Local History

The City of Tigard maintains a webpage listing Designated Historical Sites in the Tigard area.
In 2002, Crescent Grove Cemetery celebrated 150 years in service.  As a local Southwest Community landmark, many of Tigard’s original families are buried here. It is the oldest  maintained cemetery in  the Portland metro area.
This Garden Home History Project was begun to record and preserve the history of this area for the current and future members of our community.  We believe that it is in the smaller stories of our lives that our larger history is found. We invite you to enjoy the stories of those who came here to create farms, businesses and homes.
The purpose of the Multnomah Historical Association is "To collect, preserve, to exhibit, to publish material of a historical character and to develop community wide interest in the history, growth and development of the Southwest neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon."
Local information about Sherwood, our neighbor to the southwest!

As the steward of Oregon’s history, the Oregon Historical Society educates, informs, and engages the public through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the past . . . in other words, Oregon history matters.