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Waterfalls: By Sky, Water or Land

10/10/2017 | Art, Brewery, Cascade Locks, Food, Hood River, Recreation, Road Trip, Shopping, Troutdale, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge

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 view of the Columbia River Gorge. And right now through November 19, you can get a discount with their “Gorge Love” promotion. Use code "gorgelove" when purchasing. Flights leave right out of the Troutdale Airport.

Before heading into the skies, stroll along downtown Troutdale and enjoy antiques, art, beautiful home furnishings and sample one of the local restaurants. From Angus Beef Burgers to Ziti Pasta, they’ve got it all.

Or, how about a leisurely boat ride down the Columbia River on the beautiful Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler? Enjoy seeing Multnomah Falls, The Vista House and Bonneville Dam from the deck while this classic boat gently paddles its way through the scenic Gorge. These tours end October 31, so don’t delay, book today! The sternwheeler is docked in Cascade Locks and tours daily. Visit the website for schedule. 

You can also enjoy a meal aboard the Sternwheeler, or visit Cascade Locks for more delicious menu offerings such as fish and chips, ice cream, and beer! And don’t miss the shops, art and views while visiting this quaint town.  

Find that perfect stocking stuffer AND support local businesses at where a wide variety of gift certificates are available for purchase.

Want to experience an autumn hike? There are still many places that are unaffected by the Eagle Creek fire. Starvation Creek Falls in the Central Gorge, is 190 feet of cascading water. This area is also the trailhead for many other hikes including Starvation Ridge Loop and Mt. Defiance—leading you past many more mysterious and stunning waterfalls. Visit the Friends of the Columbia Gorge for more hiking options.

 Starvation Creek Falls

Starvation Creek Falls by Warren Morgan

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