Woodburn, Oregon

 

Founded in 1889, Woodburn takes pride in being known as the "City of Unity," a place where citzens can celebrate differences and share cultural heritage. Diversity and acceptance are evident in the schools, where students can enroll in Russian language classes as early as kindergarten. In downtown Woodburn, Mexican import shops, bakeries and restaurants flourish.

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Area Attractions
Little Mexico in WoodburnLittle Mexico in Woodburn - Take a guided tour or wander through the garden on your own, enjoying five different gardens on more than five acres.
Oregon Gardens of EdenOregon Gardens of Eden
Whether you enjoy just walking through gardens, the activity of gardening or are an armchair gardener, you’ll find plenty of inspiration when you visit the region’s public gardens.
Nearby Lodging
Monarch Hotel & Conference CenterMonarch Hotel & Conference Center
The Monarch Hotel is convenient to all that Portland has to offer. Once you discover the Monarch Hotel, you will want to return again and again.
Willamette Inn in WilsonvilleWillamette Inn in Wilsonville
All rooms include high-speed Internet access, 25-inch television with over 40 channels including HBO®, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, magnification vanity mirrors, and iron with full size stand up board.

The community also provides many special opportunities for senior citizens to share their time and talent in an active retirement lifestyle.

In 1954, the new Interstate 5 freeway was completed on the west side of the city. The freeway, along with other significant events in the 60's, sparked a burst of development.

Near the new freeway, a new private retirement community named Woodburn Senior Estates was built and attracted an influx of senior couples and single people. About 1000 Russian Old Believers settled here, bringing their culture, dress and religion.

A large Hispanic community grew in Woodburn originally around local agricultural labor needs, but soon Hispanic businesses also appeared. With more than a century of growth, Woodburn has developed a broad economic base and a cosmopolitan blend of cultures not normally found in cities of its size.