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 150 years, the awe-inspiring beauty of Willamette Falls has been 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 owners, 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.