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  • Partnerships
    Economic Development
    Jan 21st, 2015
    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. 

  • Community Grant Programs
    Apr 16th, 2010
    Community Grants

    Oregon City Grant Applications Online

  • Spring Break Aqua Camp
    Swimming Pool
    Oct 10th, 2012
    City of Oregon City


  • Filming in Oregon City
    City Manager
    Mar 15th, 2010

    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 Kattie Riggs, the Assistant to the City Manager, for information on how to obtain the film permit and get the process rolling.

  • Design and Construction Standards/Drawings
    Public Works
    Feb 23rd, 2009
    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.

  • Available Properties
    Economic Development
    Nov 30th, 2011
    City of Oregon City Land of Opportunity

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

  • Economic Strategy
    Economic Development
    Apr 29th, 2010
    Economic Development Strategies

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

  • Adaptive Reuse/Rehabilitation Grants
    Economic Development
    Oct 31st, 2013
    City of Oregon City

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

  • Vertical Housing Development Zone
    Economic Development
    Aug 16th, 2013
    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.  

  • Grant Programs
    Economic Development
    Jan 20th, 2015
    City of Oregon City

    Urban Renewal has elevated the image of downtown Oregon City by partnering with over 60 local businesses to enhance storefronts and rehabilitate buildings to a better use.

  • Community Investment Initiative
    Economic Development
    Feb 6th, 2014
    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
    Mar 10th, 2010
    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. 

  • Open Job - Public Works Operations Supervisor - Water Division
    Human Resources
    Jan 22nd, 2015

    The City of Oregon City is accepting applications for the position of Public Works Operations Supervisor - Water Division.


  • Open Job - Lateral Police Officer 2015
    Human Resources
    May 6th, 2010

     Lateral Applicants Only - to qualify as a Lateral Police Officer with the City of Oregon City, you must CURRENTLY be employed as a Police Officer. 

    Salary: $26.83 - $32.35/hr. plus benefits (additional 5% for Intermediate and 10% for Advanced DPSST Certification).

  • Open Job - Van Driver PCC
    Human Resources
    Jan 16th, 2015

    The City of Oregon City is now accepting applications for the position of Van Driver with the Pioneer Community Center.  This position is 30 hours per week, has pro-rated benefits and is represented by the AFSCME Union bargaining agreement.


    $14.86/hr. - $20.50/hr.


  • Carnegie Spraypark
    Jul 13th, 2010
    Spraypark fun

    Rivercrest and Carnegie Spraypark are closed for the season. The sprayparks will open back up after Memorial Day weekend weather, staff and seasonal maintenance permitting.

  • Rivercrest Spraypark
    Parks and Recreation
    Jun 25th, 2009
    Sprayparks Now Open!

    Rivercrest and Carnegie Spraypark are closed for the season. The sprayparks' will open back up after Memorial Day weekend weather, staff and seasonal maintenance permitting.

  • Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance
    Parks and Recreation
    Nov 22nd, 2011
    City of Oregon City
  • About the City Commission
    City Commission
    Feb 17th, 2009

    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.

  • Management of Oregon City's Most Valuable Asset
    Public Works
    Dec 4th, 2013
    City of Oregon City


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

  • Friday Night Fun Swim
    Swimming Pool
    Oct 20th, 2014

    Join us for FUN every

    First Friday Night of the month!



  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Course
    Swimming Pool
    Feb 23rd, 2009
    City of Oregon City


  • Land Use Notices
    Jan 23rd, 2013
    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.

  • 2002 Willamette Falls Industrial Area - Request for National Register Eligibility
    Apr 29th, 2011
    City of Oregon City

    This Report was prepared for Portland General Electric & the Blue Heron Paper Company in cooperation with the West Linn Paper Company in May 2002 by George Kramer, M.S., HP, Sr. Preservation Specialist, Heritage Research Associates, Inc., Eugene, OR

  • Oregon City Receives Heritage All-Star Community Designation
    May 17th, 2013
    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
    Dec 17th, 2014
    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
    May 11th, 2009
    City of Oregon City


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

  • Property Report
    Mar 23rd, 2009
    Property Report

    The Property Report tool allows you to create a report of a property in pdf format.  You may then save or print the report at your convenience.

