Known as “the town that friendliness built,”
Lebanon lives up to its reputation with a year-round slate of community activities and recreational opportunities. From the Independence Day Star Spangled Celebration and Strawberry Festival in the summer to the annual tree lighting ceremony at Ralston Park in December, there’s always something in Lebanon for family and friends to do.
A short drive to the east, the Cascade Mountains provide a recreation playground for campers, hikers, mountain climbers, skiers, photographers, naturalists and fishing enthusiasts. With a population of 15,000 and growing, Lebanon retains a cozy small-town feel while offering plenty of chances to get out and enjoy life.
As a 25-bed critical access hospital, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital serves the east Linn County communities of Lebanon, Sweet Home, Brownsville and smaller neighboring towns. The hospital comprises skilled medical and support staff representing many health care fields. All are committed to providing personalized, quality care to patients and to promoting the good health of the entire community.
Recognized for its commitment to a healing environment, the hospital features a unique healing garden for patients, visitors and staff. The hospital has also been named one of the nation’s “Top 100” hospitals by Mercer Management Company and Healthcare Information Agency.
- Population: 15,518 (2010)
- Home of the World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake
- Median household income: $38,040(2009)