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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.

Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls map leads you on an Oregon road trip to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

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