Murphy's Furniture, Solid Wood Furniture in Cornelius Since 1973
 Phone: 503-640-1124 Community Partners
Murphy's Furniture
2962 Baseline Cornelius, OR  97113 

Saint Patricks Parade
Murphy's produces the parade every year as a thank you to the Washington County Community.


This Year’s Murphy's St. Patrick’s Parade is full of Fun New Endeavors. Not only will this year’s Parade actually be on St Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17th, it will be preceded by TVW’s First Annual Charity Fun Run/Walk for people of All Abilities. Assisted in its execution by The Hillsboro Optimists & Scout Troop 213, this first ever St Patrick’s Fun Run benefits TVW’s Community Inclusion Programs for local area adults with disabilities. This 4 K Run will begin at 10:30 (30 minutes before Murphy’s Parade begins).  The Race route is exactly the same as the Parade’s, beginning at Hare Field (1151 NE Grant in Hillsboro), east to Cornell Road, south on Cornell to Main Street, west on Main to 2nd Ave, north on 2nd to Grant Street, and east back to Hare Field. There will be prizes for individual & Team Costumes, as well as every paid entry receives a cool Event T-Shirt. Any questions regarding the Fun Run can be answered by calling Christie Theeler, Development Director at TVW Inc, 503-848-4319 or email ctheeler@tvwinc.org You can also register for the Fun Run online at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/

The St Patrick’s Parade originated in 1979 as a Hillsboro Chamber project to promote retail trade, with Ruth Murphy as project chair and the Portland Timbers Soccer Club as Grand Marshall. Mary and Kathy, daughters of Murphy’s Furniture founder, Ruth Murphy, believe it’s important to provide the parade as a symbol of the hope brought with Spring and consider this community event a privilege to present. This year's parade promises to be just as loaded with royalty. Past participants include: St. Paul, Columbia County and Tillamook County Fair Rodeo Courts as well as The Budweiser Clydesdales and Ronald McDonald himself! Royalty comes in many forms, demonstrated with one entry already set to appear; the highly acclaimed Scott Pipe Band. Robin Scott, formerly a piper to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and his fully outfitted Pipe Band, in full uniform and colorful Scot clan tartan and chanter. The 17 member Scottish Pipe Band can often be enjoyed at the King's Head Pub in Forest Grove on Sunday afternoons.

           Murphy’s encourages local businesses and organizations to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to “celebrate your businesses survival” and promote yourself in a fun way. This was the purpose of the original celebration, and it’s a good time to revisit past successes. Your entry could be extravagant, like the fully outfitted Equestrian Entries from area Rodeo Royalty. These fully tricked out beauties (human and animal) spare no expense in their fabulous regalia and floral arrangements. The entry could be simple, like past year's entry from Hillsboro Parent Preschool, consisting of Bedazzled Tot's being towed in wagons by their parents. You may be as professional as the light-footed leprechauns of Forest Grove Dance Arts or as Chaotic as the Notorious Tom & Eric's Tournament of Thrills Motorcycle Drill Team. Families have been known to form their own entry and get 60 minutes of fame while building fond memories that are treasured for decades.

The March 17th Parade preparations will kick off with staging beginning at 9A.M. in the parking lot across from Hare Field, at 1151 NE Grant Street in Hillsboro. The parade will then start at 11 A.M. The parade procession will proceed from Hare Field, directly following the TVW Charity Fun Run. All of the $20 parade entry fee will go to the Hillsboro Boys and Girls Club.

             Keep your eyes open for the Lucky Leprechauns who will be handing out lucky numbers along the parade route. The Lucky Number will be changed weekly and posted at Murphy’s Furniture. If the number posted matches the number on the parade flyer the winner will receive a special prize of Murphy Money.

            Also, a new twist in the St Patrick’s Day Festivities is the relocation of the Corned Beef and Cabbage Lunch to the inside of Sports Look’s Restaurant. This is a positive expansion of Sports Look’s previous off site catering of the annual feast. Sports Look Management hopes by hosting the event inside, guests will be able to relax without worry of possible inclement weather as they savor the flavor of this authentic (and tasty) traditional Irish meal.  More information can be attained about. Find out more about the Corned Beef and Cabbage Lunch by calling Sports Look @ 503-693-9378 or go to Sports Look’s web site, www.sportslook.com.

             There is still time to get in the parade. Gather your family and friends and put together your own spectacle. Entry forms are available at Hillsboro and Forest Grove Chamber offices or at Murphy’s Furniture in Cornelius. For more information call Murphy’s Furniture at 503-640-1124, or print an entry form at www.murphysfurniture.net/Events/.

For more information call Murphy's Furniture at 503-640-1124.

Use the links below to join us for our upcoming parade.

Make sure to include a signed copy of the entry as well as a signed copy of the county waiver with your entry fee.

