Oregon City Municipal Elevator, Oregon City

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The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is a 130-foot (40 m) elevator which connects two neighborhoods in Oregon City in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the only outdoor municipal elevator in the U.S. and one of at least 8 in the world. The upper portion contains an observation deck which accounts for its flying saucer appearance.

There have been two elevators at this location. The current elevator was built in 1954–55, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.
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  • This is a cool place to visit. Lots of history here. Also you can park either at the top or the bottom, and explore the historic upper part or the historic downtown part at the bottom. It doesn't.....  more
    This is a cool place to visit. Lots of history here. Also you can park either at the top or the bottom, and explore the historic upper part or the historic downtown part at the bottom. It doesn't.....  more »
  • Love the changing pictures in the waiting area on top. Attendant in the elevator is always friendly. Very convenient parking on the streets around the elevator. Makes easy access to the events... 
    Love the changing pictures in the waiting area on top. Attendant in the elevator is always friendly. Very convenient parking on the streets around the elevator. Makes easy access to the events...  more »
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  • This historic landmark was a great way to get down (and back up) to downtown Oregon City. The attendant at the top was friendly and very informative. This is a beautiful stop if you're in town!
  • Amazing! I was totally impressed by the big 3-D photo display showing the construction of the elevator and the evolution of the city through the decades, using the incredible view as the backdrop! Whew! That sentence was WAY too long, but that shows the excitement level I had while I was there. Views of Portland unlike any other! And it's free!

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