AMITY OREGON

COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR AMITY OREGON

Creek Side Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Amity Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The city of Amity Oregon is situated within the Eola-Amity hills American Viticultural Area. It was first established in the year 1848 by 2 brothers by the name of Joseph and Ahio Watt, who settled there through the Oregon Trail. It was incorporated in October 19, 1880. It is about an hour’s drive from Portland and the Oregon Coast. Amity is a beautiful city known for its cool ocean breeze and warm sunny days and cool evenings. The weather is perfect for growing its premium pinot noir grapes.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· Cost of living in Amity is 7% lower than the state average
· Cost of living in Amity is 8% higher than the national average
· Average age is 2% lower than Oregon
· 85.40% are Caucasian
· 0.00% African-American
· 0.57% are Asian


Schools

There are several Universities and Colleges located in the area. Amity is served by the Amity School District.

Some of the schools in Amity include Amity High School, Perrydale School, Amity Middle School and Amity Elementary School.


Place of Worship

· Amity Baptist Church
· Amity United Methodist Church
· Amity Assembly of God
· Church of Christ


Business

· Amity Downtown Improvement Group
· McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce
· Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce
· WorkSource Oregon
· Incite Incorporated


Restaurants & Nightlife

Blue Raeven Farmstand Restaurant -- This is one of the best places to eat pies in Oregon. The place offers a nice casual feel with friendly service. Check out their sandwich selections, ice cream, shakes, cookies, quick breads, and potpies. Their famous pies come in 2 sizes and are sold either frozen or hot.


Uncle Jack’s Bar B Q Restaurant – If it is barbecue food you crave for then Uncle Jack’s is the place to be. Meats are always flavorful and the mash potatoes and beans are superb. If you are looking for ribs that fall off the bone then Uncle Jack’s is the place to be.


La Rambla Restaurant & Bar – If you crave excellent paella this is the place to be. Food is amazing, and the service is great. Do try their Rambla Paella, which has shrimp, clams, and caramelized onions, Piquillo peppers, green peas, saffron and tomatoes.


Fun Things to Do in Amity Oregon

Amity is especially known for their Pinot Noir vineyards and as such there are several vineyards you can visit such as the Brooks Wine, Coelho Winery and the Keeler Estate Vineyards. Amity Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Amity, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



BANKS OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR BANKS OREGON

Creek Side Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Banks, Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The earliest settlers in what is now known, as Banks Oregon was the Wilkes family in 1847. They claimed about 634 acres of property filled with oak trees, which supplied the tanbark needed for the tanner trade The population grew into a small community by the 1860s and in the 1890s descendants of the Wilkes family divided the remaining 160 acres and then sold it to the Schumelrich family as well as the Banks family who by trade were dairy farmers. Most of the town has remained rural with most industries in the field of logging and agriculture.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Banks is 21% lower than the state
· 90.99% is Caucasian
· 0.18% is African American
· 1.24% is Asian
· Cost of living is 1% lower than the state average
· Cost of living is 16% higher than national average
· Cost of housing is 19% higher than national average


Schools

There are three public schools in the city namely: Banks Elementary, Banks Junior High School and Banks high school. It is administered by the Banks School District. There is only one private school located in the city.


Places of Worship

· Dayspring Christian Fellowship
· Banks United Methodist Church
· Saint Francis of Assisi Church


Businesses

The top businesses in the city are in the fields of education, healthcare and social assistance.


Restaurants & Nightlife

Our Café Restaurant - A small café but big in service and selections. The Eggs Benedict is the specialty of the house. Check out also their country style waffle that comes with sausage gravy and some corned beef. Do check out the Bison burger that comes with its own serving of fresh cut fries.


Trailhead Café Restaurant -- This café is the perfect place to sit down, relax and eat some delicious meals. Do try the Bacon Jack Panini, which was made to order. Prices are very reasonable and servings are quite hefty so bring your appetite. Must try the grilled Havarti and tomato and pesto sandwich.


Banks Café Restaurant – A family-friendly place, it is a popular local spot where you can enjoy great meals and amazing service. They have bottomless coffee and the club and Philly sandwiches are absolutely amazing. Nice place to enjoy a good breakfast before you go to work.


Fun Things to Do in Banks Oregon

Banks is famous for the Banks-Vernonia State Trail, which takes you through the Northwest Oregon forest. This is a trail that will test your stamina and endurance. If you feel that is a bit too hardcore for you then you can also try the scenic Bikeway by riding through the Tualatin Valley. You will be surprised as how beautiful this area of Oregon is with golden wheat field rolls you can see in the distance. Check out also the Vineyard and Valley Tour Route as well as Dirt Track Racers.


Banks Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Banks, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



BEAVERTON OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR BEAVERTON OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Beaverton, Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

As far back as the 1700s, Native Americans were the first settlers in the area and called themselves the Tualati tribe. They later on were forced into an Indian reservation by the Federal government. Later on, more settlers came into the area, which necessitated the construction of a system of roads to transport the agricultural and lumber products, which were the main source of income for the early settlers. By the year 1893, the City of Beaverton was incorporated with a local population of only 400 people. By the turn of the century the city became home to several automobile dealerships. The first town library was opened in 1925 and there was even a movie studio in the early 20s that produced round 15 movies. The development of mass transit system led more and more people to settle in the city which also made it convenient to commute from different areas in the county.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Beaverton is 10% lower than the state
· 72.94% is Caucasian
· 2.48% is African-American
· 12.27% is Asian
· Cost of living in the city is 5% higher than the state average
· Cost of living is 23% higher than the national average
· Cost of housing is 44% higher than national average


Schools

Schools in the city belong to the Beaverton School District. Some of the private schools in the area include Valley Catholic School, Woodhaven, Holy Trinity, Jesuit High School and German American School.


Places of Worship

· Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
· Beaverton Christian Church
· Calvary Baptist Church
· Christ Community Church


Businesses

Top Companies located in the city include:

· Nike
· Beaverton School District
· Stream Global Services
· Providence Health Systems
· Seterus
· Cedar Hills Crossing


Restaurants & Nightlife

La Provence Restaurant – A nice French type restaurant that offers cordial and efficient service combined with a nice ambience and mouth-watering food. Do try the farmer’s stew and the Parmesan/truffle oil French fries. They also have great tasting pastries that are to die for. The menu is not that varied but the selections are amazing.


