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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First City Celebration Photo Recap

Photo courtesy Metro.

Thank you to all who came to see us at the First City Celebration! Staff, designers and volunteers truly enjoyed meeting with people who stopped by to ask questions, create artwork for our lamprey art wall, show their support — and give us their input for riverwalk activities during each of the four seasons.

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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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First City Celebration Photo Recap

Photo courtesy Metro.

Thank you to all who came to see us at the First City Celebration! Staff, designers and volunteers truly enjoyed meeting with people who stopped by to ask questions, create artwork for our lamprey art wall, show their support — and give us their input for riverwalk activities during each of the four seasons.

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Join us at Oregon City’s First City Celebration!

Photo courtesy Downtown Oregon City.

Willamette Falls Legacy Project will be at the First City Celebration on Saturday, July 23! Come see us between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 8th and Main in downtown Oregon City. Project staff, riverwalk designers and volunteers from the non-profit friends group, Rediscover the Falls, will be there to talk with everyone from the community one more time before

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