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Waterfall Wednesday in Oregon

With winter and spring come winter storms and snow pack melt, supplying Oregon scenic rivers the water needed to create our wildly beautiful and renowned waterfalls.

And it’s certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map was created with your planning in mind. We’ve included where to stay, things to do in Oregon, where to eat and of course, where to find some of the very best Oregon Waterfalls.

Latourell Falls – one of the Columbia River Highway Waterfalls, #14 on the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

Latourell Falls is usually the first waterfall seen along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway. The falls plunge 224 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt, some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls

Latourell Falls

Chasing Oregon Waterfalls

Our Chasing Waterfalls and Oregon Waterfall Wednesdays series continues. According to Northwest Waterfall Survey there are well over 1000 waterfalls in Oregon! We’ve set out to witness the beauty of as many as we can. We’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

Artistically designed limited edition while supplies last

oregon waterfall mapGet your map FREE map while supplies last. We invite you to come, stay, (water)fall in love with Oregon! Remember to order your FREE Oregon Waterfalls map while supplies last!

Submit your mailing address and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will put your free map in the mail today. In a rush (or live outside of the U.S. or Canada)? View a digital, clickable, version here right now.

You can chase Oregon Waterfalls with us by following our Pinterest and Facebook pages and the Chasing Waterfalls category on this blog.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

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Bucket List Vacation for Oregon Waterfall Lovers on this Waterfall Wednesday

With winter and spring come winter storms and snow pack melt, supplying Oregon scenic rivers the water needed to create our wildly beautiful and renowned waterfalls.

It’s certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map was created with your planning in mind. We included where to stay, things to do in Oregon, where to eat and of course, where to find some of the very best Oregon Waterfalls. We’ve a limited supply of maps left. View a digital, clickable, version here right now.

Oregon has more than 238 waterfalls across the state (and 1,000+ according to the Northwest Waterfalls Survey).You basically can’t drive more than 30-minutes without passing another waterfall! The Columbia River Gorge has close to 50 notable waterfalls alone… so which one(s) should you add to your list and where should you go? We’ve come up with a list of 66 must-see waterfalls (it’s really more like 80 since we grouped some together).

OREGON CASCADE WATERFALLS
Ramona Falls (W17): This shaded waterfall is in a forest along the Pacific Crest Trail on the upper Sandy River — on the west side of Mount Hood. The falls are about 120 feet tall, consisting of a wall of cascades. Click to learn more about Ramona Falls. Thinking of hiking there? Check out how these bloggers went about their trek.

oregon cascade waterfalls

Tamanawas Falls (W18): Bring your binoculars and prepare to see a lot of birds and a stunning waterfall! The falls are AMAZING at 100 feet high and 40 feet wide. The trailhead footbridge is the midpoint of a 8-mile stretch of the East Fork of the Hood River hosting nesting Harlequin Ducks. Belted Kingfisher are common but it’s the songbirds you’re likely to remember long after they’ve sung their tunes.

Little Zig Zag River Falls (W19): One of Oregon’s hidden gems. A picturesque stream leads to a photogenic waterfall on this family-friendly trail; complete with a picnic table at the very start. It couldn’t be more perfect. If you go, read this first.

Yocum Falls (W20): This waterfall is right in the heart of the Mount Hood National Forest. It sits in Zigzag canyon with many waterfalls, including Little Zigzag River Falls and Ramona Falls. Want to hike there? Here’s how this couple did it.

Pencil Falls (W21): This glacier-fed waterfall is in the alpine area of Mount Hood Meadows. A small path leads to a great viewing.

Upper Heather Canyon Falls (W22): Where the Timberline Trail crosses Heather Creek, is thought to be one of the most scenic areas of Mount Hood. In Heather Canyon a series of waterfalls tumbles beneath this trail.

Umbrella Falls (W23): This popular and family-friendly waterfall is accessible from scenic hiking trails. Look up! You’ll see a chair lift too. Click here to read all about the hike.

White River Falls (W33): The waterfall is the main focus of the White River Falls State Park and for good reason — the scenic White River plunges 90-feet from a basalt shelf. It’s been written up in many books too, see the titles here.

Tamolitch Falls (W45): Follow the McKenzie river through the old growth forest to Tamolitch Falls, which flows into a lava formed Blue Pool, renowned for its iridescent blue coloring. Want to see it for yourself? Here’s what you need to know.

cascade waterfalls oregon

Sahalie Falls (W46): Sahalie Falls, is the first and tallest of three waterfalls on the roaring McKenzie River. It plunges about 100 feet over a naturally formed lava dam. Here’s how to hike there.

Koosah Falls (W47): Koosah Falls, aka Middle Falls, is the second of the three major waterfalls of the McKenzie River, in the center of the Willamette National Forest. The waterfall plunges into a pool, south of Santiam Pass, a renowned 4,817-foot mountain pass in the Cascade Range. Visit with time to make the most of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail and other nearby activities.

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CENTRAL AND EASTERN OREGON WATERFALLS
Hurricane Creek Falls (W24): Hurricane Creek Falls are located along granite and limestone cliffs and an incredible amount of wildflowers along the Hurricane Creek Trailhead at Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Falls Creek Falls (W25): This is one of the prettiest waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest! Come see three tiers of this waterfall drop 335-ft and decide for yourself.

BC Creek Falls (W26): Located near Wallowa State Park, BC Creek Falls (W26) lies within the Chief Joseph Mountain Trail, approximately an 8-mile out-and-back trail near Joseph. In less than 3-miles on the trail you’ll find two rivers and Wallowa Lake views, in addition to the falls. Click here to print a map to the trail.

Wallowa Falls (W27): Take Chief Joseph Trail to Wallowa Falls (and BC Falls – just a few miles away). Wallowa falls seems more like a long rapid but its location, nested in a deep gorge is beautiful. While in the area, check out the new Wallowa Falls Campground and enjoy a picnic with a view!

John Day River (W37): This is the longest un-dammed river in Oregon. The section between Service Creek and Tumwater Falls flows through a colorful canyons and beautiful terrain. Want to spend a few days exploring this area? You’ll find a 3-day itinerary here.

Steelhead Falls (W48): Formed a few million years ago, this Oregon waterfall is lined by colorful 25-foot cliffs. The fall drops into a deep canyon. It’s a popular go-to destination for swimming and cliff jumping.

Tumalo Falls (W53): Tumalo Falls is both the tallest, 89 feet, and most impressive waterfall along Tumalo Creek – as well as one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the vicinity of Bend. Learn more here.

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Benham Falls (W58): These are the largest falls on the upper Deschutes River. Unlike the other falls the area, Benham Falls is not related to a lava flow. It is a free-form cascade in its own right. Here’s how to hike there.

Fall River Falls (W59): A trail passes by historic cabin ruins and parallels the Fall River all the way to the falls. It’s a popular fly fishing spot.

McKay Crossing Falls (W60): This 23-foot waterfall plunges into a small canyon with several picture-ready viewpoints. Check out these photos.

Paulina Creek Falls (W61): This waterfall is known for its side-by-side drop of 80-feet that surrounds a small island at the edge of the cliff. Here’s where to get the best view.

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COLUMBIA GORGE WATERFALLS
Bridal Veil (W8): Hidden beneath the Historic Columbia River Highway, this small two-tiered waterfall is easy to reach. Make sure to check out the romantic messages carved into the handrails of the viewpoint. See part of the trail now.

Wiesendanger Falls (W9): Named after Forest Service Ranger, Albert Wiesendanger, the 55-foot falls are also known as Upper Multnomah Falls, Twanklaskie Falls, and Double Falls (the latter together with Ecola Falls). Learn more about Wiesendanger Falls here.

Ponytail Falls (W10): Ponytail Falls, also known as Upper Horsetail Falls, is on Horsetail Creek just above Horsetail Falls. This is one of the more popular waterfalls for professional photographers, for stunning pictures looking out from behind the falls. See a ‘behind’ shot.

Elowah Falls (W11): Elowah Falls drops 289 feet into an amphitheater of lava flows of millions of years ago. Please note: The trail to the bottom of Elowah Falls is closed until further notice due to a massive landslide that buried the trail and bridge across McCord Creek but you can still see Elowah Falls from the McCord Falls trail.

Wahclella Falls (W12): OregonHikers.org describes this fall as one of the more interesting falls in the Columbia River Gorge. It runs along Tanner Creek and features two drops.

Starvation Creek Falls (W13): This waterfall is an anomaly in that it’s a manmade waterfall! Highway crews created tunnel through the rock to divert Warren Creek here in the 2930s and solve an issue with the creek and the highway. The water shoots out from a long tunnel and, well, falls… creating Starvation Creek Falls. Read all about it!

