Oregon City attractions

Viewpoint in Oregon City

Municipal Elevator

Oregon City was initially built at river level, but as it grew, it moved higher. In 1912 residents started talking about an elevator that would join the 'lower' and 'upper' cities. A rickety version went into servic…
Museum in Oregon City

Museum of the Oregon Territory

Exhibits at this engaging museum include a chunk of the Willamette Meteorite, the largest meteorite found in the US (the rest is at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City). There's also information …
Historic Site in Oregon City

McLoughlin House

This 1845 house was built by John McLoughlin, who was called the 'father of Oregon' for his hand in helping found Oregon City – the West's first. At the time, most settlers lived in log cabins, and this two-story cl…
Museum in Oregon City

Stevens-Crawford House Museum

For a taste of the past, step into this historic museum. Owned by a pioneering family, the 1908 house still boasts most of its original furniture and other possessions, plus innovative (at the time) electric light f…