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Plan a Willamette Valley Wine Country Valentine’s Day Weekend!

Jan 28, 2014
Photo Source: Cooper Mountain Vineyards Valentine's Weekend Wine Loop.

Photo Source: Cooper Mountain Vineyards Valentine’s Weekend Wine Loop.

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away, have you made your plans?

Why not surprise your special valentine with a romantic getaway to “wine country” this month? We are located in the heart of Willamette Valley, recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing regions in the world!

That is one of the reasons we have created special Wine Tour packages at The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport.  This special package includes eight wine tasting vouchers to 4 of our partner 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:

Here is a sample of Valentines Day events our partner vineyards are participating in this year:

Valentine’s Weekend Wine Loop 

Join Alloro Vineyard, Ardiri Winery, Cooper Mountain and Raptor Ridge for a weekend of special wine tastings and pairings. If you visit all four between Friday, February 14 and Sunday, February 16, you will be entered to win a “Wine Lovers Basket”, including more than $200 in wine accessories and pairings.

Oak Knoll Winery Valentine’s Day Barrel Tasting Saturday, February 8, 2014, 11am

Tasting wine straight from the barrel while it ages is generally reserved for VIPs at wineries. Taste wines from the barrel then enjoy finished wines to witness the wines evolution from the barrel to the bottle. These delicious wines will be delightfully paired to with a special selection of cheese and chocolate. The chocolate pairing will be by Smitten Truffles.

Ponzi Vineyards Taste Local Event Saturday February  8, 2014,12-2pm

A special tasting series featuring local artisans, once a month. This month we feature delectable fresh goat cheeses from Dundee-based Briar Rose Creamery.

Valentine’s Day at Blooming Hill Vineyard February 14, 12-5pm

Enjoy a chocolate fountain with tastings of wine from Blooming Hill Vineyard and Winery.

With cozy tasting rooms and gorgeous views, the winter months are a great time to visit some of the Willamette Valley’s wineries. Visit www.willamettewines.com/events for a list of upcoming winter events and use the hashtag #bemineoregon to search for Valentine’s Day events and promotions throughout wine country! Here are some more wine events worth adding to your itinerary from the Washington County Visitor Association.

Smitten with Saké at SakéOne February 8-9, 2014 11am-5pm

Enjoy pairings of saké and artisan chocolate truffles in a romantic setting in this pre-Valentine’s weekend event.

The Wines of Love with Bag&Baggage February 9-10, 2014 7-9pm

Spend an intimate evening of wine, food and holiday-themed performances with the Bag&Baggage Theatre Company. Seating is limited; tickets available for purchase online.

Date Night at Plum Hill Vineyards February 14, 2014 5-8pm

Enjoy an evening of live music and wine tasting at this special “Date Night.”

Maialata: The Festival of the Pig at Montinore Estate February 16, 2014 11am to 4pm

Experience a pork extravaganza with Cathy Whims, chef and owner of Portland’s acclaimed Nostrana restaurant, with a meal of handcrafted (by you!) sausage and ravioli paired with Montinore’s wines, at this unique, hands-on celebration of food and wine. Reservations are required.

Bottle Up Your Love at Montinore Estate Februrary 15, 2014 12-4pm

Back again for 2014, this popular event allows visitors to make their own “love potion,” a custom-blended Pinot Noir, complete with a custom bottle and personalized label. Space is limited; reservations required.

For more events in February, including additional Valentine’s weekend happenings, please visit WCVA’s Events & Festivals page.

 

Let us Help You Keep Your Cool for Back-to-School

Aug 30, 2013

Back to School

September is almost here and for many of you, it is time again for a new school year, which means it is time to stock up on supplies, electronics, backpacks, clothes, shoes, socks and more!

We want to help you get your star student off to a great start this year by showing you where you can find great back-to-school deals that are also TAX FREE! That’s right, there is no sales tax in Oregon on goods and services!

Below, learn more about some of our most popular and diverse shopping destinations perfect for back-to-school shoppers:

Bridgeport Village

Not only is Bridgeport Village across the street from our hotel (really, it is) this popular shopping destination is a mix of upscale and local retailers. Be sure to check out the children’s section of Saks Fifth Avenue’s OFF FIFTH where you will find incredible bargains. You will also find other popular retailers like American Apparel, Urban Outfitters and Free People along with an18-screen IMAX Theater where you can unwind at the end of the day. Tip: Book the Grand Hotel Shopping Package and you will receive a $25 GiftCard to Woodburn Premium Outlets or Bridgeport Village!

Bridgeport Village photo credit: camknows via photopin cc

Bridgeport Village

Bridgeport Village

Woodburn Premium Outlets

Conveniently located right off of Interstate 5 between Portland and Salem, this popular Woodburn, Oregon outlet mall is the largest outlet center in Oregon. Here, you will find impressive savings at over 110 outlet stores like Adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Cole Haan, Disney Store Outlet, Eddie Bauer, Fossil, Gap, J.Crew, Max Studio, Nautica, Nike, The North Face, Polo Ralph Lauren, Puma, Tommy Hilfiger, and more. Tip: Book the Grand Hotel Shopping Package and you will receive a $25 GiftCard to Woodburn Premium Outlets or Bridgeport Village!

