St. Paul is located in the heart of French Prairie. French Canadian settlers first arrived in the early 1800’s and built a log church in the area in 1836. The town takes its name from the St. Paul Mission, founded by Archbishop Francois Norbert Blanchet, who celebrated the first Catholic mass in St. Paul in 1838. A brick church was constructed in 1846 and is the oldest brick building in the Pacific Northwest. St. Paul’s Pioneer Cemetery, dating to 1839 is the burial place for William Cannon, the only confirmed Revolutionary War veteran buried in Oregon. Three members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition are also buried in the cemetery.
The City of St. Paul was incorporated in 1906, and has a current population of about 450. The City prides itself on its agricultural heritage and historic traditions, which includes the St. Paul Rodeo, held each year around the 4th of July. The St. Paul Rodeo is rated 10th in the nation, and attracts approximately 60,000 visitors.
Some of the best farmland in Oregon is found in St. Paul, and the area is a major source of high quality hops and hazelnuts in addition to grass seed, nursery stock, and food crops.
CITY GOVERNMENT Website
- City Office: 20239 Main Street NE, PO Box 7, St. Paul, OR 97137
- Telephone: (503) 633-4971 Fax: (503) 633-4972
- Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10:00AM to 2:00PM
- Mayor: Marty Waldo E-mail
- Deputy City Recorder: Sam Kaufmann E-mail
- Deputy City Treasurer: Tracy Fleck E-mail
- General E-mail Inquiries: E-mail
CITY COUNCIL AND CITY DEPARTMENT ASSIGNMENTS
- Mayor Marty Waldo (Administration/Finance) E-mail
- Councilor VACANT SEAT (Public Safety/Planning) E-mail
- Councilor Mike Dolan (Water/Wastewater) E-mail
- Councilor Peggy Sellers (Streets/Stormwater) E-mail
- Councilor Tim Woodland E-mail
CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
- Dan Keeley (Planning Commission Chair)
- Shirley Southerland (Historic Resources Board Chair) E-mail