Living in Oregon City
As one of Oregon’s oldest cities, Oregon City has a rich history that extends back to the Oregon Trail. With a coveted location along the banks of the Willamette River, it includes a 23-acre industrial site is in the early phases of being transformed in a multi-purposed landscape. It will include a vibrant downtown expansion and a river walk that showcases the gorgeous views of the Willamette Falls. Sadly, this view has been closed off to the public for many years.
Oregon City’s downtown area sits between the Willamette River and a steep bluff that rises to its south. It includes many local businesses that range from quaint shops to a variety of restaurants. Aesthetically, the city’s suburban sprawl is a melding of eras it has survived since it’s inception by the Hudson Bay Company in 1829.
Resources for Oregon City
Oregon City OR School District
Oregon City OR is served by the Oregon City School District. This includes 7 Elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 1 high school.
Additionally, the district also includes 3 charter schools. The first, Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences, includes grades 6-12 with a focus on Manufacturing Technologies. Secondly, the Alliance Charter Academy combines school, community, and home learning, for grades K-12. Each student at Alliance Charter Academy receives a personalized learning experience. Finally, Springwater Environmental Sciences School, as its name implies, is a charter school with an emphasis on environmental sciences for grades K-8.
Things to Do in Oregon City OR
Oregon City is the only city in the Portland area that offers a year-round farmers market. The market was awarded the ‘2019 Outstanding Large or Urban Market of the Year’ by the Oregon Farmers Market Association. Check them out at their Oregon City Year Round Farmers Market FB Page.
Take a dip, take a lesson, or book a party at the Oregon City Swimming Pool. Fridays between 7:30pm-9pm is a great day to make a visit to the pool for recreational swim. Additionally, on the First Friday of each month there is an extra bit of fun when pennies are thrown into the pool that can be turned in for prizes.
Take a trip back in time:
- Visit the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive and Visitor Center
- Take a ride on the Oregon City Municipal Elevator
- Tour the McLoughlin House, the Barclay House and the Holmes House
- Museum of the Oregon Territory
Homes for Sale in Oregon City OR
Looking to buy or sell a home in Oregon City OR? Contact Erica Parsons with Ambiance Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty Portland Elite. (503)755-5471