There are so many beautiful places in Oregon to elope at! How do you choose? Is location a factor? Are you wanting to elope somewhere that is close to Portland? Just 30 miles north of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge is home to gorgeous waterfalls. There are epic views, hiking, & tons of waterfalls to explore. The Columbia River Gorge is the perfect location to plan an adventure elopement in Oregon.
The Pacific Northwest has weather of its own. During the months of fall and winter, it is usually more moody, dreary, and rainy. It gets cold in the 20’s-30’s, but it never gets as freezing as Chicago or Boston, just a wet, dry cold. Spring can be a wet season with the sunshine trying to pop out leading into the summer of perfect dry 75 degree days. Summer is the best time when visiting Oregon for perfect temperatures. When eloping in the Pacific Northwest, most couples do it at any time of the year.
There are so many waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge. There are 90+ waterfalls in the area alone. Here is a list of my favorite waterfalls in the area:
Rain or shine, eloping at a waterfall is epic! It doesn’t matter the time of the year to elope unlike a lot of locations in the Pacific Northwest. Snow is rarely a factor, the falls are never shut down, and it is a location that is free. It is so close to Portland that after the waterfall ceremony/photos, you can easily drive back to Portland. If you wanted family or friends to meet for a reception, it is a major city anyone can fly into if your loved ones don’t live in the area. You can also continue your elopement up to Mount Hood and rent a cabin to celebrate at. There are so many ideas I can help you come up with to make sure your day is a memorable experience! Here are just some activities.
While these are just some recommended waterfall locations, I have a full location guide of all areas in the Pacific Northwest. Inquire on my website, and let me help you find a location that best suits you. Let me help you chase the waterfalls!
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