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Columbia River Gorge in Oregon - Numerous Waterfalls & Beautiful Scenery

Updated on September 29, 2017
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I live in Houston, and I have worked as a nurse. My interests include traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, and our wonderful pets.

Oregon Columbia River Gorge - Multnomah Falls
Oregon Columbia River Gorge - Multnomah Falls | Source

Traveling along the Columbia River Gorge

This article will address the portion of Oregon along the Columbia River Gorge which offers the most beautiful array of cascading waterfalls and beautiful scenery that one might ever wish to see.

For about two weeks in the year 1987, my mother, niece and I decided to enjoy what we could see and explore in the State of Oregon on our vacation. We took an airplane from Houston to Portland and then rented a car.

After thoroughly enjoying Portland, the "City of Roses" , we started driving west along the beautiful Columbia River which just happens to be the 4th largest river in all of the United States.

It forms much of the border between the states of Washington and Oregon and is a total of 1,243 miles long emptying it's contents into the Pacific ocean.

Vista House at Crown Point

At each turn of the road along this Columbia River Gorge we were tempted to stop and take in each site a little more fully. And stop we did! The view are breathtakingly beautiful.

There is a structure called the Vista House at Crown Point that was built in 1916. It is an observatory and rest stop where one can absorb the beauty of the river and it's environs from a higher vantage point.

Latourell Falls


Latourell Falls was the first of many waterfalls that we enjoyed along this route.

It is a tall and skinny falls that tumbles down into a creek strewn with many wet and slippery rocks.

A pathway leads one back from the road and gets one very close up to the falls where one can feel the mist on one's face.


Latourell Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon
Latourell Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon | Source

Wahkeenah Falls

Wahkeenah Falls meanders down in several twists and turns in the rocks and if one takes the path back from the road, there is a bridge built over part of the rushing water where one can can get up a little closer to view it.

For those that do not like or cannot do much hiking, it can be seen from the parking lot and is a beautiful sight to behold.

My niece at Wahkeenah Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon
My niece at Wahkeenah Falls along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon | Source

Multnomah Falls

After stopping for lunch at the quaint Chinook Inn where I enjoyed a delicious smoked salmon chowder our next stop was the gorgeous Multnomah Falls.

There is an old Indian legend regarding this waterfall. Supposedly the Multnomah people were suffering from a terrible sickness.

A medicine man in that tribe told them that if a maiden would throw herself from the high cliffs to the rocks below, the tribe would be saved. When the Chief's daughter saw that the illness was making her lover ill, she decided to sacrifice herself in order that he be spared.

According to legend, occasionally when a breeze passes through the falling water, a form of the sacrificed maiden appears.

We did not happen to view her on this particular day, but my niece and I did walk up the steep 1.2 mile trail up to the top of Multnomah Falls where the views of the Columbia River were spectacular. We also got to see the stream feeding the falls. Many other folks were met hiking the same trail and we exchanged taking each others photos from the vantage point at the top.

Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls | Source

Oneonta Gorge

Oneonta Gorge is the home of a remarkable variety of aquatic, woodland and rock dwelling plants.

This was our next stop along the way and it was rough hiking getting over the fallen tree trunks and rocks in order to view the gorge far back from the road.

One of the photos that I took became the basis of a painting that I later created. I thought this site to be particularly beautiful.

Oneonta Gorge
Oneonta Gorge | Source

Horsetail Falls

Horsetail Falls and Bridal Veil Falls were the next two waterfalls that we visited along the way.

The names give apt descriptions of what these falls depict.

Horsetail Falls in the Columbia River Gorge
Horsetail Falls in the Columbia River Gorge | Source

Bridal Veil Falls

In the case of Bridal Veil Falls, think of an exquisite long bridal gown trailing for numerous yards behind the bride in order to accompany this lush and flowing veil. It would befit a princess!

Surrounding the parking lot at Bridal Veil Falls we found an abundance of wild blackberry bushes and wild apple trees. We picked and enjoyed eating this wonderful fruit. Blackberry bushes grow like a prolific weed in much of Oregon. We saw them everywhere!

Bridal Veil Falls - Columbia River Gorge Oregon
Bridal Veil Falls - Columbia River Gorge Oregon | Source

Bonneville Lock and Dam

Bonneville Lock and Dam

Bonneville Lock and Dam was our next sightseeing destination along the Columbia River.

