These Are The 10 Best Places In Oregon To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Oregon where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Oregon who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Oregon, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Beaver State:

  1. Creswell (Photos)
  2. Talent (Photos)
  3. Warrenton (Photos)
  4. Gladstone (Photos)
  5. Independence (Photos)
  6. Damascus (Photos)
  7. Fairview (Photos)
  8. Happy Valley (Photos)
  9. Winston (Photos)
  10. Milton-Freewater (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Oregon. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poké Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Oregon in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Oregon in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Oregon have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Oregon.

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1. Creswell

Creswell, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,065
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.85
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.76
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.85
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.37

2. Talent

Talent, Oregon

Source: Flickr

Population: 6,164
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.44
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.95
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.73
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.11

3. Warrenton

Warrenton, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,089
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.84
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.38
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.48
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.34

4. Gladstone

Gladstone, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,668
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.14
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.43
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.14
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.0

5. Independence

Independence, Oregon

Source: Flickr

Population: 8,654
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.89
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.27
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.93
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.04

6. Damascus

Damascus, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,711
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.6
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.31
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.6
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.68

7. Fairview

Fairview, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,094
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.29
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.99
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.6
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.54

8. Happy Valley

Happy Valley, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,693
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.82
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.68
Churches Per 1,000 People: 3.82
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.17

9. Winston

Winston, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,356
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.41
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.56
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.2
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.75

10. Milton-Freewater

Milton-Freewater, Oregon

Source: Google Maps

Population: 7,094
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.24
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.85
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.46
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.13

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Oregon where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Oregon with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Beaverton (Photos)
  2. Medford (Photos)
  3. Springfield (Photos)
  4. Corvallis (Photos)
  5. Gresham (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Oregon To Catch Pokemon

City Rank Population
Creswell 1 5,065
Talent 2 6,164
Warrenton 3 5,089
Gladstone 4 11,668
Independence 5 8,654
Damascus 6 10,711
Fairview 7 9,094
Happy Valley 8 15,693
Winston 9 5,356
Milton-Freewater 10 7,094
Astoria 11 9,503
Monmouth 12 9,769
Milwaukie 13 20,449
Hood River 14 7,311
Eagle Point 15 8,599
Scappoose 16 6,778
Canby 17 16,821
Wilsonville 18 20,335
Seaside 19 6,481
Sherwood 20 18,687
North Bend 21 9,591
Central Point 22 17,443
Sandy 23 9,945
West Linn 24 25,710
Tualatin 25 26,604
Newport 26 10,045
Stayton 27 7,719
Umatilla 28 6,998
Molalla 29 8,247
Lake Oswego 30 37,310
Florence 31 8,498
Brookings 32 6,350
Troutdale 33 16,339
Cottage Grove 34 9,772
Madras 35 6,419
Tigard 36 49,633
Cornelius 37 12,068
Newberg 38 22,451
Ashland 39 20,412
Lebanon 40 15,761
Sheridan 41 6,081
Silverton 42 9,342
Coos Bay 43 16,022
Sutherlin 44 7,776
Klamath Falls 45 21,165
Ontario 46 11,148
St. Helens 47 13,017
Keizer 48 36,875
Newport 49 10,045
Sweet Home 50 9,042
The Dalles 51 15,068
Beaverton 52 92,593
Woodburn 53 24,282
Hermiston 54 17,031
Prineville 55 9,184
Pendleton 56 16,830
Roseburg 57 21,858
La Grande 58 13,090
Grants Pass 59 34,916
Forest Grove 60 22,070
Mcminnville 61 32,839
Dallas 62 14,788
Springfield 63 59,882
Corvallis 64 54,735
Bend 65 79,698
Redmond 66 27,002
Medford 67 76,648
Albany 68 51,210
Hillsboro 69 95,765
Winston 70 5,356
Gresham 71 108,250
Newport 72 10,045
Salem 73 157,967
Eugene 74 158,131
Portland 75 602,568

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