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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Willamette Falls Legacy Project wins national award

Spring

A plan to transform former industrial land in downtown Oregon City into one of Oregon’s iconic destinations has received a major national award.

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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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Willamette Falls Legacy Project wins national award

Spring

A plan to transform former industrial land in downtown Oregon City into one of Oregon’s iconic destinations has received a major national award.

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Project staff offer recommendation on whitewater park proposal

Artistic rendering of riverwalk idea courtesy Snohetta

The Willamette Falls Legacy Project is passionately committed to creating a public riverwalk along the banks of the Willamette River, allowing residents and visitors alike to experience the breathtaking majesty of Willamette Falls.  This uniquely beautiful natural resource and historic and cultural landmark has been off-limits to most Oregonians for over 150 years.  We are

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