Scappoose, Oregon, proudly embraces its identity as a small town with a big community. As the governing body of Scappoose, the city diligently manages various aspects of city life to ensure a thriving community. From maintaining city infrastructure to overseeing water and sewer systems, the city works tirelessly to provide essential services to its residents. With a focus on land use planning and permitting, Scappoose aims to foster responsible development and growth. The city’s commitment to public services ensures the well-being and quality of life for its residents. In Scappoose, the “Small Town, Big Community” motto reflects the strong sense of togetherness and camaraderie that makes this town a special place to call home.
Scappoose is a small community located 20 miles northwest of Portland in the heart of a Pacific wonderland. The town is surrounded by lush green forests, the majestic Columbia River, and panoramic views of the snowcapped Cascade Mountains. It is no secret why the Chinookan People made this unique place their home for centuries. Scappoose lies at one end of the Crown Z Trail – a nearly 22-mile multi-use trail spanning the width of Columbia County and connecting to Vernonia. Chapman Landing – a historic lumber terminal that offers spectacular views of South Columbia County – is located just east of Scappoose and is accessible via the Crown Z Trail.