Willamette Falls

Rediscover

the Falls

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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Designer Q&A with Carol Mayer-Reed

Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, Principal, Mayer/Reed, Inc.

Carol Mayer-Reed shares her thoughts about waterfalls, past projects, design for public spaces – and what excites her most about the riverwalk project.

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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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Designer Q&A with Carol Mayer-Reed

Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, Principal, Mayer/Reed, Inc.

Carol Mayer-Reed shares her thoughts about waterfalls, past projects, design for public spaces – and what excites her most about the riverwalk project.

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Pints from the Past: Cultural Landscape

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The latest of the popular series Pints from the Past will feature Laurie Mathews from MIG, who will share her work to create a cultural landscape report for the Willamette Falls Legacy Project.

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