Forest Grove, Oregon: World's Tallest Barber Shop PoleA sign on Forest Grove's 70-ft. tall red-and-white striped pole notes that it is "Ballad Town USA."
- Sunset Dr., Forest Grove, OR
- In Lincoln Park. North of town via College Way to Sunset Drive, on left and before Hwy 102, in parking lot by running track/soccer field. Or go north on Main St. from OR Highway 8 (Pacific Highway) about 4 1/2 blocks and look for the small parking lot on the right.
Visitor Tips and News About World's Tallest Barber Shop Pole
A sign describes the World's Tallest Barber Shop Pole.[Todd V Call, 05/28/2010]
Billed as the "World's Tallest Barber Pole," it's actually 72 feet (29.95) meters tall.
The easiest way to find it is to go north on Main St. from OR Highway 8 (Pacific Highway) about 4 1/2 blocks and look for the small parking lot on the right-hand side, next to the running track / soccer field - the pole is on the edge of the parking lot.[Daniel L. Jones, 05/09/2010]
There is the World's Tallest Barber Shop Pole. Painted red white and blue just like the smaller ones. It is located off of Main St. near Pacific University.[John & Sylvia Sheelar, 09/25/1999]
The 70-ft. tall striped pole was created in 1973 to honor Forest Grove as "Ballad Town USA" -- barber shop quartets singing ballads is the connection...