Welcome to wine country. Spend enough time dining in Hillsboro, and you will start to notice that much of the wine that graces the menus is locally produced. Hillsboro is surrounded by a number of vineyards, including the Helvetia Winery, perched on the northern rim of the Tualatin Valley, a mere 25 minutes away from downtown Portland. Featuring Pinot Noir, Rose and Chardonnay, Helvetia is a fabulous vineyard to bring your family and friends.
The Washington County
Bestowed with the slogan "Big Fair Fun", the Washington County Annual Fair draws visitors from around the region annually. This is the ultimate family festival with more activities than you can possibly do in a matter of days. The park grounds transform into a virtual wonderland of whirring carnival rides, petting farms, a gargantuan selection of food booths with every cuisine imaginable, various stages for entertainment, and motor sports. Every year a slew of tribute bands take the stage to play the classics and pay homage to the greats. For the little ones, a kid village bursting with interactive games and activities awaits.
A Day at the Farmers
Running from mid May to mid October, every Sunday invites the Hillsboro Farmers market to come and engage the community. Here visitors will find the absolute best in seasonal produce, much of it organic, as well as other handcrafted foods like jams, jellies, baked goods, coffees and teas. There is far more to the market than just a food market, it’s a meeting place where passionate foodies and music lovers intersect. Be prepared to be entertained by some of the best buskers in the business! The market also features a number of unique DIY workshops and cooking lessons.