Estacada is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Portland. The population was 2,695 at the 2010 census and current 2020 estimates population of 3700, its the 89th largest city in Oregon and the 5602nd largest city in the United States Estacada is currently growing at a rate of 2.95% per year and population increased 38.48% compared to the 2010 census of 2,695.
The Estacada post office opened on February 24, 1904 and the city was incorporated in May 1905. The community formed as a camp for workers building a hydroelectric dam on the nearby Clackamas River that was to supply Portland with electricity. At the time, the river was relatively inaccessible by road, forcing the Oregon Power Railway Company to build a railway to the vicinity of the river to transport crews to the river for the construction of the dam. After the construction of the Hotel Estacada, the town became a weekend destination on the railroad line for residents of Portland. During the week, the train carried freight and work crews to and from Portland. Following the development of the dams, the city became a hub for the logging industry. In the early 20th century, a trolley line connected the town with downtown Portland. The railway line has been removed and there is no longer rail service to Estacada.