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  • Open Job - Police Records Specialist May 2016
    Human Resources
    04/25/2016 - 4:50pm

    The City of Oregon City is recruiting for the position of Police Records Specialist.  This is a non-sworn position with the Oregon City Police Department.  Application, resume and supplemental questions are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 10, 2016 or when 75 applications have been received, whichever occurs first.

  • Open Job - April 2016 Temporary/Seasonal Public Works Maintenance Specialist
    Human Resources
    04/21/2016 - 9:11am

    The City of Oregon City is seeking to establish a hiring list of qualified candidates that can fill the position of temporary/seasonal Utility Maintenance Specialist with the Public Works Operations Division.

    This is a non-union position with no benefits.

    $14.00 per hour for non-CDL holders and $17.00 per hour for those that hold a CDL.

  • Community Grant Programs
    04/20/2016 - 7:03am
    Community Grants

    Enhancement Grant Application Online

  • Open Job - Parks Maintenance Specialist I 2016
    Human Resources
    04/19/2016 - 9:08am

    The City of Oregon City is recruiting for the position of Parks Maintenance Specialist I.  The Park Maintenance Specialist I is the first in a three-tiered grounds career ladder.  The Parks Maintenance Specialist I performs a variety of work involving grounds and landscape maintenance of public access grounds, gardens and sport/play fields.

  • Friday Night Fun Swim
    Swimming Pool
    04/15/2016 - 8:29am

    Join us for FUN every

    First Friday Night of the month!



  • Program and Pool Closures
    Swimming Pool
    04/14/2016 - 12:25pm
    City of Oregon City

    Closed all day Monday, July 4th

    Fall 2016 Closure: August 27th - September 11th

  • Indoor Playground!
    Swimming Pool
    04/14/2016 - 9:07am
    City of Oregon City

    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am-12pm. $3 per kid, parents and kids under 12 months are FREE! 

    The last day for Indoor Playground will be Friday, May 27th. Indoor play will resume in mid October. 

  • Grant Programs
    Economic Development
    04/11/2016 - 12:42pm
    City of Oregon City

    A healthy city must have a healthy downtown that is welcoming and appealing to pedestrians that come to shop, work and play. It is critical that the frontages and uses of buildings are oriented toward creating a comfortable and interesting pedestrian environment.

  • Open Job - Reserve Police Officer May 2016
    Human Resources
    04/11/2016 - 9:53am

    The City of Oregon City is establishing a hiring list for Reserve Police Officer.

  • Adaptive Reuse/Rehabilitation Grants
    Economic Development
    04/05/2016 - 9:49am
    City of Oregon City

    Are you a business or a commercial property owner in the Downtown Urban Renewal District looking to repurpose an interior space?

    Did you know that the Oregon City Urban Renewal Agency offers grants to help with these types of projects? 

  • Movies in the Park 2016
    Parks and Recreation
    04/04/2016 - 11:23am
    City of Oregon City
  • Design and Construction Standards/Drawings
    Public Works
    03/31/2016 - 3:07pm
    Design and Construction Standard

    The city finds it necessary to establish and implement uniform engineering design standards and drawings for all Public Works sanitary sewer projects, water distribution system projects, storm sewer projects, and transportation projects in the interest of health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Oregon City.

  • Water Quality Reports
    Public Works
    03/30/2016 - 4:00pm
    City of Oregon City

    WELCOME to Oregon City’s Annual Water Quality Report for 2016. The drinking water quality data presented is based on monitoring results from the calendar year 2015.

  • Measure 3-479 - Wesley Lynn Park on the May 17, 2016 Ballot
    City Recorder
    03/23/2016 - 10:36am
    City of Oregon City


    A portion of Wesley Lynn Park status change to allow construction of a public road and utilities in on the May ballot.

  • Latest News on Library Expansion
    03/22/2016 - 3:07pm

    Check out the Library Construction Camera!

    Watch the building project progress!

    Due to construction, there is intermittent work in 6th Street between Jefferson and John Adams, impacting parking. 

    Upon completion of that work, on or around April 4, 2016, workers will be working in Jefferson Street between 6th and 7th Streets. This will also impact parking. Sorry for this inconvenience!


  • Meet Your Building Department
    03/22/2016 - 9:09am

    The Building Division is located at:

    221 Molalla Avenue
    Suite 200
    Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    03/21/2016 - 9:58am
    Suspect photo

    News Release from Oregon City Police Dept.
    Posted on FlashAlert: September 9th, 2015 1:43 PM

  • Economic Development Incentive Program
    Economic Development
    03/21/2016 - 9:00am

    The City of Oregon City is pleased to announce the Economic Development Incentive Program (EDIP), a matching grant program for traded-sector businesses. In order to incentivize the development of commercial property, the City has set aside $ 150, 000 to subsidize projects that will positively impact the business community and the economic vitality of Oregon City.

  • Commissioner Renate Mengelberg, Position No. 4
    City Commission
    03/18/2016 - 2:37pm
    Renate Mengelberg, City Commission

    Commissioner Renate Mengelberg
    Position No. 4
    Appointed to fill vacancy, June 3, 2015 to 
    December 31, 2016 
    Election in November of 2016 will fill the remainder of
    this term ending December 31, 2018

    Cell: 503-504-5882
    Fax: 503-657-7026 (fax)

  • Urban Renewal
    Economic Development
    03/17/2016 - 9:16am
    City of Oregon City

    Urban Renewal has changed the face of downtown Oregon City. 

  • Budget Committee
    City Recorder
    03/16/2016 - 9:10pm

    The Budget Committee meets on a biennial basis in April to receive the budget message, review the proposed budget, provide opportunity for public input, and approve the budget and tax rates. The Committee is established pursuant to ORS 294.414.