Not only does this dam provide energy usage for much of the Northwest, but we also got to view a Fish Ladder which allows the Chinook, coho and sockeye salmon a way to navigate to their upstream spawning waters.

Bonneville Lock and Dam along the Columbia River Gorge

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Bonneville DamFish Ladder at the Bonneville Lock and Dam
Bonneville Dam
Bonneville Dam | Source
Fish Ladder at the Bonneville Lock and Dam
Fish Ladder at the Bonneville Lock and Dam | Source

Columbia Gorge Hotel & Wah-Gwin-Gwin Falls

One last impression from this part of our Oregon trip that was still along the Columbia River was our reservation for the famous multi-course breakfast at the Columbia Gorge Hotel.

Partial view of Columbia Gorge Hotel
Partial view of Columbia Gorge Hotel | Source

The hotel sits on the bank of the river and has a small waterfall from it's backyard to the Columbia River some 206 feet below. The name of the falls is Wah-Gwin-Gwin.

Wah-Gwin-Gwin Falls in the "backyard" of the Columbia Gorge Hotel
Wah-Gwin-Gwin Falls in the "backyard" of the Columbia Gorge Hotel | Source

The magnificent gardens surrounding the hotel form the background for many weddings. In fact one of the topiaries on the manicured grounds was a bride!

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My mother and niece next to a topiary bride at Columbia Gorge Hotel Beautiful grounds of Columbia Gorge Hotel
My mother and niece next to a topiary bride at Columbia Gorge Hotel
My mother and niece next to a topiary bride at Columbia Gorge Hotel | Source
Beautiful grounds of Columbia Gorge Hotel
Beautiful grounds of Columbia Gorge Hotel | Source

Getting back to that "World Famous Farm Breakfast" at the Columbia Gorge Hotel, I kept a souvenir menu and its offerings included the following:

  • "A bountiful array of seasonal fruits
  • Apple Fritters with Sugar and Spice
  • Old Fashioned Oatmeal served with brown sugar and sweet cream
  • Three Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Crispy Bacon - Country Style Smoked Pork Chop - Apple and Maple Flavored Pork Sausage
  • Golden hash Browned Potatoes
  • Home-style Baking Powder Biscuits and Apple Blossom Honey from the Sky
  • A Stack of Buttermilk Pancakes with Hot maple Syrup
  • Freshly Brewed Hot Coffee"

You might be wondering about the "Honey from the Sky?" A young lady wearing a white apron offered the honey for your biscuits with quite a flourish. She would dip a spoon in the honey and lift it as far as her arm could reach towards the sky and the honey would drip down in a small stream and hit the biscuits with pinpoint accuracy!

History of the Columbia Gorge Hotel - also shows photos

It seemed a perfect ending to our sightseeing along the Columbia River with its numerous water falls.

This thin stream of honey was just another stream...but instead of pounding water, this latter was sweet, gooey and sugary.

Hood River, Oregon

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At this point we departed the Columbia River and the Columbia Gorge Hotel for other sites within the beautiful state of Oregon after enjoying the numerous scenic waterfalls and gorgeous scenery all along the Columbia River Gorge. If you get a chance to visit this part of the country I would highly recommend doing so.

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Oregon is in the scenic northwestern part of the United States.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi poetryman6969,

      I am old enough to remember the days when everyone pulled in and got their tanks filled with gas; windows washed and tires checked all at no extra cost. Many teenaged boys and others were paid to do that and in fact one of my brothers earned some extra money doing just that. Not all bad! :)

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Oregon is beautiful but strange. When last I was there I was not allowed to pump my own gas.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Oregon is truly beautiful from what we got to see on our two week vacation many years ago. Perhaps you will get a chance to visit it someday. It is hard...no, impossible to get to see all the beautiful places in the world much-less our own country. At least we can enjoy seeing what we have not seen in person via photos; the Internet; television programs and the like. Thanks for the votes and share.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Can't help but feel I've missed out when I look at these gorgeous photos. Oregon is one of the dozen states I never got to visit. I've heard how beautiful it is up there and these photos of yours certainly testify to that. People planning their summer vacations might want to consider visiting the places you talk about here. They sound very interesting and look wonderful. Voted up and useful, beautiful, and interesting. Sharing with followers.

