In my previous post we went on two weekend road trips to the rugged Pacific coast of Oregon in its notorious soggy autumn weather. This time we head inland to sample some of the state’s waterfalls.
Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River is the Pacific Northwest’s largest river system and forms much of the boundary between Oregon and Washington states. Roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Portland, Oregon on the US Interstate 84, the Columbia River Gorge is a canyon carved by the river and is a popular hiking, sightseeing, and fishing area. The gorge also features dozens of waterfalls on the Oregon side, the most popular of which is the double-tiered Multnomah Falls.