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About Tigard

City Description
With a diverse economy, strong schools and outstanding parks, Tigard is one of the most livable cities in Oregon. Since its incorporation in 1961, the city has grown to become a desirable and affordable community in the Portland metro area. Residents enjoy access to 18 miles of trails and nearly 550 acres of parks and open spaces.  

Residents have a range of public transportation choices to nearby Portland, Beaverton and Hillsboro. Other amenities include shopping at Bridgeport Village and Washington Square Mall as well as easy access to multiple full-service medical facilities. The Cascade Mountains, Oregon’s famed beaches and the Columbia Gorge are all accessible as day trips.

A Revitalized Downtown
Tigard’s historic and walkable downtown offers unique shopping, eating and drinking establishments, transit connections and access to bike and pedestrian trails. The area is undergoing a transformation into a local destination. The city, in partnership with downtown and business stakeholders, has revitalized its downtown with public art, LED street lights and multiple trail connections, creating a walkable destination for residents and visitors alike.

Tigard Community Profile
Location 10 miles southwest of Portland, Oregon in Washington County
City Facility Locations Civic Center, Library, Police
Population 51,253 (2015 Census estimate)
Average Annual Rainfall 37.4 inches
Elevation Highest: 713 feet at Bull Mountain Summit
Lowest: 104 feet at Cook Park Riverfront
Square Miles 13 (incorporated area)
Number of Businesses 2,852 (as of 9/15)
Median Household Income $62,576
Median Home Value $311,100
Permanent Tax Rate $2.51310 per $1,000/Assessed Value  

Open Door Policy

The City's "open door" policy encourages citizens to attend weekly city council meetings and observe the four-member council and mayor make important decisions. Tigard is a community building for today and its future. Local government and 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 that represent the community's 14 geographic areas. The networks encourage citizens to become part of the decision-making process.
Tigard Civic Center
 13125 SW Hall Blvd.,
 Tigard, Oregon 97223

Tigard Vicinity Map

Building Locations and
Hours of Operation

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Value of Place

Resource guide
Community Resource Guide

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