Four Newly Reopened Activities Just in Time for Summer
With Oregon’s Covid-19 restrictions coming down, summer activities in Wilsonville are opening up! Here are four ideas to inspire your getaway in the months ahead.
- Farmers Markets
Bounty from the Willamette Valley harvest awaits you on the sidewalks at Sofia Park! Every Thursday, the small but darling park in the Villebois neighborhood is clad with color from fruits and veggies during the Wilsonville Farmers Market. Follow the sun as it prepares for dusk between the hours of 4-8 p.m., and the scent of fresh BBQ and artisan eats will follow.
The Charbonneau Farmers Market in front of the Village Center is open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m. through September boasting a similar vibe to the Wilsonville market. Complete your tour of the newly opened farmers markets with the Canby counterpart across the river on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Indoor Recreation
If you’d rather escape the Pacific Northwest heat this summer, the Sherwood Ice Arena is open three days a week! Skaters and spectators alike are welcome at the coolest place in town to enjoy hockey, figure skating and private parties.
Bullwinkle’s is open seven days a week with new summer hours. Reservations are no longer required! All rides are now open—yes, even the ziplines. Try your hand at laser tag, bumper boats, go-karts and more.
- Outdoor Dining
Abella Italian Kitchen’s patio, sheltered with red umbrellas reminiscent of Italian wine, is a Wilsonville favorite. Wine country is also a great place to take things outside. The vast outdoor space at Lady Hill Winery features tastings on the shaded patio and cozy conversations on the lawn.
The farm-to-plate experience at Our Table Cooperative is back this summer! Our Table in the Field was named one of USA Today’s 10 Best and Travel + Leisure’s Farm Dinners Not to Miss. A multi-course meal complete with wine and a farm tour is outdoor dining at its finest.
- Films and Flying
Wilsonville’s favorite cinematic experience, Movies in the Park, is back with feature films playing on four Fridays throughout summer. Family-friendly flicks come to life on an inflatable screen:
Scoob, July 16, Town Center Park
The Secret Garden, July 30, Memorial Park River Shelter
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, August 13, Town Center Park
Raya and the Last Dragon, August 27, Memorial Park River Shelter
The 2021 flying season is underway at Portland Rose Balloons. If the mountain is out, you should be too! Snag views of Mt. Hood after liftoff from the Aurora Airport just south of Wilsonville. The only hot air balloon company in Oregon to fly seven days a week has been a staple for permitted open-air activities, and it’s here to stay to lift you closer to the summer sun.