Welcome to Forest Grove

Nestled in a verdant glade in northwest Oregon, where the fertile Willamette Valley meets lush forests at the base of the Coast Range, Forest Grove is a vibrant small town with a unique mix of amenities. While the city’s enviable proximity to the Oregon Coast, Portland and Mount Hood Recreation Area is certainly one advantage of its location, Forest Grove’s growing claim to fame can be found right at its doorstep: specialty farms and orchards, artisan food makers, wineries, craft breweries (beer, hard cider, sake), unique restaurants, and much more.

With a strong legacy of agriculture and food processing, the city has emerged as a hub to bring together the best of local farms, food and drink. Whether you are an avid locavore, a wine/beer/spirit enthusiast, or simply looking for a special culinary adventure, Forest Grove serves it up on a platter – with weekly farmers’ markets (May-Oct.), a broad menu of unique foodie events such as the annual Forest Grove Uncorked…even monthly hands-on cooking lessons featuring our local bounty. Alternatively, you can choose from the “à la carte menu” and visit individual farms and wineries via organized winery tours or on your own schedule, using the resources found throughout this website and available at the Forest Grove –Cornelius Chamber of Commerce, 2417 Pacific Ave. We even have a wonderful urban farm and learning center – Nana Cardoon!

If you are hungry for more, feel free to pack up some of these gastronomic treats for a stroll through the city’s historic downtown, birding at Fernhill reservoir, boating at Hagg Lake, and biking on nearby scenic trails. Take in a Pacific University musical event, a barbershop ballad competition or an antique/collectors’ car show. Bring the kids to a medieval fair, sidewalk chalk art festival or strawberry festival. There’s even something for Fido: Canines Uncorked, with tastings and dog activities at 13 wineries.

Experience the many sights, sounds and flavors of an Oregon epicurean mecca…come savor Forest Grove.

 

Events

  • November 15 Friday
    Pacific University Musical Production: Ordinary Days

    Pacific University, Marsh Hall, Marsh 216

    2043 College Way, Forest Grove

    Features music and lyrics written by Adan Gwon.


    November 15, 2019 7:30 p.m.


    to November 17, 2019

    Pacific University Musical Production: Ordinary Days

    Pacific University, Marsh Hall, Marsh 216

    2043 College Way, Forest Grove

    Reservation Required: No


    Features music and lyrics written by Adan Gwon.

  • November 15 Friday
    97116 Art Show

    19th Ave

    Approachable art for purchase by local artists. Includes “Paint the Town” art tour and game November 11-17.


    November 15, 2019 6:00 p.m.


    to November 17, 2019

    97116 Art Show

    19th Ave

    Reservation Required: No


    Approachable art for purchase by local artists. Includes “Paint the Town” art tour and game November 11-17.

  • November 17 Sunday
    Indoor Winter Forest Grove Farmer’s Market

    Elks Lodge

    2810 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove

    Produce, Food, Music, local goods.


    November 17, 2019 1:00 p.m.


    to 5:00 p.m.

    Indoor Winter Forest Grove Farmer’s Market

    Elks Lodge

    2810 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove

    Reservation Required: No


    Produce, Food, Music, local goods.

  • November 22 Friday
    Pacific University Orchestra Concert

    Pacific University, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center

    2014 Cedar St, Forest Grove


    November 22, 2019 7:30 p.m.


    Pacific University Orchestra Concert

    Pacific University, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center

    2014 Cedar St, Forest Grove

    Reservation Required: No

  • November 24 Sunday
    Indoor Winter Forest Grove Farmer’s Market

    Elks Lodge

    2810 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove

    Produce, Food, Music, local goods.


    November 24, 2019 1:00 p.m.


    to 5:00 p.m.

    Indoor Winter Forest Grove Farmer’s Market

    Elks Lodge

    2810 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove

    Reservation Required: No


    Produce, Food, Music, local goods.

  • November 25 Monday
    Thanksgiving Weekend Open House

    Gresser Vineyards

    37245 SW Nature Dr, Cornelius, OR 97113

    Stop in for our open house over Thanksgiving weekend from noon to 5:00 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Come out and taste any or all of our current wines, have some hor d’oeurvres, tour our winery, and talk with our family.  If you the weather permits, we’ll also have tours of the vineyard – bring your boots for this!  We look forward to seeing you!


    November 25, 2019 12:00 p.m.


    to November 27, 2019

    Thanksgiving Weekend Open House

    Gresser Vineyards

    37245 SW Nature Dr, Cornelius, OR 97113

    Reservation Required: No


    Stop in for our open house over Thanksgiving weekend from noon to 5:00 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Come out and taste any or all of our current wines, have some hor d’oeurvres, tour our winery, and talk with our family.  If you the weather permits, we’ll also have tours of the vineyard – bring your boots for this!  We look forward to seeing you!

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