Tigard may be the poster-child of what not to do with a historic community. Wilson Tigard, his family and several other pioneering families first settled this area in the 1850's. The community grew at a modest, but steady rate until the arrival of the electric rail line which brought with it an influx of residents.
It's difficult, if not impossible, to spot any sign of this one pastoral setting. The fertile rolling hills are now an endless maze of residential cul-de-sacs, strip-malls and fast food outlets.
It's the sort of place you can't wait to get out of, but there's all that traffic preventing you from getting anywhere anytime soon.comments powered by