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AWARDED BY DOWNTOWN OREGON CITY ASSOCIATION + OREGON CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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FOOD + DRINK HEALTH + BEAUTY PEOPLE + PLACES

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE Welcome to the first ever Best of Oregon City™ Guide featuring the winners of 2017’s inaugural People’s Choice awards. Over 3,000 ballots were submitted during the month of April nominating 694 businesses, people, places, and experiences resulting in 132 finalists. 62 finalists were awarded the coveted Best of Oregon City™ title at a June 22 red carpet ceremony. Check out photos of the event at bestoforegoncity.org or on the official Best of Oregon City Facebook page. The Downtown Oregon City Association and the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce embarked on the journey in late 2016 to produce what we hope will become an annual Oregon City tradition.

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This publication celebrates and tells the stories of the winners – Oregon City truly is a vibrant place to live and visit! Be sure to congratulate the winners. This guide is your roadmap to discover new experiences in Oregon City. Like Best of Oregon City™ on Facebook and stay tuned for next year’s voting period! Cheers to Oregon City!

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Jonathan Stone Executive Director Downtown Oregon City Association

Amber Holveck Executive Director Oregon City Chamber of Commerce


The Best of Oregon City™ would not be possible without the countless hours spent by our talented volunteer and staff team or the generous financial support of our sponsors, patrons, and advertisers. Thank you to the members of Best of Oregon City Committee for your dedication to this project: Jerri Adams, Tom Geil, John Graf, Crystal Holmes, Amber Holvick, Yvette Kirwin, Carol Pauli, Sarah Vale Rapp, Jonathan Stone, and Robert Thrasher. A huge thank you to our photographer Adam Wickham and graphic designer Heidi Rush who helped put our ideas on paper.

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Thank You Patrons Patrons made charitable contributions to support the Best of Oregon City™ project. This year’s patrons are: Anonymous (3), Aaron & Dawne Novinger, Randy Rowlette, pacific_wonderland.com, and US Bank. Help us make Best Of an annual tradition! Volunteer your time or help us raise the funds necessary to keep this community project going every year. We will need to raise an additional $10,000 to make Best of Oregon City™ 2018 possible. The inaugural year was underwritten by the Downtown Oregon City Association. Contact info@downtownoregoncity.org for more information. All contributions are tax deductible.

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12bridgeciderworks.com

At Natural Health Works, our expert physicians and providers are dedicated to helping you feel better. We have a tradition of providing compassionate, personalized patient care. Our doctors take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns during your consultation in order to provide you with an innovative treatment plan. Initial appointments are longer than standard medical visits so that we can fully understand your health concerns.

HEALTHY AGING & REGENERATIVE MEDICINE NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE PROLOTHERAPY AND PRP BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES IV THERAPY PHYSICAL MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE MASSAGE

710 John Adams St. | Oregon City, OR 97045 Tel: 503-722-7776 | info@naturalhw.com

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PARKIN ELECTRIC

THANK YOU SUMMER EVENT SPONSORS! Downtown Oregon City’s summer event lineup is not possible without the generous support of sponsors.

HOME BUSINESS INDUSTRY DESIGN 503-657-4958

parkinelectric.com

BRET PIPPETT AND STACY SPAHR

"Old fashioned values...cutting edge technology." CCB #35151

Therapeutic Associates - Bob’s Red Mill - Weinhard Grill Country Financial, Kent Petterson B&B Leasing - Clackamas Auto Parts

Through education and promotion, Buy Local Oregon City brings consumers and business together to strengthen the livability and economy of our community.

Volunteer opportunities available! Visit downtownoregoncity.org/volunteer to learn more about volunteering for the Oregon Trail® Game 5k, First City Celebration, Oregon Trail Brew Fest, and the Cruise to Downtown Oregon City Car Show.

buylocal.oregoncity.org

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2017 During the month of April, over 3,000 fans of Oregon City cast their ballots for their favorite local businesses, people, places, and experiences.

PEOPLE + PLACES The people and places of Oregon City have been shaping the community into what it is today.

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ENTERTAINMENT Events, theatre, live bands, museums, and businesses.

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FOOD + DRINK Everything for date night, drinks with friends, a quick bite, and family friendly dining.

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SHOPPING + SERVICES Local produce, specialty shops, home furnishings, gifts, vintage, pet care, automotive repair, and more.

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HEALTH + BEAUTY Look good and feel good while experiencing all that Oregon City has to offer.

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Cameron McCredie

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+ e l p o p e laces p For over five generations the people of Oregon City have been shaping this community into the place it is today. This year’s Best of People + Places winners represent Oregon City’s charity, strive for excellence, curiosity for learning, love of heritage, desire to explore, and comradery.

Tony’s Fish Market

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BEST MOVER AND SHAKER WENDY PROVIS BREEDLOVE Standing at only 4’11”, Wendy Provis Breedlove packs a mighty punch. With a wide smile and eyes that reflect compassion, Wendy treats everyone she meets as family and often puts them before herself. Inspired daily by her parents and raised to help others, Wendy regularly organizes drives for school supplies, Easter baskets, toys for Christmas and food drives for Thanksgiving. She also regularly helps people find the resources they need. The values she was raised with have been passed down to her children and the countless people she has touched with her kindness.

BEST MOVER AND SHAKER JUNIOR SKYNET TEAM 2550 CAIS HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS This team of approximately 30 high school students from five different schools participate in the all-inclusive robotics team Skynet Team 2550 at CAIS (Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences) in Oregon City. This unique group of high school students dedicate themselves not only to year-round team meetings but also pledge to conduct themselves with integrity and giving back to the community. They take pride in always demonstrating Gracious Professionalism and are 3-time award winners of this distinct honor. Gracious Professionalism is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work with an emphasis on showing value, respecting individuals, and honoring the community. They are gracious through the help they give to other teams in need, and professional by the way they act under the pressure of competitions. The team always works hard to share the knowledge and experience in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) with others, and provide an all-inclusive, no fees program, for anyone who wants to participate.

