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West Linn, Oregon, known as "the city of
hills, trees and rivers", is a fast-growing residential city
located 12 miles south of Portland.
It has all of the advantages of being close to the urban amenities
of the metropolitan area, while still retaining small town charm.
Flanked by the Willamette and Tualatin Rivers, West
Linn is home to fishing enthusiasts of all types. Kayak, canoe
and boating enjoyment is available as well. The Cedaroak Boat
Ramp Park offers access to the river, wildlife viewing, fishing
and hiking trails.
Mary S. Young State Park is a favorite of birders, with numerous
walking trails and river views. There are also sports fields,
a shelter, and an unleashed dog area, as well as a walking bridge
to Cedar Island. The Camassia Natural Area, owned by the Nature
Conservancy, has more than 300 plant species in the preserve,
including the common camas. Camas, formerly used as a food source
by Pacific Northwest Native Americans, has beautiful blue blooms
in April and early May. Birders can find the wood duck, western
bluebird, and California quail, as well as other well-known bird
species in the natural area.
West Linn's historic Willamette neighborhood is the host of the
city's annual West Linn Old Time Fair. Held in July, the three
day event includes musical entertainment, good eating, family
fun, games, carnival rides, and a custom car show.