Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog

05/17/2017 | Uncategorized
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, Calcagno Cellars Winery. It is located at the Gateway to The Gorge where the further you go east the more beautiful wineries and vineyards you will encounter. With some helpful details about our Gorge AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) and a few tasting tips, you will be able to taste and enjoy the most amazing wines we have to offer! The Columbia Gorge region includes both the Oregon and Washington areas...  Read More
09/29/2016 | Uncategorized
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 an 800lb pumpkin!The event is held in the City of Wood Village at the wonderful 21.26 acre Donald Robertson Park. Find more details about the event at:   Read More
08/22/2016 | Agritourism, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy, Uncategorized, 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, this is a great stop in the Mt Hood territory area!Our main tasting room and winery is located in the quaint, small town of Sandy, Oregon located 25 miles east of Portland. Known as the Gateway to Mount Hood, Sandy serves as a wonderful central location for launching a variety of recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, mountain biking & cycling in the summer and skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing...  Read More
08/10/2016 | Uncategorized
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 worth the hike. Starting at the Rainy Lake Trailhead by Cascade Locks this hike is sure to be rewarding!The Waucoma Ridge is the watershed between the Gorge face creeks and the Hood River drainage. This hike takes you to four high Gorge lakes and the upper ends of trails not often traveled by the casual dayhiker. As a bonus, you will get views from Green Point Mountain, visit a World...  Read More
07/15/2016 | Food, Hood River, Uncategorized
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 future. To achieve our goals of responsible business ownership, we focus on one critical aspect of all that we do: LOCAL.Local started out as a mantra regarding the purchasing of our ingredients in the kitchen. The reasons there are obvious. We source high quality, fresh food, grown miles from our doorstep. We make every attempt to buy naturally raised products and organic products when available.Other considerations have also arisen. We...  Read More
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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