When someone visits Portland there are a few must-see's that need to be checked off the list. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't the greatest and I only joined for the final weekend of their trip, so that list was short.
Starting with iFly as the original plan to go real skydiving was foiled by rain and wind. Then taking a long drive down the Columbia River Gorge with the first stop at Multnomah Falls. I can never get enough of this place. Even after the tremendous sadness end of last summer with the Eagle Creek fire where a couple kids lit our beautiful forest up in flames and seeing the devestation months later here at the falls. I can now see how close it was to taking the lodge. Nonetheless, its still an jaw dropping sight to just stand and watch, feel the wind, and sound of the falls. Breathtaking!
Continuing down I-84, stopping at Hood River waterfront park and spending an hour or two walking along the levy and rocks. The view was picturesque of the Columbia River with the backdrop of the mountain range of Washington on one side and Oregon behind us, along with kite surfers and sail boats. Was a great spot to spend a couple hours walking around and soaking up the rainfall.
Heading back to Portland, crossing the Bridge of the Gods to Washington side only to turn back and cross back to Oregon. Such a monster bridge that lives up to its name. Then parting ways at the Columbia Gorge outlet stores. Thanks for visiting Portland Nagesh and allowing me to spend a day with you and your lovely family!
[I watched a video a few weeks back where T-Rex went across the Multnomah Falls pedestiran bridge. Even though that bridge is now closed due to the damage from the fire, I couldn't help but bring them with]