Spring Has Sprung in Downtown Hillsboro

Tables full of pansies and and other colorful spring bloomers in front of the little floral building at the Downtown Hillsboro Farmington Gardens location.

Spring is a lovely time to explore Downtown Hillsboro as businesses are refreshing their inventory in anticipation of warmer days and the flowers are beginning to bloom throughout town. Whether your headed to the Farmers' Market or just out for an evening stroll as the days lengthen, Downtown will surely put a smile on your face.


Krystal, the owner of Pumpernickel, stands in her booth full of treats for dogs at the Farmers Market, smiling at a black dog stretching it's neck to reach the bowl of water she's provided.
Spring marks the return of our Downtown Farmers’ Market. With growers and makers from around the region adding to the diversity already offered by the brick and mortar shops, the market makes for a great time of shopping and eating every Saturday morning through October. 

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Inside the women's second hand clothing store, Nan's on Third, where Julie the owner is holding out a colorful blouse from a rack full of short-sleeve blouses.
Shop Small® and do something big. According to research done by American Express, for every $1 spent at a small business, an average of $0.67 stays in the community. Wow, that’s a huge impact! And if that’s not motivation enough, come on Downtown and see what our small businesses have to offer.

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Three Hillsboro Police Officers in uniform sitting at an orange picnic table in a wooden fenced parklet in front of Insomnia Coffee Company.
Spring is a wonderful time of year to grab coffee or breakfast Downtown and head a short distance down 1st Avenue (AKA Hwy 219) to Jackson Bottom Wetlands to catch views of migrating birds that are just returning to our area. 

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A temporary art installation at Massage Collective during the Spring Window takeover. Giant yellow and black Swallowtail butterflies surrounded by flower blossoms and leaves are painted on the window.
A new tradition in Downtown, we hire local artists to install their interpretation of spring on business windows throughout Downtown. These temporary pieces the perfect inspiration to explore Downtown and the art on a warm Spring day. 

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Tired of being stuck at home with the pandemic and weather. We’d love to have you volunteer at a project or lead one of your own. We have volunteer opportunities where you can get involved in the community, whether you are apply your experience or learning new skills. Check out these opportunities.

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A wagon full of tulip bouquets wrapped in purple, yellow, and orange tissue under a green a white umbrella.
Many Downtown businesses and organizations schedule both fun and/or religious celebrations around Easter. Check out the Downtown Hillsboro Community Calendar for a full lineup of events. 

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