Introduction to Wilsonville, Oregon
Wilsonville was settled in 1846 by Alphonso Boone. He established the Boones Ferry across the Willamette River in 1847. At that time, the area was known as Boones Landing. On June 3, 1880, the city was renamed Wilsonville after Charles Wilson, the first postmaster of the area. The city was incorporated in 1969. The Living Enrichment Center was established in Wilsonville in 1992 and was headquartered in the city until 2004.
Wilsonville and nearby Attractions
- Molalla River State Park
- Charbonneau Golf Course
- Portland Art Museum
- Willamette Stone State Heritage Site
- Evergreen Aviation Museum
- Champoeg State Park
Things To Do In Wilsonville
Wilsonville is home to many parks and playgrounds, including the Boones Ferry City Park, the Town Center City Park, Montebello City Park and River Fox City Park. The Charbonneau Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers. One can also plan a day trip to the Champoeg State Park or the Molalla River State Park while in Wilsonville. The Portland Children's Museum, the American Advertising Museum, the Gresham History Museum and the Rail Depot Museum are all nearby as well. The city celebrates the Fall Food Fest every September.
Portland International is the nearest major airport.
Wilsonville Higher Education
Pioneer Pacific College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Lewis and Clark College, George Fox University and Portland State University.