Local Government


McMinnville city clock
A street clock and tree blossoms in downtown McMinnville. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
Oregon offers us a place of rich geographic diversity to establish our communities — from the Pacific Ocean beaches and Coast Range eastward to the Willamette Valley, Klamath Mountains and southwest valleys; on to the Cascade Range; then further east to the Columbia River Plateau, Blue Mountains, the southeast Basin and ranges; and on to the Snake River at our eastern border. This section identifies incorporated cities and towns, counties, regional governments and special districts.

City Government 

Descriptions, elected officials and community profiles 

County Government 

Descriptions, histories, elected officials, records and scenic images 

Other Local Government Entities 

Special districts, ports, regional districts, Metro and transit districts

Populations