Now it’s even easier for travelers to discover the many natural wonders in our area. Washington County Visitors Association recently unveiled Nature Passport — a handy, portable guide to some of the best nature spots in the area.
Each entry in the passport features images, fun facts, detailed contact information and icons showing which amenities are available at that specific location, plus a space to collect a special stamp to show you’ve been there.
Passports can be picked up at the Washington County Visitor Information Center, or at any of the staffed locations listed in the Nature Passport:
L.L. Stub Stewart State Park
Jackson Bottom Wetland Preserve
Hagg Lake Park
Tillamook Forest Center
Tualatin Hills Nature Park
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals
Tualatin Heritage Center
Washington County Museum
From biking to zip-lining, Oregon’s Washington County offers an array of outdoor recreation! COME OUTSIDE & PLAY! Learn more by clicking here.
Business centers located in Portland, Tigard, Tualatin, Beaverton, Wilsonville and Hillsboro can depend on us to help give their visitors the “Grand” treatment. Convenient, comfortable, and loaded with things to do, business travelers staying here enjoy the many amenities here including restaurants, shops and an IMAX cinema just steps away from their hotel rooms.
But don’t just take our word for it. Ask anyone! Here are some actual comments about us posted recently on TripAdvisor.com by real business travelers:
“Nice hotel with huge rooms”
The hotel is relatively close to a company I sometimes visit, and I always choose this hotel. The hotel is next to a shopping area (walking distance) with several nice restaurants and bars, and i big variety of different shops. The hotel is easy to reach from I-5. The reception personnel is professional and nice, and there are no queues. The rooms are huge and clean. The only minus is that they are dark, and I find it difficult to understand how to lit some of the lamps. Breakfast is completely ok even for an European. Great plus for oatmeal and fresh fruits. The gym is ok, but not more. I have never tried the pool – but there is one.
“Excellent rooms, service, and amenities”
I had stayed at this hotel twice previously and each time found it excellent. The rooms are large, well appointed and clean. The desk staff was professional and friendly and the breakfast included was better than most. I stayed for 4 days and was comfortable the entire time. If it were part of a chain, it would be comparable to the best limited service hotels
“Great Fun! I will recommend and stay again.”
All of the staff were helpful in preparing for the event I had at the hotel and problem solving any issues that came up. The hotel itself is beautiful and stunning from the second you walk through the doors. I was greeted every time I walked into the lobby. The rooms were HUGE, clean, and extremely quiet. The food was great and always fresh. The location is the best part. Right next to Bridgeport village for shopping, directly across from the street from an amazing restaurant (Claim Jumper), and easily accessible from I5. I would recommend this place and will definitely stay again.
“BIG clean rooms!”
We stayed at this hotel for a work trip where we were shown around the Willamette valley in Oregon and I really had a great time! The lobby is big and beautiful, the rooms are oversized and the beds were really comfy and the pillows were so soft I loved it! The bathrooms were oversized too and they had separate shower and baths so you could soak or take a shower. I forgot my toothpaste and when I called the front desk to ask if they had any in their little store in the lobby, they just brought one up to me no charge. It’s really the little things like that that make a huge difference for me. Locationwise, this hotel was awesome. It’s right at the end of a cool town center with lots of nice shops and really good restaurants that we went to. When we were finished with our weekend, it was really easy to swing back into Portland on the way home. Oh and the free breakfast was good too! I didn’t eat much of it (not a morning eater) but I did see that they had a good selection of food. For the price, this hotel really is an amazing value.
Want to read more? Click here to see more comments posted by travelers who have stayed here. Here are just a few of the nearby business centers we gladly serve. Call (503) 968-5757 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how we can help with your future business travel arrangements. Don’t forget to ask about our cooperate rate!
Xerox: 26600 SW Parkway Wilsonville, OR 97070
Xerox the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management.
Nike Corporate Office Headquarters: 1 Bowerman Dr. Beaverton, OR 97005
Nike’s world headquarters are surrounded by the city of Beaverton, but Nike has offices located in 45 countries outside the United States.
Intel in Hillsboro Oregon: 2501 NW 229th Ave Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Intel Oregon is the largest and most complex site in the world, a global center of semiconductor research and manufacturing, and the largest private employer in the state.
Mentor Graphics: 8005 SW Boeckman Rd Wilsonville OR USA 97070-7777
Mentor Graphics® is a leader in electronic design automation. They enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively.
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It feels pretty great to be recognized as a top performing hotel on TripAdvisor.com for 3 years in a row! It feels even better when you can share that honor with your sister companies!
The Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality excellence and is only given to establishments that consistently maintain an overall rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews.
This accolade means a great deal to us because it comes from YOU, our guests and we are thankful to everyone who took the time to makes this award possible! Click here to read reviews other guests have left us or to leave one yourself. Here are just a few recent comments posted by real reviewers about us on the travel site:
I only spent one night there last week but I was positively surprised by the hotel. It was part of a workshop and I did not pay directly for the hotel, so the price is out of the equation on my assessment….The hotel feels nice and “grand” somehow. Spacious and nice lobby. Classy, nice rooms…
“Great for Sensitive People”
…….It’s like we found an oasis. The staff there were all amazingly helpful and hospitable (something often lacking in the hospitality industry), and the rooms were quiet, non moldy, and not smelly in any way. We were extremely happy with our experience there. I’m giving it a 5 rating here, even through it’s probably more like a 4 star hotel in conventional hotel rating systems.
“Eloquent secret in Bridgeport”
…….We spoke with a cheerful and educated representative at Grand. She was able to answer our questions and give us a great discount. They have a great location just off I-5 and next to Bridgeport Mall. When we arrived, we had a hand written card in our room to welcome us. The rooms are large, clean and classy. Marble accented bathrooms with separate shower and tub. In our opinion, that is a touch of class above any other comparable, let alone, more expensive hotels. Ask the front desk for any specials and discounts. We will return to this hotel when our travels take us this direction.
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There is plenty for our guests to do in Tigard. You will find shopping and attractions that rival those in nearby Portland, making it the perfect spot for business and leisure travel. Here are just a few suggestions for your next trip:
Food and Drink
Let us be your guide on your next trip! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always happy to offer suggestions, you can also request information at the Washington County Visitors Association.
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Lake Oswego, one of our neighbors just south of Portland, is an attractive local destination surrounding the 405-acre Oswego Lake. This delightful town is filled with boutiques, fine restaurants, city parks, the Willamette shore trolley, historic neighborhoods, the Lake Oswego Farmers’ Market, and gorgeous scenic views surrounding the lake.
With all of it’s amenities, Lake Oswego is perhaps best known for it’s thriving arts scene consisting of the performing arts centers, galleries, public works of art, and popular community events like the annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.
This year, the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts celebrates it’s 51st Anniversary and will take place at the Lakewood Center for the Arts and George Rogers Park, both on State Street in downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon June 20, 21 & 22, 2014.
The arts festival features hands-on arts activities, a fine arts craft fair, food, family activities, a wine and beer pavilion, music, and ongoing demonstrations by the artisans of their craft. The largest exhibit is the Visual Arts Open Show with more than 1,000 pieces of art submitted by artists from all over the region.
This is an event not to be missed! Need a place to stay? The town of Lake Oswego is less than 6 miles from our hotel! Visit www.grandhotelbridgeport.com or call us toll-free at: 866-968-5757 for rates and availability.
The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts is a program division of the Lakewood Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. The event was started by the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce in 1963, and is now managed by the Lakewood Center for the Arts as an annual activity of the Center. It is sustained by valuable partnerships with the City of Lake Oswego, Clackamas County Tourism and Development Council, the Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Oswego Rotary Club, the School District, small and large businesses, the “Friends of the Festival,” plus more than 500 volunteers who work throughout the year and the weekend to make the Festival the success it is.
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The event is free of charge (donations will be accepted) and guests will enjoy Oaxacan style food and special guest speakers who will highlight the remarkable transformation the group has accomplished in the Vicente Guerrero community in Southern Mexico.
The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport has a very special connection to Friends of Pimpollo. Many of ourstaff members along with some of the staff at The Grand Hotel in Salem, Bentley’s Grill and The Salem Convention Center have been personally involved with the organization for many years and have seen first hand the enormous impact the organization has had on these communities with programs such as:
If you wish to attend, please RSVP by emailing email@example.com by May 6, 2014. Please include your name, the number of seats you will need and the name of your guests.
You would think Oregon’s diverse and scenic geography would have placed us on the “Seven Wonders of the World” list, but we are not. Whoever came up with that list must not have ever explored Crater Lake, Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast, Smith Rock, the Painted Hills, the Wallowas and the Columbia River Gorge!
To rectify this, Travel Oregon’s newest campaign invites visitors to discover the “Seven Wonders of Oregon”. Fortunately, all of these wonders can easily be enjoyed in one or two days, and most are just a short drive from Portland.
Watch this Travel Oregon video to get a quick look at all seven wonders:
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The valley extends hundreds of miles along the Willamette River from the Portland area to south of Eugene. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world.