Decarli Restaurant - Whenever you are in town this is a place that you nee to visit. They offer some amazing cocktails and a nice selection of beer. Do try the spaghetti and the ribs are absolutely amazing. They have a good selection of pasta dishes, seafood and meat. All of the dishes are perfectly seasoned.


Gyro House Mediterranean Grill Restaurant - The best place to get Gyros, Baa Ganoush and Kibbeh. Lots of authentic sliced off the spit meat and served with a nice garlic sauce. The pita bread is freshly made. The humus is smooth, flavorful and very garlicky. Lots of diners so come early if you are hungry.


Fun Things to Do in Beaverton

The city is well known to be a family-friendly city with lots of well-planned neighborhoods with residents enjoying convenient access to a range of community services including the biggest shopping district in west metropolitan Portland.


The city is also home to a lot of parks. There are 100 in total that encompass around a thousand acres. Parks are so common here that there is one located about a half-mile of every home. Other fun outdoor activities to do include skiing in the east and enjoying the ocean and beaches in the west side of the city.

Beaverton Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Beaverton, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



DAYTON OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR DAYTON OREGON

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HISTORY

Founded in 1850 by Joel Palmer and Andrew Smith, the town was named after Smith’s hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Palmer on the other hand, was the superintendent for Indian Affairs for the state. The city is filled with a lot of historical landmarks such as the oldest standing structure called the Joel Palmer House, which was built around 1852 or 1857. The house recently was restored and has since been home to a fancy restaurant today. It is located in Willamette Valley about 25 miles southwest of Portland.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age is 15% lower than Oregon
· 75.25% is Caucasian
· 2.48% is African-American
· 0.71% is Asian
· Cost of living is 8% lower than the state average
· Cost of living is 7% higher than the national average
· Cost of housing is 10% lower than the national average


Schools

There are only three schools in Dayton namely: Dayton Grade School, Dayton Middle School and Dayton High School.


Places of Worship

· Christian Church

· Dayton First Baptist Church

· Dayton Evangelical Church

· Dayton Assembly of God


Businesses

Dayton Oregon is considered a rural community with most businesses focused in agriculture, which includes nursery stock as well as wine and vineyards.


Restaurants & Nightlife

Joel Palmer House – named after one of the town’s founders this is a popular place well loved by locals and visitors alike. The mushroom dishes are absolutely superb. Do checkout the mushroom tart and stroganoff. Service is very efficient, thoughtful and without being intrusive. They offer a 3-course dinner perfect for anniversaries and celebrations.


The Block House Café – Amazing place to have breakfast. Do try the chicken and avocado sandwich. They offer a hearty home-style breakfast with classic American favorites. The whiskey root beer float is a must try.

The Barlow Room Restaurant – this is the perfect place to have brunch with egg meals and waffles made to order. The lamb and fish salad are a must try. Kids under ten eat free.


Fun Things to Do in Dayton

There are lots of things to do in the heart of Oregon’s wine country. Check out the many wineries and tastings in the area. Go for a nice leisurely walk and see the beautiful rolling hills. If you want to ski there are also some nice ski slopes around the area. Bed and breakfast hotels offer some relaxation for the weary traveler.

Dayton Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Dayton, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



DUNDEE OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR DUNDEE OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Dundee, Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The city of Dundee got its name in honor of the birthplace of William Reid, a native of Dundee, Scotland. He is revered in Oregon because he helped establish the Oregon Railway back in 1874 and then created several extensions that run all the way into the western Willamette Valley. The first post office in Dundee was established in 1881 in Ekins, which closed in 1885 only to reopen in 1887 as the Dundee Junction. It got its name due to plans of constructing a bridge across the Willamette River between the new east railroad and Dundee. However, that bridge never was built and eventually the post office was renamed just Dundee later on in 1897.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Dundee is 3% lower than the state of Oregon

· 86.14% are Caucasian

· 0.22% are African-American

· 2.01% are Asian

· Cost of living is 2% higher than the state average

· Cost of living is 19% higher than national average

· Cost of housing is 30% higher than the national average


Schools

The city belongs to the Newberg school district.


Places of Worship

· Dundee Covenant Church

· Promise Church


Businesses

Most of the businesses in the city are in the winemaking industry. There are many restaurants in the city that cater to locals and visitors alike.


Restaurants & Nightlife

Red Hills Market – the best-reviewed restaurant in the city it is a favorite place for both locals and visitors alike. Do check out the Margherita pizza as well as the turkey sandwich. If there is a place you want to stop during your wine tour, Red Hills is always on the top of many people’s lists.


The Dundee Bistro – this is a small restaurant in the city that serves great meals. The fresh oysters and Caprese salad combined with crisp white wine are must try’s. Service is top notch and the nice architecture and atmosphere of the place draws you in.


Tina’s Restaurant – if there is a restaurant that is always in the list of many visitors and locals in Dundee, it is definitely Tina’s. This restaurant is cozy and comfortable and provides a lot of interesting choices. This is a great place to sample the many wines from the different local wineries in the area.


Fun Things to Do in Dundee

When you are in Dundee you are in Oregon wine country and as such wine tours are available left and right. Check out the local pinot noir favorites from different wineries and explore the beautiful vineyards and vistas that provide a beautiful snapshot of idyllic country life.


Dundee Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Dundee, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



GRAND RONDE OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR GRAND RONDE OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Grand Ronde, Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The village of Grand Ronde Oregon is an unincorporated community located in Polk and Yamhill counties. From a historical standpoint it is a village in Polk County with some influence on Yamhill as well. It got its name from a variation of the French “Grand Round” which could be a reference to the large round up of native Americas who settled eventually in the Grand Ronde Indian reservation. As of the 2010 census there are only 1,661 people living in the area comprising of about 658 households.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age is 22% higher than that of the state

· 58.77% is Caucasian

· 0.00% African American

· 0.99% Asian

· Cost of living is 9% higher than the Oregon average

· Cost of living is 7% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing is 11% lower than the national average


Schools

Grand Ronde Academy

Places of Worship

· Church of the Nazarene

· St. Michael’s Catholic Church

· Grand Ronde Community Church

· Church in The Wildwood


Businesses

Most of the businesses belong in the agriculture, retail and educational industry with 38.9% in the accommodation and food services industry.


