THERE’S PLENTY TO EXPLORE IN OREGON CITY.

Just 13 miles south of the big city, a day trip to historic Oregon City — the state’s first capital and the end of the Oregon Trail — can feel like a trip back in time. You can still see the remnants of the 1800s, when it was the heart of the region’s lumber, flour, wool and paper mill industries. But there’s a lot of revitalization underway.