Tigard is a city in Washington County, Oregon in the Willamette Valley, on the banks of the Tualatin River. It is part of the Portland metropolitan area. Cook Park is the largest green area in town and is the location of the annual summer Tigard Festival of Balloons. Broadway Rose Theatre Company is the major musical theatre company in the state. Bridgeport Village is a popular outdoor shopping center. John Tigard House is a Queen Anne home built in 1880 for John Tigard, today a house museum. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Cook Park, Tigard, Oregon
Cook Park is a 79-acre riverside park on the banks of the Tualatin River, in the town of Tigard, Oregon. The largest park in town, Cook Park is a popular destination for various sports and family picnics. It also has a well-equipped kids’ playground. There is a boat ramp for access to the river, five picnic shelters, a wetlands area, wooded areas, grassy open space, and a butterfly garden. The largest shelter can fit up to 250 people and can be rented for private or corporate gatherings. The park is home to great blue herons, river otters, and other wildlife.
17005 SW 92nd Ave, Tigard, OR 97224
2.Broadway Rose Theater Company, Tigard, Oregon
Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard, Oregon, is the major musical theatre company in the state. Established in 1992, Broadway Rose has been producing professional musical theatre productions, earning national recognition. The theater is known for its commitment to new developments and artistic excellence. The company presents a range of main stage productions throughout the year. It also offers summer children’s musicals, educational camps for kids and teens, and a technical internship for theatre professionals. Broadway Rose is a nonprofit organization determined to making live theatre accessible to everyone in the community. The company today employs 250 artists, technicians, and educators, with the help of 250 volunteers.
12850 SW Grant Ave, Tigard, OR 97223, Phone: 503-620-5262
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3.Bridgeport Village, Tigard, Oregon
Bridgeport Village is a popular outdoor shopping destination in Tigard, Oregon. The village is recognized for its open-air lifestyle design, interesting architecture and a superb range of the region's top, exclusive, one-of-a-kind, and world-famous stores and boutiques. The Village also includes the largest Regal IMAX Theatre in Oregon. Bridgeport Village is a popular local gathering place, especially on clear summer days or evenings. Families and friends come to shop, dine, have some fun or attend special events. There are a dozen or more eateries of all kinds, from those selling pizza by the slice to upscale Japanese restaurants. And with services such as Valet Parking, Concierge Services and Courtesy Umbrellas, everyone feels pampered and special.
7455 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224, Phone: 503-968-1704
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4.John W Tigard House, Tigard, Oregon
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John Tigard House is a home built in 1880 for John Tigard and his family in Tigard, Oregon. Tigard was the son of the town’s founder Wilson Tigard. The house was designed in Queen Anne style and changed owners a few times, before it started to deteriorate by 1970. To preserve it as a historic treasure, a group of locals formed the Tigard Historical Association and moved the house in 1978 from its original location along Oregon Route 99W to its present location. They restored the house, registered it on the National Register of Historic Places and opened it to the public as a house museum. The house has been used for a variety of events, such as an apple harvest festival in September 2007. In 2008 the museum hosted an exhibition of the collection of toys from the 1930s to the 1970s.
14601 SW 103rd Ave, Tigard, OR 97224, Phone: 503-747-9856
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5.Native Foods Cafe, Tigard, Oregon
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Since it was founded in 1994, Native Foods has grown to be America’s major fast-casual vegan restaurant chain with stores from coast to coast. Offering completely plant-based food made-from-scratch and chef-crafted cuisine available to food lovers every day, Native Foods is inspiring the world to eat better. The menu is liked by vegans and non-vegans. Its menu is one-of-a-kind and updated seasonally. It offers delicious desserts and innovative homemade beverages. At Native Foods all food is made fresh daily, from their homemade seitan and tempeh, their Native Cheese, sauces, drinks, dressings and desserts. Their Tigard, Oregon location is a bright and modern spot snuggled in Bridgeport Village outdoor shopping center.
7237 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224, Phone: 503-968-9999
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6.Din Tai Fung, Tigard, OR
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Known lovingly as a dumpling palace, Din Tai Fung is a worldwide chain of restaurants famous for gourmet Taiwanese dishes and specializing in amazing, delicate steamed dumplings. With restaurant all over the world, Din Tai Fung singlehandedly brought Taiwanese cuisine to the world. Their Tigard, Oregon location has a prominent spot in Washington Square mall. It is modern, sleek and beautifully Zen spot that is upscale without being stuffy. It is fairly new and is very popular so waiting in line is the norm. While the menu has most of popular Taiwanese dishes such as great noodles and fried rice, everyone comes for their incredible dumplings. Start with their signature Xiao Long Bao, little hand-made dumplings that come in a bamboo basket, filled with pork or crab and are supposed to be dunked in the fragrant black garlic sauce. Wontons in spicy sauce are also a must try.
9724 SW Washington Square Rd, Tigard, OR 97223, Phone: 503-768-9888
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7.Things to Do in Tigard, Oregon: Sanchez Taqueria
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Sanchez Taqueria, located in Tigard, Oregon is a family owned and run Mexican restaurant and bakery. Brightly colored and unpretentious, this counter-serve homey eatery features authentic Mexican Food prepared in rustic style with a focus on fresh ingredients and prepared on site. Their delicious white corn tortillas are made and grilled throughout the day and served fresh and hot with each entree. Besides great tacos, they also feature other authentic Mexican dishes such as fresh Tamales, Chicken Mole, Chili Rellenos, Huaraches, Shrimp soup and more. Their homemade salsas goes over anything you choose. You can wash it town with Mexican and domestic beers and generous margaritas.
13050 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, OR 97223, Phone: 503-684-2838
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7 Best Things to Do in Tigard, Oregon
- Cook Park, Tigard, Oregon, Photo: wedninth/stock.adobe.com
- Broadway Rose Theater Company, Tigard, Oregon, Photo: Valmedia/stock.adobe.com
- Bridgeport Village, Tigard, Oregon, Photo: Photoboyko/stock.adobe.com
- John W Tigard House, Tigard, Oregon, Photo: Tigard Historical Association
- Native Foods Cafe, Tigard, Oregon, Photo: Native Foods Cafe
- Din Tai Fung, Tigard, OR, Photo: Din Tai Fung
- Things to Do in Tigard, Oregon: Sanchez Taqueria, Photo: Ezume Images/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: yooranpark/stock.adobe.com
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