North Plains is a community in Washington County
19 miles west of Portland
. It is direclty north of Hillsboro
off of US Highway 26
; Also, situated near the Columbia River
and Willamette River
within the Willamette Valley
, five miles from the high tech Sunset Corridor.
North Plains was originally plotted in 1920 to serve as a processing and shipping point for locally grown farm and forest products. Later, log laden trains from the coast range supplied the lumber mill here. Now the city is mainly supported by an aviation company, grain storage company and seed cleaning, a golf car manufacturer, electronic assemblers, fabric printing, and a complete outlay of city services and amenities. North Plains was incorporated June 25, 1963.
Local attractions: Ghost Creek at Pumpkin Ridge, Community Center, two city parks, tennis courts, basketball court, library, movie theaters, winery tours, boating and water skiing lake nearby; fishing, hunting, backpacking.
North Plains is part of the Portland-Vancouver, Oregon-WA metro area.