West Linn – Living here

Welcome to West Linn

Located just 8 miles south of Portland and nestled  between the Willamette and Tualatin rivers in Clackamas county is West Linn, where the proximity to Portland provides an easy commute for its nearly 25,000 residents living in this wonderful bedroom community.

West Linn city managers have taken care to maintain wide open spaces, its natural surroundings, and numerous of dedicated parks where residents can picnic among majestic Douglas Fir trees, enjoy summer concerts, or simply enjoy the view.  The Tualatin and Willamette rivers boarder West Linn and are playgrounds for both water sport and fishing.  The distant mountains of the Cascades and Mount Hood, offer a variety of winter and summer activity.

West Linn is a mix of old and new

At the southwestern end of town is the historic area of Willamette, with Victorian-style homes, old farmhouses, and a number of small shops where some unique treasures can be found. Little Cooperstown sports themed restaurant offers a family friendly menu, that is a hit with many locals or BJ’s where you will find great food and a lively bar scene.  Allium offers a date night out option or check out their happy hour menu.  Looking for morning coffee?  Visit Bull’s Eye or Willamette Coffee House for a relaxing cup of Joe.  Commercial expansion continues in this quaint Willamette community, keeping in the historic feel and offering a mix of retail and office business space.

West Linn offers many close knit neighborhoods.  Perched above the community of Willamette in the southernmost part of town is the Barrington Heights area where lovely homes and expansive mansions overlook the Willamette River and the Cascade Summit area offers a family friendly neighborhood complete with pool and community clubhouse.  Plus it is walking distance to Starbucks!

West Linn is truly a social community and home to a number of festivals, parades, and other annual events.  Some of these include a Holiday Parade and Holiday Tree Lighting celebration in December and the Old Time Fair held in the month of July, which is a three-day celebration featuring skydivers, a parade, and an open-air market, and our own Princesses & Queen.  Our farmer’s market in Old Willamette’s Historical area continues now on Sunday’s May through September, featuring fresh produce, local artists, and music.