Breitenbush, Oregon

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Unincorporated community
Breitenbush is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Coordinates: 44°46′55″N 121°58′15″W / 44.78194°N 121.97083°W / 44.78194; -121.97083Coordinates: 44°46′55″N 121°58′15″W / 44.78194°N 121.97083°W / 44.78194; -121.97083
Country United States
State Oregon
County Marion
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97342
Area code(s) 503 and 971

Breitenbush is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Oregon, United States. The community is best known as the location of Breitenbush Hot Springs, a worker-owned retreat and conference center.

Breitenbush was named after the Breitenbush River, which in turn was named for a pioneer hunter who had preceded John Minto into the North Santiam River region who was named either John Breitenbush or (more likely) Lewis Breitenbusher. The form "Breitenbush" has been used since Minto's time. Breitenbush post office was established in 1928 and closed in 1953.[1]


  1. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-87595-277-1. 

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