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      We actually visited this area in the summer and still saw this amount of water going over the various falls. I do understand what you mean about waterfalls being even more impressive in the early spring when the snow packs are melting. Oregon is a spectacular state for scenery. I wonder what part of it your daughter got to visit when she was a Girl Scout?

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      My daughter visited Oregon with the Girl Scouts one year and it's been several years ago now as she was under 18 then, and she's 25 now, so I really don't know what part of the state it was, but I know she did say how gorgeous it was.

      When I lived in Western Colorado the best time of year to visit for amazing sites IMO, was in the spring when the snow was melting up in the mountains so that little waterfalls were pouring out of all kinds of nooks and crannies in the rocks and mountain sides. Once the snow has melted they are usually gone again until the next spring.

      There are larger waterfalls that last all year long, but I always enjoyed seeing the little surprise waterfalls here and there as I drove along in the country. There are lots of rapids then too, for people who enjoy riding them. I would expect there to be temporary falls in the Oregon mountains as well. I understand everything is nice and green up there and I'm sure that's beautiful. Really enjoy this article!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Shyron,

      So very glad that you enjoyed the photos and the travelog article about this beautiful part of Oregon. Appreciate your sharing of it with others.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Multnomah Falls is actually quite close to the road. The footbridge is one that one can walk across...not drive. Then there is a trail that climbs up to the very top of the falls which my niece and I took. Glad my knees were better in those days! It is quite different from the Royal Gorge bridge. Glad you liked this. Oregon is a stunningly beautiful state. Hope you get to see it someday. Wonder what part of the state your daughter saw with the Girl Scouts? Thanks for the stars, votes and shares.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Peg, the pictures are so beautiful, we are all fortunate to see things that are so beautiful. This is almost like a travel brochure.

      Voted up, beautiful and interesting, shared and will pin.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Lots of fabulous photos as I have come to expect. Multnomah Falls looks just as scary as Royal Gorge though it's much shorter and looks like it's a footbridge, but I can't be sure. Do people drive over it?

      My daughter has been to Oregon on a Girl Scout trip, but that is one of the states I've never visited. :(

      Gave you 5 more stars, voted up and BUI, pinned to my 'Travel' board, and will share!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello wsupaul88,

      Your photos of the Oneonta Gorge and other sites along the Columbia River Gorge are beautiful. Nice that you live so close as compared to us living down here in Houston, Texas. Perhaps you will get to visit again soon and take more photos. Added your link in the Oneonta Gorge section of this hub. Thanks!

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      wsupaul88 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Great Hub! I just visited the Columbia River Gorge recently to photograph waterfalls. The trip was amazing (although very wet). I wrote a Hub to summarize my experience and show some of my favorite photos! https://hubpages.com/travel/Exploring-the-Oneonta-...

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Indian Chef,

      Yes, that tale of the Indian Chief's daughter sacrificing herself to save her lover is very touching. So nice to hear that you liked these photos and learning about this scenic part of northern Oregon. Thanks for your votes and the 5 star rating.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Peggy Very beautiful pictures but the story of daughter of head of Indian tribe is indeed very touching. voted up and interesting and voted 5 stars

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi starstream,

      Too bad we cannot insert photos in comments. The painting that I did of the Oneonta Gorge is realistic and looks almost identical to the photo that I took. I used palette knives as well as brushes to create it. So you lived in that part of the country for a while. Nice! The Columbia River Gorge in Oregon certainly has enough natural beauty to inspire many an artist. Have you written about your art? My art website does not have any of my paintings...mostly the linocuts, a few pencil drawings...and if one goes to the news section scrolling down, you can see some other photos showing other types of art such as mixed media and collages. Thanks for your comment.

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      Dreamer at heart 5 years ago from Northern California

      You have a fantastic hub here which certainly illustrates a perfect trip you made to this lovely area of waterfalls. I read on a hub that you painted a picture. Do you have a photo you could share with us? I am an artist too and lived in that lovely area for many years. It is certainly one of my favorite memories though I never hiked the Oneonta gorge or visited the Columbia Gorge Hotel. Oh well, it is a good reason to return.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi James,

      I am sure that you would enjoy seeing the Columbia River Gorge and all of these waterfalls, etc. in person. Thanks for your comment.

