Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog

WATERFALLS: BY SKY, WATER OR LAND
10/10/2017 | Art, Brewery, Cascade Locks, Food, Hood River, Recreation, Road Trip, Shopping, Troutdale, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
While Highway 30 may be closed past the Women’s Forum Overlook due to the Eagle Creek fire, many people are wondering, “How can I see the waterfalls?" Well, how about a stunning view from the sky? When you book a flight with Envi Adventures, you get a ticket to a front row view of the Columbia River Gorge. And right now through November 19, you can get a discount with their “Gorge Love” promotion. Use code "gorgelove" when purchasing. Flights leave right out of the Troutdale Airport.Before heading into the skies, stroll along downtown Troutdale and enjoy antiques, art, beautiful home furnishings and sample one of the local restaurants. From Angus Beef Burgers to Ziti Pasta, they’ve got it all.Or, how about...  Read More
THREE DAYS IN HOPPY HOOD RIVER
10/04/2017 | Brewery, Food, Hood River
It’s starting to feel like fall in the Pacific Northwest. And Hood River, Oregon is the place to be if you love fresh-hop beer! This time of year, brewers in Hood River begin to experiment with fresh hops and local produce (peaches, apricots and cherries to name a few), releasing seasonal ales that seem to disappear as fast as they’re announced. The brewers showcase their seasonal ales at the Hood River Hops Fest, which takes place this Saturday, October 7 from 12-8 p.m.This annual, family-friendly event features more than 50 breweries sampling more than 65 fresh hop beers, making it one of the largest fresh hop beer festivals in the nation. Participants can sample food from a variety of vendors, dance...  Read More
OCTOBER FUN IN THE GORGE
09/27/2017 | Brewery, Cascade Locks, The Dalles, The Hood River Chamber Of Commerce, West Columbia River Gorge
With the Eagle Creek fire now under control and Interstate 84 reopened in both directions, hard-hit Gorge communities are inviting people to “Show the Gorge Some Love” in October by visiting and showing their appreciation for one of America’s greatest treasures. Here is just a sample of what there is to do this month in the Gorge...Troutdale:Troutdate invites you to wander down the street of this idyllic town on Friday, October 6 for First Friday Art Walk. From 5:00-9:00 p.m., shops will be open with live music and wine tasting. Various artists will be lining the streets with a myriad of artful, handcrafted pieces available for purchase. This is a perfect time to shop for the holidays, or pick up...  Read More
FAVORITE GORGE TRAIL CLOSED? HERE ARE OUR FAVORITE ALTERNATIVE HIKING OPTIONS
09/21/2017 | Biking, Hiking, Recreation
Due to the ongoing fire and continuing containment efforts from the September 2017 Eagle Creek Fire, many areas of our favorite Columbia River Gorge trails remain closed to protect public safety. However, our region is full of other outdoor recreation options for visitors and our communities are open for business. Don't miss out on all that the Fall season has to offer in the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge.  Here are some of our favorite recreational trails to consider while the recovery effort on the Eagle Creek Fire continues: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area: (More information on fire closures and restrictions on the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area)Sandy River DeltaMt. Hood National Forest: (More information on Mt. Hood National Forest recreation opportunities)Highway...  Read More
GORGE AREA BUSINESSES STILL OPEN TO VISITORS
09/07/2017 | Mt Hood Territory, West Columbia River Gorge
On September 2nd a wildfire erupted along the Eagle Creek trail in the dense forest of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, just outside of Cascade Locks. Since, the section of the Gorge from exit 17 in Troutdale to exit 62 in Hood River on I-84 has been closed to the public indefinitely. This includes the Historic Columbia River Highway. While firefighters and other first responders work diligently to gain control over the fire that has now spread to over 33,000 acres, it is imperative that locals and visitors steer clear of the fire danger and allow them to do what they do best. However, the communities surrounding the fire area are still open for business and visitors who have...  Read More
COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE WILDFIRE UPDATE 2017
09/05/2017
On the afternoon of September 2nd, 2017, a wildfire erupted along the very popular Eagle Creek trail near Cascade Locks, OR in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Due to heavy winds and warm weather, the fire has grown significantly causing evacuations along the Oregon and Washington sides of the western side of the Columbia River Gorge. Right now our thoughts are with the communities in The Gorge feeling the impact of this event and the brave men and women firefighters out there working hard to save our home, businesses, and precious landmarks. Below is a list of resources for locals and visitors about the current Eagle Creek fire situation in the Columbia River Gorge. Updates on Road Closures, Evacuations, and Shelters:Multnomah...  Read More
A COUPLES GUIDE TO THE CASCADING RIVERS SCENIC BIKEWAY
08/29/2017 | Biking, Camping, Estacada, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Guest blogger: Geoff GulvichA couple’s weekend getaway can mean a lot of things for different people. For my wife Brianna and I, the idea of a challenging, soul-satisfying bike ride ranked high on the list. We love Oregon and the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway — 70 miles of road riding alongside sparkling rivers and thick forests — seemed to fall in our laps. Really, it doesn’t get much more romantic than that.Visions of the bikeway were planted firmly in our minds. With smoky skies around our home in British Columbia, there was no better time to get away to the fresh air of Oregon. We loaded up our bikes, camping gear and sense of adventure to set out on a sure-to-be-amazing...  Read More
EXPLORE HOOD RIVER CAR-FREE
07/03/2017 | Agritourism, Biking, Hood River, Recreation, Transportation, Winery
 If you like scenic drives, Hood River, Oregon is a stellar basecamp for exploring two spectacular scenic byways: the 105-mile Mount Hood Scenic Byway and the 70-mile Historic Columbia River Scenic Byway. Be sure to leave a full day to explore both routes, as they both offer numerous viewpoints, historic sites, restaurants, wineries, farms, waterfalls and other points of interest.If you prefer sightseeing by bicycle, many businesses offer rental bikes, including electric bikes, and some unique and fun options that will get you and your family out of the car and into nature.Bringing together two of Hood Rivers favorite pastimescycling and wine tastingMountNBarreL offers all-including wine-tasting tours for groups of up to 17 people. Take a leisurely seven-mile spin to local...  Read More
READY, SET, GORGE!
06/15/2017 | Hiking, Hood River, Recreation, The Dalles, West Columbia River Gorge
Travel tips for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic AreaThe magnificent Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a favorite among locals and Oregon visitors alike, and its no mystery as to why. Within these 293,000 acres, there are spectacular waterfalls, trails for all hiking levels, parks, historical sites, and the scenic Historic Columbia River Highway. Unlike most national parks and scenic areas, the Columbia Gorge is also home to 13 communities, all of which have unique characteristics that make them well worth visiting.More than 2 million people visit the Gorge each year, and many make Hood River their basecamp because of its easy access to dozens of hiking and biking trails and majestic drives and sightseeing. Hood River is...  Read More
WINE TASTING IN THE GORGE
05/17/2017 | Uncategorized
You may have already tasted and experienced many wine regions in Oregon, but did you know that you can experience a succulent wine tour right here in the Columbia River Gorge The historic town of Troutdale, Oregon is home to one of the newest wineries in the region, Calcagno Cellars Winery. It is located at the Gateway to The Gorge where the further you go east the more beautiful wineries and vineyards you will encounter. With some helpful details about our Gorge AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) and a few tasting tips, you will be able to taste and enjoy the most amazing wines we have to offer! The Columbia Gorge region includes both the Oregon and Washington areas...  Read More
LEAP INTO SPRING IN THE WEST COLUMBIA GORGE!
05/08/2017 | Cascade Locks, Event, Fairview, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Wildlife, Wood Village
(Photo by Sandy River Basin Watershed Council)From Fairview and Wood Village to Troutdale and Cascade Locks, springtime activities abound in the West Columbia Gorge. Watch wildlife as you a stroll along wetlands viewing diverse habitats at Salish Ponds in Fairview. Participate in the 29th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Wood Village on April 15th or watch the Columbia Gorge Racing Associations collegiate sailing regatta April 15-16 on the Columbia River at Cascade Locks. Want to rediscover some of the same animal species documented by Lewis and Clark in the early 1800's Head to the Sandy River Delta Park in Troutdale on April 22-23 and participate in the Sandy River Delta Eco-blitz. Here you will be paired...  Read More
A MOUNTAIN MAN'S BUCKET LIST
04/27/2017 | Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
Some goals in life leave me restless until they are crossed off my bucket list, no matter how many attempts or years it takes me to accomplish it. Mt. Hood was one of those.Five years ago, while sitting at my computer in Utah looking through pictures of mountains to climb, I came across a photo of a rim-ice-encrusted rock monolith that pierced the sky like a giant dagger on a mountain side. That was when I discovered the formation called Illumination Rock, located on the escarpments of Mt. Hood, Oregons tallest mountain at 11,250 feet.Years passed, life got in the way, but Mt. Hood remained at the back of my mind. In 2016 my work as a photographer moved me...  Read More
OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL
03/30/2017 | Art, Event, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory
 "Come out, come out, wherever you are..." to historic Timberline Lodge from April 27th - 30th to participate in a brand new film festival experience - The Overlook Film Festival. The Overlook Film Festival is a 4-day celebration of the horror film genre set in the infamous "Overlook Hotel," aka Timberline Lodge, from Stanley Kubrick's infamous film The Shining. On top of terrifyingly brilliant films, the festival programming includes experiential events, live music, and thought-provoking panel discussions. For more information on tickets and places to stay: www.overlookfilmfest.comWhile you are up on the mountain, make sure to set aside time to enjoy everything else it has to offer like a hike through Wildwood Recreation Site, skiing Mt. Hood, and taking in...  Read More
SAY HELLO TO SPRING IN HOOD RIVER
03/22/2017 | Agritourism, Brewery, Event, Hiking, Hood River, Recreation, Winery
 Snow in the Hood River Valley has melted away, and its 14,000 acres of fruit trees will soon be bursting with pink and white blossoms. During the month of April, also known as Blossom Time in Hood River, plan a multi-day stay in this beautiful agricultural town in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and immerse yourself in one of the states most beautiful springtime wonderlands!Here is what we suggest at the perfect springtime activity...Day 1 Hood River County Fruit LoopDrive or bike the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a gorgeous 35-mile self-guided tour route. Youll pass through pear, cherry and apple orchards bursting with pink and white flowers. Recommended stops include The Gorge White House,...  Read More
HISTORIC SITES OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
03/13/2017 | Heritage, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
View of Vista House from the Portland Women's Forum State ParkFor more than 13,000 years, The Columbia River Gorge has drawn people to its paradise. Native American tribes flourished along the Columbia River utilizing its resources for food, clothing, shelter, trade and transportation. The area became particularly popular in the mid-1850s, following Lewis & Clarks expedition and pioneers from The Oregon Trail. With the influx of people came new construction that still exists today for visitors to step back in time and enjoy. From Fairview to Cascade Locks, here are some of our favorites on the National Registry of Historic Places. Start at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, which was once the Multnomah County Poor Farm, or visit the Fairview City...  Read More
TROUT FISHING NEAR THE DALLES
03/02/2017 | Agritourism, Fishing, Recreation, The Dalles
Stephanie Valencano of The Dalles with her big rainbow from Taylor Lake. Photo by Gary Lewis by guest contributor Gary LewisIn the days of yesteryear, opening day was on a Saturday, but that is no more because the Department of Fish & Wildlife simplified the angling regulations last year. Now, most of our favorite waters are open year round.It used to be that folks looked forward to opening day of trout season. Campers rolled in from the big city, stopped in tackle shops for bait and advice, then set up their canvas tents at campgrounds then drove back to town to stay in motels when rainstorms washed them out. It was a great system, but I like this better.Early last April...  Read More
PIONEER LIFE IN OREGON
02/22/2017 | Heritage, Mt Hood Territory, The Dalles
The Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood were critical passage routes for early pioneers coming to Oregon. Infamous Lewis and Clark traveled through the Gorge, while many caravans rode in on the Oregon Trail traversing both the river and land, up and around Mt. Hood, in the hopes of finding what was known to them as the promised land.In 1845, Samuel K. Barlow and his family arrived in The Dalles via the Oregon Trail without enough money to afford the already precarious river passage, nor the ability to take their stock with them on the river. Samuel knew there was a better way. God never made a mountain that had no place to go over it or around it, he...  Read More
