U.S. REP. Greg Walden, left, is shown with John Tullis, director of public affairs for Timberline Lodge, and House Speaker John Boehner at the lodge July 2. Boehner took time out of private meetings with Republican leaders in the state to make two stops in the gorge, including coffee at the Hood River Inn.
One of the best kept secrets in the gorge was Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner’s visit July 2 to several locations.
The GOP leader’s tour was hosted by U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, a Republican who makes his home in Hood River.
“He came to Oregon for some private meetings and had some open time so he decided to spend it sightseeing,” said Walden.
While at Multnomah Falls, Boehner was reportedly asked to snap the photo of a family who did not recognize him as the third most important political figure in the nation.
Boehner is second in line to the presidency of the United States, following the vice-president, if something happens to Pres. Barack Obama.
After visiting the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon, Boehner and Walden travelled to the Hood River Inn for coffee.
Their journey continued up Highway 35 and into Clackamas County where they visited Timberline Lodge for lunch.