The Dalles

Which cities are in our sub-region?


Dufur, 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 mountain.


The City of Rufus, Oregon, is a beautiful recreational community located off Interstate 84, in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Rufus is 100 miles east of Portland and west of Pendleton. The community is primarily residential, with a current population of about 255, featuring a range of small businesses that cater to residents and travelers. The nearby rivers offer a variety of recreational opportunities such as camping, fishing, wind surfing, parasailing, rafting, and boating.


Mosier is just 5 miles east of Hood River and an hour from Portland on the Columbia River. With a population of 485, this town has possibly the highest number of entrepreneurs and cherry orchards in the region as well as over 200 days of sun per year.

What are the major destinations in The Dalles?  


Top 5 Springtime Activities 

Springtime in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a place of natural wonder and fun for the whole family. Here are six diverse ways to experience spring in and around The Dalles:

Don't forget to visit The Dalles Chamber of Commerce for more information about the region’s attractions and lodging before your  vacation or road trip to The Dalles, OR.

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
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
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
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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