“No matter how little we have, there is always someone else who has less. We don’t have a lot of stuff to give, but we do have time we can contribute. Almost everyone can do that! “ - WENDY PROVIS BREEDLOVE

caisoc.com

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BEST TEACHER KELLIE SITTON OREGON CITY PRESCHOOL Oregon City Preschool hired their first teacher in 1945, fast forward to modern day and Kellie Sitton is just the fourth teacher to be hired by the school. In 1999, Sitton found the school when she was looking for a preschool for her 3 year old son to attend. She fell in love with the school and what it stood for. Her background in psychology with an emphasis in human development eventually led Sitton to start as a pre-k teacher, she then took over all three classes when the then main teacher, Sandy Wagner, retired. She is inspired everyday by her preschoolers and their parents. She believes that early education should be a family experience. Over the last 72 years the philosophy of providing great early childhood education and a sense of community to the families that attend Oregon City Preschool has not changed. 517 Jefferson St, Oregon City oregoncitypreschool.com

BEST LEARNING EXPERIENCE CLACKAMAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Using technology in a fun and exciting way to inspire visitors, the augmented reality sandbox is just one of the fascinating items on exhibit

at the Clackamas County Historical Society’s Museum of the Oregon Territory. The handson exhibits engage people of all ages. At the museum you can find: poison pills shaped like coffins, Native American fishing tools, a Post Office Box from 1908 and one of the largest collections of Antique Pharmaceuticals in the country. 211 Tumwater Dr, Oregon City clackamashistory.org

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More faces of the city Patti Serres – Founded the Bloomin Boutique, part of Building Blocks 4 Kids, which offers new clothes for free to underprivileged children. Working through local agencies, the boutique served 375 kids in three counties in 2016. She’s orchestrated major fundraising efforts that support all of Building Blocks 4 Kids programs. Jonathan Stone – Has been the Executive Director of the Downtown Oregon City Association since 2013 and sits on several nonprofit boards. He has helped spearhead several community-wide initiatives including this year’s inaugural Best of Oregon City awards. Oregon City Women’s Club – The Oregon City Women’s Club was founded more than 100 years ago. Last year, its members raised money and collected donations for 13 Oregon City programs and nonprofits. The Father’s Heart Street Ministry – Oregon City’s only day center for men and women suffering from homelessness, hunger, and addiction. TFH is supported by a dedicated group of volunteers, providing over 6,000 meals a month and serving over 90 individuals a day.

BEST NON PROFIT OR SERVICE CLUB

BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

ROTARY CLUB OF OREGON CITY

AVAMERE LIVING AT BERRY PARK

With a mission that states “Service Above Self ” the Rotary Club of Oregon City and rotaries across the globe provide humanitarian service to help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Rotary Club of Oregon City was organized on November 8th, 1936 and continues to promote world fellowship united in the ideals of service that encourage and foster the community. In addition to adult community services the Rotary of Oregon City provides young people the opportunity to develop leadership skills and discover the fun of giving back with their school sponsored Interact Clubs.

Full of pride in their community the residents of Avamere Living at Berry Park ages range from 60 to 101. Founded in 1995 with the goal to provide high quality health care and community for the aging population Avamere serves thousands of families by living out their mission to “Enhance the life of every person we serve.” Avamere is the winner of this year’s wild card. Residents and employees banded together to rise to the top as Best Retirement Community. 13669 Gaffney Ln, Oregon City avamerelivingatberrypark.com

oregoncityrotary.org Meets Wednesdays at 12pm

Karin Engleman – North Clackamas Christian School First Grade Teacher. Marcia Baker – Oregon City School District Teacher. Oregon City Preschool – This preschool has been in operation since 1946, providing high quality and affordable early childhood education to every child that walks through their door. Owned and operated by the parents of enrolled students this preschool strives to create a comfortable learning environment that fosters the life long love of learning. CAIS High School Interact Club – Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oregon City, this dedicated group of students completes service projects on behalf of the community. This year, they are working with Depave of Portland to update the courtyard on their high school campus.

BEST OREGON CITY HISTORY OR STORY NW GHOST TOURS Oregon City loves a good ghost story which has been brought to life by NW Ghost Tours. Born and raised in Oregon City, Rocky Smith of NW Ghost Tours is well known in the

community as a local historian and paranormal investigator. Smith started researching Oregon City’s paranormal activity in 1995 and has documented close to 100 haunted places within the city. In 2006, he combined his love for history and knowledge of the paranormal and founded NW Ghost Tours. Tours July through October nwghosttours.com People’s Choice Awards

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BEST HIDDEN GEM TONY’S FISH MARKET Known in the fishing community as Two Ton Tony, because he wouldn’t stop fishing until his boat was full, Tony Petrich and his wife Stazie built a fish market connected to their home in 1936. Tony’s Fish Market is now run by 5th generation, Beth Oey and Billy Petrich, and has survived 3 major floods in 1948, 1964 and 1996. Smoking around 10,000 lbs. of salmon per week and distributing it to over 8 different states, this not so hidden gem has been an Oregon City institution for more than 80 years.

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERING PLACE

“This group is Oregon City, made by the community for the community”

1316 Washington St, Oregon City tonyssmokehouse.com

- AMBER STENSEN, OREGON CITY CHIT CHAT

OREGON CITY CHIT CHAT FACEBOOK ONLINE COMMUNITY Amber Stensen started Oregon City Chit Chat because she saw a need for a platform to share community events, her vision was a group to host fun, informative posts that engage residents and local businesses. What started as a project to bring support to neighbors and share resources, Oregon City Chit Chat has grown to over 15,000 members, growing by 675% in the last 18 months. Amber invited Joanne Coy to help moderate the group when growth became far more than she could manage between school, parenting, her job and an internship. The third admin to this powerhouse is mostly behind the scenes but just as important, Michael Lell. Despite being an online platform, Oregon City Chit Chat is a community group that supports many local causes and businesses, it has been a platform for creating lasting friendships and reuniting family members and lost pets. It has come to the aid of those in need and it’s a primary source of news and information for many residents of Oregon City.

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BEST OREGON CITY LANDMARK OREGON CITY MUNICIPAL ELEVATOR The Oregon City Municipal Elevator has over 700 daily riders. Standing at 130 feet tall, it’s one of the most recognizable landmarks in greater Portland. It was first built in 1915, so that residents could more easily access the growing downtown district. It was initially water powered using a hydraulic system taking about 3 minutes to reach the top. The current elevator was built in 1955 by the Otis Elevator Company and was updated in 2004; upgrading vertical travel distance of 90 feet to a 9 second ride. orcity.org/publicworks/municipal-elevator

BEST SCENIC VIEW WILLAMETTE FALLS Willamette Falls is the 2nd largest waterfall by volume in the USA. It drops thirty five feet and meanders 1,500 feet across the Willamette River. For thousands of years the falls provided Native Americans with an excellent source of salmon, lamprey, and other species of fish. In the mid 19th century European and American emigrants built mills along the river spurring the area’s economic growth. Electricity generated by the falls was the first in the world to be transmitted over a “long distance.” The dam is still operated by Portland General Electric to this day. The most well known spots for viewing the falls are along the McLoughlin Promenade, at the scenic overlook on 205, and at the Museum of the Oregon Territory. The falls are at the center of historic efforts to restore public access and to establish the west coast’s first National Heritage Area. rediscoverthefalls.org wfheritage.org

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More places to visit Oregon City Bridge – This iconic arch bridge connects Oregon City to West Linn and is a great vantage point to view Willamette Falls. Little known fact, there used to be public restrooms beneath the bridge’s roadway! Clackamette Park – This 25-acre park is at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas rivers. It features a skatepark, picnic areas, and connecting paths to Clackamette Cove and Downtown Oregon City.

