Historic Oregon City is perched on the bluffs overlooking thundering Willamette Falls and situated in the lush green valley at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas rivers. Oregon City has a long-standing reputation for its livability and growing economic climate. Known as "The City at the End of the Oregon Trail," Oregon City has easy access to all the amenities of the Portland metropolitan area while maintaining the quality of small-town life. It is ideally located less than 30 minutes from downtown Portland and the Portland International Airport. The County seat of Clackamas County, Oregon City was the original capital city of the Oregon Territory. The city (population 34,860) occupies a territory of approximately 9.2 square miles. Interstate 205 and State Highways 99E and 213 provide links to Portland, Salem, Canby, and Southwest Clackamas County.
Manufacturing has been the historic economic mainstay of Oregon City. However, the city is moving to a more widely diversified business community. The support of city and county government continues to draw a growing number of businesses to Oregon City. A wide array of manufacturing, retail, health care, construction, and service industry firms make up the business base in Oregon City. The City is committed to building a dynamic community that leads the State in safety, economic opportunity, livability and historic significance.
Oregon and the Portland Region
With the abundance of rivers, excellent golf courses, and the proximity to Mt. Hood and the Oregon Coast, Oregon City offers an expansive range of recreational opportunities. Boaters, water and snow skiers, swimmers, golfers, and anglers have virtually a limitless playground in and around Oregon City.