  • City Commission Election
    City Recorder
    Feb 17th, 2009
    Woman with Gavel

    Registration for the November 4, 2014 City Commission election will open June 4, 2014.    

  • Trail News!
    Jun 25th, 2009
    Winter 2014 Trail News

    The Winter 2014 Trail News is now available! Read about Community Events and activity schedules. Read the Current Trail News

  • NPDES Documents Page
    Public Works
    Mar 8th, 2010
    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.

  • Willamette Falls Legacy Project
    Feb 20th, 2013
    City of Oregon City

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

  • Water...Do Your Part
    Oct 27th, 2011
    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
    Feb 17th, 2009

    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.

  • Openings on City Boards and Committees
    City Recorder
    Feb 17th, 2009
    City of Oregon City

    The annual Fall recruitment for membership on the City's boards and committees is now complete.

  • Police Officer Positions
    Human Resources
    Mar 21st, 2013

    The Oregon City Police Department typically tests once a year for Entry Level Police Officer and Reserve Police Officer.  The testing usually takes place in March of any given year.  The POST (written exam) and ORPAT (physical agility testing) scores will be used to establish a hiring list that will be used throughout the year.


  • Municipal Court Online Payments
    Municipal Court
    Oct 7th, 2014
    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.



  • Pavement Maintenance Utility Fee
    Public Works
    Jun 22nd, 2009
    Document Cover


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

  • Budget Committee
    City Recorder
    Apr 14th, 2009

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

  • Clackamette RV Park
    Parks and Recreation
    Mar 5th, 2009
    Clackamette RV Park riverview sites

    Clackamette RV Park is adjacent to Clackamette Park and lies at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas rivers in Oregon City. Fisherman, boaters and visitors stay at the park year round to enjoy use of the river and the many festivals that are held in Clackamette Park. The RV park contains 35 RV spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Budget Documents
    Feb 17th, 2009
    City of Oregon City

    The City prepares the biennial budget in accordance with Oregon budget law. The proposed biennial budget for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015 was approved by the citizen member Budget Committee on April 15, 2013, and adopted by the Oregon City Commission on June 19, 2013, with no changes from the proposed.

    The Mid-Biennium Financial Update is now available.


  • 2nd Annual Oregon City Parks Day - August 1, 2014
    Aug 6th, 2013
    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
    Jul 24th, 2014
    Road Closed
  • Mt. Hood Territory Visitor Center at the End of the Oregon Trail is open this Summer!
    Parks and Recreation
    Jul 12th, 2011
    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!

  • Sanitary Sewer Overflow at Parrish Road Pump Station
    Public Works
    Jun 27th, 2014
    City of Oregon City

    The City of Oregon City Public Works Department experienced a sanitary sewer overflow associated with its Parrish Road Sanitary Pump Station located at 11519 Parrish Road on the evening of Saturday, June 14, 2014.

  • TriMet Launches Outreach Process
    Jan 15th, 2014
    City of Oregon City

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

  • Water Quality Reports
    Public Works
    Feb 23rd, 2009
    City of Oregon City

    WELCOME to Oregon City’s Annual Water Quality Report for 2014. The drinking water quality data presented is based on monitoring results from the calendar year 2013.

  • 2014 City Commission Election
    City Recorder
    May 30th, 2014
    City of Oregon City


    2014 City Commission Election:  Candidate Filing Begins June 4, 2014

  • Online and Telephone Utility Payments!
    Feb 17th, 2009
    Online Utility Bill Payments

    You may now pay your Utility bill using our automated phone system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Simply dial 503-657-8151 and select option 1.

    We also accept payments over the web using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, debit card., and other payment options.  We encourage you to view and pay your bill online.

  • Waterboard Park
    Parks and Recreation
    Jun 25th, 2009
    Waterboard Park

    More information about Waterboard Park:


    921 Waterboard Park Road

  • RFP for Listing & Marketing Urban Renewal Agency Property
    Economic Development
    May 5th, 2014

    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
    Apr 9th, 2014
    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.

