The Columbia River Gorge in Photos


I’ve shared with you Oregon through Instagram and a slo-mo video of the Gorge, but I would now like to share my (DSLR) photos of the Columbia River Gorge.

My first real view of the Gorge was from the Portland Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint, arguably the best view of the Gorge, with a view of the Historic Vista House itself. I had been taking a leisurely drive up the Historic Columbia River Highway (a swerving mountainside road away from the modern highway) and decided to pull over in that particular spot. When I stepped out, the view above is what I saw.

Over the course of five days, from Portland to the Dalles, I explored the Columbia River Gorge and discovered exactly why it was chosen as one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon. I saw how luscious and green the forests were around the many waterfalls and hiked more in those days than I usually do in a month. I tasted delicious beers beneath the Bridge of the God and watched beautiful sunsets, and even more gorgeous sunrises. I visited country towns that seemingly placed me into the centre of a Western film set and admired snow-capped volcanoes from the warmth of a sunny hillside. I experienced the Gorge, inside and out.

I often fall for each place that I visit, and usually say that I’d love to go back. But, Oregon is one of the few places that I could truly see myself living at some point in my life. Until then…

Here are some of my favourite photos from
five days in the Columbia River Gorge:



Multnomah Falls



Sunrise from Hood River


It was as fun as it looks


A distant Mount Hood, with thousands of grape vines in between.

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Bridal Veil Falls

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Wahclella Falls


Tom McCall Preserve

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Ponytail Falls

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This trip was made possible by Travel Oregon.
All views & opinions are my own.


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11 Responses to “The Columbia River Gorge in Photos”

  1. Faith McKay
    April 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    I love love love the Columbia River Gorge! I’m always telling people who visit Portland they have to rent a car for at least a day to get a look at the area. One of my very favorite roads!
    Faith McKay recently posted..What I Read in March 2014

    • Seattle Dredge
      April 16, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

      Yeah it’s definitely worth it, if only just for a day. And sooo close to the city :]

  2. Jen Seligmann
    April 17, 2014 at 3:51 am #

    Brilliant shots Seattle! I especially love the one of Multnomah Falls with the bridge. I love waterfalls and this one in spectacular and dramatic looking.
    Jen Seligmann recently posted..Music & Memories: 9 Songs From My Travels

    • Seattle Dredge
      April 17, 2014 at 7:48 am #

      Thanks! It’s definitely very dramatic, it’s just too bad the bridge was broken for the shot.

  3. Clouds Creator
    April 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    Superbe photos ! Cet endroit à l’air génial !
    I really like your pics ! This place looks awesome !

  4. Angela (@angelatravels11)
    April 21, 2014 at 5:41 pm #

    As usual, amazing photos. I did a hike around Eagle Creek in the Columbia River corridor and loved it. So many waterfalls and moss. It was before I moved to the PNW, so it was a great first experience.
    Angela (@angelatravels11) recently posted..My Ski Season through Instagram

  5. Ashley
    April 25, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    Stunning photos! I have been itching to get over to some of those waterfalls! There is a great little town called Crescent Bar at the base of the Gorge that we used to spend every memorial weekend at!
    Ashley recently posted..friday four

  6. NWRoadtrips
    August 21, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

    Beautiful photos! I remember staying at the Columbia Gorge Hotel as a kid with my parents. Very special place.

  7. Mark
    November 29, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

    You sure can take some gorgeous photos! I love the Columbia River Gorge. It’s a great area of the northwest.


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