Plaid Friday

The Friday following Thanksgiving, every year

Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses the day after Thanksgiving.  

#plaidfridayhillsboro #downtownhillsboro 


Wear plaid when you are shopping at these businesses on November 25th to take advantage of the specials they are offering just to you. See the list of participating businesses below. Each may have varying hours and promotions, so follow the link to see what your favorite Downtown businesses have planned. 

Ancora Wellness

Ancora Wellness

233 SE Washington Street

The Downtown Hive Building

Hillsboro, OR 97123


The name Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of local businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. The tradition of Plaid Friday was created in 2009 in Oakland, CA and adopted in Downtown Hillsboro in 2018. Besides creating a way to keep holiday shopping sane, it is also new way to motivate folks to shop local. 


PARKING: There is plenty of street parking Downtown on holidays. A sure bet, is one of the City lots off of 2nd Avenue. They are located:

  • At the SE corner of SE 2nd Avenue and SE Washington Street.
  • On the south side of the Hillsboro Civic Center, on SE Washington Street between SE 1st and 2nd Avenues.
  • On the west side of NE 2nd Avenue, mid-block between NE Lincoln and Jackson Streets.

BUSINESS PARTICIPATION: May businesses will be open with specials just for the day. If you are a business and would like to participate in the event, please check out this invitation to participate or email [email protected]