  • Downtown Parking Information
    Code Enforcement
    Mar 18th, 2009
    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.

  • State of the City 2014
    May 23rd, 2011
    State of the City 2014

    View the PowerPoint presentation from the 2014 State of the City event.  Click here to watch the entire State of the City 2014 address by Mayo

  • The City and School District Partner for a Win-Win
    Mar 18th, 2014
    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.

  • OCBiz - Oregon City Business App
    Economic Development
    Mar 10th, 2014

    Oregon City is premiering the new "OCBiz" App for your iPad, iPhone or Android device. Location and contact information for every business in Oregon City is now just a tap away.

  • Construction Projects
    Public Works
    Feb 23rd, 2009
    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.

  • E.V.A.D.D. Traffic School
    Dec 17th, 2013

    To register click here:

    Once at the registration website, click on the below in the following order:

  • Oregon City's Newell Creek Canyon - Our Big Backyard!
    Public Works
    Feb 11th, 2014
    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
    Feb 12th, 2014
    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). 

  • Sandbag Station Info
    Public Works
    Oct 16th, 2009

    The sandbagging station located at 122 S. Center Street is open 24/7.

  • Volunteer Park Host Application
    Human Resources
    Feb 6th, 2014

    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
    Aug 29th, 2011
    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
    Dec 23rd, 2013
    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
    Jun 9th, 2009
  • Oregon City is updating our Sign Regulations
    Jul 21st, 2013
    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.

  • Land Owner Notification - Orange Postcards - Public Notice - South End Concept Plan
    Oct 29th, 2013
    Landowner Notice for South End Concept Plan

    Did you receive an orange postcard?

    If you are an Oregon City property owner, or own land within or abutting the Urban Growth Boundary along South End Road, you will soon receive one of these orange postcards.

  • Highway 213 Jughandle Project Construction Cam
    Public Works
    Jun 27th, 2011
    Jughandle Project


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

  • Economic Development Explained
    Economic Development
    Oct 11th, 2013
    City of Oregon City


    Watch a video of Economic Development explained...

  • City Manager Appoints Prosecuting Attorney
    City Manager
    Sep 16th, 2013
    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!
    Jun 6th, 2013
    Rivercrest Spraypark


    The Rivercrest spraypark and new restrooms are now open!

  • Bids and RFPs
    Public Works
    Nov 29th, 2012
    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
    Jul 1st, 2013

    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
    May 10th, 2013
    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
    Jan 28th, 2011

    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
    May 2nd, 2013
    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
    Dec 3rd, 2009
    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
    Mar 21st, 2013
    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
    Apr 5th, 2013
    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.

  • Water Rate Study and Financial Plan
    Public Works
    Jun 29th, 2012
    City of Oregon City

    The City is reaching out to the community about the future of our water system!

  • City Takes Action to Address Fee Collection Error
    Jan 18th, 2013
    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
    Mar 8th, 2013

    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
    Dec 10th, 2012
    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.

  • South End Concept Plan Open House
    Dec 6th, 2012
    South End Concept Plan Open House Flyer

    The City of Oregon City invites all Oregon City community members to help develop a plan for the future of the South End area.  Join us on Thursday, December 13  between 5:30 and 7:30pm at McLoughlin Elementary School, 19230 South End Road.  Staff will provide a short overview at 6:15 pm to help inspire discussion. Refreshments will be provided and all ages are welcome. 


  • Drinking Water FAQ's
    Public Works
    Mar 25th, 2011

    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
    Nov 16th, 2012
    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
    Nov 7th, 2012
    Scope costs time image


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



  • Downtown Parking Study
    City Manager
    Jun 26th, 2009

    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
    Mar 27th, 2009

    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
    Apr 8th, 2009
    City of Oregon City

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

  • Parks and Recreation Master Plan
    Jun 1st, 2009
    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
    Aug 24th, 2012
    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
    May 11th, 2012
    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
    May 2nd, 2012
    Willamette Terrace Sculpture

  • Notice and Video of 7th St. / Railroad Ave. Traffic Revisions
    Public Works
    Apr 18th, 2012
    7th St -Railroad Ave Traffic flow video


  • Two-Way Traffic Now Open On Main Street
    Public Works
    Nov 29th, 2011
    Two-Way Striping Arrow

    Two-Way Traffic Along Main Street Has Returned!  Our contractor completed the two-way conversion on Main Street.

