New Grants for Businesses Affected by COVID-19

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Several new grant opportunities have become available for Oregon businesses affected by COVID-19. The state has approved $20 million to Business Oregon’s Emergency Assistance Fund and Washington County has approved a relief fund for food and tourism related businesses as well. Governor Brown and…

Oregon to “Freeze” November 18-December 2

Oregon will be placed on a two-week “freeze” as a new measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The freeze limits restaurants to takeout only, retail capacity to 75 percent and faith gatherings and other indoor crowds to 25 people. Gyms,…

Washington County placed on two week ‘Pause’

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced that nine counties, including Washington County, must pause social activities for two weeks, starting Wednesday, November 11 through November 25. This pause is a new measure to slow the spread of COVID-19 as cases across Oregon rise. It replaces…

Washington County leaders propose Phase 1B

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Leaders in Washington County have submitted a proposal for a revised reopening phase that would allow more business to reopen before the metro area is able to move into Phase 2. Read the statement from Washington County Board Chair, Kathryn Harrington: Our local, national and…

Forest Grove Businesses: Sign up for Trick-or-Treat

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The City Club of Forest Grove is organizing a Trick-or-Treat event in downtown Forest Grove. The club has modified the plan to be safe and adhere to COVID-19 regulations. Businesses can sign up to host a booth for kids to Trick-or-Treat along Main Street…

2020 Oregon Tourism Industry Stakeholder Survey

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Travel Oregon and the state’s seven official regional destination management organizations (RDMOs) launched a tourism industry stakeholder survey to seek input from communities, local businesses and individuals that drive the state’s tourism economy. The COVID-19 pandemic and necessary restrictions on travel have had devastating…

Oregon Businesses Helping Amid Wildfires

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As wildfires continue to rage through Oregon’s lush greenery and hazardous air hangs over the state, many businesses have once again made the difficult decision to temporarily close for health and safety. Despite that, we’re also seeing Washington County businesses helping amid the wildfires…

Celebrating Washington County’s Cultural Communities

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People of color have always lived in Tualatin Valley, from the original inhabitants, the Atfalati tribe of Kalapuya Native Americans, to the multicultural communities that live here now. Washington County is now the most diverse county in Oregon, with the largest populations of Asian…

QR Codes for Tualatin Valley Visitor Information

Tualatin Valley visitor information

We’ve created new QR Codes to help you safely share visitor information about Tualatin Valley with visitors and customers. We invite you to include these codes on any printed materials you distribute in your business. The codes can be scanned by smartphone cameras to…

Cities Organize Expanded Outdoor Dining

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Several cities in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley have organized expanded outdoor seating areas to allow extra space for people to dine at restaurants. This allows more people to enjoy their favorite businesses while abiding by physical distancing requirements.