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Oregon City Municipal Elevator

Railroad & 7th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
+1 503-994-6633
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Wow at the birds

Dusk is the perfect time to visit, the birds swirl and swirl down into one of the old warehouse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karla H
Oregon City, Oregon
via mobile
It's an elevator, but is a taste of something different

This is an elevator that takes you from one street level to a lower one (and vice versa). It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David C
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The Oregon City Municipal Elevator has been in operation for over 100 years. The original elevator was constructed in 1915. It was powered by hydrolics and took about three minutes to reach the top of the bluff. In 1925 it was converted to electric power that was being generated by the water flowing from the Willamette river. The current elevator was completed in May of 1955. It was included on the National Register of Historic places in May of 2014. The elevator is owned by Oregon City and staffed by the Downtown Oregon City Association. Current hours are Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm and Sunday 10am-7pm.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 19:00
Railroad & 7th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
+1 503-994-6633
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dusk is the perfect time to visit, the birds swirl and swirl down into one of the old warehouse chimneys it was as cool to watch.

Thank Karla H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an elevator that takes you from one street level to a lower one (and vice versa). It is odd only in that it is part of the street. What is good about it is that on the upper level you are near a...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free elevator trip takes you to the bluff overlooking Willamette Falls and Oregon City. You can see West Linn and also the old Blue Heron paper factory that is hopefully going to become an incredible residential area! Definitely worth the elevator trip to the...More

Thank thehighprincess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to overlook Oregon City and the Willamette river. Also, it's a really short walk to downtown Oregon City.

Thank Collor A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A neat attraction in Oregon City. Tons of history in this part of town and with this elevator. Worth the ride to the top to see the Willamette.

Thank BlakeI8193FI
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is like going back in time. The elevator driver is a hoot, the artwork is phenomenal and the view fantastic

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Oregon City was established in 1829 by the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1844 it became the first U.S. city west of the Rocky Mountains to be incorporated. Many people don't know this but Oregon City has two "levels". The first level is located along the...More

Thank NorthwestParent
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Do take this elevator ride for the view and historic value! It's free too - it leads you up to the promenade and park - spectacular view of the Falls from the park.

Thank pdxrules
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We go here every few years to take a ride up and look around the viewing station at the top. There is also a long ramp to the side and the top of the bluff has a nice walking path.

Thank imqz
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Last weekend we discovered Oregon City, the end of the Oregon Trail. Although we only had a short time (we were on our way to the Wooden Shoe Tulip festival, another annual must to see), we stopped and took the Municipal Elevator (at 6 Railroad...More

Thank margaretcov
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Peter W
13 July 2016|
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Response from Sandra C | Reviewed this property |
The city hires an outside company to handle the staffing of the elevator. Call Oregon City City Hall and they can direct you to the current company who has the elevator contract.