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Here's the list of the winners from this year's Hillsboro's Best awards, as chosen by our readers.

            We asked and, boy, did you answer.

The second annual Hillsboro's Best awards is finally here, ready to answer all your burning questions about the best people and places in Hillsboro. Whether you're looking for a great wedding venue, the best burger in town or a spot to take the kids for an afternoon of fun, you'll find it within these pages.

Who decides what makes something the best? You do. We put out the call asking readers to vote on their favorite people and businesses in the Hillsboro area, and we got some amazing results.

The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals walked away with not one, not two, but six awards this year — five of them gold. Readers say they're the best family attraction in town, hold the best summer and holiday events — their annual summer festival and Thunder Egg-Stravaganza are to die for — and are a great place to volunteer and, yes, even host a wedding.

Looking for a great spot to eat? ABV Public House was named the best bar in town, and has some of the best food and beer in the city, according to readers.

Hillsboro readers found many local eateries they love. Clark's Bistro — last year's winner for the best new restaurant and several other prizes — is a great place to spend an evening, complete with great food and live music.

Clark's joins several downtown businesses and events receiving top marks this year, such as the city's farmer's markets and the annual Farm to Table dinner, held on Main Street each summer.

Basically, Hillsboro's Best focuses on what makes our community special: the people and businesses who work to make this a great place to live.

Whether they're a furniture store with great customer services, a teacher dedicated to enriching young minds or an auto mechanic who knows their stuff: Hillsboro's Best has you covered. Read on!

— Geoff Pursinger

Associate editor, Hillsboro Tribune


Best Appetizers

Gold: Salam Restaurant

Silver: Copper River Restaurant & Bar

Bronze: Syun Izakaya

Best Bakery

Gold: Decadent Creations

Silver: La Provence & Petite Provence

Bronze: Blue Moon Diner

Best Breakfast

Gold: Longbottom Coffee & Tea

Silver: Reedville Cafe

Bronze: La Provence & Petite Provence

Best Burger

Gold: Clark's Bistro and Pub

Silver: Helvetia Tavern

Bronze: ABV Public House

Best Coffee

Gold: Insomnia Coffee Company

Silver: Longbottom Coffee & Tea

Bronze: Dutch Bros.

Best Dessert

Gold: Decadent Creations

Silver: La Provence & Petite Provence

Bronze: Copper River Restaurant & Bar

Best Fine Dining

Gold: Orenco Station Grill

Silver: Copper River Restaurant & Bar

Bronze: Syun Izakaya

Best Grocery Store

Gold: New Seasons Market Orenco Station

Silver: WinCo Foods

Bronze: Fred Meyer

?Best Indian

Gold: Maharaja Indian Restaurant

Silver: Swagat Indian Cuisine

Bronze: Chaat Cafe

Best Italian

Gold: Bugatti's Italian Restaurant

Silver: Decarli Restaurant

Bronze: Nonna Emilia Ristorante Italiano

Best Mexican

Gold: Amelia's Exquisite Mexican Dining

Silver: Lindo Michoacan Mexican Grill

Bronze: Juan Colorado Mexican Restaurant

Best New Restaurant

Gold: MOD Pizza

Silver: Little Big Burger

Bronze: Salam Restaurant

Best Pizza

Gold: Pizzario

Silver: MOD Pizza

Bronze: Pizza Schmizza Pub & Grub

Best Place to Buy Wine

Gold: Primrose & Tumbleweeds

Silver: Helvetia Vineyards & Winery

Bronze: Renaissance Premium Wines & Cigars

Best Place to Buy Local Produce

Gold: Hillsboro Farmers' Market Saturday Downtown

Silver: Hillsboro Farmers' Market Sunday at Orenco

Bronze: Hubrich Farms

Best Sandwich

Gold: Clark's Bistro and Pub

Silver: ABV Public House

Bronze: Salam Restaurant

Best Sushi

Gold: Syun Izakawa

Silver: Yuki Japanese Restaurant

Bronze: Hero Sushi

Best Thai

Gold: Thai House Cuisine

Silver: 9 Dang Fine Thai

Bronze: Ma Now Thai Cuisine

Best Appliance Store

Gold: Hutchins TV & Appliance

Silver: Home Depot

Bronze: Lowes Home Improvement

Best Floor & Carpet

Gold: Floors with Flair

Silver: Abbey's Carpet of Hillsboro

Bronze: H&W Carpets

Best Furniture Store

Gold: Le'Stuff Antique

Silver: Banner Furniture Outlet

Bronze: Ethan Allen

Best Contractor/Remodeler

Gold: JennaFlair Interiors

Silver: Adam Kalhar Construction

Bronze: Claybaugh Repair & Remodel, Inc.

