The Northern Arm of the Quilt Barn Trail
16511 NW Davidson Road, Banks
Block: Pileated Woodpecker
Built circa 1937, the entire property is on the Washington County Historical Register as a representative home of the 1930s. One acre of wooded land has been designated as a natural habitat and the original block features pileated woodpeckers that are often seen there.
Dixie Mountain Grange #860
23455 NW Dixie Mountain Road, North Plains
The Dixie Mountain Grange, built in 1936, was originally the railroad station near Buxton. The strawberry block is a nod to the Dixie Mountain Strawberry Festival, which has been held there each June for more than 50 years.
Grossen Peaches, LLC
23678 NW Grossen Drive, Hillsboro
Block: Peach Tree
Build in the late 1800s, the peach orchard is a U-pick farm and popular wedding venue. Enjoy the many windmills owner Mark Grossen collects and showcases on the farm.
4825 NE Starr Boulevard, Hillsboro
This historic barn dates from 1904 and the farmhouse from 1890. It was the site of the early Methodist Meeting House and is listed on the Washington County Historic Inventory. The Haags had a nursery and grew lilies there.
Jessie Mays Community Center
30975 NW Hillcreast St. North Plains
Block: Log Cabin (variation)
This building was built in 1915 as the gym for the North Plains Elementary School. The block honors Veronica “Roni” Andrews, a founding member of the Westside Quilters Guild and active volunteer in the community.
31965 NW Beach Road, Hillsboro
Block: Fruit Tree
The farm has been in the Jossy family since 1985 and is currently a U-pick orchard featuring peaches, pears and apples. The barn was built in the early 1900s.
8645 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro
Block: Harvest Star
Built circa 1880, the building was used as a dairy barn and has seen three generations of Reichers since. The colors of this traditional block represent the crops grown there.
Twin Fir Century Farm
27007 NW West Union Road, Hillsboro
Block: Connected Kin
Founded in 1886, the Twin Fir Century Farm is home to the fifth generation of the Gates family. The original block was designed to celebrate the Gates family and the intertwined squares represent the five generations who have lived there.
The Unger Place
10300 NW Gordon Road, Cornelius
Block: Tweet Sanctuary
The secluded house and property are surrounded by tall cedars, which are home to many birds. The quilt block features a red-winged blackbird, a birdhouse and a large cedar tree to honor the location.
Zurbrugg Farm (Valley View Farm)
13365 NW Logie Trail, Hillsboro
Bock: Carpenter’s Wheel
Established more than 100 years ago, this farm features and old, large red barn, which is near the road and overlooks a small pasture filled with small goats. Today, building contractor Gary Zurbrugg owns the property and fittingly chose the carpenter’s wheel.
Please note that Quilt Barn Trail is meant to be a driving route, and several quilt barns are located on private property, and access may be limited.
In Oregon, we value the environment and protecting natural areas all the time, and Earth Day is a good opportunity to remind visitors and locals alike of how we can take care of our space.
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April 7 is National Beer Day and Tualatin Valley is home to many craft inventive craft breweries as well as tap houses pouring favorites from all over the state, all year long.