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

  • December 07 Saturday
    Holiday in the Grove

    Downtown Forest Grove

    Gingerbread contest, breakfast and photos with Santa, artisan crafts, art for children and much more.


    December 07, 2019 8:30 a.m.


    to 5:00 p.m.

    Holiday in the Grove

    Downtown Forest Grove

    Reservation Required: No


    Gingerbread contest, breakfast and photos with Santa, artisan crafts, art for children and much more.

  • December 07 Saturday
    The Nutcracker Ballet

    Forest Grove High School Performing Arts Center

    1401 Nichols Ln, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

    Performed by Forest Grove Ballet.


    December 07, 2019 1:00 p.m.


    to December 08, 2019

    The Nutcracker Ballet

    Forest Grove High School Performing Arts Center

    1401 Nichols Ln, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

    Reservation Required: Yes


    Performed by Forest Grove Ballet.

  • December 07 Saturday
    Holiday Light Parade

    Downtown Forest Grove

    Visit Historic Downtown Forest Grove all dressed up for the holidays! Come and be dazzled by floats, marching groups and others decked out in holiday lights.


    December 07, 2019 5:00 p.m.


    Holiday Light Parade

    Downtown Forest Grove

    Reservation Required: No


    Visit Historic Downtown Forest Grove all dressed up for the holidays! Come and be dazzled by floats, marching groups and others decked out in holiday lights.

  • December 07 Saturday
    Repeal Day Celebration

    Elk Cove Vineyards

    27751 NW Olson Road, Gaston, OR 97119

    Elk Cove celebrates the end of Prohibition with this 1920s inspired event hosted in the winery.


    December 07, 2019 12:00 p.m.


    to 3:00 p.m.

    Repeal Day Celebration

    Elk Cove Vineyards

    27751 NW Olson Road, Gaston, OR 97119

    Reservation Required: No


    Elk Cove celebrates the end of Prohibition with this 1920s inspired event hosted in the winery.

  • December 07 Saturday
    Westside Singers Christmas Concert

    United Church of Christ

    2032 College Way, Forest Grove

    Fundraiser for West Tuality Habitat for Humanity. Refreshments provided.


    December 07, 2019 3:00 p.m.


    Westside Singers Christmas Concert

    United Church of Christ

    2032 College Way, Forest Grove

    Reservation Required: No


    Fundraiser for West Tuality Habitat for Humanity. Refreshments provided.

  • December 07 Saturday
    Pacific University Holiday Concert

    Pacific University, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center

    2014 Cedar St, Forest Grove


    December 07, 2019 7:30 p.m.


    Pacific University Holiday Concert

    Pacific University, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center

    2014 Cedar St, Forest Grove

    Reservation Required: No

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