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Located in Washington County, 20 minutes west of Portland near the Columbia River, Hillsboro is nestled in the Tualatin Valley, halfway between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains.

Hillsboro, founded in 1842, was home for several of the settlers who helped establish a civil government for the Oregon Territory. This community was also incorporated in 1876. The town has grown from a small farming community and government center into a modern city of 70,000 residents.

Railroads once crisscrossed western Oregon in the 1870s. Besides making it possible for the exchange of durable goods and materials, railroads brought a second wave of immigrants-Dutch, Swiss, Germans and Scandinavians-who settled on farms in the valley.

Hillsboro is known mostly as a center for high-tech industries; Although, produces thousands of gallons of berry and fruit wines annually.

There is also a Hillsboro, North Dakota.

Hillsboro is part of the Portland-Vancouver, Oregon-WA metro area.

Northwest Alpaca Ranch & Country Store | Whispering Springs Nursery |
Education Airman's Proficiency Center |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Original Chicken Bar | Henry Hagg Lake |
History Old Scotch Church |
Motels, Hotels, and Resorts Wellesley Inn & Suites Hillsboro |
Oregon Counties Washington County | Washington County |
Sports and Sporting Events Hillsboro Aquatic Center | Hillsboro Trap & Skeet Club | Laurel View Farm | Peterson Farms Apple Country | Roloff Farm | Simantel's Farm & Nursery | Smith Berry Farm |
Wildlife Viewing Lucky Duck Farm | Helvetia Vineyards and Winery |

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09/10 Coming to The area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Fest Hood River OR May18-19 Start off the weekend with friends and fun featuring Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries. Highlights include entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, and local artisans.