Oregon travelers and food lovers have a good reason to celebrate! On August 23, Travel Oregon launched the The Oregon Bounty Wanderfeast. Oregon Bounty is a statewide promotion that celebrates Oregon’s culinary abundance and the fall harvest season.
“The intimacy of our culinary scene is one of the incredible, relatively undiscovered aspects of Oregon,” said Travel Oregon’s Director of Brand Strategy, Holly Macfee. “It’s one of the few states where you can eat or drink right alongside the producers that grow, make or cook the ingredients. Fall is one of the best times of year for Oregon foodie travel since many of the products are at their peak.”
From August 23rd through November 30th, Oregon Bounty highlights unique travel experiences, fall events and the state’s chefs, winemakers, brewers, farmers and culinary artisans. For a complete list of celebration information, contest rules and to enter, visit www.Traveloregon.com/Bounty.
We love travel videos…but we REALLY love travel videos that feature Oregon. So you can imagine how great it was to come across this fantastic piece from Travel Oregon that showcases many of the adventures to be had here. Watch as twin sisters “Swoop, swoosh and splash” their way across Oregon.
Visit TravelOregon.com for more adventure stories, photos, videos and more!
Sure you can sightsee our beautiful coast, volcanic mountains, crystal-clear lakes and rivers and deserts that stretch as far as the eye can see. But to really know our state, you have to get out and experience it. Which is why Oregon is one of the best places in the world for outdoor adventure. If youre looking for world-class golfing, cycling, kayaking, skiing, rafting, windsurfing or just about anything else-ing, look no further. Better yet, dont look, come out here and leap.
Bridgeport Village Recommends Relaxing and Pampering at Coldwater Creek ~ The Spa in Bridgeport Village
We love being a part of this unique and special community that attracts thousands of visitors each year. As members of the Bridgeport community, we are knowledgeable about the surrounding businesses and are happy to make recommendations to our guests to make their visit with us even better.
Many of our guests are here for special events such as weddings or reunions and/or business travel and they want to know of the best place to unwind and indulge in a little pampering after a long day. I usually recommend our indoor pool and spa of course, but sometimes a visit to Coldwater Creek ~ The Spa in Bridgeport Village will certainly do the trick! Their customers appreciate the soothing ambiance and their special attention to detail.
The spa is located across the street and around the corner from the Coldwater Creek store in Bridgeport Village…though we are just steps away, Bridgeport Village has abundant public parking. Visit the Coldwater Creek ~ The Spa Website for a list of services or call 1-503-598-0524 to set up an appointment and enjoy your experience!
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”:
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgYou can also reach us at (503) 968-5757.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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!
Bridgeport Village shoppers have been treated to gorgeous warm weather coupled with lush garden displays over the past few weeks as part of their VaVaVaBloom Landscape Displays event (ending tomorrow, May 10). If you missed the displays- see our photos!
With so many businesses, retail stores and dining choices in the Tualatin / Tigard, Oregon area- we aim to highlight some of our favorites each month by telling our guests all about them. And since Zao Noodle Bar brings authentic street-food of China, Thailand, and VietNam to to Bridgeport Village- we thought they would be an excellent business to shine a spotlight on this month!
Our guests who have visited their Bridgeport Village location have complimented their Asian inspired menu and service many times. Favorites include Ginger-Garlic-Chili Chicken and Crunchy Thai Shrimp Salad. Promoting good health and nutrition to their customers is important to them and they openly disclose all nutritional information on their site. Their menu features dishes that are low in fat, high (or low) in carbohydrates, and can meet nearly any dietary preference. We love their fresh ingredients and their organic broth they use to make their Noodle Bowls.
Other things we love: They are family friendly and their “Tofu Fries” are to die for! Overall, this restaurant has received mostly positive reviews! Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!
Note from the Company President Matthew Baizer:
Zao has plenty of options for all our guests so whether you are looking for low in saturated fat (Chicken PhoChicken Pho), light in calories (Crunchy Thai Shrimp SaladCrunchy Thai Shrimp Salad), vegan (Vietnamese Rice Noodle Bowl with 5 Vegetables & TofuVietnamese Rice Noodle Bowl with 5 Vegetables & Tofu), gluten free (Pad ThaiPad Thai), cholesterol free (Zao Spicy Black Bean Veggie Stir FryZao Spicy Black Bean Veggie Stir Fry) or indulgent (Banana Spring Roll with Coconut Ice CreamBanana Spring Roll with Coconut Ice Cream) we have an option for you.
It’s my mission to expand Zao to hungry pan-Asian diners across the country. To that extent we have made Zao available for licensing and franchising opportunities nationwide. Our licensing business is essentially for non-traditional locations and you will find our first limited service food court version of Zao (Zao Noodle Express) thriving on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) in the heart of Los Angeles. With more non-traditional sites to come as well as full service franchising opportunities, this is an exciting new way to bring our food to throngs of hungry folks who haven’t been exposed to much of the fabulous fare that Southeast Asia has to offer. In order to fit with the Zao philosophy of embracing technology wherever effective and possible, we are taking all new franchise applications exclusively online. If you are interested in learning more, visit the franchising section.