BEST PLACE TO TAKE A STROLL MCLOUGHLIN PROMENADE Constructed during the Great Depression by the Works Progress Administration, the McLoughlin Promenade is a 7.6-acre

linear park on the bluff above downtown Oregon City. It features spectacular views of the Willamette River and Willamette Falls and provides a connection between downtown Oregon City and the McLoughlin Neighborhood via the Oregon City Municipal Elevator. orcity.org/parksandrecreation

Wesley Lynn Park – Oregon City’s newest park features ball fields and an off leash dog area. Downtown Oregon City – Mentioned by voters as a favorite place to stroll and is a favorite on summer evenings. Oregon City Library – The Oregon City Library’s mission is provide information, inspiration and ideas that empower, enrich and educate each resident of the city. Last year, the library added a new modern wing and restored the historic Carnegie Building.

BEST PARK RIVERCREST PARK Rivercrest Park is a 6.5-acre park that features a beautiful mature tree canopy, two picnic shelters, a 5,300 square foot playground, and a water spray park for children. If you’re looking for a pickup game of basketball or somewhere to play tennis, Rivercrest is also the home to 2 tennis courts, a basketball court, and ballfield. orcity.org/parksandrecreation

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See the real Oregon with the bike concierge

Adventure on the bike

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thebikeconcierge.com

END OF THE OREGON TRAIL INTERPRETIVE & VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER historicoregoncity.org 503-657-9336

FEATURE FILM | HANDSON EXHIBITS PIONEER GAMES | DRESSUP | CRAFTS STATE & COUNTY WELCOME CENTER ALSO ON SITE

Exciting new updates include 1,000 square foot mural, more artifacts on display, and our interpretive trail around the grounds where adventurous visitors can experience a condensed version of the Oregon Trail complete with full-sized wagons, recreations of Independence Rock and Fort Laramie, buffalo herd backdrop, and heritage garden.


entertainment Pioneer Family Festival

Events, theatre, live bands, museums, and businesses make up this year’s Best of Entertainment winners. From last year’s inaugural Oregon Trail Brew Fest to the Pioneer Family Festival celebrating its 20th year, Oregon City features an assortment of events for the entire family to enjoy. People’s Choice Awards

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BEST EVENT, FESTIVAL OR FAIR FIRST CITY CELEBRATION AND BREW FEST The First City Celebration and Oregon Trail Brew Fest are two summer events that happen in tandem. Together they are the single largest event in Oregon City each summer. First City Celebration offers live entertainment, an interactive kidzone, and street fair featuring food, wine, and local vendors. The Oregon Trail Brew Fest celebrates breweries and cideries from Kansas City to Oregon City. With over 20 breweries serving beer all day you’ll have the chance to try pints from along the Oregon Trail. These events have something for the whole family and turn Main Street into daylong celebration of community and heritage. 4th Saturday in July downtownoregoncity.org/firstcity oregontrailbrewfest.org

BEST LIVE PERFORMANCE BIG YELLOW TAXI Veterans of the Portland music scene, Big Yellow Taxi’s first gig was in 2013 at the Willamette Falls Festival. This acoustic trio

takes songs from a variety of musical genres and rearranges them with a new spin full of great harmonies. Regularly booked in Oregon City, you can catch them playing live around town or at the 2017 First City Celebration. bigyellowtaxiband.com

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BEST OUTDOOR ACTIVITY OREGON CITY FARMERS MARKET Oregon City Farmers Market started in 2005 with just 6 vendors. Today, almost 70 farmers and vendors come together year-round. 96% of the growers and farmers come from Oregon

City and the surrounding area. Its mission is to provide a marketplace that fosters community and education. Oregon City Farmers Market plans cooking and food growing workshops, and demos. Sometimes you might even encounter baby calves, goats or chickens. They believe in bringing the farm to the market with live music, local food vendors and a welcoming atmosphere to stroll on a Saturday.

2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City orcityfarmersmarket.com Summer Market every Saturday Winter Market every other Saturday

BEST FAMILY FUN PIONEER FAMILY FESTIVAL Celebrating its 20th year, the Pioneer Family Festival started in 1998 as a fundraiser for the Oregon City Optimist Club. The festival has managed to grow over the years thanks to added partners and support from the community. With games and rides for all ages, this carnival is a funfilled way to spend time with the whole family. The festival is kicked off by Oregon City’s signature Teddy Bear Parade. Every May pioneerfamilyfestival.com

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BEST PLACE TO SEE A SHOW CLACKAMAS REPERTORY THEATRE Wanting to create a theatre for former and current students of Clackamas Community College, Clackamas Repertory Theatre has become the place for students to gain professional theatre experience. In its 13th season, Clackamas Rep continues to operate, plan, and produce performances where a diversity of voices and perspectives are shared and heard. Season from June to September clackamasrep.org

BEST PLACE TO HAVE A PARTY TUMWATER ROOM

a full service event facility including catering and beverage service. Proceeds from its events go to support the Clackamas County Historical Society. When you book the Tumwater Room you are partying for a good cause.

Boasting the best view of the Willamette River and the historic falls, the Tumwater Room is

211 Tumwater Dr, Oregon City tumwaterroom.com

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BEST RAINY DAY ACTIVITY GEEKS AND GAMES Husband and wife team Adam and La Donna Cox opened Geeks and Games in 2016. They aim to provide an environment that is fun, safe, and affordable for people of all ages and backgrounds. Walking into their store you are instantly transported into a cozy living room environment with shelves full of games to purchase and play such as Star Wars, Pokemon, and Magic The Gathering. 1656 C Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City ocgeeksandgames.com

“We truly love our community and want to provide an environment that is fun, safe, and affordable for people of all ages and backgrounds.”

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Nightmare on Main Street – A first for 2016, this Halloween themed event produced by downtown retailer, Tom Geil, featured a scarecrow contest, hearses from the Coffin Cruisers Hearse Club, and face painting. Oregon City Brewing Company – A favorite amongst families. Beer and hot dogs, what more could a family ask for? Rae Gordon Band – Led by Cascade Blues Association Best Female Vocalist, this band performs throughout the northwest but always returns to their favorite Oregon City venues.

BEST PLACE TO TAKE OUT OF TOWN GUESTS END OF OREGON TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER On the site that once belonged to George Abernethy, the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is located where the pioneers stopped to camp when they first

arrived in what we now know as Oregon City. Not only does the Interpretive Center act as a State and County Welcome Center it also offers visitors the chance to hand dip candles, stroll through a heritage garden, and learn about local history. The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is all about history and finding new ways to share it. 1726 Washington St, Oregon City historicoregoncity.org

Concerts in the Park – Seven concerts are planned for Thursdays during July and August 2017. Concerts feature local and regional talent on the lawn of the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. eNRG Kayaking – Founded by extreme kayaking champion Sam Drevo, eNRG Kayaking specializes kayaking and paddle board rentals and classes. Their signature Willamette Fall Kayak Tour is a fun way to explore and see Oregon City from the water. People’s Choice Awards

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food + drink

Craft brewing and new restaurants

have taken off in the recent years. Oregon City now boasts 7 breweries, two cideries, a distillery and an ever growing list of dining options. This year’s Best of Food + Drink winners are a mix of new spots you have to try and old favorites.

