"Why Oregon" Series (post 2)...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009





Multnomah Falls - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, OR

For post 2 in the "Why Oregon" series I chose the gorgeous 620 foot high Multnomah Falls which is the second highest year-round waterfall in the country. Since I decided to choose pics taken in the winter, the falls are partially frozen and you can't quite see the magnitude of them (and the pics only show each half of the falls). This amazing waterfall is just 30 miles outside of Portland and changes drastically with all the change of seasons. We've been there quite a few times now and there are several great hikes, including one that goes to the top of the falls, and approximately 77 waterfalls located in the surrounding area. Here are a few links with additional info and photo galleries...



Info about the lodge and the bridge...the Benson Bridge was built in 1914 and the Multnomah Falls Lodge was built in 1925.

The bridge puts you right in the middle of this spectacular waterfall, but be sure to wear something that can get "rained on" because you're up close and personal. The beautiful stone lodge is full of character and a great place to get warm and cozy, grab a beer or hot chocolate, and have some good food...all while enjoying the most amazing views at the base of the falls and two beautiful old stone fireplaces. We've been there for lunch and highly recommend it, but I've also been longing to go there for breakfast to try their specialty Oregon huckleberry pancakes ever since I saw them on the Food Network Channel. So, if you're ever visiting, definitely take the time to stop by and see the beautiful Multnomah Falls and don't forget to pick me up for breakfast on the way!


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's true - as beautiful as those photos are, it cannot begin to show the massive splendor of these thundering falls!!! It is a must see if you visit Oregon

Trina S. said...

OMG! Let's put that on our intinerary!

Trina S. said...

Its about 3 1/2 hours from our timeshare ( I called)! not too bad!

RACHEL...aka NOLIA said...

Hey Trina...it's actually not quite that long. We've done all the drives (and I double checked on google maps for you). Check your email...good news! :)