Rainbow Plaza

1900's Steam Powered Yarder

A large .17 acre gravel lot with plenty of space for parking and events. In 2018 through a major grant project the City was able to install the adjacent fish cleaning station along with the City's only coin operated boat wash which sits in the southeastern corner of the lot. The plaza is most heavily used during the summer months as overflow parking for the boat ramp as well as limited space for dry camping. The plaza also features the Reedsport Main Street Program's Salmon Mural on the north end along the levee wall.

The focal point of the plaza is the 1915 Smith & Watson Iron Works steam donkey also known as "Machine No. 36;" one of only three of its kind, featuring a compound geared two-speed cable pull.  Powered by an efficient, wood-fed firebox, Machine No. 36 was used throughout the thick timber around Reedsport and Winchester Bay to haul logs downhill to the rail lines. Learn more about the Steam Donkey and the restoration efforts by visiting Reedsport Main Street Program.