It rained hard on Thanksgiving here in Portland. In fact, it was a decidedly un-Portland-like rain that drummed on the skylights and on the deck all day long.
That made it all the more wonderful to wake up the next morning to blue skies and sun. The weather was so remarkable that we quickly scrapped our plans to visit the Portland Art Museum (we’ll do that another day) and decided to head to the Columbia River Gorge (“the gorge” to people from around here) instead.
Our first stop, and oddly, the only one where I took any pictures, was the Vista House at Crown Point.
Even though the sun had been shining in Portland (really!) the skies above the gorge were grey. Of course, it was still beautiful.
The rest of the day was equally lovely, with stops at Bridal Veil and Multnomah Falls on the way to Hood River. Our Maine visitors were delighted to have been able to see a part of Oregon they had not seen before and we were happy to be with them as they saw it.