In the middle of rolling, green hills, vineyards, and wide-open farmlands, the quiet little city of Forest Grove lies in the Tualatin Valley just 23 miles west of downtown Portland. Rent an apartment in Forest Grove and you’ll feel slightly removed from the busy Portland area, with beautiful surroundings, a historic downtown, parks and golf courses, and a variety of outdoor activities ranging from hiking and skiing to fishing and boating.
Pacific University, a private liberal arts school established in 1849, is located in Forest Grove. Its Old College Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, along with several other buildings in the city.
Major employers include the college, Gray & Company (the makers of maraschino cherries) and Merix Corporation. Other businesses reside in the downtown area and include shops, boutiques, cafes, art galleries, and restaurants.
With several festivals, golf courses, parks, and community events, Forest Grove is a great little city for apartment rentals near Portland.