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Willamette Falls

Highway 99E and Interstate 205, Oregon City, OR 97045
503 275 8355
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Oregon City
Type: Waterfalls
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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It's hard to get a good view of the falls. If you're wanting to check out some water falls close up, go to Multnomah, worth the longer drive from Portland.

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Woodland, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We headed to see a beautiful waterfall and were disappointed. Don't waste your time, go elsewhere. The falls didn't have enough water.

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Denver, Colorado
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Enjoy views of Willamette Falls from 99E viewpoints in old Oregon City environs. The Falls is in the midst of an historical panorama of the old hydroelectric power structures. But in the river, seals or river otters (bystanders debated what they were seeing), cavort and dive for fish. The free Municipal Elevator is not to be missed and there is... More

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Oregon City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nothing in the way of interaction, exploration, or interpretation ... all you can do is pull over and observe. The old Blue Heron Paper Mill and the locks have changed the historical appearance of these falls and to some might be quite unattractive. Nevertheless, the Oregon Falls (not cascading, like those in the Gorge, but more like Niagara Falls, if... More

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Oregon City, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We did the end of season Jet boat ride up to the falls, an it was breathtaking! I love going down there all the time now

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Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The force and power that this waterfall exhibits is definitely a force to be reckoned with. This waterfall was the main food provider for the Indians who were first here and then the settlers who built there linen and then paper mill on the waterfall. It was very scenic and I enjoyed seeing it!

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Portland, Oregon
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Of course the rivers of the northwest are known for their power and rugged grandeur but here, at a convenient turn-off, you can pullover and, from a relatively close distance and at a reasonable elevation, view the broad, powerful and beautiful Willamette Falls, an area still used by the Grande Rhonde tribe as a site from which to harvest eles.... More

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Oregon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is why Oregon City is here, a place where pioneers could get around the falls. It is pretty when the water is high, nothing is there when it is low. It is worth visiting.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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87 reviews 87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

These falls have been here forever. The Indians used to fish the falls with spears. Now during fishing season you see nothing but boats. It's well worth the stop.

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

a nice short view for a few minutes....breathtaking to see during the foliage season. Great to take your friends and family there. There has a great Scottish restaurant across the highway.

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