This month we go westward for a closer look at Forest Grove, located in northwestern Washington County, a small city that transcends its college-town atmosphere with its exquisite wineries, unique stores, distinctive restaurants and historic lodge.
Forest Grove, Oregon
Located in the foothills of the Coast Range at the base of the Tillamook State Forest, Forest Grove is home to Pacific University, unique restaurants, six wineries, one craft beer brewery and the world’s only American owned-and-operated large-production saké brewery.
Forest Grove boasts an impressive collection of placed to sip handcrafted beverages at the source–wineries and breweries. In addition to visiting the area’s artisans, two wine shops, both located on downtown’s Main Street, pour wines from around the world. Or relax at one of Forest Grove’s coffee houses or pubs.
Forest Grove’s collections of boutiques, ranging from antiques to art, provide a rewarding shopping experience, while a seasonal farmers’ market, farm stores and tree farms offer visitors more shopping options.
Forest Grove has a multiude of restaurants serving cuisine from the four corners of the world. Nosh on American comfort-food dishes, pair a locally produced wine with your favorite Italian dish, explore Middle Eastern cuisine, satisfy a craving for Mexican food, try Pad Thai or other Thai specialty, explore a buffet of your favorite Chinese dishes, or taste yummy baked delights from area bakeries and cafes.
Finding your way through downtown Forest Grove is now easier, thanks to its new way-finding signs, which connect visitors to the area’s key districts and points of interest.
Forest Grove offers many events throughout the year, appealing to all interests, including these upcoming popular annual events:
- Faire in the Grove (May 5-6)
- Oyster Fest (May 5)
- Annual Garden Tour (June 3)
- Concours d’Elegance (July 15)
- The Main Course (July 28)
- Forest Grove Uncorked! (August 18)
- Pacific Rim Festival (August 25)
- Forest Grove Corn Roast (September 15)
- Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival (September 15)
- Tour of Historic Homes (September 23)
After a day (or two, or three) of exploration, you can be rest assured that Forest Grove has a selection of places to stay overnight, including
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