Upcoming Events

Exhibit: This Kalapuya Land ongoing through June 18, 2010

Dec 28, 2009

Exhibit: This Kalapuya Land
June 18, 2009 – June 18, 2010

Times: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
http://www.washingtoncountymuseum.org
Location: Washington County Museum – 17677 NW Springville Rd., Portland (Rock Creek Campus – Portland Community College)
Phone: 503-645-5353
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.


Holiday Spirit Alive and Well in Bridgeport Village

Dec 18, 2009

During the past few weeks, there has been a distinctly joyful and spirited feeling among the hotel staff and our guests.  This will be our very first Christmas in our new hotel- and everyone seems to be getting into the holiday mood with parties and other holiday events.  Our neighbors at Bridgeport Village have really been living it up this season; hope you enjoy some of these images from their holiday events so far (photos courtesy of Bridgeport Village).   Wherever your travels take you this Christmas- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Grand Hotel Bridgeport Staff!

Tualatin Valley Jazz Band performed at Light Up The Night.

Tualatin Valley Jazz Band performed at Light Up The Night.

Santa's Village

Santa's Village

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

The Bridgeport Express (11am-2pm and 3pm-6pm through Wednesday, December 23

Holiday shoppers of all ages have enjoyed taking a break and climbing aboard The Bridgeport Express.  The solar operated, trackless holiday train is free, fun and travels around the village. Frequent stops include: Sur La Table, Coach, Urban Outfitters, Borders Book & Music and in between Coldwater Creek & Talbots.


Holiday Deals and Entertainment on Tap For Black Friday Shoppers at Bridgeport Village

Nov 23, 2009

pr_bridgeport-village-11Yes, Black Friday is coming November 27……the day the official holiday shopping season begins- and the day that retailers everywhere offer shoppers tremendous savings on gifts. Smart shoppers everywhere will find amazing deals and festive events throughout the day at Bridgeport Village.

Bridgeport Village is one of the premier shopping destinations in the Pacific Northwest and a shoppers heaven. The center offers an exclusive mix of local, regional and national shops unlike any other shopping experience in Oregon. To sweeten the deal, The Grand Hotel Bridgeport is offering special holiday packages for travelers and shoppers staying with us that weekend.   Stay at Portland’s newest luxury hotel! The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport is just steps from Bridgeport Village. Book the Grand Shopping Package and you”ll receive a $25 Bridgeport Village gift card and gift with your stay.  To find out about hotel specials- call 866-968-5757 or email reservations@grandhotelbridgeport.com.

If you are coming by- be sure to check out some of these special events happening this Friday!


santawithbagThe Bridgeport Express begins Friday, November 27 – Wednesday, December 23 11am-2pm and 3pm-6pm.  A new addition to the holiday season, The Bridgeport Express will provide fun filled train rides around the village. This 35 passenger, solar operated train will take you to your destination. Frequent stops include: Sur La Table, Coach, Urban Outfitters, Borders Book & Music and in between Coldwater Creek & Talbots. This “green” solar train is trackless and accommodates children and adults. Rides are free!

Light Up The Night – Friday, November 27, 6pm – 7:30pm The holiday season begins with a festive celebration. Santa will be making his grand entrance on the Bridgeport Express and will set foot into his Renaissance Home. Be there as we light the Bridgeport Village Christmas Tree in center court. Afterwards visit Santa to get your holiday photo. Plus enjoy musical entertainment by Radio Disney!

Santa Photos November 27 – December 24 Monday – Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm Sundays: 11:00am-6:00pm.  Visit Santa in his Renaissance Home in center court! Children visiting Santa will be receiving a peppermint stick along with a coloring book.

Photo Credit: http://www.shoppingcenterbusiness.com/articles/JUL07/story1.shtml


Community Notes- Winter Wonderettes Opens at The Broadway Rose Theatre Company

Nov 09, 2009
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The Winter Wonderettes Opening in November!

Theatre-goers and music lovers staying at The Grand Hotel Bridgeport may be interested to know about the The Broadway Rose Theatre Company.  The theatre, located just minutes from our hotel, is the only professional musical theater company in Washington County. The theatre combines nationally and locally recognized professionals with high quality production values to bring performances that rival national Broadway tours.  A local favorite, The Broadway Rose Theatre was selected as the 2009 “Business of the Year” by the Tigard Chamber of Commerce.

The next production, Winter Wonderettes, The New ’60s Christmas Musical Created by Roger Bean, opens November 19 and will run through December 20. Gal-pal singing group The Marvelous Wonderettes have been invited to perform at the 1968 holiday party for Harpers Hardware Store. Beauty queen Cindy Lou, wise-crackin’ gum
 chewin’ Suzy, shy gal Missy, and scrappy Betty Jean create a rockin’ lively mix of 50s and 60s holiday hits and standards. But when Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity, with the support of some great familiar and not-so-familiar holiday gems, to rectify their holiday party without the jolly big guy in red. The result is a marvelous show that will have you dancing in the aisles and celebrating in Winter Wonderettes style.

For ticket information, visit  www.broadwayrose.com.

Photo Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer



Bridgeport Village Hosting Family Friendly ‘Streets of Treats’ This Halloween

Oct 29, 2009

streets-of-treats150If your travels bring your family to The Grand Hotel Bridgeport this weekend, make sure you pack your Halloween costumes!   Bridgeport Village is hosting  Streets of Treats, a family friendly event held at the center on Halloween from 4-pm.    Stop by the center on October 31 for a ghostly good time.  Trick-or-Treat throughout the Village and enjoy music and entertainment from Radio Disney.

Where: 7455 SW Bridgeport Rd in Tigard
When: Saturday, October 31 – 4-7pm

What: Kids can get the outdoor trick-or-treat experience by walking around the Bridgeport Village shopping area. Music and entertainment from Radio Disney will add to the fun.
Sponsored by Radio Disney and USA Pears.


Business Travel to Tigard, Oregon

Oct 29, 2009

business-man-6281We chose to build our hotel in Tigard, Oregon not only for the fantastic amenities offered at Bridgeport Village, but also to serve the wide assortment of business centers that are located minutes from the hotel. Tigard Oregon, located just 10 miles southwest of Portland Oregon, is a thriving community with wonderful shopping, dining, arts and business opportunities. As a community, Tigard strives to blend the amenities of a modern city with the friendliness and community spirit of a small town.

Today, there is over 4.5 million square feet of commercial and industrial space in Tigard at business parks such as Lincoln Center, Oregon Business Park, Forum Properties Business Centers, Tigard Industrial Center, Commerce Plaza, Sequoia Parkway and Plaza West and more.

The Bridgeport Grand Hotel is minutes away from any of these Tigard business centers and we think we are an ideal place for business travelers visiting this area to stay. Stay with us and get your business done during the day and enjoy over 15 different restaurants, dozens of stores even an IMAX theatre just steps away.

Photo Credit: www.tripzs.com/blogs/travel-news.html



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