Introduction to Molalla, Oregon
Molalla was named after the Molalla River, which derived its name from an Indian tribe. This area was originally inhabited by Native Americans. In 1850, the Molalla post office was established. In 1851, the post office was discontinued, but was re-established in 1868. After closing down for the second time, the post office was re-established in 1875. The city was incorporated in 1913.
Molalla and nearby Attractions
- Champoeg State Park
- Silver Falls State Park
- Milo McIver State Park
- McLoughlin House National Historic Site
- Gresham History Museum
- Portland Children's Museum
Things To Do In Molalla
Molalla city offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Molalla River State Park, the Tryon Creek State Natural Area, the Milo McIver State Park and the Silver Falls State Park all offer various facilities for recreation. The American Advertising Museum, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Mission Mill Museum and the Gresham History Museum are all nearby as well. The McLoughlin House National Historic Site can is also worth visiting.
Air transportation facilities are available from Portland International Airport.
Molalla Higher Education
Lewis and Clark College, Clackamas Community College and Portland State University provide facilities for higher education.