Mission: Preserving and sharing stories of human enterprise and the power of the water at the great falls of the Willamette River.

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December 10, 2018

Grand Ronde win right to keep Willamette Falls fishing scaffold

The state has upheld the right of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde to build a scaffold at Willamette Falls to catch 15 salmon…  more from

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Story by Molly Harbarger of Oregon Live

May 31, 2017

Willamette Falls project to debut final concept for public riverwalk

Willamette Falls Legacy Project, a multi-phase development along the Willamette River in Oregon City, offered a sneak peek Wednesday at the final concept…  more from

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Story by Beth Nakamura of Oregon Live

April 01, 2018

Feasibility Study and Concept Plan

The Willamette Falls offer a spectacular and unfairgettable backdrop for The Tour. The Tour has the opportunity to feature: the historic paper making processes at the mill, the Portland General Electric (PGE) Sullivan Plant, and the Willamette Falls Canal and Locks…  read more…

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May 4, 2015

Oregon Legislature to Vote on Support of Heritage Area

Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition has worked over nine years to achieve the heritage area designation, with collaborative efforts by agencies and individuals from government, business, industry, tourism, marketing, arts, heritage, historic preservation, and others…  more…

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October 17, 2017

West Linn Paper Company shuts down after 128 years

West Linn Paper Company said Monday that it will shut down, eliminating roughly 250 jobs…  more from

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Story by Mike Rogoway of Oregon Live

October 17, 2017

Opinion: Grand Ronde not the only tribe with Willamette Falls Interests

As the chairs of four tribes in Oregon with interests in Willamette Falls, we feel compelled to set the record straight about the controversy over the construction…  more from

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Story by Gary Burke, Raymond Tsumpti and Delores Pigsley of Oregon Live

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