Introduction to Milwaukie, Oregon
Milwaukie, Oregon, in Clackamas county, is 5 miles S of Portland, Oregon.
It is believed that the city was named after Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1848. In 1850, the Milwaukie post office was established. The city was incorporated in 1903.
Milwaukie and nearby Attractions
- Barn Museum
- Portland Children's Museum
- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
- Champoeg State Park
- Milo McIver State Park
- McLoughlin House National Historic Site
Things To Do In Milwaukie
The city of Milwaukie is home to a number of recreation parks, including the Rooster Rock State Park, the Molalla River State Park, the Tryon Creek State Natural Area and the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site. The Harlow House Museum, Portland Art Museum, the American Advertising Museum and the Rail Depot Museum all offer insight into the area’s history. Opportunities for fishing and boating are available at Crystal Lake and Kellogg Lake.
Air transportation facilities are available at Portland International Airport.
Milwaukie Higher Education
Portland State University, Lewis and Clark College and Clackamas Community College are the local centers of higher education.