Tualatin Valley in the News

Local businesses are being recognized lately for how they’re stepping up and giving back as we deal with measures to prevent COVID-19.

Alloro Vineyard is bringing the wine tasting to your living room.

Bridgeport Village launched the It Takes a Village campaign to encourage the communtiy to help others. There are five ways to help, from donating blood to ordering takeout from a local restaurant. Learn more here.

Piccolo Mondo Toys is putting together activity bags for kids from lower income families in Hillsboro. The bags have at least $20 worth of games and things for kids ages six to 10. Community members are buying bags to be donated to families.

Raptor Ridge Winery is giving back by donating bottles of wine to healthcare workers at four Oregon hospitals. Their effort spawned a larger “Wines for the Front Lines” movement that now includes 145 wineries donating.

Artists with Tualatin Valley Creates are taking time while working from home to make big strides on projects for the Tigard Outdoor Museum.

Lionheart Coffee owners Ben and Lauren Reece realized with schools closing, many kids might need access to meals they usual get at school. While keeping their two coffee shops in Beaverton open, they also started packing bagged lunches to give away to anyone in need. Their kindness made headlines last week and they continue to collect donations and supplies for more lunches each day. 

Rose City Distilling in Tigard put its supplies and machinery to extra good use by bottling hand sanitizer for local first responders. The distillery made about 3,500 bottles last week and donated to the Tigard Police Department, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, TriMet and Portland Police Bureau. They also called on other distilleries to do the same.

Ezell’s Famous Chicken, which opened its Tigard location in February, has stepped up to give back during this difficult time. They’re offering takeout and delivery while also donating meals to fight hunger in the community.

The 649 Taphouse in Aloha has found a way to keep its employees working and help the community it loves. The pay-what-you-can soup kitchen was born to serve those needs.

Even though theaters are currently closed, performance artists are getting creative, including the group at Bag&Baggage Productions. On Saturdays, people can tune into “Sequestered Soliloquies,” which are original works put together in 24 hours.

Alloro Vineyard teamed up with Pacific Coast Fruit to ship produce packages along with wine orders. Boxes come with 18-20 pounds of fruit and vegetables.

It’s not all about pinot noir! Sip Magazine featured six Tualatin Valley white wines in its Survival 6-Pack series. Read the reviews >>>

Joy Cinema in Tigard is bringing the movie theater experience to your home with popcorn, candy and soda for socially distant movie nights.

WCVA presented a grant to the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts.

Read more: Good News: Communities Come Together Amid Coronavirus

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