Living in our city offers a unique blend of accessibility to a vibrant metropolitan city, without the pressures of big-city living. The slower pace, quality schools, low crime, historic downtown, and abundant sporting and cultural organizations provide a sense of community.
Our community exemplifies civic responsibility which is reflected positively in our events, streetscapes, and overall beauty. This is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our residents who call Forest Grove home. Since the earliest days of our settlement, we have valued and preserved our trees and greenery, which earned us the Tree City USA distinction for twenty consecutive years. Discover the charm and surrounding scenic beauty of our city, where the best of urban amenities meet the warmth of a close-knit community.
Downtown Portland provides a wide array of nightlife, a busy cultural calendar, and major sporting events and is just thirty minutes away via excellent state highways.
The Forest Grove 2040 Vision and Action Plan is a dynamic and inclusive approach to planning the future of our community. This strategic initiative engages the entire population, local government, businesses, and other stakeholders to collectively envision the future of the city in the coming years. Sign up today to be included in the opportunity to shape the future of Forest Grove.
Forest Grove Light & Power offers power sourced from 100% renewables while providing some of the lowest costs for electricity in the Portland Metro area. The Forest Grove Water Treatment Plant provides high-quality water from the City-owned 4,225-acre watershed.
Forest Grove School District: Eight elementary schools and five secondary schools provide a diverse and rich environment for students to thrive. Contact Forest Grove School District at 503-357-6171.
Pacific University: Established in 1849, Pacific University is highly regarded for its liberal arts, optometry, and professional health programs. Live and learn in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, contact Pacific University at 503-352-6151.
Surrounded by rolling hills, evergreen forests, and open spaces, the City hosts over 170 acres of unique park landscapes. These parks provide places to gather, relax, play, exercise, and celebrate.
Forest Grove Parks & Recreation offers programs year-round for all ages, summer camps, art, cultural activities, recreational facilities, and more!
Parks & recreational amenities include the Forest Grove Aquatic Center and traditional outdoor facilities such as sports fields, sports courts, hiking paths, playgrounds, a skateboard park, a BMX track, and picnic shelters. A broad range of activities are planned throughout the year to engage the community in the unique features of each location while creating a fun and memorable experience.
Enjoy a vast assortment of specialty shops in Historic Downtown and the surrounding areas, providing a wide range of shopping opportunities for all, from groceries and furniture to appliances, local crafts, and sporting goods. The Forest Grove Farmers Market is open every Wednesday from May through the end of October, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Main Street, between 21st Avenue and Pacific Avenue. The market provides an outlet for small farmers, food producers, and artists to connect with the community.
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