Restaurants & Nightlife

Cedar Plank Buffet Restaurant – this is by far the best buffet place in the village. The selections are absolutely amazing. Pizza. Pasta. Salads. Seafood and lots of fruits and veggies. Cuisine centers on Italian, Asian and Mexican fare.


Spirit Mountain Casino-View Lounge Restaurant - This is by far the best place to have a breakfast buffet. Staff is always attentive and the price is very reasonable. They have a good selection of omelette, eggs Benedict and waffles. Place is always full so make sure to reserve early.


Legends at Spirit Mountain Restaurant -- For people looking for some amazing prime rib then this is the place to be. There is a good variety of different desserts to choose from. Ice Cream and chocolate and many more. The fettuccini alfredo is a must try.


Fun Things to Do in Grand Ronde

As Grand Ronde is part of an Indian reservation the Spirit Mountain Casino is one of the best places to have a good time. If you want to soak up some history check out the Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area. If you like to do some outdoor trekking there is the Mount Hebo Trail. Want to ride a horse like the Indians do? Check out the Ocean Trails Riding Stables.


Grand Ronde Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Grand Ronde, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



GRESHAM OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR GRESHAM OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Gresham, Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

In 1851, the brothers Jackson and James Powell settled in the area of what is now known as Gresham. They claimed the land under the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850. Soon thereafter other families also settled in the area that later on came to be known as Powell’s Valley. In 1884 the post office was established. The city was incorporated in 1905 and at the time it has a very small of population numbering about 365 people. The small town relied largely on farming that included vegetables, berries and succulent grapes.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Gresham is 11% lower than Oregon

· 78.80% is Caucasian

· 3.86% is African-American

· 4.24% is Asian

· Cost of living is 2% lower than the state average

· Cost of living is 14% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing is 13% higher than the national average


Schools

Gresham is served by three school districts namely Reynolds, Centennial and Gresham-Barlow. Some of the notable private schools include: Morningstar Montessori, Portland Adventist Elementary school and Eastside Christian School.


Places of Worship

· Calvary Chapel Gresham

· Church of Christ Metro

· Covenant Presbyterian

· East County Church of Christ


Businesses

There are a total of 7,372 businesses in the city.

Top employers are:

· Boeing of Portland

· US Bank Processing Services

· ON Semiconductor

· Microchip Technology


Restaurants & Nightlife

Nicholas Restaurant – rated number 1 by Trip Advisor as the best place to eat in Gresham. They offer amazing Mediterranean meals. Restaurant is great for all kinds of eaters as they have both meat and all vegetarian meals. The Stephen’s beef is a must try as well as the Mezza platter. The pita breads are soft, light and warm and the hummus is very well made.


Local Cow Restaurant – if you want to have food without much of the fuss, The Local Cow is the place to go. The Hawaiian burger is absolutely amazing. Burgers and fries and all things nice.

Heidi’s Restaurant – is one of the best places to have breakfast in the city. Check out the French dip Philly style as well as the amazing pancakes with hashbrowns, bacon and applesauce. Service is excellent and the place is usually full. Do also check out the chicken fried steak as well as the beef stroganoff.


Fun Things to Do in Gresham

Gresham has numerous parks that include East Gresham Par, Red Sunset Park as well as Clatsop Butte Park. These are areas perfect for enjoying nature, exercising or just trekking to see the views. There are also a number of historic sites in and around the city such as the Louise Albertina Kerr Home, which used to be a hospital. There is also the Jacob Zimmerman House built in 1874. Lots of restaurants and bars to check out as well.


Gresham Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Gresham, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



HILLSBORO OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR HILLSBORO OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Hillsboro, Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

Hillsboro has a rich and interesting history beginning in 1843 when David Hill a prominent figure in the Oregon Provisional Government chose Columbia as the seat of Tuality District, which also was his home. Hill was famous for attending the Champoeg Meeting of 1843 that led to Oregon becoming the 33rd US state. Later on it was renamed Hillsborough and then finally Hillsboro in his honor when he died in 1850. In 1873, the town received its city charter from the State Legislature. Incorporated in 1876, the town grew from a fledgling farming community into a modern cosmopolitan city with over eighty thousand residents.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Hillsboro is 16% lower than Oregon

· 72.91% is Caucasian

· 1.45% is African-American

· 8.77% is Asian

· Cost of Living is 2% higher than the state average

· Cost of Living is 19% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing is 30% higher than the national average


Schools

Schools in the city belong to the Hillsboro School District. There are 23 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 4 high schools.


Places of Worship

· All Saints Episcopal Church

· Alliance Bible Church

· Aloha Christian Church

· Calvary Chapel Worship Center

· Calvary Lutheran Church


Businesses

Top employers in the city include:

· Intel

· Hillsboro School District

· Nike

· Washington County

· Wells Fargo


Restaurants & Nightlife

Syun Japanese Restaurant & Sake Club – rated number one on Trip Advisor’s list, Syun is considered the top Japanese restaurant in the entire state of Oregon. They serve the best sushi of the best quality prepared by select Japanese staff. Check out also their fabulous pork belly and soba noodles.


Vivi’s Vietnamese Noodle House Restaurant – a reviewer called Vivi’s, “Vietnamese with a flair” and that is what Vivi’s is. The restaurant is situated in a converted ranch style house and features limited seating and parking amenities. The food is supremely amazing and worth the wait. They offer the perfect vegan roll that comes with a hefty serving of peanut sauce.


Copper River Restaurant & Bar -- The salmon and other seafood items take center stage in this amazing restaurant. Do try their wonderful donuts that come with delicious caramel sauce. Must try the steak tips and salad.


Fun Things to Do in Hillsboro

There are 3 commercial movie theaters within the city that showcase a total of 30 screens. There is the Venetian Theater, which showcases the Oregon Choral, which is a sixty person symphonic choir. Music lovers will delight in the Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra for their classical music fix. A remodeled church downtown features the Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center and the Washington County Museum recently setup shop in the city.

