Introduction to Oregon City, Oregon
Oregon City, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 12 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city has a population of 25,754.
Oregon City History
Dr. John McLoughlin of the Hudson Bay Company established the city in 1829. Oregon City was the first city to be incorporated to the west of the Mississippi. In the 1840s and the 1850s, the city was the ideal place for those desiring to file land claims following their travel on the Oregon Trail. The city’s Oregon Spectator was the first newspaper to be published west of the Rocky Mountains.
Oregon City and nearby Attractions
- Hazelwood City Park
- Museum of the Oregon Territory
- The Haggart Astronomical Observatory
- Atkinson Park
Things To Do In Oregon City
The Haggart Astronomical Observatory is open to the public for viewing planets, stars and other space objects. Atkinson Park, Old Canemah City Park, Rivercrest Park and Abernethy Creek City Park are all in the area as well, while the Museum of the Oregon Territory is a popular local historical spot. The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is another historical site to visit. The city hosts the Clackamas Live and the Oregon Eel Fest every year.
Oregon City Transportation
The nearest air transportation facility is the Portland International Airport.
Oregon City Higher Education
Clackamas Community College is in the city. Other nearby colleges and universities include Lewis and Clark College, Portland State University, George Fox University and Clark College.