Willamette Falls

Rediscover

the Falls

Visit our booth at the First City Celebration in downtown Oregon City on Saturday, July 23!

Natural Treasure

One of Oregon’s most spectacular wonders is about to be rediscovered. Willamette Falls is the second most powerful waterfall in North America and an important Oregon historical and cultural treasure.

For more than a century, the awe-inspiring beauty of Willamette Falls was closed to the public. Soon, it won’t be. Oregon City, Clackamas County, Metro, the Governor’s Regional Solutions Team and the site’s private owner, Falls Legacy LLC, along with a dedicated team of community advocates, businesspeople and interested members of the public, are working to bring the Falls back to the people. Long-term plans include a public riverwalk along the edge of the Willamette River and a thriving, connected, downtown Oregon City with room for housing, public spaces, habitat restoration, education and employment.

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Four Core Values

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Four core values, identified by the project partners early in the process, guide redevelopment of the Willamette Falls site.

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Ideas and inspiration from the riverwalk open house

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Are you curious about what others are hoping to see and do at the riverwalk? We have something to share!

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Honoring History

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Willamette Falls is one of the most significant historical sites in Oregon, a natural wonder that has impacted various cultures and our economy.

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Ideas and inspiration from the riverwalk open house

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Are you curious about what others are hoping to see and do at the riverwalk? We have something to share!

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Rediscover the Falls announces its founding board of directors

Pictured from left to right: Tootie Smith, Clackamas County Commissioner; board member Shelley Parini-Runge; board member Alexis Ingram; board member Judy Bluehorse Skelton; volunteer legal counsel Jesse Buss; board member Carlotta Collette; board member Jim Desmond; board member David Judd; board member Alice Norris; board member Bob Hall. (Not pictured: board members Jonathan Stone and Bob Tackett)

The nonprofit friends group Rediscover the Falls has announced the selection of nine inaugural board members.

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