Scappoose is a bedroom community of Portland with a population of approximately 6,000 people. It lies "20" miles Northwest of Portland along Hwy 30. Because it has a weather station at the Scappoose Industrial Airpark, Scappoose is always shown on television weather maps on Portland news stations. Scappoose is a Chinook Indian name and means "gravelly plains," hence why Loan Star lake now exists on the east side of town from digging out too much gravel. Scappoose is also home to "The Peace Candle of the World," which at one time held the Guinness World Record for world's largest candle. Although Scappoose is a small country town, it is the hometown of several notable residents including Michael Curry, a world famous puppeteer and artist, NFL quarterback Derek Anderson, and Playboy Playmate of the Year, Sara Jean Underwood. It is also home to the West Coast Shoe Factory, which makes custom high-end industrial boots. People from Scappoose, call themselves, "Scappoosians"
And contrary to several news anchor mispronunciations, the "a" in Scappoose is pronounced like the "a" in "cat." It is not pronounced like "Scu" as in "uh."
Portlander: Hey, where did you grow up?
Scappoosian: I grew up in Scappoose.
Portlander: Oh yea, in Washington?
Scappoosian: No, dumb Portland person, it's in Oregon!
A town located in Oregon between Linnton and St. Helens, is about 45 miles away from Portland, Oregon. Is known for it being quite small, it was recently put on the map wich was very suprising, but is growing in size slowly. It's very hard to getaway with things here because some one is bound to know some one that knows your parents and they will find out. Nothing really bad happens here, it's probably one of the safest town in Oregon...and there are about 5 different coffee places in such a tiny area.
Scappoose was also a large Indian community and they gave it the name Scappoose meaning "land of many birds and trees"