Top 10 Things to do in Cornelius, United States

December 17, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Cornelius is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States. Located in the Portland metropolitan area, the city's population was 11,869 at the 2010 census. The city lies along Tualatin Valley Highway between Forest Grove to the west and Hillsboro to the east. Cornelius was incorporated in 1893 and is named for founder Thomas R. Cornelius.
Restaurants in Cornelius

1. Ardiri Winery and Vineyards

35040 SW Unger Rd, Cornelius, OR 97113-9607 +1 503-628-6060
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Ardiri Winery and Vineyards

Árdíri Winery and Vineyards, located in the heart of the beautiful Chehalem Mountains AVA just west of Portland, specializes in Willamette Valley and Napa Valley Pinot noir and Pinot gris. Narrowly spaced, densely planted vineyards produce limited quantities of elegant wines with rich and complex characteristics. Views of Mt. Hood and the surrounding vineyards add to the ambiance of a visit to Árdíri.

Reviewed By Jill C - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

This is the best winery in the Willamette valley. The Chelhalem Gold 2014 can be seriously recommended. The wine is superb and the views towards Mount Hood magnificent. It's O.K. to bring your own food so a most enjoyable evening can be spent at this place. We were only in Oregon for 2 weeks but continued to be drawn back to this location. For a relaxing evening, I can thoroughly recommend the Ardiri Winery.

2. SakeOne

820 Elm St, Forest Grove, OR 97116-3041 +1 503-357-7056
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
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5 based on 36 reviews

SakeOne

Nestled in the beautiful outskirts of Portland, Oregon, SakéOne is a rare entertaining experience that brings you only the best premium saké from Oregon, in our brewery, and select Japanese imports. Our sakés range from classics, to bolder more contemporary profiles, and even fruit infused. Ready to taste? Our tasting room is open seven days a week and offers three different flight options and a tasting tray for additional purchase.

Reviewed By tiredandtravelled - Portland, Oregon

Wonderful place to take out of town guests. Marvelous tasting room. Purchase flights and taste an assortment of sakes. Nice tour of the saketeria. You can join a club and be invited to enjoyable private events like picnics, sake cocktails and taste pairings (chocolate and food). Discount on bottles with club membership. Nice parking.

3. Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

26385 NW Groveland Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124-9351 +1 503-647-2418
Excellent
77%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 156 reviews

Rice NW Museum of Rocks and Minerals

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals houses a world-class collection recognized as the finest in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation. Located just west of Portland, Oregon, in Hillsboro, the Museum showcases not only fine rocks and minerals, but also fossils, meteorites, lapidary art, and gemstones from both the Pacific Northwest and all around the world.

Reviewed By Cynthia F - Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Nice meteor collection with detailed explanations.

Rocks I've never seen before in many interesting color combinations.

Many large items.

I was pleasantly surprised by the size and quality of the collection, because the museum is not in a major city.

I spent 45 minutes at the museum and saw and read enough to satisfy me.

4. Tree to Tree Adventure Park

2975 SW Nelson Rd, Gaston, OR 97119-9140
Excellent
82%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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5 based on 78 reviews

Tree to Tree Adventure Park

Tree to Tree is a playground in the trees featuring aerial ropes courses, zip lines and tree top obstacles unlike anything you've ever seen before! Experience the thrills of moving from platform to platform (tree to tree) via wobbly bridges, tightropes, zip lines and more! Our certified staff will assist you on your exciting new adventure at T2T Adventure Park. A short distance from both Portland and the Oregon Coast, we are located on beautiful Hagg Lake! Drive straight on Scoggins Valley Road, No Park Pass Required. Tree to Tree offers team building for any type of group. Experience nature while enhancing interpersonal skills and challenging each individual to reach beyond the norm in the lush forest. We offer innovative half-day or full day sessions, incorporating low elements and/or aerial course programs to ensure positive results. Come join the fun...T2T is the place to be! Tree to Tree is open March –November, with team building available year round. Peak season starts June 15 and we are open 7 days a week from 9:00 am with last group in the trees at 4:00 pm through the summer ~Plan ahead to be sure to get the date you want. Reservations are always required.

