Oregon City

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Explore a wealth of history in Oregon City, the original capital of the Oregon Territory. The city is home to numerous historical museums such as The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and the Museum of the Oregon Territory; the powerful beauty of the Willamette Falls; and a growing culinary scene. Oregon City offers plenty of vacation activities close to Portland, but a world away.

Greater Portland

Oregon City is located in Greater Portland, where you'll find the distinctive neighborhoods of Portland surrounded by wine country and the foothills of Mt. Hood.

Nearby cities are: West Linn, Lake Oswego, Canby, and Tualatin.

an Oregon StoryRoad Trip: Oregon City

by Jen Anderson / March 22, 2016

Oregon City just might be one of the prettiest little cities within a stone’s throw of Portland. Just 13 miles south of the big city, a day trip to historic Oregon City the state’s first capital and the end of the Oregon Trail can feel…

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an Oregon StoryLiquid Assets in Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory

by Eileen Garvin / August 22, 2014

With the backdrop ofGreater Portland,Mt. Hood and the Willamette River, Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory offers the best of all worlds urban buzz, mountain beauty and verdant river country. And at the heart of it all is Oregon’s craft…

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a Grant’s GetawayHistory Hikes in Oregon

by Grant McOmie / August 4, 2011

Today I want to take you on three “History Hikes” that provide some of the greatest stories ever lived in Oregon. Great drama is easy to find in the great Oregon outdoors if you know where to look. In fact, there’s a…

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an Oregon StoryThe Dog Blog: Oregon City on Four Legs

by Kyla Merwin Cheney / July 12, 2011

Pip looks at the kayak with some misgivings, as if to say, you want me to get in that? Seriously? Getting a middle-aged woman with a desk job into a tippy object on the water is one thing. But the good folks at eNRG Kayaking have a firm grip on the…

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Find things to see and do In Oregon City

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Rafting
    12.     Snow Sports
    13.     Sustainable Travel
    14.     Winter Wonders
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Snow Sports
    10.     Sports Events
    11.     Visual Art Events
    12.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Boutique Hotels
    3.     Farm or Ranch Stay
    4.     Glamping or Tree Houses
    5.     Hostels
    6.     Hotel / Motel
    7.     Resorts
    8.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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Oregon City Regional Visitor Information Center 1726 Washington St., Oregon City 503.656.1619, www.HistoricOregonCity.org
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