MT. HOOD AND
MT. HOOD-COLUMBIA GORGE REGIONS
Located at the sun-drenched eastern entrance of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, just 75 miles east of Portland, The Dalles has 300 days of sun a year. It’s a wonderland for cyclists, hikers, river rafters, wildflower fanatics, anglers, art lovers, history buffs and wine aficionados. A historic Native American trading area for more than 10,000 years, The Dalles is also known as the end of the Oregon Trail.
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Located at the crossroads of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the magnificent Cascade Range and just an hour from Portland, Hood River is wildly gorgeous, offering outdoor recreation, dramatic vistas, historic landmarks, bountiful fruit and fantastic food, wine, beer and cider. It was named 2015 Best Adventure Town in the West by Sunset Magazine.
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Adventure awaits you in the great outdoors from majestic Mt. Hood to the fertile Willamette Valley. It might be kayaking and rafting whitewater, mountain biking, hiking or snowshoeing in the wheel ruts of Oregon pioneers, or enjoying a gourmet dinner high up on Mt. Hood. At the end of the day, down-home hospitality – in the shape of a warm meal and cold beer – will greet you in the towns along the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway.
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The Columbia River Gorge is one of America’s most awesome natural wonders. Over 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, this river canyon cuts the only sea-level route through the Cascade Mountain range. Natural wonders include sheer basalt cliffs, soaring eagle and osprey, and scores of waterfalls, including 620 foot Multnomah Falls.
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