West Columbia River Gorge

Which cities are in our sub-region?  


Named 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 namesake. You can also explore a nature-themed playground, a ‘spray ground,’ a discovery garden, sports facilities and a wetland with a viewing platform and trail.

Wood Village

Just minutes from Portland International Airport, Wood Village marks the western most city of the Mt Hood Gorge Region, making it the ideal base camp to start your journey. Both the Mt Hood and Columbia River Gorge Scenic By-ways pass through “The Village” giving the option to travel either from one starting point.


The true gateway to the Columbia River Gorge, with an old fashioned downtown nestled against the wild beauty of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Browse its main street filled with art galleries, specialty shops and brew pubs and visit nearby historic sites, like the Harlow House and depot Rail Museum.


Located on the Historic Columbia River Highway between the Sandy River and Crown Point, Corbett is home to the Vista House, an observatory, that also serves as a memorial to Oregon pioneers and as a comfort station for travelers on the Historic Columbia River Highway.

What are the major destinations in the West Columbia River Gorge?  

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Don’t forget to visit the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce for more information about the region’s attractions and lodging before your vacation or road trip to the West Columbia River Gorge.

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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