LOVE IS IN THE (MOUNTAIN) AIR
02/13/2017 | Estacada, Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Shopping, Welches
Look no further than Mt. Hood for your next romantic getaway. Here are just a few ideas to show your sweetie how much you care. Stroll arm-in-arm through quaint downtown Estacada. Stop by Wade Creek House Antiques to find that perfect home accent you didnt know you needed. Finish the afternoon with a picnic along the rushing Clackamas River. Next, make your way up Highway 26 toward Mt. Hood and swing by The Resort at the Mountain in Welches for a relaxing couples massage. Settle in for the night or two (or three) in a tiny house or vacation rental nearby.After a full day of fun snow activities, warm up together by the fireside with hot chocolates at Timberline Lodge....  Read More
DANCE INTO HOOD RIVER MUSIC MONTH
02/07/2017 | Art, Event, Hood River
While Hood River, Oregon is best known in wintertime for its access to the ski slopes on Mt. Hood and waterfall hikes in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, its gaining attention for its blossoming arts, culture and music scene, too.This February, visit during Hood River Music Month for a unique opportunity to sample some of the regions top musical acts. Featuring more than 50 events, Hood River Music Month includes a wide range of performances, lectures and films.Highlights include:Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance (February 9-12, 7 p.m., Wyeast Performing Arts Center). Presented by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association. More info.Wasco Brothers (February 11, 8 p.m., Double Mountain Brewery). This honky-tonk country and rock band from the beautiful...  Read More
TROUTDALE: YOUR BASE CAMP TO ADVENTURE
02/01/2017 | Lodging, Recreation, Skiing, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
Troutdale, Oregon is not only the Gateway to the Gorge but is also a convenient base camp for all your favorite winter activities up on the mountain. From snowshoeing to skiing, snow biking to tubing, it is all just a 1-hour drive away. In Troutdale, and throughout the rest of the West Columbia Gorge area, you can stock up on snow activity supplies, head up for a day on the mountain, then come back down to relax for a night's stay along the majestic Columbia River. Not sure which adventure to tackle first on Mt. Hood Check out Troutdale's local adventure tour operator, Rare Earth Adventures. In addition to leading waterfall hikes in The Gorge, during the winter they...  Read More
10 FUN THINGS TO DO IN MT. HOOD/GORGE THIS WINTER
01/18/2017 | Biking, Brewery, Cascade Locks, Dufur, Event, Government Camp, Hiking, Hood River, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, The Dalles, Troutdale, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
 Winter in the Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge region is meant for adventure and fun... with a side of cozy relaxation. Here are 10 fun suggestions for your winter trip planning in our backyard: Take in epic views of the Columbia River and sample seasonal brews at Thunder Island Brewing in Cascade Locks. See what snow-covered waterfalls look like in Waterfall Alley along I-84. However, roads and trails can be icy and dicey in winter. Check conditions in advance and come prepared with adequate apparel, snow and ice gear. We recommend sticking to the easy access falls in winter like Multnomah Falls, Horsetail Falls, and Latourell Falls. Learn about the history and culture of the Gorge at one of the upcoming...  Read More
TOP 5 WINTER EVENTS AT MT. HOOD SKIBOWL
01/05/2017 | Event, Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Snowboading
You'll never have more fun skiing than you will with the folks at Mt. Hood Skibowl. They take winter sports to the next level by adding costumes, music, and discounts. Here is a list of our Top 5 favorite winter events happening at Skibowl this year: 80s Night - Unpack your neon, dust off your leg warmers, and crimp your hair. We are headed back to the 80s up on the mountain on February 17, 2017. You will rock out to rad 80s jams as you shred the slopes all night long. Show up in your sweetest 80s gear to receive a discount on ski and cosmic tubing passes. Ladies Night - There are so many things to love...  Read More
TOP 5 NEW YEARS' RESOLUTIONS - HOOD RIVER STYLE
01/05/2017 | Hood River, Recreation, Skiing, Waterfalls, Waterplay, Winery
It is now 2017, which only means one thing: time to set some New Years' resolutions for yourself. What better way to make you plans for the year than apply them to visits to Hood River. Here are our top 5 recommended Hood River resolution ideas to get you started: Hike to at least 25 waterfalls. The Columbia River Gorge has the greatest concentration of waterfalls in North America. Commonly referred to as Waterfall Alley, there are over 77 waterfalls to check out from a number of beautiful hiking trails. Be sure to put these on your list: Wahclella Falls, Tunnel Falls along Eagle Creek and Dry Creek Falls.Learn to ski. Mt. Hood Meadows and Cooper Spur Mountain Resort are...  Read More
WINTER AT MULTNOMAH FALLS LODGE
12/29/2016 | Corbett, Hiking, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
Twinkling lights and family getaways are just a few of the wonderful traditions that families share over the holiday season. Make sure to include a stop at the historic Multnomah Falls Lodge on your next trip to the West Columbia Gorge for a warm meal and spectacular winter wonderland waterfall views.Each winter the lodge shines bright with holiday lights and warms bellies with an upscale Northwest style cuisine at the restaurant. While there, don't miss the breathtaking view of glowing snow and ice surrounding the second highest year-round waterfall in our nation, Multnomah Falls.So, take a drive with your friends, family, and loved ones to the Multnomah Falls Lodge this winter and include it as one of your annual holiday...  Read More
EAGLES AND BIRDIES IN THE DALLES
12/29/2016 | Recreation, The Dalles, Wildlife
This winter is the perfect time to watch eagles and hit birdies. Don't worry, we mean to golf kind. The Dalles Dam 2017 Eagle WatchThe bald eagles are back! Join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park rangers for the sixth annual Dam Eagle Watch at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center on January 28th, 2017. Learn about our nations symbol by watching them in their natural habitat and enjoy interactive activities at the visitor center.As bald eagles migrate south each winter in search of food, the Columbia River provides an excellent food source for our winter guest. Westrick Park, near the dam and across from the visitor center, seems to be a favorite winter vacation spot. It is quiet and...  Read More
WINTER HAS ARRIVED ON MT. HOOD
12/01/2016 | Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Snowboading
The snow has arrived and on Mt. Hood are officially open. With the new season comes exciting new updates for visitors to enjoy.Mt. Hood Skibowls Winter Snow Tube and Adventure Park just got bigger! A newly added tube conveyor belt means double the fun and half the lines for both day and Cosmic Tubing. Not only that, Cosmic Tubing will now be open an extra day each weekend. Slide the lanes under the neon lights to rocking music three nights a week, from Friday to Sunday. Not sure you can trust your weather app New webcams are in place around Timberline Lodge and Ski Area so guests can access real-time weather conditions and decide whether or not they...  Read More
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN HOOD RIVER
11/28/2016 | Art, Event, Hood River, Shopping, Skiing
'Tis the season for relaxing with family and friends, playing in the snow, and taking time to recharge and Hood River is the ideal place for all three. Here are 5 great ways to celebrate the holiday season in Hood River this year. 1. Stress-Free ShoppingThroughout the month, local businesses, artists, chefs and other local makers will host holiday open houses, special events and sales. For an up-to-date list of holiday shopping events, visit HoodRiver.org. 2. Hood River Holidays ParadeHood River's small-town charm shines brighter than ever during the Hood River Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting, Friday, December 2. The festivities include a parade through historic downtown, the tree lighting, caroling and perhaps even a Santa sighting! 3. Cultural ExperiencesFrom the...  Read More
LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS
11/28/2016 | Event, The Dalles
 The Holiday Season is fast approaching, with that comes one of the most anticipated Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge parades of the year! We invite you to Light Up the Holidays at the 27th Annual Starlight Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration in The Dalles, on November 25, 2016.Enjoy floats decked with lights, Christmas music and holiday cheer in the air. Witness the delight in the childrens eyes as they watch Santas sleigh rolling down the streets of The Dalles. The holiday spirit comes to life at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, complete with Santa photos, hot chocolate, cookies, and popcorn.The parade begins at 6pm at West Sixth and Webber Streets, then rolls through downtown before ending in front of The...  Read More
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING EVENTS IN THE GORGE
11/21/2016 | Cascade Locks, Event, Fairview, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Wood Village
Join friends and family in celebrating the holiday season in the West Columbia Gorge Region at one of our annual Holiday Tree Lighting events and activities throughout the first week in December:Troutdale: Friday, 12/2 5:30-7:00 pmFairview: Saturday, 12/3 4:00 pm-6:00 pmWood Village: Saturday, 12/3 6:00 pmCascade Locks: Sunday, 12/4 3:00 pmAll weekend you can gaze at beautifully decorated trees, visit our many unique shops and art galleries, stroll the quaint towns, and enjoy holiday entertainment with Santa. There will be warm hot chocolate, carolers, and much more at this not to be missed weekend of fun.Give back through our SnowCap & Fill-A-Bag programs to help end hunger. Bring canned/non-perishable foods, clothing, and/or blankets to Troutdales Tree Lighting event or stop...  Read More
BEST PLACES FOR A WARM DRINK IN MT. HOOD/COLUMBIA GORGE
11/07/2016 | Agritourism, Food, Hood River, Mt Hood Territory, The Dalles, West Columbia River Gorge
As autumn settles in and the air gets cooler, the need to warm your hands and body with a delicious warm beverage increases. Here is a list of our favorite warm drinks in the Mt. Hood/Gorge region:A Hot Chocolate at Timberline Lodge in Government CampMany have tried to replicate it, but few can -- The Hot Chocolate from the Rams Head Bar at Timberline Lodge. Nestle into a comfy chair as you sip on a piping hot mug of liquid chocolate goodness topped with whipped cream, shaved nuts, and caramel drizzles. A cappuccino in an old stone church at The Riverenza in The DallesServing both delicious coffee and tea drinks, what makes The Riverenza a truly special place to visit...  Read More
FESTIVAL OF THE FUNGUS
10/31/2016 | Agritourism, Estacada, Event, Food, Mt Hood Territory
Fancy a lobster or morel Want to sink your teeth into a chanterelle or bolete These are just a few of the many local mushrooms in Mt. Hood Territory ready to be identified, plucked, and served on your plate this season.There will be some fungus among us this coming weekend at the Estacada Festival of the Fungus. Join fellow fun guys and gals on November 5th at Estacada High school for this family-friendly event. Bring in your freshly foraged loot and get help identifying which are edible and which are not. Learn the best techniques for mushroom cleaning. Enjoy an art show that can only be described as spurrific. To find more information about planning your own mushroom...  Read More
HEAD TO HOOD RIVER FOR A POST-ELECTION DETOX
10/24/2016 | Biking, Brewery, Food, Hiking, Hood River, Recreation
Is the American election season stressing you out We have the perfect antidote. Spend time in nature which has been proven to reduce blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.Beautiful Hood River located near Oregons highest peak, Mt. Hood, and within the lush waterfall corridor of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area has an abundance of ways for nature to provide a much-needed post-election detox. Here are some of our suggestions:Unwind next to a waterfall. The Columbia River Gorge has the highest concentration of waterfalls in North America, and near Hood River you will find many trails leading to them, including Wahclella Falls, Dry Creek Falls, Tamanawas Falls, or the new Punchbowl Falls...  Read More
HEALING THE EARTH UNITY ROUND DANCE
10/19/2016 | Event, Heritage, The Dalles
Stop by The Dalles this weekend for the Healing The Earth Unity Round Dance hosted by the Columbia River Indian Center. This free event celebrates the healing spirit of the Columbia River and the ancient land and indigenous people who have graced the rivers shore.Don't miss out on the dancing, music, drumming, a Friendship Feast, salmon bake and more. Events are happening on Saturday, October 22, from 1 p.m. to 12 midnight at the Wahtonka Community School campus, and on Sunday, October 23 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. For more detail on the event, visit www.gorgediscovery.org.Looking to stay for the weekend Find accommodations ideas at The Dalles Chamber of Commerce.  Read More
THE GREAT PUMPKIN FEST
09/29/2016 | Uncategorized
October has arrived and you know what that means... it's Pumpkin time in the West Columbia Gorge! Join us to celebrate at The Great Pumpkin Fest on Saturday 10/29 in Wood Village. There will be food, fun, and piles of pumpkins. Make sure to catch renowned carver Tim Pate carve an 800lb pumpkin!The event is held in the City of Wood Village at the wonderful 21.26 acre Donald Robertson Park. Find more details about the event at: www.ci.wood-village.or.us.   Read More
TOP 5 SPOTS FOR MT. HOOD/COLUMBIA GORGE LEAF PEEPING
09/26/2016 | Hood River, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, The Dalles, West Columbia River Gorge
