With the season of Winter dwindling in our midst and the telling signs that Spring is here by the sneak peek of flower blossoms and scattered rainfalls, I get the itch to rediscover the hidden gems of downtown Oregon City.
Located on the Willamette River, near the southern side of the Portland metropolitan area, Oregon City is known for being the historical landmark of paper mills and the final destination of the Oregon Trail. The city to this day works hard to preserve its historical character through houses and buildings from the era of which this town was founded.
If you have a curiosity for historical quaint atmospheres, then Oregon City is the town for you. Begin your venture with a cup of coffee from Coffee Rush. Locally owned since 1992, Coffee Rush prides themselves in serving authentic handcrafted coffee blends. From the traditional Americano to the sweet treat of a Mocha Latte with Ghirardelli® chocolate, you simply can’t go wrong.
With your drink in hand, take a leisurely stroll down Main St. This the heart of downtown Oregon City. Enjoy window shopping from locally owned businesses, eateries, boutiques and antique shops! This might be just where you spot the perfect decor item for your home, find inspiration for your next DIY craft, or taste your new favorite midday mojito from Nebbiolo Restaurant and Wine Bar.
Perhaps you prefer to be one with nature! Then I would recommend following the Willamette River Greenway Trail. This path will take you from downtown to various trail heads to satisfy your desire for serene wildlife of the Pacific Northwest.
Hopefully this walking map of Oregon City will be helpful wherever your feet may take you!