An idyllic blend of historic charm and vibrant community life in the heart of West Linn.

Welcome to Willamette

An idyllic blend of historic charm and vibrant community life in the heart of West Linn.

Located in the heart of West Linn, the neighborhood of Willamette is a picturesque and lively community that captures the essence of small-town charm while boasting an array of activities and amenities that cater to a wide range of interests. Known for its scenic beauty, Willamette is a place where history and modernity meet, offering residents and visitors alike a unique experience. From its walkable streets lined with a mix of historic and new homes to the easy water access that invites outdoor enthusiasts, Willamette stands as a testament to the vibrant and community-focused lifestyle that defines West Linn.

The neighborhood is not only celebrated for its aesthetic appeal but also for its commitment to fostering a sense of community through various city and neighborhood events. These gatherings, alongside the area's historic homes and past, play a crucial role in knitting the community together, making Willamette a truly special place to call home.

What to Love

  • Historic homes and charming streetscapes
  • Vibrant community events throughout the year
  • Easy access to water for outdoor activities

Local Lifestyle

Living in Willamette means embracing a lifestyle that balances the tranquility of a close-knit community with the dynamism of a vibrant neighborhood. Residents enjoy a variety of activities, from leisurely strolls through historic districts to engaging in water sports along the river. The area's walkability encourages locals to explore the neighborhood, fostering interactions that strengthen community bonds. Willamette's focus on community events further enhances this sense of belonging, making it a place where neighbors quickly become friends and every season brings new opportunities for engagement and enjoyment.

Dining and Shopping

Willamette boasts an eclectic mix of dining and shopping options that cater to every palate and preference. The Willamette Ale and Cider House is a favorite among locals, offering a wide selection of craft beers and ciders in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. For a unique dining experience, the Willamette Garage hosts an array of food carts and a bar, providing a diverse culinary adventure in one convenient location. Avanti Restaurant is another gem, serving exquisite dishes that highlight the flavors of the region.
Shopping in Willamette is equally delightful, with establishments like Morrow's Flowers providing beautiful floral arrangements and gifts. Seasonal kayak, SUP, and paddleboard rentals offer residents and visitors the chance to explore the waterways, adding an adventurous element to the shopping and recreational offerings in the area.

Things to Do

Willamette is a hub of activity, with events and venues that ensure there's always something happening. The neighborhood is renowned for its seasonal events, such as Winters in Willamette and the Old Time Fair, which bring the community together in celebration. The Halloween in Willamette event and the Weekdays in Willamette farmers market are highlights, offering fun and fresh produce respectively.

Additionally, the Under the Willow Tree Concert Series provides an enchanting musical experience amidst the neighborhood's natural beauty, while the Youth Music Project adds a cultural flair to the neighborhood, offering music education and performances.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, Willamette's water access is a gateway to endless activities, from kayaking to paddleboarding, ensuring that adventure is never far from home. The walkable streets and historic charm also make simply exploring the neighborhood an enjoyable pastime.


Willamette is home to excellent educational institutions, making it an ideal place for families:
  • Willamette Primary School
  • Athey Creek Middle School

Overview for Willamette, OR

5,332 people live in Willamette, where the median age is 33.7 and the average individual income is $24,453.91. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33.7 years

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Around Willamette, OR

There's plenty to do around Willamette, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bentley’s Coffee, Vivacity Fine Spirits, and Pono Bowl.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.42 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.54 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.15 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.37 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.91 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.44 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Willamette, OR

Willamette has 2,341 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Willamette do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,332 people call Willamette home. The population density is 3,446.79 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

48.31 / 51.69%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
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Schools in Willamette, OR

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The following schools are within or nearby Willamette. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
Standard Christian School
K - 11th
No rating available
Waverly Elementary School
K - 5th
Montessori Sundborn Childrens House
PreK - 1st
No rating available
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