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      James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

      Thank you for yet another lovely and educative Hub. I enjoyed this one, as I enjoy all of your works. I have only been on the mighty Columbia up by Wenatchee. I would love to see the areas you reported on here. For today, I enjoyed the vicarious journey.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Nell,

      Oregon is an absolutely beautiful state in the U.S. I wrote quite a few hubs about it and should probably write even more. I would go back there in a heartbeat if given the chance. Glad you enjoyed these photos of the numerous waterfalls and thanks for your comment and sharing of this hub.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Absolutely beautiful Peggy, the waterfalls, gorge and the view is stunning, what a lovely vacation! I never realised how lovely it could be, rated up and shared! nell

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello suni51,

      Glad you liked these photos of the waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge. Will look forward to seeing photos from your upcoming trip. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello cebutouristspot,

      Yes, it is absolutely breathtaking to be able to stand in front of these many waterfalls and in some cases even climb to the top of them in the Columbia River Gorge. The Oneonta Gorge is also beautiful. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi AliciaC,

      I'll bet that your BC park is gorgeous! Have you written about it in a hub? So many beautiful waterfalls are located in so short a space all along the Columbia River Gorge which makes it a special place to visit. Thanks for your comment.

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      suni51 5 years ago

      Great hub Peggy, and so inspiring. I am sure learning a lot here. I could be able to do some thing better now while I am at the short trip to Sydney next week. I am taking my cameras along.

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      Very nice scenery. I bet it is breath taking to be standing at the foot of that site. Thanks for sharing.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the scenery in Oregon and very much enjoyed viewing it in your hub, Peggy. The hotel breakfast sounds like it was delicious! We have a Bridal Veil Falls in British Columbia too, which is part of a provincial park named after the falls.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello wilderness,

      You are so fortunate to have grown up in NE Oregon as it is such a beautiful state! Nice that you have often gotten to see the gorgeous Columbia River Gorge with sites like Multnomah Falls. It is a stunner site! Thanks for the comment.

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      Dan Harmon 6 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      I grew up in NE Oregon and have made many a trip down the Columbia Gorge. Bonneville Dam was always enticing and a stop at Multnomah Falls a must, both for the view and the hike after a long drive.

      It is indeed a gorgeous drive in the summer. Winter often sees very poor road conditions (often closed) but the rest of the year it is a trip not to be missed.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi liquidgranite,

      Oregon is a bit of heaven on earth from what we got to see while there on vacation. Glad you liked this and thanks for your comment.

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      liquidgranite 6 years ago

      Like in Heaven! An awesome hub.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello ellahall2011,

      So glad that you liked this hub about the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon with all of those beautiful waterfalls. It is an amazing place to visit. Thanks for your comment.

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      ellahall2011 6 years ago

      Wow, amazing, I am really appreciate to visit this hub.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Marsha,

      Glad to be of help and thanks for reading and commenting on my travel hubs like this one in Oregon.

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      marshacanada 6 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Hi Peggy W

      Thanks for your hubs and for your advice.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi marshcanada,

      Hope that you get to visit the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon in person someday soon. The waterfalls and scenery are truly spectacular. As to the videos...Google youtube followed by your subject matter and see what pops up. Generally there are many choices. Thanks for your comment.

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      marshacanada 6 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Peggy W please disregard my question about downloading videos from the internet. I think I may have figured out how to do it.Again-Thanks for your hub.

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      marshacanada 6 years ago from Vancouver BC

      Lovely hub Peggy W! I really like to see waterfalls and hope to follow your tour sometime.I loved your photos and videos.

      Is it possible for you to tell me where I can learn to download videos from the internet? Is there a hub explaining it-or a place on google?

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Micky,

      The Columbia River Gorge in Oregon does take one from one spectacular waterfall to the next in a short space of time and distance. Thanks for tagging along on this tour of Bridal Veil Falls and others and leaving your comment. Have you photographed your Bridal Veil Falls in NC? God Bless you too, Micky!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Awesomely beautiful Peggy. We have a Bridal Veil Falls in NC. This looks more spectacular. Thank you for putting this together. God bless dear Peggy.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Tony,

      I think that Bridal Veil Falls is a quite common name for many waterfalls. Glad you liked this tour of the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. It certainly has a great number of beautiful waterfalls! Yours in Mpumalanga in the middle of a forest sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing that information.

