Milwaukie, Oregon is a charming city that was founded in 1847 on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River. Conveniently located south of Portland, this former mill town is estimated to have over 20,000 residents.
Nicknamed the “Dogwood City of the West”, the city initially began as a rival to its larger neighbor, Oregon City. It was named by Lot Whitcomb, who was the city’s first postmaster. He named it after Milwaukee, Wisconsin and in 1903 it was officially incorporated.
The cherry was cultivated by a pioneer orchardist named Seth Lewelling. The city is made up of seven primary neighborhoods that are managed by neighborhoods that are managed by neighboorhood associations, including Hector Campbell, Ardenwald-Johnson Creek, Lake Road, Island Station, and more. There are also two business industrial districts.
In recent years, the downtown area of the city has undergone some revitalization and new apartments and retail space have been constructed, in addition to a riverfront park. It’s a friendly community that has great shops, wine bars, bakeries, and tap rooms, including the widely recognized Breakside Brewery and Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Kitchen and Bakery. There is also an aquatic park and many people enjoy exploring the river with kayaks.
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