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Oregon City Municipal Elevator

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Address: I-205 to exit 10, Oregon City, OR 97045
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+1 503-656-1619

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Take your time and read about the history. This is really cool. Take the stairs back down. Walk the trail at the top. This never gets old.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Oregon City, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Centered in an important historical area. Views of the Willamette are great. The elevator is hydraulic and the toilets don't flush in the neighborhood while the elevator goes up. Just the houses in this neighborhood were the end of the Oregon Trail.

Thank tiredandtravelled
Oregon City, Oregon
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Take your time and read about the history. This is really cool. Take the stairs back down. Walk the trail at the top. This never gets old.

Thank johngM6161PP
Canby, Oregon
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54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have taken the elevator yearly to see the beautiful view. The historical paintings are very interesting. We always enjoy walking the promenade at the top.

Thank Chauka
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I always park above and ride the elevator down when I shop or go to restaurants in downtown Oregon City. Parking can get quite congested downtown, but up on the bluff it's pretty stress-free. Most everything is within easy walking distance. The views from the observation area and along the promenade are spectacular.

Thank BippyRay
Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

A fun thing to do with kids. The view is great at the top!! A little bit of history for all to see for free.

Thank soaktime
Portland, Or
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is access literally from uptown to downtown Oregon City and it has a great view of the historic downtown from Singer Hill. Oregon City has many historic areas to visit, from Willamette Falls to the Old OC Arch Bridge and a view if it from the elevators enclosed viewing area would be one not to... More 

Thank mjrock
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249 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

A quick little ride but fun to see the view at the top and the walk to the falls isn't far. Love the elevator attendant.

Thank mom2my4boyz
Vancouver, Washington
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113 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I've passed this landmark in Oregon City many times and decided to see what it was all about. Parking was easy and the elevator is free! The views are special and the most interesting part was the photos lining the walls of the observatory. They each have a present day photo which changes if you move slightly to a back... More 

Thank Theresa A
Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This outdoor elevator is unique, with lots of historical value. It is the only one in the US. It is just a short distance form beautiful Willamette Falls.

Thank Bob W
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This Oregon City Landmark has been there since I was a kid! An enjoyable way to transition from the lower level of the city, to the upper. Lots of history on both levels and a wonderful spot to view the Willamette River and the historic buildings of the downtown, including the Court House on the bank of the Willamette River!!

Thank Gary B

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