This Saturday, downtown Oregon City will be filled with art, beer, wine, music, living history actors, and a pretty important coin toss. Bring the family and stop by our booth. We will have updated project information, Community Champion tags and surveys and opportunities to tweet, and facebook your passion for the falls to your friends and family. Look for us at the Main Street booth area near 7th Street. #firstcity2014 #portlandcointoss #willamettefalls
Saturday, July 26, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Main Street Oregon City
- Over 100 juried artists
- 14 local wineries, a brewery, a cider company and more
- Food Vendors and Food Trucks
- Business Marketplace
- Live Entertainment
- Heritage story site installations throughout event
- Living history actors at multiple sites throughout downtown
The Portland Coin Toss
Way back in 1845, Francis Pettygrove from Portland, ME and Asa Lovejoy from Boston, MA held a coin toss to determine the name of what we now know as Portland, OR. Where did this coin toss occur?
Why, in Oregon City!
Nearly 170 years later, we are reenacting the coin toss. Whichever side of the coin has the most votes by 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 26 will determine if Portland is the heads or tails side. Then watch the Coin Toss at 8:00 pm, July 26 in Oregon City's Liberty Plaza during Oregon's First City Celebration. Who will win? Portland or Boston? Text HEADS or TAILS to 51555 to vote!