The Hillsboro Hops, a Single A Short Season affiliate of the Phoenix Diamondbacks, play at Hillsboro Stadium which opened this year, 2013, seating 4,500. The team moved from Yakima. The Hops were playing the Boise Hawks and lost 7-4. The box score was Hawks R-7, H-10, E-0 and Hops R-4, H-12, E-0. The field lines are RF-325', CF-400', and RF-325'. The field is all Field Turf with a dirt mound and batting circle around homeplate. The stadium is concrete block exterior and steel beam cover. It has all seats except for 4 sections of bleachers with backs down the third baseline. There is a berm at the end of the 3rd baseline that bends around into left field. There is a low berm in right field. Beyond the berm is an exterior fence that you can stand behind and watch the game for free. There is a limited foul ball screen just behind the homeplate area. You cannot watch the game from the concourse directly behind home. There is a Club building section on the concourse that is open for refreshments only to the two Club sections directly behind homeplate. These sections are sold out. The bullpens are in RC and LC. Ushers ask you not to go to your seat when a player is batting. They have a very nice video screen. At the bottom of the 3rd inning the military service songs are played individually and active military members and veterans are asked to stand and be recognized. Attending the game were 2525 fans. Opening night there were over 4,700 in attendance. The mascot is Barley. Between inning activities included chase the bunny rabbit across the field from the 1st baseline to the 3rd baseline and a water balloon toss where the catching person caught the balloons in a fishing net. The last row of pictures shows memorabilia from the Portland Beavers who moved out of Portland at the end of the 2010 season. The Portland Timbers soccer team didn't want to share Multnomah Stadium with a baseball team. The homeplate was dug up and kept until the Hops opened this year. It is shown in the 3rd picture.
Attractions
Many, many wineries in the Willamite Valley south of Hillsboro.