Whether you’re visiting Wilsonville for a convention, a business trip or a quick visit, you may find yourself flying solo–and when you have a day to yourself, how will you make the most of your time? Get our fall picks for solo dining, shopping and restoring.
Corner Coffee Shoppe
With a local coffee house vibe and plenty of seating, the Corner Coffee Shoppe serves up more than just Nossa Familia roasted coffee (apparently, this is the only spot to find this specialty coffee outside of Natural Grocers in Tualatin). Here, you’ll find danishes, muffins, bagel sandwiches, homemade cookies and freshly baked breads.
Lux Sucre Desserts
Lux Sucre is a casually chic bakery and cafe nestled in Wilsonville’s charming Charbonneau neighborhood. You’ll have a hard time choosing from scratch made pastries and delicate desserts, fresh made tartines, sandwiches and soups as well as perfected beverages ranging from lattes, loose leaf gourmet teas, local craft beers, wines and mimosas. Find any place more Instagramable than this—we dare you. Pull up a pink stool and snap a solo pic for the gram.
Siren Song Whiskey Bar
Whether you need a drink after a long day or you’re looking to enjoy your own company over a glass of whiskey, visit Siren Song Whiskey Bar in Canby, known for its swanky side. Discover craft cocktails, fine liquors and an elevated aesthetic. Tip: check their events calendar for whiskey classes and tastings!
Lake View Village
A 20-minute drive will lead you to Lake View Village, featuring magnificent views of Mt. Hood and Oswego Lake. In one visit, you can experience the local energy of the farmers market and enjoy shopping at big-name brands like Chico’s.
Soak Box Float & Sauna Spa
Continue your wellness journey at the new Soak Box Float & Sauna Spa in Wilsonville. Services include salt, ice and fire—the ultimate recipe for relaxation. Soak in a spacious sea of salt, sweat in your own private infrared sauna room, or take a deep breath and experience the benefits of the cold plunge. Closed Mondays.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Head 17 miles north to discover one of the nation’s leading science and technology centers. Make the most of your time alone as you contemplate the universe and marvel at the stars in the planetarium at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Explore fossils, plate tectonics, chemistry and insects. End the day with a documentary (or a Hollywood blockbuster) at the Empircal Theater, home to Portland’s biggest screen.
Choose from a range of comfortable lodging accomodations when you stay the night (or two). Whether you’re traveling solo for business or pleasure, there are plenty of things to keep you busy in and near Wilsonville! Wilsonville’s Old Town Square and Argyle Square are great shopping centers to stock up on any essentials you may have forgotten, sporting retail mainstays like Target, Fred Meyer and Costco.
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