Welcome to the beautiful and quaint town of Donald, Oregon. The City has a rich history in agriculture, industry, business, and family. Sometime during the period of 1840 to 1860 Donald was first settled by farmers and loggers from the Midwest. By the early 1900’s Donald was a main station for the Oregon Electric Railway. From its railway heritage is how the city’s name came about. The City was named after R.L. Donald who was an official of the construction company that built the railway. The railroad in Donald is heavily used today. Donald became an incorporated city December 6, 1912 and 2012 marked the City’s 100th anniversary.
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The City is located 24 miles south of Portland and 27 miles north of Salem in the stunning Willamette Valley. Champoeg State Heritage Park, which is one of the State of Oregon’s most notable landmarks, is just four miles west. Six miles east of town is Wes Lematta Field at Aurora State Airport, Oregon’s third busiest airport. Donald’s unique location provides easy access to some of Oregon’s biggest cities and attractions while remaining a small rural community.
A Little Library is HERE!
Former Donald Postmaster, Steve Prager, donated a little free library to the City. Mr. Prager dedicated the library, in loving memory of his mother, Dianne Prager. “She loved to encourage reading (and music),” said Mr. Prager. The structure was built by Mr. Prager and Adam Mendenhall. The Mayor, Council, Staff, and Citizens are all very gracious for the donation.
Thank you STEVE & ADAM!!
The little library is located outside of City Hall and works on the concept of ‘give a book, take a book’. The top shelf will be for adult books and the bottom shelf will be for kid books. Adults should be involved to help kids choose age appropriate reading. The little library house will not be monitored by a person, but it's on a security camera. This is a great donation to help Donald fill the need of a library!
Email Notification System
In effort to be in better communication with the citizens of Donald, the City is launching an email notification system. To sign up for this service visit click the “Email Notification System” button at the top of the page. The only thing needed is an email address. By signing up for this email notification system you will be informed of any public health issues that arise, local emergencies as well as city events. Expect to receive an email approximately once to twice a month. If your neighbor or friend doesn’t have email please be sure to share the notification information with them. The City will continue to post notices in the red section of the bulletin boards at City Hall and downtown on the corner of Main and Williams streets. If you have any questions or comments about the system please call Heidi Blaine at Donald City Hall - 503-678-5543.
If the email notification button doesn’t work for your computer simply send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “subscription”.
For water or sewer emergencies please call 503-301-6479 and leave your name, address, and phone number. This is a 24 hour paging system to alert the public works department to your need.
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