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Tualatin | Portland Area Real Estate

ALL ABOUT

Since 1970, Tualatin has transformed from an agricultural community of 750 residents to a bustling suburbia. It now supports a mixture of residential, commercial business and manufacturers and a growth to nearly 25,000 people. Like most of Oregon, Tualatin contributes to the conservation of the environment with its commitment to planting and maintaining trees with its Heritage Tree Program. Tualatin has been recognized as a Tree City by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

LOCATION

Tualatin is located 13 miles south of Portland at the nexus of Interstate 5, Interstate 205 and the Tualatin River.

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ENTERTAINMENT

The Tualatin Crawfish Festival
In 1951 crawfish inhabited the Tualatin River in excess, and the First Annual Tualatin Crawfish Festival took place, now one of the most important events in the city. Area organizations and many government officials take part. The festival offers a wide variety of food, entertainment and activities for all ages such as a parade, dog show, live music, craft vendors, and crawfish of course. It’s estimated that 12,000 people attend annually, making Tualatin a rival for some of the Louisiana cities’ crawfish festivals.

Bridgeport Village
Bridgeport Village is home to some of the best shopping in the state, with stores like the only Crate & Barrel and Z Gallerie located between San Francisco and Seattle and the first The Container Store located north of San Francisco. Other stores made their Oregon debut at Bridgeport Village like Tommy Bahama, and Shoefly. But it’s not just about the shopping. There’s great eateries like P.F. Chang’s, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and the only McCormick & Schmick’s Grill in Oregon. There’s also the Regal Cinemas Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX Theater, complete with stadium seating and the latest digital surround sound for an optimal viewing experience. Other stores and restaurants include Anthropologie, BCBG MAXAZRIA, Coldwater Creek, Tutto Bene Italian Café & Gelato Bar and Sinju Japanese Restaurant, which was named the best Japanese restaurant in Portland by Portland Monthly magazine.  

Lee Farms
Lee Farms is a sixth generation run berry patch, pumpkin patch, and Christmas tree farm.  Their country store features jams and jellies from fresh berries, a bakery and more. The fields are open to u-pickers in June, but their busy season is October when they create a giant pumpkin patch from their 20-acre stock. They also open a hay maze, a farm animal display/petting zoo and weekend hay and pony rides. Make an afternoon out of enjoying the farm's rural setting so close to urban Portland.

Tualatin Parks & Artwalk
With more than 200 acres of parks, green spaces and greenways, there are plenty of recreation opportunities in Tualatin. Tualatin Commons is a 19 acre park in the center of downtown including an interactive fountain, a pedestrian promenade around a three acre lake and public plazas. The Concerts on the Commons are held here in the summer. Community Park along the Tualatin River is the city's largest park, and boasts of an award winning skate park for skateboarders and inline skaters that occupies a 12,000 square foot area.
The Tualatin Artwalk is a self guided tour of the cities public art by four loops with interconnected trails, and varying distances up to one mile. The cities public art ranges from sculptures to murals to a mastodon skeleton. With map kiosks and interpretive signs, it’s a fun and informative way to see public art.

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

Brazil Grill
At the Brazil Grill enjoy the Brazilian Churrasco style dining by choosing what you want and eat as much of it as you like. The specialty is broiled meats with all the exotic flavors of Brazil that are carved tableside, and a flame seared and brown sugar cinnamon pineapple for dessert.

Nicola's Pizza & Pasta
Nicola’s Pizza & Pasta is a small restaurant with big portions. Try the calzones; a small one could feed 2 for around $7. They offer and are famous for their pizza takeout, Wedding Soup, and rich desserts like tiramisu. A nice reasonably priced wine selection could easily seduce a person into relaxing on the beautiful patio during warm weather. The staff is very courteous and friendly, and if you ask they almost never have a problem fulfilling special requests.
 
Aloha Grill & Hawaiian BBQ

Locally owned, it is authentic Hawaiian at its best. Winning dishes include the Kahlua pork and chicken katsu. The friendly owners and staff are very helpful in picking out the perfect dish for the undecided customer, and the food choices are more interesting than typical food chains, with fun Hawaiian themed décor, including a mural of the islands.