Hillsboro Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Hillsboro, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



OSWEGO OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR LAKE OSWEGO OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Lake Oswego, Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The original settlers of Lake Oswego were the Clackamas Indians but disease from European settlers almost extinguished the tribe. By the time the 19th century came about the Donation Land Claim Act of 1850 along with the Homestead Act, many people came and stake their claim in the area. It was a person by the name of Albert Alonzo Durham that established the town of Oswego in 1847. He constructed a sawmill, which later on became the town’s first source of income. The remaining Clackamas Indians were forced by the Federal government to cede their territory in 1855 and relocated to the Grande Ronde Indian Reservation. The discovery of iron ore in 1841 led to the development of the Oregon Iron Company in 1865. During its peak in 1890, iron production reached 12,305 tons. The town was booming as it boasted a growing population, several general stores, a bank, a couple of hotels and nine saloons. Today, Lake Oswego is known as one of the finest residential communities in the state.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Lake Oswego is 17% higher than Oregon

· 88.31% is Caucasian

· 0.58% is African-American

· 6.68% is Asian


Schools

The schools are administered by the Lake Oswego School District, which serves over seven thousand students. There are six elementary schools, two junior high schools and two high schools. The student to teacher ratio is one instructor per twenty-three students.


Places of Worship

· Christ Episcopal Church

· Lake Bible Church

· Lake Grove Presbyterian Church

· Lake Oswego United Church

· Lake Oswego United Methodist Church


Businesses

The top employers in the city are:

· Lake Oswego School District

· City of Lake Oswego

· Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

· Stanford’s


Restaurants & Nightlife

La Provence Restaurant -- One of the best restaurants if not the best restaurant in Lake Oswego, La Provence serves the perfect croissant with strawberry. Fish lovers will delight in the sumptuous salmon hash. For dessert, the French toast is served with a healthy serving of ripe bananas. Definitely a treat for the senses.


Oswego Grill Restaurant – Great place to unwind after a busy day at work. Do try the salmon tacos served in huge portions. Happy Hour is always fun plus the food options for lunch and dinner are quite varied. It is located in a strip mall so parking should not be an issue. They serve gluten free dishes for people with food sensitivity.


Riccardo’s Restaurant – a nice neighborhood restaurant and one of the most popular in town. They offer delectable Italian cuisine meals and an excellent wine list. Do try out the razor clams and the Penne Arrabbiata is absolutely divine.


Fun Things to Do in Lake Oswego

There are a number of parks and open spaces you can enjoy while in the city. There are 24 parks, an amphitheater and a water sports center located near the Willamette River. There is a public golf course if you like to play a round or two. For tennis aficionados you can enjoy an indoor tennis facility or play in one of seven outdoor tennis courts. A swim park is also available near the old Lake Grove School District. If riding horses is what you like, check out the equestrian riding club.


Lake Oswego Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Lake Oswego, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



MCMINNVILLE OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR MCMINNVILLE OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in McMinnville Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

McMinnville was founded by William T. Newby who was part of the Great Migration of 1843 where he claimed land on which the settlement would eventually rise in 1844. The first gristmill was established in 1853 and on May 5, 1856 the town was platted in honor of his hometown of McMinnville Tennessee. Incorporation would not happen until 1876 and then cityhood by 1882. It is interesting to note that the county seat was moved from Lafayette to McMinnville back in 1886.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in McMinnville is 11% lower than Oregon

· 83.96% are Caucasian

· 1.89% are African American

· 1.98% are Asian

· Cost of living is 5% lower than the state average

· Cost of living is 11% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing is 5% higher than the national average


Schools

The city is administered by the McMinnville School District. It has 2 colleges namely Linfield College and Chemeketa Community College. Some of the private schools in the city are: St. James Catholic Elementary School, Bethel Christian School and McMinnville Christian High School.


Places of Worship

· Calvary Chapel McMinnville

· Centro Cristiano Pentecostes de McMinnville

· First Assembly of God Church

· First Christian Church


Businesses

Top employers in the city include:

· Oregon Mutual Insurance

· City of McMinnville

· Wal-Mart

· World Class Technology

· Willamette Valley Medical Center


Restaurants & Nightlife

La Rambla Restaurant & Bar – Ranked number one by Trip Advisor as the best restaurant in the city. Do check out the fabulous mushroom cocas or Spanish pizza as well as their tapas: olives, empanadas, bacon dates and pork migas. The Rambla Paella is perfect and consists of shrimp, clams, caramelized onions, Piquillo peppers, green peas, saffron and tomatoes.


Pura Vida Cocina & Arte Restaurant -- One of the best places in town. Service is pretty fast and the drinks menu is quite varied. The shrimp tacos are the best in the city. They offer homemade tortilla chips and black bean salsa. The appetizers such as the ham and cheese breaded and fried are absolutely divine.

Community Plate Restaurant – This is one of the best places to have breakfast. Anything you order is guaranteed to be top notch in taste and serving size. Great pancakes and muffins. The coffee is absolutely amazing.


Fun Things to Do in McMinnville

Here are some of the events that you can enjoy at McMinnville (Please check dates for availability)

· Open Jam Night with Dan Seymour and Friends at Willamette Valley Vineyards

· 24th Annual SIP! Wine & Food Classic

· Reefer Madness the Musical at Gallery Theater

· McMinnville Saturday Market

· Turkey Rama – an annual 3 day event celebrating turkey barbecue

· Dragging the Gut Festival – 3 day event held every 4th weekend showcasing classic 1950s cars cruising on main street

· Annual UFO Festival

McMinnville Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in McMinnville give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



NEWBERG OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR NEWBERG OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Newberg, Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

Known as one of the first communities in Oregon to hold Quaker services, the settlement was incorporated into a city in 1889. The oldest surviving newspaper of the city called the Newberg Graphic was established in 1888. Back in 1848, the community was known as Chehalem and later called Roger’s Landing in honor of Joseph Rogers who settled near the Willamette River. Platting of the community came about in 1883.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Newberg is 18% lower than Oregon

· 87.50% is Caucasian

· 0.63% is African-American

· 1.62% is Asian

· Cost of living is 2% lower than Oregon average

· Cost of living is 14% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing is 14% higher than national average


Schools

The city is served by the Newberg School District, which comprises six elementary school, two middle and one high school. There are also two Christian private schools namely Veritas School and C.S. Lewis Academy. The city is also the home of George Fox University.