Drive along one of the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge scenic byways during the month of October and you will experience our regions vibrant fall foliage. Looking to go off-the-beaten-path for autumns visual bounty Check out our Top 5 Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge Hidden Leaf Peeping Gems:Hood River Fruit Loop, Hood River: The 35-mile Hood River County Fruit Loop, set among 14,000 acres of bountiful orchards, is perfect for fall leaf peeping. Not only do the apple and pear orchards and grape vineyards turn beautiful fall colors, but visitors can make stops at farm stands and u-pick farms along the way for apples, pears, pumpkins, chestnuts and other fall produce.Mill Creek Road, The Dalles: Follow along Mill Creek Road via car or...  Read More
PUMPKINS AND WINE ON THE MOUNTAIN
09/26/2016 | Agritourism, Boring, Event, Food, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy, Shopping, Winery
When the Fall season comes knocking, visions of pumpkins, apple cider, and wine tasting come to mind. Mt. Hood Territory is the perfect destination to experience all of the above and more no matter your age or interest. Here are a few ideas we think you might like.Family-Friendly OutingLiepold Farms, located in Boring, OR, is far from boring. Every Fall the farm explodes with excitement as the annual Fall Festival takes shape. With activities and fun for the whole family, this is an event not to miss. Get lost in the 5-acre corn maze, aim apples at the moon (or target) with the Apple-pult, take in picturesque views of Mt. Hood from the hay ride while you learn about...  Read More
HOOD RIVER COUNTY FRUIT LOOP
09/19/2016 | Agritourism, Brewery, Hood River
Hood Rivers 35-mile scenic drive known as the Fruit Loop is the best way to experience the bounty of the areas rich agriculture scene. As you drive along the Loop past gorgeous pear, cherry, apple, nectarine and peach orchards, youll find farm stands, wineries, breweries, alpaca ranches, lavender farms, and great jams, jellies, pies, wines, beer, and more. Grab a free Fruit Loop map anywhere along the Loop, or pick one up at the Hood River County Visitor Center to start your adventure. Want to try your hand at harvesting some of Hood Rivers bounty There are numerous u-pick opportunities throughout the fall season. Check out Hood River U-Pick Organic (4320 Royal Anne Drive, Hood River). This sweet and...  Read More
THE SEASON TO CELEBRATE ART
09/12/2016 | Art, West Columbia River Gorge
Autumn is the perfect time to explore the West Columbia River Gorge. The leaves are changing color, orchards fill with apples and pears, and art is celebrated on every corner.The West Columbia Gorge is the place to be when it comes to art. Local artists are inspired by the regions beauty and incredible natural features, found nowhere else. One of the best ways to experience the work of these artists is at the Fall Festival of the Arts. Held during the weekend of September 30th through October 2nd, the Fall Festival of the Arts takes place in multiple locations throughout the Gorge, including Glenn Otto Park, downtown Troutdale, and Cascade Locks.This festival is more than just paintings on canvas or...  Read More
HAWK WATCHING ON MT. HOOD
09/12/2016 | Event, Government Camp, Hood River, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation, Wildlife
Now is the time to dig out your binoculars and head up to Mt. Hood to experience the annual hawk migration. Every fall hundreds of thousands of birds take wing and migrate from their breeding grounds in North America down to warmer climates in South America. What does this mean for the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region Each year from September through October Mt. Hood National Forest becomes a playground for thousands of hawks and other bird species.The Bonney Butte Hawkwatch officially started on August 27th this year and runs through October 31st, just east of Government Camp. Every year visitors can see up to 2,500-4,500 hawks pass through the area including Sharp-shinned Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Turkey Vultures,...  Read More
LABOR DAY CAMPING
09/01/2016 | Biking, Camping, Government Camp, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Labor Day weekend is a great time to go camping! This weekend, visit Mt Hood at Still Creek Campground near Government Camp, for fun play and relaxation surrounded my nature! The campground features activities like hiking, fishing and mountain trails around it, so there are plenty of things to do!Still Creek Campground lies in the shadows of majestic Mt. Hood, in Oregon's Mt. Hood National Forest. It is one of the closest campgrounds to the mountain, and offers access to a variety of recreational opportunities. The surrounding area contains hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails, as well as numerous mountain lakes, rivers and creeks. Located in a meadow area of the forest. In the summer, visitors enjoy hiking and...  Read More
EXPLORE THE GORGE
09/01/2016 | Hiking, Recreation, Road Trip, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
Celebrate Labor Day this weekend by exploring the West Columbia River Gorge region! Camping and climbing and waterfalls, there are no shortages of things to do in this beautiful area! Whether you are bringing the whole family or a smaller group of friends, there is sure to be something fun for you in the West Columbia River Gorge. Here are a few ideas to get you started!What are the major destinations in the West Columbia River Gorge Historic Columbia River Hwy Travel to magnificent overlooks that provide views of the Columbia River and waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls.Vista House Few places combine natures wonders and human architectural brilliance so majestically. Once called Thors Heights, Crown Point is capped...  Read More
HISTORY MUSEUM
08/30/2016 | Art, Heritage, Hood River
Hood River County's History Museum is a wonderful stop to make in the Columbia River Gorge. Filled with over 11,000 artifacts of the area, come learn about the histories of the region! Cemetery Tales, a reenactment put on every year by the museum, is almost here! Come on September 9th-11th to see the histories of different people in our past in the Hood River area!The ever-popular Cemetery Tales is in its 8th year as a local favorite event.Be sure to see this years production which has the theme, Actions Create Change. One never knows what one small action can do to create changes in ones life or in the lives of others. It is hoped that our audience will learn...  Read More
SALMON BUTTE
08/29/2016 | Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Villages of Mt. Hood, Welches
Salmon Butte Trail is a great hike for those looking for a little more of a challenge but a great reward. Beautiful, forested scenery all the way up the trail, and a view of several mountains along the Cascade range at the top. Come on down to Mt Hood by Welches and see this beautiful 11.8-mile hike! The Salmon Butte Trailhead sign is nailed to a tree above a wide trail. Do NOT take this trail: it leads to campsites and the river, which is where most of the occupants of the vehicles at the trailhead are ensconced. Instead, take the road bed up past the boulders blocking it. Youll pass above campsites above the Salmon River, always busy on...  Read More
SOAP BOX DERBY
08/26/2016 | Event, The Dalles, The Dalles Chamber of Commerce, Transportation
Come one come all to the first annual Soap Box Derby in The Dalles OR, put on by The Dalles Chamber Of Commerce! Kids can race around in soap box cars for a day of fun and competition! Come on down September 10th and 11th for some good fun! Races begin at 10:30am or upon completion of pre-race weigh in and inspections.Have a child interested in participating in the event Oregon Soap Box Derby Club has Loaner Cars. They loan them out via contract on a first come, first served basis. Please note that cars are assigned based on weight and overall size of the participant.Learn more about this event at: http://dallesareachamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/route-30-soap-box-derby-09-10-2016-30960Discover more attractions, events, and activities you wont...  Read More
MALLARDS CAFé & PUB
08/26/2016 | Food, Mt Hood Territory, Villages of Mt. Hood, Welches
Come dine on the mountain with some of the best views and local food around. Mallards Café & Pub, in Welches OR, is family friendly dining offering delicious seasonal and local food. Karaoke nights on the mountain certainly keep things fun, Saturdays feature live music, or enjoy Sunday Brunch with the family! Mallards Café & Pub offers seasonal traditional, familiar fare in casual, comfortable surroundings amidst the natural beauty of the Mt. Hood National Forest. Outdoor seating is available and boasts some of the most spectacular views at The Resort at The Mountain. Enjoy happy hour specials daily from 4-6pm, karaoke Friday nights from 7-11pm and live music every Saturday night at 7pm in the pub.Check out Mallards Café &...  Read More
LATOURELL FALLS
08/26/2016 | Corbett, Hiking, Recreation, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
Just past Vista House along the old Historic Columbia River Highway, you can get to this family friendly hike to view the beautiful Latourell Falls. Only 2.4 miles round trip, this is a great stop if you are traveling along the Historic Highway in the Columbia River Gorge to view one of the many beautiful waterfalls this area is known for! Trail DescriptionBeginning from the trailhead from the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH), follow the trail uphill to the left of Latourell Falls (or sometimes referred to as the lower falls). At the falls, the lichen-covered columnar basalt formations around the falls steal the show. Continue to the Upper Falls after crossing several bridges and following Henderson Creek. Finally you'll...  Read More
BALCH HOTEL
08/25/2016 | Dufur, Heritage, Lodging, The Dalles
Come on down and enjoy a stay in the historic Balch Hotel in Dufur OR! Get away from your crazy life and enjoy the hospitality offered by the staff that greets you with a homemade cookie when you first walk in the door. Beautiful relaxing rooms in a beautiful historic building!We've created outdoor spaces for you to soak in the warm sunshine, gaze at the wheat fields, Mount Hood view, or sunset. The hammocks are great spaces for you to read, daydream (remember watching the clouds ) or even nap.We offer light dinner options (soup, salad, wrap, etc.) so you no longer need to leave for an afternoon or evening meal! (See the Dine page for details.) Dine on...  Read More
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
08/24/2016 | Art, Cascade Locks, Event, Heritage, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce and the Troutdale Arts Council has published a press release for the 2nd Annual Fall Festival Of The Arts, which will feature fine artists from around the Gorge region. Learn more about one of the incredible artists who has agreed to be a part of this wonderful festival, celebrating and encouraging artists within our beautiful Columbia River Gorge region. Gary Fenske Chosen as Feature Artist at Fall Festival of the ArtsAn artist is not a camera for someone elses mind. - Gary Fenske, 2016PORTLAND, OR August 20, 2016 Internationally acclaimed artist Gary Fenske announced today that his series of fluorescing art murals, Illuminations of the Gorge, was chosen as the feature exhibit for the...  Read More
MOSIER HIKE
08/23/2016 | Hiking, Hood River, Recreation, Waterfalls
Come on up to Mosier OR, just past Hood River, to climb and see Mosier Falls and the plateau above! This 3.5-mile loop is a great idea for a day trip with the family with beautiful views of the Columbia River Gorge. enjoy the wildflowers and bird watching sights along the trail.Trail Highlights:Best time to hike is March through May, with the peak of the wildflowers being mid-to-late April. (Over 30 different flower species have been counted!)Best time to swim in Mosier Creek (local swimming hole) is July and August, when the water is the warmest.Best time for solitude is a full moon evening hike or a hazy day hike at dusk in the late summer or early fall.Best time...  Read More
BUDDHA KAT WINERY
08/22/2016 | Agritourism, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy, Uncategorized, Winery
Come down to Sandy for locally made wine from Buddha Kat Winery featuring varietal and fruit wines from grapes and fruit of the surrounding orchards in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood area. As one of the 300+ wineries participating in the Oregon Wines Fly Free from Alaska Airlines, this is a great stop in the Mt Hood territory area!Our main tasting room and winery is located in the quaint, small town of Sandy, Oregon located 25 miles east of Portland. Known as the Gateway to Mount Hood, Sandy serves as a wonderful central location for launching a variety of recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking & cycling in the summer and skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing...  Read More
ANDERSON HOMESTEAD
08/22/2016 | Heritage, The Dalles
Come to The Dalles and explore history at The Anderson Homestead. Built in 1895 by Swedish immigrant Lewis Anderson this historical building was moved from its original place from Pleasant Ridge to The Dalles in 1971. It used to be the social center of the area and now stands as a historical landmark in The Dalles.Take a tour of this old fashioned Swedish log homestead built in 1895.Lewis Anderson, a Swedish immigrant, built this house in 1895 on Pleasant Ridge, 25 miles southwest of The Dalles. Its hand-hewn logs, mostly tamarack and some pine, came from areas farther up the ridge. The house was the social center of Pleasant Ridge in the late 1800s.There are three buildings that make up...  Read More
MULTNOMAH DINING
08/18/2016 | Food, Troutdale, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
Come dine under the magnificent Multnomah Falls, just east of Troutdale. Offering fine Northwest-style food with a focus on the bountiful local food that the Columbia River Gorge provides. Whether you just got hungry after the long hike up and down the falls or you want to spend a nice meal dining under the beautiful Multnomah Falls, Multnomah Falls Lodge is sure to please!Greetings from the staff at Multnomah Falls Lodge,We offer upscale Northwest style cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients, in the beautifully preserved Multnomah Falls Lodge. To enhance your dining experience we offer an extensive award winning wine list featuring Oregon and Washington wines, as well as the finest in local micro-brewed beers.Our dining rooms feature...  Read More
