Portland November 18, 2016
Most People Don’t Know These 8 Super Tiny Towns Near Portland Exist
If you travel out of Portland, you will not be surprised to learn that there are small towns around us, as the ample farmland and expansive green spaces quickly clue you in. But did you know that one of these small towns is hiding right in the city of Portland? Check out this list to see if you have been to any of these notable tiny towns around us.
1. Scotts Mills
This tiny town in Marion County is home to just 365 residents. Named after the town's original sawmill and flour mill owner, Thomas Scott, the town has been in place since 1866.
Founded as a religious commune in 1856, Aurora currently is home 918 residents. The city is also home to the Aurora State Airport.
3. Maywood Park
In east Multnomah county sits the city of Maywood Park, population 752, which is down a bit since the sign went up. Incorporated in 1967 to stop the I-205 from going in, the city's main goal for becoming a city was unsuccessful and the 205 runs along side it.
In the most recent census Gaston's population was 637. This small town, which got its first schoolhouse in the 1860s, was once home to the Atfalati tribe. The tribe, a division of the Kalapuya, lost over 90 percent of its members to disease brought by European settlers by the time of the town's inception.
5. Deer Island
Located in Columbia County, this unincorporated town is home to 294 residents. Home to a post office, this small town is located along U.S. Route 30.
Parkdale is home to 266 residents and is a fruit-growing oasis. Known for its apple and pear orchards, the small town was originally formed in 1910 as a terminus for the Mt. Hood Railroad.
Originally settled in 1854, this small town is home to 433 residents. Named the "Gem of the Gorge" this town is beauty along the Columbia River.
8. St Paul
With 421 residents, St. Paul was incorporated in 1902, but got its first post office in 1874. The city's St Paul Cemetery is home to the state's only authenticated Revolutionary War veteran, William Cannon.
Have you visited (or live in) any of these tiny towns near Portland?