Places of Worship

· Chehalem Valley Baptist Church

· Christian Gospel Assemblies

· Church of Christ

· First United Methodist Church


Businesses

The top employers in the city are:

· A-dec

· George Fox University

· SP Newsprint Co.

· Suntron Corp.

· Providence Newberg Medical Center


Restaurants & Nightlife

Jory Restaurant at The Allison Inn & Spa -- This is rated by Trip Advisor as the number one restaurant in the city. Do check out the Pinot Burger. Cocktails are quite excellent and the service is very attentive. They offer a fine 3-course menu for lunch and the wine list is quite extensive.


Painted Lady Restaurant – reviewers have touted the experience at Painted Lady as “not just a meal but an experience.” It is actually Oregon’s answer to Charlie Trotters based in Chicago. They offer a 9-course tasting menu with just about everything you could possibly want. Do try out the Dungeness crab and the house made Penne with Lobster is absolutely divine.


Subterra -- Subterra is the perfect place to enjoy lunch any day of the week. The service is top notch and a lot of the choices are gluten free. The dinner with wine pairings and a 5-course meal revolving around a French theme.


Fun Things to Do in Newberg

Cultural Points of Interest

· Ewing Young Historical Park

· Hoover-Minthorn House Museum

Champoeg State Heritage Park – perfect place to have family fun. Enjoy the well-maintained campsites and get a taste of history.


Wine Tours & Tastings – Newberg is in the heart of Oregon wine country and if wines are your thing, there are a number of local wineries to choose from and enjoy tastings.


Balloon Rides -- See Newberg from the sky and the beautiful country with a majestic balloon ride.

Newberg Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Newberg, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



NORTH PLAINS OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR NORTH PLAINS OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in North Plains Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The community was platted on September 1910 by the Ruth Trust Company of Portland, which bought large tracts of land from James J. Hill who was making plans of extending the railways there. Incorporation of the town was held in June of 1963 with over 500 residents.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in North Plains is 1% lower than the state

· 90.52% is Caucasian

· 0.00% African American

· 0.32% is Asian

· Cost of living is 1% lower than the Oregon average

· Cost of living in North Plains is 15% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing is 18% higher than the national average


Schools

Schools in North Plains are administered by the Hillsboro School District.


Places of Worship

· Hillsboro Northeast Foursquare Church


Businesses

The top employers in the city are in healthcare, retail, hotel and restaurant businesses.


Restaurants & Nightlife

Old Hitchin’ Post Restaurant -- They serve the best omelette in town. Great place to have a old-fashioned breakfast. Service is quite friendly and attentive but not obtrusive even during busy days. Not too much flair just great food and superb service.


Hits The Spot Restaurant – This is a small and friendly café that serves amazing burgers and sandwiches utilizing local condiments such as Tillamook cheese. The Tillamook ice cream is a definite must try. Nice breakfast and lunch place.


King Torta – this is a family operated restaurant that offers quick, friendly and delicious meals. The burritos are quite hefty in size and is good for two. This is a great place for a quick stop and eat whenever you are going through the city.


Fun Things to Do in North Plains

Pumpkin Ridge Zip Tour -- Tour begins at the basic line to allow everyone the opportunity to feel and then builds up to the more thrilling lines. Guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. If you want to have a one-of-a-kind thrill riding a zip line, this is the place to go.


Horning’s Fishing and Picnic Hideout -- Catch and release adventure begins here at Horning’s. They also offer a nice outdoor event location perfect for weddings and gatherings. The place is kid and pet friendly with lots of picnic tables and grills. They will provide you with all the fishing equipment and bait you may require.

Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club – Hit a hole-in-one with your buddies at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. They combined a private 18-hole golf course with a public 18-hole course. This is considered as one of the top golf courses in Oregon.


North Plains Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in North Plains give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



PORTLAND OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR PORTLAND OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Portland Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The first people to settle in the area that is now known as Portland were the Chinook and the Clackamas peoples. By 1830 large number of settlers began to arrive at Willamette Valley through the Oregon Trail. The small thriving community was initially known as “Stumptown” due to the large number of trees that needed to be cut down in order for the area to be settled. William Overton in 1843 saw a huge potential in this new community but did not have enough funds to make a claim. For 25 cents, Overton agreed to share 50% of the 640 acres site with a Boston man named Asa Lovejoy. By 1845, Overton then sold his remaining half of the claim to Francis W. Pettygrove of Portland, Maine. A coin toss resolved the name of the town when Pettygrove won 2 out of 3 to name it in honor of his hometown, thereby providing Portland its current name.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Portland is 6% lower than Oregon

· 77.35% is Caucasian

· 6.07% is African American

· 7.52% is Asian

· Cost of living in Portland is 6% higher than the state average

· Cost of living is 23% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing is 44% higher than the national average


Schools

There are six public school districts that serve Portland. The Portland Public School District is the biggest and operates 85 schools. The largest enrollment in a public high school belongs to the David Douglas High School in the Powellhurst area.


Some of the many private schools in the area include:

· Trinity Academy

· Northwest Academy

· Portland Lutheran School

· Rosemary Anderson High School

· St. Mary’s Academy

· Jesuit High School

· De La Salle North Catholic High School

· Central Catholic High School


Places of Worship

Here are just some of the many places of worship in Portland

· Bethany Lutheran Church

· Bethel Baptist Church

· Calvary Temple Assembly of God

· Faithful Savior Ministries Lutheran Church

· Grace Bible Church


Businesses

Top Businesses in Portland include:

· Schnitzer Steel Industries

· ESCO Corporation

· Oregon Steel Mills

· Nike

· Adidas

· Dr. Martens

· Columbia Sportswear

· Under Armor


Restaurants & Nightlife

Andina Restaurant -- Probably the best place to eat in Portland. It is a very popular restaurant in the city serving delicious meals. Do try the sumptuous crispy golden prawns, chicken skewers and the Peruvian paella. The green mango and prawns served in delicious citrus sauce are must try’s.