Best Home Improvement Store

Gold: Home Depot

Silver: Lowes Home Improvement

Best Landscape Service

Gold: American Landscape Service

Silver: Oregon Landscape

Bronze: Integrity Landscape and Lawn Maintenance

Best Nursery/Garden Store

Gold: Farmington Gardens

Silver: Blooming Junction

Bronze: Garden Frog Nursery

Best Real Estate Agent

Gold: Noah Kragerud Realty

Silver: Margaret Devereaux, Remax Equity Group

Bronze: Shannon Rose Group, Park Place Real Estate

Best Senior Living

Gold: The Springs at Tanasbourne

Silver: Cornell Estates

Bronze: Rosewood Park

Best Annual Event

Gold: Summer Festival at Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum

Silver: Hillsboro Downtown Farm to Table Dinner

Bronze: Celebrate Hillsboro

Best Art Gallery

Gold: Perks of Art

Silver: Sequoia Gallery & Studios

Bronze: Catherine Bede Gallery

Best Bar

Gold: ABV Public House

Silver: Clark's Bistro and Pub

Bronze: Coyote's Bar & Grill

Best Bowling Alley

Gold: Four Seasons Bowling Center

Silver: Park Lanes Family Entertainment Center

Best Brew Pub

Gold: McNally's Taproom

Silver: Vertigo Brewing

Bronze: ABV Public House

Best Family Attraction

Gold: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Silver: Orenco Woods Nature Park

Bronze: Hillsboro Hops baseball team

Best Fitness Center

Gold: CrossFit 45 North

Silver: Hawthorne Farm Athletic Club

Bronze: Planet Fitness

Best Holiday Event

Gold: Thunder Egg-Stravaganza at Rice Northwest Rock and Mineral Museum

Silver: Hillsboro Rotary Club Fourth of July Parade

Bronze: Hillsboro Holly Days

Best Live Music

Gold: Pizzario

Silver: Hillsboro Tuesday Marketplace

Bronze: Primrose & Tumbleweeds

Best Live Theater

Gold: Bag & Baggage Productions

Silver: Hillsboro Artists Regional Theatre

Bronze: Broadway Rose Theatre

Best Movie Theater

Gold: Regal Evergreen Parkway Stadium 13

Silver: Cornelius Stadium Cinemas

Best Place to Take the Kids

Gold: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals

Silver: Hillsboro Hops baseball game

Bronze: Out of this World Pizza and Play

Best Place to Taste Beer

Gold: McNally's Taproom

Silver: ABV Public House

Bronze: Vertigo Brewing

Best Place to Taste Wine

Gold: Helvetia Vineyards & Winery

Silver: Primrose & Tumbleweeds

Bronze: Abbey Creek Winery

Best Place to Volunteer

Gold: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Silver: Hillsboro Schools Foundation

Bronze: Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center

Best Public Golf Course

Gold: McKay Creek Golf Course & Driving Range

Silver: Forest Hills Golf Course

Bronze: Meriwether National Golf Club

Best Sports Bar

Gold: Coyote's Bar & Grill

Silver: Sports Look

Bronze: Clark's Bistro and Pub

Best Wedding Venue

Gold: Unger Farms

Silver: McMenamin's Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Bronze: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Best Winery

Gold: Helvetia Vineyards & Winery

Silver: Oak Knoll Winery

Bronze: Blizzard Wines

Best Animal Non-Profit

Gold: Bonnie L. Hayes Animal Shelter

Best Antique Shopping

Gold: Le'Stuff Antique

Silver: Snider's Hill Theater Antique Mall

Best Auto Repair Service

Gold: Heaton Automotive

Silver: Scottie's Auto Body Repair

Bronze: Royal Moore

Best Bank or Credit Union

Gold: First Tech Credit Union

Silver: OnPoint Community Credit Union

Bronze: Premier Community Bank

Best Barber Shop

Gold: Chop Shop Hair Studio

Silver: Iron 45 for Hair

Bronze: Bishops Barbershop

Best Car Dealership

Gold: Royal Moore Subaru

Silver: Bruce Chevrolet

Bronze: Dick's Auto Group

Best Car Wash

Gold: Kaady Car Wash

Best Chiropractor

Gold: Back to Basics Chiropractic

Silver: Active Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Bronze: Allied Chiropractic

Best Dentist

Gold: James A. Miller, DMD

Silver: Kenneth E. Logue, DMD

Bronze: Anthony J. Hoffman, DMD

Best Financial Advisor

Gold: Joe Klink, Edward Jones

Silver: Bob Morrison, Pacific Capital Resource Group

Bronze: Damon Mapes, Cetera Investment

Best Florist

Gold: Hill Florist and Gifts

Silver: Flowers by Burkhardt's

Best Hair Salon

Gold: Iron 45 for Hair

Silver: Sheene & Company Salon and Spa

Bronze: Chop Shop XOXO

Best Hospital

Gold: Tuality Healthcare

Silver: OHSU Hospital

Bronze: Kaiser Westside Medical Center

Best Insurance Agent

Gold: Donald B. Denning, American Family Insurance

Silver: Adam Saffel, State Farm

Bronze: Joseph Gilles, Farmers Insurance

Best Medical Practice

Gold: Providence Medical Clinic

Silver: Grapevine Women's Health & Gynecology

Bronze: Hillsboro Pediatric Clinic

Best Pet Store or Groomer

Gold: Cute Cuts Dog Grooming

Silver: Mud Bay

Bronze: Dog's Day Out

Best Veterinarian

Gold: Companion Pet Clinic

Silver: Frontier Veterinary Hospital

Bronze: VCA Rock Creek Animal Hospital

Best Elementary School

Gold: Eastwood Elementary School

Silver: Jackson Elementary School

Bronze: Minter Bridge Elementary School

Best Middle School

Gold: South Meadows Middle School

Silver: J.W. Poynter Middle School

Bronze: Evergreen Middle School

Best High School

Gold: Glencoe High School

Silver: Hillsboro High School

Bronze: Century High School

Best Private School

Gold: Swallowtail Waldorf School

Silver: Forest Hills Lutheran Christian School

Bronze: St. Matthew Catholic School

Best Teacher

Gold: John Gibbs, Glencoe High School

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