Tualatin has more than 200 acres of parks and greenspaces, including the Lake of the Commons in downtown Tualatin. A magnet for power walkers, joggers and 9-to-5ers who crave a lunchtime nature fix, the Lake of the Commons also hosts a free concert series (Fridays in July and August). Also in August is the annual Tualatin Crawfish Festival, the nation’s oldest crawfish celebration (much to the chagrin of one Louisiana resident, who in 1976 placed a voodoo curse – unsuccessfully – on the event).
an ItineraryRide the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway
If I didn’t know better, I’d think I was in Tuscany. Golden wheat fields roll off into the distance. Grand old oaks, their leaves a dark and dusty green, cast shadows on the ripening wheat, and rows of grapevines stripe a distant hillside. But I…Continue reading this story…