Columbia River Gorge
The Mount Hood Scenic Loop is a majestic tour that takes you up and over Mount Hood, through Hood River and down the breathtaking Columbia Gorge. On the Old Columbia Gorge Highway, you will pass by many waterfalls including Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Wahkeena Falls and Horse Tail Falls. The waterfall highlight is Multnomah Falls, the second highest year-round waterfall in America, making it one of the top attractions in Portland. The 611-foot-tall roaring, awe-inspiring cascade of icy water lets you experience the power and beauty of nature up close.
Mt. Hood Scenic Loop
Historic Columbia River Highway - Waterfall Map
Sauvie Island is just 10 miles north of downtown and known as a hot spot for Portland visitors. Sandy beaches on the Columbia draw warm-weather crowds, and the island is also renowned for hiking, hunting, fishing, bird watching, boating and kayaking. The island is graced by farmland and plays home to some of the best berry picking farms the Pacific Northwest has to offer. During the fall, enjoy harvest festivals, corn mazes and pumpkin patches with the locals. No matter what time of year you’re visiting, Sauvie Island is a must-see attraction in Portland.
Sauvie Island Map