Making this drive along the Columbia River is an essential day trip from Portland. (It's a bonus of the city that, in addition to a lively downtown, it affords easy access to a beautiful coastline, excellent wineries, the Columbia River and Mt. Hood.) In my opinion, the "must" stops along Highway 30 traveling east from Portland are Vista House and Multnomah Falls, but the smaller falls are also worth a look. Once you've made it all the way to Hood River, definitely make the trip up to the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. Stop at one of the many fruit stands or orchards along the way. Admire the craftsmanship of the Timberline and enjoy a drink at its Ramshead Bar while looking farther up the mountain at its snow-capped peak. This is nature at its best ... with a cocktail.
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