  • Two-Way Circulation and Parking Changes on Main Street
    Nov 4th, 2011
    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
    Nov 3rd, 2011
    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!
    Oct 21st, 2011
    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
    Jul 8th, 2011
    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
    Nov 24th, 2010
    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
    Sep 8th, 2010
    City of Oregon City

  • L 08-01 Code Amendments 6-month update
    Dec 14th, 2009


    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.
  • Jughandle Project Open House
    Public Works
    Jun 25th, 2010
    Jughandle Project Map

    The City of Oregon City, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), is designing improvements to the intersections of Hwy 213 at Washington Street and Clackamas River Drive.


    Project Open House

  • City Hall Ribbon Cutting & Open House
    City Manager
    Dec 22nd, 2009

    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
    Oct 20th, 2009

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

  • Metro Updates Urban and Rural Reserve Web Site Information
    City Recorder
    Apr 27th, 2009

  • City Matters, Spring 2012
    May 11th, 2012
    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
    Apr 30th, 2012
    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
    Apr 11th, 2012
    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
    Nov 18th, 2011
    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
    May 11th, 2012

    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
    Feb 23rd, 2012

    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
    Mar 20th, 2012

    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
    Feb 7th, 2012
    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
    Dec 12th, 2011
    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
    Dec 22nd, 2011
    Holiday Safety Video

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

  • Emergency Preparedness
    Sep 1st, 2011
    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
    Dec 22nd, 2011
    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
    Dec 12th, 2011
    Happy Holidays

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

  • Sportcraft Boat Ramp is Now Open
    Oct 26th, 2011
    New Dock in Oregon City

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




  • Highway 213 Jughandle Project, Night-Time Pile Driving Completed - Day-Time Pile Driving to Begin
    Public Works
    Oct 19th, 2011
    CiJughandle Construction Cam

    Night-time pile driving has been completed.  Day-time pile driving will begin starting Friday, October 28, 2011.  

    Thanks to everyone for your continuing patience!

  • Dog Park meeting scheduled for October 24th
    Oct 11th, 2011

    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
    Jun 21st, 2011
    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
    Aug 29th, 2011
    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.

  • Urban Renewal
    Economic Development
    Sep 15th, 2009
    Urtban Renewal in the Downtown area

    Urban Renewal plans in Oregon City have helped to revitalize the economic health of Oregon City. Currently the City has one Urban Renewal District in the Downtown area. 

  • Oregon City Haggen is Not Closing!
    Aug 26th, 2011
    Oregon City Haggen Store

    Oregon City Haggen Store Manager Jeffrey Juckel, has asked the City to help get the word out in an attempt to stop a rumor that Oregon City Haggen is closing.

  • Dog Park Informational Meeting
    Parks and Recreation
    Aug 8th, 2011
    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
    Jun 29th, 2011
    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
    May 16th, 2011

    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
    Apr 5th, 2011

    Attend a Field Hearing in your area!

  • Walk the Arch Bridge!
    Jan 14th, 2011
    Arch Bridge

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

  • Mountain View Cemetery website
    Jan 13th, 2011
    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
    Dec 9th, 2010

    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
    Dec 9th, 2010
    Mayor Norris Accomplishments



    Created a Climate for Economic Success:

  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
    Nov 1st, 2010
    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
    Oct 12th, 2010

    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
    Oct 25th, 2010

    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
    Feb 17th, 2010

    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
    Oct 12th, 2010

    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.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kick-off, Oct. 1
    City Commission
    Sep 29th, 2010
  • Construction Projects Have Begun on Main Street!
    Public Works
    Sep 9th, 2010
    Main Street Improvements Plan

    Construction of both the 8th Street Waterline project and Main Street Storm Sewer Improvements project began in September and will continue into October.

