About the Falls:
Willamette Falls, a horse-shoe-shaped basalt cascade that divides the upper and lower reaches of the Willamette River, is an American Heritage River. The 40’ falls lie 14 miles upriver from Portland by car and 26 river miles from the Columbia.
They were the heart of pioneer industry in the Oregon Territory.
It is the largest waterfall in the Northwestern United States by volume, the sixth in the United States and the seventeenth widest in the world.
It is 1,500 feet wide.