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Portland / Oregon City 2016 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 14 Album Created: 18 Apr 2016 Last Updated: 18 Apr 2016
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During my extensive exploration of Portland in 2015, I kept mostly within the city limits. I didn’t not spend much time in the other 24 cities which comprise the Portland metro area. I’m sure that one day I will explore them as well, but for now there is so much to see in Portland itself.

One of the towns I have been neglecting is Oregon City. It has a rich history, being one of the most important towns in the entire western United States during the mid-1800s. It was the end of the Oregon Trail; the first U.S. city west of the Rocky Mountains to be incorporated (1844); the first capital of the Oregon Territory; and it rivaled Portland, 12 miles to the north, for early supremacy in the area.

There is quite a bit to see in this small city of 35,000, but I have never gotten a round tuit. However, in April 2016, I stopped by The Highland Stillhouse — on the corner of South McLoughlin Boulevard (Oregon Route 99E) and South 2nd Street in central Oregon City — for an unusual supper.

This Scottish pub recently made the OregonLive list of 11 Oregon bars with spectacular views — and for good reason. From the extensive patio on its cliff-top location, there is an awesome view of the 1,500-foot-wide, 40-foot-high Willamette Falls, as well as the surrounding portions of the Willamette River.

On my April visit, I took food and drink photos at the pub, then walked across the street for numerous shots of the waterfall. Out of the 49 pictures I took during my one-hour stay, the best 14 have made it into this album.

I plan on going back to Oregon City sometime this summer for a more in-depth exploration, so this album will be expanding greatly by the end of the year.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, A Beer, Schnitzel, Bread Pud­ding, Whisky Day.
The photos in this album were taken with the  Olympus OM-D E-M5  camera.
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