A sponsored post with Gold Peak Iced Tea.
Thinking of coming to Portland? One of the number one must-dos on a trip to Portland is a quick little day trip out to Multnomah Falls. There is just so much natural beauty in Oregon and this quick and easy day trip out of the city is a great way to see one of the crown gems.
Paul and I like to get out there as early in the morning as possible to beat all the tour buses and crowds. In this case it’s true – the early bird actually does get the worm!
The drive there to Multnomah Falls is about 30-45 minutes, depending on where you are in Portland. My tip is to leave the city early, around 10 AM in the morning if you can. If you go too early, you may run into a bit of the rush hour traffic. So usually we aim for 10 AM if its during the week and we have guests in town. Make sure to park in the lot that’s in the middle of the highway – its much less crowded and doesn’t back up like the main service road does.
The waterfall itself is truly stunning. I actually think it’s worth all the hype. There’s a very mini hike that you can take to reach the bridge to get even closer to the water. If you’re really looking for a challenge, there’s a trail that consists of about 11 switchbacks that takes you to the very top of the falls for gorgeous views all around.
The parking lot started filling up at around lunch time just went we were getting to our car to leave Multnomah Falls. On our way back we were both craving a burger and stopped through the drive-thru at Carl’s Jr to grab a quick bite to take home.
They have an all-natural burger made with grass-fed, free-range beef. I also really like their chicken fingers! We were starving after our hike and paired it with a refreshing glass of Gold Peak Brewed Tea with our post-hike reward meal. It was great to catch-up and figure out our plans for the rest of the summer.
Its nice to be a tourist in your own city and just enjoying a simple day together where we live. Paul and I spent the rest of the day exploring all the lovely shops in Portland and getting to know our new neighbourhood. I can’t believe we’ve already been here for almost 4 months!
Thanks to my friends at Gold Peak Brewed Tea for sponsoring this post.