With around 2000 residents North Plains is a small town that is projected to grow to around 4000 residents by 2020. Incorporated in 1963, its residents have encouraged the city’s slow growth to maintain the small town character. 15 miles west of downtown Portland along the northern edge of Highway 26 which makes for a shortdrive to the Oregon Coast. Many residents are employed by large close-by companies like Intel, Genentech and Nike. New homes are available from the high $200s and the city is served by the Hillsboro School District.
North Plains is ideal for people seeking a quiet rural lifestyle and also want the convenience of close proximity to larger cities such as Hillsboro Beaverton and Portland. Homes are affordable and located close to schools parks and other services. The community provides Concerts in the Park a summer concert series at Jessie Mays Community Park. Several u-pick farms in the area offer quick access to fresh berries apples peaches hazelnuts and pears. Just east is the small unincorporated community of Helvetia known for its Swiss heritage half marathon and annual culture festival. There are numerous cycling and hiking opportunities around North Plains including L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park and the Banks-Vernonia trail.
City of North Plains: 503-647-5555 www.northplains.org
North Plains Chamber of Commerce: 503-639-1656 www.northplainschamber.org