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Traffic Updates for the Cabela's Grand Opening - 09/17/14
Tualatin will soon be home to a new shopping center known as Nyberg Rivers with Cabela's as one of the anchor tenants. Many people in the community have expressed interest and concerns about traffic during the grand opening activities. Here are some of the details of the event to assist you in planning ahead for the expected increase in traffic and congestion.

The official grand opening will be on Thursday, September 18 with a ceremony beginning at 10:45 a.m. A large number of customers and increased traffic on surrounding roadways are expected not only for grand opening day, but throughout the weekend as well.

For several weeks, the City of Tualatin has worked with Cabela's to develop traffic and parking management plans with the goal of managing congestion. Cabela's will provide traffic and crowd management to keep cars flowing into and out of the site. They have also secured space for overflow parking, and shuttles which will transport employees and customers between these off-site parking locations and the store Thursday through Sunday.

Those in the area should expect traffic delays, and are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternate routes for travel. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this exciting and busy grand-opening celebration.

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City of Tualatin Receives Grant - 09/12/14
Mayor Lou Ogden is proud to announce that the Oregon Public Health Institute (OPHI) has awarded the City of Tualatin $3,200 for the Tualatin River Greenway Benches project. This grant will add benches along the Tualatin River Greenway Trail to promote active living through exercise and further the Council goal of promoting health and wellness. Mayor Ogden would like to thank OPHI for its generous support.
Pumpkin Regatta 2014 (Photo) - 08/28/14
August 28, 2014

The City of Tualatin announces the 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Have you ever seen gorillas, princesses, and aliens paddle 1,000 pound pumpkin boats in a wacky water race? If not, gather up all of your friends and family and come down to the 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta! The event is on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Tualatin Lake of the Commons. This is a rain or shine event and there is no fee for admission. It's a tippy, zany, splashy good time as competitors vie for the ultimate honor - Regatta Champion! The Regatta is unlike any other event and attending has truly become a fall tradition for area families.

The Pumpkin Regatta is a series of wacky races around the Lake of Tualatin Commons in 1000 lb. pumpkin boats by costumed participants. The event also features music, pie eating contests, kids pumpkin carving, face painting, pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, a kids costume contest, Smokey and Rojo the Llama Boys, strolling entertainment, kids' train, inflatable obstacle courses, clown shows, hot food and drinks, and much more!

The Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers will hold the 15th Annual Terminator Weigh-Off in conjunction with the Regatta and the largest of the large pumpkins will be awarded cash prizes. Come early to watch the parade of giant pumpkins arriving at the commons. You'll be amazed!

The Tualatin Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 5k Regatta Run on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM. The Regatta Run honors CPL Matthew Lembke, who lost his life from wounds sustained on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. To celebrate Matt's character and service, the run was created to raise money for a scholarship fund in his name. To register for the Regatta Run please go to

Love searching for treasure? Everyone is invited to join in the Regatta Medallion Hunt. Clues will be announced weekly on the City of Tualatin website starting on September 12 and will provide hints to the location of a bronze medallion hidden somewhere in the city. Clues and rules will also be posted on the City's website and the Facebook page. The medallion finder will win a prize package including dinner for two at Hayden's Lakefront Grill in Tualatin, an engraved bronze medallion to keep, and a champion's ribbon!

The City will also be hosting a Regatta Geocaching event on Saturday, October 11. Watch for more details regarding this event on the City of Tualatin website and Facebook page.

For more information about the Regatta please go to or call 503.691.3076.

Bring all your friends and family and join us at the 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta!

The Lake of Tualatin Commons is located at 8325 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin, OR 97062.
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