Top Attractions for First-Time Visitors

Hillsboro has no shortage of fun things to see and do. Here are some of the top attractions to check out on your first visit:

Orenco Station

Orenco Station is a charming mixed-use neighborhood in Hillsboro built around a light rail stop. It’s modeled after traditional European villages with pedestrian-friendly streets, quaint shops and restaurants, green spaces, and residential areas. Stroll through the tree-lined boulevards and check out the weekly farmers’ market during your visit.

Washington County Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of Washington County at this fascinating museum. Exhibits highlight the county’s native cultures, pioneer settlers, agriculture, and more. Don’t miss the heritage garden, one-room schoolhouse, and rotating special exhibits.

Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Rockhounds of all ages will marvel at the Rice Museum’s dazzling array of rocks, gems, minerals, and fossils. See one of the country’s best fluorescent mineral displays, a 1,400 pound quartz crystal, meteorites, dinosaur bones, and more.

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

This 750-acre wetland preserve along the Tualatin River is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Spot over 175 species of birds along 7 miles of trails and from viewing platforms. The Wetlands Education Center offers programs and events year-round.

Hillsboro Stadium

Baseball fans will want to catch a Hillsboro Hops game at this cozy ballpark. The Hops are a Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Enjoy minor league baseball and fun promotions like bark in the park night and fireworks shows.

The Streets of Tanasbourne

Find big box stores, national retailers, restaurants, and entertainment options at this large outdoor shopping center. Grab a bite to eat, see a movie, go bowling, or shop till you drop during your visit.

How to Get Around Hillsboro

Hillsboro has a few handy transportation options for getting around town:

MAX Light Rail

The MAX light rail system connects Hillsboro to downtown Portland and Beaverton. The Blue Line stops at key destinations like Orenco Station, Washington County Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport, Hatfield Government Center, Hillsboro Civic Center, and more.

Taxis and Rideshares

Taxis and rideshares like Uber and Lyft operate in Hillsboro and provide point-to-point transportation. Rates vary but expect to pay around $2-3 per mile. Useful if you need a quick ride across town.

Charter Buses

For group transportation, consider a charter bus rental from Charter Bus Hillsboro Oregon. We provide private minibuses and charter buses for events, tours, and transportation. Perfect for moving large groups together, with amenities like A/C, restrooms, TVs, and WiFi. Call us at 541-780-0075 for a quote!

Ready to Get Started?

We hope this guide gets you excited to explore Hillsboro for the first time! With top attractions, dining, shopping, and transportation options, you’ll find plenty of things to fill your itinerary. Don’t forget to call Charter Bus Hillsboro Oregon at 541-780-0075 if you need help getting around town with a group. We look forward to helping you experience the best of Hillsboro!