your Business Meeting or Company Training Session With Us!

Oct 26, 2012

There is as reason event and meeting planners love us.

The Grand Hotel in Bridgeport boasts over 2,150 square-feet of flexible meeting space in a convenient location (right off of I-5) with close proximity to Portland, Oregon and other local attractions.

Once you walk inside and see our inviting interior and interact with our professionally trained staff, you will understand why so many planners choose to host their events and meetings with us.

Consider the following when you look for the best place to hosting your event:

Exceptional Services and Amenities- Business, meeting and leisure travelers are frequently impressed with the level of service and amenities our hotel offers such as a pristine indoor pool and fitness center, spacious and warm hotel lobby ideal for meeting and socializing, free covered parking, free wifi, and a free breakfast buffet.  FYI: there is a reason we received TripAdvisor’s 2012 Certificate of Excellence this year!

Ideal IT Classroom space and equipment- LCD projectors, screens, 55 inch flat panel display, wireless microphones and House Sound, DVD/VCR Players, Flip Charts and Whiteboards, and Speakerphones.  Check with our special events coordinator for more details.

Banquets & Catering Services- Our catering service is provided by Bentley’s Grill who uses local ingredients to bring the Northwest’s freshest seasonal offerings to the table. Our staff will work with you to create a customized meal that you and your guests are sure to remember.

 

We are a “Green Hotel”- Our company engages in sustainable practices in everyday operations. A few of our green operational practices include: Use recycled paper for printed material, earth friendly cleaning solutions, installation of earth friendly drainage system, Energy Star appliances used throughout the hotel, sleeping room towel and linen program, recycling in all guest rooms as well as public areas, and use of compact fluorescent light bulb throughout the hotel.

To learn more about our meeting space and event space, please contact 503-968-5757 in Tigard or toll free at 866-968-5757 and ask for “Special Events”.

Bridgeport Village Offers “Spook-tacular” Fall Events for the Whole Family

Oct 07, 2012

One of the many perks of staying here at The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport is the easy access to Pacific Northwest’s preeminent fashion and lifestyle shopping center: Bridgeport Village.

With an enviable array of  renowned stores, boutiques, restaurants and the largest Regal Cinema in the state (now with an IMAX Theater), it is easy to see why visitors find this destination so appealing.

In the spirit of Halloween, the center is offering fun activities for the whole family that includes:

Pumpkin Decorating Party: Saturday, October 13 from 2-5pm. Decorate mini-pumpkins courtesy of Baggenstos Farm and enjoy live pumpkin carving by a master Pumpkin Carver and entertainment by Radio Disney.

Streets of Treats Harvest Festival: Sunday, October 28 from 2-5pm. Trick-or-Treat at participating stores, costume contest, witch shack and more from Radio Disney.

Halloween, October 31 from 4-6pm, Wander the streets and stores of Bridgeport Village in search of yummy treats and goodies.

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Featured Event: 2012 North Willamette Harvest Trail and Grand Tasting

Sep 28, 2012

The North Willamette Vintners want you to spend the day with them at the North Willamette Harvest Trail and Grand Tasting October 6.

Participants will get a rare behind the scenes glimpse into all that goes into making your favorite wines. A full-day (10am – 6pm) harvest tour on October 6 includes:

  • Guided bus tour (10am-4pm) to three wineries for tastings, nibbles and harvest activities at each
  • See harvest unfold in the vineayrd, crush pad and winery with the professionals
  • Lunch along your journey
  • A Grand Tasting (4pm – 6pm) featuring appetizers and tastings from all NWV members (over 25 wineries!)
  • Special offers on wine purchases
  • Buses depart from Garden Vineyards at 10am and return for the Grand Tasting at 4pm – 6pm. This event is rain or shine, please dress accordingly.

Can’t commit to the full day? No problem. A limited number of Grand Tasting-only tickets are available. The Grand Tasting takes place at Garden Vineyards, 4-6pm. Tickets include tastings from all NWV wineries, pairings, commemorative wine glass and specials on wine. For more info email info@NWVintners.org or call 503.941.0609.

2012 North Willamette Harvest Trail and Grand Tasting
October 06, 2012 10:00am–4:00pm
Buses depart from Garden Vineyards for the tours and return for the Grand Tasting. Tour routes TBD based on status of harvest.
$79 full day tour and Grand Tasting / $35 Grand Tasting only

Click here to purchase tickets 

The North Willamette Vintners is a collection of wineries, vineyards, and wine tourism partners that shape the northern gateway to Oregon’s wine country. Brought together by a deep passion for crafting the finest wines from the most fertile environment, our members are a diverse and dedicated group.

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