  • Downtown Parking Information
    Code Enforcement
    03/16/2016 - 9:59am
    Employee Parking Map

    PUBLIC PARKING -- Please contact 503-496-1559 to purchase. (Employee Parking Map)

    VISITOR PARKING - See visitor map below.

    JUROR PARKING - The designated juror parking is located at the Municipal Parking Lot at 1220 Main St.  The cost is $5. for the whole day.  The kiosk accepts the following form of payment:  coin, bills ($1. or $5.), and credit cards.  No Change is given.

    DISABLED PERSON PARKING PERMIT INFORMATION - Please see the link below or visit the DMV website at

    PRIVATE PARKING -- Additional parking is available using private off-street parking spaces provided by private property owners. These are available in and near the Historic Downtown Area Please contact the owners by telephone to arrange use of these spaces.


    SURVEY - Please take a moment and participate in a Downtown Parking Survey.

  • Trail News!
    03/15/2016 - 1:48pm
    Trail News

    The Spring 2016 Trail News is now available! Read about Community Events and activity schedules. Read the Current Trail News

  • Building Division Policies
    03/07/2016 - 2:57pm

    The following attachments on this page will guide you through the current policies and procedures that our Building Division follows.

  • Clackamette RV Park
    Parks and Recreation
    03/03/2016 - 12:00pm
    Clackamette RV Park riverview sites


    Clackamette RV Park Closed

    The RV Park will be closed

    December 7th for the winter season.

    Re-open date to be determined.

    **Dump station is currently OPEN**

  • NPDES Documents Page
    Public Works
    03/01/2016 - 2:27pm
    City of Oregon City

    Oregon City's Stormwater Discharge Permit was reissued on March 16, 2012.  Oregon City is one of 13 co-permittees that comprise the Clackamas County Group.  You can view the new permit here:

    Oregon City's Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP) has been revised to reflect new permit requirements.  You can view it by clicking on the attachment below.

  • State of the City 2016
    02/26/2016 - 4:08pm
    City of Oregon City

    Click here to watch the entire State of the City 2016 address by Mayor Dan Holladay.


  • Open Job - Daytime Swim Lesson Instructor and Lifeguard 2016
    Human Resources
    02/24/2016 - 10:14am

    The City of Oregon City Swimming Pool is accepting applications for the position of Daytime Swim Lesson Instructor and Lifeguard.


    $9.35/hr.  This position will close on Wednesday December 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.; however, this position may close sooner.


    Only on-line applications will be accepted.

  • Open Job - Water Exercise Instructor 2016
    Human Resources
    02/24/2016 - 10:13am

    The City of Oregon City Swimming Pool is accepting applications for the position of Water Exercise Instructor.


    $12.00/hr.  This position will close on Thursday December 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.; however, this position may close sooner.


    Only on-line applications will be accepted.


  • City Commission Election
    City Recorder
    02/19/2016 - 11:30am
    Woman with Gavel

    Registration for the November 8, 2016 City Commission election will open June 1, 2016.    

  • 2016 City Commission Election
    City Recorder
    02/19/2016 - 10:16am
    City of Oregon City


    2016 City Commission Election:  Candidate Filing Begins June 1, 2016

  • Open Job - Lifeguard 2016
    Human Resources
    02/10/2016 - 3:00pm

    The City of Oregon City Swimming Pool is accepting applications for the position of Lifeguard.


    $9.25/hr.  This position will close on Thursday December 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.; however, this position may close sooner.


    Only on-line applications will be accepted.


  • Available Properties
    Economic Development
    01/28/2016 - 10:58am
    City of Oregon City Land of Opportunity

    Oregon City is the Land of Opportunity. Check out available industrial and commercial properties here...

  • Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee
    Public Works
    01/21/2016 - 3:19pm
    Document Cover


    Check here to find out more about Oregon City's PMUF or street fee. 

  • Open Job - Summer Day Camp Counselor 2016
    Human Resources
    01/15/2016 - 2:11pm

    The City of Oregon City Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for the position of Summer Day Camp Counselor.


    $9.25/hr.  This position will close on Friday April 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.; however, this position may close sooner.


    Only on-line applications will be accepted.


  • Oregon City Website Survey
    12/02/2015 - 5:48pm

    We are collecting some feedback for a website re-design. Please take a moment to complete this quick survey, and help be a part of our new site!


    Thank you!

  • E.V.A.D.D. Traffic School
    12/01/2015 - 10:21am
    EVADD Registration

    Education on Vehicle Awareness and Defensive Driving

    We are pleased to offer online registration for traffic related classes. To register click here:
    Select the class you wish to attend and complete the registration. Once the registration is complete you will receive an emailed confirmation that your registration was successful.

  • New City Manager Hiring Profile
    City Manager
    11/10/2015 - 5:16pm
    City of Oregon City

    At the City Commission meeting on November 4, 2015 the Commission established standards, criteria and policy directives for hiring the new City Manager in accordance with ORS 192.660(7).

  • Willamette Falls Legacy Project
    10/14/2015 - 2:12pm
    City of Oregon City

    For the first time in 150 years, Oregonians have the opportunity to rediscover a cultural and scenic treasure: Willamette Falls.

  • Budget Documents
    10/12/2015 - 5:00pm
    City of Oregon City

    The City prepares the biennial budget in accordance with Oregon budget law. 

  • Carnegie Spraypark
    Parks and Recreation
    09/15/2015 - 9:18am
    Spraypark fun

    The Spraypark is closed for the season.

    It will reopen after Memorial Day weekend (weather, staff and seasonal maintenance permitting).

