The City That Friendliness Built

I may be biased, but in my humble opinion, Oregon is one of the most versatile and beautiful of all the states. In a couple of hours, you can be at the Pacific Ocean, the mountains, rivers, deserts, lakes or canyons. . . in fact, if you are an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

With all that Oregon offers, there is a price to pay. People out of state have discovered this utopia and, in general, prices have skyrocketed. For example, Central Oregon is one of the fastest growing areas, with high taxes and outrageous housing costs. The Portland area is another that rivals Central Oregon.

TownPopulationOverallHousingMedian Home Cost
Bend97,590123.5193.4447,200
Lebanon17,10290.695.4220,500
Portland653,115130.8181.5419,600
Salem173,442101.8122.2282,600
Housing Cost Comparison

There still are, however, reasonable places to live. Take Lebanon, for example. This town, located in the foothills of the Cascades, has a population of less than 20,000. It has a small-town vibe but if you need big city amenities, is only a quick 70 miles to Portland.

Why would you love to live in Lebanon?

Lebanon has short summers that are typically dry with winters that are wet and overcast. Temperatures are rarely below 26º or above 98º.

Lebanon possesses small town friendliness, in fact, their motto is “The City that Friendliness Built”. It is an ideal place to live and work – and play.

For being a town of just over 17,000, it is amazingly progressive. Lebanon is a strong supporter of schools and is home of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest. Also conveniently located in Lebanon, is Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center. It is just nineteen miles from Oregon State University in Corvallis and 45 miles from the University of Oregon, in Eugene.

Lebanon aggressively recruits businesses and boasts high-tech, communication, higher education, and entrepreneurs of all kinds. The Edward C. Allworth Veteran’s Home houses 154 veterans and offers the latest advances in skilled nursing and rehabilitation. It also encompasses a memory care unit.

So, welcome. All we ask, is that you help keep it the way it is. Beautiful, fun, and uniquely Oregon. 

We’d love to get to know you. Contact Phil or Susan at: 971-246-7954.

Need more information? Contact Lebanon Chamber of Commerce

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