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Address: I-205 to exit 10, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: 503 656 1619
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Who woulda thought, an elevator ride......

I've read this is the only city-owned elevator in the country, Also that many years ago it was a wooden contraption, getting workers up and down from lower level to up on the hill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Oregon City, Oregon
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Oregon City, Oregon
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've read this is the only city-owned elevator in the country, Also that many years ago it was a wooden contraption, getting workers up and down from lower level to up on the hill and back, however what is there now is all I have been on... And today, it is mostly for the casual rider. Occasionally however when the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kids and adults love riding the municipal elevator up and down the cliffside in downtown Oregon City. From the top, visitors have a great view of Willamette Falls, historic Arch Bridge, the Willamette River and the downtown layout of Oregon City. Of special interest is the display of lenticular historic scenes of Oregon City - as you move around the... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I had lived here many years and had the pleasure of getting to know the artist who developed the artwork at the elevator. My first time up the elevator was an exciting adventure. It had been years since I had the privilege of being taken up and down the elevator by a professional operator.

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Thank Irenemerm
Oregon City, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Nothing like a free ride on a historical elevator! Kids, adults....all enjoy the little ride from downtown Oregon City to take in a fantastic panoramic view all the way into downtown Portland. Especially fun to bring out of Towners :)

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Thank Wendy W
Oregon City, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great pictures showing 3views of different aspects of the town. This a free elevator and I have ridden both the old &a new elevator since the 1940's!

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Thank Barbara D
Hillsboro, Oregon
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I have lived in Oregon City for many years and I used to take this all the time when meeting up with my Mom who worked at the Courthouse. The view is breathtaking and the elevator operators are funny!

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great view and loaded with history. Free. Gets you from up on the hill to the main street area. Elevator conductor is always pleasant.

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Thank RN4
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you get the chance, check this landmark out. Lots of great history, great views along the bluff as well. It's not the space needle but still fun for the family and out of towners.

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Thank Doug F
Portland, Oregon
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It's an elevator with a viewing platform. The view is of old Downtown Oregon City, which is NOT that picturesque, but is Historic. That combination always makes me sad. View old Paper factory and Willamette Falls...eh! If this as placed on the WEST Bluff by 205 Highway, it would be a spectacular view of the Willamette River, Oregon City and... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Cheap, informative, awesome view, historical and FREE! Park at the top and grab a Co of coffee at singer hill, go Down the elevator and check out the stores, views and bars.

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