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Just a few miles south on Interstate 5 from Portland, Tigard (pronounced TY-gerd), Oregon is one of the largest suburbs in the metropolitan area and home to several prosperous businesses. Originally the home of the Kalapuya Native American tribe, European-American settlers began coming into the region in the first half of the 19th century much to the detriment of the Kalapuya who were virtually wiped out by malaria, smallpox and other deadly diseases they picked up after contact with early explorers and trappers. Wilson Tigard, a pioneer from Arkansas, arrived off the Oregon Trail in 1852 and was instrumental in establishing the community by building its first school. Tigard’s son Charles added to the community by building a general store and meeting hall in 1880. In 1887 he set up the town’s first post office and named it Tigardville after his parents. In the early 1900’s the Oregon Electric Railway opened a station in Tigardville connecting it with Portland. The railway made the town a popular destination for those who worked in Portland but wished to live in a smaller community. The city’s name was shortened to Tigard in 1907 to avoid confusion with nearby Wilsonville.
Residents of Tigard benefit from its small-town atmosphere as well as its proximity to the larger Portland area. A Tigard tutor will be able to keep you caught up on your studies so you can enjoy the many things to do in Tigard and Portland. For foodies, the “Taste of Tigard Food Festival” happens every June with a wide variety of food vendors sharing their goods. The festival features a diverse range of food and beverage options with local companies which have become national brands such as Brazi Bites, Scratch and Grain Baking Co. and Townsend Tea on hand for the festival. Live entertainment is provided throughout the day. More community events take place in September as part of the annual Family Fest, including the Family Fest Fun Run, Downtown Tigard Street Fair, Latino Festival and Farmer’s Fest Market.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Tigard has more than 20 different community and neighborhood parks. With 550 acres of green space Tigard parks offer fishing on the Tualatin River, wildlife habitats and several other recreational opportunities. Cook Park features a boat ramp and dock, picnic shelters and sand volleyball courts. 30-acre Summerlake Park has hiking trails, horseshoe pits and basketball courts. Dirksen Nature Park offers ample opportunity for bird watching with a mixture of forest, wetlands and open space. Fanno Creek Park is a great place to take a quiet walk, catch a glimpse of wildlife or just have a picnic.
For those interested in the history of Tigard, the John Tigard House Museum takes visitors back to the history of the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. Wilson Tigard originally built the house in 1880 for his son John and it was the family home until 1946. It was acquired by the Tigard Historical Association in 1978 and turned into a museum open to the public.
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