Located six miles south of downtown Portland, on the banks of the Willamette River, the City of Milwaukie offers a small‐town feel with easy access to the region’s urban center, recreational activities, and services. The suburban City of 20,491 is economically linked with the greater Portland Metropolitan area. Named one of the best places to raise a family, Milwaukie provides a clean environment, good transportation, schools, and health care. The Sunday Farmers’ Market, First Fridays, and the on‐going poetry and artist series are just a few of the many cultural offerings available. Nearby recreational opportunities include boating on the Willamette River, kayaking on the Clackamah River, fishing, hiking or mountain biking in one of the more than 100 parks in Clackamas County.
Downtown Milwaukie is undergoing a revival with plans for new apartments and retail space that accompany the redeveloped Riverfront Park. Contributing to the revitalization and also enhancing transportation services is the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail transit line that opened in September of 2015. The new Orange Line extends the region’s light-rail network by 7.3 miles from Portland State University to South Waterfront, SE Portland, Milwaukie and north Clackamas County. The City is comprised of seven neighborhood districts and two business industrial districts that advocate for community and business interests. Milwaukie is also home to Dark Horse Comics’ international headquarters, Bob’s Red Mill, a modern‐day gristmill and natural foods company, and Blount International Inc., a publically traded Fortune 500 company.
The City of Milwaukie has committed to achieving and maintaining: a sense of place, history, and future that defines the City and distinguishes it from other areas; a livable, safe environment, including preservation and enhancement of both built and physical environments; and private and public partnerships that provide for the maximization of business and individual opportunities.