Westport, Oregon

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Westport, Oregon
Volunteer Fire Department in Westport
Volunteer Fire Department in Westport
Westport is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Westport is located in the United States
Westport (the United States)
Coordinates: 46°7′53″N 123°22′31″W / 46.13139°N 123.37528°W / 46.13139; -123.37528Coordinates: 46°7′53″N 123°22′31″W / 46.13139°N 123.37528°W / 46.13139; -123.37528
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)
 • Land0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
 • Total321
 • Density483/sq mi (186.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)503 and 971
FIPS code41-80400
GNIS feature ID1136894

Westport is an unincorporated community and census-designated place on the Columbia River in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 321.[1]

Westport is connected to Cathlamet, Washington, across the river via the Wahkiakum County ferry to Puget Island. U.S. Route 30 passes through the community, connecting it to Astoria to the west and Clatskanie to the east.[2]

Westport is named after "Captain" John West, a millwright and lumberman who settled in the area in the early 1850s.[3] West was a native of Scotland,[3] emigrated to Canada as a young man where he worked in a sawmill on the St. Lawrence River and then came to Oregon via California during the gold rush of 1849.[4] West ran a sawmill and a salmon cannery in the community.[3] The Westport post office was established in 1863[3] with West was its first postmaster.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Westport CDP, Oregon". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  2. ^ LaBoe, Barbara (June 5, 2009). "Wahkiakum County lands $590,000 for Puget Island ferry terminal project". The Daily News, Longview WA. Archived from the original on September 3, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 1025. ISBN 978-0875952772.
  4. ^ Aalberg, Bryan C & Aalberg, James C (2005) Penner, Lisa ed. "Captain John West" article in Cumtux, Clatsop County Historical Society Quarterly, Volume 25, No. 1 - Winter 2005. ISSN 1083-9216