more than 53,000 residents. Residents have
access to 12 miles of trails spread throughout
the City and more than 510 acres of parks and
open spaces, used by everyone from sports
teams to active seniors to families. Tigard
is home to two popular farmers markets
that provide fresh, local produce from May
Residents have a range of public transportation choices to nearby Portland, Beaverton
and Hillsboro. Nearby amenities include the
popular Bridgeport Village and Washington
Square shopping centers and full-service
medical facilities minutes from Tigard.
The Cascade Mountains, Oregon’s famed
beaches and the Columbia Gorge are all
easily accessible as day trips.
Tigard’s historic and walkable downtown
offers unique shopping, eating and drinking
establishments, superior transit connections
and access to the Fanno Creek Trail. The
area is undergoing a transformation into a
local destination. The city, in partnership
with downtown and business stakeholders,
has leveraged private and public resources
to revitalize its downtown with public art,
LED street lights and multiple trail connections, creating a walkable destination for
residents and visitors alike.
The City’s “open door” policy encourages
citizens to attend weekly city council meetings and observe the four-member council
and the mayor make important decisions.
Local government and school leaders, citizen
groups, businesses and individuals work hard
to build upon Tigard’s significant community
attributes. The city promotes citizen partic-
ipation through Neighborhood Networks
that represent the community’s 14 geographic
areas. The networks encourage citizens to
become part of the decision-making process.
In November 2014, the City Council adopted
a new Strategic Plan, which envisions Tigard
becoming the most walkable community in
the Pacific Northwest where people of all
ages and abilities enjoy health and interconnected lives. The plan will steer the city’s
planning and development for the next 20
years, as Tigard continues to plan for changes
in the metro Portland area.
Tualatin is located 12 miles south of Portland, at the intersection of thriving business
and charming community. Downtown
Tualatin is not only the center for local
commerce and businesses; it also functions
as the central meeting place and the community living room. It is known locally as the
The central aspect of the Tualatin Commons
is a lake and public plaza. Surrounding
the public gathering space is a mix of
high-quality residential dwellings, retail,
and professional service employment
Tualatin is also home to one of the premier
destination shopping centers in Oregon,
Bridgeport Village, which is an upscale
life-style shopping center that includes
over 90 retail stores and restaurants.
Additionally, there are over 200 acres of
well-maintained community parks, trails,
and natural areas within the City of
Tualatin. Park amenities include sports
complexes, shelters, boat docks along the
Tualatin River, and vast areas of open
The City of Tualatin and other community groups organize regular recreational
opportunities that range from canoe
rentals and trips to world class festivals.
Tualatin is also the home of the nation’s
oldest Crawfish Festival west of the Mississippi River. In addition to these signature
festivals, numerous other events are held
each year including weekly summer
concerts and a local farmers market.
Tualatin is home to many successful
companies in five key traded sector industries including advanced manufacturing,
healthcare and medical related businesses,
corporate and business services, food
processing, distribution and wholesale,
and wood, paper, printing and related
These key industries represent 57 percent
of local employment. Tualatin’s location
along Interstate 5 between Interstate 205,
Highway 99W, and Highway 217 makes it
a great place to operate a business.
The Westside Express Service (WES)
commuter rail operated by TriMet
provides Tualatin residents and visitors
access to the greater Portland region.
Collectively, these major transportation
facilities provide accessible, affordable,
and easy movement of goods and people
within the region.
“Tualatin Valley is a hidden gem of the Pacific Northwest. Located between
Portland and the Oregon Coast, this
burgeoning destination mixes suburban
amenities with serene natural and