Noti, Oregon

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Unincorporated community
Former Noti Grade School
Former Noti Grade School
Noti is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Noti is located in the US
Noti (the US)
Coordinates: 44°3′33″N 123°26′51″W / 44.05917°N 123.44750°W / 44.05917; -123.44750Coordinates: 44°3′33″N 123°26′51″W / 44.05917°N 123.44750°W / 44.05917; -123.44750
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lane
Population (2000)
 • Total 699
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes 97461

Noti (pronounced NO-tie) is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States, located in the foothills of the Central Oregon Coast Range between Eugene and Florence. Per the 2000 census, Noti had a total population of 699.[1]


The Post Office in Noti

Noti's post office was established in 1913, when the name was changed from "Portola".[2] The first postmaster was H.G. Suttle. Suttle wrote that the name Noti was what a Native American once exclaimed in frustration with a white man. The white man had not tied up a horse as the native wanted him to during a trip up the Siuslaw River valley, but rather continued on riding the horse to Eugene.[2]

In 2002, Noti Grade School, a landmark built in 1927 and known as "The Little Blue School", was closed.[3] It was formerly located directly on Oregon Route 126, but after a highway realignment project in 1996 the school is now located on a quiet road called the "Noti Loop Road", and the highway passes just north of and behind the school.[citation needed]


Noti and the nearby communities of Elmira and Veneta lie on the western edge of the southern Willamette Valley. Fern Ridge Reservoir lies between this cluster of rural areas and the nearest sizable city of Eugene; the community of Crow lies just to the south.

The Long Tom River passes through Noti after originating in the eastern side of the coast range. Once reaching Noti, the river turns east, where it eventually enters the Fern Ridge Reservoir. The river ultimately empties into the Willamette River in two locations.[4]


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, Noti has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[5]


Lumber mill in Noti

Two lumber mills operate in Noti. Swanson Brothers is the older of the two mills. It began operations in 1937.[6] Swanson-Superior Forest Products has operated a small-diameter log mill in Noti since 1973.[7]

The Coos Bay Rail Link serves the Swanson-Superior Mill.[8]


  1. ^ "Census 2000 Demographic Profile Highlights". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  2. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 710–711. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  3. ^ Mosley, Joe. "Historic schoolhouse's run will come to an end in June". The Register-Guard. Retrieved 2007-05-26.
  4. ^ Cindy Thieman (2000). "Long Tom Watershed Assessment" (PDF). The Long Tom Watershed Council. p. 12. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Noti, Oregon
  6. ^ "The Fern Ridge Community Resource Unit". Retrieved 2008-05-06.
  7. ^ Swanson-Superior "Nurturing Trees, Creating Homes" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  8. ^ Bowen, Douglas John (April 3, 2014). "Short Line of the Year: Coos Bay Rail Link". Railway Age. Archived from the original on December 15, 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.