  • Rivercrest Spraypark
    Parks and Recreation
    09/15/2015 - 9:18am
    Sprayparks Now Open!

    The Spraypark is closed for the season.

    It will reopen after Memorial Day weekend (weather, staff and seasonal maintenance permitting).

  • Filbert Run Master Plan
    Parks and Recreation
    09/10/2015 - 8:45am
    Filbert Run Master Plan

    The 3.5-acre Filbert Run Park property is located in Oregon City in the Hazel Grove/Westling Farm neighborhood on the south side of Hazelnut Avenue, between Vincent Drive and Hazel Grove Drive.

  • Glen Oak Master Plan
    Parks and Recreation
    09/10/2015 - 8:44am
    Glen Oak Master Plan

    The Glen Oak Park property located at 14491 South Glen Oak Road is a 9.1-acre site located in the Caufield neighborhood of Oregon City.

  • Online and Telephone Utility Payments!
    08/18/2015 - 6:45am
    Online Utility Bill Payments

    You may pay your utility bill 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, using our automated phone system or over the web using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or debit card.  We encourage you to pay your bill electronically!

  • Nearly 70% of Residents Represented by Tri-City Sewer District Demand Better Governance
    Public Works
    08/13/2015 - 1:18pm
    City of Oregon City


    On July 28, 2015, the Gladstone City Council unanimously passed a Resolution calling upon the Board of Clackamas County Commissioners to change the governance structure of the Tri-City Service District, run by the County. The Gladstone Resolution mirrors a similar resolution passed unanimously by the Oregon City Commission.

  • Fireworks Safety Tips and Reminders
    Code Enforcement
    06/30/2015 - 4:37pm
    City of Oregon City


    Protect Your Family From Fireworks Related Fires & Injuries

  • Hot weather cooling options
    Pioneer Center
    06/26/2015 - 8:52am
    City of Oregon City

    Hot weather is coming! If you are out and about and need some relief from the heat, here are a list of local facilities that can offer a place to cool off. 

  • Management of Oregon City's Most Valuable Asset
    Public Works
    05/14/2015 - 12:03pm
    City of Oregon City


    Your Oregon City Rights-of-Way:  The City's Most Valuable Asset!

  • Notice of Ballot Title - Initiative Petition
    City Recorder
    05/08/2015 - 4:23pm
    City of Oregon City


    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any elector of the City may file a petition for judicial review with the Circuit Court for Clackamas County no later than May 15, 2015.

  • Filming in Oregon City
    City Manager
    04/28/2015 - 3:06pm

    We are pleased that you are considering filming in Oregon City! Historic Oregon City has such a diverse and beautiful landscape, buildings and historic homes to choose from for your filming needs. Please contact Katie Durfee, the Assistant to the City Manager, for information on how to obtain the film permit and get the process rolling.

  • Economic Strategy
    Economic Development
    04/24/2015 - 4:43pm
    Economic Development Strategies

    The October 2012 Economic Development Strategy report has strategies for economic strength. 

  • About the City Commission
    City Commission
    03/24/2015 - 2:09pm

    The City Commission is composed of a mayor and four Commissioners elected from the City at large for terms of four years each, and for no more than two terms in any ten-year period. A Commission President is elected by the Commission at the beginning of each year to perform the duties of Mayor in the absence of that officer.

  • Our Partners
    Economic Development
    02/18/2015 - 3:32pm
    City of Oregon City

    This list was created to provide additional support for your business endeavors. Check out these great organizations we've partnered with to provide the best support team our community has to offer. 

  • Pre-application conference requests can now be submitted online
    02/10/2015 - 11:55am

    The Planning Division has moved to an online form for pre-application conference requests, replacing the old paper form.  In order to improve the process and the information provided to applicants, the online form asks for greater detail and more information from the applicant.  P

  • Mt. Hood Territory Visitor Center at the End of the Oregon Trail is open this Summer!
    Parks and Recreation
    02/05/2015 - 1:30pm
    End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

    Visit the official End of the Oregon Trail in Historic Oregon City this summer! Come explore our exhibits on the Oregon Trail and Clackamas County history, shop for unique gifts from local vendors and participate in pioneer inspired games and activities, FREE!

  • Waterboard Park
    Parks and Recreation
    02/05/2015 - 12:56pm
    Waterboard Park

    More information about Waterboard Park:


    921 Waterboard Park Road

  • Vertical Housing Development Zone
    Economic Development
    01/22/2015 - 5:50pm
    Vertical Housing Map

    The City of Oregon City has received approval form the Oregon Housing & Community Services Department to designate a Vertical Housing Development Zone (VHDZ).  The Zone is within the existing Mixed Use Downtown (MUD) Planning District, which is also within the City’s Urban Renewal District.  

  • Community Investment Initiative
    Economic Development
    01/22/2015 - 4:32pm
    Community Investment Initiative

    The Community Investment Initiative Development Readiness Pilot Program focuses on assisting communities in identifying strengths and weaknesses associated with the development readiness of a municipality. Oregon City was chosen as the sole pilot jurisdiction to participate in this program.

  • Downtown Oregon City
    Economic Development
    01/22/2015 - 3:16pm
    Downtown Oregon City

    Downtown Oregon City has been making some big changes the last few years. In conjunction with The Downtown Oregon City Association and the Urban Renewal Commission, a large amount of support is available to those interested in becoming a part of the downtown core. 

  • Land Use Notices
    12/24/2014 - 1:47pm
    Land Use Notices

    We have archives of Land Use notices dating back to 2003. You may access these archives, or be notified of new land use notices as they are announced, in several ways:

    1. Go to the Land Use Notices Page. You may search and sort by the year of the Notice, access attachments, view the application package, and other information.

