The Oregon Tale » Our Adventure Journal

Masthead header

Tag Archives: columbia river gorge

Happy New Year!! After not posting much here in 2016 (which was actually one of our busiest years of travel/life – I’d love to share some of our trips!!), I couldn’t let this post go unwritten. After all, we’ve shared our New Year’s Day Gorge adventures every year since moving to Portland. Past adventures: 2016, […]

Read More!

On my sister (who Alba lovingly calls “YaYa”) and Emily’s last full day in town, we headed out to the Gorge to get ourselves some Oregon. The weather app said it was iffy, but when we got there, it was absolutely perfect. We started our adventure on the Historic Columbia River Highway, winding our way […]

Read More!

Last weekend … wait, I mean two weekends ago, we headed out & drove around the Gorge and Mt. Hood. The day wasn’t exactly planned, but we just drove around, stopping where we pleased, and it ended up being such a great afternoon. Plus, it’s fall in Oregon, which means lots of Orange leaves, crisp […]

Read More!

Over the weekend, we really needed some time in the woods. After consulting our favorite hiking guide, Curious Gorge, we decided we’d try a hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. The specific hike was to the Dry Creek Falls area of the trail: about a 5 mile moderately hilly hike. We drove out to the […]

Read More!

I wish I could say this was the coolest hike we had ever done … Unfortunately, it was definitely the worst. As always, we consulted our favorite hiking guide: Curious Gorge. The guide described the hike as ‘obscure’, but really it should have been ‘boring, and slightly eerie’. I don’t blame the book though. It’s the first hike […]

Read More!