Historic Columbia River Highway waterfalls — including Multnomah Falls, Horsetail Falls, Latourell Falls, and Wahkeena Falls; W14): You can tour the waterfalls that make up the Columbia River Gorge by car or on foot, but you won’t have the full-on spectacular experience unless you do both. Whatever you do, make sure to save time to see Multnomah Falls. It is the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest and more than 2 million visitors come each year to take in its view. Before you go, print this map of a waterfall tour loop on the Historic Columbia River Highway.

historic columbia river highway waterfalls

Ecola Falls (W15): Ecola Falls is the last major of the falls as you travel upstream on the Larch Mountain Trail. What does ecola mean? It’s the Chinook word for whale.

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OREGON COAST RANGE
Bridge Creek Falls (W5): This three tier fall has a 35-ft drop and is right near Highway 6 by the Footbridge Trailhead. Learn more.

Fern Rock Falls (W6): An understated and beautiful waterfall along Highway 6.

University Falls (W7): Located within an area that was devastated by one of the worst forest fires in Oregon’s history, this forest was rehabilitated, trees were planted (more than 70 million!) and the Tillamook State Forest began. University Falls is a 55-ft fall over a wall of basalt. Check out what this hiker had to say while on the quest to take the family holiday photo by the fall.

Green Peak Falls (W41): This is the second waterfall on the Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls Trail. First, you’ll see Alsea Falls. While most people tend to stop there, there’s a second waterfall, just as beautiful but larger, father ahead. Keep going, you’ll likely find a magical moment of solace and beauty.

Alsea Falls (W42): This is the namesake and the first of two cascades on the Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls Trail. It’s stunning, quick, and easy to reach. See some pics!

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Sweet Creek Falls (W49): Four tiered-plunges from varying heights cascade for about 70-feet, making an impressive multi-waterfall effect. Bring your camera!

Beaver Creek Falls (W50): If there were a meet cute for waterfalls, this would be it. Beaver Creek is a small waterfall where Beaver Creek and Sweet Creek meet and intertwine into one. Even the two names are movie-esque! Take a peek at some of the trail.

Lower Kentucky Falls (W51): The Kentucky Falls Trailhead has three falls. First comes Upper Kentucky Falls, then 2-miles later through an old growth forest you’ll see spectacular twin falls plunging 100 feet, they are: Lower Kentucky Falls and North Fork of the Smith Falls.

Upper Kentucky Falls (W52): The Upper Kentucky Falls is the first of three spectacular waterfalls on the Kentucky Falls Trailhead.

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SOUTHERN OREGON WATERFALLS
Umpqua River Highway Waterfalls (Susan Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls, Watson Falls, Toketee Falls, Clearwater Falls; W55):
You can tour all the waterfalls that make up the Umpqua River Highway Waterfalls while you picnic and hike or you can focus on the favorites we listed here. Your choice!

Diamond Creek Falls (W56): There’s a reason Diamond Creek Falls and its graceful cliffside drop is thought of as one of the prettiest waterfalls in Oregon. Come see for yourself!

Salt Creek Falls (W57): This is a popular stop for travelers on Highway-58. It’s also the second highest waterfall in Oregon. Get the insider’s scoop on the viewing platform.

Rogue River Gorge Falls (W63): At the head of the gorge you’ll find this waterfall, right where the river splits around volcanic rock. The view is stunning and made even better by the surrounding forest.

Prospect Waterfalls (Pearsony Falls, Barr Creek Falls, Prospect Falls, Mill Creek Falls; W64): This series of cascades follow the Rogue River just outside the town of Prospect. The river drops and ricochets until it hits a stretch of boulders.

southern oregon waterfalls

Klamath Falls (W66): Define waterfall? That’s what you might think when you see the falls of Klamath Falls. They’re more of a set of whitewater rapids. And yet, they’re beautiful and worth the trek.

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Come feel the mist of Oregon waterfalls on your face! Click here to book direct at the best Oregon bed and breakfast nearby for your specific region, travel dates and preferences.

OREGON COAST WATERFALLS
Youngs River Falls (W1): Grab your bathing suit! This 50-foot waterfall is a popular swimming spot during the summer months.

Hug Point Falls (W3): This waterfall sits at a beach and is surrounded by several caves. It’s name has an interesting backstory too.

Blumenthal Falls (W4): This is one of the few waterfalls in the Northwest that you can see fall into the Pacific Ocean without needing any help from a boat, thank you.

Munson Creek Falls (W28): Whoa! This is the tallest waterfall in the Coast Range — tumbling 319 feet over several tiers. A small trail winds along the Munson Creek through an old-growth forest to find the base of the fall.

munson creek falls

Upton Falls (W29): Something fishy? Well, maybe fish-related at least. This fall was the upstream limit of migration for native fish but the falls have been altered to include a fish ladder and a dam to divert the water too. Read more on its history here. See spectacular photos here.

Drift Creek Falls (W34): The 240-foot suspension bridge (the longest in all of Oregon!) crosses the canyon beside the 8-ft falls, making this waterfall excursion unlike any other.

Rocky Creek Falls (W38): Pull off Highway 101 and you’re likely to see these easy-to-reach and easy-to-spot falls. They spill right into the Pacific Ocean. Get driving directions here.

Golden Falls (W54): Did you know that if you hike a little over a mile to the top of Golden Falls you can see a bird’s-eye view of the waterfall, firs, and cedars. That’s something to write home about! Golden Falls is the third tallest waterfall in the Oregon Coast Range.

Elk Creek Falls (W62): It may be last but it’s not least. Elk Creek Falls is the final of about a dozen significant waterfalls situated within the Elk Creek basin. It is also the only waterfall among those with easy or developed access of any kind. It’s made up of four tiers in a narrow and twisty canyon. Read this first-hand account of getting to Elk Creek.

Secret Beach Falls (W65): Shh… it’s called a secret because it’s hard to find but here’s the skinny. Tucked into the northern-most end where the Oregon Coast Trail squishes between the road and the overlook to Thunder Rock Cove, you’ll find a nearby trail that leads to a small beach with a waterfall. Use this to plan your trip.

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WILLAMETTE VALLEY WATERFALLS
Beaver Falls (W2): Beaver Falls spills from a lip of basalt into a turquoise-colored pool. Some say that if you come at the right time, you’ll see rainbows in the mist. The best part, if you’re on a mission to see many waterfalls, Beaver Falls is one you can spot from the road if you’d rather not walk the trail.

Willamette Falls (W16): This horseshoe-shaped block waterfall is created by a basalt shelf in the river bottom. It’s fall is 42 ft high and 1,500-ft -wide and set the record for being the largest waterfall by water volume in the Northwest and also for being the 18th largest by volume. Surrounding the falls are the locks, which are the oldest continuously operating multi-lift lock and canal system in all of the United States.

willamette falls

INSIDER TIP! If you want to see a boat go through the locks, call the lockmaster’s office at 503-656-3381 and they can tell you when boats are scheduled to go through. Click here to download information on the Willamette Falls Locks curated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Learn even more through The Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation, whose on a mission to preserve and share stories of people and the power of the water at the great falls of the Willamette River.

Niagara Falls (W30) and Pheasant Creek Falls (W31): Follow the foliage then cross not one wooden bridge but FOUR — each with a magnificent view of two 100-ft waterfalls: Niagara Falls and Pheasant Creek Falls. Click here for more details and here for a trail map.

Scotts Mills Falls (W32): Scotts Mills Falls is a small fall with big popularity. It sits at the site of a former flour mill and cascades through a rocky cliff into the large swimming hole.

Falls City Falls (W35): Falls City Falls are at the center of Falls City. In fact, Falls City is named after the falls. In the past, this was a lumbermill town.

Trail of Ten Falls at Silver Falls State Park (W36): This is Oregon’s largest State Park, coming in at 9,000-acres. It also has one of the most impressive waterfall day-hikes in the United States! Well, there are at least 10 spectacular falls within this 7.8 mile-loop. Here’s what you need to know before you go.

Parker Creek Falls (W39): To see Parker Falls you’ll need to work your way through the Parker Falls Trail. The rewards are huge! You’ll see a series of waterfalls, pools and cascades nestled in a forest of Douglas fir. Get more specifics here.

Alder Creek Falls (W40): Just east of Sweethome, Alder Creek Falls is on the way to Marys Peak, a must-see destination and the highest point in Oregon’s Coast Range. Download a Marys Peak Trail Guide here.

Royal Terrace Falls (W43): Royal Terrace Falls is the biggest of the four falls at McDowell Creek Falls Park though it’s also the lowest-volume. A sign nailed to a nearby tree says the falls drop 119 feet. The falls happen where Fall Creek drops over the valley into a whimsical stair-step type of display that also allow for an experiential component.

