Milwaukie was founded in the mid 1800's and vied with Oregon City and Portland to become the hub of Oregon. Portland won out because of it's deeper water port, but Milwaukee remains to this day the home of over 20,000 residents and is currently undergoing a downtown revival with new apartments and retail and a new riverfront park. Buying a home in Milwauikie may prove to be your best decision.
The Bing Cherry was founded in Milwaukie by one of its early orchardists, Seth Lewelling.
The National headquarters of Bob's Red Mill is found in Milwaukie and is one of the most prominent producers of natural and and organic milled grain products in North America, billing itself as the "nation's leading miller of diverse whole-grain foods" employing over 209 people and is now an employee owned business.
Known nationwde, Dave's Killer Breads is another famous brand that headquarters in Milwaukie. Started as late as 2005, it now has over 200 employees and has been featured on MSNBC and the New York Times. ?The brand specializes in breads free of animal products and additives made with seeds and whole grains, including spelt and sprouted wheat.
Before you think that Milwaukie is known only for it's breads and flours, another major national company, Dark Horse Comics, takes up 3 full blocks of downtown.
Dark Horse Comics is known for publishing works including Sin City and the original graphic novel 300, adapted into a motion picture by the same title released March 9, 2007.
Dark Horse, founded in 1986, revolutionized comics based on popular films and has more recently partnered with best-selling authors such as Janet Evanovich.
TriMet has plans to create a Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail and the plan was presented to the Milwaukie’s citizen Design & Landmarks Committee (DLC) at its Monday, Nov. 7 Nov 7. Buying a home in Milwauikee will, in the future, provide a great method of commuting into Portland.
Milwaukee is served by the North Clackamas School District.
Since 1996, ?Milwaukie High School, pictured here, has annually hosted the nationally recognized Living History Day. During this day, thousands of veterans are invited to the high school to help educate its students about the past.
Schools available to students in Milwaukee are 10 public elementary schools, 4 public middle schools and 3 public high schools. There is also a private Catholic high school, La Salle High School, named after St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, and the Portland Waldorf School, a private Waldorf school, which serves grades K-12.
Local Attractions such as the Christmas Ships & winter solstice Bonfire are abundant and worth spending the time to look around.