    2. RSS feed - Get notified automatically of new Land Use notices via an RSS feed. Have new notices sent to your email or directly into your web browser.

  • Oregon City Receives Heritage All-Star Community Designation
    12/22/2014 - 10:33am
    Heritage All-Star Community

    Oregon City Receives Heritage All-Star Community Designation

    Oregon City has been designated by the Oregon Heritage Commission as an “Oregon Heritage All-Star Community.” The commission created the All-Star program to recognize the strong efforts by communities to broadly preserve and develop heritage resources.

  • New GIS Website
    12/17/2014 - 3:45pm
    GIS Homepage

    We have rebuilt our entire GIS website! It makes finding PDF maps, dynamic GIS data and applications, and navigating GIS information much easier.  Click the link below to proceed to the new site, or read on to learn more.

  • Mapping Portal
    12/17/2014 - 11:41am
    City of Oregon City


    We've updated OCWebMaps! Our Mapping Portal, has a new look and feel and includes new web mapping applications.

  • Water...Do Your Part
    11/06/2014 - 10:05am
    Water drops on leaf

    Oregon City is proud to join other local agencies in sponsoring KOIN's Water...Do Your Part Campaign which helps us identify simple things we can do to keep our rivers and streams healthy.

  • ELECTION RESULTS: November 4, 2014
    City Recorder
    11/05/2014 - 10:36am

    Click here for the Nov. 4, 2014 Oregon City Election Results.



    The Oregon City ballot for the November 4, 2014 Election contains one ballot measure, No. 3-463, and six candidates for three elective offices.

  • Municipal Court Online Payments
    Municipal Court
    10/07/2014 - 8:50am
    Online payments

    We are now accepting online payments for Court fees. In our efforts to provide better and more efficient options we are happy to provide this service.



  • 2nd Annual Oregon City Parks Day - August 1, 2014
    07/29/2014 - 1:15pm
    2nd Annual Oregon City Parks Day 2014


    PLEASE JOIN US FOR A FREE EVENING OF FUN! 2nd Annual Parks Day at Wesley Lynn Park - 2901 Frontier Pkwy - Friday, August 1, 2014

  • Downtown Street Closures - Saturday, July 26th 6:30am-10pm
    07/25/2014 - 2:42pm
    Road Closed
  • TriMet Launches Outreach Process
    06/27/2014 - 7:45am
    City of Oregon City

    TriMet has launched their outreach process for considering bus service changes in connection with Portland-Milwaukie light rail.

  • RFP for Listing & Marketing Urban Renewal Agency Property
    Economic Development
    05/05/2014 - 6:40pm

    The City of Oregon City Urban Renewal Agency (URA) is seeking to contract to list and market URA properties. For more information please review the request for proposal. For additional information contact Eric Underwood, 503-496-1552 or

  • Public Education and Oregon City's Water Quality Program
    Public Works
    05/01/2014 - 9:33am
    City of Oregon City

    Oregon City Public Works is committed to providing public education and outreach activities that help Oregon City residents understand where their drinking water comes from, make informed choices about their drinking water, understand how everyday activities can affect water quality, and make informed choices about improving water quality.

  • The City and School District Partner for a Win-Win
    03/18/2014 - 12:42pm
    City of Oregon City


    The City of Oregon City and the Oregon City School District have reached a tentative agreement for the reuse of school district property.  See full press release.

  • Construction Projects
    Public Works
    03/14/2014 - 2:40pm
    City of Oregon City

    At any given time, the City of Oregon City has multiple capital construction projects underway. From design to construction, check out our construction project links to find out what is going on in Oregon City.

  • Oregon City's Newell Creek Canyon - Our Big Backyard!
    Public Works
    02/12/2014 - 3:13pm
    City of Oregon City

    Oregon City's Newell Creek Canyon is in the news!  Metro recently published its quarterly magazine featuring the Urban Forest that is right in our own backyard. 

  • Grady Waxenfelter Fund
    02/12/2014 - 1:06pm
    City of Oregon City

    A donation fund has been set up for Grady Waxenfelter's family by the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation (CCOBF). 

  • Volunteer Park Host Application
    Human Resources
    02/06/2014 - 10:19am

    The City of Oregon City is now accepting applications for Volunteer Park Host.  This is a volunteer position with no wage or benefits.  The City of Oregon City will insure Park Hosts for liability and workers' compensation while performing volunteer duties.  Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test.


  • Streetscape Improvements Begin Downtown
    01/27/2014 - 9:23am
    Downtown Oregon City


    In addition to the construction project underway at 10th and Main and at other locations on Main Street, the Main Street pedestrian improvement project between 5th and 10th Streets was advertised by ODOT and construction bids were opened on October 20. 


  • Transparency, Open Government, and Citizen Participation
    City Recorder
    01/17/2014 - 5:26pm
    City of Oregon City

    Oregon City: A Leader in Open Government and Transparency

    In 2008, the City Commission’s Goal #5 called for an increase in communications with citizens and further facilitation of citizen participation.  The goal resulted in an increase in opportunities for citizens to be involved in local government, access documents and information easily and efficiently, and produced greater transparency between the City and its citizens. Today, transparency remains a priority for the City Commission. 

  • Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
    Public Works
    12/06/2013 - 12:34pm
  • Oregon City is updating our Sign Regulations
    11/04/2013 - 7:05pm
    City of Oregon City

    After nearly 20 years without a significant change, Oregon City is updating our sign regulations to better meet the needs of Oregon City residents and businesses now and into the future. The Oregon City Municipal Code currently has limitations on the type, quantity, size, and material of signage allowed on public and private property.

