Welcome to Wilsonville
Suburban and peaceful, this fast-growing city is currently expanding.
This former farming community is home to 30,000 residents and features the warehousing and distribution facilities of companies like Xerox, Sysco, and more. An economic engine for the region and an extremely environmentally sensitive community, Wilsonville offers both city amenities and lots of green attractions.
Schools here are highly rated, and the town boasts an award-winning fare-free transit system. The parks and trails system is extensive, and new construction abounds — Villebois, the region’s largest residential development project, is underway and will offer a wide variety of housing choices in a dense setting.
What to Love
- Home to the distribution facilities of many large companies
- Offers both city amenities and an expansive amount of green space
- Features highly rated schools and an award-winning transit system
Families are attracted to Wilsonville for its excellent school system, and young professionals favor this area since it houses a robust economy.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Founded in 2015, Vanguard Brewing is Wilsonville's premier craft brewery and is well-known for its delicious small-batch beers, which are produced with high-quality, locally grown ingredients. The company's taproom, which opened to the public in 2017, serves up pints alongside 12-inch artisanal pizzas and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.
Barn Owl Nursery specializes in selling Oregon-grown lavender varieties and showcases over 100 different plant varieties and cultivations. During the blooming season, which takes place approximately between mid-June and late July, visitors can view lavender plants on display in the nursery's test gardens and fields. Dried lavender bundles and buds are sold at the nursery's gift shop, along with essential oils, lavender teas, sachets, and other apothecary goods.
McMenamins Old Church and Pub is a family-friendly pub and restaurant set within a renovated church space in Wilsonville. Oven-fired pizzas are a favorite here, along with craft burgers and mac-and-cheese. An outdoor amphitheater showcases live music performances throughout the year.
Things to Do
Graham Oaks Nature Park, opened in 2010, offers 250 acres of green space and includes a network of more than three miles of walking and jogging trails, including a portion of the Tonquin Trail, which connects to the nearby cities of Tualatin and Sherwood.
Wilsonville Memorial Park, located just off Interstate 5, is the city's largest and oldest park. Situated along the banks of the Willamette River, this park features a skate park and a dog park as well as water features, picnic areas, athletic courts, children's playgrounds, and a beautiful forested trail system.
Families in Wilsonville like to gather at Bulwinkle’s Family Fun Center, which offers mini-golf, laser tag, bumper boats, go-karting, zip-lining, and more. Annual events like the Fall Harvest Festival also draw crowds thanks to the fun pumpkin decorating, face painting, carriage rides, scavenger hunts, and crafts.
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District serves approximately 10,000 students. Highly rated schools in this district include Wilsonville High School, a four-year suburban public high school that opened in 1995 and has grown steadily to its current population of just over 1200 students.