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MT. HOOD AND THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
***WILDFIRE UPDATE: WILDFIRES IMPACTING THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE. CLICK FOR A LIST OF RESOURCES AND CURRENT UPDATES***If you’re waiting for the right time of year to come to the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region, we recommend heading here today. With year-round hiking, skiing, waterfall-chasing, beer-drinking, and adventuring, the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region...
Trip Ideas | MT. HOOD & THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
4-days of Hood-GorgeIconic Mt. Hood and the surrounding National Forest provide year-round excitement for explorers from near and far.   The Historic Columbia River HighwayAlso known as the King of Roads, this scenic byway wraps around spectacular waterfalls and passes by magnificent vistas of the Columbia River Gorge.  The Mt. Hood Scenic BywayStanding...
TRIP IDEAS | 4-DAYS OF HOOD-GORGE
Day 1, Mt. Hood: Trek Across a Mountain or Through a RainforestIconic Mt. Hood and the surrounding National Forest provide year-round excitement for explorers from near and far.  Timberline Lodge:From Highway 26, take the Timberline Highway to the historic Timberline Lodge. If you’ve never stepped inside the legendary lodge, take...
TRIP IDEAS | THE HISTORIC COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY
Get to Know The Historic Columbia River Highway:Also known as the “King of Roads,” the Historic Columbia River Highway is an American marvel. Constructed in 1913 by lead engineer Samuel C. Lancaster, the 70-mile scenic byway wraps around spectacular waterfalls, highlights architectural gems, and passes by magnificent vistas of the Columbia...
The Mt Hood Scenic Byway
Get to Know The Mt. Hood Scenic Byway:Standing at 11,245 feet, Mt. Hood is the highest point in Oregon and a powerful symbol for the Pacific Northwest. It was also crowned one of Oregon’s 7 Wonders. The now-dormant volcano is believed to have been formed 11 to 14 million years...
Resources
DESTINATION TRIP PLANNINGColumbia River Gorge Visitors AssociationHood River County Chamber of CommerceOregon’s Mt. Hood TerritoryThe Dalles Area Chamber of CommerceWest Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce TRANSPORTATIONColumbia Gorge Express  (Linking Gateway Transit Center to Rooster Rock State Park to Multnomah Falls. Pilot service May 27 – Sept 25, 2016)Columbia Area Transit (CAT)Gorge...
MT. HOOD-COLUMBIA GORGE REGIONS
The DallesLocated 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...
Hood River
Which cities are in our sub-region? Hood RiverHome to both Oregon’s highest mountain and mightiest river, Hood River is the Gorge’s basecamp for outdoor adventures, from hiking, mountain biking and skiing to windsurfing, kite boarding and rafting. With a population of about 7,400 people, Hood River has maintained its small-town charm...
Mt Hood Territory
Which cities are in our sub-region?  EstacadaThe town of Estacada rests on the banks of the Clackamas River, and serves as a gateway to many recreational opportunities – rafting, kayaking, camping, and fishing, to name a few.  The history of Estacada is illustrated in a series of murals in the...
The Dalles
Which cities are in our sub-region?DufurDufur, a farming community steeped in history, is nestled in the foothills along the scenic Columbia River Gorge. The city was incorporated in 1893 and lies between Mt. Hood and the Deschutes River. Vistas include rolling hills covered with "Amber Waves of Grain" and breathtaking views the...
West Columbia River Gorge
Which cities are in our sub-region?  FairviewNamed after the vistas that stretch along the riverside, Fairview, with it's two lakes, is a great destination for fishing and other outdoor activities. At Blue Lake Regional Park you can rent boats, cast a line or go for a swim in the park’s...
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Columbia Gorge Wildfire Updates 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...
Industry Resources
Welcome to the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge regional tourism industry resources page. Here you will find information about research, tourism planning meetings, events, and trainings, creative assets to boost your next marketing campaign and a myriad of other resources to help you make an impact in your community...
Show The Gorge Some Love
Nothing has brought into clearer focus the tremendous love that people have for the magnificent Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area than the Eagle Creek Fire. The wildfire made national headlines when it began on September 2 near the town of Cascade Locks, and then grew to more than 48,000...
Bike the Gorge
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...
R&D Orchards
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...
Elowah Falls
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...
Diana Ross Live
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. ...
Independence Day
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...
Lavender Daze
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...
Bus To Multnomah
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...
Edgefield
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...
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...
Mountain Dining
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...
Sorosis Park
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...
Tamanawas Falls
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....
Packard Orchards
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...
Tasty Tad's
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...
Timberline Lodge
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...
Drive Through History
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...
Pizza & A Movie
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...
