Portland might be well known for its hipsters and depiction on Portlandia, but the real excitement happens east in the Columbia River Gorge. This National Scenic Area features winding drives, beautiful lookouts, and incredible waterfalls perfect for nature photography.
Here you'll see a few photos from our recent visit.
Latourell falls is just one of many waterfalls located along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Just a short hike off the main road, it's a must see.
Vista House and Portland Women's Forum Lookouts
These two vantage points offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape. I couldn't think of better spots to stop as the sun goes down. We had some significant cloud cover while we were there, resulting in several types of shots.
This waterfall might be the most popular. I feel like I see it all the time on Instagram -- and for good reason. There are several great viewpoints to shoot this spot.