The City of Durham is a small community of about 1900 located between Tigard and Tualatin. Nestled among tall Douglas firs (Oregon’s state tree) the City is uniquely located within walking distance of Bridgeport Village and quick access to Interstate 5. Incorporated in 1966 by residents who were concerned that the area would become industrialized. Currently the City has no retail zoning and consists primarily of residential and office park zones with smaller zones for multi-family housing and light industrial use.
Named for Alonzo Durham who owned and operated a saw and flour mill on Fanno Creek from 1866-1898 the city has historic ties to Lake Oswego. Trees are valued and many of the big trees in the area were originally planted in the early 1900’s by the Pilkington Nursery. Durham City Park is located adjacent to Fanno Creek providing 3 miles of paved trails linking to Tualatin Park and Cook Park.
City of Durham: 503-639-6851 www.durham-oregon.us