Located in award-winning Orenco Station, Hillsboro’s most walkable neighborhood, ROWLOCK residents enjoy easy access to the MAX lightrail for easy commutes to Beaverton and Downtown Portland, great restaurants, microbreweries/bars, yoga/fitness, unique shops and a multitude of outdoor activities.
Take full advantage of all that Orenco Station offers, including the brand-new four-acre city park that includes a restored stream, a children’s play structure, bridges, trails and a half-acre off-leash dog park for four-legged residents. Hop on the Max Blue Line for an afternoon in downtown PDX with trains stopping just across the plaza. Or, wander locally in Orenco Station to the Farmer’s Market, New Seasons Market or Starbucks. Open your front door to community events and gatherings in the Plaza. Or, simply sit in the sun or try to dodge the spray of the water features.
Be inspired by the culturally rich and stunningly beautiful environment surrounding Rowlock. Easy access to exceptional arts and cultural activities, ethnically and socially diverse, a sense of place, a growing tech community with all the education and services anyone could want. One of the best climates in the world, and an environment that is lush, green, and scenically beautiful.
The Orenco Woods wilderness themed playground includes a stream channel with water pumps and sand areas, logs, a large net climber and swings. A covered picnic shelter is available for rental. Bicycles and on-leash dogs are allowed on the paved trails. A segment of the Rock Creek Trail runs through the park connecting to Orchard Park and to the Rock Creek Trailhead at Rock Creek Boulevard just north of Highway 26.
Most of the Intel Campuses are right next door to Rowlock. In fact, the Intel Shuttle picks you up right at your front door. It is in the middle of the most beautiful farmland – rolling hills with vineyards, and orchards, berries and corn. Even the Intel campus names are rustic - Hawthorn Farm, Jones Farm and Ronler Acres. Intel is really a community, with all kinds of amenities for employees, like health services, inter-campus shuttles, campus stores, cafeteria and even commuter services.
Rowlock is just a little bit closer to the ocean than the rest of the Portland metro area (it’ll only take you about an hour to get there), so if going to the beach is big for you, Rowlock is your best bet. But more importantly, it’s closer to Tillamook, which makes it closer to where all that delicious cheese comes from.
Take advantage of our proximity to the Gordon Faber-Hillsboro Stadium, Ron Tonkin Field and the Tualatin Hill Parks & Recreation District as well as Nike’s World HQ, Intel, Nikon, FEI, Pumpkin Ridge and The Reserve. Shop nearby at the Streets of Tanasbourne.
Hillsboro is a prime example of the new urbanism “edge city” phenomenon cropping up near suburban freeways with clusters of business, entertainment and retail in landscapes with walkability and downtown transportation. The city has a strong tax base — fueled by technology companies like Intel — which enables a lot of public facilities and services for the residents of Rowlock.
Intel’s Oregon operations stretch across five campuses in Washington County, comprising Intel’s largest and most comprehensive site in the world—a global center of semiconductor research and manufacturing and the anchor of Oregon’s economy. The company has nearly 19,500 employees in Oregon, making it the state’s largest private employer. Since 1974, when Intel acquired its first property in Oregon, the company’s capital investments in the state have topped $25 billion. Intel is the largest property taxpayer in Washington County, with payments of approximately $30 million a year.
In 2015, Intel was named the “Most Admired Technology Company” in Oregon for the eleventh year in a row, based on a survey of 2,500 CEO’s and top-level managers throughout the state. In addition, Intel was recognized, for the eighth time, as the “Most Philanthropic Company” in Oregon.
The Hillsboro Hops brought professional baseball back to the Portland metro area when they replaced the Portland Beavers in 2013. Originally starting out in Salem (as The Dodgers), they moved to Yakima Washington (where they were The Bears), for a while, but clearly missed home too much. When they moved back they became the Hillsboro Hops, to honor what’s really important—the fact that Oregon is the second-largest hops producing state in the US.
The Oregon Renaissance Festival of Hillsboro descends in late summer, and for two months you can spend your weekends cheering on your favorite jousting knights, listening to crooning wandering minstrels, and chowing down on giant turkey legs like nobody’s business.
The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals is the largest museum of its kind in the Pacific Northwest with 20,000 gemstones, meteorites, agates, fossils—not to mention the Rainbow Gallery, a collection of minerals that react to ultraviolet light. They also have the largest opal-filled thunderegg in the world.
The Oregon International Airshow has been around for almost three decades and draws 75,000 people to the Hillsboro area to gape at some truly death-defying moves. That’s nearly 80 percent of the city itself!
Established in 1970, Oak Knoll Winery is the oldest and largest winery in the county. They’ve received numerous awards and accolades for their wines, and are the official wine sponsor of the Portland Rose Festival. On top of that, much of the caring for the vineyard is done by hand, including the picking of the grapes.
The Northwest Alpaca Farm sells the furry guys primarily for business purposes—alpaca fiber is a lot like cashmere, and the staff at the Northwest Alpaca Farm know what they’re talking about when it comes to breeding, selling, caring for, and just generally understanding alpacas. C’mon, look at that face!
The Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization founded in 2001, and while most of the musicians are adults, the orchestra does include several talented high school students drawn together by a passion for music and a love of performance.
The Hillsboro Farmers Market is all about coming together as a community to support local farmers and artists, and promote sustainability as well as the benefits of buying local. Plus, the food is fantastic too. But that’s secondary. Right?
Close to spectacular outdoor adventures. An easy drive to the Scenic Columbia Gorge and Multnomah Falls. You can hike through Forest Park or go for a bike ride on the Springwater Corridor. Head out to Blue Lake Park where you can enjoy the beach on the lake, a splash pad, walking trails, and playgrounds. Or grab a blanket and picnic hamper and enjoy a free concert at one of Portland’s Parks.