I feel like I should rename this blog post “Preggo Meggo goes to Multnomah Falls!” : )
I mentioned a few weeks ago that James, Buffy (our dog) and I went to Cannon Beach. It was so beautiful even though it was a cold and rainy day. On New Years Eve we woke up to the sun shinning and we knew we had to make the most of it. We went through our list of “places to see” and found a spot that was only a short distance away – Multnomah Falls, Oregon. It’s only about 35 minutes from Portland so it’s a quick ride if you are visiting the Portland area.
This 611-foot-tall falls is pretty spectacular. The photos don’t do it justice! The whole place was packed with people and animals (it’s dog friendly – yay!) and I imagine it only gets busier during the summer months. Please be careful if you go this time of year because the walk up the path was paved but very slippery due to the rain and cold temperatures. Not much of it was salted so we were slipping and sliding a bit as we walked up to the Benson Bridge which you see in the photo above.
You can hike all the way to the top of the falls, but we decided to save that for a warmer day. The falls are located next to a lodge that houses a gift shop, restaurant as well as an information center. You can see the top of the lodge in the photo below, as well as a beautiful view of Oregon mountains.
At this point I was enjoying the incredible view while simultaneously fearing I may slip at any moment and fall on my butt. I’m clumsy already, but add pregnancy into the mix and losing my balance is pretty much a daily occurrence. Note my arm casually resting on the railing for some extra support : )
This is truly a must-see location if you happen to be in the Portland area. It’s so beautiful and you’ll pass gorgeous mountains and several other falls along the way! While this doesn’t hold a candle to Niagara Falls it’s still totally worth checking out.
What’s your favourite local “nature” spot? Maybe it’s a hiking trail, a waterfall or a beach? Let me know in the comments below!