Rowena Crest – From Portland follow the Columbia River East about an hour and half. Just park and enjoy the scenery. This is a popular photo site for the iconic hairpin curves along the road on the way up. For a better view you can take the optional hike which is about one to two hours round trip.
3 Best Waterfalls just outside Portland
No hike needed – Just park your car and enjoy
This specific shot is facing West away from the sunrise. This is a time-lapse taken with a Moza Air gimbal programmed to move tiny little increments every few seconds to make this pan left to right. I used my dad’s old Canon 60D from 2006 for this. Love when low fog behaves like water in time-lapse.
This relaxing park connects over 20 miles of nature trails
With tons of great hiking nearby this is also a convenient pit stop for a picnic or just to chill with friends
This specific shot is facing West away from the sunrise. It was a foggy morning and got lucky with these low cloud shots. Awesome =’)
Haystack Rock is a popular tourist attraction made more famous from the 1980’s film The Goonies
*ATTENTION – For this specific easy tour make sure you park at the South Falls Day Use entrance
All hikes are different and these 3 gave me the most challenge so far (which is not much 😅)
Bored? Lazy? These waterfalls near Portland are super easy with very little hiking needed. Enjoy!