Snow Play
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...
Fruit Loop
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...
McCord Creek Falls
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....
Bed & Breakfast
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...
Rafting Fun!
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...
The Black Rabbit
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....
Sunshine Mill
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...
Ramona Falls
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...
Best Of The Gorge
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...
Best Road Trip
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...
Cabins In The Locks
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...
Shopping In The 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...
Altitude Dining
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...
Klindt's: Oregon's Oldest Bookstore
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...
Night At The Theatre
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...
Sailing Championship
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...
Corbett Fun Fest
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...
Hood River Hotel
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...
Art In The Gorge
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...
Sandy Family Restaurant
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...
Fort Dalles 4th
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...
Chainsaw Creations
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...
Waucoma Books
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....
Camping At Oxbow
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...
Huckleberry Inn
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....
Summer Snow
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...
Sixth Street Bistro
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...
Riverfront Trail
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...
Mt Hood Quilt Show
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...
Outdoor Dinner Theatre
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...
Song Circles At Vista House
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...
Crown Point RV Park
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...
Sunset Horse Ride
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...
Celilo Restaurant
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...
Antique Car Show
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...
Estacada Summer Fun!
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...
County Fair Fun
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...
Jerry Garcia's Birthday
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...
R&R GuestHouse
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...
Adventure Slide
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...
Casa El Mirador
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...
Farmers Market
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...
Mountain Star Party
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...
Call To Artists
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...
Fairview Festival
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...
Country Cottage
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...
Dry Creek Falls
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...
Cazadero Inn
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...
Farm 2 Fork
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...
Zip Line Adventure!
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...
Springhouse Cellar
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...
Troutdale Car Show
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...
Dog Friendly Inn
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...
Beautiful Multnomah
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...
Wine Trail
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...
St. Peter's
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...
Mirror Lake
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...
Waucoma Lake
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...
Blue Lake Park
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...
Cabin In The Mountain
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...
Stand Up Paddling
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...
Boda's Kitchen
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...
Lock And Dam
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...
Milo McIver State Park
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...
Mt Hood Organic Farms
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...
Theater At Edgefield
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...
Columbia Cliff Villas
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...
Lost Lake
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...
Multnomah Dining
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...
Anderson Homestead
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...
Buddha Kat 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,...
Mosier Hike
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...
Festival Of The Arts
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...
Balch Hotel
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...
Latourell Falls
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...
Mallards Caf & Pub
Come dine on the mountain with some of the best views and local food around. Mallards Caf & 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...
Soap Box Derby
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...
Salmon Butte
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...
History Museum
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...
Explore The 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...
Labor Day Camping
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...
Hawk Watching on Mt. Hood
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...
The Season to Celebrate Art
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...
Hood River County Fruit Loop
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...
Pumpkins and Wine on the Mountain
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...
Top 5 Spots for Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge Leaf Peeping
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 Great Pumpkin Fest
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...
Healing The Earth Unity Round Dance
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,...
Head to Hood River for a Post-Election Detox
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...
Festival of the Fungus
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...
Best Places for a Warm Drink in Mt. Hood/Columbia 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,...
Light Up The Holidays
 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...
Holiday Tree Lighting Events in The Gorge
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...
Celebrate the Holidays in Hood River
'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...
Winter Has Arrived on Mt. Hood
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...
Eagles and Birdies in The Dalles
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...
Winter at Multnomah Falls Lodge
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...
Top 5 New Years' Resolutions - Hood River Style
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:...
Top 5 Winter Events at Mt. Hood Skibowl
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 -...
10 Fun Things to do in Mt. Hood/Gorge This Winter
 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...
Troutdale: Your Base Camp to Adventure
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...
Dance into Hood River Music Month
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...
Love is in the (Mountain) Air
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...
Pioneer Life in Oregon
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...
Trout fishing near 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...
Historic Sites of the 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...
Say Hello to Spring in Hood River
 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...
Overlook Film Festival
 "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...
Leap into Spring in the West Columbia Gorge!
[caption id="attachment_1562" align="aligncenter" width="500"] (Photo by Sandy River Basin Watershed Council)[/caption]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...
A Mountain Man's Bucket List
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,...
Wine Tasting In The Gorge
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,...
Ready, Set, 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...
Explore Hood River Car-Free
 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...
A Couples Guide to the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway
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...
Columbia River Gorge Wildfire Update 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...
Gorge Area Businesses Still Open to Visitors
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...
Favorite Gorge Trail Closed? Here Are Our Favorite Alternative Hiking Options
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....
October Fun in the 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...
Three Days in Hoppy 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...
Waterfalls: By Sky, Water or Land
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...
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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