Welcome to West Linn
West Linn, Oregon is a city rich with natural beauty, vibrant neighborhoods and the history of Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory. Located just south of Portland, West Linn is is known as the city of “hills, trees and rivers.”
We hope that you find these pages helpful as you explore our city and surrounding areas. Here you’ll find a
calendar of local events, recreational opportunities, information on our heritage and history and dining and entertainment ideas.
West Linn Neighborhoods
West Linn has four distinct neighborhoods…
In the north end of West Linn is Robinwood, bordered by the Willamette River, Mary S. Young Park, Marylhurst University, and the Hidden Springs neighborhood. The Robinwood shopping area, next to Highway 43 (Willamette Drive), offers a variety of retail services. Cedaroak Island and an adjacent boat launch ramp, operated by the West Linn Parks and Recreation Department, are popular recreation spots.
Up the hill from Willamette is West Linn’s newest residential area, Cascade Summit, featuring mixed-use residential styles from luxury estates to condominiums, town homes, apartments, and assisted living units. Serving this part of the city is the Cascade Summit Town Square, anchored by Safeway. West Linn City Hall occupies a two-story brick office buiding in the Cascade Summit shopping area.
Historic Bolton Neighborhood borders the Willamette River. It reaches from the access to West Linn’s second largest employer, West Linn Paper Company, to Mary S. Young Park and up the hill where it borders Camassia and Wilderness Parks. Burnside Park, Maddox Woods, McLean House Park, and West Bridge Park comprise more than 30 acres of woodlands along the river. Hammerle Park and a Tot Lot are developed play areas. A free brochure is available for a 3.3 mile Bolton Walk.
Within theBolton neighborhood is Central Village. Central Village offers a contemporary shopping experience with a “town square” feel. Uniquely designed to fit the needs of the locale, Central Village is anchored by Market of Choice and is steps away from the West Linn Post Office, Public Library, and Chamber of Commerce. Conveniently located on State Highway 43 by the Interstate 205 interchange, Central Village provides an eclectic mix of retailers, restaurants, and cafes.
Historic Willamette District
At the southwestern end of West Linn is the Historic Willamette District, with its Victorian-style homes and vintage storefronts flanking Willamette Falls Drive. Willamette Park, at the confluence of the Willamette and Tualatin Rivers, hosts the City’s Annual three-day Celebration and the West Linn Old Time Fair in July. Willamette is also home to two shopping centers and three business centers near the 10th Street interchange with Interstate 205.
We’re proud to be one of the most desirable places to live in the Portland metropolitan area. Browse through these pages to learn more about our community, its history, government, schools and recreation.
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