Company History: In April 1996 Adam Willner founded the Zao Noodle Bar concept based on a vision of making Asian street food accessible to the American public. Prior to Zao, Adam spent ten years in the restaurant business in San Francisco where he held management positions with Il Fornaio, Etrusca, and Cypress Club as a consultant specializing in restaurant openings. He has expertise in restaurant operations, construction management, site selection, marketing, Asian food, and concept creation. During his tenures he created award winning wine and beverage programs as well as training programs for restaurant personnel. Adam earned a bachelors degree from Wesleyan University.
Zao Noodle Bar
7237 SW Bridgeport Rd
Tigard, OR 97224-7765
Mon – Thr: 11am – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 9pm
Payment Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, Cash
Reservations Not accepted
* Free parking. No validation needed.
Monday January 11, 7:30 AM
Public Breakfast Forum on Measures 66 & 67, the Grand Hotel Bridgeport, 7:30 am
Tualatin Chamber: Tualatin Chamber
The Tualatin Chamber will present a Public Forum on Measures 66 & 67. Join us as Senator Larry George, R, 13th Distict and Check Sheketoff, Oregon Center for Public Policy present their views on this very important legislation.
Registration: Friday, January 8th, 2010
Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer.
A Satirical Musical Revue
Created and Written by Gerard Alessandrini
In this hilarious musical revue, Forbidden Broadway lovingly pokes fun at some of musical theater’s most beloved shows including The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Mamma Mia, Cats, and Chicago. It also targets famous Broadway actors, writers, composers, directors, choreographers, and producers, including Carol Channing, Bob Fosse, Ethel Merman, Mandy Patinkin, Stephen Sondheim, Barbra Streisand, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. You will laugh at the entertaining tributes including: Annie (“I’m 30 Years Old, Tomorrow”), Hairspray (“You Can’t Stop the Camp”), West Side Story (“Chita/Rita America”), A Chorus Line (“What I Did For Laughs”), Les Misérables (“It’s Too High”), and more.
The cast features Megan Carver, Isaac Lamb, Rebecca Teran and Wade Willis. The production will be directed by Rick Lewis with choregraphy by Dan Murphy and musical direction by Kurt Crowley. Set by Sharon Maroney, costumes by Eyan Candini and lights by Rose Etta Menger.
Cast & Creative
Choregrapher… Dan Murphy
Musical director…Kurt Crowley
Set designer…Sharon Maroney
Costume designer…Eyan Candini
Lighting designer…Rose Etta Menger
Props designer…Deb Dahling
Sound designer… Cecil Averett
Stage manager…Jessica Downs
Thursday, February 11, 7:30 pm (PREVIEW)
Friday, February 12, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 13, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 14, 2:00 pm
Thursday, February 18, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 19, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 20, 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 20, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 21 2:00 pm
Thursday, February 25, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 26, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 27, 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 27, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 28, 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 4, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 5, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 6, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 6, 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 7, 2:00 pm
Performances will be at the New Stage, 12850 SW Grant Avenue in Tigard.
Preview $20.00 – Night before opening (where anything can happen), all ages, all seats
Premier $35.00 – Center section seats, all ages
Youth (6-25) $20.00
Exhibit: Michael Orwick, Valerie Sjodin and Kim Larkin
December 1, 2009 – January 27, 2010
Times: Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm; Friday 9am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 4pm
Location: Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center – 527 E Main Street, Hillsboro
Oil paintings by two of Hillsboro’s most well-known artists, Michael Orwick and Valerie Sjodin, are featured this holiday season. Orwick will exhibit his strong and colorful landscapes, many done Plein Air. Sjodin will exhibit a new series of work that explores the concept of connecting with the divine through images of the Gothic arch, the skyline and cosmos. Their works will be on display in the Main Gallery. Kim Lakin is a fiber artist who creates quilts using the same techniques as an abstract painter. Her works will be in the lower exhibition space.
Exhibit: This Kalapuya Land
June 18, 2009 – June 18, 2010
Times: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Washington County Museum – 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland (Rock Creek Campus – Portland Community College)
Admission: Adults $3, Seniors & Children (6-17) $2. No charge on Mondays.
The Washington County Museum is pleased to welcome back its popular traveling exhibit, This Kalapuya Land, which chronicles the lives and culture of Native Americans living in the Willamette Valley. Unveiling never before seen artifacts from the museum’s collection, the exhibit explains detailed aspects of Kalapuya life including food, clothing, housing, and trading practices. Important events in tribal history such as treaties with the American Government, removal to the Grand Ronde Reservation, tribal Termination and Restoration are also illustrated.