OR-99E (McLoughlin Blvd) runs through the city on a north-south alignment. From I-5, there are signs directing drivers to OR-99E and Milwaukie/Oregon City.
The OR-224 expressway goes through the center of the city, with its western terminus near downtown at OR-99E, and heading east to the rest of Clackamas County after intersecting with I-205.
The city is served by TriMet bus and light rail. Downtown Milwaukie is the transit hub of the city with stops for every bus route, as well as light rail.
The MAX Orange line is the fastest way to get to Milwaukie from Portland. From the east, transfer to line 33 (frequent service) at Clackamas Town Center which is served by the MAX Green Line. You can also get on line 33 at Oregon City Transit Center and ride north from there.
From downtown/inner Portland, take the Springwater Corridor to Sellwood, and then turn south (right) at 17th Ave, and follow the bike path to downtown Milwaukie. To reach the residential neighborhoods in the north, you can take the path along the northern border of the city to any of three access points: at 28th Ave just east of the bike bridge, at Johnson Creek Blvd., and at Stanley Ave. and then head south.
From Gladstone, cyclists can ride north along the Trolley Trail at the intersection of Portland Ave. and Jersey St.
Downtown Milwaukie is located at the western edge of town at the waterfront of the Wilamette River. OR-224 ("the expressway") and the railroad tracks cross the city to the southeast, dividing the city in two.
From downtown, Lake Rd. Is the main arterial to neighborhoods south of the expressway, and Harrison St. (which routes on to King Rd. as it heads east) provides access to the north side of town.
Most driving in town is done to get on either OR-224 or OR-99E.
- 1 Milwaukie Bay Park. Milwaukie's Riverfront Park has been undergoing major renovations, and offers river access as well as lawn space to picnic or relax.
- 2 Milwaukie Museum, 3737 SE Adams St. (At the intersection of Adams and Railroad Ave.), ☏ . Saturdays 1-5PM. A small museum run by the local historical society dedicated to documenting the history of the city of Milwaukie. Free.
- 1 North Clackamas Aquatic Park, 7300 SE Harmony Rd., ☏ . Open swim $9, Adult lap swim $4.50, Rock wall climb $3.
- Broken Arrow Archery, 2044 SE Adams St, ☏ . Indoor archery range and pro shop
- 1 Main Street Collector's Mall and Soda Fountain, 10909 SE Main St, ☏ . Daily, 10AM-6PM.
- 2 Mill End Store, 9701 SE McLoughlin Blvd. (Enter on SE Milport), ☏ . M-F 10AM-530PM, Sa 930AM-5:30PM, Su noon-5PM.
- 3 Pendleton Woolen Mill Store, 8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd, ☏ . Su 11AM-4PM; M-Sa 10AM-5:30PM. Pendleton Woolen Mills is known for making high quality wool clothing, blankets, and other products. The Woolen Mill Store in Milwaukie is not one of their many outlets that sell these products, but rather an outlet for Pendleton's fabrics, factory scraps, and other sewing supplies.
- 1 Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Store, Restaurant, and Bakery, 5000 SE International Way, ☏ . Store: M-Sa 6AM-6PM, breakfast 6AM-3PM, lunch: 11AM-3PM. Milwaukie has been the home of the organic whole grain brand Bob's Red Mill since their previous mill was burned down in 1988. Known for their high quality and wide variety of grain products that can be found at nearly any natural foods store in the United States (with their distribution continuing to expand), visitors to the HQ can shop for the entire inventory of products and enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch.
- 1 Arrivedecerci Wine & Jazz, 17023 SE McLoughlin Blvd, ☏ . Tu-Sa 5-10PM, closed Su M. As in the name, Arrividerci is a family-owned wine bar with nightly jazz performances. Located south of Milwaukie in an unremarkable location making it a bit of a "hidden gem". Reservations recommended. Cover charge $5-8, Entrees $20-25.
- 2 Decibel Sound & Drink, 11380 SE 21st Ave (Downtown at the S end of 21st St.), ☏ . Tu-Th 4-10PM, F Sa 4-11PM, closed Su M. A trendy cocktail bar with a high-end sound system inside and patio seating outside. Cocktails $9-12, Food $10-15 per item.
There are no hotel accommodations within the city of Milwaukie, however there are budget hotels close by in Clackamas along I-205. Travellers who wish to stay in mid or upper range lodging would be better served in Portland.
- 1 Econo Lodge Southeast, 17330 SE McLoughlin Blvd, ☏ . Free WiFi and continental breakfast. No pets allowed. .
- Gladstone and Oregon City are probably the next stops for anyone touring the greater Portland Metropolitan Area.
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