LOST LAKE
08/18/2016 | Camping, Hood River, Lodging, Recreation
If you are looking for a place to go camping before the end of summer Lost Lake is a great place to go! Located near Hood River it is surrounded by so many fun things to do, from hiking and biking trails, to water sports perfect for summer, and Mt Hood a short drive away to enjoy the only place in the country that offers year round snow play! Whether you are pitching a tent, or camping in comfort in a cabin Lost Lake has something for you. With trails everywhere and the lake accessible this is a perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and just relax among nature. Lost Lake Resort offers148...  Read More
COLUMBIA CLIFF VILLAS
08/18/2016 | Hood River, Lodging
Come to Hood River and relax and bask in the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge from Columbia Cliff Villas. Hood River is surrounded by so many fun things to do, from hiking and biking trails, to water sports perfect for summer, and Mt Hood a short drive away to enjoy the only place in the country that offers year round snow play! If you are looking for a more relaxing getaway, look out onto the gorgeous view from atop over 200-foot cliffs, and enjoy all the amenities The Columbia Cliff Villas offer. With onsite restaurant and spa facilities and luxury rooms, whether you are here for business or play you are sure to enjoy yourself. Columbia Cliff Villas is...  Read More
THEATER AT EDGEFIELD
08/18/2016 | Agritourism, Art, Brewery, Event, Food, Heritage, Lodging, Recreation, Shopping, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Winery
Sit back and enjoy a wonderful movie in the historical and beautiful Edgefield Theater. Comfy chairs, food and drink served before the movie starts all in a beautiful room surrounded by gorgeous murals and paintings. Come down to Edgefield for an excellent movie experience. About Edgefield TheaterWeve enhanced your movie-going at the Poor Farm! Enjoy new luxury movie rocker seats, online ticket purchase with reserved seating and food and table service starting 45 minutes before each showing!!Accommodations Our theater offers a quality entertainment experience for deaf, hard of hearing and vision impaired guests. Our movie showings are closed captioned, and we offer individual Captiview closed caption devices that sit in your seats cupholder. In addition, we offer two types of...  Read More
MT HOOD ORGANIC FARMS
08/16/2016 | Agritourism, Food, Hood River, Mt. Hood, Odell, Parkdale
In the Hood River area south of Parkdale and Odell nestled in the hills of Mt Hood there is a family-owned organic farm. Mt Hood Organic Farms has been under the ownership of Brady and John Jacobson since 1981 who believe in sustainable farming techniques. They were in fact part of the original group that started the Fruit Loop in the Hood River area that celebrates local farms in the area.First and foremost, Mt. Hood Organic Farms is a family run farm, operated by Brady and John Jacobson, which just happens to be situated in a stunningly beautiful location at the base of Mt. Hood in the Upper Hood River Valley. The valley supplies about 30% of all the winter...  Read More
MILO MCIVER STATE PARK
08/15/2016 | Biking, Camping, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Rafting, Recreation
Milo McIver State Park is a great spot outside of Estacada for all your outdoor adventures! From horseback riding and fishing to camping and hiking, even guided kayaking tours, whatever you what to do in the great outdoors this park as you covered! This small State Park is one of the many benefits of living in the Mt Hood-Columbia River Goge area; There is always something to do. Situated along the scenic Clackamas River, Milo McIver State Park is only 45 minutes from Portland. This beautiful park provides a variety of outstanding recreational opportunities.Within this little-known gem, you can spend a day or a week exploring the river, forest and fields. River-lovers can challenge the sometimes wild (but always picturesque)...  Read More
LOCK AND DAM
08/12/2016 | Heritage, The Dalles
The Dalles Lock And Dam is a place filled with history and very cool science. Producing 9.2 billion kilowatt hours of electricity and moving cargo up and down the Columbia River, The Lock and Dam is very important to the Columbia Gorge area. You can take tours and explore this area and learn more about the Dam and Lock!The Dalles Dam Visitor Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, between May 1 and Memorial Day weekend. After Memorial Day, the center begins daily operations, seven days a week through Labor Day weekend. Labor Day through the end of September, weekend only operations resume. No fees are charged at this location. Call to inquire about tour availability.Amenities...  Read More
BODA'S KITCHEN
08/12/2016 | Food, Hood River
Boda's Kitchen in Hood River is a great little place to stop if you are looking for delicious food using ingredients found in the bountiful Columbia River Gorge. Not only do they serve their customers with delicious seasonal foods, but they also cater, bringing their meals to your next event!What is Bodas Bodas Kitchen is a gourmet delicatessen, market and catering company. We are passionate about using high quality, seasonal ingredients sourced locally when possible. The Pacific Northwest and particularly the Columbia Gorge is bountiful with ingredients. From wild-caught salmon to the ripest cherries and pears, there is little reason to look elsewhere for tasty food.Comfort Gourmet: Everyone has their own favorite foods that bring them back to...  Read More
STAND UP PADDLING
08/12/2016 | Hood River, Rafting, Recreation, Sailing, Waterplay, Windsurfing
Stand Up Paddling is gaining popularity especially here in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Now, these kinds of sports do have a bit of a steep learning curve so it's advised to plan on a few lessons so you can see far more progress. Having said that, Stand Up Paddling can be a great and fun family or group activity! Big Winds in Hood River offers a variety of lessons for Stand Up Paddling. ZERO TO HERO LESSON1 hour lesson, 30 minutes of practice, $49Learn the basics and be up and paddling in no time. Suitable for the whole family.Prerequisites: swimming ability; minimum age: 12 years.Instruction Includes:Site and weather orientationIntroduction to equipmentSafetyProper paddle usageGetting started: launchingKnee paddlingStand up paddlingBoard maneuversDeep...  Read More
CABIN IN THE MOUNTAIN
08/12/2016 | Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Rhododendron, Villages of Mt. Hood
Enjoy a weekend in a wonderful cabin on the mountain any time of the year! This luxurious but homey cabin on Mt Hood is near Rhododendron, one of the most beautiful villages on Mt Hood. With a waterfront view, this Little Yew Lodge is a great getaway spot. Leave all the hustle and bustle of the busy city life behind and savor a nice peaceful relaxing break from the world.Escape to a unique gem nestled in the forest overlooking the Sandy River, perfect for a romantic getaway. Built by two Alaskan prospectors in the 1920s, the main cabin is the only cordwood cabin on Mt. Hood. This construction uses log slices in its walls, giving Little Yew Lodge its endearing...  Read More
BLUE LAKE PARK
08/10/2016 | Fairview, Recreation, West Columbia River Gorge
Blue Lake Park is located in Fairview and is a great summer stop! Blue Lake offers a wide variety of activities, like relaxing on the beach, swimming in the lake, running around playing disc golf, fishing, and even a spray water park for the little ones! You can have a picnic or host events and get-togethers at the park too!Know when you goOpen from 8 a.m. to legal sunset.Parking fee is $5 per car, $7 per bus (free with annual pass).Closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's.Children under 5 years are not allowed in the lake, but there is a water play area for all ages.Much of the park is wheelchair accessible, including the parking areas, restrooms, fishing dock, picnic...  Read More
WAUCOMA LAKE
08/10/2016 | Uncategorized
This hike is not for the faint of heart, but for those hikers up for a challenge! 16.5 miles to view 4 lakes and the trail is backpackable. The climb may be difficult but the beautiful views of the lakes and forest scenery of the Mt Hood area are well worth the hike. Starting at the Rainy Lake Trailhead by Cascade Locks this hike is sure to be rewarding!The Waucoma Ridge is the watershed between the Gorge face creeks and the Hood River drainage. This hike takes you to four high Gorge lakes and the upper ends of trails not often traveled by the casual dayhiker. As a bonus, you will get views from Green Point Mountain, visit a World...  Read More
MIRROR LAKE
08/09/2016 | Camping, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation
Mirror lake on Mt Hood is a great place to view the majestic mountain against the clear waters of the lake, this almost 3-mile hike is easily accessible from Highway 26. This family-friendly hike is also a great backpacking opportunity and campgrounds are available at the lake. Whether you are looking for a day trip or a weekend getaway, Mirror Lake is a great opportunity. From the trailhead parking area, cross rushing Camp Creek and immediately enter deep forest, crossing Mirror Creek on a second log bridge. The trail soon enters more open woods, then begins a series of switchbacks across open scree slopes that provide interesting views of the Zigzag Valley, far below. If youre taking children on this...  Read More
WINE TRAIL
08/07/2016 | Agritourism, Mt Hood Territory, Winery
You've heard of a hiking pass but what about a wine tasting pass Tour the wineries of the Mt Hood Territory and taste the wines of the Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge area! Order a Wine Trail Tasting Pass for a night to remember!The Mt. Hood Territory WINE TRAIL TASTING PASS is a unique collection of 12 wineries that will satisfy your palate for exploration. WINE TRAIL TASTING PASS PROGRAM DETAILS: This is a mobile-exclusive product, no need to print anything out. You can redeem everything right from your phone. The TASTING PASS is available for purchase August 3-October 27, 2016, and must be used by November 27, 2016. The WINE TRAIL TASTING PASS provides potential savings of $40....  Read More
ST. PETER'S
08/05/2016 | Art, Heritage, The Dalles
Walk in the history of this landmark in The Dalles. Originally known as St Peters Catholic Church, St Peter's Landmark was built in 1897. It was almost torn down but the community banded together to keep it standing.Old St. Peter's Landmark, originally known as St. Peter's Catholic Church, was built in 1897, and was dedicated on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1898. In 1970, the Monsignor of the Church declared that the church should be torn down and the bricks sold. At the time, a new church was being built that would hold more parishioners and would provide easier access for Senior Citizens.A small band of citizens, concerned that such an exquisite building should be destroyed, formed Old St. Peter's...  Read More
BEAUTIFUL MULTNOMAH
08/05/2016 | Hiking, Recreation, Troutdale, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
Come see the view from the top of the mighty Multnomah Falls! This 2.6-mile hike takes you up switchbacks that give you beautiful views of the Columbia River Gorge all the way up to the 620 ft drop that is the beautiful Multnomah Falls! This waterfall is steeped in history as it is the crown jewel along the Columbia River Highway.HistoryLumber baron and philanthropist Simon Benson donated the land that the falls sit upon and funded the construction of the iconic Benson Bridge in front of Multnomah Falls, the tallest waterfall in Oregon and the Columbia Gorge's most recognizable natural landmark. Benson's generosity later helped citizens work with timber companies in the 1940s and 1950s to secure protection of...  Read More
DOG FRIENDLY INN
08/04/2016 | Lodging, The Dalles
Bring your pup with you on your trip to The Dalles! The Dalles Inn is a pet-friendly place to stay in the historic downtown. Enjoy the beautiful sunny Dalles and all the wonderful activities surrounding it like hiking, biking, golf, whitewater rafting & kayaking, windsurfing, kite boarding, all while knowing that your dog is welcome at The Dalles Inn.Bring your dog to The Dalles Inn. We have several dog friendly rooms from which to choose. We want all dogs to be comfortable at The Dalles Inn so when you check in, your dog will receive abasket to use during their stay.Learn more about The Dalles Inn pet policy.Discover more attractions, events, and activities you wont want to miss out on...  Read More
TROUTDALE CAR SHOW
08/02/2016 | Art, Event, Transportation, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
Come on down to Troutdale for the Troutdale Kiwanis Car Show, displaying cars of all makes and models! Not only is this a great opportunity to enjoy these classic cars, but proceeds go to children's charities! Make a difference and have fun in Troutdale, August 7th!The 2016 Car Show will be our 13th showing off once again cars of all makes, models and years. The date this year will be August 7th starting at 9:00 am and wrapping up around 3:00 pm. Proceeds from our show will be going to Doernbecher Childrens Cancer Program, Randall Childrens Hospital and Troutdale Kiwanis Kids are Key Programs.You can learn more about the Troutdale Kiwanis Car Show by visiting their website.Discover more attractions,...  Read More
SPRINGHOUSE CELLAR
08/02/2016 | Event, Food, Hood River, Winery
Springhouse Cellar Winery offers great local wine that is focused on sustainability, and wine that captures the taste of The Columbia River Gorge. Whether you want to take their wine home in their reusable bottles, sit back and taste the wine on tap or enjoy the outdoor ruins event space they offer, you are sure to enjoy your experience.OUR MISSION...It has been noted that "good wines taste like the fruit...but great wine tastes like the place." In that spirit it is our hope to make wine that somehow approximates the jaw-droppingly beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. Springhouse embodies the spirit of the Gorge, producing handcrafted, natural, vibrant, vineyard-designate, Northwest wines in the cellar of a rustic downtown Hood River...  Read More
ZIP LINE ADVENTURE!