Oregon City Brewing Co.

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BEST BREAKFAST OR BRUNCH YVONNE’S If you are looking for breakfast or brunch, look no further than Yvonne’s. Her handcrafted, scratch brunch features local ingredients. You can’t go wrong with the rosemary hash browns, one of the five types of benedicts or the fresh homemade biscuits. With a relaxing atmosphere, wonderful staff and Yvonne in the kitchen, this hometown favorite serves breakfast, lunch, and tasty drinks to go with them. 818 Main St, Oregon City yvonnes-restaurant.com

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BEST SWEET TREAT FAT CUPCAKE Discover dozens of cupcakes at this fun and eclectic bakery. FAT Cupcake knows how to decorate a sweet treat! Frosted in decadent homemade frostings and unique toppings, each cake and cupcake is the perfect mix of ingredients like The Intern, a chocolate cupcake with espresso cream filling, topped with vanilla buttercream, Nutella, and caramel sauce. Not every treat is over the top but with FAT Cupcake more is more. 19273 Molalla Ave, Oregon City fatcupcake.com

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BEST BAKERY GRANO BAKERY & MARKET Husband and wife duo Ulises Alvarez and Ava Milolavich started Grano Bakery and Market with a focus on baked goods and good food with a picnic-style flair. Creating a menu of artisanal sourdough loaves and rustic pastries this small batch neighborhood bakery’s mission is to create community one loaf at a time. 1500 Washington St, Oregon City granobreads.com

BEST COFFEE SINGER HILL CAFE Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Singer Hill Café is a welcoming place with 1,500 square feet of vertical gardens and café seating both inside and out. Offering a great selection of homemade pastries and treats, fresh sandwiches and quiches, Singer Hill Café is not just great coffee. Also home to the Three River Artists Guild Gallery, this is one charming spot in the the historic McLoughlin neighborhood. 623 7th St, Oregon City singerhill.com People’s Choice Awards

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BEST RESTAURANT NEBBIOLO RESTAURANT & WINE BAR Nebbiolo Restaurant & Wine Bar is inspired by the European & Latin heritage of owners Yvette and Joe Kirwin. The food and wine found at Nebbiolo reflects their heritage paired with innovative local flavors. Everything from the artisan cocktails, cuisine, and desserts are made in-house and hand chosen by the Kerwins. Celebrating local ingredients with a global menu is what has put Nebbiolo on the map, not to mention their handpicked selection of local and international wines. The family hand built the restaurant’s tables from old carpet reels found in the basement of the restaurant and the Terrafina dishes & paintings are made on the family farm. Every detail has been given careful thought! 800 Main St, Oregon City nebbiolowinebar.com

“It is about creating something for someone to bring them comfort. Watching people enjoy my food & walk out happy is what I love most about my restaurant.” - YVETTE, NEBBIOLO

BEST ASIAN CUISINE PHO THI Oregon City’s answer to homey Vietnamese soups and dishes and Thai cuisine is Pho Thi. It offers comfortable dining and a wide menu that ranges from curry to pho, fried rice and bubble tea. With the delicious aroma of fresh herbs and spices Pho Thi is comfort food whether you are dining in or ordering to go. 503.657.2824 716B Main St, Oregon City

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BEST BURGER MIKE’S DRIVE IN Serving the community for 29 years, Mike’s Drive In is a staple not only for the Best Burger in town, but also 99¢ cones – all day, every day. This diner atmosphere has great seating rain or shine. With fresh, local products from patties to berries and a friendly crew that live in Oregon City, you can’t help but feel connected to this classic restaurant. 905 7th St, Oregon City mikesdrivein.com

BEST PLACE FOR A DATE WEINHARD GRILL In the heart of downtown sits Weinhard Grill, in the historic building purchased by the Busch family from Henry Weinhard in 1897. Andy and Nancy Busch opened Weinhard Grill in 2015. With their thoughtful menu, craft beers and cocktails this beautiful historic building serves as an intimate backdrop for an evening on the town. Try the Weinhard IPA which is brewed by Best of Oregon City Finalist Coin Toss Brewing Company and in the summer months enjoy a meal on their outdoor patio. 812 Main St, Oregon City weinhardgrill.com

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BEST TAP DRINK OR WINE LIST HIGHLAND STILLHOUSE Boating the Portland area’s largest selection of single malt scotch, The Highland Stillhouse has all the ingredients you need for a good time – live music weekly and two stocked bars with talented bartenders that can create any drink you can imagine. Its traditional pub decor weaves throughout this two-story intimate extablishment. The atmosphere and drinks will not disappoint. 201 S 2nd St, Oregon City highlandstillhouse.com

BEST WINERY CHRISTOPHER BRIDGE WINES Founded in 1998 by Chris and Susanne Carlberg, Christopher Bridge Wines is Oregon City’s first licensed estate vineyard and winery. Growing over 10 varieties of vinifera grapes with origins in Central and Eastern Europe, the Carlsberg’s hope is to pass on a legacy of caring for the earth and planet. The 80-acre vineyard was originally the Carlsberg family farm. Chris is inspired daily by his parents who found and loved the farm before him. 12770 S Casto Rd, Oregon City christopherbridgewines.com

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BEST CREATIVE MENU MESA FRESCA Born in Peru, Chef and Owner Roy Galvan moved to the US when he was four. With a fusion of Peruvian and Mexican fare on the menu, Mesa Fresca was opened in 2016 by Roy and Kara Galvan knowing that they wanted to follow in Roy’s parents’ footsteps of owning and running a restaurant. The unique blend of cuisine and cocktails reflect their personality and heritage. 724 Main St, Oregon City mesafrescaoc.com

More drinks Coin Toss Brewing Company – Most known for its Heritage Series of beers brewed from or inspired by historical recipes. Feckin Brewery – Irish beers with a northwest influence served in a large industrial taproom. Coffee Rush – Most known for its coffee-to-go, Coffee Rush also serves housemade gelato in its full service café in Oregon City. Dutch Bros. Coffee – A cult classic, Oregon City boasts three high demand coffee locations. The Growler Run – Oregon City’s original taproom and growler station, this is a friendly place with chalk art walls and shuffle board. Forest Edge Vineyard – A sustainable farm and vineyard known for its chardonnays and selection of dessert wines. King’s Raven Winery – A variety of white, pinot noir, and hybrid reds from its estate vineyard.