Relax and unwind by booking one of the wine tour packages at The Grand Hotel Bridgeport! Many of the Willamette Valley wineries and tasting rooms, including our wine tour package partners,
will open their doors to the public for special tastings, food, entertainment, tours and more during the Memorial Day Weekend: May 23-25, 2014.
This annual event features tastings of new releases, barrel samples, food pairings, live music and other activities. Tasting fees vary from $5-20, and each year, several wineries donate a portion of proceeds to a designated, local charity. Be sure to check with each winery for individual schedules. See a list of wineries in Oregon’s Washington County.
Make your reservations now! Please call us toll-free at: 866-968-5757
Here are some valuable resources via Willamette Valley Wineries to help you make the most of your wine country getaway. Some of these tools include
Here are some tips from The North Willamette Vintners to get the most of your holiday weekend:
When it comes to planning a wedding, location and timing are two of the most important factors. Fortunately for couples planning their nuptials in Oregon, there is no shortage of picturesque locations that will make your wedding day as special as you always dreamed it would be. Whether you are searching for rustic beauty or an elegant setting, there is something for all tastes and budgets.
In the cities of Tigard and Tualatin, you will find everything from world class wineries to historic homes and elegant ballrooms right in our back yard. Here are just a few examples of stunning wedding venues in close proximity to our hotel. Source: www.
Lee Farms in Tualatin, OR
Lee Farms offers several different spaces to entertain and host events. A bakery onsite can provide food for meetings and several food packages are available to groups. Weddings of up to 100 can be held inside a barn on the property and weddings of almost any size can be held outside on the grounds.
Patricia D. Whiting Hall in Metzger Park in Tigard, OR
Metzger Park is a seven-acre, fully-accessible park set in a forest environment conveniently located only two minutes from Washington Square. Metzger Park Hall can accommodate weddings, receptions, parties and much more. Facilities include a 1,200-square-foot room with sliding glass doors to a patio (accommodates 100-150 people), a 600-square-foot room with sliding glass doors to the park (accommodates 50-75 people), a large kitchen complete with stove, refrigerator, sink, microwave and 100-cup coffee maker, two fully-accessible restrooms, twenty six-foot rectangular folding tables and 125 folding chairs.
The Ballroom Dance Company in Tigard, OR
The Ballroom Dance Company offers 3 elegant full-size ballrooms to choose from, plus a full-service kitchen for weddings and private parties. Features: Outside Catering Allowed, AV Equipment Available
Tigard Grange No 148 in Tigard, OR
Tigard Grange No. 148 is a historical site offering space for events such as parties, receptions, weddings, dinners and shows. It has a stage, a dance floor a dining hall and a kitchen.
Tualatin Heritage Center in Tualatin, OR
The Tualatin Heritage Center is managed by the Tualatin Historical Society in partnership with the City of Tualatin and is available for rent. What was once the city’s oldest church is now a family learning center to interpret the area’s rich and colorful history, celebrate its diverse cultures, share its creative endeavors and teach about the natural environment of the Tualatin area. It’s perfect for weddings, receptions, and meetings.
Here are some additional resources to help you plan the perfect wedding in Oregon’s Washington County:
We all love Portland, and it’s a lot of fun to sometimes laugh at ourselves which is one of the many reasons why Portlandia on IFC is so popular!
Now in it’s 4th season, Fred Armison and Carrie Brownstein are back and funnier than ever. Maybe it’s because they are so spot on!
If you are a fan of the show like we are, consider taking your own tour of “Portlandia” with Travel Portland as your guide. Since our hotel is located just 20 minutes from downtown where many of the scenes are shot, this is an easy trip to make.
Travel Portland breaks down their “Portlandia” itinerary by season’s 1-3. Here are a few of the suggested locations you can find in their guide:
These are only a few of the fun locations you will find on Travel Portland’s Portlandia tour! Click here to visit them and plan your Portlandia trip today!
About Travel Portland
Travel Portland works to maintain the vibrancy of the region by promoting the Portland metropolitan area as a preferred destination for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. A private non-profit destination marketing organization with more than 1,000 partner businesses, Travel Portland operates a busy visitor information center, supports a climate of year-round hospitality, and helps our city, state and region reap the rewards of a thriving visitor industry.
Portlandia is a follow up to the Fred Armisen (SNL)/Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) comedy collaboration, Thunderant. In the IFC series (executive- produced by Lorne Michaels), the pair lovingly skewer the people and values of Portland, Ore. by introducing us to Portland archetypes like a militant bike messenger, feminist bookstore owners and an arts & crafts couple who “put birds on things.”