West Linn Parks and Rec offers McLean House and other facilities for private parties.

COURTESY PHOTO  - The historic McLean House in West Linn is one of the most popular wedding venues in the area. It is available for rent for parties and corporate events.

Did you know you can rent West Linn Parks and Recreation facilities for your private events? Perhaps the historic McLean House could be the right venue for your next special event.

Built in 1927, the McLean House is located on a 2.5 acre park along the banks of the Willamette River in West Linn. The house and grounds have been lovingly restored to their initial glory and are available for private use for weddings, family and corporate celebrations, as well as small events and business meetings.

The location and the property's attention to detail make it one of the most unique wedding and event venues in Oregon. With its artfully landscaped grounds this three-story, 17-room home radiates charm. And for convenience, tables, chairs and linens are available onsite. During the summer up to 100 guests can be accommodated by utilizing the large patio and event tent.

The McLean House and Park are owned by the City of West Linn, under the direction of the Parks and Recreation department. The care and management is provided through the Friends of the McLean house, a nonprofit organization which for the past 36 years has made it its mission to aid and assist the City of West Linn in the historic preservation of the house and grounds for the benefit of the community.

Visit the online photo gallery at To reserve the McLean House call 503-655-4268, 503-847-1542 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other West Linn Parks and Recreation facilities available for reservation include the West Linn Adult Community Center, Robinwood Station and Sunset Fire Hall. There are also numerous outdoor park shelters and athletic fields that may be reserved for private use. All can be viewed at

Don't miss Trivia Night — Taking place 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 6 at Willamette Ale & Cider House, 1720 Willamette Falls Drive. This is an all-ages venue, so bring the whole family. Presented by Beaver Ambassadors the trivia is uniquely designed to educate players on community history, science and nature of West Linn and the greater Portland region. Prizes are awarded.

View great blue heron at Maddax Woods — From Maddax Woods you can view one of the largest great blue heron rookeries on the Willamette River. The final hosted viewing will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. June 9 at Maddax Woods Park, 5785 River St., in West Linn. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Terri Jones is a recreation coordinator II for West Linn Parks and Recreation.

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