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Address: Highway 99E and Interstate 205, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: 503 275 8355

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Understated majesty

The falls are mightier than they seem from current viewing sites-- but when we've kayaked up to them--wow! We also were able to paddle up into the locks, truly magnificent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Aptly renamed Disappointing Falls by another reviewer. I'm guessing this is because the river was so low from our dry spring and summer, but there weren't any falls that I could see. It looks more like some rocks jutting out in the middle of the river. The old industry buildings on the river seemed like an interesting piece of history... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The falls are mightier than they seem from current viewing sites-- but when we've kayaked up to them--wow! We also were able to paddle up into the locks, truly magnificent.

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place has wonderful history, you can see it all around, and learn more about it at the historic center or the public elevator in OC. Love visiting it when the water is high, and when the water is really low.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The development of a new walkway and viewing center will be installed where the industrialization of years gone by will bring in the visitors for a wonderful scene. Known as the second largest falls in.the United states by volume and displacement, this is breath taking now but wait till the construction is completed. Clackamas county, oregon city, state of oregon... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We enjoy taking friends and family to see the falls, the second largest by volume in the US next to Niagara Falls. We can hardly wait (will we still be alive?!) until the old, unsightly mill buildings are removed and they do whatever they're going to do to make it more of a park-like setting. We only hope they re-paint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The plans to make the Willamette Falls a people attraction is great. They have 4 awesome goals that will ensure this project is done right. I can't wait.

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Gresham, Oregon
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Welcome to the second most powerful waterfall in North America! Home of a historic former trading outpost founded in 1829 by the Hudson's Bay Company. This amazing waterfall is not as talked about due to lack of surrounding beauty, largely due to the heavy industry built up around it including an active hydroelectric facility and now-abandoned paper mill. However, I... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

See several recent negative reviews for Willamette falls. Currently, you can only see the falls from above, unless you are in a boat (below). June is actually a very good time to view the falls from a boat, because the Willamette river is still running fairly high (impressive falls) but not too high --- inundating the entire falls. As summer... More 

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Springfield, VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Never like giving negative thoughts but the brochure we picked up and the picture it shows of Willamette Falls....then we get there....we drove up and down the road several times...just couldn't believe this was the Falls...my husband nicknamed it Disappointing Falls. Niagara Falls, Canadian and US sides, no need to worry. The picture you show on your site is more... More 

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Oregon Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The Willamette Falls are on the Willamette River in Oregon City and they are short and U-shaped. They should not be confused with the big tall waterfalls in the Gorge. We had a free day in town and were wandering around visiting various Oregon City attractions. We always enjoy stopping at the falls. Just relaxing to view. This time I... More 

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Address: Highway 99E and Interstate 205, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: 503 275 8355
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Clackamas County  >  Oregon City

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