Falls City is a rural community nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Coast Range named for the Little Luckiamute Falls located in the heart of town. Falls City originated as a mill town for processing timber harvested from the surrounding coast range.
Falls City has several charming local stores, a pub, a brand new B&B, artisan bakery and many home businesses producing honey, jams, wood crafted goods and the list goes on...
On any given day, you will see horseback riders on Main Street, logging trucks, golf carts and friendly waves from the local residents.
Visitors and residents alike enjoy our natural resources and local activities such as picnicking, swimming in the Little Luckiamute River, viewing the Falls and Bath Tub, walking our foot bridges and the Stairs, playing basketball in one of our many beautiful parks, and the breathtaking views of endless farming and timberland that surround the City. For the more adventurous, Black Rock Mountain biking facility offers extreme outdoor sport activities and the nearby Valley of the Giants offers hiking through towering old growth trees.
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Things to Note
It's Getting Cold Out!
If you are looking for Warming Centers here in Polk County (or interested in volunteering), please check out the Polk County Warming Centers website.
Service Integration Newsletter
December 2019 here.
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Housing Rehabilitation Grants & Low Interest Loans
Polk Community Development Corporation (Polk CDC) is a local non-profit organization that helps finance major home repairs through low interest loans and periodic grant programs to eligible homeowners. Our agency assists the homeowner with contacting licensed professionals with whom the homeowner would contract to perform the needed repairs. Polk CDC offers low interest loans to qualified homeowners for home repairs. Those with the greatest need and the fewest resources may qualify for CDBG grants, when available, focusing on healthy and safe living conditions. Please visit, https://www.polkcdc.org/, or call (503) 831-3173 for more information, or to get started with your home's rehabilitation.
We are pleased to announce that Falls City is applying for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). In doing so, Polk CDC is developing a waitlist for the opportunity to apply for these funds. These funds are awarded through a competitive application process and have not been committed to Falls City as of yet. As a whole, Polk County works together as a collaborative entity called Polk Regional Collaborative (PRC). Many of Falls City residents have been served and continue to be served by Polk CDC with CDBG funds awarded to Polk County, Dallas, Monmouth, and Independence. In turn, the current waitlist is open to all of Polk County residents with the exclusion of Salem residents within the Urban Growth Boundary of Salem. For more information or to apply, please see the link on our website for more details and the ability to fill out an online Program Eligibility Questionnaire: https://www.polkcdc.org/home-repair-finance-program/. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee eligibility for the CDBG Homeowner Rehabilitation Program.
Report Crimes Online
Did you know you can report suspected crimes, drug activity, and submit tips to the Polk County Sheriff's Office online? You can also view PCSO crime reports at the same time!
For all of this and more visit: https://www.co.polk.or.us/sheriff/online-services
Polk County Sheriff's Office non-emergency number is (503) 623-9251.
As always, if you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911.