Oakland Oregon was the first city to be placed on the state's historic register, in May 1968. The city's two-block business district consists of the original brick buildings built in the 1880s and 1890s. Stearns Hardware has been in operation since 1887. Over 80 properties in the city were constructed between 1852 and 1890. The Oakland Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in March 1979.
The City of Oakland is surrounded by meadows, mountains, and the Calapooya rivers. Clean air & water abound. People are friendly and say hello on the street. Oakland is a community; not just a place to live.
The forms to file for the candidacy of the offices of mayor and city councilor are now available at Oakland City Hall, 637 NE Locust St. Forms for a two-year term as mayor and four-year terms as city councilor can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Positions #2 and #4, currently held by Linda West and Tom Hasvold, are the open positions. Councilors are elected “at large”; candidates receiving the most votes shall be elected to the open positions. The deadline for nomination petitions is 5 p.m. on August 22th, 2016.