Tualatin is a lovely city in Washington and Clackamas Counties, located along the banks of the scenic Tualatin River. The town, which was originally settled in the 1850s, has been used as a filming location for several major motion pictures, including Thumbsucker, starring Keanu Reeves and Tilda Swinton. Open-air shopping centers such as Bridgeport Village and Nyberg Rivers are home to favorite national brands and upscale shopping experiences, including a flagship location of outdoor retailer Cabela's, which offers supplies for adventurers looking to explore the Pacific Northwest's gorgeous natural areas.
1.Browns Ferry Park
Browns Ferry Park is a gorgeous 28-acre public park stretching along the banks of the Tualatin River, named in honor of 19th-century ferry operator Zenas J. Brown. The Clackamas County park is a popular destination for hiking, boating, and wildlife watching throughout the year, home to an extensive walking and jogging path system. A boat ramp and dock provide kayak and canoe access to the river, while a river overlook platform offers stunning panoramic views. A preserved historic barn features interpretive signs and exhibits detailing the region's pioneer past. Day-use picnic sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Annual park programming includes an all-ages arts camp run by the Willowbrook Center for the Potential of Human Development.
5855 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062, Phone: 503-691-3061
Cabela's is one of the United States' top sources for fishing and outdoor adventure supplies, originally founded in 1961 by Richard N. Cabela. Today, the chain operates dozens of locations throughout the nation and ships mail-order goods to over 120 countries. Its 100,000-square-foot Tualatin store, located within the Nyberg Rivers shopping center, is its second location in Oregon, offering everything Pacific Northwest adventurers could need to hit the area's national parks and Pacific Ocean waterways. Museum-quality wildlife displays are showcased, along with an indoor archery test area, a gun library, and a fully-stocked aquarium featuring native Pacific Northwest species.
7555 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, OR 97062, Phone: 503-822-2000
3.Skin Deep and Beyond Day Spa
Skin Deep and Beyond Day Spa offers high-quality skin care and rejuvenation treatments for customers of all ages, specifically developed to nourish the mind, body, and soul. The company's experienced team of doctors and wellness staff members can cater treatments to all visitors' beauty needs, helping customers look and feel their best. Age-defying beauty treatments include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, microneedling, and specialty NuFACE Trinity anti-aging microcurrent treatments. Facials and hair and nail treatments are also offered, along with non-surgical fat removal techniques, laser hair removal treatments, and relaxing and stimulating massage treatments. A wide range of reservation-only time slots are available, including evening and weekend time slots.
18855 SW Martinazzi Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062, Phone: 503-692-2888
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Massage Envy is one of the United States' top massage and skin care chains, based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. The company, which operates over 1,200 independently-franchised locations, gives nearly two million massages and facials each year. Professional skin care and wellness treatments are performed by licensed estheticians and therapists, meant to help customers look and feel their best in any situation. Services offered include skin peels, facials, stretch therapy, massages, and microderm infusion. Anti-aging treatments are also offered, including cutting-edge techniques meant to take years off customers' skin and faces. The Tualatin location is open seven days a week, offering late night and weekend hours to accommodate all schedules.
8785 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062, Phone: 503-783-2345
© Village Inn
Village Inn is a local family-operated restaurant in Tigard, located next to Bridgeport Village just minutes from the city of Tualatin. The family-friendly restaurant has been serving up specialty breakfast, lunch, and dinner for over 60 years, known for its award-winning pie, named the Best Pie in America. Favorite pie flavors range from fruit varieties like lemon supreme and country apple to dessert flavors like French silk. At breakfast, diners can choose from made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes, French-style crepes, signature skillets, and house specialty INN-Credible Village Inn Breakfast make-your-own platters. Lunch and dinner options include classics like chicken fried steak, pot roast, and all-American deli sandwiches.
17070 SW 72nd Ave., Tigard, OR 97224, Phone: 503-620-2515
© Ancestry Brewing
Ancestry Brewing is Tualatin's premiere craft brewery, known for its delicious hop-forward brews crafted according to American, English, and Belgian brewing techniques. The company brews ales made with hop varieties like Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo, prepared in flagship brews like its Best Coast IPA, North Beast Imperial IPA, Belgian Dark Strong, and Aussie Hazy IPA. A cask and barrel program releases limited-edition brews, available on tap at the company's taproom or at various area restaurants and bars. Visitors can stop in at the company's taproom throughout the week and enjoy pints in its screened-in indoor lounge or on its outdoor patio, which showcases gorgeous wetland views. Growlers of all the company's beers are sold for takeout. Special programs include an Ale Club, homebrew competitions, and special beer release tasting events.
20585 SW 115th Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062, Phone: 503-454-0821
7.Claim Jumper Restaurant and Saloon
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Claim Jumper Restaurant and Saloon is a delicious American-style restaurant chain originally founded in Los Alamitos, California in 1977 by restaurateur Craig Nickoloff. The company, which is based out of Houston, Texas today, operates more than 30 locations throughout the United States, including a location in Tualatin. Diners can enjoy high-quality baked goods and desserts served up alongside craft burgers, sandwiches, and hearty home-cooked fare like chicken pot pie, slow-baked meatloaf, Southern fried chicken, and blackened chicken-stuffed baked potatoes. Wood-fired pizzas complement land and sea entree selections like barbecue baby-back ribs and salmon Oscar. After-dinner choices include the restaurant's signature six-layer chocolate motherlode cake, scratch carrot cake, and cream cheese pies.
18000 SW Lower Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin, OR 97224, Phone: 503-670-1975
8.New York Ruben's
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New York Ruben's was founded in 2010 by Ruben Escamilla, known for its delicious secret pizza dough recipe, which was originally passed down from a former New York City pizza chef. The restaurant crafts authentic New York-style pizza pies with fresh daily-prepared ingredients, including homemade tomato, white, and hot sauces. Pizza varieties range from traditional cheese, Sicilian, and veggie varieties to specialties like barbecue chicken, Canadian bacon, and Genoa-style sausage. Italian-style pasta favorites include rigatoni al dente prepared with secret-recipe marinara sauce, ricotta cheese, and diners' choice for sweet or spicy sausage. Deli-style sandwiches are also served at lunch and dinner, stuffed with premium ingredients like pastrami, sauerkraut, eggplant, and provolone cheese.
18857 SW Martinazzi Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062, Phone: 503-691-0750
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