Are you moving to Oregon City? If so, you’re about to become a resident of the first city to be incorporated west of the Rocky Mountains! Many historic buildings still stand that remind us of the rich history of the city while the rejuvenated downtown retains its charm while offering many opportunities for shopping and dining. 

So what can you expect from life in Oregon City? You’ll be less than a 30-minute drive from Portland, yet you’ll enjoy all the benefits of suburban life. This particular suburb offers above-average schools and a crime rate that has less than half the number crimes as the national average. 

Residents also like that Oregon City has a small-town feel with lots of neighborhoods that feel more rural than suburban. Yet, unlike in some areas, the small town feel comes with plenty of employment opportunities. In addition to many companies located in nearby Portland, Oregon City is home to companies such as Benchmade, Anderson Vending, and Medrisk, LLC.

Tourism is also on the rise in the city, and visitors come to learn about the history or Oregon City and to visit Willamette Falls, which features salmon fishing and the largest waterfall in this part of the country. 

Other attractions and activities in Oregon City include:

  • End of the Oregon Trail: Learn about life as a pioneer through interesting artifacts and hands-on exhibits. 

  • Helicopter Tours: Get a bird’s-eye view of your new home with a tour that takes you over Willamette Falls and other notable parts of the city. 

  • McLoughlin House: See what life was like for a wealthy family in the 1850’s with a tour of this historic home. 

Once you get settled in, you’ll enjoy visiting the Oregon City’s Farmer’s Market which is open every weekend.  The market features several vendors selling produce, baked goods, fresh meat, and more. You’ll also find activities for the kids and special events held throughout the year. Download the Farmer’s Market app and you can use it to place your orders from your favorite vendors by Thursday and then just pick up your goods on Saturday. 

Spending time at Clackamette Park and the McLoughlin Promenade are other fun activities. You’ll also find plenty of charming coffee shops and dining spots where you can relax and spend time with friends. 

Choosing a Portland Moving Company 

Before you can enjoy life in Oregon City you have to get there, and Prestige Moving & Storage can help with that! Our Portland moving company features long-distance movers who are highly trained, courteous, and reliable. Contact us today for more information about our moving services and to schedule a free, in-home consultation and accurate cost estimate.