Hillsboro, OR sits on the West end of the Portland Metro, and has become the 5th largest city in Oregon. It’s western proximity gives it great access to the coastal mountain range, making access to the Oregon Coast just an hour or so away. It is home to Oregon’s Silicon Forest, a hub of various tech companies such as Intel, Synopsys, Epson, Salesforce and more.
Resources for Hillsboro OR
Facebook Page for City of Hillsboro
Hillsboro Police Department Facebook Page
Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Facebook Page
Facebook Page for Hillsboro Fire & Rescue
The public schools in Hillsboro fall within the Hillsboro School District, comprised of 4 high schools, 4 middle schools, and 23 elementary schools.
Private schools include Tualatin Valley Academy (preschool – high school), Faith Bible Christian Schools (Preschool-High School), St. Matthew Catholic School (Preschool-8th Grade), Carden Cascade Academy (Elementary-Middle School).
The west campus of Oregon Health & Science University is located along the border of Hillsboro and Beaverton. It is home to the Oregon National Primate Research Center as well as the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute.
Pacific University’s satellite Health Professions Campus is located near Tuality Community Hospital in downtown Hillsboro.
Things to do in Hillsboro OR
Hillsboro Hops (Baseball)
As a part of the new Major League Baseball’s Professional Development League, in 2021 The Hillsboro Hops have taken a major step up to become the Arizona Diamondbacks Single-A Advanced affiliate. This means the Hops will begin playing a longer, 132 game season rather than the shorter 76 regular game season of years past. Make sure to catch a game at Ron Tonkin Field.
Spend some time exploring the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. Enjoy a family friendly Wetlands Exploration Day, take the littles on a StoryWalk, tap into the wonder of Geocaching, or simply spend the day in nature amongst the various wildlife that calls the preserve home.
Orchard Park is home to Hillsboro’s first 9-hole Disc Golf Course, which is open from dawn to dusk daily.
When the summer heat sets in, click here for your list of spraygrounds, water play and pools. Hillsboro offers ample outdoor water fun, plus the Shute Park Aquatic & Recreation Center (SHARC), which includes 2 indoor pools, a spa pool and sauna, and a seasonal outdoor pool.
The Outdoors In park @ the plaza offers 3,800 sq ft of indoor fun, which means when the weather is undesirable, take your fun indoors!
In July and August, enjoy Concerts in the Park on Thursdays, while you can also enjoy Pix in the Parks on Fridays in the month of August.
Between November and January, the city plays host to two winter themed events. Winter Village happens at Jerry Willey Plaza while Lightopia takes over Gordon Faber Recreation Complex.
Click here to stay in the know on the latest special events happening around town.
Click here to stay up to date on the latest Cultural Arts events.
Hillsboro Farmers Markets
Hillsboro hosts two Farmers markets each weekend between late April to October. Choose between the Downtown Hillsboro market on Saturdays between 9-1 or at Orenco Station market on Sundays between 10-2.
Homes for Sale in Hillsboro, OR
Thinking about buying or selling in Hillsboro, OR? Get started by calling Erica Parsons with Ambiance Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty Portland Elite. (503)706-8638.