Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


By Mary Pellegrini

Multnomah Falls is the most visited recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with 2 million stopping each year to take in the views. As a local innkeeper I suggest visiting the falls on either ends of the day and midweek to beat the crowds. I also suggest taking the time to hike the 6 miles …

Weisendanger Falls in the Columbia River Gorge

By Mary Pellegrini

Wiesendanger Falls is the first of the two major upper waterfalls along Multnomah Creek in the Columbia River Gorge. The falls drop over a flat 55 foot ledge into a broad gorge overlooked by the switchbacking trail, upstream from its bigger, and slightly more famous sibling Multnomah Falls. The falls were named in 1997 for …

Tamanawas Falls

By Mary Pellegrini

Tamanawas Falls: Bring your binoculars and prepare to see a lot of birds and a stunning waterfall! The falls are amazing at 100 feet high and 40 feet wide. The trailhead footbridge is the midpoint of a 8-mile stretch of the East Fork of the Hood River hosting nesting Harlequin Ducks. Belted Kingfisher are common …

By Mary Pellegrini

Mt. Hood Meadows Debuts More Than Eight Miles of New Hiking Trails this Summer for Mt. Hood’s Premier Chairlift-served Hiking Experience The snow is melting, the weather is getting warmer, and the wildflowers are on their way. Summer has arrived on Mt. Hood and Mt. Hood Meadows will kick off their summer operations starting June …

Latourell Falls

By Mary Pellegrini

It’s certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Latourell Falls – A Columbia River Highway Waterfall Latourell Falls is usually the first waterfall seen along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway. The falls plunge 224 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt, some of the best formations …

Little Multnomah Falls

By Mary Pellegrini

Little Multnomah Falls is just upstream from its bigger, and slightly more famous sibling Multnomah Falls but stunning in its simple beauty. Multnomah Creek traverses a flat shelf to create 15 foot Little Multnomah Falls, seen from the viewing platform above Multnomah Falls, before leveling off and plunging over the basalt edge into the Columbia …

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