Road Trip: Hillsboro

Just west of Portland, Hillsboro gets plenty of visitors, drawn by the many things that make it a great (and booming) place to live. People move here from all over the world to work for large employers like Intel and Nike. Still charming, Hillsboro smacks the casual visitor with surprises — and not just during… More
: Craig Mitchell Dyer

Hillsboro

Oregon’s fifth-largest city, Hillsboro, is surrounded by scenery.

To the west is the densely forested Coast Range; to the east, Portland and Mt. Hood beckon. Inside Hillboro is a historical farming community that inspires innovation, boasting a blend of agriculture, business and small-town neighborhoods. Visit for the international air show, a pro baseball game or the one-of-a-kind rock museum. Come back for international cuisine and top-notch craft drinks.

Trip Ideas

  • Stickwork Sculptures at Orenco Woods
    Hillsboro has launched a remarkable public art project at a new city park. Join me on a visit to Orenco Woods Nature Park, where you'll find one of the most unique outdoor art projects I’ve... More
  • Big Bottom Whiskey’s Ted Pappas
    Ted Pappas will tell you his love affair with whiskey started early. When he was a boy in North Carolina, his dad owned a restaurant and two uncles were in the distillery business. “At an... More
  • Gem of a Museum
    In the vast Willamette Valley—with a little imagination—you can travel into a turbulent and tumultuous chapter of geologic history, when gigantic icebergs carried by floodwater that was more than four hundred feet deep floated across... More

Outdoor Adventures in Hillsboro

Take a Hike Through Washington County’s Wild Side
Quilt Barn Trail of Washington County
North Plains, Portland Region
Ride the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway
Forest Grove, Portland Region
Oregon Heritage Trees
Shooting for Gold
Country Golf
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Tasty Detours in Hillsboro

Orenco Station Grill
Cruise In Country Diner
Vertigo Brewing & Taproom
Blizzard Wines
Oak Knoll Winery
Three Mugs Brewing Co.
Wassabi Pan Asian Cuisine
Ambacht Brewing
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