Our city: Forest Grove, Oregon
Our country: United States of America
Our timezone: Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)
We wear these clothes: Typically people in our community dress for rain. Although every person is unique, it would be normal to see many people wearing jeans and a t-shirt with a jacket for rain protection.
We eat these foods: Although there are many different types of food eaten in our community, many people choose typical American food (burgers, pizza, pasta, fruits, vegetables, and sandwiches) to enjoy. Our community prides itself on growing and eating local fruits and vegetables from our garden. With the help of Adelante Mujeres, we have seen an increase in organic, local foods. In addition, this brings new cuisine that is culturally Latino to Forest Grove.
We grow these foods: As we live in a marine west coast climate, we are able to grow most foods not requiring a tropical climate. Some of the most popular crops grown in our are are; strawberries, corn, wheat, berries (especially blackberries), and green vegetables.
We practice these religions: Our community has great deal of religious diversity. We have churches for Christians (of many faiths), Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah's Witness, 7th Day Adventist, Atheist, and other smaller, unaffiliated religions.
We speak these languages: The majority of people speak either English or Spanish in our area. There are many other languages as well, just not a preponderance of people that speak them here.
These animals live in our area: Squirrels, birds (of many species), raccoons, deer, opossums, skunks, bears (in the nearby Tillamook Forest), salmon (and other fish), rabbits, ducks, beavers, and rodents live in our region. In addition we have many domesticated animals that live on farms, cows, llamas, alpaca, rabbits, hens, horses, goats, roosters, and pigs.
These industries support our local economy: The largest employer in our area is Pacific University. Farther out, people tend to work for Nike or Intel.
We use these types of transportation: Bikes are very important to our local culture. In addition, people walk, drive cars, or take the bus or MAX train.