According to Richard Sallet, in 1891, a group of Volga Germans settled on former forestland around Canby, Oregon, south of Portland, Oregon.
VOLGA GERMAN FAMILIES
The following Volga German families are known to have settled in the Canby, Butteville, Hubbard, and Gervais areas south of Portland:
Jost / Yost from Norka
Kister from Kolb
Schwindt from Norka
Traudt / Troudt from Norka
Urbach from Norka
Sallet, Richard. Russian-German Settlement in the United States (Fargo, ND: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1974).
The Volga Gemans in Portland (Steve Schreiber)