BEST MEAL TO GO / TO EAT WITH YOUR HANDS INGRID’S SCANDINAVIAN FOOD Mother and daughter team Cathy Cleaver and Ingrid Legore started Ingrid’s Scandinavian Food as a food cart and opened their brick and mortar restaurant in Oregon City in 2016. A welcome addition to the growing food scene in Oregon City, Ingrid’s Scandinavian fare is affordable, healthy, and delicious. Besides offering traditional lefse and wraps, Ingrid’s menu also includes a hearty elk burger with thick cut bacon and roasted potatoes. 503.744.0457 209 7th St, Oregon City

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BEST MEXICAN OR LATIN CUISINE SUPER TORTA Super Torta is your answer to authentic street style mexican food, where the biggest fuss is deciding what to order. Even with a line out the door, this delicious midtown spot is the goto for a quick lunch or dinner to go. Generous portions at reasonable prices are served up by the friendly staff. 710 Washington St, Oregon City supertortapdx.com

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BEST BREWERY OREGON CITY BREWING COMPANY A family-friendly brewery with a fantastic patio and great craft beer, Oregon City Brewing Company makes “Beer for Pioneers.” With beers named after events and landmarks in Oregon City like Floodwater Pale Ale, Elevator IPA, and Singer Hill Saison, having a pint at Oregon City Brewing is a must. In addition to over 30 beers on tap, Oregon City Brewing offers house-made sodas and is home to Olympia Provision’s second OPWurst location, your go-to for a creative footlong while you enjoy a cold beer. 1401 Washington St, Oregon City ocbeerco.com

BEST HAPPY HOUR MENU BUGATTIS Big portions and a full bar are hallmarks of Bugatti’s Happy Hour. Served up in a relaxed environment, the Happy Hour menu features homey, italian dishes from pizza and pasta to fried calamari and artichokes. 334 Warner Milne Rd, Oregon City bugattisrestaurant.com Happy Hour 3-6pm & 8pm-close, All Day Sunday

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More ea ts New Hings – A Chinese American restaurant featuring a full bar and endless takeout options. Second Son Kimbap – Inspired by Korean street food, this microrestaurant specializes in hand rolls. Pure Bliss Bakery – All-purpose bakery specializing in custom cakes, cupcakes, maple rolls, scones, and more. Lunch menu as well! Biscuits Café – A favorite for breakfast throughout the Western United States.

BEST BAR ARCH BRIDGE TAPHOUSE Wanting to open a beer bar in Oregon City that served good craft beer, Gene Gligore and Todd Gieger hatched a plan to leave their jobs and opened Arch Bridge Taphouse in 2015. With a lot of time and attention put into creating an interesting and well curated tap and bottle list, Gligore and Gieger go out of their way to create a sophisticated yet laid back tasting experience. Their 16 taps regularly feature new and hard to find beers. This taphouse is a comfortable place to enjoy a pint and chat with your fellow beer enthusiast. 205 7th St, Oregon City archbridgetaphouse.com

Ranee’s on Main – A darn good breakfast served all day and a favorite for Happy Hour. Five Guys – National chain famous for hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and milk shakes. OP Wurst – An outpost of Portland-area favorite Olympia Provisions known for its frankfurters covered in a seemingly endless variety of toppings. Verdict Bar and Grill – A downtown mainstay known for its legal themed menu and great Happy Hour. Singer Hill Café – A café in every sense of the word. Singer Hill isn’t just fantastic coffee but a popular lunch spot. Don Pepe’s – Family run restaurant that prides itself on “fresh Mexican food.” Loncheria Mitzil Mexican Eatery – A festive environment featuring authentic Mexican food. Jimmy O’s Pizzaria – A classic pizzeria known for its fresh dough made daily and generous toppings. Pioneer Pizza – A sturdy crust and fresh ingredients make this pizza a popular take and bake or “hot to go” pizza. Sweet Masterpiece – This full service bakery is most known for its custom natural handmade chocolates.

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BEST OUTDOOR PATIO MCMENAMIN’S OREGON CITY Located in a historic church building from the turn of the 20th century, McMenamins Oregon City is known for its house brewed beers and spirits. Not only is there pew seating but a canopy covered back patio that allows for catching rays while eating and people watching in the heart of downtown. 102 9th St, Oregon City mcmenamins.com

BEST PIZZA MI FAMIGLIA Mi Famiglia was opened in 2007 by mother and son team, Patty and Kyle Eddy. The Eddy’s took 6 months to turn the historic Barclay building into a wood oven pizzeria. Every dish is handmade from scratch in the open kitchen

that faces the cozy and quaint dining room. Mi Famiglia was a pioneer in downtown Oregon City’s renaissance and has helped pave the way for the thriving food and drink scene Oregon City is now known for. 701 Main St, Oregon City mi-famiglia.com People’s Choice Awards

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+ g n i p p o h s s e c i v r se The proprietors and staff of

Oregon City’s retailers and service providers make the difference. This year’s Best of Shopping + Services winners are a reflection of their personalities and passions. Where else in Oregon can you find a year-round Halloween store or a hat store that gives out chocolate as a parting gift? Five of this year’s winners are family businesses in their second or third generations.

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BEST BOUTIQUE YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON Burnt out on her career as a legal investigator and mitigation specialist, Sandra Gilman of You Can Leave Your Hat On did the impossible and opened her business after being inspired by the hats she had collected while traveling. Building the business from the ground up with her husband’s help, Gilman prides herself on providing amazing customer service and connecting with everyone that walks through her door. Beyond hats, she offers chocolates as a parting gift, a man chair and beers for men to relax while the ladies shop, and offers loving encouragement to anyone who visits her. 503.723.0395 212 7th St, Oregon City

BEST DESTINATION RETAILER DENIM SALVAGE Offering new and recycled denim Tara Vincente’s focus with Denim Salvage is to help the customer find the perfect fit regardless of

what is trendy. All denim is measured to fit so that you can fall in love with the perfect jean. In addition to a large selection of new and recycled denim, Vincente also offers alterations and pays on the spot for your gently used recycled denim. 611 Main St, Oregon City denimsalvage.com

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BEST UNIQUE OR UNUSUAL FINDS ODDITORIUM AND GHOUL GALLERY What initially started as a few different online businesses, Tom Geil merged his passion for trinkets, treasures, ghoulish gifts and decor into Odditorium and Ghoul Gallery. With a healthy inventory of curiosities and unusual collectibles, not only is this boutique a destination for year-round Halloween dĂŠcor but it also offers hard to find rarities, blown glass and USA made collectibles and gifts. 619 Main St, Oregon City ghoulgallery.com

BEST WINDOW DISPLAY COIN CORNER & HOBBIES An Oregon City institution since 1962, Coin Corner and Hobbies started out by just selling coins. Then came models and other hobby items. Its selection of antiques and collectibles have expanded in the last 15-20 years. The shop now offers a wide variety of nostalgic toys and unique merchandise. Voted as Best Window Display in Oregon City came as no surprise that the windows are a reflection of the wide array of the fascinating and collectible items Coin Corner offers. 503.656.1835 215 7th St, Oregon City

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BEST PLACE TO BUY A GIFT WHITE RABBIT GIFTS Committed to providing unique, hand-picked and local gifts and books, White Rabbit Gifts opened with an emphasis on supporting amazing local artists and small businesses. Owner Danielle Walsh feels fortunate to have the time to help build community while being family focused. Investing in books for the gift shop, Walsh, a former librarian, has expanded the shop and reached a whole new group of customers. As the only indie bookseller and gift shop in Oregon City, White Rabbit Gifts is the perfect place to pick up a present. 503 Main St, Oregon City whiterabbit-gifts.com

