Introduction to Forest Grove, Oregon
Forest Grove History
Forest Grove was first settled in by European decedents in the 1840s. Prior to that, it was inhabited by the Kalapuya Native Americans. The first post office of the area was established on February 1, 1850 and Abigail Smith became the first postmaster. The city adopted its present name on December 31, 1858. Forest Grove was platted in 1850 and incorporated in 1872.
Forest Grove and nearby Attractions
- Forest Hills Golf Course
- Bald Peak State Park
- Portland Art Museum
- Willamette Stone State Heritage Site
- Clark County Historical Museum
- Champoeg State Park
Things To Do In Forest Grove
Forest Grove offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can visit the World Forestry Center, the Portland Children's Museum and the Clark County Historical Museum. Local parks include the Hazel Sills Park, Joseph Gale Park, Forest Glen Park, Talisman City Park, Stites City Park, Knox Ridge City Park, Reuter City Park and Bard Park. Those interested in the area's history should visit the Willamette Stone State Heritage Site. The Forest Hills Golf Course, Sunset Grove Golf Course, Killarney West Golf Club and the Quail Valley Golf Course offer facilities to local golfers.
Forest Grove Transportation
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Forest Grove Higher Education
Pacific University is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include George Fox University, Portland State University and the University of Portland.