Washington County is a great place to visit! Washington County Visitors Association offers a detailed site with the most current information.

A complete list of North Plains community events is maintained at

From A to Z there is something for everyone in North Plains.

Arts, Music and Culture

North Plains offers a variety of events featuring the arts.  Music and art vendors can be found at  the annual Elephant Garlic Festival. Other unique local traditions include the Dixie Mountain Strawberry Festival, Verboort Sausage Dinner, and Helvetia Culture Fest.


North Plains is home to some of the best bike routes in Portland.  Numerous biking clubs use this area for training.  The Washington County Tour de Cure and Beaverton, Banks and Beyond races include North Plains in its routes.  More information about routes.  North Plains is a short distance from the Banks Vernonia Trail.


North Plains is home to the Elephant Garlic Festival Car Show.


Abbey Creek Vineyards is one of many local wineries in the North Plains area.  Their tasting room can be found on Commercial Street.


North Plains Senior Center is located in the heart of the City on Commercial Street at 314th.  Everyone is invited to share a cup of coffee and share stories about the old days, or stop by for a hot lunch.  The local Meals on Wheels program is operated from the Senior Center.


Oregon is famous for its outdoor activities and many fine fishing holes can be found nearby.


North Plains Gliderport offers the chance to fly above this beautiful area in a glider.


There are numerous places to hike around North Plains.  Stub Stewart State Park and Banks Vernonia trail are just a few of the popular parks in the area.  More information about hiking and camping can be found here.


Heritage Arts Studio on Glencoe Road hosts art classes and sells fine art pieces produced locally.

Jump over Fire

North Plains and surrounding areas host many extreme sports activities like zip lining and the annual Warrior Dash.

Kim’s Styling Corner for a Girls Day Out

Spoil yourself with a makeover, complete with message, hair styling, manicure and pedicure.


You can enjoy a quick bite or sit down service at any of the local eateries located on Glencoe or Commercial Streets.


You can also enjoy local musicians at concerts in the park, regular dances held at Jessie Mays Community Hall as well as local restaurants like the Rogue.

Nature’s Needs

North Plains is host to Nature’s Needs a large, state-of-the-art composting facilities that handles much of Portland’s residential organics.  Tours can be arranged by calling Recology (503) 647-9489.


With more than 100 species of birds, Washington County is a great place for birdwatchers.

Pacific Purple Park

One of the local playgrounds at Main and Pacific Streets offers a nice place for picnic and swinging and monkey bars!

Quit the rat race

North Plains is for people who enjoy a quiet rural lifestyle with the convenience of close proximity to larger cities such as Hillsboro, Beaverton, and Portland.  Homes in North Plains are affordable and located close to schools, parks and other services.


Each year several foot races are held in North Plains including the Elephant Garlic festival run and Pumpkin Run. In 2013, North Plains is hosting the 67 mile 12 Bridges Relay Race.

Sun and Smiles only

Mountaindale Resort is one of the oldest clothes-optional resorts in the Northwest.


Antiques and unique gifts can be found at the Treasure Chest downtown.

U Pick

Berries, apples, peaches, hazelnuts, and pears are abundant in our area and several local farms offer u-pick opportunities to stock up.

Very Cool Stuff

A complete listing of festivals and special events is availble here.


North Plains hosts several churches locally.  Most spiritual traditions can find a place of worship within 20 minutes of North Plains.


You will find North Plains a welcoming place for visitors, businesses and residents; wherever you come from you can find a home here.


Helvetia immediately north and west of North Plains is known for its Swiss heritage, half marathon and annual culture fest.


All the information you need for visiting North Plains and Washington County can be found in the Visitors Guide.