A relative slum when compared to West Linn. Oregon City is near the end of the Oregon Trail; it is located on the more impoverished side of the Willamette River. Oregon City's claim to fame is the dynastic, nationally-ranked girl's high school basketball teams of the late 90's, and an elevator. Does the elevator still work? Anyway, the kids there have inordinately high rates of drug usage and teen pregnancy and low academic performance. It's the kind of town you rise up out of, not be proud that it's your home.
Oregon City might fairly be called a dystopia, but they do have a Taco Bell and a Walgreen's, which is more than can be said about West Linn.