After we drove back to Portland from Seattle via Cannon Beach, we still had our rental car, so the next day we made a little day trip out to Multnomah Falls which is about a half hour drive east of Portland and SO PRETTY! I had done a little research the night before we drove out there, so I knew the parking lot was a bit small but that there was another waterfall, Wahkeena Falls, located about a 1/2 mile down the road and we would hit that waterfall’s parking lot first, so when we spotted a parking spot, I told the Mister to take it and that we would just hike over to Multnomah Falls! The hike was gorgeous! I kept remarking on how well I could BREATHE! The air just felt so clean and fresh! And the weather and leaves felt like fall! Well, it is fall! But back home in Los Angeles, it was 90 degrees, so I was more than happy to wear a jacket and look at yellow leaves! Plus, we saw a banana slug! If it had been yellow, I would have taken a photo, but it was green and kind of blended in with the environment, so no photo, but I was happy to point it out to the Mister and show him my college mascot in the wild! Go Banana Slugs! I was a bit surprised that the waterfalls are right next to the highway! It’s gorgeous, don’t get me wrong, but there’s highway noise and a train right there! But anyhow, here’s me up on the bridge: We ate lunch at the Multnomah Lodge – decent burgers and fries – nothing to write home about, but also not bad like I was expecting! Plus, the lodge decor was awesome with these huge, vertical, old prints of the waterfall and trees! We hiked up to the little bridge and we were going to go all the way to the top, but the 1 mile hike to the top started to feel like 3 miles when we hit the first marker for the 1st of 11 switchbacks, so I decided we needed to turn around since we still needed to hike the 1/2 mile back to the car and I wanted to get our rental car back to the rental garage before the garage closed. No regrets, but if you have time, I would go for it! And on the way back to Portland, we pulled over and stared at the HUGE Columbia River. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a river that big! I’ve crossed the Mississippi River a few times and it never felt as wide as the Columbia! So then we drove back to Portland and had some dinner and Voodoo Doughnuts before a last day of exploring the city!