Photo Source: www.tripadvisor.com

Woodburn Premium Outlets

Washington Square

This Tigard shopping mall features all of the biggest department stores including a multi-level Nordstrom’s (the largest in the state)! Shoppers can find great back-to-school savings at stores like JCPenney, Macys, and Sears and more.
Smart Tip from WVCO: Washington Square Mall absolutely loves visitors. At the guest services center, bust out your out-of-area I.D. for a complimentary “Shopping & Dining Rewards” coupon book full of savings.  Photo Source: WCVA

Washington Square

Washington Square

The Streets in Hillsboro, Oregon

This destination is worth the short drive from The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport! The latest fashion trends can be found at affordable prices in stores like H&M, Crazy 8, Charming Charlie, and more.

The Streets of Tanasbourne in Hillsboro

The Streets of Tanasbourne in Hillsboro

Story Source: www.oregonswashingtoncounty.com

adidas photo credit: BrittneyBush via photopin cc

Movie Date Night at the Grand Hotel Bridgeport

Jan 23, 2013

You’ve got to admit: there’s some pretty great movies out there right now. January is always a preferred time for the movies — people generally have a sizable backlog of holiday spectacle movies and Oscar-darling cinema that they just haven’t had time to see yet.

 

So why are we talking about movies? We’ve decided to take advantage of our proximity to the Bridgeport Village experience and prepared an inclusive package of delicious food and thrilling cinema. The Regal Bridge Village Stadium theatre is 18 theaters of cinema magic just a quick jaunt away. The Lights, Camera, Action package combines one of our rooms with a $50 gift certificate to the guest-favorite Italian bistro, Pastini, and two movie tickets to the enormous Regal Bridge Village Stadium theatre.

The Bridgeport Regal is a popular destination for the Portland metropolitan area. It is new and clean, gives spacious stadium seating and offers an enormous variety of shows on regular and IMAX screens. Have you seen all the Oscar nominees yet? Les Misérables, Django Unchained, Lincoln, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty are each showing at the Regal right now. That’s two-thirds of the best picture contenders at one theatre. Ready to be scared silly by Mama? They’ve got it. Skyfall? But of course. And Portland’s own Gus Van Sant’s latest indie flick, Promised Land, just opened here. The number of must-see films is so staggering, we don’t know how you’re going to choose. Check out the package details for more information, or give our front desk a call at (866) 968-5757.

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

Holiday Shopping and The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport Black Friday Package

Nov 10, 2011

Hard core shoppers know there are holiday bargains to be found on Black Friday. For many, it is a holiday tradition to wake up before dawn the day after Thanksgiving and advantage of the great deals retailers offer.   Lets not forget one of the perks about visiting Oregon during this time is tax free holiday shopping!

To make shoppers a bit more comfortable, we are offering a special Black Friday Package for $99 that includes an early, on-the-go breakfast. Why wake up early, skip breakfast, and travel to get to your shopping destination?

Here is a guide for travelers to find some popular local spots for holiday shopping! Enjoy!

Bridgeport Village
7455 SW Bridgeport Rd.
Tigard, OR 97224
(503) 968-8940

• Easy-access location just off Interstate 5 on the border of Tualatin and Tigard
• European-style, outdoor shopping area with nearly 500,000 sq. ft. of retail, restaurant and theater space
• Blend of upscale national and local retailers, 10 restaurants, multiplex movie theater with IMAX

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
Woodburn Company Stores
The largest outlet center in Oregon with big-name brands and outlet savings at more than 95 stores, including: adidas, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Columbia Sportswear, J.Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike Factory Store, The North Face, Under Armour and more!
Minutes from The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport and Located just 25 minutes south of Portland, off I-5 at Woodburn Exit 271.

Please call the Front Desk directly at 866-968-5757 and ask for the “Black Friday Special” to take advantage of this offer.

Up, Up,and Away! Package Will Sweep You Off Your Feet….Literally

Jul 14, 2011

The only thing better this summer than reserving a room or suite at the Grand Hotel is saving money on a unique Oregon adventure with a Grand Hotel package. Packages combine our luxurious guest rooms and suites with some of the best that the Bridgeport, Tigard and Tualatin areas have to offer.

We are very excited to introduce our new Up, Up, and Away! package this summer. We partnered with Pacific Peaks Balloons to offer guests a breath-taking hot air balloon adventure through October 2011 (weather permitting).

Visit grandhotelbridgeport.com for more information on the Up, Up, and Away Package and our other packages suited for Golfers, Shoppers, Wine Lovers, Romantics and More…..

For a fun preview of this adventure, check out Hot Air Ballooning in the skies over Tigard, Oregon: Create Your Adventure by Visit Washington County

Spring into Spring with Wine Tasting and Tulips! New Packages at the Grand!