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      What a beautiful place. Interstingly we have a "Bridal Veil Falls" in the province of Mpumalanga (Sunrise Province) to the east of us. It is in the middle of quite lovely forests also.

      Thanks for sharing and taking me on this enjoyable tour.

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello wanderingpops,

      Camping and whitewater rafting the White Salmon River sounds like fun. Not to worry, the numerous waterfalls all along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon will be there when you have the time to visit. Such a beautiful part of the country! Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      wanderingpops 6 years ago

      I spent a weekend camping and whitewater rafting the White Salmon River in 2004. Such a beautiful area. I didn't get to tour the falls but I will be going back.

      Thanks.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Charlu,

      So glad that you liked this hub about the numerous waterfalls and scenery all along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. What a great part of the Oregon state! Thanks for the comment.

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      Charlu 7 years ago from Florida

      Phenomenal pictures, videos, and hub. I can't remember the last time I had apple fritters. Great profile also definitely a new fan

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Die'Dre',

      Glad that you enjoyed seeing the photos of the numerous waterfalls and other scenery along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Inserting youtube videos is easy. Just Google youtube and put in the subject matter that you wish to view and then choose from the offerings. If you find one you like, insert it into the hub just like any other capsule. Hope this helps! Thanks for the comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello anysimp,

      Thanks for the visit to this hub about the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. The waterfalls and scenery make for a spectacular vision.

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      Die'Dre' 7 years ago from The Great Pacific Northwest

      Abasolutely wonderful journey. Great photography. I never thought about adding Youtubes. I'll have to learn how. Thanks for the trip.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hellobillyaustindillon,

      The Columbia River Gorge is beautiful as is the Japanese Gardens in Portland, as is Mount Hood and Timberline Lodge, as is Crater Lake, as is Lake Diamond...and I have yet to finish writing about that gorgeous State. We spent 2 weeks in it and obviously did not see it all, but what we saw makes that State stand out as a scenic gem. I believe you would be pleased to spend some time up there!

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Oregon really does have a lot of natural wonders - I need to make my way up there some day.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello maheshpatwal,

      Happy to hear that you enjoyed this look at the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      maheshpatwal 7 years ago from MUMBAI

      Wow... beautifully written with very nice pictures of scenic beauty of water falls......

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello stars439,

      Thanks. Happy that you liked this hub about the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon.

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      nice hub.

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Montana Farm Girl,

      You were fortunate to have lived in Oregon and obviously got to enjoy the Columbia River Gorge and other scenic wonders of the State more than we did as visitors. Those waterfalls are truly beautiful and you are correct about the coastline being breathtaking. Thanks for the comment. We can both enjoy our memories! LOL

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      Montana Farm Girl 8 years ago from Northwestern Montana

      Ah yes, I remember it well!! I lived on the Oregon coast for years and had a little antique/gift shop on Highway 101... I live in a beautiful place now, but still miss Oregon and all the incredible places there...such as the Gorge...the falls are awesome!!! There is nothing like the Oregon coast...absolutely breathtaking!!! Thanks for reminding me just have lovely Oregon is!!!! Happy memories!!! :-)

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello loveroflife,

      Glad that you liked viewing this. Will have to do more hubs on Oregon. So much beauty in that state! The Columbia River Gorge is just a small part of that beautiful scenery.

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      loveroflife 8 years ago

      Waterfalls are always exciting. Enjoyed viewing the ones from the Columbia River Gorge.

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks Celesta,

      It truly is beautiful along the Columbia River Gorge. The entire State of Oregon is beautiful as well. Lots of water and lush greenery. And for those that like the ocean......the entire western edge is bordered by the Pacific Ocean. It amazed us how each beach differed as we drove north along the Pacific. May write about that someday.

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      Celesta 8 years ago

      Beautiful! This is a living paradise. This is the perfect place for me. I could go here alone and would love it. I am learning a lot about places I have not visited and may decide to go some day. Thanks for sharing.

      I enjoy reading your hubs.