“People love Oregon City’s rich and unique history and I think most of our connections to places are the stories we pass on to other generations and the memories of days gone by.” - ROCKY SMITH, NW GHOST TOURS

BEST PLACE TO SPLURGE MY MOTHER KNOWS A lifetime dream for Mary Heins and her mother, My Mother Knows started as a pop-up boutique at local events and shows. In 2005, Heins’ with the support of her family opened a permanent boutique with all the class and grace she and her mother dreamt of. Opening her doors with a mission to put customers first, to be a beacon of God’s love, and to create a comfortable environment offering fine gifts and designer jewelry and clothing. 1105 Linn Ave, Oregon City mymotherknows.com People’s Choice Awards

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BEST PRODUCE SPICER BROTHERS PRODUCE Keith Spicer, started Spicer Brothers Produce in 1988 when he realized that the people of Oregon City didn’t have a convenient and affordable way to take home the fresh fruit and vegetables grown in the Willamette Valley. His two sons, Andy and Chris, now own the business and continue to give back to the community. They are proud to run a near zerowaste facility where all of the produce they can’t sell is donated to local food assistance programs. The remaining trimmings are taken by local farmers to feed their animals. Always serving up local produce, this farm fresh market is a must stop any day of the week. 508 14th St, Oregon City spicerbrothersproduce.com

BEST VINTAGE OR ANTIQUES MAIZEE MAE’S ANTIQUES AND TREASURES Inspired by the love of treasure hunting, Maizee Mae’s Antiques and Treasure owners Cristy and Mike Rein have been seeking out special pieces and unique finds for the last 35 years. Their inventory dates back as far as 100 years, featuring amazing old items from unexpected places. After all these years they still come across things they have never seen before. 714 Main St, Oregon City maizeemaesantiques.com

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BEST AUTO REPAIR JIM ESTES’ GARAGE Jim Estes has always loved cars and started working at Nichols Garage, as it was called, in high school around 1965. He took time off to go into the service and then came back to work. He purchased the business in 1979. Jim Estes’ Garage is now run by his oldest son with Jim running errands and assisting with maintenance. The Estes Family has been in Oregon City for 7 generations and for the last 40 years they have provided honest, trustworthy work that puts the customer first. 411 Pleasant Ave, Oregon City jimestesgarage.net

BEST PET CARE PIONEER ANIMAL HOSPITAL One of the original animal clinics in Oregon City, Pioneer Animal Hospital has been open since 1978. Originally owned by Congressman Kurt Schrader, the clinic is now owned and staffed by an all-woman team. They help take care of Oregon City Police Dogs, Guide Dogs for the Blind, NW Greyhound Pets of America and Pacific Pug Rescue. With a staff that strives to put your pet first, you can guarantee that Pioneer Animal Hospital is the right choice for all your pets needs. 333 Warner-Milne Rd Ste B, Oregon City pahcares.com

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BEST BUSINESS SERVICES BUEL’S IMPRESSIONS PRINTING Family owned Buel’s Impressions Printing has been delivering quality service at a reasonable price since 2003. Owner, Dave Buel has been in the printing business since 1974 and is driven by exceeding customer expectations. His son’s commitment to the business proves that this powerhouse of printing will continue as a family owned business for generations. Proud and passionate, his team has over 150 years of combined experience and is a staple in the business community for all of its printing needs. 408 Beavercreek Rd # 407, Oregon City buelsimpressionsprinting.com

BEST BANK OR FINANCIAL SERVICE ONPOINT COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION Oregon’s largest credit union, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s mission is to promote and support the financial well-being of each member. They strive to offer lower fees and better rates whether you are looking to buy a new car or your first home. This communityminded institution also offers grants to nonprofits supporting education, financial literacy, community development, and youth programs. 19753 OR-213, Oregon City onpointcu.com

More shoppin g Busch Furniture – Oregon City’s oldest and longest running business specializing in high quality upholstered furniture. Three generations of the Busch family still work in the family business. This n That – A diverse mix of used and vintage furniture and home accessories. Serres Greenhouse and Farm – Operates a popular garden center from April to June. The Vintage Nest – Spacious and eclectic group shop offering furniture, home goods, jewelry, scents, and more. Christmas at the Zoo – Featuring thousands of ornaments from around the world and a fun array of life like plush animals. Haven Antiques – An ever changing selection of hard to find antiques and vintage items.

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More s ervices Luis Tire Service – Carries and services all brands of new and used tires. Also provides brake and oil change services. KARS – Kauffman Automotive Repair Service, a full service mechanic shop. Columbia Bank – Bank with branches throughout the northwest. US Bank – Oregon City’s only bank with downtown and hilltop branches. Oregon City Signs – Specializing in vehicle graphics and wraps, business signs, banners, and large format printing. Eren Starr, Farmers Insurance – Offering full service insurance for car, home, business, life and more.

BEST FURNITURE STORE

BEST HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOP

HOMELIFE FURNITURE

HOME DEPOT

The Wine family has been in the furniture business for over 50 years. Homelife Furniture is run by father and son team, Dennis and Robert Wine. Offering name brand furniture at value pricing, Homelife has found its success with word-of-mouth advertising and taking pride in providing customer service that goes above and beyond. In fact, it’s not uncommon for Robert to be found at the local taphouse buying a “Thank You” growler for a customer after the perfect sofa has been purchased.

Founded in 1978 in Atlanta, Home Depot revolutionized the idea of the “home improvement” store. Taking the idea of the hardware store to the next level, Home Depot aspires to excel in customer service to its community and associates. Offering more than one million products online and 35,000 in store, Home Depot is the place where contractors and the DIY customer meet for their next project. Even as one of the busiest locations in Oregon, Oregon City Home Depot offer exceptional prices, service, and advice no matter what you’re working on.

homelife-furniture.com 610 Main St, Oregon City

homedepot.com 2002 Washington St, Oregon City

BigStar Construction and Design – Run by a husband and wife team, BigStar Construction and Design has been specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodels since 2010. First City Painting – Specializes in exterior and interior painting as well as cabinet refinishing. The Cat’s Meow Cat Clinic – Exclusively for felines, Dr. Karen Henson offers a full range of services including emergency, surgical, and dental. Milner Veterinary Hospital – Providing medical care to dogs, cats, rabbits, and some exotic animals. Milner is also home to the self-service Scrubbin’ Bubbles Dog Wash. People’s Choice Awards

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O C WHOLISTIC HEALTH AND ACUPUNCTURE

Ramson Shahbaz-Arami, Acupuncturist

Shamirom Shahbaz, Naturopathic Doctor

Ramson Shahbaz, Licensed Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner, uses acupuncture to activate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body, to strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness and disease. His practice puts a special focus on pain relief; with a goal of helping his patients to become liberated from pain and enabling them to live fuller lives. Acupuncture is safe, natural, drug-free and effective: The perfect way to get well and stay healthy. CONDITIONS COMMONLY TREATED:

