Along the Historic Columbia River Gorge highway, there are dozens of scenic stops to savor the adventure, including more than 70 waterfalls in only 30 miles.
Click through to reveal all eight of my family’s top favorite scenic stops.
#1 Best Columbia River Gorge View Point: Portland Women’s Forum Viewpoint
If you’ve ever seen a photograph of the Columbia River Gorge, this is likely where the photographer was standing (pictured above). Shaped 15,000 years ago at the close of the last ice age when enough water to fill modern-day Lake Erie carved the dramatic, basalt cliffs travelers see today, this viewpoint is the perfect place to break in your camera. And the gorgeous photo opportunities only continue as you drive deeper into the gorge.