Majestic Falls (W44): This 39-ft waterfall is arguably the most beautiful of McDowell Creek Park. There are staircases with nearly 70 steps that let you explore the cascading waterfall from different vantage points.

willamette valley waterfalls

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Come feel the mist of Oregon waterfalls on your face! Which Oregon waterfall(s) will you choose to add to your bucket list? Click here to book direct at the best Oregon bed and breakfast nearby for your specific region, travel dates and preferences.

The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon!


POPULAR QUESTIONS ABOUT OREGON WATERFALLS 

What is the largest waterfall in Oregon?
Multnomah Falls is the largest waterfall in Oregon. More specifically, it’s the tallest waterfall in Oregon, measuring 611-ft.

How many waterfalls are there in Oregon?
There are at least 238 waterfalls in the state of Oregon. The Northwest Waterfalls Survey estimates more than 1,000.

How many waterfalls are in Silver Falls State Park in Oregon?
There are a total of 17 waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. In fact, the Trail of Ten Falls loop will take you above, around, and even behind 4 of the 10 waterfalls.

Did we miss any must-see Oregon waterfalls? Please let us know!

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Waterfall Wednesday in Oregon – Horsetail Falls

With winter and spring come winter storms and snow pack melt, supplying Oregon scenic rivers the water needed to create our wildly beautiful and renowned waterfalls.

And it’s certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map was created with your planning in mind. We’ve included where to stay, things to do in Oregon, where to eat and of course, where to find some of the very best Oregon Waterfalls.

Horsetail Falls – one of the Columbia River Highway Waterfalls, #14 on the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

Named for its characteristic form, Horsetail Falls plunges 176 feet within view of the Historic Columbia River Highway’s “Waterfall Corridor.” Just east of the falls is a great picnic spot to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area and watch the passing freight trains.

Horsetail falls

Chasing Oregon Waterfalls

Our Chasing Waterfalls and Oregon Waterfall Wednesdays series continues. According to Northwest Waterfall Survey there are well over 1000 waterfalls in Oregon! We’ve set out to witness the beauty of as many as we can. We’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

Artistically designed limited edition while supplies last

oregon waterfall mapGet your map FREE map while supplies last. We invite you to come, stay, (water)fall in love with Oregon! Remember to order your FREE Oregon Waterfalls map while supplies last!

Submit your mailing address and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will put your free map in the mail today. In a rush (or live outside of the U.S. or Canada)? View a digital, clickable, version here right now.

You can chase Oregon Waterfalls with us by following our Pinterest and Facebook pages and the Chasing Waterfalls category on this blog.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

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Waterfall Wednesday in Oregon and Ecola Falls

With winter and spring come winter storms and snow pack melt, supplying Oregon scenic rivers the water needed to create our wildly beautiful and renowned waterfalls.

And it’s certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map was created with your planning in mind. We’ve included where to stay, things to do in Oregon, where to eat and of course, where to find some of the very best Oregon Waterfalls.

Ecola Falls

Ecola Falls – #15 on the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

Ecola Falls is one of over 70 spectacular falls in the scenic Columbia River Gorge. Ecola is the last major waterfall along Multnomah Creek. Local innkeepers will recommend Wahkeena Falls Loop Trail: a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail that features 7 waterfalls, including Ecola,

Chasing Oregon Waterfalls

Our Chasing Waterfalls and Oregon Waterfall Wednesdays series continues. According to Northwest Waterfall Survey there are well over 1000 waterfalls in Oregon! We’ve set out to witness the beauty of as many as we can. We’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

Artistically designed limited edition while supplies last

oregon waterfall mapGet your map FREE map while supplies last. We invite you to come, stay, (water)fall in love with Oregon! Remember to order your FREE Oregon Waterfalls map while supplies last!

Submit your mailing address and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will put your free map in the mail today. In a rush (or live outside of the U.S. or Canada)? View a digital, clickable, version here right now.

You can chase Oregon Waterfalls with us by following our Pinterest and Facebook pages and the Chasing Waterfalls category on this blog.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Watch for updates as mask restrictions may lift soon under guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

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Pull up a seat and explore our famous food cart pods Portland!

While these must-see eateries are largely on wheels, these mobile food trucks tend to stay put, grouped together in pods. And there are pods of all sizes throughout Portland. Here are some of our favorite food trucks in Portland. Stay at The Fulton House!

Hawthorne Asylum
1080 SE Madison St
20+ food carts, large fire pit and plenty of sangria.

Killingsworth Station
1331 N. Killingsworth St
International offerings abound from Salvadorian and Oaxacan carts, to latkes, pierogis, and Southern offerings.

The Lot @ John’s Marketplace
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd – 3560 SE Powell Blvd
Smartly situated next to John’s Marketplace, one of Portland’s largest bottle shops, this food cart pod has everything from slow-cooked BBQ to fried chicken sandwiches and mini cakes.

Piknik Park Food Cart Pod
1122 SE Tacoma St
Comfort foods, Moroccan cuisine, and Nepalese foods are just some of the many tasty options. There’s a craft beer garden too!

Portland Mercado
7238 SE Foster Rd
Mexican, Peruvian, Colombian, and más, this is a must-stop for all who love Latin American cuisine. Grocery store and coffee shop included.

Prost! Marketplace
4237 N Mississippi Ave
Set on the trendy and walkable North Mississippi Avenue, food selection here ranges from vegan bowls to Korean-style tacos. The pod is anchored by German pub Prost!

Click here to see our curated list of food cart pods and food carts outside of Portland. Prepare for your mouth to start watering now!


Food Cart Pods Portland – Popular Questions

How Many any food cart pods are there in Portland?
Portland has more than 500 food carts at any given time. Most of the carts are organized into groups, or pods, and share an area with several other food carts. While the carts are largely on wheels, they tend to stay in the same pod location.

What city has the most food trucks?
Portland, Oregon, has the most food trucks!

How can I search food cart items in Portland?
You can search many Portland food cart items (though not all) using this Portland food cart finder tool. It boasts about 200 food cart trucks in Portland and allows you to search by cuisine, trademark dishes, and dietary needs.


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With winter and spring come winter storms and snow pack melt, supplying Oregon scenic rivers the water needed to create our wildly beautiful and renowned waterfalls.

And it’s certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map was created with your planning in mind. We’ve included where to stay, things to do in Oregon, where to eat and of course, where to find some of the very best Oregon Waterfalls.

Drift Creek Falls is found east of Lincoln City in the central Oregon Coast Range. The Forest Service constructed a very leisurely trail to the falls in the 90s, which features a 250 foot long suspension bridge crossing Drift Creek adjacent to the falls that provides easy access to the opposite side of the gorge and the base of the falls.

Chasing Oregon Waterfalls

Our Chasing Waterfalls and Oregon Waterfall Wednesdays series continues. According to Northwest Waterfall Survey there are well over 1000 waterfalls in Oregon! We’ve set out to witness the beauty of as many as we can. We’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

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Benham Falls Oregon

With winter and spring come winter storms and snow pack melt, supplying Oregon scenic rivers the water needed to create our wildly beautiful and renowned waterfalls.

Clearwater Falls – on of the Umpqua River Highway Waterfalls, #55 on the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

Clearwater Falls‘High up in the Umpqua River drainage, the spring fed Clearwater River bubbles out of the ground and starts flowing through placid pools and never ending logjams. The ground around the falls is permeated with soft soil and thousands of intertwined roots, allowing the river to seep in and out of the ground at will. The result is a waterfall that appears to be springing from the ground. As mentioned, the Clearwater River is spring fed, and is one of the most consistent streams in the northwest in terms of flow, so visiting any time of the year will yield more or less the same results.’ Northwest Waterfall Survey

It’s certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map was created with your planning in mind. We included where to stay, things to do in Oregon, where to eat and of course, where to find some of the very best Oregon Waterfalls. We’ve a limited supply of maps left. View a digital, clickable, version here right now.

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oregon waterfall mapGet your map FREE map while supplies last. We invite you to come, stay, (water)fall in love with Oregon! Remember to order your FREE Oregon Waterfalls map while supplies last!

Submit your mailing address and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will put your free map in the mail today. In a rush (or live outside of the U.S. or Canada)? View a digital, clickable, version here right now.

Chasing Oregon Waterfalls

Our Chasing Waterfalls and Oregon Waterfall Wednesdays series continues. According to Northwest Waterfall Survey there are well over 1000 waterfalls in Oregon! We’ve set out to witness the beauty of as many as we can. We’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

You can chase Oregon Waterfalls with us by following our Pinterest and Facebook pages and the Chasing Waterfalls category on this blog.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Watch for updates as vaccinations are on the rise and mask restrictions may lift soon under guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Benham Falls Oregon

With winter and spring come winter storms and snow pack melt, supplying Oregon scenic rivers the water needed to create our wildly beautiful and renowned waterfalls.

