With roots dating back to 1829, Oregon City is a beautiful blend of historical attractions and budding modern businesses. As the first incorporated city west of the Rocky Mountains, Oregon City offers visitors the chance to visit the charming businesses on Main Street, learn about the first pioneers, venture off to Portland to catch a Trail Blazers game, or delve into wine country all within a short drive.
Whether you're coming to visit family, sightsee around the area, or just get away from the daily grind for a while, our variety of vacation rentals in Oregon City give everyone from families to solo travelers a wide range of options to explore.
Just about 13 miles south of Downtown Portland and 40 miles east of McMinnville's wine country, Oregon City weaves a varied spectrum of excursions and attractions together into one stunning mosaic. Giving you a central location to head out and explore everything from the rolling Dundee Hills to the snow-capped Mount Hood and the stunning Columbia Gorge along the way, you won't have to go far to fall in love with Oregon's beauty.
In 2009, a new life was breathed into the history-rich Main Street, making it the perfect spot for businesses to set up shop while giving visitors the chance to visit everything within a short walk. Speaking of walking, the Sandy Ridge Trail system gives mountain bikers and outdoor lovers a beautifully maintained set of singletrack trails to fly through. Boasting 12.5 miles worth of track, the easy flowing style allows you to take in the towering trees and stunning sites that sit at the base of the Cascade Mountain Range.
With a prime location right on the Willamette River, Oregon City is home to one of the Pacific Northwest's premium kayaking schools in eNRG Kayaking. With guided tours, lessons, and tons of gear to rent, eNRG Kayaking gets you out on the river and into the adventure. Whether you're an old pro or a novice, the memories you make navigating the deep blue waters of the Willamette will be with you for a lifetime.
While our vacation rentals allow you to cook all your meals at home, you may still want to treat your taste buds to a few decadent meals. The Scottish-themed Stillhouse Pub will help you unwind after a long day with a hearty meal and a library selection of finely crafted spirits. Touting one of the best selections of single-malt in the state, and plates that will please every picky palate, no one will go home hungry. If you're looking for something a little more casual, Mi Famiglia has some of the best pizza around, and the cozy and inviting atmosphere is a great spot for families or even a quick bite with friends.
Make sure you visit the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center to see how the pioneers finished their long trip. See artifacts, historical markers, and learn hidden details about the hardships and daily life of people who traveled the Oregon Trail.
Drive through the rolling green hills to the city of McMinnville to indulge in world-class wines. While Pinot Noir might be king in these parts, McMinnville and the surrounding AVA (American Viticultural Area), is home to a budding market of crisp Chardonnays and robust Red Blends that have been winning international awards for years. Stop by one of the local farmer's markets to sample fresh farm-to-table produce that will make your home-cooked meal in your vacation rental one to remember.
Make the quick 13-mile drive into Portland to watch the Dragon Boat Races along the river, or take in a spooky tour of the Portland Underground. Afterward, make sure you grab a box from VooDoo Donut before you jump on the Brewcycle and tour the local breweries. Kids will enjoy the interactive exhibits at OMSI, and the Portland Art Museum is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.
With the mountains only 35 miles away and the vibrant city of Portland easily within reach, Oregon City offers you the chance to put the hustle and bustle at bay and slip into a stress-free vacation. Whether you're kayaking on the river, researching the pioneers, or sampling an expertly crafted spirit, our vacation rentals provide you everything you need for a fun-filled stay.
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