this was the one thing everyone told me i had to do in portland (sightseeing).  i was told that i could drive to multnomah falls (30-40 minute drive from our place) and take pictures of the waterfall from our car.

Multnomah Falls | Portland
Multnomah Falls | Portland

we did not anticipate that we would want to hike up the waterfall so came in regular clothes! yep, i was the girl who hiked a mile up and a mile down in beige flats, a cardigan and a gold chain necklace. i pretty much gave those who were hiking up (me coming down) a false sense of hope that the hike was easy with my attire.  a word of caution… it’s steep.  expect to break a sweat.

Multnomah Falls | Portland
Multnomah Falls | Portland
Multnomah Falls | Portland
Multnomah Falls | Portland

also, we saw a number of families struggling with strollers.  this is not really stroller friendly.

Multnomah Falls | Portland

the top of the waterfall provides an awesome view of the columbia river gorge… it was worth it in my opinion.