A collection of photos of Portland, Oregon from September 2008 to August 2010 by Meead Saberi
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Missing the Willamette River
I think you might know about Lewis and Clark expedition. In canoes, they descended the mountains by the Clearwater River, the Snake River, and the Columbia River, past Celilo Falls and past what is now Portland, Oregon. At this point, Lewis spotted Mount Hood, a mountain known to be very close to the ocean. Later near the confluence of the Columbia and the Willamette, an obvious river intersection today but twice missed by Lewis and Clark as they paddled the Columbia.