Low Pass, Oregon

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Low Pass
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Low Pass is located in Oregon
Low Pass
Low Pass
Location within the state of Oregon
Low Pass is located in the US
Low Pass
Low Pass
Low Pass (the US)
Coordinates: 44°11′19″N 123°27′14″W / 44.18861°N 123.45389°W / 44.18861; -123.45389Coordinates: 44°11′19″N 123°27′14″W / 44.18861°N 123.45389°W / 44.18861; -123.45389
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)458 and 541
GNIS feature ID1136499

Low Pass is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States, on the Long Tom River, 5 miles (8 km) east of Blachly and 11 miles (18 km) west of Cheshire.

The settlement is centered on a small pullout on Oregon Route 36 with a gas station/convenience store and a diner that serves as an unofficial community center for rural residents.[1][2]

The nearest recycling & waste facility is the Low Pass Transfer Station[3][4]

The settlement is named for its location on a slight rise approaching the foothills of the Coast Range mountains, in contrast to the nearby mountain pass High Pass.[5] Much of the land west of Low Pass consists of old-growth forest owned by the Bureau of Land Management.[6][7]

The community has also been known as "Long Tom Station" after the nearby river; the name Low Pass was made official by a United States Board on Geographic Names decision of 1985.[8]


  1. ^ McCowan, Karen (February 4, 2004). "Eat and Greet, Over Easy: A roadside cafe doubles as a community center in Low Pass". The Register-Guard.
  2. ^ Welch, Bob (November 21, 2006). "For a high time in Low Pass, Eat at Joe's". The Register-Guard. Retrieved April 1, 2008.
  3. ^ "site details: Low Pass [Lane County Disposal Site]". www.lanecounty.org. Retrieved 2016-07-01.
  4. ^ "Waste Disposal & Recycling Sites (google map of Lane County disposal sites - scroll down on webpage)". www.lanecounty.org. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  5. ^ "Feature Query Results". United States Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 1, 2008.
  6. ^ Bureau of Land Management. "Detailed Map of Eugene District". About Eugene. Retrieved April 1, 2008.
  7. ^ Oregon Wild. "Low Pass old-growth, Eugene BLM". Retrieved April 1, 2008.
  8. ^ "Low Pass". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. May 22, 1986. Retrieved December 24, 2009.