A Boring Trip

Entering Boring, OR

Today I actually flew to Portland for iHigh work and a couple of hours to spare, so I took a drive south of Clackamas, where I am staying and made my way to Boring, a small town south of Portland.

Welcome to Boring

Boring really is actually a nice town nestled in the fir covered hills heading towards Mt. Hood.

Boring was actually  named after William H. Boring, who was an early resident of the area.  He  was a Union veteran who had moved out to Oregon after the Civil War and had served with the 33rd Illinois Infantry. Boring died in 1932 at the age of 91 and was buried with his wife Sarah in Damascus Pioneer Cemetery, just north of Boring.

Boring Fire Department

Indeed, like other towns, there are many Boring things in Boring….like the fire department training tower above, and the Boring Mini Storage as seen below. (And wonder if the Yuuup guy, Dave Hester, from Storage Wars, would come here for an auction…)

Boring Mini Storage

And, of course, there is even a Boring Post Office–

Boring Post Office

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Boring, OR

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2 thoughts on “A Boring Trip

  • Daniel Graham

    Hi. I teach for a nonprofit organization called Goodwill. Would it be okay with you if I posted a copy of your “Boring, Oregon” road sign on a website I’m building for my Adult Basic Education Writing Course students? I would include a photo credit and a link to your page. Thanks.

  • […] In 2012 I visited Oregon on a couple of occasions for business.  While in Portland, I was fascinated with a town called Boring and wanted to have the opportunity to visit there and see if it lived up to its name.   The town actually has about 8000 people and is a distant suburb of Portland and is reached on Oregon Highway 212. It offers some fabulous views of the massive Mt. Hood and provides a few chuckles with places like the Boring City Hall, the Boring Fire Department and a few other Boring places.  The community was named after William H. Boring, an early resident of the area who began farming there in the 1870s.  See more about my Boring visit HERE. […]

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