Mulino, Oregon

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Mulino, Oregon
Howard's Gristmill in Mulino
Howard's Gristmill in Mulino
Mulino is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Mulino is located in the United States
Mulino (the United States)
Coordinates: 45°13′18″N 122°35′0″W / 45.22167°N 122.58333°W / 45.22167; -122.58333Coordinates: 45°13′18″N 122°35′0″W / 45.22167°N 122.58333°W / 45.22167; -122.58333
CountryUnited States
 • Total13.81 sq mi (35.76 km2)
 • Land13.78 sq mi (35.68 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
240 ft (70 m)
 • Total2,103
 • Density153/sq mi (58.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−08:00 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−07:00 (PDT)
ZIP Code
FIPS code41-50450
GNIS feature ID1124527

Mulino, Oregon is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, on Oregon Route 213 between the cities of Oregon City and Molalla. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 2,103.[1]


The community was named after a flour mill erected there in 1851, when the community was known as "Howards Mill."[2] "Mulino" is a corruption of the Spanish word molino, or mill, and was chosen for the name when postal authorities objected that "Molino" was easily confused with nearby Molalla.[2] The Mulino post office was established in 1882.[2]

As of 2007, the mill building, remodeled into a private residence, still stands. According to a plaque given by the National Register of Historic Places, it is the oldest industrial building to remain standing in Oregon and the oldest building to serve continuously as the local post office. The mill, listed as Howard's Gristmill, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[3]

Local government[edit]

In May 2007, Mulino residents voted to become a hamlet, the third such community in Oregon, and the community was granted official hamlet status by the county on June 7, 2007.[4]

Points of interest[edit]

Mulino is home to the Mulino State Airport, a general aviation facility owned and operated by the Oregon Department of Aviation.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mulino has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[5]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Mulino CDP, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
  3. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-08-31.
  4. ^ "Clackamas County Complete Communities". Clackamas County. Retrieved 2007-06-07.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Mulino, Oregon

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