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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
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
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.
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
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
Oregon City is a surprise. Beautiful downtown, murals and an odd elevator that takes you to the ridge overlooking the city and Willamette Falls. The Blue Heron Paper Co. is defunct and derelict; they totally controlled the Falls for decades. Now it's a crumbling ruin...More
I was in Oregon recently and we stopped on Highway99E? I believe, at the viewing point to observe these falls. It is a good job I looked on Tripadviser to see them as there was so much greenery in between the wall and river blocking...More
A friend & I took a boat about as close as anyone would dare to the falls. I know there are places up above that you can check them out as well.
We we're here fishing and had great luck. There are a ton of...More
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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
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 in mind. There are several viewpoints from the highway that you can pull off and enjoy the falls.
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
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 see. If you want a bigger Falls at least height wise I’d consider a visit to Mulnomah Falls east of Portland.