Oregon's Washington County
Scenically situated between downtown Portland and the Oregon Coast, Washington County is an ideal vacation getaway in the Pacific Northwest, with a multitude of celebrated attractions and amenities that are as surprising as they are crowd pleasing.
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Oregon’s Washington County is the gateway to the Willamette Valley, and with more than 30 wineries, there are plenty of opportunities to taste a great Oregon wine. For a departure from the ordinary, visit the world’s only American owned-and-operated large-production saké brewery to taste a flight of locally produced saké. Or visit one of nearly a dozen craft beer breweries, right here on the outskirts of “beervana.”
Nature lovers, cyclists, hikers and bird watchers flock here year-round to take in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Several wetlands and nature preserves and parks offer magnificent photography and bird-spotting opportunities, while forested areas untouched by motor vehicles provide several miles of biking and hiking trails, from rugged to smoothly paved terrain.
During warm-weather months, water recreation, hot air balloon rides, glider plane flights, and the area’s only aerial ropes course and zip-line park provide a sense of adventure. From late-spring through early-autumn, the agricultural richness of Washington County is evident at nearly every turn. Crops are ready for the pickin’, and at area farms, picking your own fruit is encouraged, and locals and visitors alike gather at area farmers’ markets.
No trip to Oregon is complete without taking advantage of tax-free shopping. Washington County offers premier shopping, ranging from high-end retail centers to quaint antique stores and artisan shops featuring locally crafted delights.
Finally, all of the wine tasting, outdoor recreation, farm visits and shopping can really work up an appetite, and when it comes to dining, Washington County pleases with a mix of cuisines from the far reaches of the globe.
Whether visiting for a day, weekend or a full week, Oregon’s Washington County provides rewarding, affordable and memorable experiences. We can’t wait ‘til you get here. Cheers!
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