Last month we decided to expand our kayaking destinations and decided to try the Willamette-where the Tualatin River flows into the Willamette. We needed to go upstream as downstream leads to Willamette Falls. The falls are the largest waterfall in the NW United States by volume, not a good idea to go over it.
I read some reviews of other kayakers that made the trip and it sounded like we could do it. We were eager to explore the areas around the islands in the Willamette.
It's a trip that I would do again, after checking the weather. I hear that there are more places to explore going in this direction. I also read up on many people with our skill level that kayak downstream from the Willamette Falls-some of them paddle up to the Falls themselves. I don't think I'll be doing that any time soon but it would be fun the kayak the other side. Maybe a post for later.