Gaston, Oregon
116 Front St
PO Box 129
Gaston Oregon 97119
Fax: 503-985-1014

Gaston 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. The Gaston post office was established on June 5, 1873.


The 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.

Annual Wapato Showdown - Car show held in August.