Ramson Shahbaz Acupunturist

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Allergies Anxiety Arthritis Asthma

Back Pain Carpal Tunnel Colds & Flu Fibromyalgia

Headaches Hypertension Insomnia Smoking Cessation

Neck Pain Pain - Acute and Chronic Stress

Dr. Shahbaz utilizes both Conventional Medicine and Naturopathy in her practice. She is dedicated to providing patient-centered care, which is individually tailored to the comfort, values and health goals of her patients. The principles that govern the care of her patients are respect, patient participation, transparency and providing a safe place of healing. CARE AND TREATMENT INCLUDES: Primary Care Botanical Medicine Nutritional Counseling Physical Medicine Classical Homeopathy

Natural Mood Support Food Allergy Testing Thyroid Support Gastrointestinal Issues Season Allergies

Immune Support Detoxification Dermatology Cardiovascular Suppport Onsite Phlebotomy

Now Accepting New Patients Call 503-657-4043 to schedule an appointment today Most Health Insurance Plans and Auto Accident Insurance Accepted. 1678 Beavercreek Rd, Suite K, Oregon City, OR 97045

Shamirom Shahbaz, N.D. Naturopathic Doctor ocndclinic.com

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Ornaments and Plush Animals for all occasions! Oregon’s premier year-round Christmas and plush animal store. You will be dazzled by thousands of beautiful ornaments and life-like plush animals from around the world.


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BEST ORAL CARE PONDEROSA DENTAL ARTS A graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University Dental School, Dr. Eric Berkner started Ponderosa Dental Arts in 2013 to provide high quality dental care with compassion and understanding. With services that range from cleaning and exams to complex dental procedures, the doctor and his team aim to help each patient reach their oral health care goals. 1174 Molalla Ave, Oregon City ponderosadentalarts.com

BEST MEN’S HAIR DEPOT BARBER SHOP After answering an ad in the paper, current owner, Al Kelley purchased the Depot Barber Shop which has been in business since 1918. Dean Bollinger joined the team when he inquired about purchasing the business from

Kelly. Although the business didn’t change hands, Dean proved he could give a good haircut and has worked the chair on the end ever since. Voted Best Men’s Haircut is a no brainer for this traditional barbershop that simply does good work.

“It’s inspiring to craft a cut for a new or young guys who haven’t experienced traditional barbering before.” - DEAN BOLLINGER, DEPOT BARBER SHOP

503.657.7397 218 7th St, Oregon City

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BEST SALON/SPA HEALTHY LOOK SALON Serving Oregon City for over 16 years, Healthy Look Salon is a small salon with tons to offer. From hair, nails, waxing and massage they provide all you need to feel and look good under one roof. 19273 Molalla Ave # D, Oregon City healthylook.weebly.com

BEST WOMEN’S HAIR ELEMENTS OF STYLE A full service salon, Elements of Style has everything you need for a cut and color or for your big day. With a talented team able to serve diverse needs, the stylists at Elements of Style will help you put the finishing touches on your look and have you leave feeling like a million bucks.

1400 Washington St, Oregon City elementsofstylesalonandmore.com

BEST NAILS NAIL SPA Featuring Oregon City’s largest selection of massage spa chairs and a state of the art manicure station, Nail Spa has a professional and courteous staff that has been serving downtown Oregon City for over 10 years. On nice days Nail Spa’s big front doors can be found opened to Main Street where passerby frequently encounter familiar faces. 820 Main St, Oregon City nailspaoregoncity.com People’s Choice Awards

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More way s to look an d fe el good Northwest Primary Care – Located at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, this primary care practice specializes in family medicine, obstetrics, and nutrition. Oregon City Family Practice – Celebrating more than 75 years this medical practice prides itself on establishing lasting relationships with families. Oregon City Wholistic Health – This naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist team provides holistic healthcare for a wide range of conditions and needs. The Barbers – Popcorn, ESPN, old style barber chairs, and hot lather neck shaves are hallmarks of this northwest men’s haircut chain. Sport Clips – Featuring TV’s everywhere and what they call the MVP experience with a hot steamed towel.

BEST WELLNESS EXPERIENCE ENTHEOS HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER Soft music, perfect lighting and the tranquil sound of water greets you when you walk into Entheos Health And Wellness. This unique

healing center brings years of experience and advanced training and skills under one roof. Offering counseling, naturopathy, hypnosis, and chinese medicine Entheos is dedicated to helping their clients and patients achieve wellness goals that span the spectrum of mental and physical health care. 419 Center St, Oregon City entheoswellnesscenter.com

Designer Nails – A wide range of nail designs specializing in airbrushing. Happy Nails & Spa – A warm and inviting space with massage chairs. Dr. Bryan Guthrie – Recognized by Portland Monthly Magazine as one of the top dentists in the Portland area. 9Round – All-inclusive kickboxing gym featuring 30-minute workouts and expert nutrition advice. Thrive Yoga & Wellness – Offers classes, health and wellness coaching, private sessions and training, and more. LiveEdge Salon & Local Artistry – Part salon, and part local art and live edge wood shop, it is the fusion of father and daughter passions. Hair care products, jewelry, and décor all reflect their commitment to natural and organic. Modele Salon – This salon is a chic environment with roll-up garage doors overlooking a tree lined street. A bit of Portland style in Oregon City.

BEST HOLISTIC HEALTH FIRST CITY WELLNESS Passionate about combining art and science, especially when it comes to holistic wellness, owner Melissa West was the first dually licensed Aesthetician and Acupuncturist in Oregon. West founded First City Wellness in 2015 and recently relocated to the Midtown Business District. First City Wellness is a proud sponsor of the Miss Oregon Scholarship Program and is a member of the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce and Buy Local Oregon City. 419 Center St Suite 207, Oregon City firstcitywellness.com

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BEST HEALTH CARE STEPHANIE TOLONEN ACTIVE OREGON CHIROPRACTIC As a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Dr. Stephanie Tolonen of Active Oregon Chiropractic loves what she does and finds it an honor when patients come through her door. Her clinic is equipped to treat a wide variety of patients from grandparents to newborns and often treats multiple generations and families. Sought after by athletes and weekend warriors she has a deep understanding of sports related injuries and needs. Her passion is helping provide relief and loves learning new and different techniques for people of all ages. 357 Warner Milne Rd, Oregon City activeoregonchiro.com

BEST PLACE TO SWEAT FIT FOR EXCELLENCE After starting her first weight training class at 15, Amy Ramage of Fit for Excellence was instantly hooked. She is passionate about positive long-term results and helping clients reach their personal goals. Thousands of pounds have been lost each year with countless strength gains and millions of smiles. Ramage specializes in women’s fitness and has helped women train for marathons, fitness pageants, and other fitness competitions. She believes in building the body from the inside out and also offers her services as a spritual health and life coach for many of her clients. 708 Monroe St, Oregon City amylightramage.com

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Pioneer Animal Hospital (503) 657-3171 333 Warner Milne Rd. Suite B Oregon City 33

www.PAHCares.com

Customized wellness and treatment plans for your pet, because no two are alike.

