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Willowcreek is an unincorporated village in Malheur County, Oregon, United States. It is about 11 miles (18 km) northwest of Vale on U.S. Route 26. The village has a combined store and café, and the region's elementary school. Willowcreek is located at 44°06′53″N 117°21′52″W / 44.114605°N 117.364349°W / 44.114605; -117.364349. Today Willowcreek has a Vale mailing address, although the nearest post office is in nearby Jamieson.

The village took its name from Willow Creek, a prominent stream of the county that is a tributary of the Malheur River. The Union Pacific (UP) station here was named Lancaster (or Lancaster Station) after Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The station was on UP's Brogan Line, which was removed by UP. It was named by Brogan namesake D. M. Brogan, who was born in the Pennsylvania city. Willowcreek post office had been established in 1937 but was discontinued by 1980.

Willowcreek Elementary School is part of the Vale School District.

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