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Oregon City Municipal Elevator

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

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Nice historical marker

Beautiful views, great history on the wall photos, and the attendant in the elevator was so friendly, nice and informative!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful views, great history on the wall photos, and the attendant in the elevator was so friendly, nice and informative!

Thank robinmW5697HK
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Park on railroad street at the base of the elevator. The day we were there, there was ample parking at meters. The elevator ride is short. At the top if you turn right there is a lovely promenade atop the bluff from which you can see Oregon city, the bridges, and the falls. Lots of local dogs too! The other... More 

Thank Gabriela P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are traveling through Oregon City it's hard to miss this attraction. It is definitely something that you don't see everywhere. However, I don't think it is worth going out your way to see.

Thank philangie6370
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my home town. I enjoy seeing the historical photos and reading about the history of Oregon city that is all around the top of the elevator.

Thank Kristi M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Riding up Oregon City's elevator will only take a minute but do it. On the way in you will see cool shifting pictures of Oregon City's past and the building of the elevator. An attendant will take you up to the top where you can stop at the small observatory and look out at OC. When you get off you... More 

Thank Ann M
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay. it's not exactly a museum or "attraction" but the plaques sharing the town's history were fascinating and there was a real, live elevator operator in the car - I was AMAZED!

Thank ColeyBert
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this on the way to lunch after the End of the Oregon Trail museum. A very interesting example of civic innovation and investment. Beautiful views. The kids loved the elevator and the walk along the upper level park. Our elevator operator said he was flying a photojournalist over Mount St. Helens at the moment it exploded in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We took the elevator to check out this historic spot. We walked to Main St to stroll this quaint downtown area and have lunch. Very fun.

Thank SoCalIrish
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This electric elevator was built in 1955, replacing the original hydraulic elevator. After a 35' tunnel under the railroad tracks you arrive at the base, which whisks you 130' above the lower part of Oregon City to the bluffs above for a beautiful view of the surrounding city and Williamette River below. Note the historic pictures in the tunnel below... More 

Thank Jack B
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A rare view into life in Oregon City - then and now. 30 second ride up and down in a very unique setting. Give it a try! Lots of photos on the elevator of times gone by. A good history lesson.

Thank Vicki H

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