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Canby Real Estate Neighborhood Guide


Located in the Willamette Valley southeast of Portland, Canby offers the three best features of Suburban Portland living - a charming neighborhood feel with a thriving community, easy commuting access to the best Portland's downtown has to offer, and new and exciting business and industry opportunities. Canby lies near Interstate 5 and Interstate 205, two of the major thoroughfares along the West Coast, connecting this cozy community to Portland and beyond. The Canby Real Estate market is filled with exciting opportunities for new construction homes and classic Oregon homes in a historical area, perfect for first-time home buyers, home size changes, and growing families. Canby is one of the premier Portland suburban locations for shovel-ready ground, perfect for new construction of homes and businesses. Canby is located in Clackamas County, which has been strongly supporting local business and investment with its tax incentives for new projects in this cozy hometown. The City of Canby's Urban Renewal District project distributes grants for developments and renovations, including the new 300-acre Pioneer Industrial Park. With these new construction projects, Canby is establishing itself as a leader in new development and job creation in Oregon and the Northwest. It's also the perfect place to raise a family, thanks to the great schools, community support, and neighborhood resources, including the Canby Growers Farmers' Market and  the Clackamas County Fair. Canby is home to some outstanding restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops, and has an all-around classic small town feel. For more information about making Canby your next home, contact Portland Real Estate experts the McDonald Group Realtors today - we'll set you on your road map to home!


Much of Canby's development centered around the rich agricultural land and prime location in the Willamette Valley. On the high plateau, bordered by the Willamette and Molalla Rivers, Canby was once the seasonal meeting place for tribes of local Indians and was well known for its annual crop of wild strawberries. The city of Canby was known as Baker's Prairie when it was first founded in 1857. William Knight and four sons moved to Baker Prairie in 1868. They were instrumental in Canby's early development as they opened one of the first general stores, built many local buildings, served as postmaster, school clerk, sheriff, druggist, blacksmith, carpenter and more. William Knight's 1874 home still stands at 525 SW Fourth Avenue as does the 1890 Knight Building on NW First Avenue, the original meeting place of City Council and first home of Carlton & Rosenkrans, "Clackamas County's largest department store." Canby is named for Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, hero of the Civil and Indian Wars, who had arrived in Oregon only one week earlier to assume command of the U.S. Army's Department of the Columbia and the new town was given this hero's name. The towns of Canby in Modoc County, California and Canby in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota are also named after him. The city was platted in 1870 and incorporated by the Oregon Legislative Assembly on February 15, 1893.


Canby is located on the Willamette River and Highway 99E. just southeast of Portland in Clackamas County and minutes from I-5, and I-205. Thanks to this easy highway access, the city of Canby provides easier access to PDX - Portland International Airport - than Hillsboro, as well as a short commute to the state capital of Salem, only 30 miles away. Employers in the community include Johnson Controls-Battery, Willamette Egg Farms, Cutsforth Thriftway, Package Containers Inc., McGill & Son Nursery and J V Northwest.


The Canby Real Estate market is rich with investment opportunities, new home construction, and classic Portland-area neighborhood homes. Canby homes for sale include home styles like early 20th Century ranches, Victorians, craftsman bungalows, and post-war homes. New construction includes many luxury homes with upgrades, large lawns and yards, and gated communities.

Canby Real Estate includes classic single-family homes, new construction and developments, Luxury Estates, Rural Lots & Land, Wine & Ranch Properties and New Construction Real Estate. The area surrounding Canby features both rural countryside and suburban communities, offering something for everyone and every budget.

If you're interested in Canby Real Estate and Homes for sale in Canby, contact the McDonald Group Realtors today to schedule a tour or check out the latest homes for sale in Canby via the McDonald Group Property Search.


A Fair Town: Canby is the home of the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, where in the month of August, the annual Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo has been held since 1907. Activities include rides, livestock exhibits and competitions, entertainment, local handcraft work and produce, and a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sponsored rodeo.

Canby Growers Market: Through the growing season, Canby's own farmers' market takes over First Avenue and Holly Street each Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. The Canby Growers Market is a resource for local farmers to sell their goods without having to drive farm from their farms, saving valuable time and money, while providing Canby residents with truly local food. Each week you'll see farmers bringing the best tomatoes, greens, potatoes, squash, apples, artisan bread, prepared foods, and more. It's a perfect way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning!

General Canby Day is a family oriented community celebration that takes place in Downtown Canby on the Fourth of July. There are 70 plus food and craft booths that surround Wait Park. The day begins with a traditional pancake breakfast., continues with the announcement of the King and Queen to officially start the festivities. There is a car show, art show, demonstrations, parade, Teen Street, Pioneer Village, free live music entertainment, book sale and the spectacular fireworks display at Trost School. Celebrate America's birthday with true hometown charm!


The Wild Hare Saloon Cafe: 1190 SW 1st Ave Canby, OR 97013 - This country classic is a saloon and restaurant, family-friendly 'til 10, and a true adventure in dining. Known for their outstanding Fish Tacos and killer Happy Hour (the Creative 5 @ 5), the Wild Hare is perfect for a casual dinner, a weekend night out with friends, or a large event like a party or corporate function.

Biscuits Cafe: 102 N Ivy Street Canby, OR 97013 - The Biscuits Cafe serves up quality American diner food in great portions for great prices. If you're looking for the best breakfast or lunch in Canby, this is a solid bet. They specialize in in tasty omelets, homemade biscuits and gravy, soups, salads and gourmet hamburgers. Their Strawberry Shortcake is fresh and delicious, and the service is amazing. You'll make this your go-to place for weekend brunch!

Fultanos Pizza: 715 SE 1st Ave Canby, OR 97013 - Fultanos is serving up the best thin-crust pizza in the area. Specializing in amazing pizza and their stellar lunch buffet, this is the perfect choice for take-out or delivery. Their sauce is awesome, and the shop is always welcoming.

Fisher's Meats: 272 N Grant St Canby, OR 97013 - Fisher's Meats is not your average deli. The sandwiches are legends.  Literally, people drive from all over for their generous and tasty sandwiches. You can build a sandwich for their amazing selection of meats and cheeses, and you may even find that you have to take OUT some of the incredible ingredients just to be able to bite into the sandwich! Try Fisher's the next time you need some specialty meets or a great meal on your lunch break. They also do custom game processing.