There’s a few different stories out there about Multnomah Falls, being a cascading waterfall that’s not too far from Portland, Oregon. Many travelers claim that a young man had fallen in love with a strikingly beautiful princess and created Multnomah Falls so that potential bride would have an awesome place to have a bath.
Many other people claim that a young man from Multnomah tribe dove from the cliff to appease the Great Spirit in order to save her own community from a relentless plague. And, in the wake of the young woman’s valiant sacrifice, Multnomah Falls became a robust waterfall which flowed ceaselessly in her own honor.
It’s not really suprising that there so many stories (or legends) associated with Multnomah Falls. This tall, misty, two-tier waterfall looks like it actually belongs at the base of an enchanted castle. Visitors can actually view the waterfall from many different vantage points, which includes a bridge that allows for a stunning view of the upper and lower portions of the waterfall.
Multnomah Falls is also a unique among Western waterfalls, as it is constantly replenished by an underground spring that keeps the water flowing all year long. You can even visit Multnomah Falls 365 days a year if you really wanted to, and see the thundering waterfall every single day if you wanted to.
Multnomah Falls also features a historic lodge which has been converted right into a restaurant which serves delectable Pacific Northwest inspired dishes which includes salmon filets, and a gift shop which sells Oregon themed merchandise.
The Multnomah Falls Lodge was originally built in 1925 and much of the original ruette charm is still intact to this day. Tourists can stop at the Multnomah Falls Lodge if they really want to for an expresso prior to embarking onto the demanding 6-mile power hike up Larch Mountain to the top of Multnomah Falls. Visitors can also sip a cappuccino on a bench outside of the Multnomah Falls Lodge, and simply enjoy the breathtaking sight of a cascading waterfall in the distance.
via Unusual Places