DescriptionSettled in the early 1850s, Oakland takes its name from the Oregon white or Garry oaks that dot the area’s rolling grasslands. Poultry farming was important here in the early 1900s, and Oakland billed itself as “Turkey Capital of the Nation.” The town is renowned for its historic brick buildings from the late 19th century. This collection of more than 130 structures, many labeled with their vintage and original use, constitutes Oregon’s first designated historic district.
Self-guiding toursA brochure outlining a self-guiding walking tour of the historic district is available at the Oakland Museum.
Things to SeeOakland Museum