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Oregon City Municipal Elevator

Railroad & 7th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
+1 503-994-6633
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Excellent. Make sure it is open and say hello to the wonderful operator inside the elevator cab... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cyrico
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Oregon City, Oregon
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One person-one elevator office

Ever see a person who's office is in an elevator? Well you can at OC's muni elevator. Ive taken... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
TIE T
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The Oregon City Municipal Elevator has been in operation for over 100 years. The original elevator was constructed in 1915. It was powered by hydrolics and took about three minutes to reach the top of the bluff. In 1925 it was converted to electric power that was being generated by the water flowing from the Willamette river. The current elevator was completed in May of 1955. It was included on the National Register of Historic places in May of 2014. The elevator is owned by Oregon City and staffed by the Downtown Oregon City Association. Current hours are Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm and Sunday 10am-7pm.
  • Excellent53%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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Railroad & 7th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
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+1 503-994-6633
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"municipal elevator"
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"great view"
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"historical photos"
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"the upper level"
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"observation deck"
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"willamette falls"
in 17 reviews
"main st"
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"visiting oregon"
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"arch bridge"
in 6 reviews
"residential area"
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"friendly operators"
in 2 reviews
"short distance"
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"worth taking a look"
in 2 reviews
"paper factory"
in 3 reviews
"the river"
in 10 reviews
"singer hill"
in 3 reviews
"keep in mind"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent. Make sure it is open and say hello to the wonderful operator inside the elevator cab. Walk to the falls.

Thank Cyrico
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Ever see a person who's office is in an elevator? Well you can at OC's muni elevator. Ive taken this lift for a variety of reasons...one was during a massive snow storm when buses cldnt get up the hill. Thank the makers! Cool pics in...More

Thank TIE T
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Top floor of the public elevator has a great view of the downtown section and river. Operator was enthusiastic and informative.

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Park above and avoid parking fees while visiting Oregon City. Elevator is free and view is priceless .

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Great view of downtown Oregon City from the top viewing area, Nice access to downtown OC. Interesting historical facts available in the viewing area.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We loved visiting this old mill town nestled on the Williamette River and taking this elevator to the top of the cliffs where the old historic homes are located.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

First trip in the 50's. Loved it then and I still love it. When it opened they had an operator on board. Used to operate the elevator wrapped in blankets from the cold. Now is run like any elevator. Another job lost to automation.

Thank auto5
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

When I was a boy many years ago I couldn't wait till we went to town and ride up and down the elevator while my mom was buying groceries downtown. This was the highlight of my week. I later found out the elevator was built...More

Thank seadogrme
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This elevator gives Oregon City something unique to brag about, and it's definitely work a few minutes to stop in and see it. But it's really odd. It overlooks the town below and contains panels that flip from old to new as you walk past....More

Thank MouseDance
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view of Willamette river falls in an elevator with an operator. It has history and only one like it east of Missippi

Thank gksoc
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Peter W
12 July 2016|
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Response from Sandra C | Reviewed this property |
The city hires an outside company to handle the staffing of the elevator. Call Oregon City City Hall and they can direct you to the current company who has the elevator contract.
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