Sunday, March 27, 2011

Crown Point Vista House (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon

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When I visit the waterfalls, I like driving on I-84 past Multnomah Falls, and then backtracking on the old highway to end at Crown Point Vista House because it is the perfect spot to look back over the Columbia River Gorge. Of course, the view is much bluer and greener during the summer, but I still think it's pretty impressive nonetheless.

We briefly went inside the Vista House.






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The grey skies cast a lovely glow inside.




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Afterward, we stopped off for a late afternoon snack, where I ate the best banana creme pie ever. Ever! It was so good that I insisted we return two days later with several other people so we could try eight kinds of pie. Eight! But you'll have to wait for that post because I still had to go back home for dinner with my parents, and then the next day was an epic 1 pub, 2 wineries, 3 cocktail bars, 1 tapas bar, and 1 tea house.

All Oregon posts can be found with the tag Series: Oregon, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
I'm Coming Home
Bunk Sandwiches - Portland - Oregon
Horsetail Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Multnomah Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Wahkeena Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Bridal Veil Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Shepperd's Dell Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Latourell Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Crown Point Vista House (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon 
Nai Xao Xa Cuon Banh Trang (Vietnamese Sauteed Lemongrass Venison Rice Paper Rolls)

Crown Point Vista House
40700 Historic Columbia River Highway
Corbett, OR 97019
503-695-2230
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*****
1 year ago today, Basque family-style dining at Centro Basco Restaurant - Chino.
2 years ago today, MidnightMare Apparel fashion show at Project Ethos Presents: Culture Shock.
3 years ago today, Boiling Crab redux - Alhambra.
4 years ago today, step two of how to start quilting. Assembling your quilt: Measuring margins, ironing, and piecing.

2 comments:

  1. hi wc - i love your photos of vista house. that is such a beautiful viewpoint. i remember the wind whipping so strongly during our visit. our faces felt like they were frozen!

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  2. CC,
    Thanks. I always like to end here just for the view. It is awfully cold in the middle of winter though!

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