Road Trip: Oregon City

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 like a trip back in time. You can… More
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Oregon City

Oregon City is kind of a big deal; it’s the original capital of the Oregon Territory.

History lives in the city’s pioneer museums, landmarks and North America’s only “vertical street.” And craft beer and cuisine is being reinvented in downtown every day. You also can’t miss the powerful Willamette Falls — seriously, it’s right there — and it may inspire you to bike, hike or kayak, which is fine by us.

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Don't Miss in Oregon City

Oregon City Municipal Elevator
Oregon City, Portland Region
Coin Toss Brewing Co.
Oregon City, Portland Region
Oregon City Brewing Co.
Oregon City, Portland Region
Museum of the Oregon Territory
Oregon City, Portland Region
McLoughlin House
Oregon City, Portland Region
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Tasty Detours in Oregon City

King’s Raven Winery
Oregon City, Portland Region
Forest Edge Vineyard
Oregon City, Portland Region
Weatherfords Grand Lodge
Oregon City, Portland Region
Cypress Mediterranean Fusion
Oregon City, Portland Region
Weinhard Grill
Oregon City, Portland Region
Mi Famiglia Wood Oven Pizzeria
Oregon City, Portland Region
Singer Hill Cafe
Oregon City, Portland Region
Highland Stillhouse Pub
Oregon City, Portland Region

Ask Oregon

We want to tour craft breweries in Oregon; what cities should we visit?

Good news, there are at least six Oregon cities to visit with amazing beer — but that may count as bad news, too. Here they are, with my best-bets for breweries: Portland. They don’t call it “Beervana” for nuthin. There are scores of breweries here, and it’s hard to go too far wrong. The inner…

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Events in Oregon City

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Ripcord

September 6 - 30, 2018
Oregon City, Portland Region

Christmas Fantasy Trail

December 1 - 30, 2018
Oregon City, Portland Region
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