County: Damascus
Zip Codes: 97089, 97080, 97030, 97015, 97009

 

City Description for Relocating to Portland Metro

Damascus, Oregon

Farm land and trees are vast in Damascus, Oregon.  The city is growing and people also are moving to Damascus because it's a bit farther out than Happy Valley and Clackamas but home prices are less expensive and it's not so busy.

 

Damascus

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities:

Click here for a list of the large employers in Damascus.


Transportaion

Most people in Damascus drive their own cars but you could drive in Clackamas Town Center and hook into the mass transit system of the greater Portland Metropolitan Area TriMet.

Damascus Transportation Planning


Housing

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Religious Affiliations

There is an abundant amount of religious affiliations in Damascus.  Click here for a list of all the churches, synagogues, temples and mosques in Damascus, Oregon.


Entertainment

J J Jump Inc is a kids entertainment place. 9057 Southeast Jannsen Road, Clackamas, OR Phone: (503) 723-3600

Day in Damascus is a once a year celebration sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Damascus. It is held at Damascus Centennial Park, 20100 SE Hwy 212, Damascus, OR


Demographic

Damascus has a population in 2000 of 12,851 according to the county.


Library

Gresham Library is one of the closest public libraries to Damascus.  385 NW Miller Ave, Gresham, OR Phone: (503) 988-5387


Clubs

Kiwanis of Damascus/Boring is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to helping primarily children of the world.

Pacific Northwest Region of the Lincoln and Continental Owners Club is a club for anyone who appreciates Lincolns old and new.


Restaurants

Damascus Restaurants:

Dean's Homestyle Cafe, 14530 SE 202nd Ave, Damascus, OR Phone: (503) 658-7493

Carver Curves Cafe, 16471 SE Highway 224, Damascus, OR Phone: (503) 658-3206


Sports

Top Flyte Gymnastics Center offers instruction in gymnastics, dance, and cheer for children.  19755 SE Sunnyside Rd, Damascus, OR 97089 Phone: (503) 658-2288

Golf:

Sah-Hah-Lee Golf course is an 18 hole par 3 course situated on the banks of the Clackamas River.  17104 SE 130th Ave, Clackamas, OR 97015  Phone: 503-655-

Mountain View Golf Club is an 18-hole course built in 1964.  27195 SE Kelso Rd, Boring, OR 97009 Phone: (503)663-4869

Eagle Landing Golf Course, 27 holes. 10220 S.E. Causey Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086, (503)698-7888,

Oregon City Golf Club, 18 hole. 20124 S Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045, (503)518-2846

Stone Creek Golf Club, 18 hole 14603 S Stoneridge Dr, Oregon City, OR 97045, (503)518-4653

Soccer:

Oregon Soccer Center Inc, 17015 SE 82nd Dr, Clackamas, OR 97015 Phone: (503) 655-7529

Willamette United Soccer, Clackamas, OR 97015  Phone: (503) 698-9777

Tennis (Closest):

Clackamas River Racquet Club, 790 82nd Dr, Gladstone, OR 97027

(503) 657-1806

Cascade Athletic Clubs, 2456 E Powell Blvd, Gresham, OR 97080 Phone: (503) 618-4142 Swimming

East Side Athletic Club has swimming instruction. 9100 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015  Phone:  (503) 659-3846

Baseball:

Boring and Damascus Little League PO Box 1116, Boring, Oregon 97009


City History

In 1850 the Oregon Donation Claim Act is signed into law and that is when John Fisher and Chevalier Richardson acquire land in the Damascus area. In 1852 Phillip Foster builds Foster-Barlow Road and this brings more emigrants to the area. Edward Pedigo emigrates there and from clay in the area makes red bean pots and jars. In 1866 Bennett Elliott opens the first store and also that year Edward Pedigo suggests "Damascus" which means "a place of new beginnings" as the name for the community. In 1867 the first post office is established and John Fisher becimes the first postmaster.

There is record of a post office by the name of Damascus being established in 1867.  It was closed in 1904 and reopened in 2007 inside a coffee house.  Damascus incorporated in 2004.  In 2007 the city council voted unanimously to place a temporary ban on clear cutting trees.


Surrounding Cities: Boring, Gladstone, Happy Valley


City Pictures: Damascus, Oregon

Damascus Sign Damascus Farm and Field Damascus City Hall Carver Cafe