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INDEX OF FINALISTS PEOPLE AND PLACES HIDDEN GEM Arch Bridge Taphouse Odditorium & Ghoul Gallery Tony’s Fish Market

LEARNING EXPERIENCE Clackamas County Historical Society / Museum of the Oregon Trail Oregon City Preschool Oregon City Public Library

MOVER & SHAKER Jonathan Stone Patti Serres Wendy Provis Breedlove

MOVER & SHAKER JR. Skynet Team 2550 - CAIS High School Robotics CAIS High School Interact Club

NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERING PLACE Arch Bridge Taphouse Oregon City Chit Chat Singer Hill Café

NON PROFIT OR SERVICE CLUB Rotary Club of Oregon City Oregon City Women’s Club The Father’s Heart Street Ministry

OREGON CITY LANDMARK Oregon City Bridge Oregon City Municipal Elevator Willamette Falls

OREGON CITY HISTORY OR STORY Clackamas County Historical Society End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center NW Ghost Tours

PARK Clackamette Park Rivercrest Park Wesley Lynn Park

PLACE TO TAKE A STROLL Clackamette Park Downtown Oregon City McLoughlin Promenade

SCENIC VIEW McLoughlin Promenade Oregon City Municipal Elevator Willamette Falls

TEACHER Karin Engleman - North Clackamas Christian Kellie Sitton - Oregon City Preschool Marcia Baker - Oregon City School District

WILDCARD Avamere Living at Berry Park

ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, FESTIVAL, OR FAIR First City Celebration & The Oregon Trail Brew Fest Nightmare on Main Street Oregon City Farmers Market

FAMILY FUN Oregon City Brewing Company Oregon City Farmers Market Pioneer Family Festival

LIVE PERFORMANCE Big Yellow Taxi Clackamas Repertory Theatre Rae Gordon Band

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY Concerts in the Park eNRG Kayaking Oregon City Farmers Market

PLACE TO SEE A SHOW Concerts in the Park Regal Cinema Clackamas Repertory Theatre

PLACE TO TAKE OUT OF TOWN GUESTS End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Nebbiolo Restaurant & Wine Bar Oregon City Municipal Elevator

MEXICAN OR LATIN CUISINE Don Pepe’s Loncheria Mitzil Mexican Eatery Super Torta

OUTDOOR DINING Highland Stillhouse Oregon City McMenamins Oregon City Brewing Company

PIZZA Jimmy O’s Pioneer Pizza Mi Familiglia

PLACE TO TAKE A DATE Nebbiolo Restaurant & Wine Bar Oregon City Brewing Company Weinhard Grill

RESTAURANT RAINY DAY ACTIVITY End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Geeks and Games Oregon City Public Library

Bugatti’s Nebbiolo Restaurant & Wine Bar Weinhard Grill

SWEET TREAT PLACE FOR A PARTY Nebbiolo Restaurant & Wine Bar Oregon City Brewing Company Tumwater Room

FAT Cupcake Nebbiolo Restaurant & Wine Bar Sweet Masterpiece

PLACE TO BUY A GIFT Odditorium & Ghoul Gallery My Mother Knows White Rabbit Gifts

PLACE TO SPLURGE My Mother Knows Nebbiolo Restaurant & Wine Bar Odditorium & Ghoul Gallery

PRODUCE Oregon City Farmers Market Serres Greenhouse and Farm Spicer Brothers Produce

UNIQUE OR UNUSUAL FINDS Coin Corner & Hobby Maizee Mae’s Antiques and Treasures Odditorium & Ghoul Gallery

VINTAGE OR ANTIQUES Maizee Mae’s Antiques and Treasures This n That The Vintage Nest

WINDOW OR INTERIOR DISPLAYS Coin Corner & Hobby Christmas at the Zoo Haven Antiques

TAP, DRINK, OR WINE LIST

FOOD & DRINK ASIAN CUISINE New Hings Pho Thi Second Son Kimbap

Arch Bridge Taphouse Highland Stillhouse Nebbiolo Restaurant & Wine Bar The Growler Run

WINERY Christopher Bridge Wines Forest Edge Vineyard King’s Raven Winery

BAKERY FAT Cupcake Grano Bakery and Market Pure Bliss Bakery

BAR, PUB, OR TAP ROOM Arch Bridge Taphouse Highland Stillhouse Oregon City Brewing Company

BREAKFAST OR BRUNCH Biscuits Café Ranee’s on Main Yvonne’s

BREWERY Coin Toss Brewing Feckin Brewery Oregon City Brewing Company

BURGER Five Guys Mike’s Drive In Weinhard Grill

COFFEE Coffee Rush Dutch Brothers Singer Hill Cafe

CREATIVE MENU Mesa Fresca Nebbiolo Restaurant & Wine Bar OP Wurst

HAPPY HOUR Bugatti’s Ranee’s On Main The Verdict Bar and Grill

LUNCH SPOT OR FOOD TO GO Ingrid’s Scandinavian Food Singer Hill Cafe Super Torta

SHOPPING & SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE CARE Jim Estes’ Garage Luis Tire Service KARS

BANK OR FINANCIAL SERVICES Columbia Bank OnPoint Community Credit Union US Bank

BOUTIQUE OR SPECIALTY SHOP My Mother Knows Odditorium & Ghoul Gallery You Can Leave Your Hat On

BUSINESS SERVICES Buel’s Impressions Printing Eren Starr (Farmers Insurance) Oregon City Signs

DESTINATION RETAILER Denim Salvage Odditorium & Ghoul Gallery Spicer Brothers Produce

HOME FURNISHINGS OR DÉCOR Busch Furniture HomelIfe Furniture This n That

HOME IMPROVEMENT BigStar Construction and Design First City Painting Home Depot

HEALTH & BEAUTY HEALTH CARE Active Oregon Chiropractic Northwest Primary Care Oregon City Family Practice

HOLISTIC HEALTH Active Oregon Chiropractic First City Wellness Oregon City Wholistic Health

MEN’S HAIR CUT Depot Barber Shop The Barbers Sport Clips

NAILS Designer Nails Happy Nails Nail Spa

ORAL CARE Center Street Dental Dr. Bryan Guthrie Ponderosa Dental Arts

PLACE TO SWEAT 9Round Fit for Excellence Thrive Yoga

SALON OR SPA Healthy Look Salon LiveEdge Salon & Local Artistry Modele

WELLNESS EXPERIENCE Active Oregon Chiropractic Entheos Wellness Center First City Wellness

WOMEN’S HAIR CUT Elements of Style LiveEdge Salon & Local Artistry Modele Salon

PET CARE The Cat’s Meow Cat Clinic Milner Veterinary Hospital Pioneer Animal Hospital

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Best of Oregon City 2017  

Featuring the winners and finalists of the inaugural Best of Oregon City People's Choice Awards.

Best of Oregon City 2017  

Featuring the winners and finalists of the inaugural Best of Oregon City People's Choice Awards.

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