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Willamette Falls

Address: Highway 99E and Interstate 205, Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone Number: 503 275 8355
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Oregon City
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not just the beauty but the history behind these falls are worth studying up on. Get a great view from the newly refurbished Oregon City / West Linn Bridge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're in the area, its a must see. When the flood gates are open you can hear and see the water rumble over the falls, great view from the viewpoint and while your there, hit the Scottish Pub across the street. Its awesome.

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Seattle, Washington, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Walk along the bluff from the Oregon City Elevator to get a decent view, which is somewhat obscured by the mills, locks , and powerplant, all part of Oregon City's interesting history. You can also get a look at the falls as you cross the bridge between Oregon City and West Linn. Originally created by Coyote as a fishing trap... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

When they finally get rid of the old paper mill, this site will be amazing! It is a great, historic horseshoe falls that will be the gem in the new waterfront city center. Don't screw it up Oregon City! There is an excellent viewpoint just South on 99.

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Langley, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Such a beautiful area with a stunning view. The falls are so powerful and they really are worth seeing

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Oregon Coast
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286 attraction reviews
2,072 helpful votes 2,072 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Don't confuse these falls with the really tall ones cascading down the mountainside in the Gorge east of Portland! There is a place to park right on Hwy 99E, at 2nd Street. If there aren't many cars there, there is room for an RV. You look across to see the short U-shaped waterfall. It's not very tall, maybe 30 or... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It seems a bit silly to write a review of something we residents take for granted, but really this horseshoe shaped falls is the reason Oregon City is here. The native tribes used to use it for a fishing spot (and still do), the steam boats would travel up stream to here from Portland, and the water power was used... More 

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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45 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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