08/02/2016 | Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Come to the mountain for a zip lining adventure, at Mt. Hood Adventure Park! Mt. Hood offers 365 days of fun whether it's sunny summer or snowy winter! Fly through 800 ft. of air for an exhilarating trip and a beautiful view!800' Long Zip LinesHarness in and step up to the three-story tower and departure point for the 800 long Zip Lines. Well lock you in and send you flying over the top of the park while you flip, twist, swing, or just hold on tight. High above the ground youll have a beautiful view of Mt. Hood and the Mt. Hood National Forest.Learn more about zip lining at Mt. Hood Adventure Park at: www.skibowl.com/summer/mt-hood-activities/zip-line-portlandDiscover more attractions, events and activities...  Read More
DRY CREEK FALLS
08/01/2016 | Cascade Locks, Hiking, Hood River, Recreation, Waterfalls
If you are looking for something to do this summer, The Columbia River Gorge is chock full of beautiful hikes brimming with waterfalls. One of them, Dry Creek Falls, is a great easy hike. 4.5 miles and featuring beautiful Dry Creek Falls, you do need a NW Forest Path to get to it, but it's worth every step.An out and back hike along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) that begins in Cascade Locks and meanders through beautiful forest to Herman Creek. Dry Creek Falls is a beautiful waterfall that often gets overlooked by hikers. The trail is straight forward, although finding the trailhead from the parking area can be tricky. To access the trailhead, cross the road that leads to...  Read More
FARM 2 FORK
08/01/2016 | Agritourism, Event, Food, The Dalles
Calling all Locavores! If you love eating food grown right here in the Columbia River Gorge then come on down to Farm 2 Fork! This ticketed event showcases food from the local area served up by local chefs! The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, announces its Second Annual Farm to Fork Progressive Food, Art and Wine Dinner scheduled for August 27th from 4:00pm-8:00 pm, featuring the best of the best in The Dalles.This Dinner is designed to reconnect guests to the source of their culinary palate and celebrate the bounty of Autumn Harvest.The Farm-to-Fork Progressive Food & Wine Dinner includes six courses of delectable local goods prepared by Local Renowned Chefs Mark Linebarger and Tamara Huffman.Tickets on sale now. $100...  Read More
CAZADERO INN
07/29/2016 | Estacada, Food, Mt Hood Territory
If you are looking for a nice Steakhouse to go to, come on down to the Cazadero Inn! With a beautiful view of the Clackamas River by the window and delicious food, you are sure to have a good time!Sit down in a relaxing atmosphere with a cold drink and delicious dinner over-looking the pristine Clackamas River. A Full Sports Bar, Video Lottery, and Family Dining Room, makes any time a great time to visit the Cazadero Inn.Check out their great menu at: cazaderoinn.com/restaurant/Discover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out on while visiting: Mt Hood Territory. Dont forget to visit Mt Hood Territory for more information about the regions attractions and lodging before your trip to...  Read More
COUNTRY COTTAGE
07/28/2016 | Hood River, Lodging
If you are looking for a lovely getaway to the countryside, come on down to Draper Girls' Country Cottage. Beautiful views and close proximity to many of the great things to do in The Columbia River Gorge, and Mt Hood! If you are looking to relax, enjoy the swing and hang out with the animals. Are you looking for something different Then take a break from that congested city life in the quiet, beautiful Hood River Valley. The Columbia Gorge is known for its wide range of outdoor activities in the Pacific Northwest. There is something here for everyone. We invite you, your family and friends to stay on our 40 acre farm for some rest and relaxation time.This...  Read More
FAIRVIEW FESTIVAL
07/27/2016 | Event, Fairview, Food, West Columbia River Gorge
10 years of fun and food, The Fairview On The Green Festival is just around the corner. Come on down August 20th for a cruise in, live music, local artisans, and fun activities for the kids too! It's a great way to spend a summer day!Celebrating its 10th year this late summer festival has entertained and enhanced our community and has become our signature event. This years event will host a cruise-in. We will have a 50/50, raffle, class award, and dash plaques. As well as the island themed food in the beer garden we will have a selection of other food offerings and deserts. Local and out of town artisans sell their crafts, live music, live...  Read More
CALL TO ARTISTS
07/26/2016 | Art, Event, Hood River
Calling all Columbia River Gorge Artists! If you want to be a part of the 2017 Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour, then you need to get your applications in for next year! Applications for the juried art show and tour are due by September 1st! This event is a great way to showcase your art and experience other Gorge artists as well. Applications are now being sought for the 2017 Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour, scheduled for April 208-30, 2017. This is an annual, juried, self-guided tour of Columbia River Gorge artist studios during Blossom Festival. Now in its 11th year, the tour provides an opportunity for the public to meet artists at work in their studios.Applications are due Sept....  Read More
MOUNTAIN STAR PARTY
07/25/2016 | Event, Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Villages of Mt. Hood
Come bring your little (or big) astronomer to Timberline at Mt Hood Saturday, August 6th, for the Star Party put on by Timberline and US Forest Service. Starting at 8 pm, the party will take place in the Salmon River Parking Lot east of the Lodge. Come enjoy a beautiful night of stargazing and learning!Astronomy Professor Dr. Todd Duncan of the Science Integration Institute, along with a number of amateur astronomers, will provide telescopes for the public to view the Moon, Saturn, ancient star clusters, galaxies, dying stars, and the center of our Milky Way galaxy from an elevation of 6,000 feet on the southern slope of Mount Hood.Throughout the night, astronomers will answer questions from the public during this...  Read More
FARMERS MARKET
07/22/2016 | Agritourism, Art, Event, Food, The Dalles
Come on down to the Farmers Market at The Dalles every Saturday From 9 am to 1pm at City Park! Enjoy local produce and handmade goods my the folks from the area!The Dalles Farmers Market primary purpose shall be to educate and inform the local and regional consumers of the locally and regionally produced food choices; to educate and inform the local and regional consumers of the health, social, economic and other benefits of locally and regionally produced foods available to them and to provide an opportunity for the local and regional producers to sell, and local and regional consumers to purchase, locally and regionally produced foods.Learn more about the market at: www.thedallesfarmersmarket.com/Discover more attractions, events, and activities you wont...  Read More
CASA EL MIRADOR
07/22/2016 | Food, The Dalles
Located in The Dalles, this is a great restaurant for a nice night out. Serving food in The Dalles for 20 years, you are sure to love the friendly atmosphere and fresh ingredients.CASA EL MIRADOR is proud to be a part of The Dalles community. We strive for the best possible food and service using only the freshest and finest ingredients available. You have our commitment to quality, value and your complete satisfaction.CASA EL MIRADOR has been serving the Columbia Gorge Region since 1994. We offer a complete menu of quality authentic Mexican Food. Casa El Mirador offers a Fiesta of Flavors in fine Mexican food.Visit their website and check out their website at: http://casaelmirador.com/about/Discover more attractions, events, and...  Read More
ADVENTURE SLIDE
07/22/2016 | Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Come up to Mt Hood Adventure Park for the exciting Alpine Slide! 1/2 mile of exciting turns and beautiful views of the mountainside. Great for parties and families come to the mountain and experience adventure!The Pacific Northwests only ˝ Mile Dual Alpine Slide, this major attraction sends you flying down a half mile track of twists and turns through mountain meadows before dropping you back off in the base area of Skibowl West. Two side-by-side tracks let you ride alongside family and friends as you take banked turns, S-curves and hairpin thrills at the speed of your choice.Start with a leisurely trip up the mountain on the Scenic Sky Chairs, and then prepare for a roller coaster ride down the...  Read More
R&R GUESTHOUSE
07/22/2016 | Lodging, The Dalles
Experience the finest hospitality while staying at the R & R Guesthouse in The Dalles. Enjoy an elegant outdoor dinner, a swim in the heated saltwater pool and then relax your muscles in the therapeutic massage hot tub. After a luxurious stay at the R & R Guesthouse and a locally sourced breakfast get ready to discover all attractions The Dalles and Columbia River Gorge has to offer. This is a private turn of the century classic home which has been completely updated to todays standards and expectations. A unique blend of classic charm and contemporary finish. Luxury bathrooms, towels, and bedding. Library / Media room, Lounge seating areas, Honor Bar, Private outdoor space, Heated pool, Massage hot tub, Chase...  Read More
JERRY GARCIA'S BIRTHDAY
07/20/2016 | Art, Event, Food, Heritage, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Winery
Come down to McMenamins to celebrate the birthday of the late Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, Sunday July 31st! A full day of music, and enjoy handcrafted brews and wines while celebrating the birthday of Jerry Garcia.Truly one of the most fun and festive events of the summer, Jerry Garcia's Birthday is a devil of a good time check out live music, join in the colorful Tie-Dye Golf Tournament, pay respects at the "Garcia Bronze" sculpture set in a wooded glen, enjoy handcrafted McMenamins ales, wines and spirits and more.Learn more about the bands playing and the Tie-Dye event at: www.mcmenamins.com/events/151961-Jerry-Garcias-BirthdayDiscover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out on while visiting: The West Columbia River Gorge....  Read More
COUNTY FAIR FUN
07/20/2016 | Event, Food, Hood River
Come one, come all to the Hood River County Fairgrounds for the 89th Annual Hood River County Fair, July 27th-30th! Fun for the whole family, come down for food, rides, music and fun activities for the kids too! Everyone is sure to have a blast!Wool Busting! is back. Kids up to 55 pounds and younger than 12 can try their hand at riding sheep. Its a start for the next generation of rodeo stars. Shows daily. The championship ride is Saturday at 5:30 p.m.Theres fun for bigger kids, too, including the Buck-A-Ewe mechanical sheep. Its exciting rodeo action for kids over 55 pounds, and younger than age 12. There are also Just for Fun roping clinics for kids of all...  Read More
ESTACADA SUMMER FUN!