Past Saint Patricks Day Pics     Enter for March 17th 2018     Washington County Waiver

Free Finishing Clinic - May 2018 - 10AM to 12PM

Murphy’s holds a Free Saturday Morning Interactive Finishing Clinic at the beginning (tentatively in May), middle (tentatively in July) and end of every summer (tentatively in September. Mary Murphy (affectionately dubbed "General Finishes) demonstrates the fine art of "Furniture Rescue". She specializes in breathing new life into "Found" Furniture with lots of "character". She brings examples of her rejuvenated pieces, many pulled from certain demise. These furniture refugees epitomize the Irish tradition of incorporating the bones of the past into present day function with the flourish of folk art fun and color. The beginning of the summer clinic helps customers begin projects with confidence shelved until better weather. The end of summer clinic is perfect timing for customers looking to get children's rooms organized for another positive academic school year full of inspired learning. To enhance these endeavors Murphy's has plenty of Back to School Savings throughout the store. Also demonstrated are restoring techniques that will breathe new life into worn pieces customers already own. Expert advice on common stripping and staining questions also will be covered. Recent clinics been held outdoors-allowing customers to bring projects with them and work together during the 2 hour session. If you have a project you want advice on, feel free to bring a piece of it with you. The clinic starts at 10:00 am on posted Saturdays in the Spring Summer and Fall. Call Murphy's Furniture at 503-640-1124 or E-mail: info@murphysfurniture.net to reserve your spot, or stop by at 2962 Baseline (T.V Highway) in Cornelius.


Past Free Finishing Clinic Pics

Weekly Lucky Numbers

There is no purchase necessary to win a Murphy’s gift certificate with a Murphy's Lucky Number. This game is strictly for fun. The Numbers are currently distributed at all events that Murphy's participates in. Watch for the leprechauns joyfully distributing lucky numbers throughout the streets of Hillsboro during Murphy's St Patrick's Parade, the Saturday before St Patrick's Day, every year. Murphy's Lucky Numbers can also be collected at Murphy's Booth at the Washington County Fair in August, the or their booth at Kid's Fair at Washington County Fair Complex in February. You can find them being distributed at Murphy's Booths in events like Hillsboro Chamber's Shop Local Event in June, or Pacific University's Open House the end of August, or at Murphy's Dunk Tank at National Night out in Cornelius in August. Murphy's also supplies them to local senior centers and retirement centers for distribution during Bingo, Bunco or lunch. The Lucky Number must match the weekly Lucky Number posted at Murphy’s Furniture. Numbers are changed weekly and can’t be divulged over the phone. Participants must visit Murphy’s to check their number. Lucky Numbers don’t can be collected and held onto. If any other organizations have Senior oriented events and would like to be included in the Lucky Number Distribution, feel free to contact Murphy’s Furniture. Come get Lucky at Murphy's Furniture!!



Washington County Fair

Come by and visit Murphy Furniture's Booth at the Washington County Fair inside the Cloverleaf Building the end of July, beginning of August. Murphy's always has awesome Fair Specials and incredible Back To School Deals on Everything necessary to get the kids organized for another successful School Year.  Have your little ones come spin the magic leprechaun wheel to Win a cool prize, NO PURCHASE NECESSARY!!


National Night Out

 What happens every year on the 1st Tuesday in August, has a line that wraps around Harleman Park in Cornelius, provides Shrieks and Moans among young and old alike and is considered "a right of passage" to newbie's in the Cornelius Fire Department, Library and City Council. Murphy Furniture's Dunk Tank at Cornelius' National Night Out - Of Course ;o)

Hosted by Mary Murphy Herself and her Team from Murphy's Furniture, their Dunk Tank has become a "Much Looked Forward To" fixture at the event (or is that more angst filled ;o).


Hillsboro Chamber Shop Local

 Since Supporting Local Manufacturers is a passion of Murphy's Furniture, Being the Corporate Sponsor of Hillsboro Chamber's Shop Local event seemed the natural choice. Every year in June, Hillsboro Chamber produces this event as a way for other Chamber Members to see the plethora of providers we have locally. In that same spirit, at Murphy' Furniture you can find on display, Sofas Made in Tualatin by Stanton, Mattresses Made in Newburg by Restonic, Bedroom Furniture by Rocky Butte of Portland, Waiting Room Furniture by Commercial Seating from Yamhill,  Oak office Furniture by Oakcrest of Albany, Futons by Natural felt of Portland, as well as dozens of others. Help Murphy's Support these awesome Local Craftsmen (and Craftswomen ;-)

Donation Bark Chips and Wood

*FREE with donation* In an effort to raise money for our local Boys and Girls Club - we are offering a load of non processed bark chips or fire wood with donation to the Boys and Girls Club - "you decide $how much$" - the chips make wonderful landscape and some people have even used it for pet bedding - bring your pickup and shovels (self serve - you load) to Murphy's Furniture. Call if you have questions at (503)640-1124 or Email us at info@murphysfurniture.net

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