Lt. Steve Alexander, spokesman for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, said the man, whose name had not been released, had hiked to the top of the scenic, rugged bluff with a female companion Saturday morning and the two were sitting on a boulder when the accident happened.
Alcohol may have been a factor in his fall, Alexander said.
Firefighters rappelled down from the summit to reach the victim and confirm his death, he said.
The fatal fall was the first at Angel's Rest since May 2010, the newspaper said.
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