Welcome to Milwaukie

Experience small-town charm in an affluent Oregon suburb

In the Pacific Northwest and alongside the Willamette River, Milwaukie is a sparsely populated city in Oregon with a close-knit community where everyone seems to know each other. Milwaukie is ideal for those looking to settle on the outskirts of a big city since Portland is just a few miles down the road. 

Everything around Milwaukie is picturesque, from the meandering river to the city's tree-lined streets. Residents have no problems keeping themselves busy or entertained, as the city is full of business, entertainment, and recreational opportunities.

Pets are also an important part of the Milwaukie community. The city has created animal-friendly parks which allow residents to enjoy the outdoors with their furry friends comfortably. It leads to a more wholesome life for Milwaukie residents as they can make memories with their family and meet other pet-owners.

What to Love

  • Multiple parks
  • Affluent community
  • Pet-friendly
  • Ideal for active lifestyles
  • Proximity to Portland

Local Lifestyle

Milwaukie is a community-oriented neighborhood welcoming to new residents, as everyone looks to maintain the close-knit vibe of the city. There are many community events where residents get together, such as school events, public safety programs, and environmental conservation efforts. As a result, everyone living in Milwaukie feels like an important part of the community. 

The city is also beautiful, with natural features such as distant mountains, water bodies, and green spaces. It creates a magnificent background you will never tire of. Residents are fans of how the city is inclusive of pedestrians and cyclists, as there are numerous trails and walkways around Milwaukie. It is easy for anyone to ditch their cars and even cycle to Portland, as there are trails that directly lead to the big city. It is a welcomed relief, especially in an age where people are trying to reduce their carbon footprint.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Milwaukie residents flock to En Vida PDX, which specializes in dishes from various South American cultures like Brazil, Cuba, and Colombia. Milwaukie Pizza Co is a popular restaurant in the city that offers the best pizzas prepared with locally sourced produce.  

Gramma's Corner Kitchen is another family-owned American-style restaurant that serves Milwaukie residents throughout the day. Finally, Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Store is the go-to place for flour and grains in the region.

Things to Do

The Umbrella Parade and Tree Lighting is a Milwaukie tradition where residents march along Main Street to celebrate the lighting of the city's Christmas tree. CareFree Sunday is another popular annual event in which some of the city's streets are closed to pedestrians and cyclists. 

Arbor Day is a special day for residents to appreciate and celebrate Milwaukie's nature and green spaces. In addition, Earth Day is a big event in Milwaukie, where residents commemorate the anniversary of the modern environmental movement.


Milwaukie has many notable schools, one of which includes:

  • Sojourner School, Grades K-5
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