Introduction to West Linn, Oregon
West Linn, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 11 miles S of Portland, Oregon.
West Linn History
West Linn was first settled in 1839 by Major Robert Moore, who fought in the War of 1812. Prior to that, Native Americans inhabited the area. It was platted in early 1843 and was then known as Robin's Nest. On December 22, 1845, the city was renamed Linn City, after Senator Dr. Lewis Fields Linn. It was incorporated as West Linn in 1913. In 1916, the city merged with the town of Willamette.
West Linn and nearby Attractions
- Mary S. Young State Recreation Area
- Willamette Falls Viewpoint
- Portland Art Museum
- Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
- World Forestry Center
Things To Do In West Linn
West Linn has many parks, including the Sahallie-Illahee Park, the Mary S Young Park, Burns Island Park, Cedar Island Park, Hammerle Park and Maddax Woods. Visitors can also go to the Willamette Falls Viewpoint. The city offers easy access to the Molalla River State Park, the Tryon Creek State Natural Area and the Mary S. Young State Recreation Area as well. Visitors can also pay a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Portland Children's Museum, the Harlow House Museum, the Willamette Stone State Heritage Site or the McLoughlin House National Historic Site. In addition, West Linn hosts the Arts Festival every September.
West Linn Transportation
Portland International Airport is located close by.
West Linn Higher Education
Lewis and Clark College, Portland State University and Clackamas Community College are located nearby.