This afternoon we left Portland and made the short trip up the Columbia River Gorge to Multnomah Falls and the Vista House at Crown Point. We had thought that today was the Salmon Festival at the Falls but it turns out that happens tomorrow. The salmon didn't seem to care. They were swimming away. So I recommend going tomorrow (after church, of course...I'll be preaching at Forest Grove United Church of Christ at 10am, btw) and seeing what the festival has to offer. Looks like a fun time for kids.
In any event, the Columbia River Gorge is perhaps one of the most beautiful places on the face of the earth - a real treasure that must be protected. Learn more about ways to be a good steward of the Columbia River Gorge by visiting the Friends of the Columbia Gorge. Below are some photos of this breathtaking place that we took today.