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Meet Forest Grove, a Must-See Destination for Wine Lovers

Located in the foothills of the Coast Range at the base of the Tillamook State Forest, Forest Grove has a population of about 21,000.

Home of Pacific University, it transcends the college-town atmosphere with its collection of charming antique shops, a summer farmers’ market, wine tasting shops and notable restaurants, most of which are located on Main Street and are navigable via the downtown’s way- finding signs.

This small city has a lot of history, from having some the oldest vines in the valley at David Hill Winery to boasting one of the oldest educational buildings west of the Mississippi, College Hall (at Pacific University).

Forest Grove’s appeal extends beyond its quaint downtown to its rural, agricultural landscapes. This area boasts an impressive collection of six estate wineries, as well as the region’s only saké brewery and Washington County’s only cidery. In addition to wineries, Forest Grove is home to a bison ranch, which sells bison jerky and other unique products.

Annual events are numerous here, such as the medieval themed Faire in the Grove; Concours d’Elegance car show; Forest Grove Uncorked, a food, beer and wine tasting event; and Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival, among others. The city’s farmers’ market takes place on Main Street each Wednesday (May-October), as does First Wednesday, when shops keep their doors open and local artists and wineries share their talents and wares.

Want to learn more about Forest Grove? Visit the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce or the City of Forest Grove for more information.

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Dine

FG Sushi

FG Sushi offers a variety of sushi at this unassuming and quaint restaruant near downtown Forest Grove.

Taste

Montinore Estate

Featuring several red and white varietals, Montinore Estate is one of the the state's largest producers of organic, biodynamically farmed wines.

Activities, Attractions & Outdoors

Fernhill Wetlands

This is an ideal place to spot migratory birds and waterfowl; short trails and viewing stands make it easy to view the myriad wildlife.



Lodging

McMenamins Grand Lodge

Built in 1922, McMenamins Grand Lodge is a historic hotel with 77 guestrooms, several bars and restaurants, a full-service spa, a year-round outdoor soaking pool.

Taste

Waltz Brewing

Hoist a pint at Forest Grove's first craft brewery, Waltz Brewing, where you can sample Waltz's brews while perusing the vinyl record album collection.

Recent Trip Ideas



August 29 , 2016

New Wineries, Breweries and Tap Rooms

People with passions are launching their dream businesses here—and you get to reap the benefits with a range of new watering holes.

August 26 , 2016

Forest Grove Historic Homes Tour

Whether you swoon over a bungalow, Craftsman or Queen Anne style of home, you’ll fall in love with the abodes of Forest Grove.

August 10 , 2016

Oregon Beer Festivals

In Portland’s backyard, small-scale craft brewers are concocting big-taste pours for upcoming beer-focused festivals in the Tualatin Valley.