11 July, 2011

Multnomah Falls

Ohhhhh my gosh, this place is spectacularly gorgeous. On the drive there, I told Levi, "THIS feels like America." That was the only way I knew how to describe what I was feeling. I guess what I meant was that I could picture what it was like when early settlers arrived. It felt rugged and natural. And strong and powerful. And beautiful beyond belief.

We took about a hundred thousand pictures. It was hard not to. Every step closer we got to the falls, the more beautiful everything became. I ran around in shock from all the trees. I told Levi that it felt like Disneyland. I climbed a stone wall to rub the moss on a tree. I totally gave myself away as a Southern California tourist...



(when the world slips you a jeffrey, stroke the furry... tree? anyone?)


(I managed to get the top in the picture!! Not easy.)




(enjoying the mist)


If you're ever in the Portland area, please go!!!!


  1. I love seeing people's first reaction to Multnomah Falls. I've been going there since as long as I can remember, so I only ever experience that through other people's eyes. We brought my nephew there when he was little, maybe two or so (he's from Southern California too). And before we went, we said, "Do you know what a waterfall is?" And he said, "Um, no I don't think so." And we said, "So imagine a river is going along, and then it hits a hill or mountain... what do you think it does?" And he said, "It goes down the hill."

    So I think he was expecting to see a river leisurely meandering down the side of a grassy hill, and his face when he saw Multnomah Falls was just PRICELESS. He just stared at it with his mouth open and said over and over "It's sooooo big!!" It was the most adorable reaction of all time. :)

  2. As a Portlander, it's so fun to see my city through someone else's eyes. I've enjoyed all your travel stories so far & am jealous you got to stay at the Heathman (which is only two blocks from my work - it would have been funny to see you walk by, only knowing you from your blog). And, re: your earlier post - I agree that Voodoo Doughnuts isn't really worth all the hype. It's a cute concept, but they're just doughnuts.

  3. Oh, and I grew up in the NW, so I really take all the green-ness & trees & moss for granted. Thanks for reminding me to take a step back & appreciate its beauty!!

  4. so beautiful!! i want to go there!

  5. I went to the falls when i was 10 or so. It's beautiful! I love your pictures! I love all the trees too. =)

  6. ohhhhhh i TOTALLY AGREE! it is so gorgeous there! i just went there in may! check it out: http://spencerandkylie.blogspot.com/2011/05/road-trip-sayonara.html

  7. i agree with the above comments about seeing it through someone else's eyes!

    the falls are one of my favorite "attractions" here!

  8. Ahhh! I love seeing my home state through your eyes. :) Your photos make me really miss Portland! I loved living there.

    When I was in college, all the couples would go to Multnomah Falls to get engaged! It got to be where, if your boyfriend told you he wanted to take you there, you pretty much knew what was coming!! Lol.

  9. I've been to Portland but somehow I missed this! I was there for work though, that may be why.

    These pictures are GORGEOUS!

  10. Cutest outfit ever! And now I'm going to have to go to Portland, bah!

  11. ahh! This looks so beautiful. I wish we had gone when we were in the Portland area. Also, I love both your outfits, so cute!!

  12. wow, so stunning! I can't imagine what it must have been like in person!

  13. Ohhh I LOVE Multnomah Falls! I grew up in Eastern Oregon and every year we would make the drive to Portland to do back to school shopping. My mom always stopped at Multnomah Falls because she not only loved it but she knew that we did as well! Now I'm homesick (I was just there this weekend). Perhaps a quick Portland trip is in the cards. :)


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