Reviewed By Mitch M

We were travelling around Washington and Oregon in an RV for two weeks doing various fun things including skiing at Timberline, whale watching etc. This was by far our MOST ENJOYABLE FAMILY DAY OUT. Yes, I know its not cheap but we spent hours in...MoreThanks for visiting us and for your kind review! We're so happy that we could help you to have your most enjoyable family day out! We can't wait for your next visit.

5. David Hill Winery

46350 NW David Hill Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116-7536 +1 503-992-8545
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

David Hill Winery

Surrounded by rustic scenery, the David Hill Winery offers a number of wine varietals, and its dessert wines are a specialty.

Reviewed By BBOK - Oklahoma

Having toured numerous wineries in the US and France, I have to say I have a tender spot in my heart for David Hill Winery. The travel to this quaint vineyard is a lovely drive. The tasting room is inside a charming renovated yellow farm house, surrounded by hills covered with flowering fruit trees and fields of grapevines. The setting alone is worth a visit, but the tasting experience is a must. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and relaxed, plus every wine sampled was delicious. There's no pressure to purchase, though I imagine you will want to. We had an interesting experience comparing the same wine from two different years, which was suggested by our server. There are cheeses and snacks for purchase to enjoy with your wines. Picnic tables on the grounds are available to relax and soak up the atmosphere of this delightful place. This winery left an indelible mark on my heart.

6. Rood Bridge Park

4000 SE Rood Bridge Rd, Hillsboro, OR +1 503-681-6120
Excellent
67%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 73 reviews

Rood Bridge Park

Reviewed By Melanie S - Hillsboro

Great park with play structures, swings, paved trail, covered picnic area, tennis courts, ponds, grassy areas and more. Also ample parking spots. This park also has a rhododendron garden which is beautiful when in bloom in the spring.

7. A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery

5195 SW Hergert Rd, Cornelius, OR 97113-6020 +1 503-992-1196
Excellent
51%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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Poor
7%
Terrible
21%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 14 reviews

A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery

Reviewed By Jo Ann B - Colville, WA

Charming tasting rooms are found inside and outside of this winery that is south of Portland in the rolling hills of Cornelius. It is open year-round to the public without appointment on F-S from Noon to 6, Sunday from Noon to 5. M-T is by appointment at 503-992-1196.
Holly and Jim Witte serve their award-winning wines with hospitality that wraps itself around a guest with special warmth and pleasure.
The viewing, if you are outside on their fragrant patio, show distant vineyards, farms, and grazing horses. It's a grand way to enjoy the smooth-taking wines of Blooming Hill. Highly recommended.

8. Fernhill Wetlands Park

1399 SW Fern Hill Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116-8501
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Fernhill Wetlands Park

Reviewed By Silverado1998 - Forest Grove, Oregon

A very wonderful place to stroll and see the splendor of nature and wildlife. Bald Eagles, Egrets, Blue Herons, Ducks and hundreds of Geese. Quiet, peaceful and calming. Wonderful place to take children to experience the many animals and plants along the way

9. Dion Vineyard

33155 SW Riedweg Rd, Cornelius, OR 97113-9649 +1 503-407-8598
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Dion Vineyard

Reviewed By Susan O - Beaverton

This tasting room has only recently been completed, though the vineyards have been planted for nearly 40 years and the wines show the deft had that comes with experience. The wine offerings include several different Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. All were well crafted and worth sampling. Their top of the line offering is the old vines, dry farmed Pinot which is truly excellent. A new shipment of French oak barrels glimpsed beyond the tasting room's back door speaks to a vineyard that is serious about crafting excellence.

The new tasting room is of a nice size and well decorated though it does not have accommodations for bringing a lunch and staying a spell.

10. Montinore Vineyards

3663 SW Dilley Rd, Forest Grove, OR 97116-8516 +1 503-359-5012
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Montinore Vineyards

One of Oregon's largest vineyards, Montinore offers a fine selection of wines, and it is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Reviewed By Benjamin M - Hillsboro, Oregon

This was one of the neatest wineries where I have been. The tasting room is very large. There was nice furniture and umbrellas. The server was very kind and attentive. The wine was excellent! We purchased two bottles. I would recommend and definitely would return.

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