Cities: Oregon City

Oregon City is the oldest city west of the Mississippi River, located at the "End of the Oregon Trail". It is rich in museums and historic homes and buildings. Oregon City is the county seat and home to Clackamas Community College and Willamette Falls Hospital. Located at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas Rivers, the town is strategically situated near 1-205, and State Highways 99E, 43, and 213. Major employers include Clackamas County Government, Clackamas Community College, Willamette Falls Hospital, Smurfit Newsprint Corp, and PED Manufacturing.

The Dr. John McLoughlin House interprets the legacy and life of the “Father of Oregon.” 713 Center Street, Oregon City. Open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm. 503-656-5146.

The William L. Holmes House is one of the oldest American homes in Oregon. Joseph Lane gave his inaugural address from its balcony. Open Fridays and Saturdays, 12pm-4pm. 536 Holmes Lane, Oregon City. 503.656.5146.

It’s no secret that if you want to learn about Oregon’s history, visiting Oregon City should be your first stop.

Most people don't know there is more to visiting Willamette Falls than just stopping at one of the two viewpoints alongside Interstate 205 or Highway 99E.

Clackamas County is the epicenter of the horse culture in the United States, and a visit to Dream Ridge Stables will show you why so many people love horses.

Attraction: Farms, Sightseeing

One of the amazing things about living in Oregon is you are 30 minutes from the countryside, barring traffic, no matter where you are. 

Attraction: Farms, Sightseeing