Oregon City, OR
Perched on bluffs overlooking thundering Willamette Falls, Oregon City was the destination for thousands of Oregon Trail pioneer settlers in the 1840s. With its rich heritage and natural beauty, the City at the End of the Oregon Trail continues to connect visitors to our nation's pioneering past. A recession may affect visitor numbers to our museums but our pride in such heritage stands fast. Oregon City is proud that our city was instrumental in the creation of our state, which now celebrates its Sesquicentennial birthday.
In Downtown Historic Oregon City, you'll find lively streets adorned with colorful murals depicting the early years of Oregon City, overflowing flower baskets, and historic markers. The Oregon City Chamber hosts an annual Open Air Antique Fair here on the fourth Sunday in August with nearly 100 vendor booths. The "Liberty Plaza" is located on the former grounds of the 1921 Liberty Theatre, one of Oregon City's first movie houses. Liberty Plaza, next to the Clackamas County Courthouse, features a stage and sound system for performances, a stone fountain, historic markers, and colored tile design work depicting a river mosaic connecting the stage and fountain.
Only a block east of City center, anglers fish one of the Willamette River's most popular and productive "hot spots", near the base of the majestic Willamette Falls. Other features along the Willamette River include the Jon Storm Park, located on Clackamette Drive behind the Best Western Rivershore Hotel. The stretch of McLoughlin Boulevard, located immediately between downtown Oregon City and the Willamette River, is receiving an extreme makeover. This makeover began in 2008 and will conclude the summer of 2009, allowing bicycle lanes and safe pedestrian access and attractive views along the river.
Located just south of Portland along historic Highway Route 99, Oregon City and its 27,000 residents are primed to utilize the resources of a thriving metropolis while still preserving their small-town lifestyle. Nestled among towering pines and rich, deep green foliage, the city offers a vast array of recreational opportunities for the outdoor adventurer and makes for a peaceful place to call home. A highly-advanced public transportation network makes commuting into Portland and other neighboring cities a snap, while helping to maintain the natural beauty this area clearly possesses. Snow-capped mountains, sparkling lakes and abundant valleys populate the area as much as people do, creating a picturesque backdrop for those in search of a family-oriented community where providing citizens with a superior educational system is as important as preserving the area's breathtaking landscape. Combine these efforts with unlimited recreation, a strong local economy and excellent housing opportunities and you have an exciting new place to call home. Oregon City real estate options predominantly consist of single-family homes, more than 80% of which are owner occupied, condominiums, townhouses, and land lots for custom building.
Oregon City uses the 97045 zipcode.
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