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Oregon City Municipal Elevator

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Address: I-205 to exit 10, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: +1 503-656-1619
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ROOM WITH A VIEW

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Portland, Or
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Portland, Or
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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GIG HARBOR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 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.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 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!!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is the only outdoor municipal elevator in the US. It is about 130-feet in height. It has an observation deck on the upper level that looks like a retro 1950s UFO spacecraft that has been pierced by a giant classic column from the Mediterranean. Or a strange and bizarre ultra modern torch replacement for the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We decided to walk around Oregon City and rode the Municipal elevator. There are very interesting pictures that change scene at the top of the elevator showing historical photos of the area and the Willamette Falls

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We noticed this tower standing over the city as we drove in over the bridge. We walked by it and decided to go up. There is actually an elevator operator inside. It takes you to an enclosed viewing platform with nice views of the river and city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

There's a grand view of Oregon City and Willamette Falls on the upper elevator platform. The murals on the walls show the early history of the area in a tech-y kind of way, changing scenes as you walk by. After riding the employee-operated elevator to the lower level, there's an exit on the right leading to a tree lined stairway.... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

If you are an elevator history buff this may be intriguing. We were new to the area and decided to explore downtown Oregon City. We literally walked/stumbled upon the elevator. There is a history of the elevator planning and viewing deck at the top. The elevator is open at certain times of the day (there is an elevator attendant that... More 

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