"Getting Here: Your Various Options" Forest Grove Transportation Tip by glabah

Forest Grove Transportation: 1 reviews and 0 photos

Getting to Forest Grove is fairly easy, and at the same time not easy. From highway 217 in downtown Beaverton just take highway 8 - the Beaverton Hillsdale Highway west, and eventually it gets to Forest Grove. From Highway 26 north of Forest Grove, there is a reasonably well marked exit that points you the way here. From Banks you can take Highway 47 south to downtown Forest Grove.

Highway 8 from Beaverton is a very slow route because of all the traffic lights. Highway 26 and then coming south isn't fast either because of the sheer number of rural roads with slow traffic on them (watch for farm machinery in the road!!!).

Forest Grove is also the furthest west point of TriMet bus service, and thankfully bus service is popular enough that the route to this point operates until reasonably late at night. In Hillsboro it connect with the MAX blue line, and connects with both the red and blue lines in Beaverton. By public transit, your best option really is MAX all the way to Hillsboro and connect with bus route 57 there. Getting this bus in Beaverton is a very slow option due to highway 8 being covered in traffic lights.

Other bus services that come here do so only once or twice per day, and really are not good options.

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  • Written Sep 15, 2011
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