  • Highway 213 Jughandle Project Construction Cam
    Public Works
    10/14/2013 - 3:14pm
    Jughandle Project


    Check out the time lapse video of the four-day Highway 213 bridge installation.

  • City Manager Appoints Prosecuting Attorney
    City Manager
    09/16/2013 - 9:33am
    City of Oregon City


    City Manager, David Frasher, announced today that he has appointed local attorney, Rebecca Schaleger, to serve as the City’s next Municipal Prosecutor.

  • Rivercrest spraypark and restrooms are now open!
    07/19/2013 - 4:00pm
    Rivercrest Spraypark


    The Rivercrest spraypark and new restrooms are now open!

  • Bids and RFPs
    Public Works
    07/10/2013 - 4:26pm
    City of Oregon City

    The City of Oregon City has launched a digital Bid and RFP plan center.  If you have an interest in seeing what is out to bid, go directly to the website

  • Molalla Avenue: Beavercreek Road to Hwy. 213 Video
    Public Works
    07/08/2013 - 12:41pm

    A video supporting the City's grant application for pedestrian and roadway improvements on Molalla Avenue.


  • Oregon City Featured in National Report on City Leadership for Children and Families
    Parks and Recreation
    05/10/2013 - 10:13am
    Instructor Brit Tucker and class during ribbon cutting at Wesley Lynn Park

    The City of Oregon City is featured in a new report highlighting promising city efforts to improve the lives of children, youth and families in communities with populations below 75,000. The report contains examples of city leadership in areas such as early childhood development, education, health and safety, family economic success, neighborhood revitalization, and youth civic engagement.

  • Information From The City Manager's Office
    City Manager
    05/03/2013 - 11:25am

    Below you can view a variety of latest communication items from the City Manager's office including:

  • Support Letter for the Willamette Falls Legacy Project
    City Manager
    05/02/2013 - 3:49pm
    City of Oregon City


    Congressman Kurt Schrader, and Senators Ron Wyden and Jeffrey Merkley sent Oregon City a letter of support for the Willamette Falls Legacy Project at the Blue Heron Mill site. 

  • Intertwine Natural Areas
    Parks and Recreation
    04/18/2013 - 3:59pm
    The Intertwine Alliance

     Intertwine is a network of integrated parks, trails and natural areas that will one day soon be the world's greatest system of its kind.

  • Budget Committee Meetings
    04/17/2013 - 3:39pm
    City of Oregon City Budget

    The OC Budget Committee and the OC Urban Renewal Agency Budget Committee meeting notices are available. 

  • Transition of Leadership at OCPD
    04/17/2013 - 3:35pm
    City of Oregon City

    On April 4, City Manager David Frasher announced that Oregon City Police Chief, Mike Conrad, will retire effective May 31, 2013.

  • City Takes Action to Address Fee Collection Error
    03/13/2013 - 7:31am
    City of Oregon City


    On Dec. 5, 2012 the City discovered an error in Transp. System Development Charge (SDC) collections. Read on to see how it is being handled.

  • Agreement reached on County broadband project
    City Recorder
    03/08/2013 - 7:57am

    Clackamas County and Oregon City have finalized a right of way use and franchise agreement that will enable the Clackamas County Broadband project to install fiber along city rights-of-way.

  • South End Concept Plan Video
    12/18/2012 - 9:29am
    South End Concept Plan Video

    Below is a Video produced by Willamette Falls Media Center about the South End Concept Plan Planning Process. Please visit for more information and details on upcoming meetings.

  • Drinking Water FAQ's
    Public Works
    11/16/2012 - 2:03pm

    Have a question about your drinking water?  See the link below for answers to the most commonly asked questions.

  • Singer Hill Waterfall Lighting Ceremony Video
    11/16/2012 - 11:29am
    Waterfall lighting

    In October, 2012, Oregon City completed the rewiring and re-lighting of the Singer Hill Waterfall. City Officials, project team and community members, and the public were on hand at dusk. Check out the activities in this video:

  • Rivercrest Restroom Design Build - Due Dec. 4, 2012
    11/07/2012 - 11:05am
    Scope costs time image


    Rivercrest Restroom project is Requesting Design Build Proposals.  Check here for more information.



  • Downtown Parking Study
    City Manager
    11/02/2012 - 3:05pm

    Final report of the downtown parking study. The report contains recommendations to address various needs and competing uses.

  • Duties of the City Manager
    City Manager
    11/02/2012 - 3:04pm

    By charter, the City Manager shall be the administrative head of the government of the city. He or she shall be chosen by the City Commission for an indefinite term and may be removed at the discretion of the Commission.

  • Council-Manager Form of Government
    City Manager
    11/02/2012 - 11:51am
    City of Oregon City

    Q: What is the council-manager form of government?

  • Parks and Recreation Master Plan
    10/02/2012 - 11:02am
    McLoughlin Promenade

         The Oregon City Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update is intended to help meet the needs of      
    current and future residents by positioning Oregon City to build on the community’s unique parks      

  • Jeff Merkley Video
    Pioneer Center
    08/24/2012 - 11:36am
    Senator Jeff Merkley

    Senator Jeff Merkley visited the Pioneer Center on Monday, August 20, 2012. Here is the video of his visit and the discussion that took place.








  • City Matters, Summer 2012
    08/13/2012 - 10:07am
    Mayor Doug Neeley

    Three Reasons To Celebrate - By Mayor Doug Neeley

    Appointment of Carol Pauli to the City Commission—On March 7th, the Oregon City  Commission unanimously voted Carol Pauli to fill vacant Commission Position 3. (Please read about Ms. Pauli’s qualifications on page 34.) Because of her business experience, I also appointed her to serve on the Main Street Board.

