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Westport, Oregon
Volunteer Fire Department in Westport
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Westport, Oregon is located in Oregon
Westport, Oregon
Westport, Oregon
Location in Oregon
Westport, Oregon is located in the United States
Westport, Oregon
Westport, Oregon
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Oregon
County Clatsop
 • Total 0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.72 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
 • Total 321
 • Density 483/sq mi (186.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 503 and 971
FIPS code 41-80400
GNIS feature ID 1136894

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.

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.

Westport is named after "Captain" John West, a millwright and lumberman who settled in the area in the early 1850s. West was a native of Scotland, 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. West ran a sawmill and a salmon cannery in the community. The Westport post office was established in 1863 with West was its first postmaster.

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