I wonder if the Goonies had Mr.Kimble as their kindergarten teacher?
After mom and I left Ecola State Park, we drove the 22 miles north up the coast to Astoria, Oregon. Astoria has that shabby chic kind of charm to it; which makes sense as it is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. The landscape is dominated by hundreds of Victorian homes clinging to steep wooded hillsides, and remnants of Astoria’s fishing industry past are still present near its wharf at the mouth of the Columbia River.
We arrived in Astoria at lunch time, and ate at Bridgewater Bistro down at the wharf. I had to have my fish n’ chips of course! It was delicious!
After lunch we drove around Astoria visiting all the famous tourist sites. Such as the elementary school where Kindergarten Cop was filmed and the house used in The Goonies.
After our short trip to Astoria, we headed back to Portland to spend some time with Pat and Mariann! And mom got her homemade Thanksgiving dinner she missed last year. Mariann is an amazing cook!
Monday was our last day in Portland and we only had until lunch time to explore the area. We decided to head to Multnomah Falls which is about 30 min east of Portland. And what a beautiful site that is! Wow. Words can not do Multnomah Falls justice.
In 1915 the Columbia River Highway was opened for travelers to get from Portland to Hood River. And this road also allowed tourists to visit Multnomah Falls, and a roadside inn stood at the base for visitors to stay. And this lodge still exists there today, though it functions just as a restaurant now. Mom and I ate lunch here after seeing the waterfalls before we headed to the airport. If you are ever in Portland, Multnomah Falls is a must! I never realized how close this was to Portland. And Astoria is another great day trip to do from Portland.
Here, are a few photos of downtown Portland that mom and I stopped at before heading to Cannon Beach at the beginning of our trip. 🙂