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Experience the Columbia River Gorge Arts and Culture in Troutdale

04/29/2019 | Art, Event, Food, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge

Kick off May in the beautiful historic town of Troutdale. Known as the “Gateway to the Gorge,” Troutdale is surrounded by lush green forest and waterfalls and has a number of art galleries, specialty shops, and and places to eat and drink.

Every First Friday of the month the town turns out to host the monthly Troutdale Art Walk. During the Troutdale Art Walk, the streets are lined with local artists, eager to share their artistic passion and love of the area in which they work and live. Stop by the Troutdale visitor center for information about all the participating merchants, restaurants, galleries, and music venues available.  

After working up an appetite at the galleries, head to one of the local restaurants. Try out the casual fine dining of Troutini. Or go to Pompello Ristorante Italiano which offers a range of delicious Italian entrees and fine wines. Alternately head to one of the newer additions to the food scene in Troutdale, Sugarpine Drive-Inn, located on the banks of the Sandy River. There’s something for everyone with options like waffle grilled cheese, seasonal salads, and delicious ice cream. 

Make it an overnight stay to experience a whole weekend of fun! The Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway is very close by as is McMenamins Edgefield which has soaking tubs, a winery, brewery, distillery, golf course… and so much more. Wake up in the morning ready to hit the trails in the area, as Troutdale is the perfect jumping off spot for adventures in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area.

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