Visiting Multnomah Falls in Oregon

After a delicious breakfast at Tasty n Alder on Saturday, we headed east to check out Multnomah Falls. Multnomah Falls is located about 30 minutes outside of Portland on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Along the way, there are other trails, strams and waterfalls to check out, including the ones pictured below.

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And then, the pièce de ré·sis·tance… Multnomah Falls. It is 620 feet tall, has 2 drops and is very impressive. I loved just standing there, watching the water fall and imagining how the falls have shaped the rocks behind it over the years. I highly recommend you check these falls out if you are ever in the Portland area.

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The two photos directly below were taken looking down at the lower falls from the bridge

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After checking out the falls, we headed to Salt and Straw, a well known ice cream spot in Portland. The ice cream was good and I really liked the neighborhood it was located in. It reminded me a lot of the neighborhoods in Chicago, complete with limited parking.

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So many flavors…

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I went with sea salt with caramel ribbons and the chocolate gooey brownie. Yum! img_2298

To avoid another night of walking around aimlessly while trying to find a restaurant for dinner, we decided to hit up a place we had seen the night before that looked really good. It was a French Bistro called Little bird and it was indeed, delicious. The caricature board pictured below was one of the dishes we shared. We liked all of it except the striped item with the yellow dollop on the upper right hand side of the photo – the texture wasn’t good for either of us.

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We finished the night with a stop at Voodoo Doughnut, which is another popular doughnut place in Portland. We were so full from dinner so we didn’t eat the doughnuts until the next morning but they were yummy as well. The verdict from the doughnut question in my prior post? I think I preferred Blue Star doughnuts but places both were worth checking out.

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Giant (fake) doughnut on the ceiling

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This building was along the way as we walked back to the hotel. It is so pretty lit up

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And with that, our time in Portland came to an end. I had such a wonderful time. The best part was that I got to see and catch up with Liz. I am so thankful for that time together. Portland is a great, small city and I definitely would recommend it for a long weekend trip. I would definitely go back (just for the Bim Bop Bacon and Eggs if nothing else). There was a lot to see and the food scene is amazing. I was surprised by the copious amount of homeless people there, it reminded me of San Fran in that regards. I guess it makes sense given the temperate climate but I didn’t expect it.

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