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 Poke 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

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

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: Public domain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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