Orient, Oregon

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Orient, Oregon
The country store in Orient, Oregon
The country store in Orient, Oregon
Orient, Oregon is located in Oregon
Orient, Oregon
Orient, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°28′02″N 122°21′09″W / 45.46722°N 122.35250°W / 45.46722; -122.35250Coordinates: 45°28′02″N 122°21′09″W / 45.46722°N 122.35250°W / 45.46722; -122.35250
CountryUnited States
StateOregon
CountyMultnomah
Elevation
558 ft (170 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
97080
Area code(s)503
GNIS feature ID1136602
The West Orient Middle School

Orient, Oregon, is an unincorporated community in Multnomah County, Oregon, United States.[1] The community is centered at SE Orient Drive at 302nd Avenue, near Gresham, which is the rough location of the former Orient Post Office.[2]

The area was home to the Orient Mill, a steam-driven sawmill founded by Andrew MacKinnon, an 1880 Scottish immigrant. MacKinnon's wife, Miyo Iwakoshi, was the first Japanese citizen to settle in Oregon.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orient". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "Map of Orient Post Office (historical) in Multnomah, Oregon". Geodata.us. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  3. ^ Katagiri, George. "Japanese Americans in Oregon". Oregon Encyclopedia. Retrieved June 12, 2013.