07/18/2016 | Art, Estacada, Event, Food, Mt Hood Territory, Shopping
Come on down to Estacada for the 16th Annual Estacada Summer Celebration, July 21st-23rd! Come and celebrate the arts at this fun festival with live music, arts and crafts for the kids and tons of art vendors, this free event is a great way to spend a summer Saturday! Saturday morning brings fun activities for children with giant puppets, lots of live music, free hands-on art activities for children and adults, a silent art auction, lots of food vendors and the beautiful Broadway Street art fair. It is an opportunity for residents and visitors to celebrate this wonderful community through the art.Learn more about this great event and check out the full line up of events at: estacadasc.org/Discover more...  Read More
ANTIQUE CAR SHOW
07/15/2016 | Art, Event, Heritage, The Dalles, Transportation
Come on down to The Dalles Saturday, July 23rd, and see the Antique Car Tour! Food and beer and beautiful pieces of history are sure to make the day memorable!As part of the Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial Celebration, the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway is hosting an Antique Car Tour, Saturday, July 23, 2016 from Troutdale to The Dalles.The tour will conclude at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, which is hosting a BBQ & Brews welcome from 4 to 7 p.m. The museum will have free admission after 4 p.m.; exhibits will close at 5. Restrooms will be open until 7 p.m. Barbecue choices include ribs $12; chicken $10; burgers $9; side dishes of potato salad,...  Read More
CELILO RESTAURANT
07/15/2016 | Food, Hood River, Uncategorized
Celilo Restaurant and Bar is a great place to go if you are looking for delicious food from local and sustainable producers. Their mission is to provide great tasting food with as small of a footprint on the environment as possible.At Celilo, we are committed to a healthy and sustainable future. To achieve our goals of responsible business ownership, we focus on one critical aspect of all that we do: LOCAL.Local started out as a mantra regarding the purchasing of our ingredients in the kitchen. The reasons there are obvious. We source high quality, fresh food, grown miles from our doorstep. We make every attempt to buy naturally raised products and organic products when available.Other considerations have also arisen. We...  Read More
SUNSET HORSE RIDE
07/15/2016 | Agritourism, Hood River, Recreation, Transportation
Have you ever wanted to go horse back riding How about along trails that let you see the beautiful mountains of the Cascades as the sun sets, spectacular colors everywhere Double Mountain Horse Ranch offers guided horse rides to view the many beautiful parts of the Gorge.View the glory of the skys ever changing color mirrored on the snowy tops of both Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Engage all of your senses as shadows grow long. This ride takes the same route as the Hood River Fruit Loop ride or on hot evenings the Above the Colombia River Gorge ride. Well tell you the days location on your reservation. Bring your Apres-ride refreshments, hang out and watch the...  Read More
CROWN POINT RV PARK
07/14/2016 | Corbett, Lodging, Road Trip, West Columbia River Gorge
If you need a place to pull your RV in while you explore the Gorge, Crown Point RV Park is a great place for you. Located in a prime location for exploring, it offers all the amenities you may need. Come explore the Gorge and stay at Crown Point!Crown Point is located at the beginning of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. It is surrounded by some of Oregon's most beautiful waterfall areas and scenic views. Crown Point is enhanced by the country air, blue skies, bright stars, and cool summer evenings.Learn more about Crown Point RV Park at: www.crownpointrvpark.com/index.htmlDiscover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out on while visiting: The West Columbia River Gorge. Dont...  Read More
SONG CIRCLES AT VISTA HOUSE
07/13/2016 | Corbett, Event, Heritage, West Columbia River Gorge
Next Friday, July 22nd at 7 pm, Vista House will be hosting Song Circles! Come down and enjoy a beautiful sunset cast along the The Columbia River gorge, while singing along to campfire and folk songs! Love music And the Gorge Join musicians for a Song Circle with a view of the Columbia River Gorge. Sing along, play along, or just sit back and enjoy. Folk and campfire songs. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and a chair. This event is suitable for all ages. Meet at Vista House at Crown Point; east of Portland just past Corbett on the Historic Columbia River Highway. Free.Learn more at: oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm do=thingstodo.dsp_event&eventId=45284Discover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to...  Read More
OUTDOOR DINNER THEATRE
07/12/2016 | Art, Event, Food, Hood River
A classic tale of love and trust, Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing will be performed this Thursday and Friday (July 14th and 15th) by Plays for Non-Profits at Stonehedge Gardens in Hood River for an outdoor dinner theatre experience. Come join in this comedic tale of witty banter, love, and gossip. The show is produced and directed by Lynda Dallman, director of Plays for Non-Profits. Tickets for dinner and the show are just $40, $35 for students and seniors and groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at Waucoma Bookstore, Stonehedge Gardens Restaurant and online at www.showtix4u.com. Show dates are July 7, 8, and 14 at 7 p.m. for dinner followed by the show at 8:15 p.m. There...  Read More
MT HOOD QUILT SHOW
07/11/2016 | Art, Event, Heritage, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Rhododendron, Villages of Mt. Hood
This year marks the 19th Annual Mt Hood Oregon Trail Quilt Show which will take a look at the past and present of quilt making styles. Learn about the different styles settlers had for quilt making while comparing them to modern day contemporary styles. This event will be free admission and the exhibit will take place in the historic Village of Rhododendron on July 16-17th noon to 5pm.The heritage of our quilting traditions is celebrated in this two-day event. Held in the Village of Rhododendron during the month of July, this special event brings together heritage quilts of the past --such as those dating back to the days of the Oregon Trail,hand-sewn by those who made the 2,000-plus mile journey...  Read More
RIVERFRONT TRAIL
07/08/2016 | Hiking, Recreation, The Dalles
If you are looking for a nice scenic riverfront hike then look no further. The Dalles Riverfront trail offers a family friendly stroll along the beautiful Columbia River, with beautiful views of the surrounding hills and landscapes.Trail Details Type: Out and back Distance: 3 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 200 feet Difficulty: Easy Family Friendly Family Friendly: Yes Restrooms Restrooms: Yes Trailhead Pass Trailhead Pass: NoTrail Description This easy trail starts at the Discovery Center in The Dalles and meanders along the Columbia River. The area has plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities.Learn more about this hike and where it starts at: gorgefriends.org/hike-the-gorge/the-dalles-riverfront-trail.htmlDiscover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out on while visiting The Dalles. Dont forget to...  Read More
PIZZA & A MOVIE
07/08/2016 | Food, Hood River, Winery
Andrew's Pizza and Skylight Theatre is the perfect place to stop in for something to eat in Hood River, with comfy seats in the theater, and hand made, hand tossed pizza's and calzones. This theater and movie experience as been around for 25 years and is proudly family owned and operated. What started twenty-five years ago as a small family run business has grown into several businesses still owned and operated by Andrew and his wife Melissa. BC (before children) you would find them both in the small shop, Melissa baking cakes and pastries and Andrew tossing pizzas. What started with one employee, the not so cheap labor of having your dad working with you, to now employing over thirty....  Read More
SIXTH STREET BISTRO
07/08/2016 | Food, Hood River
If you need a date night spot, Sixth Street Bistro is a great place for a night out. Featuring food made from Oregon's local bounty, decorated with work from local artists and located in Hood River, this restaurant is perfect for a taste of The Gorge.We moved to Hood River in 2000 for the active lifestyle, and quickly fell in love with the abundance of activities, friendly people, and delicious local food. In 2009 we bought Sixth Street Bistro, happily fulfilling a dream of owning our own restaurant after working 17 years in the industry.We are committed to a healthy and sustainable future, and we are pleased that our food options represent the best of the Pacific Northwests local...  Read More
SUMMER SNOW
07/08/2016 | Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation, Skiing, Snowboading
This weekend skiers and snowboarders of Mt Hood are sure to be happy. The forecast calls for snow! Enjoy some fresh powder up at Timberline, the only spot you can ski all year round!It is July right asks the National Weather Service forecast office in Medford, Ore., which then advises: Get ready for a significant change . . . Snow levels will drop down to 6000 ft. Saturday night and 1-3 inches will be possible in the high Cascades above 6000 ft., including Crater Lake Rim.The fresh snow is sure to delight summer skiers on Mount Hood, where skiing is possible year-round. Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood is still open daily and theyll be having themselves a nice mini...  Read More
CORBETT FUN FEST
07/06/2016 | Corbett, Event, Food, West Columbia River Gorge
Come on down to Corbett OR for our annual 4th of July Fun Festival. A pancake feast in the morning, followed by our traditional Springdale to Corbett parade, then a whole day of of fun activities and live music! Then end the day with a boom at the Corbett Fireworks show!Following the Parade A Full Day of Fun & Activities!A full line up of music, contests, food, attractions, games, a water slide, a mechanical bull, inflatables, paddle boats, archery, human hamster balls, vendor booths, a generational queens court and other great entertainment for everyone plus the only fireworks show in East county. Directions here. Vendors will be open and ready to sell at 11:00 am. | FunZone for kids...  Read More
ART IN THE GORGE
07/06/2016 | Art, Event, Hood River
Come down to Hood River and enjoy Art In The Gorge, an art show and sale celebrating local artists in the Gorge July 1st-3rd. From jewelry to painting to photography to sculpture this show features artists of all types of art. 1 of the 18 artists is Jo Dean Sarins, a metal-smith and enamelist.Fine Art Jewelry by Jo Dean Sarins, metal-smith and enamelist "My works of art are fabricated by hand and are one-of-a-kind. My hope is that you will enjoy wearing your unique piece of jewelry as much as I enjoyed creating it."Learn more about the other this and other artists at the event's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ArtInTheGorge/Discover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out...  Read More
WAUCOMA BOOKS
07/06/2016 | Hood River, Shopping
Waucoma Bookstore has been in Hood River for almost 40 years. Providing its community with books, stationary, freshly ground coffee and tickets to main events in The Gorge, Waucoma offers something for everyone.Waucoma Bookstore serves the Columbia Gorge community as a central gathering place for interesting people and engaging thought. Here you'll find national bestsellers and unheralded treasures for your reading pleasure. Waucoma Bookstore specializes in Pacific Northwest books and related materials such as maps and greeting cards. Waucoma also has a wonderful selection of toys, cards, journals, calendars, and windchimes - something for everyone. We carry Melissa & Doug toys, Folkmanis puppets, and Woodstock windchimes.Learn more about Waucoma Bookstore, maybe even order a book at: www.waucomabookstore.com/Discover...  Read More
HUCKLEBERRY INN
07/06/2016 | Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory
Getaway this weekend and come stay in the cozy Huckleberry Inn! With quick access to many of the mountains activities, whether you are here for business or play Huckleberry Inn has got you covered.Family owned and operated since 1966, Huckleberry Inn has become a well known landmark on Mt. Hood. Centrally located in Government Camp, Huckleberry Inn offers easy access to ski areas, cross country paths, and in the summer, to hiking trails and mountain lakes.With sixteen rooms for lodging, the dorm-style facilities for ski or tour groups; the steakhouse (open during the holiday week and ski season weekends) and the 24 hour family-style restaurant, Huckleberry Inn caters to everyone!Learn more about Huckleberry Inn and all of it's amenities and...  Read More
SANDY FAMILY RESTAURANT
07/03/2016 | Food, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy
This homey family restaurant is a great place to stop in and eat your fill. Enjoy the new renovated interior and fill up on pancakes served all day!We are Sandy Oregons newest Family Friendly restaurant, and the only restaurant in Sandy to offer breakfast all day. So, if you want pancakes for dinner, we have you covered!We are located in Downtown Sandy, right next to the remodeled Sandy Public Library.Our fabulous food choices include dinners with entrees such as country fried steak, roast turkey, chicken strips, pot roast and chicken fettuccine as well as seafood, burgers and sandwiches.Learn more about the Sandy Family Restaurant at: sandyfamilyrestaurant.comDiscover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out on while visiting: Mt...  Read More
CHAINSAW CREATIONS
07/01/2016 | Art, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy
Come by and see the adorable Chainsaw wood carvings like this one at The Gallery At Alder Creek. Filled with a variety of wood sculptures and creations there is sure to be something for everyone, with the added bonus of helping local artists! Established in 1996 by Mike Schmidt, The Gallery At Alder Creek is perched at the base of Mt. Hood. It is a wonderful gallery full of amazing artwork and furniture by some of the best chainsaw carvers and artists around. The gallery carries everything from bears and eagles, to benches and tables, beds and chairs, and much much more.Learn more about The Gallery At Alder Creek and check out some of the artwork featured at: www.galleryaldercreek.com/Discover more...  Read More
