With a diverse economy strong schools and outstanding parks and recreation, Tigard is one of the most livable cities in Oregon. Since it was incorporated in 1961, the city has become a desirable and affordable community. Tigard boasts nearly 3000 businesses and more than 50000 residents. Residents have access to 12 miles of trails spread throughout the City and more than 510 acres of parks and open spaces. Tigard is home to two popular farmers markets that provide fresh local produce from May through October.
Residents have a range of public transportation choices to nearby Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Nearby amenities include the popular Bridgeport Village and Washington Square shopping centers. Additionally, there are full-service medical facilities minutes from Tigard. The Cascade Mountains Oregon’s famed beaches and the Columbia Gorge are all easily accessible as day trips.
Tigard’s historic and walkable downtown offers shopping, eating and drinking. In addition, there are superior transit connections and access to the Fanno Creek Trail. The area is undergoing a transformation into a local destination. The city in partnership with downtown and business stakeholders has leveraged private and public resources to revitalize its downtown. Improvements include public art, LED street lights and multiple trail connections creating a walkable destination for residents and visitors alike.
Open Door Policy
The City’s “open door” policy encourages citizens to attend weekly city council meetings. The purpose is to observe the four-member council and the mayor make important decisions. Local government, school leaders, citizen groups, businesses and individuals work hard to build upon Tigard’s significant community attributes. The city promotes citizen participation through Neighborhood Networks representing the community’s 14 geographic areas. The networks encourage citizens to become part of the decision-making process.
In November 2014 the City Council adopted a new Strategic Plan. Which envisions Tigard becoming the most walkable community in the Pacific Northwest. Whereas people of all ages and abilities enjoy health and interconnected lives. The plan will steer the city’s planning and development for the next 20 years as Tigard continues to plan for changes in the metro Portland area.
City of Tigard: 503-639-4171 www.tigard-or.gov
Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce: 503-639-1656 www.tigardchamber.org