A whisper of blue smoke rises from the stone chimney of Multnomah Falls Lodge, dissipating into the ancient trees that surround it. Erected in 1925, the Cascade-style stone-and-timber structure looks out at the 620-foot, two-tiered waterfall—the highest in the state of Oregon, and second highest in the nation. Inside the restaurant, a fireplace in the Great room bathes guests in warmth, and the atrium-style Falls room grants views of the waterfall. With an emphasis on fresh, locally acquired ingredients—evidenced in dishes such as the pot pie stuffed with locally sourced lamb, stuffed Oregon mushrooms, and locally caught salmon—the kitchen churns out breakfast, lunch, and dinner, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. A list of Oregon and Washington wines complements meals, and bartenders pour a variety of local microbrews for diners on the outdoor patio, which is open during the warmer months and closed during most alien invasions.