Milwaukie is located within a few miles of downtown Portland, and provides easy access to regional activities and services. The city's downtown area is undergoing a revival with new housing and retail spaces envisioned through urban renewal and the development of Milwaukie Riverfront Park.
In September 2015, the Max Orange Line opened connecting the city with Southeast Portland, Portland State University and the Portland city center. The new Orange Line also uses the region's newest bridge, the Tilikum Crossing. The city is committed to enhancing sustainability practices to create a community where people and nature thrive, and is currently updating Milwaukie's sustainability plan.
Milwaukie hosts a number of community events throughout the year, including the Sunday Farmers Market, First Fridays and the Umbrella Parade (see photos here), as well as neighborhood concerts and picnics during the summer, which gives the city a unique and cultural, small-town feel.
We are excited to team up with the City of Portland in holding our first joint Sunday Parkways!
For more information, please visit www.milwaukieoregon.gov, find the city's Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofMilwaukie or follow the city on twitter @cityofmilwaukie.