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What’s It Like Living In Oregon City?

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What’s It Like Living In Oregon City?

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Are you thinking about moving to Oregon City, Oregon? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Located less than 30 minutes away from downtown Portland; Oregon city is one of the most iconic towns in the state of Oregon because it has a small-town feel while also still being close enough to the big city.

In this article, we will provide you with more information about this city so that you will know if it’s the right place for you to relocate to or not.

About Oregon City, Oregon

One of the biggest reasons why people move to this city every year is because it has a small-town feel. As of 2017, the town had a population of just under 40,000, with an average median income of about $80,000 dollars.

Even though the city may look like a small town, don’t let that fool you, there still are plenty of things to do here including shops, stores, restaurants and local attractions. 

This city also has a great School District and, it’s one of the safest cities to live and in the state of Oregon, so if you have small children, you should feel safe letting them play outside.

History

Founded in 1829, this city is one of the oldest cities in the state of Oregon.

Known in recent decades as the site of several large paper mills on the Willamette River, the city played a significant role in the early history of the Oregon Country. It was established by Hudson’s Bay Company’s Dr. John McLoughlin in 1829 near the confluence of the Clackamas River with the Willamette to take advantage of the power of Willamette Falls to run a lumber mill.

During the 1840s and 1850s, it was the destination for those wanting to file land claims after traveling the Oregon Trail as the last stop on the trail.

It was the capital of the Oregon Territory from its establishment in 1848 until 1851 and rivaled Portland for early supremacy in the area. In 1846, the city’s newspaper, the Oregon Spectator, was the first American newspaper to be published west of the Rocky Mountains.

The college was established in 1849 as a Baptist school, but was defunct by the 1870s, the city was the site of the Beaver Coins Mint, producing the short-lived independent Oregon Territory currency in 1849. The center of the city retains part of its historic character through the preservation of houses and other buildings from the era of the city’s founding.

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