The Multnomah Falls is a waterfall situated not far from Portland in Oregon. It is a local beauty spot which many people visit to see torrents of cool, crystal clear, water cascade over the edge of a cliff to fall over 611 feet in a spectacular cascade. A legend is associated with its creation that tells a story of love, devotion, faith and sacrifice.
Many, many, years ago there was a Native American chief called Multnomah who had a beautiful daughter that he loved more than anything. Having lost his sons in wars he loved and cherished her even more and wanted to be sure when the time came she would have the best possible husband. To meet this goal he spent a lot of time looking over the young men of his own and neighboring villages for the best possible match. At last he decided that the best husband for his daughter would be a young chief from the Clatsop people who were neighbors. It proved to be very good match and the two quickly developed a deep rapport and fell in love with one another.