Apr 06, 2011

Spring is in the air and we are celebrating in a big way by creating some of the best travel packages and getaways in the Pacific Northwest! Here are just a few…….

Wine Trail Weekend Package April 9-10

This special package is available for this weekend only April 9-10.  It includes a luxurious night in the Grand Hotel; (2) full days of unlimited wine tasting at North Willamette Vintner’s Wine Trail Weekend and complimentary North Willamette wine and wine glasses.

Grand Hotel Bridgeport Wine Tour Package Available Year Round:

Plan the perfect getaway this Spring with wine tasting and festivities by reserving your “Wining Encouraged” Wine Tour Package here at The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport. Spend Friday and Saturday touring some of the valley’s finest vineyards and wineries and end your adventure with us for a night of relaxing bliss. Please call the Front Desk at 866-968-5757 for more information about this package!  Our partner vineyards include: Cooper Mountain Vineyards; Elk Cove Vineyards; Helvetia Vineyards; Kramer Vineyards; Montinore Estate; Oak Knoll Winery; Plum Hill Vineyards; Tualatin Estate Vineyards

Tulip Festival Package Available Through May 1st, 2011

If you have never experienced The Tulip Festival at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon- you don’t know what you are missing! The Tulip Festival is a yearly event where you can witness the blooming of over 40 acres of tulips and daffodils!

For only $109.00 plus tax, you can stay an evening at the Grand AND receive a free entry pass to the Farm (a $10.00 value) and receive a coupon for 10% at the gift shop! There is nothing like the colors of the tulip fields in the spring!

For more information about the above packages please call 866-968-5757.

It’s Tee Time Golf Package

Apr 01, 2011

Now that spring is in the air, it is time to hit the golf course- and The Summerfield Golf Course is the perfect place to play!

It is a well kept secret that Washington County, Oregon is an ideal golf destination; so we are offering the It’s Tee Time Golf Package featuring The Summerfield Golf Course.

Summerfield Golf Club is a semi-private, nine-hole executive golf course. Narrow, tree-lined fairways and challenging play previously earned this course an honorable mention by “Golf Digest” magazine for being one of the best executive courses in the State of Oregon.

We are excited to have partnered with this course because of its close proximity to The Grand Hotel (less than 3 miles!) and their challenging 9-hole, par 33 course will give any golf lover the ultimate Oregon golf experience! Click here to see the course

Please call the front desk at 866-968-5757 to schedule your tee time today!

More info:
Summerfield Golf Course
10650 SW Summerfield Drive
Tigard, OR 97224

Phone: 503-620-1200

The Grand Shopping Package is a Great Way to Experience Bridgeport Village Shopping

Sep 03, 2010

Whether you have some back-to-school shopping yet to do or want to get a head start on holiday shopping- Bridgeport Village  in Tigard Oregon just outside of Portland, Oregon and steps away from our hotel is a one of a kind shopping destination.

Our guests enjoy shopping in renowned stores and boutiques including Coach, Cole Haan, The Container Store, Crate & Barrel, Z-Gallerie, Eileen Fisher, Patrick James, MAC Cosmetics, Tommy Bahama, Under U 4 Men  (and much more) along with the first Coldwater Creek Spa and the largest Regal Cinema in the state — now with an IMAX Theater.

Reserve the Grand Shopping Package and you’ll receive a $25 Bridgeport Village gift card and gift with your stay. Hotel amenities include complimentary covered parking, hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool and fitness center and plasma televisions.

Still not convinced? Enjoy this video from our friends at Washington County Visitors Association

Announcing The Summer Romance Travel Package at The Grand Hotel in Bridgeport

May 26, 2010

It’s official. The summer travel season is here and we just happen to be in the center of 727 square miles of Pacific Northwest adventure (also known as Washington County, Oregon just outside of Portland).

To celebrate the arrival of summer- we are announcing a new custom package perfect for getting away and spending some quality time with your special someone. We know just the right recipe for a “Grand Romantic Evening”:

The Grand Summer Romance Package

  • Two people
  • Evening away (special or not)
  • Deluxe Jacuzzi Suite, Grand Suite or Bridgeport Suite complete with an in-room Jacuzzi
  • Champagne or Sparkling Cider with two glasses
  • Fresh-cut roses in a vase
  • Box of chocolates
  • Late check out the following morning

Add to this the convenience of nearby shops, restaurants and entertainment in Bridgeport Village, our comfortable hotel amenities including complimentary covered parking, hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool and fitness center and plasma televisions….and you have the perfect romantic getaway that will impress your significant other.

The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport is thrilled to be a part of the Bridgeport Village community! We would love to hear from you: reservations@grandhotelbridgeport.comYou can also reach us at (503) 968-5757.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Josh Sanders
General Manager

Also- our friends at the Washington County Oregon Visitors Association are a great resource for Oregon travelers to learn about local attractions and events to experience.   Be sure to visit their Website to and view some of their sample travel itineraries!

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Please call us toll-free at:
866-968-5757 or use the form below to reserve now!