  • Oregon City Riverfront Projects Highlighted on PBS
    08/13/2012 - 10:03am
    Willamette Terrace Sculpture

  • Two-Way Circulation and Parking Changes on Main Street
    08/13/2012 - 8:11am
    Two-way traffic changes



    The striping is complete for downtown two-way traffic changes, and Main Street is now open as a two-way street. 

  • Parking realignment makes way for two-way traffic in historic downtown
    08/13/2012 - 8:10am
    Main Street 2-way traffic banner

    Within the next few weeks, visitors to historic downtown Oregon City will experience the downtown marketplace in a very different way. Just around the corner for this downtown, is a return to two-way traffic flow along the full length of Main Street. This change in circulation will be preceded by a change in on-street parking orientation along two block faces downtown.

  • Singer Hill is now open!
    08/13/2012 - 8:10am
    Singer Hill at Main Street

    Singer Hill Road is now open to through traffic! 10th Street remains closed at the bottom of the hill, but traffic can go down Singer Hill Road and take a left or a right on Main Street. Thanks to everyone for your patience!

  • Arch Bridge Restoration
    08/13/2012 - 8:09am
    Arch Bridge Rehabilitation

    Hydroblasting of the exterior Gunite has begun on the Arch Bridge rehabilitation project has begun. Barges are positioned as part of the containment system.

  • Open House for Mayor Alice Norris & Commissioner Daphne Wuest
    City Manager
    08/13/2012 - 8:09am
    City of Oregon City

    You are invited!

    Open House for Mayor Alice Norris and Commissioner Daphne Wuest

    Friday, December 10, 2010
    4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    City Hall – Commission Chambers

  • City Recorder of the Year goes to Nancy Ide, City Recorder for Oregon City
    08/13/2012 - 8:08am
    City of Oregon City

  • L 08-01 Code Amendments 6-month update
    08/13/2012 - 8:07am


    On July 7, 2010, the City Commission adopted file L 08-01 by voting to approve Ordinance 10-1003. The final adopted red-lined version of the code amendments showing what was changed since July 2009 and Ordinance 10-03 can be downloaded at the link below.
  • City Hall Ribbon Cutting & Open House
    City Manager
    08/13/2012 - 8:04am

    The City of Oregon City held it's official ribbon cutting and grand opening on December 18, 2009, with approximately 300 people in attendance from all over the region and city.

  • Pay your parking ticket online!
    Code Enforcement
    08/13/2012 - 8:03am

    You may now pay parking tickets online using a credit or debit card.

  • Metro Updates Urban and Rural Reserve Web Site Information
    City Recorder
    08/13/2012 - 8:02am

  • City Matters, Spring 2012
    08/13/2012 - 8:01am
    Mayor Doug Neeley

    City Matters—STEER Clear to Prevent a CAR-tastrophe—by Mayor Doug Neeley

    City Departments Between 8:00pm on Thursday March 22 and 4:00am on Tuesday March 27, Highway 213 will be completely closed just south of I-205.

  • Discover Oregon City's Hidden Gems Photo Contest -Winners Announced
    07/17/2012 - 3:00pm
    City of Oregon City

    The winners of the Discover Oregon City’s Hidden Gems Photo Contest sponsored by the Oregon City Historic Review Board and the Clackamas County Historical Society were announced on July 13th. The winning photographs will be displayed at the Museum of the Oregon Territory Weds, Fri and Sat, July 21st through 28th. Winning photos will also be displayed at Grapevine Gallery & Framing, 623 7th Street, inside Singer Hill Cafe during August. Prize money for this event has been generously donated by Danielson’s Hilltop Mall.

  • APWA Professional Manager of the Year Award
    Public Works
    07/06/2012 - 8:30am
    Nancy Kraushaar


    Nancy Kraushaar, City Engineer/Public Works Director for the City of Oregon City from 2000 until July, 2012, has been chosen as the 2012 National American Public Works Association Professional Manager of the Year in the Transportation category.

  • Francis Ermatinger House Rehabilitation Project
    Parks and Recreation
    06/25/2012 - 9:12am
    City of Oregon City

    Oregon City Hires Historic Consultant to Prepare Plans to Rehabilitate the Francis Ermatinger House.

    On February 1, 2012, the Oregon City Commission unanimously approved a contract to move forward with the first phase to rehabilitate the historic Francis Ermatinger House. After a very competitive selection process, Architectural Resources Group (ARG) was chosen to investigate the current condition of the City owned house and prepare plans for the rehabilitation of one of the oldest buildings in the state. Final plans will be completed in late spring and the first phase of rehabilitation could begin as early as late summer.

  • OC Webcam
    06/06/2012 - 8:15am

    We've added a webcam with views of the Willamette Falls. The camera sits atop the Museum of the Oregon Territory, directly above the scenic pullout on Hwy 99E.

    Having trouble seeing the image below? Try using Google Chrome or another browser

  • Parking Suggestion / Comment Form
    Code Enforcement
    03/30/2012 - 2:51pm

    We are always striving to make Downtown Oregon City a better place to work, do business, and visit.

    Do you have a suggestion?

    Let us know!

    Suggestions meeting our Parking Study Guiding Principles may be considered for implementation.

    Thank you for contributing your ideas.

