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WEST METRO

West Metro is an absolute hidden gem just outside of the city. It’s a calm, peaceful and naturally beautiful part of town. If you have a family or are thinking about starting a family, this is an area of Portland where you’ll find bigger homes on bigger lots, new construction, stunning views and great schools. Popular areas include Bethany, Hillsboro and Cedar Mill.

Rapidly-expanding West Metro is a top area for those who work in tech, medical or sportswear. Portland’s tech corridor ‘Silicon Forest’ runs right through this part of Portland. With huge names like Intel, Amazon and Google, it’s a one-stop-shop for anyone looking for a job in tech. If you’re working in sports, fashion and creative, you’ll find Nike’s World headquarters, Adidas and Columbia Sportswear as well. For medical professionals and students, inner West Metro is home to a collection of state-of-the-art hospitals under the direction of Oregon Health & Science University.

Market Insights

$768K

Median Listing Home Price

$312

Median Price Per Square Foot

$710K

Median Sold Home Price

Top Hillsboro Neighborhoods: Jackson School, Orenco Station, Tanasbourne

Top West Metro Neighborhoods: Bethany, Cedar Mill, Northwest Heights, Raleigh Hills, West Haven-Sylvan, West Slope

Exploring West Metro

A LOCAL'S GUIDE

Top Places to Explore in West Metro

Catch a Ball Game at Ron Tonkin Field

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This summer, don’t miss Hillsboro’s own High-A minor league baseball team, the Hillsboro Hops. The Hillsboro Hops is a farm team for Major League Baseball’s Arizona Diamondbacks. The Hillsboro Hops has dominated the Northwest with Northwest League Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2019. The team’s season runs from April to early September at Ron Tonkin Field and features themed game nights and post-game fireworks. Earlier this year, the Hillsboro Hops and City of Hillsboro announced plans to build a new Hillsboro Hops ballpark, which will be designed as a year-round outdoor entertainment venue that could host more than 300 events per year, including Hops home baseball games, concerts, festivals, community events and amateur baseball games. Address: 4460 NE Century Blvd, Hillsboro, OR 97124

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Pedal one of Oregon's Scenic Bikeways

Starting in Hillsboro, avid cyclists may find the perfect ride along the Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway, an Oregon-designated scenic bikeway. Intermediate and advanced riders love not only this scenic bike trail, but also the intriguing spots along the way. Pedal-happy visitors can spend a full day on the 50-mile bikeway, which also includes the extremely scenic rail-to-trail, car-free Banks-Vernonia State Trail. The Banks-Vernonia State Trail started as a railway and has been handed back over to nature. 

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Golf Three Different Ways

To a new generation of players, “golf” isn’t just about tees, special shoes, clubs and buckets. Footgolf, a hybrid of golf and soccer, can be played at Meriwether Golf Club by swapping out the clubs and golf balls with a soccer ball. At the Orchard Park Disc Golf Course, disc golf is played both recreationally and professionally, and uses smaller, weightier discs—putters, mid-ranges and drivers—designed for control, speed and accuracy. For group fun, Topgolf features point-scoring golf games for all skill levels. Topgolf has 102 putting bays, encompassing three floors, plus a rooftop terrace, sleek bars and great music.

Explore Portland's Most Diverse Park

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Portland’s signature westside park isn’t just loaded with big trees and picnic tables. Located a mere two miles west of downtown and accessible by MAX light rail, the sprawling 410-acre (166 ha) Washington Park is a destination in its own right. You’ll find Hoyt Arboretum, a glorious, forested place full of flora from around the world; the International Rose Test Garden, the oldest one in the U.S.; and the Portland Japanese Garden, which includes five varieties of gardens. Gentle Asian elephants, stellar sea lions, mountain goats and California condors all draw crowds to the Oregon Zoo. There’s no bad time to visit: from summer concerts to “Howloween” trick or treat to holiday ZooLights, Portland’s beloved zoo sparkles in any season. From there, bike or skate over the park’s hills, or hike Wildwood Trail all the way to Pittock Mansion, a turn-of-the-century French chateau. To get even further into nature, head to Forest Park's 113 kilometers of trails and 5,100 acres of natural space. 

Catch a Thrill in the Trees

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Ziplining is a sure way to get your hear pumping. Tree to Tree Adventure Park is a unique “playground in the trees.” The park offers adventures for the entire family, including six aerial rope courses each with 10 tree-top obstacles to master; guided zip-line tours, with six “extreme” zip lines; dueling zips; tree-top bungee plunge from a 65-foot-high platform; and a 40-foot climbing tree. The region’s newest zip-line adventure is Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour. Soar through the forest of trees in this family-friendly, guided zip tour through the tree on this 2- to 2.5-hour tour featuring seven zip lines through a beautiful forest and near the breathtaking Brunswick Canyon. After finishing the tour, stay for a round of golf. 

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