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First Stop: The Columbia Gorge

Posted by Alison Wu | March 27th, 2014 | Filed under Photography, Travel, Uncategorized

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been following Travel Oregon‘s guest Instagrammers on their adventures through the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Follow along as we recount the highlights from their travels and offer up some of our advice on where to go and what to do.

Seattle Dredge wearing the women’s Poncho Via and Pantalones at Wahclella Falls. Photo by Tally Gunstone @tullitha

First, we head to the Columbia Gorge with Seattle Dredge (@seattlestravels) and her local guide, Tally Gunstone (@tullitha). Twenty six-year-old Seattle, a full-time travel blogger, calls Toronto, Canada home when she’s not snapping photos around the world. Seattle spent 5-days exploring the Columbia Gorge, hiking through lush forest in our Poncho Via and Pantalones to countless waterfalls and taking time to relax and enjoy a beer or two along the way. Check out all Seattle’s photos, here, and watch Travel Oregon’s Columbia Gorge video, here.

Springtime in the Gorge. Photo by Seattle Dredge.

At Nau, we love spending our weekends exploring different corners of Oregon. Whether it’s surfing at Short Sands or climbing at Smith Rock, we are always plotting our next adventure. Here are some of our favorite things to do, see and taste around the Columbia River Gorge…

Eagle Creek Trail. Photo by Alison Wu.

Eagle Creek Trail. Photo by Alison Wu.

Best hike with the family: Eagle Creek to Punchbowl Falls

Best hike with a view: Dog Mountain

Best waterfall hike: Oneonta Gorge

Most overcrowded, touristy locale, but rightfully so: Multnomah Falls

For a drive through the country with sweet rewards: Hood River Fruit Loop

Iconic Multnomah Falls. Photo by Alison Wu.

Best place to grab a beer: Double Mountain Brewery - Try the IRA.

Best locally sourced meal: Celilo Restaurant 

Best place to grab a picnic lunch: Boda’s Kitchen

Best off-the-beaten-path place to grab a bite: Tad’s Chicken n’ Dumplings - It’s where the locals go.

Best spot for a summer treat: Mike’s Ice Cream

 

One Response to “First Stop: The Columbia Gorge”

  • April 16, 2014 at 5:39 pm | Chelsie says

    I just moved to Oregon this year (from the Midwest) and have really enjoyed exploring all it has to offer. So pumped to see you publish this story! I highly recommend taking a stop in Bend to experience the beer, river, Pilot Butte, and the Old Mill.
    Looking forward to following the blog.
    #exploregon

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