  • Clackamas County to extend the 82nd Drive/Park Place pedestrian bridge closure until June 2012
    03/20/2012 - 9:53am

    Media and Interested Parties

    Clackamas County to extend the 82nd Drive/Park Place pedestrian bridge closure until June 2012

  • Project Meetings for the public on Wednesday, Feb 8th
    02/07/2012 - 1:18pm
    Jughandle Project

    Two meetings are scheduled for the public to learn about four projects that will affect travelers in Oregon City and the surrounding area during and after construction. Staff from ODOT and the City of Oregon City will share project plans and answer questions about the following projects:


  • Limit the Hazards during Wintery Conditions
    12/23/2011 - 11:34am
    Shoveling snow


    Oregon City Code Enforcement requests your help to ensure pedestrian and transit users have a safe pedestrian access way this winter.

  • Police Department Holiday Safety Video
    12/22/2011 - 5:41pm
    Holiday Safety Video

    Please click on the link below to watch the Public Safety Announcement on Holiday Safety.

  • Emergency Preparedness
    12/22/2011 - 1:09pm
    Emergency Checklist

    The City strives to educate the public on what to do in an emergency and assist with emergency preparedness issues.

  • Canemah Children's Park Volunteer Build Video
    Parks and Recreation
    12/22/2011 - 12:59pm
    Scott Archer, Community Services Director

    This is a video of the recent volunteer construction of the Canemah Children's Park play structure at 815 4th Ave. It also contains some interesting history of the park and interviews with park users - young and old!

  • Holiday Events around Town
    12/13/2011 - 12:55pm
    Happy Holidays

    Here are some of the special Holiday activities that are happening downtown and around the City!

  • Sportcraft Boat Ramp is Now Open
    11/15/2011 - 12:47pm
    New Dock in Oregon City

    As of Tuesday 10/25,  the significantly improved Sportcraft boat ramp has been re-opened to the public!




  • Dog Park meeting scheduled for October 24th
    10/11/2011 - 4:23pm

    Oregon City Parks and Recreation and Friends of Oregon City Dog Park committee will host its second in a series of informational and organizational meetings.

  • Sportcraft Boat Ramp Closure
    Parks and Recreation
    09/13/2011 - 1:48pm
    Sportcraft Boat Ramp

    Sportcraft Boat Ramp Renovation Project will begin July 29, 2011. (later than expected due to high water levels). Sportcraft Boat Ramp located at 1701 Clackamette Drive will be closed during renovations from July 29 through October 31, 2011.

  • Public Art for Downtown: Call to Artists
    09/13/2011 - 10:18am
    Downtown Art

    The non-profit Main Street Oregon City is providing $13,000 to one artist, or a team of artists, for public art to enhance Oregon City’s downtown.

    Deadline for applications and proposals is September 30th, 2011.

  • Dog Park Informational Meeting
    Parks and Recreation
    08/08/2011 - 10:26am
    Small dog in park

    Friends of the Oregon City Dog Park invite you to an information and support meeting on August 15th, 2011 at 7pm.  Come show your interest and give feedback on ideas presented by the Friends of the OC Dog Park.

  • McLoughlin House Summer Events 2011
    06/29/2011 - 9:43am
    McLoughlin House

    McLoughlin House Site Summer Events 2011

    Oregon City, OR - The McLoughlin House Unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site presents its 2011 Summer Event Calendar.

  • City Matters, Summer 2011
    05/16/2011 - 5:37pm

    Main Street is Open!

    In my last Trail News article, I discussed economic challenges and opportunities in our City.

  • Redistricting Hearings - House and Senate Committees
    City Recorder
    04/05/2011 - 4:04pm

    Attend a Field Hearing in your area!

  • Walk the Arch Bridge!
    01/14/2011 - 4:20pm
    Arch Bridge

    The Falls. The Bridge. The Story.
    An Event to Remember: January 15th, 2011

  • Mountain View Cemetery website
    01/13/2011 - 4:24pm
    Mountain View Cemetery Website

    We are proud to announce the launch of  the new Mountain View Cemetery website. We think it highlights the beauty and history of the cemetery, and is easier to navigate. Come visit!



  • City Matters Winter 2010 - The Finale...from Mayor Alice Norris
    12/17/2010 - 9:56am

    It began like bad fiction. Our city manager resigned. The City was bleeding red ink. Budget shortfalls led us to close the library two days a week. The Porn Shop moved in on 7th Street. The legislature cut the trains just after we approved a construction contract for our Amtrak station. Our injury and fatal car accident rate was the highest in Oregon for a city over 10,000. Our population had doubled in 14 years. We completed a fire station that would sit vacant for 5 long years.

  • Accomplishments of 2003-2010
    12/09/2010 - 12:28pm
    Mayor Norris Accomplishments



    Created a Climate for Economic Success:

  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
    11/01/2010 - 8:53am
    City Announces Social Media links

    The City of Oregon City announces the launch of Social Media links to help connect citizens with City activities and news!


  • OC Resident State Volunteer of the Year
    City Manager
    10/26/2010 - 8:57am

    Oregon City resident, Laura Rambo was nominated for the State of Oregon’s Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Volunteer of the Year by the non-profit Main Street Oregon City in May of this Year.

  • Willamette Falls TV Playback Programming for Oregon City
    10/26/2010 - 8:24am

    WFTV Playback Programming schedule is updated every 2 weeks.  The following programs are being played back on Comcast Cable TV, channel 28.


    Oregon City Commission:  9:30am, 7pm

    Oregon City Planning Commission: 12am, 4pm

  • Best of the West for McLoughlin NA
    10/17/2010 - 4:50pm

    The McLoughlin Neighborhood has been recognized by the online magazine This Old House in their 2010 Best of the West Old Homes selection.

