Hillsboro, Oregon has old fashioned charm, yet is only 20 minutes away from the big city amenities of Portland. It offers a variety of parks, fairs, historical places and rural beauty that can appeal to any visitor's taste. Hillsboro is the government seat of Washington County, a fast growing area of Oregon. But, people there still share a smile and extend a friendly welcome to visitors.
Hillsboro's downtown area is also a unique blend of old and new buildings. The historic Washington County Courthouse, with its stately sequoia trees, is across the street from the modern Civic Center, which was designed to be a people friendly gathering area. The Civic Center, which is part of Hillsboro's vision for its community's future, incorporates environmentally friendly construction and design with many beautiful artistic features, both inside and outside of the facility. The Hillsboro Saturday Farmers' Market is held May through October on the streets around the Courthouse and Civic Center.
Hillsboro is one of Oregon's centers of high technology. Most of Hillsboro's commercial industry is done in park like industrial campus settings designed to lend in with the countryside. Companies such as Intel, Planar Systems, FEI and others offer opportunities for career and community growth. The local airport provides services to large companies that operate their own commercial air fleets.
Hillsboro is located in the middle of the warm, temperate Tualatin Valley, equidistant between the Cascade Range and the Pacific Ocean. Residents here have access to wind sailing in the Columbia River Gorge, year-round skiing on Mt. Hood, and the spectacular Oregon beaches, all only about an hour away.
Being close to Portland means that Hillsboro residents can enjoy all of the urban fun, such as the Rose Festival, the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, the Portland Trailblazers in the Rose Garden Arena, and many other attractions. Trimet's MAX light rail system makes traveling to and from Portland easy. Board the train in downtown Hillsboro, and the line goes through Beaverton to downtown Portland. At the downtown Portland bus mall, buses, streetcars, trolleys and the MAX light rail are available for destinations throughout the metropolitan area, including the Portland International Airport and Gresham.
Amboy uses the 97006, 97123, 97124 zipcodes.
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