County: Washington
Zip Codes: 97116


City Description for Relocating to Portland Metro

Forest Grove, Oregon

Forest Grove is rich with scenic beauty of surrounding vineyards and rich agricultural lands. It comes with a diverse economy from high tech circuit board manufacturing, a four-year accredited university, a timber company, and makers of Maraschino cherries.
Forest Grove

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities:

Forest Grove has a growing workforce that is educated, skilled and diverse.  Organizations that assist employers with recruitment, screening, training, and ongoing education are: Forest Grove Employment and Training Center, (503) 992-7403. Washington County Workforce Alliance,(503) 533-2946. Worksource Oregon-Employment Dept., (503) 681-0219. Portland Community College,(503) 244-6111. Pacific University, (503) 352-5151.

Click here for a list of the large employers in Forest Grove.


Employment opportunities:

DMV: When relocating to Oregon you will need to get in touch with the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain an Oregon driver’s license, pass DEQ testing for your car, renew license plates  among other things. 

Some of the closest ones to Forest Grove are:
1300 SW Oak St # H, Hillsboro - (503) 299-9999
14250 SW Allen Blvd, Beaverton - (503) 299-9999
14240 SW Galbreath Dr, Sherwood - (503) 299-9999

Trimet: Are you without a vehicle?  Click here to map your transportation route.  Public Transportation: TriMet is the public transportation system for the Portland Metropolitan area. They provide busses, light rail, commuter rail, and street car.

TriMet services Forest Grove to Hillsboro and Beaverton on Bus 57


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Religious Affiliations

There is an abundant amount of religious affiliations in Forest Grove.  Click here for a list of all the churches, synagogues, temples and mosques in forest grove, Oregon.

Park and Recreation Information

Forest Grove Parks and Recreation-click here for a list of all the parks and recreation centers in Forest Grove, Oregon. 


Dog Park

Thatcher Park is located at 750 NW David Hill Rd in Forest Grove. There is a small dog area and a large dog area with automatic dog watering dishes


Forest Theater is an old theater in downtown Forest Grove which shows cheap movies. 1911 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR  Phone (503) 359-1105

Cornelius Stadium Cinemas shows the latest box office hits. 200 N 26th Ave, Cornelius, OR Phone (503) 884-8732 Ext 465

Act III Theatres 2929 SW 234th Ave, Hillsboro, OR  Phone: (503) 259-9226

Regal Evergreen Parkway 13, 2625 N.W. 188th, Hillsboro, (800) 326-3264 x315

Forest Theater, is located in downtown Forest Grove.  It is an old theater that shows inexpensive movies. 1911 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR  Phone (503) 359-1105


According to the 2000 census, there were 17,708 residents of Forest Grove.   Of those 87.2% were white, 3.7% were Asian, and 8.6% were other.  Families (non-single residence) make up 65.2% of the population.  The average household income for 2007 was $41,651 while the average Washington County household income was $73,642 and the U.S. average was $60,374.


orest Grove City Library is a member of the Washington County Cooperative Library Service which allows cardholders to over 1.6 million items.  2114 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116  Phone: 503.992.3247


Rotary Club of Forest Grove meets at the Forest Grove Senior Center, 2037 Douglas St., Forest Grove, OR 97116 on Tuesdays at 6:45 AM.

Forest Grove Elks Lodge Number 2440 has many social events on their calendar. Location: 2910 Pacific Ave Forest Grove, OR (just behind Safeway), Meets: Thursdays 7:30 PM
Office Phone: 503-357-2440


Forest Grove Restaurants:

Maggie’s Buns ,2007 21st Ave., Forest Grove OR 97116 PH: (503) 992-2231

Mandarin China Restaurant, 2338 Pacific Ave, Forest GroveOR 97116 (503) 357-1820

Prime Time Sports Bar Restaurant 4202 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116 Phone: (503) 357-3684.

Grendel’s 2004 Main St, Forest Grove, OR97116  Phone: (503) 357-7095

Scottie’s Drive in, 1702 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR Phone: (503) 357-6898

Cornerstone Pub & Grill, 2307 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR  Phone: (503) 357-4742


Forest Grove Swim Club,2300 Sunset Dr, Forest Grove, OR 97116


Sunset Grove Golf Course,  9 hole course great for the beginning golfer with flat large greens..41615 NW Osterman Rd.; Forest Grove, Oregon 97116 Pro Shop - (503) 357-6044

Killarney West Golf Course 9 holes course tougher than it looks. It’s a beautiful course with trees and water on several holes. 1275 NW 334th; Hillsboro, Oregon 97124, Pro Shop - (503) 648-7634

Quail Valley Golf Course 18 hole golf course.  12565 NW Aerts Road, Banks, OR   97106
Phone (503) 324-4444

City History

Forest Grove was settled by pioneers in 1840.  The City was named for a large grove of Oregon white oak situated on a knoll rising over the Tualatin Plains.  Forest Grove contains the largest giant sequoia in Oregon. It is located on the corner of Pacific Avenue and B Street.  This tree is 32 feet in circumference, 152 feet high and has a crown averaging 70 feet in diameter.  Pacific University in Forest Grove was founded in 1849, making it one of the oldest educational institutions in the western United States.  Forest Grove became incorporated in 1872.

Surrounding Cities: Hillsboro, North Plains, Gales Creek, Banks, Gaston

City Pictures: Forest Grove, Oregon

Forest Grove Antique Store Downtown Forest Grove Hagg Lake Hagg Lake Pier
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