Diamond Creek Falls – #56 on the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map

Diamond Creek FallsDiamond Creek Falls # 56 on the Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map. There’s a reason Diamond Creek Falls and its graceful cliffside drop is thought of as one of the prettiest waterfalls in Oregon. Come see for yourself!’

Diamond Creek Falls is an epic adventure nestled deep in the Cascade Mountains. The 3.0 mile trail starts at Salt Creek Falls, the 2nd highest waterfall in Oregon, past Lower Diamond Creek Falls to Diamond Creek Falls then we looped back down, through a fairly dense pine forest.

It’s certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map was created with your planning in mind. We’ve included where to stay, things to do in Oregon, where to eat and of course, where to find some of the very best Oregon Waterfalls.

Artistically designed limited edition while supplies last

oregon waterfall mapGet your map FREE map while supplies last. We invite you to come, stay, (water)fall in love with Oregon! Remember to order your FREE Oregon Waterfalls map while supplies last!

Submit your mailing address and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will put your free map in the mail today. In a rush (or live outside of the U.S. or Canada)? View a digital, clickable, version here right now.

Chasing Oregon Waterfalls

Our Chasing Waterfalls and Oregon Waterfall Wednesdays series continues. According to Northwest Waterfall Survey there are well over 1000 waterfalls in Oregon! We’ve set out to witness the beauty of as many as we can. We’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

You can chase Oregon Waterfalls with us by following our Pinterest and Facebook pages and the Chasing Waterfalls category on this blog.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Watch for updates as vaccinations are on the rise and mask restrictions may lift soon under guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

oregon waterfalls

Bucket List Vacation for Oregon Waterfall Lovers on this Waterfall Wednesday

With winter and spring come winter storms and snow pack melt, supplying Oregon scenic rivers the water needed to create our wildly beautiful and renowned waterfalls.

It’s certainly not too early to start planning your Oregon vacation that should involve chasing waterfalls. Our Oregon Trail of Waterfalls Map was created with your planning in mind. We included where to stay, things to do in Oregon, where to eat and of course, where to find some of the very best Oregon Waterfalls. We’ve a limited supply of maps left. View a digital, clickable, version here right now.

Oregon has more than 238 waterfalls across the state (and 1,000+ according to the Northwest Waterfalls Survey).You basically can’t drive more than 30-minutes without passing another waterfall! The Columbia River Gorge has close to 50 notable waterfalls alone… so which one(s) should you add to your list and where should you go? We’ve come up with a list of 66 must-see waterfalls (it’s really more like 80 since we grouped some together).

OREGON CASCADE WATERFALLS
Ramona Falls (W17): This shaded waterfall is in a forest along the Pacific Crest Trail on the upper Sandy River — on the west side of Mount Hood. The falls are about 120 feet tall, consisting of a wall of cascades. Click to learn more about Ramona Falls. Thinking of hiking there? Check out how these bloggers went about their trek.

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Tamanawas Falls (W18): Bring your binoculars and prepare to see a lot of birds and a stunning waterfall! The falls are AMAZING at 100 feet high and 40 feet wide. The trailhead footbridge is the midpoint of a 8-mile stretch of the East Fork of the Hood River hosting nesting Harlequin Ducks. Belted Kingfisher are common but it’s the songbirds you’re likely to remember long after they’ve sung their tunes.

Little Zig Zag River Falls (W19): One of Oregon’s hidden gems. A picturesque stream leads to a photogenic waterfall on this family-friendly trail; complete with a picnic table at the very start. It couldn’t be more perfect. If you go, read this first.

Yocum Falls (W20): This waterfall is right in the heart of the Mount Hood National Forest. It sits in Zigzag canyon with many waterfalls, including Little Zigzag River Falls and Ramona Falls. Want to hike there? Here’s how this couple did it.

Pencil Falls (W21): This glacier-fed waterfall is in the alpine area of Mount Hood Meadows. A small path leads to a great viewing.

Upper Heather Canyon Falls (W22): Where the Timberline Trail crosses Heather Creek, is thought to be one of the most scenic areas of Mount Hood. In Heather Canyon a series of waterfalls tumbles beneath this trail.

Umbrella Falls (W23): This popular and family-friendly waterfall is accessible from scenic hiking trails. Look up! You’ll see a chair lift too. Click here to read all about the hike.

White River Falls (W33): The waterfall is the main focus of the White River Falls State Park and for good reason — the scenic White River plunges 90-feet from a basalt shelf. It’s been written up in many books too, see the titles here.

Tamolitch Falls (W45): Follow the McKenzie river through the old growth forest to Tamolitch Falls, which flows into a lava formed Blue Pool, renowned for its iridescent blue coloring. Want to see it for yourself? Here’s what you need to know.

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Sahalie Falls (W46): Sahalie Falls, is the first and tallest of three waterfalls on the roaring McKenzie River. It plunges about 100 feet over a naturally formed lava dam. Here’s how to hike there.

Koosah Falls (W47): Koosah Falls, aka Middle Falls, is the second of the three major waterfalls of the McKenzie River, in the center of the Willamette National Forest. The waterfall plunges into a pool, south of Santiam Pass, a renowned 4,817-foot mountain pass in the Cascade Range. Visit with time to make the most of the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail and other nearby activities.

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CENTRAL AND EASTERN OREGON WATERFALLS
Hurricane Creek Falls (W24): Hurricane Creek Falls are located along granite and limestone cliffs and an incredible amount of wildflowers along the Hurricane Creek Trailhead at Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Falls Creek Falls (W25): This is one of the prettiest waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest! Come see three tiers of this waterfall drop 335-ft and decide for yourself.

BC Creek Falls (W26): Located near Wallowa State Park, BC Creek Falls (W26) lies within the Chief Joseph Mountain Trail, approximately an 8-mile out-and-back trail near Joseph. In less than 3-miles on the trail you’ll find two rivers and Wallowa Lake views, in addition to the falls. Click here to print a map to the trail.

Wallowa Falls (W27): Take Chief Joseph Trail to Wallowa Falls (and BC Falls – just a few miles away). Wallowa falls seems more like a long rapid but its location, nested in a deep gorge is beautiful. While in the area, check out the new Wallowa Falls Campground and enjoy a picnic with a view!

John Day River (W37): This is the longest un-dammed river in Oregon. The section between Service Creek and Tumwater Falls flows through a colorful canyons and beautiful terrain. Want to spend a few days exploring this area? You’ll find a 3-day itinerary here.

Steelhead Falls (W48): Formed a few million years ago, this Oregon waterfall is lined by colorful 25-foot cliffs. The fall drops into a deep canyon. It’s a popular go-to destination for swimming and cliff jumping.

Tumalo Falls (W53): Tumalo Falls is both the tallest, 89 feet, and most impressive waterfall along Tumalo Creek – as well as one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the vicinity of Bend. Learn more here.

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Benham Falls (W58): These are the largest falls on the upper Deschutes River. Unlike the other falls the area, Benham Falls is not related to a lava flow. It is a free-form cascade in its own right. Here’s how to hike there.

Fall River Falls (W59): A trail passes by historic cabin ruins and parallels the Fall River all the way to the falls. It’s a popular fly fishing spot.

McKay Crossing Falls (W60): This 23-foot waterfall plunges into a small canyon with several picture-ready viewpoints. Check out these photos.

Paulina Creek Falls (W61): This waterfall is known for its side-by-side drop of 80-feet that surrounds a small island at the edge of the cliff. Here’s where to get the best view.

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COLUMBIA GORGE WATERFALLS
Bridal Veil (W8): Hidden beneath the Historic Columbia River Highway, this small two-tiered waterfall is easy to reach. Make sure to check out the romantic messages carved into the handrails of the viewpoint. See part of the trail now.

Wiesendanger Falls (W9): Named after Forest Service Ranger, Albert Wiesendanger, the 55-foot falls are also known as Upper Multnomah Falls, Twanklaskie Falls, and Double Falls (the latter together with Ecola Falls). Learn more about Wiesendanger Falls here.

Ponytail Falls (W10): Ponytail Falls, also known as Upper Horsetail Falls, is on Horsetail Creek just above Horsetail Falls. This is one of the more popular waterfalls for professional photographers, for stunning pictures looking out from behind the falls. See a ‘behind’ shot.

Elowah Falls (W11): Elowah Falls drops 289 feet into an amphitheater of lava flows of millions of years ago. Please note: The trail to the bottom of Elowah Falls is closed until further notice due to a massive landslide that buried the trail and bridge across McCord Creek but you can still see Elowah Falls from the McCord Falls trail.

