About Oregon City
Downtown Oregon City is the civic and cultural heart of historic Oregon City. Opening a business in downtown Oregon City is not just joining a vibrant marketplace but a long-standing community. Just 13 miles south of Portland, it is a quaint small town with big city amenities. Established in 1829 by John McLoughlin and incorporated in 1844, Oregon City is the first incorporated city in the western United States and is the official end of the Oregon Trail. It has a proud industrial heritage and is home to generations of hardworking, independent Oregonians.
Carved out by the ice age and Missoula floods over 15,000 years ago, downtown Oregon City is nestled between a 100-foot bluff and the Willamette River and seated at the base of mighty Willamette Falls. It is the birthplace of industry in the American west and was once known for its lumber, paper, flour, and woolen mills. It is fast transforming into a vibrant business district on the cusp of something great. Now, as this special place reinvents itself, you have the opportunity to write the new chapter of Oregon’s Hometown™.
- National historic sites and the official end of the Oregon Trail
- Over 30 restaurants and pubs
- Over 40 retailers
- First floor vacancy: 9%
- 13 miles to downtown Portland and 60 miles from Mt. Hood
- TriMet transportation center in downtown
- Access to major highways
- Home of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project
- Population of Oregon City: 36,000 and rising!
- Population within 20 minutes: 474,526
Interested in opening a business or developing property in Downtown Oregon City? Email us or give us a call!