Estacada Oregon’s history has been a wild road of ups and downs some might say is a reflection of the ebbs and flows of the adjacent Clackamas River. In the mid 1800’s small communities of pioneers popped up in the foothills of Mount Hood. Railroad tracks serving the dam builders of the early 20th century pushed through the foot hills up the mountain creating dams that still power Portland to this day. Work camps turned into a small tourism community that became Portland’s playground know as Estacada Oregon. Explore this site to see maps, stories, and timelines of what we know today! We are always looking for Contributors who know and love history to help find more stories, pictures and facts!