FORT DALLES 4TH
07/01/2016 | Event, The Dalles, The Dalles Chamber of Commerce
Happy 4th Of July! Come celebrate Independence Day at the Fort Dalles Forth Festival! The Rocket Run, Independence Day Parade, live music and the biggest fireworks display in Oregon are all happening today! Here are some frequently asked questions answered about Fort Dalles Forth Festival.Q: What time does the park open A: Gates will open at 5pm Sunday July 3rd. Monday, July 4th the park opens at 8:00am.Q: What time does the park close A: Our stage and vendors will shut down no later than 11:00pm. The park will be cleared and closed by 12:00amQ: Will there be seating available A: We do not provide chairs for Preferred or General Admission. You may bring your own blanket or lawn chair...  Read More
ALTITUDE DINING
06/30/2016 | Food, Mt Hood Territory, Welches
Enjoy Cascadian Cuisine in the farm to table restaurant, Altitude located in Welches OR. Featuring dishes made with the bounty of Oregon and seasoned with herbs from their own garden. Whether you are out and about in Mt Hood or are looking for a great place to dine, Altitude is a great place to stop in at.Altitude's arrival on the Mt. Hood dining scene put it near or at the top of everyone's dining wish list. Its un-regimented and casually upscale dining environment allows diners to feel at home in comfortable surroundings. And while the food speaks for itself, an intelligent selection of wines finds its own voice.Located at The Resort at The Mountain, Altitude is a favorite for a...  Read More
HOOD RIVER HOTEL
06/30/2016 | Heritage, Hood River, Lodging
Hood River Hotel is a historic place to stay as you experience everything the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. Enjoy the comfortable lobby with a wood burning fireplace, explore the history of the hotel while looking out onto the beautiful views of the Columbia and the surrounding area. In 1911, the present brick Hood River Hotel building was constructed as an addition to the original 'Mt. Hood Hotel'. By the 1920's the local fire marshal forced the demolition of the wooden portion of the building as a fire hazard. The hotel lobby had already been relocated to the brick 'Annex' to take advantage of the heavy traffic on the bustling Columbia River Scenic Highway that was completed in 1915.By...  Read More
CAMPING AT OXBOW
06/29/2016 | Camping, Recreation, West Columbia River Gorge
Oxbow Regional Park is a great place to camp and set up a base while you explore the many wonders, trails and waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge or you can explore the park itself. With accommodation for RV's, enough space for 6 people in a campsite and even music and story times on Friday and Saturday nights in the summer, Oxbow campgrounds are a great place to stay.Leave the digital life behind and wake up to nature at Oxbow Regional Park. Hike 12 miles of trails, put in at the boat ramp, watch salmon spawn, cast a line, or track the trails of overnight visitors to the rivers sandy beaches.Facilities57 drive-up campsites with picnic table, fire pit, cooking grill...  Read More
SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP
06/29/2016 | Hood River, Recreation, Sailing, Windsurfing
This summer the RS Aero Class is returning to the Columbia River Gorge for the 2016 Aero US National Championship. Whether you sail yourself and want to join or just want to watch, come on down on August 10th-14th and check out 30 or more boats racing on the Columbia River. The Gorge is North America's answer to Europe's Lake Garda, with the thermal breeze accelerating as it compresses through the mountainous Gorge. However, the river current provides a conveyor belt ride back upwind and creates interesting swells to catch downwind adding a whole new dimension to the enjoyment, excitement and race strategies! August 13th-14th sees the main event, the RS Aero National Championships. Organizers...  Read More
CABINS IN THE LOCKS
06/28/2016 | Cascade Locks, Hood River, Lodging
Stay in comfy cabins as you look out onto the Columbia River Gorge at The Bride Of The Gods Motel. This motel offers standard room, cabins and a RV park for you to stay in. This is a great place to stay if you are exploring the Gorge.We offer a wide range of accommodations to fit most needs and budgets, including:Charming Motel Rooms many with KitchenettesDelux Self Contained CabinsRV SpacesWe are located at Cascade Locks, Oregon on the South side of the Columbia River by the historic Bridge of the Gods and just a short drive off Interstate 84.We are nestled in the Cascade Mountain Range and the pristine Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, just minutes from a multitude...  Read More
NIGHT AT THE THEATRE
06/28/2016 | Art, Event, Heritage, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy
The Sandy Actors Theatre has been around since 1976 providing it's community with quality theater productions. Through many name changes the SAT has continually produced quality theatre and kids programs for the Sandy area including full seasons. While the 2015/2016 season has just winded down the children summer program will be starting in August with the season starting up again in September.Sandy Actors Theatre began in June 1976 as the One Way Theatre in Sandy, Oregon. In March 1979, the group became known as The Sandy Community Players. Sandy Community Players performed in many locations within Sandy before finding its home in Heritage Square. The theater saw many different theatrical perspectives throughout its history. SCP was known for producing musical...  Read More
KLINDT'S: OREGON'S OLDEST BOOKSTORE
06/24/2016 | Heritage, Shopping, The Dalles
Come on up to The Dalles and visit the oldest bookstore in Oregon! Original bookshelves tell as many stories as they hold in a store that has been selling books and stationary since 1870 along the scenic Dalles. Come down and explore classic and new books in the historic Klindt's Bookstore.Klindts Booksellers has been selling books, stationery, journals and office supplies since 1870. Located in the scenic town of the The Dalles, along the banks of Oregons famous Columbia River, Klindts Booksellers is a beacon of the community.Entering Klindts Booksellers is like taking a step back in time. With the original floors, cabinets and bookshelves, you can browse new and classic book titles, greeting cards and beautiful stationary in a...  Read More
SHOPPING IN THE GORGE
06/23/2016 | Shopping, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
Troutdale is the Gateway To The Gorge, and it has one of the best outlet malls in the Gorge area. Featuring some of your favorite brands, and a situated right off I-84, you are sure to find something to buy, whether it be for you, or for someone else. Conveniently located just 15 minutes east of Portland and Portland International Airport, Columbia Gorge Outlets is situated directly off Interstate 84, Exit 17 in Troutdale. Columbia Gorge Outlets features a fabulous selection of brand name outlet stores including Adidas, Carter's, Coach & Coach Men's, Eddie Bauer Outlet, G. H. Bass & Company , Gap Outlet, Harry & David, Loft Outlet, Pendleton, Samsonite, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen and more, all tax-free!Learn more...  Read More
BEST ROAD TRIP
06/22/2016 | Recreation, Road Trip, West Columbia River Gorge
If you're ready for the best road trip in the United States then pack your bags and head to Oregon. WalletHub rated each of the 50 states in the following major categories: driving & lodging costs, road conditions & safety, and fun & scenic attractions. With aggregated data from sources including the National Park Service, FBI, and TripAdvisor, Oregon was declared the first place winner for Best Road Trip! It's no surprise to anyone who has traveled on Oregon's Historic Columbia River Highway that you couldn't find a road trip better than along the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge.At the Oregon Tourism Commission, also known as Travel Oregon, global communications director Linea Gagliano said she absolutely agrees with WalletHub's assessment. "Oregon...  Read More
BEST OF THE GORGE
06/22/2016 | Art, Event, Hood River
Opening June 29th at Columbia Center For The Arts is the show Best Of The Gorge, featuring some of the best artists and artwork the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. The opening reception is on July 1, 6-8pm and the exhibition goes on through June 29-July 31.The Columbia Center for the Arts hosts its Best of the Gorge exhibition, celebrating the best artwork produced by mid-Columbia River Gorge artists. The show has become an annual event that draws in visitors from around the world to experience some of the finest art in the region.The Columbia River Gorge is a place of unparalleled beauty and features stunning and quiet natural beauty and spectacular scenery. Our relationship with this landscape and...  Read More
RAFTING FUN!
06/22/2016 | Rafting, Recreation, Sandy, West Columbia River Gorge
White water rafting is an absolute blast and the Columbia River Gorge offers so many rivers and streams perfect for it. Enjoy racing down canyons and rivers, and feel your heart race on natures roller coaster. River Drifters offers all the equipment you will need and has many different options on which rides will be right for your experience level. Sandy River is one of the many places to go white water rafting in the Columbia River Gorge area.About the Sandy Gorge River RaftingThe Sandy Gorge is probably one of the best kept secrets on Portlands doorstep. This run is truly the closest rafting to Portland. Nestled just off of HWY 26 near Sandy, lies one of the most beautiful...  Read More
BED & BREAKFAST
06/22/2016 | Hood River, Lodging
Bed and Breakfast's are a great way to go away and relax without having to go very far, or to put your head down after a day full of activities. With that home away from home feel, at Gorge View Bed and Breakfast you can relax while looking out to the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. With a variety of rooms to fit your needs and budget, they are a great place to stop in Hood River.Built in 1912, Gorge View has Victorian styling, showing Hood River's classic tradition.We are located just walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants.Relax and enjoy our oversized wraparound front porch with panoramic views of the Columbia River and snowcapped Mt. Adams.Our friendly hosts and guests...  Read More
MCCORD CREEK FALLS
06/22/2016 | Hiking, Recreation, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
Upper McCord Creek Falls is a beautiful double waterfall well worth the hike. Featuring beautiful views of The Gorge and Mt Adams, this family friendly hike is a great idea for a day trip in The Gorge.This hike begins at the same location as the Nesmith Point and Elowah hikes. Follow trail #400 along an abandoned road and up a steep incline, where you will come across a junction. Bear right and follow the trail uphill toward McCord Creek Falls. After a few switchbacks, the view will open up to great vistas of the Gorge and Mt. Adams. The trail is cut into the wall and has railings for safety. You will see Elowah Falls from the top, just before...  Read More
FRUIT LOOP
06/22/2016 | Agritourism, Hood River, Parkdale, Road Trip
The Fruit Loop in Hood River is a 35 mile scenic drive past of local farms filled with produce gorgeous pear, cherry, apple, nectarine and peach orchards, where youll find farm stands, wineries, breweries, alpaca ranches, lavender farms, and great jams, jellies, pies, wines, beer, and more. So jump in the car and enjoy the ride! This can be your family's local road trip!Grab a free Fruit Loop map anywhere along the Loop, or pick one up at the Hood River County Visitor Center. (Please note that this is an agricultural area, so not all businesses are open during the fall and winter season. Please check the Fruit Loop website for detailsand for a complete list of available u-pick...  Read More
SNOW PLAY
06/22/2016 | Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Skiing, Snowboading
Standing tall at 11,250 feet, Mt Hood is a beautiful sight to behold; And even more fun to ski down. Offering one of the longest ski seasons in the country, come cool off at the many fun snow activities Mt Hood offers, whether you are going solo, or are with the whole family. From skiing ans snowboarding down the mountain in summer, even tubing at night down ramps lit up by colorful lights, Mt Hood makes sure you are never bored.The Mountain is a jolly good place to play in the winter for families and extreme adventurers alike. Ski, snowboard, go snowmobiling, trek on snowshoe, cross country ski. Treat the kids to tubing, sledding, snowball fights and hot chocolate. Build...  Read More
DRIVE THROUGH HISTORY
06/22/2016 | Biking, Event, Hiking, Mosier, Recreation, The Dalles, Troutdale, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
The Historic Colombia River Highway is turning 100 this year and it is a great way to view the majestic and breath taking beauty of the Gorge carved by floods thousands of years ago, as well as the peaceful greenery you will travel through. If you are looking for a place to take a road trip, this is a must. Basalt cliffs, river fronts, waterfalls, and hikes galore, and not to mention the beautiful Vista House. Connecting Troutdale to The Dalles, The Columbia River Historic Highway is a must to see.Troutdale and the Sandy:To begin your journey from Portland, take Interstate 84 east to exit 17. Follow the signs through the quaint town of Troutdale, where you can visit...  Read More
TIMBERLINE LODGE
06/22/2016 | Heritage, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Skiing
Timberline Lodge is one of the Historic Hotel's of America, has been in The Shining, and offers access to the only ski area in North America open all 12 months. Come stay in our cozy rooms, explore the history of this hotel built during the depression in our museum, and enjoy our amenities like a heated pool, sauna, and hot tub. Timberline Lodge is beautiful inside and out with murals, woodcarvings, and spectacular views of both the top of the mountain and what will feel like the rest of the world. We offer many different styles of rooms to fit your needs and budget.Think Timberline Lodge is cool Just wait until you see your room. Warm, comfortable and inviting....  Read More
TASTY TAD'S
06/22/2016 | Food, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
