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.
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.
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…
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
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