Getting to know the area known as Old Orenco or the Orenco Townsite will give you a glimpse into the rich history of the area. Located now in the City of Hillsboro the Orenco Townsite as it was once known was a bustling City of nearly 1,000 full-time residents and almost 2,000 men and women worked there in the 1907 to 1930 era.
Oregon Nursery Company or ORENCO as it was known was a Nursery business that specialized in all varieties of Fruit Trees. The company also grew a wide variety of ornamental plants and shrubs which were shipped all over the world via Train on the Oregon Electric Railway and through the Port of Portland. Over time the town developed a Hotel, Jail, Post Office, Restaurants, General Store, and restaurants. Find our more about this fascinating place right here. Old Orenco History
Nowadays the Old Orenco area is one of the most unique and special neighborhoods in Oregon. As it turned out the early founders were on to something as the location is adjacent to the rail which is now the MAX light rail and the major freeways. INTEL Corporation and NIKE along with over 200 other employers are located close to Orenco. With traffic getting worse those living in Orenco will find they can walk or ride bikes or have an easy short commute to their work. Catching the MAX to nearby Beaverton or Portland takes just minutes. The area is now adjacent to the Orenco Platform District and the Orenco Station which are both loaded with shops and eateries.
Warning: Not much ever comes for sale in Historic Orenco. Platform Realty Group is located in Orenco, Oregon and we live here as well. Make sure you call us direct as we often have something coming for sale that you can get in on before it hits the open market. Our number is 503-610-9280
Here are the active listings in Old Orenco, Homes for sale in Historic Orenco.