Canby Oregon | Clackamas County | Greater Portland Metro Area

Canby is known for its vast flower fieldsCanby, Oregon in Clackamas County is 18 miles south of Portland, Oregon, and home of the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, where the annual Clackamas County Fair and Rodeo have been held since 1907. It also boasts to have some of the best soils in the state due to its climate with warm dry summers, and mild winters that contributes to a long growing season. Canby was once the meeting place for tribes of local Indians and well known for its crop of wild strawberries. The area which today is referred to as Baker Prairie was an open ground in a dense forest that stretched for several miles. The city was named after Major Gen. Edward R.S. Canby, a civil war general. In 1870 rails were laid and in February of 1893 that the city was incorporated, making it the second oldest city in Clackamas County. The historic Canby Ferry service was established in 1914 by local businesses.

City Attractions

The city of Canby has several different recreational activities with numerous parks, such as Champoeg State Park, Maud Williamson State Park, Willamette Mission State Park, and Milo McIver State Park. The Portland Children’s Museum, the Oregon History Center, the American Advertising Museum and the Rail Depot Museum are also popular local attractions. The city also offers in its list of places to visit the McLoughlin House National Historic Site in Oregon City, the Harlow House Museum, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry across the river from downtown Portland, and the Bald Peak State Park.

Climate and Demographics

This region experiences warm and dry summers but they are not hot, and the average monthly temperatures do not climb above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). As of the 2010, there were around 15,829 people, and 4,129 families residing in the city with ethnicity statistic of 81.0% Whites, 0.6% African Americans, 1.2% Native Americans, 1.1% Asians, 0.2% Pacific Islanders, and 21.3% of Hispanics or Latinos. The town also estimated 48.0% of the population being males and 52.0% females.