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5 Things to do Near Orenco Station


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5 Things to do Near Orenco Station

Orenco Station is a neighborhood in Hillsboro named for the MAX light rail station at its center. If you’re staying nearby during your trip to Oregon’s Tualatin Valley, don’t miss these 5 things to do in Orenco Station.

1. Visit the farmers market

The Hillsboro Farmers Market comes to Orenco Station on Sundays in April through October. Vendors range from local nurseries and farms to handmade soaps. Tualatin Valley’s farmers markets are the perfect place to grab an easy snack and support local makers.

2. Eat and drink local

Orenco Station is home to plenty of options for great dining experiences. Head to Mazama Brewing for European style pub food and beers or Orenco Station Grill for perfectly grilled steaks, seafood and pasta. At La Provence you’ll find a French dining experience with fresh pastries and other great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

3. Get Crafty 

Head to AR Workshop, a DIY workshop where you can do hands-on classes to make crafts and décor items. Make anything from chunky knit blankets to cute signs and more.

4. Drink Coffee at Ava Roasteria

Ava Roasteria serves its own blends of coffee, freshly roasted right here in Tualatin Valley. The café has a great selection of hot and cold coffee drinks and teas as well as fresh baked pastries, sandwiches and more. Fuel your day with a fresh cup or buy whole beans to enjoy later. Open daily 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

5. Enjoy the Outdoors

Walk, jog or bike to Orenco Woods Nature Park. The park has 1.6 miles of hiking trails, a nature play area for kids and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the outdoors. Be on the lookout for great blue heron, beavers, red-tailed hawks, black-tailed deer and other wildlife. The park is accessible from the regional Rock Creek Trail, which is perfect for cycling. Open sunrise to sunset.


Downtown Hillsboro, Oregon, is emerging as the Tualatin Valley’s artistic capital, with an array of museums, shops, galleries, theaters and a wealth of eateries.

The city of Hillsboro is the high-tech center of the Tualatin Valley, and its proximity to rural wine country makes this an exceptional destination to explore.

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