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…

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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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