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Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
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Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour

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The 80 miles of the Columbia River Gorge’s steep rocky sides offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the world: pounding waterfalls, eagles, century-old trees, ferns, flowers, ancient rocks. This half-day of exploring and meditating on wonders with very short hikes and visits to overlooks and vistas will have you gasping in awe.<br><br>We'll visit waterfalls and overlooks, selected by our guides to include both the most iconic, like the unmissable Latourell Falls, a stunning plunge-style falls that is one of the most iconic in Oregon, and the special. Depending on weather conditions, this could include a few small hidden waterfalls and another spectacular plunge-style falls with columnar basalt.<br><br>We'll also tell you stories, not just of the geology and botany and the oft-repeated tales of pioneers and road-builders, but also the old stories we've learned, of gods and animal spirits and the Beaver princess tragically turned into a waterfall.
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lucycan wrote a review Sep. 2020
Minneapolis, MN2,564 contributions984 helpful votes
I used to come here all the time when visiting Portland and it was perhaps my favorite part of the city. I was there yesterday and it is very rough now. Homeless people accosting pedestrians and blocking streets. This is NOT a place you should take your kids and should probably avoid yourself.
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Date of experience: September 2020
NM_Love wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Enjoy getting a doughnut from Voodoo Doughnuts when I'm in the area. Love the idea of what the city is trying to do to make it a tourist attraction, but there are so many homeless people and people who are having loud conversations with the air as they walk along. People setting up camp on the street covered in tarps sleeping. It's definitely a challenge for the city...
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Date of experience: February 2020
Vresh J wrote a review Nov. 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I had been to Portland downtown recently and it was not a good experience. This is what you should know. There are 3 main bridges - Hawthrone, Morrison and Burnside. The area across Burnside bridge is very shady and not safe. There are many homeless and some of them have put tent on the sidewalk and just lay there. During the day I did not feel safe so wondering how it is at night? The area between Hawthrone bridge and Burnside bridge is good, though you may see some homeless here and there. Explore this area don't bother to visit old china town especially after 5pm.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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DebNan wrote a review May 2019
Whittier, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
We wanted to go to a sit-down Chinese restaurant, as opposed to the ubiquitous food carts all over Portland. China Town was recommended. Oh no! It was a dismal place with many homeless people, some of whom approached us aggressively. Most of the restaurants were closed. The ones that were opened looked dirty and had few customers. We quickly got out of there and ate near our Airbnb. We never did get Chinese food on this trip.
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Date of experience: May 2019
jhop82 wrote a review May 2019
Keizer, Oregon30 contributions26 helpful votes
Witnessed a human slamming the H. If you can walk without notice or care I would then give this area a try. I will not be visiting this area of town again. Truly disturbing. There are bars, dance clubs, and the iconic Darcelle XV that are worth a visit. My advice would be not to wander. Wandering is the point when it comes to the type of travel I prefer. Walk 10 feet from the closed off street party and you enter the lifestyle of addicts. Urine soaked walls. Syringe filled addiction. It is a haunting image soaked into my mind and this is a wealthy, populated, cities "normal". They are choosing to turn the blind eye.
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Date of experience: April 2019
3 Helpful votes
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