New to Oregon City? Meet people!

New to Oregon City?

MEET PEOPLE with similar interests right here in Oregon City.

Embrace your Community  |  Connect.

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If you are new to Oregon City, this blog post is for you. Whether you’ve relocated from across the country for work or you’re finding yourself simply living in a new part of the greater metro Portland area, this is a cheat-sheet of places to meet people who may have similar interests.

Our society moves at a fast pace and we are becoming increasingly detached from each other due to advances in technology, busy schedules and the frequency at which we move and change jobs. It is harder and harder to feel a sense of community if you don’t raise your hand and make the effort to connect.  Be seen. Make friends. Develop connections and relationships. Although it can be scary, YOU CAN DO IT!

  • Meet-up is a website for people who want to get together to learn something, do something, share something… you can limit your search as close to home as you want- even within five miles of your zip code.
  • Moms of Oregon City/Canby/West Linn A private Facebook group with 2–+ members that you can join; designed to get to know and meet up with local moms for a walk, play date, park lunch…  Drama free and encourages creating friendships!
  • Oregon City Motorcycle Riders Adventure Group For anyone interested in riding motorcycles in and around the greater Clackamas County area,  based out of Oregon City we welcome all skill levels and bike styles. They facilitate day outings around the valley area and beyond. If your bike is sitting in your garage it’s time to hit the road! They are blessed with riders with years of group riding experience and well planned routes around the area to travel. 
  • Main Street Run Club will inspire and push you to do your best! The friendships that have blossomed are legit and genuine! 
    If you aren’t sure whether or not you wanna come run with us, come once… you’ll be hooked on the awesomeness – plus it’s FREE #runnershavemorefun
    Every Monday evening at 6:30 pm we meet at Therapeutic Associates PT at 104 Molalla Ave. OC. across from Dutch Bros! There is free foam rolling and snacks after! If you have any questions feel free to message Chelsey Davis here.
  • Oregon City Playgroup You can join this closed Facebook group that provides opportunities to get out with other mothers and their kids so they can run off some energy, although new borns on up are welcome. Ideas of places you could go: Parks, JJ Jump, OMSI, the Zoo, OC Swimming Pool Indoor Playground, a church, someone’s house, the OC Library playground/splash pad, the Children’s Museum…the possibilities are endless. They support breastfeeding. 
  • Indoor Playground – A space for toddlers to run their energy out in Oregon City’s giant community room (same building as the community pool) at 1211 Jackson St., Oregon City, OR 97045. Use the opportunity to meet other parents on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am-2pm. Cost is $3 per kid, parents and kids under 12 months are FREE! The Indoor Playground is open  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am-2pm. We will not have Indoor Playground the following weeks: December 18th-22nd, December 25th-29th, or March 26th-30th, 2018.
  • Forgotten Oregon is a public Facebook group (more for interacting online) that shares photos, stories and articles related to Oregon’s history and forgotten people and places. this includes old buildings, homes, barns, cemeteries, churches and more.
  • Oregon City Christian is a website search portal to locate Biblical-based groups of people who meet weekly in a home. There are more than ten options here in Oregon City. The Community Group environment provides opportunity to build relationships through fellowship, to care for and encourage one another. They are a way to experience life with other people from church and to make new and lasting friendships.
  • Beavercreek Saloon hosts Trivia Night every Thursday which can be a fun way to meet people. Check their Facebook page for times and info.
  • Women’s Outdoor Group is a fun and welcoming group of energetic women hikers looking to meet other women in the area who share similar outdoor interests. This group is over 800 strong and their meetup location is typically Berry Hill in Oregon City and they carpool from the area to wherever the planned hike is.  
  • Love to bake? Experience new culinary adventures by attending a cooking class at Bob’s Red Mill’s Whole Grain Store. Every month they feature expert chefs demonstrating their delectable recipes. This is an opportunity to learn new techniques and recipes under the guidance of their friendly and creative experts. They accommodate most dietary preferences or needs. Pre-registration is required and class sizes are limited.  Choose your classes HERE and call 971-206-1241 or email to register. Most classes are $25.
  • VOLUNTEER for something you love.  Enjoy being outdoors?  You’ll meet lots of fantastic people volunteering for the Oregon City Parks Foundation, Laundry Love or the many other places who would appreciate your efforts.  Search HERE for a match.

“Home is where children find safety and security, where we find our identities, where citizenship starts. It usually starts with believing you’re part of a community, and that is essential to having a stable home.”Matthew Desmond

Pictured above left: The Mascot of the Beavercreek Saloon If you haven’t yet ventured to Beavercreek Saloon, you really must. This inside is a sight to see.  It was recently bought by a long time customer who immediately remodeled the bathrooms and installed air conditioning to make it pleasant during our hot summers  (the owner tells me they used not have AC at all!) but they have left the charm of the bar virtually untouched. They are physically connected to Kissin’ Kates Restaurant which is why they share a Facebook page. They have trivia nights, show NFL games on their TV’s and often have live music. They allow minors and  have a good brunch too!

21950 S Beavercreek Rd,
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 632-3190 

High five them for: the ambiance because you really feel as if you’ve just stepped into a Honky Tonk in Dallas Texas. The owner peruses the place in his ten gallon hat and when he speaks, you’ll recognize his passion for making the place great again. It’s a warm, inviting and full of charm.

Pictured above middle: Storytime at Oregon City Library
606 John Adams St,
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 657-8269

Pictured above right:
The tour of the Willamette Legacy Falls project.
Click on the link below to find out about upcoming site tours.