Tasty N Alder Restaurant – The food here is served tapas style. It is quite delicious, fresh and the presentation is top notch. Service is always excellent and friendly. If you share with someone you can definitely cut the cost of the meals. Amazing view of the outside complete with wrap-around windows. Superb downtown restaurant.


Tin Shed Café Restaurant -- The veggie burger in this restaurant is absolutely the best. If you like grilled sandwiches do try the artichoke and pepper grilled cheese. Pet friendly restaurant, which is very popular with the local crowd. Serves gluten free meals.


Fun Things to Do in Portland

Tax Free Shopping – Yes in Portland there is no sales tax so feel free to buy anything from handmade items to designer apparel and goods.


Portland Saturday Market – this is a riverside market that is open every Saturday and Sunday beginning from March up to December. It is considered as the biggest arts and crafts fair in the country.

Soul’d Out Music Festival – perfect for the casual listener or a lifelong fan of soul music. This music festival has plenty to offer for just about everybody.


Portland Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Portland give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



SALEM OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR SALEM OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Salem Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

Salem is known as the capital of the state of Oregon. Inhabited by native Americans, the first settlers set foot in the area in 1812. They were animal trappers and food gatherers from fur trading companies in Astoria. The Jason Lee Methodist Mission was the first permanent settlement in 1840. In 1851, Salem was established as the territorial capital and in 1857 incorporation into a city was achieved. When statehood was achieved in 1859, Salem became the state capital.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average in Salem is 10% lower than Oregon

· 78.97% is Caucasian

· 1.37% is African-American

· 2.97% is Asian

· Cost of living is 6% lower than the Oregon average

· Cost of living is 9% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing is 2% lower than the national average


Schools

The city is served by the Salem Keizer School District. There are approximately 39 thousand students in the district and is considered the 2nd biggest public school district in the state.

Colleges and Universities

· Willamette University

· Portland State University

· Corban University

· Tokyo International University of America


Places of Worship

· Kingwood Bible Church

· Liberty Christian Church

· Market Street Church of Christ

· Messiah Lutheran Church

· Queen of Peace Catholic Church


Businesses

The top employers in the city are:

· State of Oregon

· Salem-Keizer School District

· Salem Health

· Chemeketa Community College

· Marion County


Restaurants & Nightlife

Word of Mouth Restaurant – There is an awesome selection of breakfast meals. The servings are plenty and sumptuous. Each of the food items have a nice name like the To Die for French Toast Brulee and the Forever Fries. Long wait times due to lots of people dining. Come early.


Wild Pear Restaurant – This restaurant in downtown Salem is popular for their soup. All soups are made from scratch daily. Do try the butternut squash soup as well as the other two different soups of the day. Great atmosphere with amazing service. Do try the caprese sandwich.


Annette’s Westgate Café Restaurant -- Perfect breakfast place with big portions and food freshly made. It is the type of restaurant to you go with your family or significant other. There is patio seating. Always full but the servers are quick and very friendly. The chicken salad is a must try.


Fun Things to Do in Salem

Do visit the following places while in Salem:

· Elsinore Theatre

· Mission Hill Museum

· Hallie Ford Museum of Art

· Riverfront Park

· Willamette River

· A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village

· Prewitt-Allen Archaeological Museum

Bush House Museum – This is an elegant 1878 Italia style mansion that was built by pioneer businessman Asahel Bush II. There is a hundred acre park with a guided tour that will allow you a look back in time and explore the different historical artifacts.


Deepwood Museum and Gardens -- If you like formal gardens you will definitely enjoy your time here. Laid out in the 1930s by the first female landscape architecture company, there are traditional boxwood gardens, gazebos, an English teahouse garden and ornamental gates and fences.


Salem Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Salem give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



SHERWOOD OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR SHERWOOD OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Sherwood Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The small quaint town of Sherwood got its name when founders James Christopher and Mary Ellen Smock declined to call the small town “Smock Ville” in 1855. The founders gave permission for right of way on their property to the Portland and Willamette Valley Railway. In 1889 the town was platted and during that same year the railroad service started as well. A local man by the name of Russell Panter, a notable businessman and resident suggested in a town meeting to adopt the name Sherwood as no one really liked the name Smock Ville. Records showed that Panter was from Sherwood, Michigan. Incorporation of the town occurred in 1893 under Oregon Senate Bill 36.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Sherwood is 11% lower than the state

· 88.67% is Caucasian

· 0.13% is African American

· 4.26% is Asian

· Cost of living is 10% higher than the Oregon average

· Cost of living is 28% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing is 60% higher than the national average


Schools

Elementary Schools

· J. Clyde Hopkins

· Middleton

· Archer Glen

· Edy Ridge

Middle Schools

· Sherwood Middle School

· Laurel Ridge

High School

· Sherwood High School


Places of Worship

· Willowbrook Free Methodist Church

· Sherwood Presbyterian Church

· Sherwood United Methodist Church

· Countryside Community Church


Businesses

Top Employers in the city include:

· Allied Systems Company

· Target Corporation

· BMC West Corporation

· Home Depot USA


Restaurants & Nightlife

Fat Milo’s Kitchen Restaurant – They have some of the most interesting menus so far. They offer wonderful breakfast specials such as French toast, veggie omelet, bacon and coffee. Service is always fast, friendly and non-obtrusive. The corned beef hash is a must try.


Crazy Sushi Restaurant – This place is often crowded with diners during lunch hour. Do try out the special bento meals. They serve free edamame with your order so it is a good bargain. The hot green tea is always refreshing. The crafted sushi rolls and nigiri are bestsellers.


Tree’s Restaurant – One thing people have to say about this place is that it is consistently good. Food is absolutely amazing and come in large portions. The grits are fabulous.


Fun Things to Do in Sherwood

The community center is called Old Town Sherwood and is the core of this vibrant and growing city just minutes away from Newberg. There is an array of specialty and antique shops and a bevy of historic buildings that hearkens back to a by-gone era. Some of the popular spots in the city include a locally owned coffeehouse, restaurants and taverns, bakeries that sell wonderful pastries and bread and of course the wine tasting bar. For those looking for some culture, do check out the performance arts center.


