PO Box 129
Gaston Oregon 97119
was named for Joseph Gaston, who immigrated to Oregon from
Ohio in 1862 and actively promoted the west-side railroad
southwest of Portland, which was later built by Holladay and
Villard. He built the narrow-gauge line from Dayton to Sheridan
in 1878 and subsequently wrote and published histories of Portland
and of Oregon. Gaston died July 20, 1913, aged 79 years. Gaston
post office was established on June 5, 1873.
city has a city park with five acres. The Tillamook State
Forest is within 50 miles. The following recreational areas
are within 100 miles of the city: Oregon Coast, Columbia
River, Nestucca River and the Wilson River.
Wapato Showdown - Car show held in August.