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Property Description


  • Market Status: Sold
  • Listed with: Knipe Land Co.
  • Price: SOLD
  • Acreage: 90.8
  • MLS Id: 98513978
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90.8± acre farm in Aurora, Oregon with an easy, fast commute to both Portland and Salem, Oregon. Property includes 65± acres of priority surface water rights, large 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home, timberland, crop and pasture land, hay shed, cow barn with lean-to, shop, and fenced areas for livestock and other animals. This is an excellent horse property with gorgeous views Mt. Hood and the Cascades.


  • Address: 15082 Ottaway Rd NE
  • City: Aurora
  • County: Marion
  • State: Oregon
  • Zip Code: 97002

This property is located in the historic town of Aurora, Oregon, which is approximately 25± miles from both Salem, Oregon and Portland, Oregon. The property touches city limits and one side is bordering the Pudding River.

If you like exploring the past, you’ll love this little town just off the beaten track in the Willamette Valley. Small in size, it packs a historical punch. Aurora, founded in 1856, was Oregon's first registered National Historic District. It has never lost its historical quaintness, and visitors will be astounded by the vast amount of antiques and historical charm found here. Aurora is known as one of the top 10 destinations in the United States for antique shopping. According to Travel Channel America's Best Antique Shopping and msn.com, In with the Old, very few places compare to the historic antique shopping to be enjoyed in Aurora, which has become an international destination for all things antique.

The nearest airport is the Aurora State Airport which is located approximately two to three miles northwest from the property, and is run by the state of Oregon.


90.8± acres.


65± acres priority surface water rights. Water is provided from the Pudding River. The irrigation system's electrical and pumping have both recently been updated. Irrigation is put on via hook and latch pipe and hand lines. The system consists mostly of buried mainline. Home is served by well and septic system—well is shared with tax lot 100, but new well for tax lot 100 could be drilled after the sale of the farm.

There is considerable water frontage as well as a slough on the property. The water frontage makes for excellent fishing and waterfowl hunting.


This is a great home offering plenty of acreage for farming and raising animals. This property is located in a truly exceptional location. Close proximity to both Portland and Salem, Oregon offer city life and excellent amenities, as well as a short commute to work, all while offering plenty of space to farm, raise animals, and enjoy country living. There are several outbuildings, and the property offers fenced areas for livestock and horses. There is plenty of room for RV storage.

Historically, the owners have grown row and seed crops, Christmas trees, cattle, hay, fruits, and nut trees. The soils are predominately class 2 and 3. They currently grow Timothy hay for horses, and run a small number of cattle. The property is zoned EFU (Exclusive Farm Use).

11± acres are suitable for vineyard.


Aurora is a dream for anyone with a love for antique shopping. The small, historic town is an international destination for antiques and vintage goods. Interior designers and movie and television producers often seek out Aurora for its unique and quaint historic qualities.

In addition to its abundance of antiques and historical charm, Aurora offers fiber arts studios, art galleries, wineries and tasting rooms, as well as a candy factory and artisan bakeries. There’s plenty to eat and drink in town with homemade pie, award winning hamburgers and more. Lodging includes bed and breakfasts, motels, and RV camping.

The Pudding River is located nearby, and fishermen will find a variety of fish including: Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow trout, and Steelhead. Whether its spinning, baitcasting or fly fishing, chances of getting a bite here are good.

The Pudding River also provides fine Waterfowl hunting. There are 2 land owner tags available per year.

Other nearby activities include golfing at Langdon Farms Golf Club, spending a day learning history at the Old Aurora Colony Museum, or visiting any of the local berry and animal farms.


The 2,640± sq. ft. home, built in the 1980's, offers 4 bedroom and 2.5 baths. The unfinished 892± sq. ft. basement is plumbed for a bathroom. There is a spacious deck off of the dining area, efficient forced air gas heating, as well as a wood stove. There are hardwood floors on the main floor, and laminate hard wood floors upstairs.


Improvements include:

• 72'x100'± Feeder Barn

• 76'x133'± Hay Shed

• 32'x45'± Shop. The shop is enclosed and heated with wood stove

• 56'x16'± Heavy Duty Lean-to

There is an easement through and along the edge of the property to the Pudding River. The owners have reserved the right to hook up a storm drain.




Taxes were $2,030 for 2012 according to the Marion County tax assessor.


This property offers a large home on plenty of land for raising animals and growing hay, crops, and timber. Its close proximity to Portland and Salem make this an incredibly desirable property for those who love the peace and tranquility of the countryside, but prefer to stay near large cities for city life and amenities.

The property offers many outbuildings, priority water rights, ample Pudding River frontage and a slough providing for excellent fishing and hunting. The property borders city limites on two sides, and has an area wide city storm line with right to hook up.

Additional Comments

This is an excellent farm in an exceptional location. Live peacefully in the country with plenty of room for animals and recreation, while being in very close proximity to both Portland and Salem, Oregon. This is a great place to raise some horses and cattle and grow hay, all with an easy commute to big cities 25± miles away. Owner will work with buyer for a smooth transition of ownership. BTVAD. Shown by appointment only.

Listing Agent

John Knipe