Wahclella Falls (W12): OregonHikers.org describes this fall as one of the more interesting falls in the Columbia River Gorge. It runs along Tanner Creek and features two drops.

Starvation Creek Falls (W13): This waterfall is an anomaly in that it’s a manmade waterfall! Highway crews created tunnel through the rock to divert Warren Creek here in the 2930s and solve an issue with the creek and the highway. The water shoots out from a long tunnel and, well, falls… creating Starvation Creek Falls. Read all about it!

Historic Columbia River Highway waterfalls — including Multnomah Falls, Horsetail Falls, Latourell Falls, and Wahkeena Falls; W14): You can tour the waterfalls that make up the Columbia River Gorge by car or on foot, but you won’t have the full-on spectacular experience unless you do both. Whatever you do, make sure to save time to see Multnomah Falls. It is the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest and more than 2 million visitors come each year to take in its view. Before you go, print this map of a waterfall tour loop on the Historic Columbia River Highway.

historic columbia river highway waterfalls

Ecola Falls (W15): Ecola Falls is the last major of the falls as you travel upstream on the Larch Mountain Trail. What does ecola mean? It’s the Chinook word for whale.

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OREGON COAST RANGE
Bridge Creek Falls (W5): This three tier fall has a 35-ft drop and is right near Highway 6 by the Footbridge Trailhead. Learn more.

Fern Rock Falls (W6): An understated and beautiful waterfall along Highway 6.

University Falls (W7): Located within an area that was devastated by one of the worst forest fires in Oregon’s history, this forest was rehabilitated, trees were planted (more than 70 million!) and the Tillamook State Forest began. University Falls is a 55-ft fall over a wall of basalt. Check out what this hiker had to say while on the quest to take the family holiday photo by the fall.

Green Peak Falls (W41): This is the second waterfall on the Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls Trail. First, you’ll see Alsea Falls. While most people tend to stop there, there’s a second waterfall, just as beautiful but larger, father ahead. Keep going, you’ll likely find a magical moment of solace and beauty.

Alsea Falls (W42): This is the namesake and the first of two cascades on the Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls Trail. It’s stunning, quick, and easy to reach. See some pics!

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Sweet Creek Falls (W49): Four tiered-plunges from varying heights cascade for about 70-feet, making an impressive multi-waterfall effect. Bring your camera!

Beaver Creek Falls (W50): If there were a meet cute for waterfalls, this would be it. Beaver Creek is a small waterfall where Beaver Creek and Sweet Creek meet and intertwine into one. Even the two names are movie-esque! Take a peek at some of the trail.

Lower Kentucky Falls (W51): The Kentucky Falls Trailhead has three falls. First comes Upper Kentucky Falls, then 2-miles later through an old growth forest you’ll see spectacular twin falls plunging 100 feet, they are: Lower Kentucky Falls and North Fork of the Smith Falls.

Upper Kentucky Falls (W52): The Upper Kentucky Falls is the first of three spectacular waterfalls on the Kentucky Falls Trailhead.

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SOUTHERN OREGON WATERFALLS
Umpqua River Highway Waterfalls (Susan Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls, Watson Falls, Toketee Falls, Clearwater Falls; W55):
You can tour all the waterfalls that make up the Umpqua River Highway Waterfalls while you picnic and hike or you can focus on the favorites we listed here. Your choice!

Diamond Creek Falls (W56): There’s a reason Diamond Creek Falls and its graceful cliffside drop is thought of as one of the prettiest waterfalls in Oregon. Come see for yourself!

Salt Creek Falls (W57): This is a popular stop for travelers on Highway-58. It’s also the second highest waterfall in Oregon. Get the insider’s scoop on the viewing platform.

Rogue River Gorge Falls (W63): At the head of the gorge you’ll find this waterfall, right where the river splits around volcanic rock. The view is stunning and made even better by the surrounding forest.

Prospect Waterfalls (Pearsony Falls, Barr Creek Falls, Prospect Falls, Mill Creek Falls; W64): This series of cascades follow the Rogue River just outside the town of Prospect. The river drops and ricochets until it hits a stretch of boulders.

southern oregon waterfalls

Klamath Falls (W66): Define waterfall? That’s what you might think when you see the falls of Klamath Falls. They’re more of a set of whitewater rapids. And yet, they’re beautiful and worth the trek.

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OREGON COAST WATERFALLS
Youngs River Falls (W1): Grab your bathing suit! This 50-foot waterfall is a popular swimming spot during the summer months.

Hug Point Falls (W3): This waterfall sits at a beach and is surrounded by several caves. It’s name has an interesting backstory too.

Blumenthal Falls (W4): This is one of the few waterfalls in the Northwest that you can see fall into the Pacific Ocean without needing any help from a boat, thank you.

Munson Creek Falls (W28): Whoa! This is the tallest waterfall in the Coast Range — tumbling 319 feet over several tiers. A small trail winds along the Munson Creek through an old-growth forest to find the base of the fall.

munson creek falls

Upton Falls (W29): Something fishy? Well, maybe fish-related at least. This fall was the upstream limit of migration for native fish but the falls have been altered to include a fish ladder and a dam to divert the water too. Read more on its history here. See spectacular photos here.

Drift Creek Falls (W34): The 240-foot suspension bridge (the longest in all of Oregon!) crosses the canyon beside the 8-ft falls, making this waterfall excursion unlike any other.

Rocky Creek Falls (W38): Pull off Highway 101 and you’re likely to see these easy-to-reach and easy-to-spot falls. They spill right into the Pacific Ocean. Get driving directions here.

Golden Falls (W54): Did you know that if you hike a little over a mile to the top of Golden Falls you can see a bird’s-eye view of the waterfall, firs, and cedars. That’s something to write home about! Golden Falls is the third tallest waterfall in the Oregon Coast Range.

Elk Creek Falls (W62): It may be last but it’s not least. Elk Creek Falls is the final of about a dozen significant waterfalls situated within the Elk Creek basin. It is also the only waterfall among those with easy or developed access of any kind. It’s made up of four tiers in a narrow and twisty canyon. Read this first-hand account of getting to Elk Creek.

Secret Beach Falls (W65): Shh… it’s called a secret because it’s hard to find but here’s the skinny. Tucked into the northern-most end where the Oregon Coast Trail squishes between the road and the overlook to Thunder Rock Cove, you’ll find a nearby trail that leads to a small beach with a waterfall. Use this to plan your trip.

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WILLAMETTE VALLEY WATERFALLS
Beaver Falls (W2): Beaver Falls spills from a lip of basalt into a turquoise-colored pool. Some say that if you come at the right time, you’ll see rainbows in the mist. The best part, if you’re on a mission to see many waterfalls, Beaver Falls is one you can spot from the road if you’d rather not walk the trail.

Willamette Falls (W16): This horseshoe-shaped block waterfall is created by a basalt shelf in the river bottom. It’s fall is 42 ft high and 1,500-ft -wide and set the record for being the largest waterfall by water volume in the Northwest and also for being the 18th largest by volume. Surrounding the falls are the locks, which are the oldest continuously operating multi-lift lock and canal system in all of the United States.

willamette falls

INSIDER TIP! If you want to see a boat go through the locks, call the lockmaster’s office at 503-656-3381 and they can tell you when boats are scheduled to go through. Click here to download information on the Willamette Falls Locks curated by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Learn even more through The Willamette Falls Heritage Foundation, whose on a mission to preserve and share stories of people and the power of the water at the great falls of the Willamette River.

Niagara Falls (W30) and Pheasant Creek Falls (W31): Follow the foliage then cross not one wooden bridge but FOUR — each with a magnificent view of two 100-ft waterfalls: Niagara Falls and Pheasant Creek Falls. Click here for more details and here for a trail map.

Scotts Mills Falls (W32): Scotts Mills Falls is a small fall with big popularity. It sits at the site of a former flour mill and cascades through a rocky cliff into the large swimming hole.

Falls City Falls (W35): Falls City Falls are at the center of Falls City. In fact, Falls City is named after the falls. In the past, this was a lumbermill town.

Trail of Ten Falls at Silver Falls State Park (W36): This is Oregon’s largest State Park, coming in at 9,000-acres. It also has one of the most impressive waterfall day-hikes in the United States! Well, there are at least 10 spectacular falls within this 7.8 mile-loop. Here’s what you need to know before you go.

Parker Creek Falls (W39): To see Parker Falls you’ll need to work your way through the Parker Falls Trail. The rewards are huge! You’ll see a series of waterfalls, pools and cascades nestled in a forest of Douglas fir. Get more specifics here.

