About HillsboroHillsboro, founded in 1842, was home for several of the settlers who helped establish a civil government for the Oregon Territory. Twenty minutes west of Portland, the city is nestled in the Tualatin Valley halfway between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Hillsboro is known as a center for high-tech industries.
The area produces thousands of gallons of berry and fruit wines annually; the climate is similar to the grape-growing region of France. Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, 2600 S.W. Hillsboro Hwy., is a 635-acre urban green space with an education center and trails offering opportunities for wildlife viewing; phone (503) 681-6206.
Visitor Centers Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce 5193 N.E. Elam Young Pkwy., Suite A Hillsboro, OR 97124. Phone:(503)648-1102
Things to Do Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
WINERIES Oak Knoll Winery
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