Meet the Willamette!
The Willamette is worth knowing better. The Rivers Office is pleased to provide an information kit to help Portlanders and their friends get closer to this remarkable city asset.
We’ve compiled a long list of ways for you to get out on, or along, the river—including trails, boat rentals, cruises, tours, museums, and attractions.|
Environmental Services regularly checks the pulse of the river at lots of sites in Portland; and in summer this can be as often as once a week.
Keep up with river events and activities!
Our bi-monthly email collect news and stories about our rivers, and often includes cool sites and ways to enjoy them.
An overview of the key aspects of the river's health
This Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Fact Sheet states: "The Willamette River in Portland is safe for swimming and other recreational uses at most times of the year."