Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, Washington)
Revisiting Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls
A major highlight of any visit to Portland would have to be the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls, just east of the city. My last trip to Portland was in June of 2013, a much sunnier and warmer trip than our recent visit. To see how it looked then, take a look at my post from last year. This time, the weather was rainy, dreary and very windy. Michael opted to stay in town since he has an aversion to heights so I went along with our friends from Alabama, Paul and Cindy and our tour guide, Rick.
The wind was powerful along the upper cliffs but by the time we had wound our way down the mountain, it was not so bad below. Several train tracks run alongside the river and meander through the dense forest and cut their way through tunnels under the mountainside.
The trip to Multnomah Falls takes you by several other waterfalls that
are spectacular in their own right. Multnomah is the biggie though. At
635 feet, it is the tallest waterfall in Oregon. It is widely mentioned that Multnomah is the fourth tallest waterfall in the U.S., but according to the World Waterfall Database, this is not true (there are a lot of larger waterfalls, many of them in the state of Washington. Whatever the statistics, it cannot be denied that Multnomah is a stunning waterfall to see.