Milwaukie lies largely in Clackamas County, right on the banks of the Willamette River. The “Dogwood City of the West” offers small town charm with easy access to big city amenities. The new Orange Max line will make the short commute into downtown Portland easier than ever before. Although Milwaukie is small (just 4.85 sq. mi.), the appeal is large; beautiful views from the Willamette River Waterfront Park, access to water-sports, parks, biking trails and great schools. Milwaukie is a safe and clean community and is named as one of the 50 best places to raise a family.