American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river, about 473 km (294 mi) long, of northwest Oregon flowing generally northward to the Columbia River near Portland. The Willamette Valley, a fertile agricultural region, was first settled in the 1830s by pioneers traveling west along the Oregon Trail.
- n. a river in western Oregon that flows north into the Columbia River near Portland
“A service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Willamette National Cemetery for Joseph Calloway Dula, who died”
“For years I've complained about business parking in Willamette Park.”
“Interestingly, Harbaugh notes that the existence of the manual was mentioned in Willamette Week, when Attorney General John Kroger pointed to it as requiring him to release the drafts of the investigation report in the Sam Adams-Beau Breedlove teen sex case.”
“The ball's back in Willamette Week's court (Jack Bog's Blog)”
“Richard J. Mallon was buried in Willamette National Cemetery.”
“To start, let's consider renaming the Willamette to "De Nile".”
“The stream is now more generally known as the Willamette, or Wallamet.”
“So if the Willamette River isn't going to be turned loose, and if the Middle Fork of the Willamette, which is thought to have once hosted one of the largest salmon runs in the upper Willamette basin, is essentially a wild salmon wasteland, then why is the Army Corps of Engineers teaming up with The Nature Conservancy to change the way the river flows as part of their "Sustainable Rivers Project"?”
“The Willamette is a very different river system from the Green River, but it too has fish, such as the endangered Chinook, and other flora and fauna that could benefit from changes in the way a dam-restricted river's water flows.”
“I would have to see the source of the information behind that quote, but for now I think that this is sort of like OSPIRG going around classrooms all year saying that the Willamette is the dirtiest river west of the Mississippi … and not having a reasonable source to substantiate the claim.”
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