Oregon’s Niagara Falls and Waterfall Wednesday in Oregon

Oregon’s Niagara Falls evokes a sense of serenity as it sprays 134 feet over a dark basalt escarpment. Because the unnamed stream feeding the falls loses much of its volume in the dry months this is
definitely one to visit in the winter and spring. By the end of July, the falls will be a shadow of their true self.

Oregon's Niagara Falls

FYI: It is believed that Niagara is a derivative of the Iroquoian word, “Onguiaahra”, which was anglicized by missionaries. The name appears on maps as early as 1641. The generally accepted meaning is, “The Strait”. Some think it was derived from the narrow waterway that flows north from Lakes Erie to Lake Ontario. Early maps do not refer to the Niagara River but the Niagara Strait, which is more correct.

Others believe the word Niagara is taken from another native word meaning, “Thundering Waters”. We’ll go with that meaning for Oregon’s Niagara Falls, although the day I was there it wasn’t thundering.

Another theory of the name’s origin suggests Niagara is derived from the name given to a local group of Aboriginals, called the Niagagarega people.

You can reach Niagara Falls from either the Oregon Coast or the Willamette Valley. Chase Oregon Waterfalls with us by following the Pinterest and Facebook pages of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Oregon B&Bs Draw Doodle Map of Must-See State Waterfalls for Socially-Distant Adventures

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is excited to announce the new Oregon waterfalls map, a beautiful, limited edition, double-sided map. The huge piece of art measuring 24-inches across and 18-inch down will be carefully folded and mailed free-of-charge to travelers upon request, while supplies last.

Where to Stay. What to Do. Where to Eat. Where to Play

We’ve included where to stay, things to do in Oregon, where to eat, even where to play the famed Oregon Trail game.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to numerous requests for the physical map we’ve no more copies. But you can still download a digital version of the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map


The map also highlights various bits of information, like the many Oregon food trails and pods, Instagram-worthy drives, popular in-state movie spots, and scenic bikeways.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Things are looking up. The CDC has lifted the mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals and while Oregon is following this guidance, some inns may still be requiring masks to be worn in some situations. Please check with individual B&Bs to inquire about their specific policies. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of our individual counties, inns and businesses. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.