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Highway 99E and Interstate 205, 102 McLoughlin Blvd, Oregon City, OR 97045
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All reviews the river power plant across the street take pictures scenic view paper mills viewing area catching salmon former glory the blue heron sunny day great view another reason viewpoint development portland locks
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great history and instructions at the viewpoint on Highway 99 overlooking the falls. Always has water going over the full width of the falls. Only problem is you cannot get close to the edge of the falls like you can at Niagara or Multnomah Falls..

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

Great place to view or kayak. Live near here and never get tired of the view. Can't wait till they get the park area built.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Oceantoes
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

It’s a 5 min view point with a history ! It’s a place near restaurants. Parking is right there and is worth spending few minutes here

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dggwood
Reviewed August 27, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bear_over_mountain
Reviewed August 27, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Milespert
Reviewed July 9, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank M N
Reviewed June 20, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank fredSeattle_Wa
Reviewed May 4, 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank stacyB485
Reviewed May 3, 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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February 8, 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.
October 24, 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
October 24, 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