Clackamas is located in the heart of Clackamas County. Whether driving or biking through picturesque towns and country settings or enjoying the downtown street atmosphere by foot, Clackamas County is an exciting place to live, work and play. From county fairs to festivals and buckaroos, the county abounds with opportunity. Every month brings a wide range of events to Clackamas County. Winter is ski season, offering a bounty of winter sporting events at Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Meadows and Ski Bowl. With the arrival of spring comes blooming flowers, exquisite wine tasting and the ever popular "Ski and Tee Challenge," combining both skiing and golf at two major Mt. Hood hotels. Cultural festivals, growers' markets, rodeos and hometown fairs fill the summer months while autumn hints of the new harvest and such agricultural based events as a corn maze and a giant pumpkin weigh-off provide fun and laughter for everyone to enjoy.
Clackamas' thriving economy offers a wide variety of recreational, shopping, housing, and job opportunities in a premier geographical location. Every resident is afforded the chance to create their own identity while preserving their inclusion in this neighborly community. A popular local place to gather with friends or family is the Clackamas Town Center. This regional mall is filled with more than 185 specialty shops, carts and restaurants. The center is supported by five major department stores and includes the Ice Capades Chalet, a branch of the Clackamas County Library and a food court. However, the shopping and dining does not end there. The city and its county is filled with many boutique shops and eating establishments to satisfy everyone's desires.
Portland is less than fifteen minutes away, offering Clackamas residents an abundant resource of opportunities to work and play. While you are in the city, you can attend one of many sporting events. Portland is home to the NBA's Trailblazers. Known for their high-powered offense, Portland has earned the nickname, "Rip City." The team plays in the Rose Garden along with the Portland Lumberjax, a professional Lacrosse Team established in 2005. The city also hosts a Triple AAA Farm club for baseball's San Diego Padres. The team is appropriately nicknamed the Beavers. Portland is also home to the PGA's Fred Meyer Challenge put on by the city's own professional golfer, Peter Jacobsen. Furthermore, the LPGA's second oldest tour event, dubbed the Safeway Golf Championship, is also played in the immediate area. These outstanding sporting events are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to having fun in the city and Clackamas residents are only a short drive away from it all.
Portland's award winning mass transit system is one of the most extensive and advanced in the nation. The transit system includes buses and the MAX, an urban light rail line. There is also a downtown transit mall and the Fareless Square, a downtown free-ride zone. This sophisticated transportation network reaches outside the city and allows residents, such as those living in smaller cities like Clackamas, to take advantage of its unlimited potential.
The educational system in Clackamas ensures that its students have every chance to learn in a safe, constructive environment. From elementary school to high school, from special education programs to learning disability programs, local lawmakers strive to achieve success on all levels for all children. Many community colleges and major universities populate the state, offering high school graduates an opportunity to further their education at institutes of higher learning without moving far from home. This focus on education from a child's early, impressionable years to a young adult's later, and more developmental years is a primary reason why the state of Oregon boasts higher than average SAT scores at the national level.
Beyond education is employment. Many of Clackamas' residents work in Portland where opportunity is abound. Others, who may prefer the great outdoors, can find seasonal employment at such popular destination spots as the ski resorts atop and around Mt. Hood, or in the camping and touring expedition outfits that entertain visitors along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, and in the many vast forests that cover the area in green fir.
However one decides to spend their day, Clackamas and its neighboring unincorporated areas, provide a tremendous living environment to call home. Populated by friendly people and surrounded by breathtaking beauty, this urban lifestyle is unsurpassed for its livability amongst tall trees, snow-capped mountains, lush green fields, gently flowing rivers, clean water, moderate climate and bountiful flower gardens. There is an abundance of things to do in and around the Portland metropolitan area. So, if you enjoy arts and cultural events, festivals, sports and outdoor recreation, great shopping and much more, Clackamas is the ideal place for you.
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