Alder Creek Falls (W40): Just east of Sweethome, Alder Creek Falls is on the way to Marys Peak, a must-see destination and the highest point in Oregon’s Coast Range. Download a Marys Peak Trail Guide here.

Royal Terrace Falls (W43): Royal Terrace Falls is the biggest of the four falls at McDowell Creek Falls Park though it’s also the lowest-volume. A sign nailed to a nearby tree says the falls drop 119 feet. The falls happen where Fall Creek drops over the valley into a whimsical stair-step type of display that also allow for an experiential component.

Majestic Falls (W44): This 39-ft waterfall is arguably the most beautiful of McDowell Creek Park. There are staircases with nearly 70 steps that let you explore the cascading waterfall from different vantage points.

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NEXT: Click on each image below to create your own epic Oregon road trip! Click here to view a digital map with interactive links.

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The Oregon trail of Waterfalls represents countless hours, many sketches, and endless conversations to help make your next Oregon road trip one to remember. We look forward to seeing you soon!


POPULAR QUESTIONS ABOUT OREGON WATERFALLS 

What is the largest waterfall in Oregon?
Multnomah Falls is the largest waterfall in Oregon. More specifically, it’s the tallest waterfall in Oregon, measuring 611-ft.

How many waterfalls are there in Oregon?
There are at least 238 waterfalls in the state of Oregon. The Northwest Waterfalls Survey estimates more than 1,000.

How many waterfalls are in Silver Falls State Park in Oregon?
There are a total of 17 waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. In fact, the Trail of Ten Falls loop will take you above, around, and even behind 4 of the 10 waterfalls.

Did we miss any must-see Oregon waterfalls? Please let us know!

36 hours

36 Hours in Oregon –
What to See, Do, Eat and Where to Stay

Where in Oregon would you go if you only had 36 hours? What would you do? See? Eat? Where would you stay? The innkeepers with the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have offered suggestions to make your day-and-a-half Oregon adventure worth every second! Check out these insider tips below.

36 Hours in Newberg

Where to Eat Lunch in Newberg
Red Hills Market – This is a great stop for coffee and espresso drinks and our favorite pizza spot, they also have great sandwiches, salads, and cookies, say the innkeepers at The DreamGiver’s Inn in Newberg. We also like The Horse Radish. It’s a cool lunch spot in downtown Carlton with a great Northwestern menu. The people are friendly and the food is excellent. The Newbergundian Bistro offers a casual atmosphere with great service, and has great food. It offers everything from burgers and fish ‘n chips to steak and pasta entrees and also has vegetarian options, say the innkeepers at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast in Newberg, who are also fans of the Forage Café. Set in a beautiful craftsman cottage, Forage offers wood-fired pizzas and Italian dishes that give you a bit more of an upscale experience at lunch time – perfect in between wine tastings.

Where to Eat Dinner in Newberg
Recipe Neighborhood Kitchen – The service is excellent and the menu varies with the seasons. It has a very cool Northwest theme that’s prepared and presented in excellent fashion. We also love the Joel Palmer House in Dayton. Chef Chris works hard to source local, unique, even rare, foods. He artfully prepares each dish, for a great presentation, and they’re served by his excellent service team, per the innkeepers at The DreamGiver’s Inn. The restaurant has developed a following for its mushroom cuisine.

The Painted Lady is a special dining experience offering 8-course prix fixe meal in a beautiful refurbished Victorian home. Rosmarino Osteria Italiana is a fine dining restaurant with an exciting, entertainer of a chef. So dining here is another experience that we love and guests love. Plus you get awesome, Northern Italian family recipes, per the innkeepers at Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast.

Things to Do in Newberg
If you only have 36 hours, make sure to go wine tasting! Newberg is in the Willamette Wine Valley and home to two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards. There are nearly 700 wineries in the area! There are 100-wineries alone within 20-minutes from Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast. Some of the innkeepers favorite wienries in Newberg include: Natalie’s Estate offering more Big Red Wines so it differs from a lot of the wineries mainly offering Pinot Noirs. Eminent Domaine is another small winery focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with wonderful views. And all the wine tasting rooms in downtown Newberg are a great way to taste the wine, explore the eateries, and shop local.

Get an appointment with Beckham Family Vineyards in Sherwood. You can taste their excellent wines and learn about aging Pinot Noir in jars of clay.

Schedule a grand tour of the Carabella Vineyard in Wilsonville. You can experience their excellent wines as you stroll down the hill through the vineyard to the tasting room. Learn from the winemaker himself, about the geology, geography, history and formation of our growing region here in the north Willamette Valley.

Visit the Aurora Colony Vineyards & Winery in Aurora. Here you’ll experience the comfortable, cozy indoor seating or sit outside on the patio next to the beautiful pond and waterfall. To go with their excellent wines, they also have a great little restaurant featuring small plates that’s open till 8 pm, most nights.

Cozy up at the 99W Drive-In movie theater, weather-permitting, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There are only three remaining drive-in movie theaters in Oregon. This one has been in operation since 1953.

The Chehalem Cultural Center offers a look at Oregon’s history as well as the work of emerging local artists. Music and events happen all year long offering locals and tourists a great community locale to immerse in local culture.

There are many museums and other attractions such as Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, End of the Oregon Trail Museum in Oregon City (until it reopens, enjoy its digital content online), etc.

Best Waterfalls in Newberg or Near Newberg
The Multnomah Falls are a group of absolutely stunning waterfalls. They’re a short drive up the Columbia River Gorge. Ask your innkeeper for must-see destinations off the beaten path!

Silver Falls State Park – 10 waterfalls in over 8 miles, several that you can walk behind and get some waterfall mist on your face.

Where to Stay in Newberg
The DreamGiver’s Inn: Kevin and Mary are the owners and operators and live onsite. They make every effort to personally see to the comfort of all guests. The house is big with a distinct, classic, wine country, farm theme. There are many places to hang out and relax, a cozy library, fireside room, several outdoor decks with valley and mountain views.  The inn produces much of its own food. The baked goods are made from scratch. Most breakfasts are served farm to table. Kevin and Mary also provide suggestions and arrangements to some of the best wineries and restaurants in Newberg. Kevin has lived in the area his whole life. He’s seen the wine industry develop over the last five decades. For those who are interested, he has many stories and history to share. Come relax and have a glass of wine on the front deck, which overlooks the vineyard and offers a grand view of the Willamette Valley.

Chehalem Ridge Bed and Breakfast: Our outstanding view of Newberg, 1000 feet up in the sky, is not to be missed! We have private decks from four of our five rooms, in which to enjoy the panoramic view. We also offer a daily three-course gourmet breakfast, different every day, created by Chef Kristin, who owns the B&B. We make it our business to know everything about wine country (and even the surrounding area like coastal day trips, Portland excursions, and Gorge and Mt Hood adventuring) so we can give the most up to date, relative info to our wonderfully curious guests. We pride ourselves on our concierge-style, friendly service.

36 Hours in McMinnville

Where to Eat Lunch in McMinnville
Community Plate – We love the healthy and vegetarian-friendly options at this upbeat, family-owned cafe. It serves American breakfast and lunch classics, plus beer, wine and cocktails. And it’s a favorite among the locals, say the innkeepers at A’ Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast in McMinnville. The Crescent Cafe is another beloved local spot. It offers hearty comfort food that’s made from scratch. Nick’s Italian Cafe is also extremely popular for its homey Italian fare, featuring pasta, wood-fired pizza and a brick-walled bar with a pool table.

Where to Eat Dinner in McMinnville
La Rambla is a great Spanish tapas and paella place and fun for sharing lots of small plates, great food, and cocktails. It also has an extensive wine list. Pizza Capo has an arancini to die for as well as a seasonal burrata salad that just melts in your mouth. The pizzas are wood-fired artisan. Pura Vida Cocina offers great Latin American dishes, like fried avocado and salmon ceviche. It uses really fresh ingredients and has great margaritas too, per the innkeepers at A’ Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast.

Things to Do in McMinnville
Wine and Beer tasting is big here. If you only have 36 hours, check out the several tasting rooms and tap houses on Third Street from which to choose. We love the R. Stuart Taste of Place wine tasting, say the innkeepers at A’ Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast. R. Stuart takes you through their single vineyard bottlings and exposes you to various terroirs. It helps to understand the true soil, sun, wind, elevation, etc. of many of the special vineyards.

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum – home of the Spruce Goose, the largest wooden airplane ever constructed. This aviation museum in McMinnville also has the Hughes H-4 Hercules and more than fifty military and civilian aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and spacecraft.

Miller Woods Conservatory Area has several great hiking trails of varying length and difficulty.