  • Public Works "Green" Fleet
    Public Works
    Sep 1st, 2010
    Public Works "Green" Fleet

    Public Works just added two "Green" bicycles to the current fleet!

  • Are you heading the wrong way on Main Street?
    Aug 19th, 2010
    Main Street Circulation Study

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

  • Warner-Milne Road Project Schedule Update
    Public Works
    Aug 19th, 2010

    This memorandum provides a project timeline summary and details of events that have affected the completion date of the Warner Milne Road project. The project experienced delays totaling ninety-eight (98) calendar days that were justifiable under the ODOT Standard Specifications.

  • Canemah Neighborhood Park Grant Awarded
    Parks and Recreation
    Jul 21st, 2010
    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
    May 10th, 2010

    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?
    Jul 7th, 2010
    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.

  • Construction Update
    Public Works
    Jul 1st, 2010
    City of Oregon City

    Roadway Excavation & Asphalt Cement Paving Operations

    Project:  Warner Milne Road Improvements Project (Oregon City)
    Location:  Warner Milne Road from Molalla Avenue to Beavercreek Road

  • City Hall Project awarded LEED certification
    Jun 25th, 2010
    City Hall Lobby

    City Hall Project Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

     June 22, 2010

  • Public Works goes Green
    Public Works
    Jun 25th, 2010
    Bicycle transportation

    Public Works goes GREEN with fleet expansion. Two bicycles have been purchased for summer sidewalk inventory field work. Rather than equipping seasonal workers hired for the project with standard vehicles, bicycles were chosen to be more effective and efficient for the work as well as reducing green house gas emissions. The bicycles will also be used for future local Public Works needs.

  • Sea Lions part of the scenery near Willamette Falls
    May 12th, 2010

    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
    May 13th, 2010

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

  • Oregon City opens Riverfront Boulevard
    Public Works
    May 7th, 2010

    The transformation from a highway to a riverfront boulevard is completed. Important connections have been made to the scenic Willamette River and Jon Storm Park.

  • Amtrak Station moved!
    Public Works
    Apr 29th, 2010

    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
    Oct 21st, 2009

    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
    Feb 18th, 2010

    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
    Jun 9th, 2009

    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
    Feb 19th, 2010

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

  • Public Works Master Plan CP 09-01 Open Record Process
    Oct 29th, 2009

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

  • OC Regional Center: Catalyst & Supporting Projects
    City Manager
    Dec 10th, 2009

    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
    Nov 20th, 2009

    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
    Jul 30th, 2009

    View photos from the McLoughlin Promenade Kickoff celebration.

  • Oregon City Farmers Market
    Jun 9th, 2009

    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
    Jul 10th, 2009


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

  • Traffic Changes on Hwy. 99E Viaduct
    Public Works
    Jul 1st, 2009

    New Lane Changes On Highway 99E Viaduct. Lane changes begin Thursday, July 2, 2009 on north end of project Beginning Thursday, July 2, motorists will notice new lane changes on the north end of Highway 99E northbound viaduct.

  • Oregon City/West Linn Bridge Restoration
    Jun 9th, 2009

    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.

  • Elevator Art Project
    Public Works
    May 26th, 2009

    The prints depict “then and now” images from downtown Oregon City; people from Oregon City's past and present; and the construction of the elevator from start to finish. Asbill also designed images that were etched in the Elevator’s Deck floor, and complement the prints.

  • Metro Updates Urban and Rural Reserve Web Site Information
    Jun 9th, 2009

    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.

  • Oregon City Civic Improvement Trust Grants Support Tourism
    Jun 9th, 2009

    Eleven community projects will benefit from the annual Oregon City Civic Improvement Trust (OCCIT) grant program. “During these challenging economic times, the support from these grant funds will enable important community-based projects and activities to continue. Drawing visitors to Oregon City is more important than ever before,” said Mayor Alice Norris.

  • Mid Summers Green Festival
    Jun 9th, 2009

    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
    Apr 16th, 2009

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