3500 NE Cornell Road
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: (503) 648-3500
Fax: (503) 640-2789
West of Portland proper is a beautiful suburb called Hillsboro. Hillsboro has everything a suburb needs to be habitable, including a gorgeous park. Central Park in Hillsboro is a picturesque green space, large enough for a football game and plush enough for a picnic. The park is most noted for its beauty, as the landscape is flat and open to whatever sunlight dares to shine in the area. Central Park sits adjacent to Orenco Station, which is full of restaurants, bars, and great spas, so folks who live and work in the area always have a place to go for serenity amidst city traffic. -Cathryn D. Blue
The Manning–Kamna Farm is a farm that belongs to the 1850s era and is included in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Most of the structures on the farm are still intact and include smokehouse, privy and woodshed.
This McMenamins pub, nestled in a two-story 19th-century farmhouse, will welcome you warmly with its many fireplaces and cheerful atmosphere. Enjoy your meal and beverage in the White Shed, the restaurant's cozy bar. Seasonal garden seating is also available. Order a delicious black bean burrito or try the Wilbur Burger, complete with egg, bacon and cheese. Refreshing ale is brewed right on the premises. Groups of as many as 50 to 120 people can be accommodated at two renovated barns that are used for public and private events.
Built in 1878, this historic Tualatin Plains church is a monument dating back to pioneer days, and one of the only churches left from that era. The architecturally pleasing building features a unique eight-sided steeple. Today, with much pride and care from the community, the church is open for both services and tours, which must be scheduled ahead of time. From Portland, head west on Highway 26, following the signs toward North Plains. Take a left on Jackson School Road, then another left on Scotch Church Road.
Set in Hillsboro, the "country" west of Portland, this is one of four wineries in a tour. You might feel lost among the rolling hills, but that is part of the charm out here. Come discover why this is an award-winning winery. A good sampling of Oregon wines is available, and the tasting is free. Call or check the Web site for a map so you can get here and easily find your way back to reality. The roads out this way can be confusing. Opens Monday to Sunday at 11AM.
Bilal Masjid dates back to the year 1987 when some noble-minded families decided to establish a mosque for the neighborhood's community. Today, Bilal Masjid welcomes devotees of all age groups to participate in community prayers and get actively involved in religious events. It strives to promote pluralism, moderation and peace and abides by the Quran and encourages its members to follow what is Sunnah. It also conducts several programs for outreach and interfaith. Open houses are held which serve as a platform for individuals to learn about the pillars of Islam. It also runs the Weekend Islamic School. Bilal Masjid also provides the Quran in various languages including French, English, Russian and Spanish.
The church was established by Presbyterian Church (US). The mission and the objective is to reach out to all the members of the community and form a united and peaceful force. It incorporates modern music to involve the youngsters. Summer camps and workshops for all age groups, are frequently organized for an all round development. It was in this church in 2003, where pastors and leaders had come together to discuss the reformation of the Presbyterian Church. It will be now be a part of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Open the door to Portland's west side and wine country. Information about local activities, shopping and more are all here. The west side is home to much of Portland's commerce including such cities as Hillsboro, Beaverton and Tigard. With all of the business located out here: Nike, Intel, and Epson, to name a few, you are likely to spend some time in Washington County. If it is information you need, you will find it here.
It is hard to believe this forest is so close to the city. With miles and miles of walking paths, Forest Park has room for bicycling, picnics, hiking and more. One of the largest urban forest reserves in the country, it has over 5100 acres (2064 hectares) of space for you to enjoy a wonderful natural experience. Guided tours can be organized, and nature and wildlife enthusiasts will have a gala time observing the mammal and bird species that reside in this lush green haven.
See one of the oldest vineyards in Oregon, located about a half-hour from Portland in Beaverton. Now that word is out and the wines of the Pacific Northwest are served alongside fine French wines, local wineries are popping up all over. This, on the other hand, is one of the originals, dating back to the 1970s. The Vino Gelato is something different and is made from frozen grapes. Private tours of more than five people are available.
Laser tag is all the rage, and you will have the time of your life at it here. Players wear vests with voice chips that update them with current scores. Perfect for parties, this arcade is great for all ages. Corporate events and family celebrations take advantage of the party room, pizza kitchen and video games. Groups of six or more should make a reservation in Laserport.
This 600-acre area in the Willamette Valley offers some of the most scenic and lush land the Portland area has to offer. The grapes grown here have helped give the Northwest a name in wine. A tasting room is located within an old mansion. The Pinot Noir, a local mainstay, is worthy of that name. For something a little different, taste the Gewürztraminer, a dessert wine on the sweet side.