If you're looking for a relaxing place to eat and enjoy beautiful fall colors in Oregon, look no further than the Multnomah Falls Lodge. The historic lodge was built in 1925 and is especially quite magical during the fall season.
Lumber baron and philanthropist, Simon Benson donated the land that the falls sat upon, and funding for construction of the Benson Bridge. The bridge, constructed in 1914, allows visitors to cross over the lower falls and continue their paved trail journey to the viewing platform at the top.
In recent years, there have been some setbacks that have prevented visitors from even hiking the trail. First, the destruction of the Eagle Creek Fire made it impossible to visit, and most recently the area has been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
And just in time for autumn, as of October 5th, 2020, the Multnomah Falls Lodge is once again open to visitors.
From Multnomah Falls Lodge:
The Northwest Cuisine in the Trailside Grill that you’ve loved over the years is back inside the Historic Multnomah Falls Lodge. Come and enjoy our Executive Chef’s new Winter Menu next to the historic stone fireplace in the Great Room, or enjoy a full view of the beautiful forest and peaks of the incredible Multnomah Falls in our atrium-style Falls dining room.
We have been working hard on the new Winter Menu and we’re sure you’ll love it. We have also reconfigured our historic dining rooms to create a comfortable, safe and socially-distanced experience.
In addition to the reopening of the Trailside Grill, our Gift Shop remains open for that perfect souvenir, and our Snack Bar and our Espresso stand remain open for a quick treat or a delicious coffee drink.
We hope you will continue to practice social distancing guidelines while visiting Multnomah Falls and the Historic Lodge. Your cooperation will ensure the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest remains open & safe!
Located at the base of the tallest waterfall in Oregon, Multnomah Falls, guests will not be disappointed while thoroughly enjoying the scenic fall foliage through the tall windows at Trailside Grill.
The restaurant offers fresh salads, salmon, fish & chips, mouthwatering burgers, and more. The Trailside Burger includes a juicy 1/3lbs natural beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and your choice of 5 sauces on a delightfully soft toasted bun.
Right now you will want to make sure and check out their fall menu, featuring a pimento grilled cheese sandwich with a hearty bowl of creamy tomato soup.
...And who could pass up a delicious Oregon Marionberry or Hazlenut milkshake?
And as always, Multnomah Falls is an exceptional place to explore. Right now is the perfect time for a hike. As Multnomah Falls is one of the most popular destinations in Oregon, make sure and visit mid-week or early in the morning if you are trying to beat the crowds. The Falls is as beautiful as you remember, but the experience is a little different due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please be sure to consult this visitor’s guide before planning your trip, as reservations may be required to visit, and portions of the waterfall area may be temporarily closed. Head over to Multnomah Falls Lodge's website to check out the latest updates. You can also follow them via Facebook for more info.
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Address: 53000 East, Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019, USA