BoringBoring, an unincorporated community of 8,000 people in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, is twinned with Dull, Scotland and Bland, Australia. The Boring official slogan is "The most exciting place to live."
Since 2012, Boring's sister city is tiny Dull, Perthshire, Scotland (pop. 85), a former seventh-century monastery site on the north shore of the Tay River. This partnership has brought many Boring visitors to the one tiny Dull corner of old Scotland and generated publicity for both communities. Along with former gold mining and farming area Bland Shire, West Wyalong, Australia (pop 6,000), these villages form the "League of Extraordinary Communities", a grouping to promote Dull, Bland and Boring by capitalizing on their unique names.
By carTake US26 to Oregon Highway 212, the Clackamas Boring highway. US26, the Mount Hood Highway, is the main road from Portland to Mount Hood through Gresham, Boring and Sandy.
There is no public transport in this Boring town.
phone: +1 503 668-1700address: 16400 Champion Way, Sandy OR 97055 (headquarters)At its closest point, the forest is 25 miles (40km) southeast of Boring on US26. Camping is permitted.
phone: +1 503 663-4869address: 27195 SE Kelso Road18-hole course with view of Mt. Hood, pro shop, café downstairs with sandwiches, snacks and beverages, upstairs restaurant and lounge.
Springwater Corridor TrailThe right-of-way of the former rail line from Boring through Gresham to Portland (1903-1989), the Springwater Corridor Trail follows Johnson Creek into the city.
Boring & Dull DayAnnual celebration of sibling village relationship with Dull, Scotland includes a barbershop quartet performance, an ice cream social, an Oregon National Guard flag salute, Scottish bagpiper and drummer. “Welcome to Dull, Paired with Boring, Oregon, USA: Drive Safely.”
There is also a raffle for a trip to Dull, Scotland.
Nuts On Sports Pizzaphone: +1 503 663-0622address: 31265 SE Compton Rd
Red Apple Restaurantphone: +1 503 512-7819address: 28300 SE 282nd AveGreasy spoon, good breakfast, American and Chinese cuisine.
Backroads Pub & Grubphone: +1 503 663-5777address: 13230 SE Orient Dr
phone: +1 503 328-8250address: 28014 SE Wally RdChicken, burgers, beer, various 'not so boring' events.
phone: +1 503 663-6092address: 28052 SE Highway 212Craft beers, t-shirts with slogan "We love Boring people"