Annual Events

· Cruisin’ Sherwood Car Show

· Sherwood Robin Hood Festival

Sherwood Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Sherwood give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



TIGARD OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR TIGARD OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Tigard Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

Like most of the towns in the Willamette Valley, notable families founded the different settlements. In Tigard, the prominent Tigard family headed by Wilson Tigard founded the settlement in 1852. They were active in organizing and building the East Butte School and a general store which also became the town’s first post office. Between 1907 and 1910 there was a rapid growth in development which led to the development of Main Street. The arrival of the Oregon Electric Railway in 1910 fueled more growth which eventually led to the town’s incorporation in 1961. Originally known as Tigardville, it was renamed Tigard in 1907 so as to distinguish it from Wilsonville a nearby town.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Tigard is equal to that of Oregon

· 83.32% is Caucasian

· 1.37% is African-American

· 6.34% is Asian

· Cost of living in Tigard is 7% higher than the state average

· Cost of living is 25% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing in Tigard is 48% higher than the national average


Schools

The city’s schools is administered by the Tigard-Tualatin School District and features ten elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools.

Some of the private schools in the city include:

· Gaarde Christian School

· Westside Christian School

· Oregon Islamic Academy


Places of Worship

· Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

· Portland Faith Church

· Tigard Christian Church

· Saint James Episcopal Church


Businesses

Top employers in the city include:

· Consumer Cellular

· Gerber Legendary Blades

· Capital One Services

· Nordstrom

· Tigard-Tualatin School District

· Macy’s Department Store


Restaurants & Nightlife

The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant – One of the best places to eat in the city, do try the truffle butter chicken as it is absolutely heavenly. Do also try the asparagus and mashed potatoes and of course the cheesecake lived up to its name. Service is great, pleasant and fun.


Banning’s Restaurant & Pie – if diner type food is your thing, Banning’s is where you should go. They offer superb diner-style meals. Do try the omelet and hash browns but the real winner is of course the pies and cakes. Prices are reasonable and come in good portions.


Thirsty Lion at Washington Square Restaurant – If you are craving for some burgers and beer, the Thirsty Lion is the perfect place to go. Vegetarian? No problem as they can accommodate anyone with diet restrictions. Do try the barbecue chicken pizza as well as Cody’s Taco. Thirsting for some margarita? Try the blood orange margarita. Very tasty.


Fun Things to Do in Tigard

Cook Park – top tier park in the city. It is a riverside park that offers a plethora of different sports and picnic areas. Abundant playgrounds for the kids and a nice boat ramp.


Summer Lake City Park – A lakeside park that features lots of playground and picnic amenities. Great for pets as there is an off-leash dog run available.


John Tigard House – this is a historic home that was built in 1880. It was the original home of John Tigard, the son of the founder of Tigard, Oregon.


Tigard Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Tigard give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



TUALATIN OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR TUALATIN OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Tualatin Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The town’s original name was Gailbreath named after its founder Samuel Gailbreath who settled in 1853. He was responsible for building the 1st ever bridge on the Tualatin river. By the 1880s, the town became known as Bridgeport. It was John Sweek who was responsible for platting the town and named it Tualatin. Incorporation into cityhood happened in 1913. The name Tualatin is from the Native American word that meant “sluggish” or “treeless plain”.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Tualatin is 4% lower than Oregon

· 88.65% is Caucasian

· 1.60% is African-American

· 2.23% is Asian


Schools

Schools in the city are administered by the Tigard-Tualatin School District comprising of 10 elementary, three middle and two high schools.

Schools within city limits are:

· Bridgeport Elementary School

· Byrom Elementary School

· Tualatin Elementary School

· Hazelbrook Middle School

· Tualatin High School


Places of Worship

· Rolling Hills Community Church

· Tualatin Hills Christian Church

· Church of Christ

· Tualatin Presbyterian Church


Businesses

Top Employers include:

· Bridgeport Village

· Kershaw Knives

· CRKT

· Oregon Scientific


Restaurants & Nightlife

Claim Jumper Restaurant – best known for huge servings, Claim Jumper is one of the most popular restaurants in the city. Do try out the gluten-free filet mignon steak with roasted veggies. Staff are always energetic and ready to help.


Mashita Teriyaki III Restaurant – always busy it is one of the best Japanese restaurants in the city. It is a family-run business and food is always served in big quantities. Do try the hot and spicy chicken. Great place, friendly and accommodating owners. You will definitely keep coming back.


Hayden’s Lakefront Grill Restaurant – great place to have breakfast and listen to some soft jazz music at the same time. The steak is a must try. They have a buffet station for people with big appetites and at a very reasonable price as well.


Fun Things to Do in Tualatin

Mask & Mirror Community Theatre – for those that like to see a local play can visit the community theatre. The group is dedicated to promoting theatre and the arts in the Tualatin area.


West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta – each October this much anticipated award winning event has drawn crowds of people from all over Oregon. Race along the river in a giant pumpkin dressed as your favorite super hero or fairy. Definitely a fun event for family.


Parks – there are over 200 acres of beautiful land to relax, play or exercise. Tualatin parks offer an array of different activities. Open from dawn to dusk.


Tualatin Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Tualatin give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



WILLAMINA OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR WILLAMINA OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Willamina Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The town got its name from Willamina Creek who in turn was named in honor of an early settler by the name of Willamina Williams who fell from her horse and into the creek. The Willamina post office was established in 1855 and was moved several times through the years. The town was platted in 1879 and then incorporation in 1903. There were only 200 people living in the small community at the time of incorporation.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age is 4% lower than Oregon

· 86.13% is Caucasian

· 0.00% African-American

· 0.17% Asian

· Cost of living is 12% lower than the Oregon average

· Cost of living is 3% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing is 23% lower than the national average


Schools

The Willamina School District administers the schools in the city.

