Tag: Oregon

Chasing Waterfalls in Oregon

North Falls from behind

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.

Road Trips to the Oregon Coast

Towards Cape Kiwanda

The recent rainy weather reminds me of my two-month stay in Oregon last 2012. Oregon is located in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, an area known for cold and wet weather for a good eight months of the year. Even though it rains almost everyday in the region from October to May, the total annual rainfall only amounts to less than 1,000 mm, or less than half of Manila’s 2,200 mm total. This means most of the time it’s only a drizzle rather than the torrential rain we are used to back home.