Oregon’s Washington County is a growing, thriving destination, with new adventures around every corner. With new things to discover (and dear treasures that need to be rediscovered), it’s time to make a return visit to Washington County if you haven’t been here in a while. If you haven’t visited Washington County yet, what are you waiting for?
From new attractions to veteran establishments, take a self-guided tour to taste a variety of artisan liquid libations.
Start your journey in Hillsboro at Longbottom Coffee & Tea, one of the region’s pioneering roasting companies. Founded in 1981, Longbottom was certified organic 10 years ago and today is used as a training location for organic inspectors.
Travel to the city of Forest Grove for a brewery tour and saké tasting at SakéOne, the first American owned-and-operated saké brewery and leading brewer of craft saké in America. Next head over to Bull Run Cider, also in Forest Grove, and tour the apple orchard and small-production facility of the newest sustainable craft-cider producer.
Lunch at 1910 Main: An American Bistro, one of Oregon wine country’s premier restaurants. 1910 Main specializes in classic comfort foods, prepared with locally sourced ingredients with a Pacific Northwestern flair.
Next, venture to the city of Tigard and visit one of the newest tasting rooms, Indio Spirits Distillery and Tasting Room. Tour the distillery of this distillery, which has been producing a variety of spirits since 2004, and sample whiskey, vodka, rum and gin. Afteward, stop next door at Stash Tea, the original retail store for this venerable tea producer. Sample the latest teas and choose from more than 250 loose and bagged teas.
Finally, enjoy a martini and a tasty entree at the new Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar at Bridgeport Village. Choose from three dozen signature martinis, paired with a menu that ranges from pizza to seafood. The popular Washington State-based eatery opened its first Portland-area location last month.