Mighty Molar’s Guide to Tigard

With about 50,000, residents, Tigard is a smallish town with bigtime appeal. Located in Washington County just south of Portland, this scenic destination includes two of the region’s premier tax-free shopping hot spots, along with the arts, outdoor recreation, and a professional musical theater company. Here is how you should spend your time while visiting Tigard.

1. Tualatin River

Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, birding and wildlife viewing on this scenic river that includes the spectacular Ki-a-Kuts Falls.

2. Cook Park

Located on the banks of the Tualatin River, this 79-acre park includes river access, wetland areas, a butterfly garden, playgrounds, restrooms and running trails.

3. Tualatin River Water Trail

Take a relaxing trip through lovely, tree-lined waterways that travel through gorgeous natural spaces and the Tualatin Valley’s farmlands.

4. Main Street

Explore a diversity of unique shops, along with great restaurants, a brewery and the area’s only public glass-blowing art studio.

5. Bridgeport Village

Discover 500,000 square feet of retail space, along with restaurants and a first-run 18 screen IMAX theater at this sprawling consumer’s paradise.

6. Washington Square

Oregon’s premier shopping destination, this massive retail center offers tax-free shopping at more than 170 specialty stores.

7. Tigard Taphouse

Enjoy craft beers, hard ciders, and wine, along with corn hole tournaments and live music from local bands.

8. Broadway Rose Theater Company

Enjoy professionally produced Broadway musicals, comedies, and revues at Oregon’s premier musical theatre company.


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