  • Oregon State Recognizes Downtown Innovation
    City Manager
    10/12/2010 - 11:06am

    Oregon City’s non-profit Main Street Oregon City received the first ever State of Oregon’s Excellence in Downtown Revitalization Innovation Award for the non-profit’s Blue Collar Creative business recruitment initiative. Oregon State’s First Lady, Mary Oberst, presented the award to Oregon City’s Downtown Manager Lloyd Purdy at a conference focused on downtown revitalization this week.

  • Are you heading the wrong way on Main Street?
    08/26/2010 - 2:35pm
    Main Street Circulation Study

    View a Powerpoint presentation about the Main Street Circulation Study Preliminary Findings

  • Canemah Neighborhood Park Grant Awarded
    Parks and Recreation
    07/21/2010 - 9:32am
    Canemah Park Paster Plan Illustration

    The City of Oregon City Department of Community Services is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $253,900 from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) to fund the construction of Canemah Neighborhood Park.

  • Farmers Market 2010
    07/14/2010 - 3:08pm

    Oregon City Farmers Market 2010 is in full swing!

    On Wednesdays, join us downtown at 8th Street and Main from 3pm to 7pm, June through October.

  • Oregon City's Oldest Resident?
    07/07/2010 - 2:50pm
    Charlie Prosser Age 106

    Charlie Prosser was born on the Fourth of July in 1904 -- which means that he celebrated his 106th birthday on Sunday! Although he was born in Kansas, he spent the past 70 years in Oregon City. During World War I, he served in the National Guard and was stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas.

  • City Hall Project awarded LEED certification
    06/25/2010 - 1:02pm
    City Hall Lobby

    City Hall Project Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

     June 22, 2010

  • Sea Lions part of the scenery near Willamette Falls
    05/19/2010 - 9:03am

    Sea lions relax on the boat dock below Willamette Falls on Wednesday in Oregon City. The appearance of numerous sea lions this week amid fishing boats has led to sometimes heated discussions about how to balance the common and competing interests of fishermen and sea lions during the annual spring Salmon run. 

  • Mayor Alice Norris Receives Darlene Hooley Citizen Award
    05/13/2010 - 12:28pm

    Mayor Alice Norris honored as the first recipient of the Darlene Hooley Award

  • Amtrak Station moved!
    Public Works
    04/30/2010 - 12:24pm

    On April 28, 2010, the historic SPRR freight depot was moved to its new home at the Oregon City Amtrak Station at 1757 Washington Street.  The move was part of the 2nd phase of the South Metro Amtrak Station project. 

  • City Hall New Location
    03/31/2010 - 2:37pm

    City Hall has moved! Our new location is 625 Center Street, at the top of Singer Hill and adjacent to the Municipal Elevator. (View map

  • Preserve America honors OC
    03/16/2010 - 11:52am

    Oregon City has been named a Preserve America Community by First Lady Michele Obama!  This prestigious designation has been applied to only five other cities in Oregon.

  • I-205 Solar Project Site Considered
    City Manager
    03/15/2010 - 8:31am

    Update as of March 12, 2010:

    Open House in West Linn, March 30 
    West Linn and Oregon City residents, and anyone interested in learning about the results of studies recently completed on the proposed West Linn Solar Highway site, are invited to attend an open house.

  • Citizen of the Year 2010 - Don Slack
    02/19/2010 - 4:36pm

    DON SLACK  is Oregon City's 2010 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR

  • Public Works Master Plan CP 09-01 Open Record Process
    12/17/2009 - 4:59pm

    Deadlines and additional public testimony regarding the Oregon City Public Works Master Plan are here:

  • OC Regional Center: Catalyst & Supporting Projects
    City Manager
    12/10/2009 - 12:34pm

    This project update on the Regional Center was created and presented by Leland Consulting Group to the Urban Renewal Commission on December 8, 2009.

  • Downtown Circulation Study
    Public Works
    12/09/2009 - 2:04pm

    The City of Oregon City and the non-profit Main Street Oregon City are continuing a downtown dialogue focused on downtown’s circulation system. Through a series of small group meetings with property owners, business owners and downtown stakeholders, the following short-list of goals has been prepared for the consultants working on this project for downtown.

  • Promenade Kickoff
    08/12/2009 - 8:20am

    View photos from the McLoughlin Promenade Kickoff celebration.

  • Oregon City Farmers Market
    08/11/2009 - 10:12am

    Come to the market this season and learn how to grow your own food, raise your own eggs and cook nutritious seasonal foods!

  • 2009 Citizen of the Year Honored
    07/10/2009 - 2:14pm


    (named at the Chamber banquet on Jan. 31, 2009)

  • Oregon City/West Linn Bridge Restoration
    07/07/2009 - 11:50am

    Project Summary:

    The historic Oregon City/West Linn Arch Bridge spanning the Willamette River has been a source of community pride since its opening in December 1922. However, after more than 85 years, this famous old bridge is in need of repairs.
    Throughout the bridge, the deck, joints, rails, lighting and protective coating of the arch span require repair and replacement.

  • Metro Updates Urban and Rural Reserve Web Site Information
    06/09/2009 - 1:29pm

    The urban and rural reserves sections on the Metro web site have been rewritten and reorganized to provide a more intuitive and informative experience for visitors. They serve as a central clearinghouse of information on this phase of the project with information on each county’s proposed urban and rural reserve candidate areas and links to maps and an online survey.

  • Mid Summers Green Festival
    06/09/2009 - 10:14am

    Join the Center for a Sustainable Today on Saturday, August 1, at Atkinson Park in Oregon City to enjoy live music and great food from 11 am to 7 pm.

  • Tateshina Sister City 2009 Schedule
    City Recorder
    05/06/2009 - 10:47am

    The Tateshina Sister City 2009 Schedule has been posted and is available.