Business View Magazine | December 2018

364 365 O n the high plateau, bordered by the Willa- mette and Molalla Rivers, Canby was once the seasonal meeting place for tribes of local Native Americans and was well known for its annual crop of wild strawberries.Major General Edward R.S. Canby had arrived in Oregon only one week earlier to assume command of the U.S.Army’s Department of the Columbia and the new town was given this hero’s name. Incorporated in 1893, the community is among the oldest in the state; located 25 miles south of Portland in the Willamette Valley, easily accessible via Interstate 5, Highway 99E, and COMMUNITY WITH A VISION AT A GLANCE CANBY, OREGON WHAT: A city in Clackamas County; population 18,000 WHERE: 21 miles south of Portland, Oregon WEBSITE: CANBY Oregon I-205, nearby. Canby’s 18,000 residents enjoy a close- knit sense of community and a wide variety of housing. Properties with large lots are listed at a median price just over $325,000. New subdivisions are actively being de- veloped with more on the horizon. Fam- ily-friendly Canby offers many sports and