Bonneville, Oregon

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Historic incubation building at the Bonneville Hatchery
Historic incubation building at the Bonneville Hatchery
Bonneville is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Bonneville is located in the United States
Bonneville (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°38′10″N 121°57′3″W / 45.63611°N 121.95083°W / 45.63611; -121.95083Coordinates: 45°38′10″N 121°57′3″W / 45.63611°N 121.95083°W / 45.63611; -121.95083
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area codes458 and 541

Bonneville is an unincorporated community in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States, on Interstate 84 and the Columbia River. Bonneville is best known as the site of Bonneville Dam. North Bonneville, Washington is across the river.

For decades before the dam was built, Bonneville was popular as a picnic spot for people living along the Columbia River between Portland and The Dalles, and the railroad company maintained an "eating house" for travelers there.[1] Bonneville railroad station was named for explorer Benjamin Bonneville.[1] The name "Bonneville" did not appear on maps until the late 1880s.[2] Bonneville post office was established in 1900.[1]


  1. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 98. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  2. ^ "Lewis & Clark's Columbia River—200 Years Later: Bonneville, Oregon". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-28.