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Boring, Oregon

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Welcome to Boring ...

Boring is located in Clackamas County.

Boring was originally named Boring Junction.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Boring: Named after William H. Boring (1841-1932), an early resident of this area and on whose property the first school was located.

Boring is 490 feet [149 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Boring lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Boring: (503) and (971)<2>

Communities near Boring ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Gresham   [Map]   111,053   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Happy Valley   [Map]   21,196   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lake Oswego   [Map]   39,196   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Milwaukie   [Map]   20,801   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oregon City   [Map]   36,360   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Portland   [Map]   647,805   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Boring.

Communities Also Named Boring ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Boring - they are located in Maryland and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Boring.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Boring. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Boring. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Boring.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Boring:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boring ...

Looking for more information about Boring? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Boring, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Boring.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Oregon

About Clackamas County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boring. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Clackamas County:

The official website for State of Oregon:

Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boring - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<2>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Boring) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boring. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boring

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4300, Longitude: -122.3745     [Map].

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boring.

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