Restaurant Guide

Oregon City continues to grow its “menu” of restaurants for residents and visitors alike. From Mediterranean, Mexican and Italian to wood grilled foods and quality, hand cut steaks, there really are restaurants to serve the needs of the whole family, visitors from out of town or a just a special night out.

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Shopping Guide

Whether shopping for groceries, gifts, office supplies or antiques, you will find what you seek in the local Oregon City area.

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Things to See and Do in Oregon City

There are a variety of activities depending upon your interests. We have Arts & Culture, Heritage, Recreation & Leisure and Agritourism.

ARTS & CULTURE

Concerts in the Park
Every Thursday, July 11 through August 22, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
The Carnegie Center, 606 John Adams Street
These free concerts present a variety of musical styles from symphony to Bluegrass. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs, purchase food from that week’s vendor and enjoy a summer evening of entertainment.

Clackamas Repertory Theatre
The Clackamas Repertory Theatre performs in the award-winning Osterman Theatre/Niemeyer Center on the campus of Clackamas Community College. Each year three different theatrical productions are performed to engage and entertain many audiences.
19600 S. Molalla Avenue ● 503-594-6047
clackamasrep.org

New Century Players
A resident theatre company of about 50 members, formed to present quality plays. Murder mystery dinners are a popular attraction and are often held at the Ainsworth House & Gardens. This 501(c)3 presents 4 productions a year.
503-367-2620
newcenturyplayers.com

Oregon City Municipal Elevator
Elevations in Transition, a public art project dedicated in 2008, is artwork consisting of floor etchings and lenticular prints. Lenticular prints are interactive and change as the viewer moves through the viewing areas. The prints represent the incredible process of building the elevator. The free municipal elevator is open for riders Monday – Saturday, 6:45 am – 7:00 pm, and Sunday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

At night the elevator becomes a palette for a projected light art installation by artist Tiffany Carbonneau - see film of scenes from Oregon City as well as film of the actual motors running the elevator projected the full height of the column and on the lower part of the observation deck.

300 7th Street ● 503-657-0891

HERITAGE SITES- click the map at the right for a larger viewMap Thumbnail

McLoughlin House: 713 Center St, Fri-Sat 10 am – 4 pm, Free.
   Dr. John McLoughlin was chief factor of the British Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) based at Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River. Dr. McLoughlin crossed the Rockies in 1824 and established Fort Vancouver in 1825. He proved to be a shrewd businessman, but he was always fair in dealing with natives and settlers alike.
    When American pioneers arrived on the Oregon Trail, they asked McLoughlin for supplies to help them survive their first winter in Oregon. His kindness to them would eventually cost him his job with the HBC. He had purchased HBC’s land claim at Willamette Falls (Oregon City), and he and his family moved into his newly-built mansion in 1846 after being forced to retire. He died in this home in 1857. The home opened as a museum in 1910, and it continues to draw thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. Authentic furnishings, artifacts, and early photos take visitors back 150 years to the beginnings of the ‘American West’.
   The McLoughlin House is available by free tour at 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and 3:15 pm; tours begin at the Barclay House, 719 Center St. Visit the gift shop at Barclay House between tours. See the website for information on second Saturday Victorian Craft Demonstrations and the Third Saturday Brown Bag Series. www.mcloughlinhouse.org - 503-656-5146

End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive and Visitors Center
June 1 - 15: Daily 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
June 16 - Sept. 2: Mon - Sat  9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sept. 3 - 30: Daily 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct. 1 - May 31: Thurs - Mon 11:00 am  - 4:00 pm (Closed Tues/Wed)

$9/adults, $7/seniors, $5/children ages 4-17. Children 3 and under are free, as well as active military personnel (with ID).

The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center reopened in July 2013 with a "Bound for Oregon" featured film, interactive learning programs, exciting exhibits with a focus on free play and "please touch" spaces, group programs and 24/7 outdoor signage implementing smart phone technology. The Visitor Center at the End of the Oregon Trail also offers changing displays on the Oregon Trail and Clackamas County history.  Check out our calendar for upcoming events at the Center and throughout Historic Oregon City.