Tad's Chicken'n Dumplings has been a local tradition for almost 100 years. First established during Prohibition, Tad's has always been a place were people could come from near and far to enjoy good American comfort food. Overlooking the Sandy river from their year round open air patio, you can look out onto gorgeous waters as you dine on some of the best food around.  Yes, There Really Was a Tad!Its spring again, the smelt have just finished their spring run, and were in the mood to share some amazing facts about Tads with you.Did you know that Tads, as a local institution, is nearly eighty years old Handsome Tad Johnson, known locally as a rascal and a fisherman, (in that...  Read More
PACKARD ORCHARDS
06/22/2016 | Agritourism, Hood River
Packard Orchards is having their grand opening this weekend at The Farm Place! This 4th generation family farm has over 100+ acres of land filled with hand picked fresh fruit. Come on in, bring the family, and enjoy the Farm!The Packer family invites you and your family to the Grand opening weekend at the new Packer Orchards & Farm Place.Join us for a fun filled weekend as we present to you our new farm stand and working farm for you to tour and enjoy.Stay a while, tour the farm, have a picnic, and visit our new U-Pick strawberry patch!Learn about our new events and avtivites for the upcoming summer!Come hungry and leave happy with homemade strawberry shortcake on us!LOCATION:Packer Orchards...  Read More
TAMANAWAS FALLS
06/22/2016 | Government Camp, Hiking, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Waterfalls
Come enjoy the beautiful views of hiking Mt Hood, and climb the trail leading to Tamanawas Falls. Cross log bridges, follow creeks and enjoy the beautiful forestry surrounding the mountain. There are basically two approaches to Tamanawas Falls. This hike begins at the Tamanawas Falls Trail head along highway 35. After crossing the East Fork of the Hood River, turn right on Trail #650 and follow the river for about a half mile. Then the trail takes a sharp left turn on the point of a cliff with a great view and heads into the Cold Spring Creek Canyon. Soon you intersect Trail #650A which is directly ahead of you as Trail #650 makes a sharp right and continues on...  Read More
SOROSIS PARK
06/22/2016 | Recreation, The Dalles
Sorosis Park is a blink and you'll miss it place, but this is one park you don't want to miss. Sitting on top of a hill that overlooks a gorgeous view of the Columbia Gorge, it is 15 acres of space filled with everything from tennis courts, Frisbee golf and even a huge playground with a dragon on it! This 15-acre park is the largest in The Dalles, and includes picnic area, playground, rose gardens, tennis court, frisbee golf, and walking trail. The Veterans Memorial is on the overlook point. The park was founded by the Sorosis Club, an early-day national womens group. The local chapter also founded City Park, the Carnegie Library, and saved Fort Dalles Surgeon's Quarters from...  Read More
MOUNTAIN DINING
06/22/2016 | Food, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory
Dine at the top of the world at Timberline Lodge's Cascade Dining Hall. At 6,000 ft elevation Timberline lodge offers beautiful views, with delicious food all from Oregon's bounty as well as a building full of history. A pioneering spirit of craftsmanship paired with a deep-rooted connection to the region inspires Timberlines culinary program. Timberline is at the center of Oregons bounty, surrounded by mountain streams and a plentiful ocean teeming with fish, rolling fields of fresh and organic produce and locally-raised livestock and poultry. All tended by producers with a common goal. Chef Jason Stoller Smith and Timberlines talented culinary brigade share this vision and invite you to Taste Oregon in the Cascade Dining Room.Learn more about The Cascade...  Read More
WINDSURFING
06/22/2016 | Hood River, Recreation, Windsurfing
Known internationally as the windsurfing capital of the world, Hood River's prime windsurfing season has just kicked off. Come enjoy, sun and swells at the best place to windsurf in the world, whether you've never touched a sail, or if you are a veteran, we have something for you. Here are a some frequently asked questions to get you started on your adventure.When is the windiest season While many locals windsurf year round in the Gorge, the most reliable (and warmest) wind is from June through September.Which airport do I fly into Portland International Airport (PDX). From there, take 205S to 84E, and 60 miles later youll be at Hood River.What is the weather like in the summer Summer...  Read More
EDGEFIELD
06/22/2016 | Art, Brewery, Heritage, Lodging, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Winery
Historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, is a destination resort encompassing a 74-acre parcel of farmland at the mouth of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area. It is a 20-minute drive to or from the center of downtown Portland and about 15 minutes from Portland International Airport. Outside is a welcoming environment for dog and bikes where you can visit an onsite glassblower and potter; on the inside they have wine tasting, a theater, a pool hall, top-notch food and whimsical murals that echo the history of restored building and farm.  The guestrooms at Edgefield vary in size and feature whimsical artwork, comfy chenille-covered beds and vintage furnishings. Guests may choose from rooms with...  Read More
BUS TO MULTNOMAH
06/22/2016 | Event, Recreation, Transportation, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
To the east of Portland in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, is a waterfall that draws crowds all year round: Multnomah Falls. The highest waterfall in Oregon it is one of the most visited natural attractions in Oregon. Surrounded by greenery, history and tons of hikes all with spectacular views it's not a wonder why. This year marks not only the 100th anniversary of the highway that runs in front of it, but also the start of something new. Starting this summer a shuttle bus program that will take riders round trip from Portland to Rooster Rock Park and then to Multnomah Falls. The Oregon Dept. of Transportation kicks off a summer shuttle bus program next week, offering...  Read More
LAVENDER DAZE
06/22/2016 | Agritourism, Event, Hood River, Mt. Hood
Join us July 2nd-3rd For the 12th annual Lavender Daze Festival at Mt. Hood Lavender Farm! Live music, tons of activities for the kids and beautiful views of the lavender fields against Oregon countryside, it is the perfect way to spend a weekend! Saturday: 10am-5pmSunday: 10am-5pmLive Music Saturday 10:00-Noon Jess Clemons & Anderson Gould 12:30-2:30 Moe Dixon 3:00-5:00 Bonneville Power TrioSunday 10:30-Noon Alonzo Garbonzo 12:30-2:30 Kay Floria and Randy Bell 3:00-5:00 Wasco BrothersDE LA HI BBQ Local WinesLadybug release party & Children's ActivitiesbyTeacher Janet at Our Children's Place"Kids, help us release beneficial Ladybugs into our wildflower garden!"(Check in with Teacher Janet when you arrive and sign up for the Ladybug Release, it will be going on both days, several times...  Read More
INDEPENDENCE DAY
06/22/2016 | Event, The Dalles
Spend the 4th of July at The Dalles with a full day of events for everyone! From the Rocket Run, The Independence Day parade and a concert to look forward to before the largest fireworks show in Oregon, there is sure to be something for everyone! Plan your trip to The Dalles ahead of the crowd! Monday, July 4thRocket Run (1k/3k/5k/10k) Walk/Run on Riverfront Trail Registration: 6:30am pre-registration HERE or forms can be printed and mailed to The Dalles Main Street HERE Run: 7:30amCommunity Breakfast 7:00am 10:00amCommunity Yoga Presented by: Pure Yoga 9:00am 10:00amIndependence Day Parade Presented by: The Dalles Chamber of Commerce 10:00am Standard parade route.Family Funzone 12:00pm 5:00pmLaunch Party 6:30pm 10:00pm Concert Lineup & more info coming soonOregons...  Read More
BIKE THE GORGE
06/22/2016 | Biking, Event, Mosier, Recreation, The Dalles
Take in the Gorge in a way you might not have seen it before: On your bike! On June 18th, 2016 Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway is hosting their 10th annual Gorge Ride fundraising event. Come pedal along the Historic Columbia River Highway state trail while stopping to enjoy spectacular views and tasty snacks at rest stops along the way. Whether youre a serious cyclists or a causal bike rider, this event is meant to be a day that is fun for all:Bicyclists will again ride on the Historic Columbia River Highway from the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles to the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in Mosier, and will then continue on to...  Read More
R&D ORCHARDS
06/22/2016 | Agritourism, Parkdale, The Dalles
Ryan Bond, a second-generation grower in The Dalles, Oregon has been featured in an article on goodfruit.com. Ryan manages about 800 acres at R&D Orchards where he grows cherries, pears and apples. Although Ryan didn't always want to be farmer by the age of 23 he was in charge of 200 acres in Parkdale, Oregon and has been growing ever since. Read Ryan's advice for new growers starting out below.What would you tell new growers starting out Farmings not easy. If it was, everybody would do it. Dont expect to get the cushy job riding around in the pickup right off the bat. Youre going to put in your hours. When I was first starting out it was frost...  Read More
ELOWAH FALLS
06/22/2016 | Hiking, Recreation, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
A quick hike with a big reward, the Elowah Falls trail is one of the best short day hikes in the Gorge. The 1.6 mile out-and-back hike drops you at the base of the Elowah Falls, an elegant, 200-foot falls that cascades over a cliff decorated with patches of yellow-green lichen. If you are looking to continue on your journey, take the nearby trail to Upper McCord Creek Falls to behold the remarkable double-falls.Ready to hike Follow these directions to reach the trail head:Elowah Falls Trailhead: Located near Warrendale in the Columbia River Gorge. Driving east from Portland along I-84, exit the freeway at the Dodson exit (also signed for the Scenic Highway). Just after exiting the freeway, turn...  Read More
DIANA ROSS LIVE
06/22/2016 | Event, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
Diana Ross is coming to Edgefields Concert On The Lawn. This iconic star will be at Edgefields on July 1st for her In The Name Of Love tour.Diana Ross famed and remarkable career spanning almost five decades has resulted with major awards and accolades and music history milestones. Diana Ross is a consummate performer as well as one of the most iconic female singers of all time and one of the most prominent women in popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century.Her international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in December 2007 in Washington DC. The honor celebrated her lustrous career of excellence in music, film, television and...  Read More
THE BLACK RABBIT
06/22/2016 | Food, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Winery
Part of the Edgefield experience is The Black Rabbit restaurant. As with any McMenamins establishment, the building is filled with atmosphere and murals, and the kitchen uses produce from McMenamins own 74 acres. Located in Edgefield's main lodge, the Black Rabbit Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fantastic murals tracing the history of Edgefield and the Columbia River Gorge line the walls, and intimate booths encourage you to linger over a fine meal. Guests can choose from an innovative menu of Northwest cuisine and traditional favorites, as well as an expansive list of regional and local wines.The kitchen uses ingredients from Edgefield's own gardens, grown using organic methods herbs, vegetables, fruits and flowers that flourish throughout the...  Read More
SUNSHINE MILL
06/22/2016 | The Dalles, Winery
Located in the Dalles, Sunshine Mill has a rich history. Even though the wine didn't come in till about 2002, but the old architecture and history of the building is sure to charm you. The Sunshine Mill has a long, colorful history. The Sunshine Mill has milled wheat on this property for more than 130 years, and was the first building in The Dalles to have electricity, powered by a Thomas Edison Motor which can still be seen in The Mill. It is also the only designated skyscraper in The Columbia River Gorge.The Sunshine Biscuit Company once owned this property and the wheat milled here was used to make everyone's favorite cracker, the Cheez-It!The Sunshine Mill now houses...  Read More
RAMONA FALLS
06/20/2016 | Mt Hood Territory
Ramona Falls Hike is a great way for someone with a little more hiking experience but is well worth it. Beautiful scenery, centuries old lava flow carved by water, and the beautiful Ramona Falls itself. This 7 mile loop is a great way to spend half a day in Mt Hood.This trail enters the Mount Hood Wilderness. Ramona Falls is a jewel drawing visitors to the area. The Sandy River, a designated Wild and Scenic River, is a dramatic example of the forces that a glacial fed river can bring forth to change the landscape. Physical signs of a volcanic debris flow from over 200 years ago are evident where the trail is near the Sandy River.Most visitors access this...  Read More
WEST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
WATERFALLS
One of the most iconic places in the Pacific North West, the Columbia River Gorge offers unparalleled waterfall scenery and canyon views. Visit the West Columbia Gorge area to stand at the base of waterfalls, boat on the mighty Columbia River, or to stand atop vistas and take in the view. READ MORE
THE DALLES
SUNSHINE
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, The Dalles is a place full of recreation, culture, and history. A historic Native American trading area, this city has been a center of commerce for over 10,000 years. A paradise for history buffs, cyclists, and wine aficionados, The Dalles is for all to enjoy. READ MORE
MT. HOOD TERRITORY
EXPLORATION
The only mountain offering summer skiing in North America, Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory never gets old. If you’re not a skier, put on your hiking boots, grab a fishing pole, or load up your kayak to explore the trails, lakes, and rivers, found throughout the area. READ MORE
HOOD RIVER
WATERSPORTS
Offering world-class kiteboarding and windsurfing, Hood River is where outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers are drawn to. Close to the mountain, along the river, and nestled against superb farmland, visit this town for amazing restaurants, fresh produce, and an unrivaled watersport scene. READ MORE
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