On December 19, 2014 Stephen and I visited the Portland Oregon area while on our Papa.Bravo.Fourteen road trip.
Before heading back to Washington state, Stephen and I visited Multnomah Falls which is located near the Columbia River, east of Portland.
Multnomah Falls is a beautiful and peaceful place to visit. It is split into two steps or falls. The first being the upper falls at 542 feet and the lower falls at 69 feet.
As you walk up, you notice a walking path that leads up to the Benson Footbridge. This allows for a spectacular view of both falls.
Depending on the time of year, weather and wind, you get a nice mist of water while standing on the bridge or the platform located on the bottom.
Since I am originally from Washington state, I have been fortunate enough to visit the falls several times in the past.
The falls are beautiful any time of the year. Some times during the winter, the falls will freeze and create massive ice sickles.
I enjoy visiting the falls during the winter time the most. The crowds seem to be smaller and parking/traffic is better. That is my adult answer. The real reason I enjoy winter visits to the falls though is for the hot chocolate sold near the lodge.
We did not spend a whole lot of time here because we needed to make the drive back to Washington, but I did get me a nice cup of delicious hot chocolate.