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ALL ABOUT

One of the oldest areas in the Willamette Valley, West Linn has become one of the most successful suburbs of Portland. Known for it's lush greenery, luxury lifestyle, excellent schools, clear views of Mt. Hood and the Portland skyline, and the eastern border of the picturesque Willamette River, West Linn is truly a home owner's dream.

West Linn is a town rich in nature and community. Its residents are among the best educated in Oregon, and the West Linn Real Estate market is booming. Providing some of the best quality of life rankings in Oregon, this city is known for its comfortable mix of luxury and casual country living. The city itself is comprised of several neighborhoods, from the historic downtown Willamette district, with Victorian and pioneer era homes built in the 19th century, to the modern masterpieces of handcrafted homes nestled under tall trees with sprawling lawns that reach all the way to the river rapids. The citizens of West Linn have income levels well above the state average, and they are known for their civic mindedness and volunteer ethic, hosting fundraisers for, local schools, charities, and community organizations.

Opportunities of community celebration are seemingly endless. The West Linn Old Time Fair has been a summer tradition for over half a century, and The West Linn Arts Festival brings creative types and art connoisseurs from all around the Portland Metro area to appreciate the art, music, and craft of some of the area's best. West Linn's Music in the Park offers a variety of entertainment throughout the late spring and summer seasons.

West Linn is known as "City of Hills, Trees and Rivers," and it's easy to find serenity within a few minutes of the city.  Nearby sights include the Tualatin and Willamette rivers, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, and the Cascades. For more information about this lovely city, check out the West Linn offical website.

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The area offers many unique attractions, including Marylhurst University and Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals.  Popular activities include fishing, boating, bird watching and hiking.  West Linn harbors many historic places, including the nation's first multilift navigation locks, which allow boats to move between the upper and lower river.  Built in the 1870's the Willamette Falls Locks are now maintained by the Army Corp of Engineers.

LOCATION

West Linn is located 12 miles south of Portland, near Oregon City.  This makes West Linn comfortably close to the amenities offered by the big city while maintaining a quiet, small town speed of life. 

WEST LINN REAL ESTATE & HOME STYLES

West Linn offers luxurious hilltop abodes overlooking the area as well as a wide assortment of beautiful historical homes.  The West Linn Chamber of Commerce describes the southwestern end of town, the historic Willamette area, as full of Victorian-style homes and vintage storefronts flanking Willamette Falls Drive. Cascade Summit, West Linn's newest development, is a mix of homes, offices and shopping.  The mixed-use residential area includes apartments, town houses, condominiums and larger estates. 

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FAVORITE SHOPPING

West Linn Farmers' Market: Come experience West Linn's 'Taste of Tuesday' market, every Tuesday from 4:30pm-8:00pm (June 1st- September 14th) at the corner of 13th. Ave. & Willamette Falls Drive. This is THE place to find the best local Fresh Produce, Great Art & Live Music, Flowers, Plants, Crafts and More. More like a block party than your typical farmers' market, you'll meet lots of locals hanging out and kicking back, enjoying the sun. The market is located in the historic Willamette neighborhood, a cute part of town with lots of restaurants.  You can enjoy a good meal then stroll along the sidewalk and pick up some tasty treats to take home.

Happenstance: (21900 Willamette Dr West Linn, OR 97068) This adorable boutique will definitely make an impression on you. The owner Cecilia and her assistant Christina do a fantastic job of guiding you in finding outfits that flatter your figure and make you feel great. They specialize in denim but have tons of other unique pieces you'll fall in love with. They even have a fantastic selection of cute crystal chandeliers at amazing prices.

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

Allium: www.alliumoregon.com This is the new restaurant of Chef Pascal Chureau (former owner/exec chef of Fenouil) and Ian Ragsdale (former chef de cuisine at Fenouil).  The food is phenomenal and the restaurant is elegant, warm, and comfortable, serving simple bistro cooking with excellent ingredients. Be sure to try the amazing mushroom soup, lamb Shank, roasted chicken, halibut, and the flatiron steak. Great food in a great atmosphere. Starting in June 2010, Allium is hosting a great deal every last Sunday of the month: a family style dinner, $35 per person, wine included. Yum!

Bugatti's Ristorante of West Linn: http://www.bugattisrestaurant.com/ This restaurant is 'the' place to go for a romantic meal or a cozy night out with the family. Amazing wine selection and an even more amazing, traditional menu. This friendly and fairly upscale place is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Serving up one of the best Caeser Salads around, as well as classic pasta, lamb, risotto, and Italian home cooked specialties, this is definitely one to check out. The cioppino and a great spicy scampi dish with pine nuts, spinach and linguine are high on our list of favorites. Bonus: they always feature a freshly-made gelato! Click here for a coupon for free dessert.

Linn City Pub: (19389 Willamette Dr. West Linn, OR 97068) If you're looking for a more casual dining option, be sure to check out the Linn City Pub, a great place to have some good food! They have a great menu with just about everything on it, and are really family friendly. The service is some of the best in town and anyone can go there, beer buddies, families, business lunches, you name in. They've got a full bar and lots of beer choices. This is bound to become your very friendly neighborhood restaurant.

 

 

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