it's September and to me, this is hands down the best time of year to go sightseeing in Portland. the weather is cooling down and for the next few months, the city has been returned to it's residents.
one of our favorite things to do is take the sternwheeler cruise down the Columbia River Gorge. The Gorge is the incredibly beautiful dividing line between Oregon and Washington.
|[columbia gorge sternwheeler]|
what could be better than a couple of hours lazing down the river with a fascinating history lesson thrown in?
|[the wheel. natch].|
|[bridge of the gods].|
there are so many amazing vistas along the river, and the trees stretch out to eternity.
once we hit the Bonneville Dam, it's time to head back upriver.
there is a Landmarks cruise where you actually get to pass through the Bonneville Lock...that would be so fun!
|[heading back up river].|
another perfectly Portland day.