Stroll down Main Street in Downtown Tigard and you'll discover a picturesque shopping district nestled among the trees, defined by brick-paved walkways and period lighting. This is the heart of the city, a Norman Rockwell painting come to vivid life, complete with art walks, corner bistros, art galleries, and sidewalk cafes. Downtown Tigard is home to the only glass-blowing art studio in the region, Live Laugh Love Art, which also offers classes. Very walkable and bicycle-friendly, Downtown Tigard is the ideal setting to get out and enjoy a sunny day.
Tigard is named for the city's founder, Wilson Tigard, who arrived here in 1852. In 1880, he built a home for his son, John Tigard. This charming house museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located just south of Downtown Tigard at the corner of Canterbury Lane and SW 103rd Avenue.