North Plains Real Estate
ALL ABOUT NORTH PLAINS
North Plains is a charming community nestled in the Tualatin Valley, northwest of Portland. Home to the annual Elephant Garlic festival, North Plains has all the features of a small town with the benefit of easy access to Portland's urban scene. The city was once slated to be one of the largest towns in Oregon, but big plans for develoment never panned out and the city remains a peaceful agricultural country haven. Just over 20 miles outside of Portland, North Plains feels a world away, with rolling hills and amazing opportunities for estate development. The city of North Plains is a charming small-town gem, with a great brew-pub,Ice Cream Socials at the Jessie Mays Community Hall several times a year, and annual Chili Cook-Off, and strong neighborhood involvment in future city planning. The city of North Plains features several amazing parks, restuarants, and a world-class golf course, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. One trip to this country paradise and you'll be conviced that North Plains has everything you need, with the calm and comfort of a cozy farmhouse and the unbeatable prode of owning a ride-on lawn mower. Home to vineyards, farms, orchards, and more, the North Plains area is an old-fashioned country haven, within 30 minutes of the best dining, entertainment, and shopping that Portland has to offer.
PARKS, EVENTS, & ENTERTAINMENT
Elephant Garlic Festival - North Plains is probably most well known for its Garlic Festival, held each year in early August. This festival grew out of North Plains Day's, and first took on the "Elephant Garlic" theme. Now, besides providing fun for the town's citizens, the event draws thousands to our small town to sample all sorts of garlic treats, including garlic ice cream! The festival also features games, music, and craft vendors. For more information about previous Garlic Festivals and schedule for this year's upcoming festival, check out the Garlic Festival npage on the Chamber of Commerce web site.
Lake View Farms - 32055 NW N Ave. North Plains, OR 97133 - Lake view Farms started in 1987 as a produce garden, but after two years they found people were coming for the park area much more than for fruits and vegetables. They decided to reopen as a private park area for weddings, company picnics, and reunions, though they continue to raise and sell 15 acres of pumpkins. The farm now features a miniature train and paddle wheel boat and draws over 50,000 people every October. They also feature a 10 acre corn maze with a new design each year.
Horning's Fishing & Picnic Hideout - Pumpkin Ridge Rd. North Plains, OR 97133 - Imagine a short scenic drive west on U.S. 26 featuring trees, green rolling hills and a clean peaceful country setting. Then, take a brief jog off the highway to a relaxing paradise called Horning's Hideout, a Shan-gri-la of fishing, picnicking, camping and concert events. An adventure awaits the active family or group, with enough open space for romantic walks though enchanted woodlands and glistening lakes. Fishing is available year-round and no licenses are necessary at Horning's Hideout!
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