Places of Worship

· Assembly of God Church

· Christian Church

· Free Methodist Church

· Emmanuel Lutheran Church


Businesses

Top employers include:

· Spirit Mountain Casino

· Willamina Lumber Company

· Willamina School District

· Maben Trucking

· Eddy Trucking


Restaurants & Nightlife

Wildwood Hotel & Restaurant – very accommodating staff. Food is amazing do try the beef and barley soup. Lots of local items on the menu. Checkout the homemade bread blackberry and marionberry jam. Lots of vintage signs like a blast from the past.


Fort Hill Restaurant – This is by far where you can find the best club sandwich, fries and gravy in town. They also have amazing pies. You can sit at the bar and watch NASCAR or any sports program while having your favorite meal.


Coyote Joe’s Restaurant – locals love eating here at Coyote Joe’s. They serve some of the best burgers this side of town. There are everyday specials to check out. Very friendly and accommodating service.


Fun Things to Do in Willamina

There are lots of attractions in and around Willamina. The Spirit Mountain Casino is just 7 miles away while the Evergreen Aviation Museum and Waterpark is just a 15 minute drive due north. If you prefer a nice hike, check out Huddleston Pond or if swimming is your cup of tea there is Blackwell Park. For picnic lovers there is Gazebo Park and Lamson Park is a favorite of people that like a river view while hiking.


Willamina Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Willamina give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



WILSONVILLE OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR WILSONVILLE OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Wilsonville Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The town of Wilsonville was established in 1880 and was named in honor of the first postmaster, Charles Wilson. Further development occurred by 1890 ushering in the railroad era and bringing with it lots of economic developments. This led to the establishment of several hotels and taverns including a bank and some restaurants. Incorporation to cityhood was in 1969. At the time, the population was only one thousand people.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Wilsonville is 9% lower than Oregon

· 86.81% is Caucasian

· 1.12% is African-American

· 3.40% is Asian

· Cost of living is 11% higher than the Oregon average

· Cost of living is 30% higher than the national average

· Cost of housing is 66% higher than the national average


Schools

Most of the schools in the city are under the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. Parts of the city south of the Willamette River belong to the Canby School District.


Places of Worship

· Wilsonville Baptist Church

· Life Roads Fellowship

· Meridian United Church of Christ

· Community of Hope Wilsonville

· Hope Fellowship Church


Businesses

Top employers in the city include:

· Xerox

· Tektronix Corporation

· Town Center Shopping Center

· Fry’s Electronics

· Fred Meyer Inc.


Restaurants & Nightlife

Der Essalam Restaurant – Considered as the top restaurant in the city, they serve superb Mediterranean meals such as eggplant, gyro, lamb and chicken shishkabob. Do try the phyllo dough with warm chocolate inside. The lamb Tajine with couscous and your choice of sauce is a favorite.


Oswego Grill Restaurant – the restaurant has a pleasant upscale feel with reasonable prices. Do try the Brussel sprout salad and fish tacos. Check out also the bacon wrapped dates and the pear and arugula salad covered with nuts. For the main course the stuffed salmon is superb. For meat lovers they have a fantastic pork tenderloin grilled to perfection.


Abella Italian Kitchen Restaurant – Probably the best Italian restaurant in Wilsonville. The butternut ravioli is highly recommended. They have an excellent wine list and the service is nice and friendly. The chicken piccata is a must try.


Fun Things to Do in Wilsonville

World of Speed – for adrenaline junkies and fans of race cars this is the place for you. There is a lot of history in Formula 1 and NASCAR to whet your appetite. Saturday mornings you will often find an impromptu car show. There is always a fantastic collection for you and the family to enjoy.


Wilsonville Memorial Park – This is a large park that opened in 1969 and is still going strong today. It features 126-acres with lots of playgrounds, play fields, forest trails and even a nice pet area. There are picnic shelters should the weather not cooperate and a nice river access.


Molalla River State Park – This is another nice park in the city and is quite scenic. A perfect place to hike, boat or fish. Plenty of picnic and restroom facilities. Lots of dog friendly trails too.


Wilsonville Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Wilsonville give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.



YAMHILL OREGON


COMMUNITY PROFILE PAGE FOR YAMHILL OREGON

Creekside Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Yamhill Oregon and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.


HISTORY

The City of Yamhill is a quaint farming town located about halfway between Portland and the Coast. It is located in the center of Willamette Valley’s wine Country. A small community with only about a thousand residents. It was originally known as North Yamhill and was incorporated on Feb. 20, 1891 by virtue of the Oregon Legislative Assembly.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Fast Facts

· The average age in Yamhill is 31% lower than Oregon

· 97.86% is Caucasian

· 0.00% African-American

· 0.80% is Asian


Schools

Schools in the city are administered by the Yamhill Carlton School District.

Places of Worship

· Pentecostal Church

· Calvary Baptist Church

· St. john’s Catholic Church

· Christian Church


Businesses

Top employers in the city are the Yamhill Carlton School District and the City of Yamhill.


Restaurants & Nightlife

Bella Luna Gluten Free Patisserie Restaurant – Have gluten sensitivity? No problem all the pies, cookies and small loaves of bread available here are safe for you. Do try the cinnamon raisin bread and the chocolate cup with chocolate crème and fresh berries. This is the best bakery in Yamhill County.


Zippy’s Pizza Restaurant – The restaurant hearkens back to small town middle America. Menu is on handwritten paper very 1950s vibe. The pizza is absolutely delish and are filled with toppings to the brim. Crust and ingredients are fresh and homemade. One of the best pizza places in the heart of Oregon wine country.


Trask Mountain Outpost Restaurant – This is a popular local spot that serves terrific café style food. Service is always friendly and prices very reasonable. Do try the Panini melt with turkey, bacon and tomato as well as the Swiss cheese on focaccia bread.


Fun Things to Do in Yamhill

WillaKenzie Estate – this is a popular wine tasting room. The vineyard is stunning and inside the tasting room you will find everything you need from the history, technology, comfort and superbly amazing wines staffed by warm and friendly people.


Saffron Fields Vineyard – Want to try some great tasting local Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay? This is the place to be. Add some cheese plates and cold cuts and everything is perfect.


Historic Places – Visit the John Marion Bunn House or the Lee Laughlin House both are listed in the National Register of Historic Places in order to get a good idea of the architecture in the area.


Yamhill Oregon is truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Yamhill give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.

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