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Established by William H. Vaughan in the 1850’s, the town of Molalla is named after the Molalla River, the large, well-known river that runs next to the town and feeds into a large river near the town of Canby.

Like most small towns in the State of Oregon, Molalla, was officially established as a town in the 1860’s when the first post office was established in town and since then it’s been one of the most heavily traveled towns in Oregon since people often come to the area to camp, mountain bike, fish and more.

About Molalla Oregon

With a population of under 10,000, the town of Molalla can definitely be classified as a “small town” but that’s a good thing since people typically come here to escape the hustle of every day life and enjoy a small town which may be similar to what they knew as children.

Besides having a great small-town appeal, Molalla offers a vibrant downtown life, thriving arts & crafts culture and the area becomes busy during the summer months. People come to the river from all over Oregon to enjoy the beauty of the area while also having the convenience of a town nearby if they need a town with all of the modern conveniences.

What Can You Do in Molalla?

There’s no doubt that when you come to Molalla you want things to do right? The good news is that there are plenty of fun activities just outside of town including: Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch, Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, Swan Island Dahlias, Table Rock Wilderness, Rosse Posse Acres Elk Ranch and Molalla River Corridor.

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