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“We don't get much to do in Hillsboro, so anything is at least average”

Oregon International Airshow
Ranked #5 of 54 things to do in Hillsboro
Type: Other
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Aloha, Oregon
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225 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“We don't get much to do in Hillsboro, so anything is at least average”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

And this experience is just that: average.

There are planes that come by which are nice to look at. There was an issue with a plane crashing into a house a few years back during the air show. That's ok, though, because this takes place at the Hillsboro Airport, and seriously, EVERY plane crash in the region seems to be related to the Hillsboro Airport.

That's not the fault of the airport, specifically. They do lots of flight training things out there, so you have to expect less than experienced pilots coming out of this place during training. There are many other flights from skilled pilots that come in and out of the airport every day, and this airport is also the chosen location for many celebrities to land in the Portland Metro area, because it isn't as populated as PDX.

Good show. Good things to see. Good thing for Hillsboro.

Visited July 2013
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loud and exciting.”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Very loud but very exciting. Better on years where there is a jet team which the sequestration prevented this year.
Fun community event and a great fund raiser.

Visited August 2013
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Oregon International Airshow”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Don't bother it's a waste of money and time. It has been going on for 20 plus years and it is the same old stuff. Trafic is horiable, roads are closed. Now the have some stupid fire show @ night on the runway. what that has to do with an "Air Show " is still a Mystery.

I get more satisfaction to go to PDX and watch the Oregon AirGuard take off and land.

That is for Free and not as much trafic.

Visited August 2013
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Yearly Tradition”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

For me, this is the highlight of every year, and has been since I was a baby. I have fond memories of day trips with just my dad and family visits; sitting show center and watching from outside the grounds. The fireworks are a high point and they outdid themselves this year (2013)!

Visited August 2013
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SLO
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great time was had by all. We got great pricesonline, much more expensive if you buy tickets there. The food is nice too

Visited July 2013
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