We're opening a bike-themed marketplace & bistro at OC Amtrak station!

Our goal is to create a popular destination for tourists, cycling enthusiasts, and local patrons.

About the campaign

This campaign will help finance the purchase of kitchen and bistro equipment for First City Central Marketplace & Bistro. It will also help cover some of the costs associated with converting the historic Oregon City train depot into a premier cycling and tourist destination.

This project will help launch an exciting bike-themed tourist destination at the historic Oregon City train depot.

Your participation in this campaign will help launch First City Central Marketplace & Bistro, a bike-themed tourism destination that will provide excellent breakfast & deli fare, local beers & wines, and live entertainment, to local residents, Amtrak passengers, tourists, cycling enthusiasts, and active transportation advocates. You can help make a positive impact in the community. The goal of First City Central Marketplace & Bistro is to create a family-friendly tourism destination that will become a center for community and cultural exchange--a place where information and ideas about history, entrepreneurship, art, politics, and active transportation can be shared and enjoyed among friends and acquaintances alike.

We believe First City Central Marketplace & Bistro will become a popular destination for tourists and cycling enthusiasts from around the Metro area and beyond, and will have a positive impact on Oregon City's tourism efforts and local economy.

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About First City Central Marketplace & Bistro, LLC

First City Central is a bicycle-themed bistro located at the historic Oregon City train station, 1757 Washington Street. The bistro features microbrews from all six Oregon City breweries and wines from 3 local vineyards. The bistro actively supports our local artists and musicians and features live music every Friday and Saturday from 6-9pm. Our menu is receiving high marks from customers (4.9 out of 5 stars), and many kudos for our efforts to repurpose Oregon City's empty train station. First City Central is committed to promoting passenger rail use, Oregon Trail history, local tourism, cycle-tourism, and the arts. Several customers have called the bistro, "Oregon City's hidden gem!" Please stop by to see what everyone is talking about. And, while you're here, walk to the south end of the bistro to check out First City Cycles. The bike shop moved from Main Street to the train station in June 2017. So, bring your bike by for a repair and have meal and/or coffee or beer while you wait. We also have new bicycles, parts, and accessories for sale. You can also check out the bike maps and get information about group rides on our community bulletin board.

First City Central promotes passenger rail use, Oregon Trail history, local tourism, cycle-tourism, Oregon City micro-breweries, local vineyards, musicians, and artists. We also host events and meetings for several non-profit organizations in our area.

First City Central Marketplace & Bistro, LLC was established in 2014, and is located in Oregon City, OR.

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