Oregon place names puzzler

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Today I drove out to Scappoose to visit with relatives, and drove across the Willamette River to get there. Both of these names are most likely of Native American origin. This site says that "scappoose" meant "gravelly ground," while this site says "willamette" (rhymes with "dammit") was "long and beautiful river or rainwaters along the river." In any case I thought it was interesting that both names had pairs of letters. It reminded me of Walla Walla Washington.

So, here's the puzzler: can you name two more towns in Oregon that have two pairs of letters? And, is there a town in Oregon that has three sets of double letters?

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