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Highway 99E and Interstate 205, 102 McLoughlin Blvd, Oregon City, OR 97045
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 February 2015

I live near the Willamette Falls so it is a natural wonder that I often take for granted. The waterfall is located on the Willamette River in Oregon City. There is a viewing area in Oregon City and another viewing area across the river just...More

7  Thank NorthwestParent
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 January 2008

Willamette Falls is sort of like a miniature Niagara Falls. It is best seen in the late fall, winter, and spring when the water level is high. In summer, the water flow can be very low. There is a historical marker here if you like...More

4  Thank ConnieR
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All reviews the river power plant across the street take pictures scenic view paper mills viewing area catching salmon on the rocks excellent view mother nature former glory boat trip natural waterfall the blue heron the cliff another reason
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The most gorgeous and powerful falls! Better viewed from the other side, but can’t take pictures there)!

Thank Dggwood
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Portland, Oregon may be famous for being creatively weird, but did you know we have an enormous roaring waterfall right in our city? OK, Willamette Falls is actually in Oregon City, but that is like 20 min by car from downtown. This waterfall is at...More

Thank Bear_over_mountain
Reviewed 27 August 2018

sometimes angry sometimes peaceful but always interesting. It is a great stop for anyone many locals go there and watch for hours not the best viewing area but well worth the trip. The abandoned paper mills remind us of a bygone era and add so...More

Thank Milespert
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Have visited the falls many times and have come back with the same thought: get rid of the abandoned recycling plant that adorns the scenic space. The falls are small and you look over and down , not up. They often remember nd me of...More

Thank M N
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Second largest falls in the US. Lots of vantage points to get a good look. Especially impressive at flood stage. The closed paper mill, blue heron on the Oregon city side is proper as a park- if it happens it will be a great place...More

4  Thank fredSeattle_Wa
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

This was on our way to Salem Oregon, the fall or project was real interesting, you can see the wood/ fall and steels.

Thank stacyB485
Reviewed 4 May 2018

What a nice spot for pictures. This spot is historical in so many ways -- generational trading spot for many Indigenous tribes, source of electricity for Portland and the surrunding area in the 1800s, and it provides passage of annual salmon spawning.

1  Thank ElizabethP999
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We took Hwy 205 going through Oregon City, in hopes to get a good view of the face of the falls. Took the turnout and parked. (You literally can't see it AT ALL if you just drive by and don't stop, at least on 205.)...More

Thank rienealwriter
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Enjoy sights and sounds watching animals in their natural habitat; like maybe jumping fish and flying birds. Be sure to Bring binoculars for best view,

Thank Randal S
Reviewed 5 December 2017

It's hard not to stare at this place and be incredulous at what some will call "progress." The hulking masses of rusting steel industrial buildings completely dwarf the falls, which have been heavily altered by the power plant and completely overshadowed by industry. One day,...More

1  Thank MouseDance
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PepseaLey M
9 February 2018|
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Response from margaretcov | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly walk the dogs on lease on the walk to see the falls but you will need to contact the Museum about the dogs. I see someone sent you the phone number. That should help.
25 October 2017|
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Response from Bigdog0624 | Reviewed this property |
yes boat rides are available through Willamette jet boat. However I do not believe that they operate year-round. The weather in Oregon during November December January is usually rainy and about 45 to 50 degrees. Keep that... More
25 October 2017|
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Response from timdI3110WX | Reviewed this property |
Depending upon what part of Lake Oswego you are in it is between 6 and 8 Miles. There is a jet boat that leaves Portland and goes to the Falls which is a lot of fun. It may not run all year around so best to Google it and... More