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Oregon City Municipal Elevator

Railroad & 7th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
+1 503-994-6633
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We love the elevator

We love our elevator. Iv lived in this town my entire life. We park up at the top and take the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
victoriasvintage
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Oregon City, Oregon
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Fun little jaunt

Fun thing to do for a few minutes while passing through town, neat history! Love the view and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann K
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San Francisco, California
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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.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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"
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"visiting oregon"
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"residential area"
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"friendly operators"
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"worth taking a look"
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"paper factory"
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"the river"
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"keep in mind"
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"viewing area"
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"main street"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love our elevator. Iv lived in this town my entire life. We park up at the top and take the elevator downtown since the now charge to park weekdays downtown which is crazy. Look around before you take the elevator downtown. It’s a beautiful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun thing to do for a few minutes while passing through town, neat history! Love the view and promenade walk at the top!

Thank Ann K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can skip the crowded weekend parking in downtown Oregon City by parking at the top of the hill and taking the elevator down. The view at the top is expansive all the way to the falls, and there are wonderful historical photos of the...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

I ride the elevator almost every day to and from work, and I'm always delighted... with the employees, with the view, with the wealth of knowledge everyone seems to have regarding the history of this treasure. And just to the left (or the right as...More

Thank MissEspee
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to Oregon City. We parked up on 2nd street and took to the elevator to main street walked around. Take time to read the information about the history of the city and elevator.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

I have lived in the Pacific NW my whole life and this is my first visit. I saw that Oregon City won the "2018 Great American Main Street Award" in the News, so I told my husband we should check it out. He took me...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 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 February 9, 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 February 4, 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 February 4, 2018

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

2  Thank Melanie S
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Michael S
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Carrie C | Property representative |
0 Votes The parking lot is at the intersection of 6th and High Street! During the week, 9am-5pm you would need to bring quarters to feed the parking meters. After 5 pm and on the weekends parking is free and without time... More
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Peter W
July 12, 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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