Oregon City Municipal Elevator


The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is a 130-foot elevator that connects two neighborhoods in Oregon City—downtown and the historic McLoughlin neighborhood. The upper portion contains an observation deck which accounts for its flying saucer appearance. The only one of its kind in the country and one of only four in the world, the current municipal elevator was completed in 1955 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. The original water powered elevator was built in 1915.

The elevator is free to the public.


  • MONDAY: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • TUESDAY: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • WEDNESDAY: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • THURSDAY: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • FRIDAY: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • SATURDAY: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

  • SUNDAY: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM


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Oregon City Municipal Elevator
814 Main Street
Oregon City, OR, 97045
United States

Elevator Manager or Operator on Duty: 503.994.6633
Downtown Oregon City Association: 503.802.1640


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