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Oregon City

Known in recent decades as the site of several large paper mills on the Willamette river, Oregon City played a significant role in the early history of the Oregon country.



Welcome to Oregon City


Known in recent decades as the site of several large paper mills on the Willamette river, Oregon City played a significant role in the early history of the Oregon country. It was the capital of the Oregon territory from its establishment in 1848 until 1851, and rivaled Portland for early supremacy in the area. The town became the see city of the first roman catholic arch diocese in the western united states, when the diocese of Oregon city, established in 1846, was raised to metropolitan rank, with archbishop François Norbert Blanchet as its ordinary. 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. Today, the city is home to several notable high technology and light manufacturing concerns.

Museums include the museum of the Oregon territory and the end of the Oregon trail interpretive center, with costumed “living history” guides. Oregon city has over 22 city parks. One of the city’s larger parks is Clackamette park, at the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette rivers. The park’s features include RV camping, a boat launch and dock, a skateboard park, and other recreational facilities. Several community festivals are held there throughout the year. Other major parks include Chapin, Hillendale, River crest, and the new Wesley lynn.

The city, and several surrounding communities, is served by the Oregon city school district, a public school district consisting of 10 elementary schools, two middle schools, a traditional four-year high school (Oregon City High school), and an alternative secondary school.

Abernethy landing is a new development built by the premiere homebuilders at holt homes in Oregon City, Oregon. Oregon city is the county seat of Clackamas county, Oregon, located on the Willamette river near the southern limits of the Portland metropolitan area. Offering 98 home lots with one and two story options. Located near Oregon city’s primary and intermediate schools, as well as many of the amenities of Oregon city, Abernethy landing is in an ideal location for both families and commuters alike. If you are looking for a home with space and an ideal location, Abernethy Landing is the place for you.