Hotels near Willamette Falls Locks
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The Portland Metropolitan area is quite spread out. If you’re looking for a less traditional trip to Portland, or have been there before to see and do the main sights and activities, heading to the Willamette Falls between West Linn and Oregon city should be on your list to visit.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Willamette Falls Locks

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Portland Airport
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Portland Airport
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8.3
Excellent
11922 NE Airport Way, Portland
from $99
Embassy Suites Portland Airport
Embassy Suites Portland Airport
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8.1
Excellent
7900 Ne 82nd Ave, Portland
from $103
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Portland Delta Park, OR
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Portland Delta Park, OR
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8.0
Excellent
9930 North Whitaker Rd., Portland
from $85
The Heathman Hotel
The Heathman Hotel
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8.3
Excellent
1001 SW Broadway, Portland
from $135
La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland Airport
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8.3
Excellent
11207 Ne Holman St, Portland
from $84
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Portland-NW Downtown
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Portland-NW Downtown
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8.6
Excellent
2333 Nw Vaughn St, Portland
from $127
Hyatt Place Portland Airport
Hyatt Place Portland Airport
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8.9
Excellent
9750 NE Cascades Parkway, Portland
from $134
La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland NW
La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland NW
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8.0
Excellent
4319 NW Yeon Avenue, Portland
from $94
The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
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8.7
Excellent
525 SW Morrison Street, Portland
from $194
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Portland Airport
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Portland Airport
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6.2
Good
8247 Ne Sandy Blvd, Portland
from $52
More About Hotels near Willamette Falls Locks...

Explore Portland’s History

The Willamette Falls Locks have now been declared non-operational due to budget issues and safety concerns. In the past, the locks would allow water vessels, mostly for leisure, up and down the Willamette River. Now they are owned by the U.S. Army Corps and are on the National Register of Historic Places. The heart of the pioneer industry can be found 14 miles upriver from Portland, meaning having a rental car is a must for exploring the area.

Get a great view of the 52 foot falls from the Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation. The aim of the foundation is to preserve the stories of the area through story and hands-on demonstrations. Each September visitors can take part in Lock Fest 2014, a celebration of the Locks with companies in the area, such as West Linn Paper, jet boat rides, local food and historical booths. Guided tours of the Locks Museum on the edge of the canal are given and other activities are available.

The End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is a great way to learn how Lewis and Clark (and many others) made their way to Oregon through the perilous wilderness. This is also where you can learn what life was like on the frontier and on the road. This is a great interactive and educational must for those traveling with children, though adults will enjoy it too.

Staying Near the Willamette Locks

For a more affordable riverside accommodation from the downtown options, the Best Western Plus Rivershore Hotel offers all the same amenities – pet friendly, on-site restaurant with room service, fitness center and free Wi-Fi – for a fraction of the price. The rooms are quite large, making it a great option for families.

Looking to spend more money doing things around Portland? The Budget Inn* is right off of 99E, making it an easy drive into the city and convenient to other points of interest. The Econo Lodge Southeast Portland is a no-frills lodging that gives guests a quiet place to return to after a long day, complimentary breakfast, free Internet and an outdoor covered pool.