Oregon City Municipal Elevator

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Oregon City Municipal Elevator

Oregon City Municipal Elevator
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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
About
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.
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Eilir7733
Sisters, OR3 contributions
Fun Historical Experience
Jul 2020
This is a cool place to visit. Lots of history here. Also you can park either at the top or the bottom, and explore the historic upper part or the historic downtown part at the bottom. It doesn't cost money. Definitely look up the pictures and history online before you visit!
Written January 5, 2021
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2018EllieD
Oregon City, OR8 contributions
Great view of the city; smooth ride
Oct 2019
Love the changing pictures in the waiting area on top. Attendant in the elevator is always friendly. Very convenient parking on the streets around the elevator. Makes easy access to the events going on downtown.
Written February 27, 2020
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jessicarS5949SM
Oregon City, OR22 contributions
Afternoon walk!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Walked Promenade. Beautiful Willamette Falls View and downtown Oregon City Views. Fun history information posted in elevator. Elevator has an attendant that can offer ideas for points of interest.
Written February 11, 2020
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leahlo91017
Oregon City, OR37 contributions
Takin a walk
Oct 2019
We had some friends come and visit from out of town, we took them to downtown OC, We went to the OC Municipal Elevator, the elevator operators are fantastically friendly, they always have a smile on their face and a warm welcome. Also when you get to the top what a great view! Also it’s FREE!!
Written October 20, 2019
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ECaldeira
26 contributions
Cool History...a view... even an elevator operator
Oct 2019
It was just too fun. With pictures that change when you walk by and a great view of the city and waterfalls. Don’t forget to walk the promenade too. It was just something different to do.
Written October 8, 2019
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ministerofsillywalks
49 contributions
History and a view
Jul 2019 • Family
Nice bit of history along with a beautiful view. A plus is walking the stairs back down will keep a teenager engaged and wanting a drink after.
Written September 3, 2019
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Tony S
Portland, OR413 contributions
Great way to see Oregon City
Aug 2019
Definitely a MUST do if you are visiting Oregon City. The Oregon City Municipal Elevator continues to operate as one of only four municipal elevators in the world. It takes you up over 100 feet for terrifi views of the city.
Written August 24, 2019
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Patrick C
Oregon City, OR3 contributions
Stunning vista of the West Coast's Oldest City!
Apr 2019
A free elevator ride takes you up a few stories, and the Willamette River Valley is laid out before you. Compare photo displays of how the area looked over 100 years ago to how it appears now. Enjoy the ride... it's free!
Written August 7, 2019
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Scott Failmezger
Oregon City, OR818 contributions
A Must See
May 2019 • Couples
The Oregon City Elevator is the only vertical street in America and it is free to ride. The walls inside the observation deck show the history of Oregon City. The deck provides a panoramic view of the city.
Written August 4, 2019
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davekcpa1
Maui, HI128 contributions
Sixty Five Year Old Elevator
Jul 2019 • Friends
It was during my childhood that I last remember an elevator operator. It has been updated and has a view from the top.
Parking is free at the top!
Written July 25, 2019
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  • Mon - Sat 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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