Portland tastemaker and social media power player, Kassala Holdsclaw , knows the city and how to experience it, whether you are in town for a quick business trip or you’re extending your work travel for a few extra days. Here are Kassala’s three must-visit choice spots in Portland for business travelers.
53000 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy, Bridal Veil, OR 97010
Explore Oregon’s natural beauty (and squeeze in a workout away from the hotel gym) with a trip to Multnomah Falls, one of Oregon’s most visited natural attractions. Drive about 30 minutes east of downtown Portland on Interstate 84 and park in one of the easy-access lots just off the highway. From there it’s just a five-minute walk to the base of the waterfall, which at 611 feet is the second-highest in the U.S. If you feel like taking a longer, more scenic drive to Multnomah, exit I-84 at Troutdale and follow the old Columbia River Highway to the falls.
Get your steps in at Multnomah by hiking the 0.25-mile paved trail to the Benson Footbridge, where a spectacular, Instagram-worthy view of the upper falls and lower cascade awaits. For a more challenging workout, try the moderate, 2.4-miles round trip Multnomah Falls Trail.
Complete your experience enjoying lunch with a view at the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge.