Marylhurst, Oregon is an unincorporated community in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States. It is located approximately eight miles south of Portland, between Lake Oswego and West Linn on Oregon Route 43 near the Willamette River. Marylhurst is the home of Marylhurst University and its art gallery.Some of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary moved to the area in 1908 when they purchased 63 acres (250,000 m2) between Lake Oswego and West Linn. The Sisters named the pastoral land Marylhurst, which means "Mary's Woods." Soon after, they renamed St. Mary's College, which they had moved fromPortland, as Marylhurst University.