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Hillsboro, Oregon has old fashioned charm, yet is only 20 minutes
away from the big city amenities of Portland. It offers a variety
of parks, fairs, historical places and rural beauty that can appeal
to any visitor's taste. Hillsboro is the government seat of Washington
County, a fast growing area of Oregon. But, people there still
share a smile and extend a friendly welcome to visitors.
Hillsboro's downtown area is also a unique blend of old and new
buildings. The historic Washington County Courthouse, with its
stately sequoia trees, is across the street from the modern Civic
Center, which was designed to be a people friendly gathering area.
The Civic Center, which is part of Hillsboro's vision for its
community's future, incorporates environmentally friendly construction
and design with many beautiful artistic features, both inside
and outside of the facility. The Hillsboro Saturday Farmers' Market
is held May through October on the streets around the Courthouse
and Civic Center.
Hillsboro is one of Oregon's centers of high technology. Most
of Hillsboro's commercial industry is done in park like industrial
campus settings designed to blend in with the countryside. Companies
such as Intel, Planar Systems, FEI and others offer opportunities
for career and community growth. The local airport provides services
to large companies that operate their own commercial air fleets.
Hillsboro is located in the middle of the warm, temperate Tualatin
Valley, equidistant between the Cascade Range and the Pacific
Ocean. Residents here have access to wind sailing in the Columbia
River Gorge, year-round skiing on Mt. Hood, and the spectacular
Oregon beaches, all only about an hour away.
Being close to Portland
means that Hillsboro residents can enjoy all of the urban fun,
such as the Rose Festival, the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, the Portland
Trailblazers in the Rose Garden Arena, and many other attractions.
Trimet's MAX light rail system makes traveling to and from Portland
easy. Board the train in downtown Hillsboro, and the line goes
through Beaverton to downtown Portland. At the downtown Portland
bus mall, buses, streetcars, trolleys and the MAX light rail are
available for destinations throughout the metropolitan area, including
the Portland International Airport and Gresham.
There are several country wineries to visit in the Hillsboro
area. Oak Knoll Winery, located on SW Burkhalter Road, specializes
in Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Niagara wines, as well as Frambosia,
a raspberry dessert wine. Wine tasting and a picnic area are available
for visitors. For more information, contact Oak Knoll Winery,
The historic Old Scotch Church, organized in 1873 by twelve Scottish
settlers from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, is one of the oldest continuously
used churches in Oregon. The eight sided steeple is architecturally
unique, and the church is one of the most photographed in Oregon.
Many of Oregon's pioneers, including mountain man Joe Meek, have
been buried in the church cemetery. To arrange a tour, contact
Hillsboro, where yesterday and tomorrow, pioneer churches and
high-tech industry, small town charm and busy shopping centers
all come together, is a great place to visit and live. Come and
see for yourself!