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Clackamas is a thriving community located southeast of Portland, with a vibrant economy, real estate market, and school system. The town of Clackamas has about 5,000 residents. It is the home of the Clackamas Town Center, the Pomenade, and Camp Withycombe, a military base and is abundant with a variety of stores and businesses. Adjacent to Clackamas is Happy Valley, still considered by many as Clackamas, Happy Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in Portland. Known for large new construction hillside homes and tastefully constructed storefronts off of Sunnyside, it is also host to some great custom home designs and neighborhoods. Clackamas county's economy is still dependant on agriculture, timber, manufacturing and commerce. Mount Hood, which is located in Clackamas county, is the only year-round ski resort in the US and is the county's major attraction for recreation and tourism. Clackamas county is historically a blue collar region with a more conservative political outlook than the City of Portland proper. Clackamas also has a branch of the Kaiser Permanente Hospital. Clackamas is located in the breathtaking Clackamas County, the area that includes Mount Hood. Clackamas is a good base for exploring the Mount Hood Recreation Area as it has a variety of restaurants and shopping opportunities. Clackamas County is comprised of many growing cities within the umbrella of McDonald Group real estate areas, including West Linn, Welches, Tualatin, Estacada, Gladstone, Government Camp, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Oregon City, Sandy, the villages of the Mt. Hood corridor (Mt. Hood Area Real Estate Guide), and the city of Clackamas. Businesses that choose to relocate to Clackamas County will find sweeping benefits on Clackamas real estate within these investment zones that are slated to cover over 900 acres of potential new construction and redevelopment. In exchange of these large-scale tax benefits, companies will give back to the county through the creation of new jobs, donations to community service, and the establishment of Clackamas County as a strong player in the national manufacturing and trade stage. Clackamas County hopes to attract green industries, including solar and wind energy-generation firms and corporations that manufacture technology for a sustainable future.

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CLACKAMAS LOCATION AND SCHOOLS

Clackamas is located southeast of Portland along Interstate 205 and Oregon Highway 212. The city of Clackamas is served by Clackamas High School, one of three high schools in the North Clackamas School District.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY REAL ESTATE

New construction is great – of course we think so, we’re in the real estate business – but it’s not great when development goes forward at the expense of natural wildlife and Oregon’s unique environmental character. We live here because we love the land, the beauty of the trees and mountains, and we want the Oregonians of the future to be able to enjoy our natural world as much as we are able to. We’ve got the insider scoop on new construction and Clackamas County homes that value the nature around them – contact us at the McDonald Group Realtors for more information about eco-friendly constructions, green homes for sale in Clackamas, and sustainable new development throughout the greater Portland metro area.

CLACKAMAS AREA PARKS AND ACTIVITIES

Springwater Corridor - SE Ivon St to Boring, OR, 3.30 miles. The Springwater Corridor, a major portion of the famous Portland 40-mile loop trail, runs through Clackamas. Access to the corridor, which is perfect for biking, jogging, dog walking, and exploring, lies on the Errol Heights property, a public-use area with 3 ponds and miles of nature trails.

Clackamas Town Center: 12000 SE 82nd Avenue - This newly remodeled mall is one of the best in Oregon, featuring easy parking and lots of different shops, from nationwide chains to small ones you will be excited to explore. The mall has a large large food court and a Century Theaters cinema. More shopping opportunities are available across the street at Clackamas Promenade, including Target, Kohl's, Old Navy, Cost Plus World Market, and more.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY HISTORY

Clackamas County is home to cities such as Clackamas, Happy Valley, West Linn, Oregon City and Lake Oswego. It is one of the counties that make up the greater Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. The county is heavily timbered and is home to the 11,235-foot Mt. Hood, the Mt. Hood National Forest, Bull Run Watershed and numerous rivers — including the Willamette, Clackamas, Sandy, Pudding, Molalla and Salmon. The county was named after the Native Americans living in the area, the Clackamas Indians, who were part of the Chinookan people. The county seat of Clackamas County is Oregon City, which was the first incorporated city west of the Rockies, the first capital of Oregon Territory, and the site of the first legislative session. Oregon City Real Estate hosts the "Street of Dreams" each year, is known for large beautiful million dollar homes with acreage while down town Oregon City still embraces the original charm and character from it's past.

FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

Hog Wild BBQ - 9401 SE 82nd Ave - If you're looking for reliable, affordable BBQ, look no further than this popular food cart located on SE 82nd Ave. They've got one of the best pulled-pork sandwiches in town, which you can enjoy on one of their picnic tables or in a nearby park. The hot pulled pork with cooling slaw is delicious, but not for the meek-tongued. When these guys say hot, they mean HOT. Serving sizes are generous, and the taste will keep you coming back.

Andale Andale - 11314 SE 82nd Ave - This authentic Mexican restaurant is a favorite of locals for their huge portions, generous salsa bar, and laid-back attitude. If you're familiar with the hole-in-the-wall Mexican places in Southern California that serve up the best authentic Mexican food, you'll love this place. The prices are low and the portions are, as I said, huge. Pick up some amazing tacos for $1.50 each and load up on peppers and salsas. The staff and regular customers are the friendliest bunch around, and you can forget you're in Portland while you eat your food and watch the Mexican variety shows on the television in the corner.

Bun Bo Hue Restaurant - 7002 SE 82nd Avenue - If you're a food adventurer, you won't want to miss this little Vietnamese spot. Their signature dish is a delicious mix of some pretty wild animal parts, but they've also got some really authentic and delicious Vietnamese specialties for the more faint of heart. The atmosphere is nothing to  write home about, but here its all about the food. The spicy soups and stews are the perfect antidote to Portland's chilly winter evenings and they add the perfect spice to warm summer nights.

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