McMinnville Farmer’s Market is a must for fresh, local, fruits and veggies. It’s open on Thursdays from 12 to 6 p, May – October.

Best Waterfalls in McMinnville or Near McMinnville
Baker Creek Falls is located off Baker Creek Road on the north of Slide Mountain. It’s five miles upstream from Ed Grenfell Park and the Miller Woods Conservatory.

Where to Stay in McMinnville
A’ Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast is just a 6-minute walk to McMinnville’s historic downtown Third Street and its popular eateries, boutique shops, beer and wine tastings. The B&B is also between a 10 to 45-minute drive from more than 675 wineries throughout Willamette Valley. A’Tuscan Estate has been in business for 20+ years and has been ranked #1 in McMinnville by TripAdvisor for several years in a row!

36 Hours in Port Orford

Where to Eat Lunch in Port Orford
Tasty Kate’s is a wonderful grab ’n go place with exceptional food. It’s set in a colorful cottage and filled with artsy accents. Crazy Norwegians is known for its fish ’n chips and chowder; they even have tuna fishy chips, say the innkeepers at WildSpring Guest Habitat in Port Orford.

Where to Eat Dinner in Port Orford
Redfish
has modern French-inspired seafood dishes in an upscale-casual eatery with jaw-dropping ocean views and a patio. Check the days and hours before you go. Griff’s on the Dock is a shack that is literally on the port dock of the WildSpring Guest Habitat. It has great fish ’n chips, seasonal whole crabs, and other seafood.

Things to Do in Port Orford
Walk around the Port Orford Heads. This coastal state park has amazing views and a rich wartime history. The views from the Headland Trail extend north toward the Cape Blanco Lighthouse and south to Port Orford and Humbug Mountain. Take the Tower Trail to the historical location of the observation tower (removed when the station was decommissioned). During World War II, lookouts watched for enemy aircraft, ships and submarines.

Go fishing, see wildlife or enjoy gliding across the waterways of the banana belt coast of Oregon with an ocean tour by Dave Lacey and team at South Coast Tours.

Best Waterfalls in Port Orford or Near Port Orford
Elk Creek Falls
is the final of about a dozen significant waterfalls situated within the Elk Creek basin. It is also the only waterfall among those with easy or developed access of any kind. It’s made up of four tiers in a narrow and twisty canyon. Secret Beach Falls is tucked into the northern-most end where the Oregon Coast Trail squishes between the road and the overlook to Thunder Rock Cove, you’ll find a nearby trail that leads to a small beach with a waterfall.

Where to Stay in Port Orford
WildSpring Guest Habitat sits on 5-acres overlooking the ocean, offering comfortable luxury in a quiet, naturally beautiful second-growth forest. The B&Bs offers cabins instead of rooms, built like small homes and filled with art and antiques. Guests tell us they feel like honored guests in a private estate. You’ll feel like you’re on another planet!

36 Hours in Carlton
36 Hours in Yamhill

Where to Eat Lunch in Carlton/Where to Eat Lunch in Yamhill
The Larson House in Carlton has great paninis, sandwiches, and pizza. Beloved Children’s book author, Beverly Cleary, an author of children’s books like the Ramona Quimby series, lived in Yamhill and is represented by a prominent mural on one wall. Lago de Chapala, a small family-run restaurant, serves authentic Mexican fare and amazing margaritas in Yamhill (and has another location in Newberg). We like the chalupa served with guacamole, sour cream, rice and beans. You also receive complimentary chips and salsa (mild or hot), say the innkeepers at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in Yamhill-Carlton. Carlton Corners has great hamburgers (don’t be surprised by the big knife that is sticking out of the burger when it is served), a four-sampler beer tray, and interesting signs on the wall. You can also get food-to-go and gas for your car. Plus, you can bring your pooch. Carlton Corners allows pets to dine with you outside. The restaurant is just a 5-minute walk from the R.R. Thompson House, a historic bed and breakfast in Carlton. Barrel 47 has a Southwest chicken salad and chicken strips with shoestring fries that are wonderful. This restaurant is situated inside an old bank.

Where to Eat Dinner in Carlton/Where to Eat Dinner in Yamhill
Cuvee serves French cuisine in a small, intimate, setting where you are likely to meet the owner and chef. Earth and Sea is in the old Carlton Firehouse. The big doors that opened to accommodate fire engines were replaced by equally large doors, which remain open when the weather is right. They serve locally sourced and sustainable food. Most of their wines are from stellar local wineries whose production levels are so small you won’t ever see outside of Oregon. The steaks and fish, as well as oysters in the half shell are very popular, say the innkeepers at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast and R.R. Thompson House. The Horse Radish is an offbeat storefront nook that serves sandwiches, artisanal cheese plates, local wines and beers. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining. The innkeepers at R.R. Thompson House and Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast had only the highest recommendations for Horse Radish — for both, lunch and dinner.

Things to Do in Carlton/Things to Do in Yamhill
Definitely visit several wineries if you only have 36 hours. Yamhill-Carlton is known for all the wineries and wine tasting. Many have fantastic views and storied pasts. The Southern Pacific Railroad Depot is now the Ken Wright Cellars tasting room. The Carlton Grain Elevator was remodeled and is the home of Flaneur Wines. Make time to visit the Carlton Winemakers Studio, it’s the first cooperative winery in the U.S. It was built in 2002 and houses 16 wineries. The eco-friendly building used recycled materials and lots windows for lighting. They rotate the wines in the tasting room.

Take a self-guided Carlton Historical Tour, a walking tour of 27-historical sites. Browse the tour now on this app. Are you sure you only have 36 hours? You might want to extend your stay!

Hike the Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey and walk through the woods of this Trappist monastery.

Follow the paved path to the Erratic Rock State Natural Site where you can visit a 90-ton rock that was deposited during an Ice Age flood. Bring your camera! There’s a commanding view of Yamhill County.

In nearby McMinnville, the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum – home of the Spruce Goose, the largest wooden airplane ever constructed. This aviation museum in McMinnville also has the Hughes H-4 Hercules and more than fifty military and civilian aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and spacecraft. Additionally, McMinnville also has a self-guided walking art walk and a McMinnville self-guided historic building walk.

Best Waterfall in Carlton or Near Yamhill
Silver Falls State Park
is breathtaking and has ten waterfalls. The different trails can accommodate hiking, horses, bicycle, mountain bikes and pets on leash. You can picnic and enjoy the scenery.

Where to Stay in Carlton/Where to Stay in Yamhill
Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in Yamhill sits atop a hill with spectacular views down the valley to Mary’s Peak in Corvallis (50 miles away), the Oregon Coast Range and is surrounded by vineyards. The B&B is is equal distance from Yamhill and Carlton. We serve grape juice for breakfast made with the grapes grown on the property, “wine before its time,” explain the innkeepers. Guests also receive a vineyard tour “Vineyard Practices -101” where they can learn about the various activities throughout the growing season. This B&B grows its own Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and White Riesling.

R.R. Thompson House in Carlton is the just three blocks from Main Street and the perfect home base to walk the town of Carlton. The B&B is within easy walking distance of all of the wineries, restaurants, and shops in town.

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36 Hours in Mount Hood

Where to Eat Lunch in Mount Hood
Apple Valley BBQ (just two-blocks from the Old Parkdale Inn) has great Northwest style BBQ in the heart of the Upper Hood River Valley. In addition to the BBQ, the sides are great, the specials are great. They’re just great folks, say the innkeepers. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining, as well as pick up orders to-go.

Where to Eat Dinner in Mount Hood
Solera Brewery, across the street from the Old Parkdale Inn, specializes in creating unique, one of a kind beers in small batches. The Hedonist IPA is a local’s favorite, and is the only beer available on draft year round. The taplist changes regularly though the stunning view of Mount Hood remains unchanged. Grateful Vineyard is home to brewed beer, ciders and wine, as well as great pizzas and an amazing view of Mount Hood. Are you sure you only have 36 hours? You might want to extend your stay so you can savor all the incredible foods!

Things to Do in Mount Hood
The first thing to do if you only have 36 hours is to head to the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a scenic 35-mile driving tour through the scenic Hood River Valley, past fruit stands, family farms, and wineries.

Follow the steps of pioneers. Head to the Historic Barlow Road and see a replica of the old tollgate between mileposts 44 and 45 in Rhododendron. This is where pioneers had to pay $5 to cross. You’ll can also see the Laurel Hill Chute, a vertical area where settlers lowered their wagons.

Head to the Mt Hood National Forest and take a dip in Trillium Lake, a popular place to cool off that offers spectacular views of Oregon’s highest point, Mt. Hood.