Guests may check-in at the Visitor Center for tickets and a movie schedule (last tour of the day is at 3pm). Remember, all brochures and travel assistance offered at the Visitor Center is free! Before and/or after you visit the Interpretive Center, please enjoy our newly renovated Visitor Center lounge and Country Store where you can buy locally made gifts, books and more. Relax in our lounge while the kids work on pioneer inspired games and dress up in pioneer clothing for our "Who's Traveling the Trail" blog.

1726 Washington Street ● 503-657-9336 or 800-424-3002 ● historicoregoncity.com

Ermatinger House and Living History Tea & Textile Museum
This heritage site is closed at this time for necessary repairs.
Built in 1845, this is the oldest house in Clackamas County. As Lovejoy and Francis W. Pettygrove flipped a coin here to decide the name of the City that is now Portland. Experience living history teas, explore the oldest house in Clackamas County and view beautiful vintage clothing.
619 6th Street 503-650-1851

Museum of the Oregon Territory
This heritage site is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm through December 15. Exhibits include a Ralph Eddy photo exhibit, Native American artifacts, the history of power generation at Willamette Falls, items from Clackamas County families from the 19th & 20th centuries and the extensive collection of the Kaegi pharmacy. Admission to the Museum of the Oregon Territory is free. For a calendar of events visit www.clackamashistory.org.
211 Tumwater Drive 503-655-5574

Oregon City Municipal Elevator
Take a ride to the top of the only outdoor municipal elevator in the United States for a scenic view of Oregon City and beyond. See for yourself how thousands of people truly consider this their “vertical” street.
Open Monday – Saturday, 6:45 am – 7:00 pm, and Sunday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.
300 7th Street 503-657-0891

Stevens-Crawford Heritage House
Built in 1907-08, this home contains all original furniture of Medorem Crawford’s, who was a wagon master who brought pioneers across the Oregon Trail. The house is open Thursday - Saturday, 12:00 - 4:00 pm.
603 6th Street 503-655-2866

RECREATION & LEISURE

Haggart Observatory
The only public observatory in Western Oregon, is open to the public at dusk on clear Saturdays. Located at the Clackamas Community College, John Inskeep Environmental Learning Center.
19600 S. Molalla Avenue
503-657-6958 ext. 5665

Oregon City Golf Club
18-holes golf course with picturesque views of Mt. Hood.
20124 S. Beavercreek Road
503-518-2846

Oregon City Public Library
While working on the location of a permanent home, the library is located at the Carnegie Center. The Carnegie is much smaller than the previous location so much of the collection is moved into storage.
On-site are all items currently designated as NEW, all DVDs and CD audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, select reference and non-fiction, select non-new fiction and paperbacks, and select Children’s and
Young Adult.
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: Noon – 5:00 pm
606 John Adams Street ● 503-657-8269
orcity.org/library

Oregon City Swimming Pool
Recreational and family swimming, adult lap swims, water exercise and of course swimming lessons are available through the City of Oregon City’s Swimming Pool. The pool and party room may be rented as well. The Oregon City Swim Team is a competitive swim team offering an environment where all swimmer levels can be successful. For more info call 503-655-4169.
1211 Jackson Street ● 503-657-8273
ocpool.org

Skateboard Park
Located near the entrance of Clackamette Park.
1955 Clackamette Drive ● 503-657-8299

Stone Creek Golf Club
18-hole golf course that captures the challenge of a highly rated course at a good value.
14603 S. Stoneridge Drive ● 503-518-4653


AGRITOURISM

Hopkins Demonstration Forest
140 acre demonstration forest with 3-miles of trails, interpretive exhibits, covered picnic areas, drinking water, amphitheater. Activities include free 90-minute guided tours, geo-caches, educational programs, community events and volunteer projects. Open daily.
16750 S Brockway Road ● 503-632-2150

Oregon City Farmers Market
Fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods, seafood, nursery stock, eggs, cheese, wine, live music, kids activities, horticulture & natural resource booths, master gardeners, food & beverage, nutrition demos, education and fun!
May through October, Saturdays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2051 Kaen Rd. on Beavercreek
June through October, Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, 8th and Main, Downtown Oregon City
November through April, Saturdays twice a month, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 8th and Main, Downtown Oregon City
orcityfarmersmarket.com

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