This historic community is a city of firsts. Oregon City was the first city west of the Mississippi and the location of the first long-distance power generation thanks to the mighty Willamette Falls. That history is on display at the many museums and interpretive centers throughout the area. From the excellent shopping and dining along the city's award winning main street to the epic view offered by the Oregon City Municipal Elevator towering above, this place is a family friendly community with character. Anchored by its Municipal Elevator, the only vertical street in North America, Downtown Oregon City is filled with unique local shops and family owned restaurants. It's also a special events hub with Oregon Trail history events, such as the Oregon Trail Game 5K and Oregon Trail Brew Fest. Visit explore Travel Oregon City, the city's official destination website for visitors and locals alike.