Visit the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum. The museum tells the history of skiing, snowboarding, and early days of Mt. Hood. Make times to peruse the Mt. Hood Gallery, which includes an interactive 3D mountain model, a unique exhibit on the evolution of skiing at Mt Hood, and a miniature replica of a fire lookout.

Best Waterfalls in Mount Hood or Near Mount Hood
Tamanawas Falls are amazing at 100 feet high and 40 feet wide. The trailhead footbridge is the midpoint of a 8-mile stretch of the East Fork of the Hood River hosting nesting Harlequin Ducks. Belted Kingfisher are common but it’s the songbirds you’re likely to remember long after they’ve sung their tunes. The trailhead is only 9-miles from the Old Parkdale Inn.

Where to Stay in Mount Hood
Old Parkdale Inn: Location! Location! Location! The Hood River Fruit Loop is located in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood offers you a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, and food. Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snowboarding, biking and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound.

36 Hours in Joseph

Where to Eat Lunch in Joseph
The Dog Spot is a unique boutique-cafe combo. The chef is excellent and has created an eclectic fusion menu. The shop features a curated line of clothing, accessories, home goods, and pet essentials with a focus on vendors from the Pacific and Inland Northwest. Indoor and outdoor seating is available; pets are welcome for outdoor seating during summer months, per the innkeepers at the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph.

Where to Eat Dinner in Joseph
Terminal Gravity in Enterprise, just 10-minutes from Joseph, is a local brewpub with tasty American eats in a rustic setting with outdoor picnic tables. The Gold Room, 3 to 4-blocks from the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph, has excellent wood-fired pizza as well as signature cocktails. The Embers Brew House has a nice garden to sit in and occasional live music. It’s renowned for having the largest selection of micro-brews in Eastern Oregon.

Things to Do in Joseph
If you only have 36 hours, you’ll want to take a stroll down Main Street beginning on the north end. Heading south you can visit unique shops, galleries, and eateries along the way. Continue south through town to the very end of Main Street and you will arrive at the Iwetemlaykin State Park Heritage Site. As you gain a little elevation you’ll possibly see on a clear day The Seven Devils mountain range in Idaho. From there continue south to the shores of Wallowa Lake and Chief Joseph’s monument.

Wallowa Lake is a ribbon lake 1-mile south of Joseph. It’s located between the south end of a scenic glacial lake and the towering peaks of the Wallowa Mountains. There is a large day-use area along the lake that features a beach, fishing spots, and picnic tables. The park continues a mile upriver at Little Alps day-use area, which also offers picnicking along the river and access to the Wallowa Lake Trailhead, the gateway to the Eagle Cap Wilderness Area.

Zumwalt Prairie has the largest remaining areas of Pacific Northwest bunchgrass prairie in North America. The narrow trails lead to great sightings of hawks, eagles and other wildlife. How many eagles will you see in 36 hours?

Best Waterfalls in Joseph or Near Joseph
BC Creek Falls
lies within the Chief Joseph Mountain Trail, approximately an 8-mile out-and-back trail near Joseph. In less than 3-miles on the trail you’ll find two rivers and Wallowa Lake views, in addition to the falls. Click here to print a map to the trail. Also, Wallowa Falls, seems more like a long rapid than a fall but its location, nested in a deep gorge is beautiful. While in the area, check out the new Wallowa Falls Campground and enjoy a picnic with a view!

Where to Stay in Joseph
Relax on the front porch any time of the day or enjoy a round of bocce ball on the regulation size court at Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast in Joseph. The view from the breakfast room is spectacular. The laid back, inviting atmosphere, will make you want to stay forever; what 36 hours?

36 Hours in Monmouth

Where to Eat Lunch in Monmouth
One of the top lunch spots is Koyotes Tacos – best street tacos in town! The food is reasonably priced and it’s just one block from its Main Street location to MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast (and Events Center). Many guests choose to get their food to-go and return to the B&B’s courtyard, per the innkeepers, who urge guests to also pop by the Carnivale Donut Bar Truck on their walk. Craft Bar West is funky and fun. It even boasts a Hobbit Hole! From sandwiches, soup and delicious cocktails to actual CRAFTING opportunities (make a sign to take home with you) – enjoy the atmosphere and tasty lunch items, per the innkeepers at MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast (and Events Center) in Monmouth.

Where to Eat Dinner in Monmouth
Crush Wine Bar is owned by a good friend of the innkeepers of MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast (and Events Center). Crush has a HUGE wine list and great beers/ciders on tap. We recommend the steak or shrimp risotto and you MUST start your meal off with the spinach artichoke dip, say the innkeepers. Need something lighter?Try their delicious charcuterie board or have the innkeepers pick it up for you and have it waiting at the B&B. Dry Town Tap Station has a casual and relaxing vibe and got its name because Monmouth used to be a dry town up until 2002. You can enjoy a pint, dinner from their eclectic food truck with revolving menu, and also jam out to live music most Friday and Saturday nights in the summer; you’ll find plenty of outdoor seating!

Things to Do in Monmouth
If you only have 36 hours, you’ll want to head to Baskett Slough, a National Wildlife Refuge that provides a home for threatened and endangered species, stopovers for migratory birds, and trails for visiting. With an easy walk (kid-friendly!) you can spot wildlife, wildflowers and beautiful vistas of the Willamette Valley.

Western Oregon University is only a block from MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast (and Events Center) and the innkeepers highly recommend visitors take a stroll. There’s lots of history, a pretty campus, and many wonderful events take place on campus!

The other must-do in Monmouth is wine tasting. The innkeepers at MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast (and Events Center) have some of their favorites to recommend based on your wine preferences, views, things you can do at the winery, and some colorful and fun winery owners! Many also offer a delicious food menu, like wood-fired pizzas, so you can have dinner/lunch with your tasting. Others have music, yoga, or other fun activities you can enjoy while tasting! And our friends at Crush Wine Bar do joinable and private tours to help you get from point A to B.

Best Waterfalls in Monmouth or Near Monmouth
Silver Falls State Park
– While it’s about an hour’s drive (to Sublimity) it’s worth it! The falls offer stunning views, fun hikes, and lots to experience with its 10 waterfalls in over 8 miles, several that you can walk behind and get some waterfall mist on your face.

Where to Stay in Monmouth
MaMere’s Bed and Breakfast (and Events Center) is set in the Historic Howell House. Built in 1891, the B&B has all the charm you would expect from a house built 130 years ago. It’s conveniently located a block from Western Oregon University, close to many amazing wineries, and centrally located for day trips to Portland, Oregon Coast, Salem and more!

36 Hours in Roseburg

Where to Eat Lunch in Roseburg
Brix Grill in historic old town Roseburg is is consistently good. It’s a stylish eatery, full of locals, has a large variety, and great service, say the innkeepers at C.H. Bailey House in Roseburg. Lighthouse Center Bakery is vegan and people drive for miles to eat there. No matter what day you go, it is always busy, but service is great and it never seems overcrowded. The food is great, the place is beautiful, and the outdoor seating is lovely.

Where to Eat Dinner in Roseburg
True Kitchen + Bar is intimate, beautifully decorate, and offers refined Northwest dinners, cocktails and wine. The desserts are amazing, per C.H. Bailey House. The Parrott House, set inside a restored historic home from 1891 has upscale dining, great drinks, a wonderful setting and atmosphere, and a fun Bourbon Bar.

Things to Do in Roseburg
If you only have 36 hours, you’ll want to go wine tasting! There are 30 wine tasting rooms and eight local breweries. Try Abacela Winery. Their wine is award winning, but even if everyone in your party doesn’t drink, the walk through the vineyards to the gazebo on a hill is great exercise and provides a wonderful place for respite and views. If you take a bottle of wine and some glasses with you, it’s even better.

Make sure to leave enough time for the Wildlife Safari in Winston. The Safari is known for it’s known for its cheetah breeding program and fun experiences, like having an elephant paint a picture for you.

Best Waterfalls in Roseburg or Near Roseburg
There are so many waterfalls in the Umpqua Valley, but unfortunately with the fires in 2020 and 2021, many waterfalls are not currently accessible. One of our favorites, that still can be visited (and we often hike to it on Christmas Day), is Wolf Creek Falls. It’s a two tier waterfall located on the west side of the Umpqua National Forest. You’ll find it where rivers of the forest create several waterfalls; Cavitt Creek Falls, and Shadow Falls are within five miles of Wolf Creek.

Where to Stay in Roseburg
C.H. Bailey House is a one-bedroom bungalow, tastefully furnished with full amenities, luxurious linens, complimentary local wine and beer, breakfast, and fresh flowers in Roseburg. A guest once said the innkeepers provide, “Culture and class in rural Oregon.”

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Watch for updates as mask restrictions may lift soon under guidance from the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns will continue to do everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.