Industry Resources

Welcome to the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge regional tourism industry resources page. Here you will find information about research, tourism planning meetings, events, and trainings, creative assets to boost your next marketing campaign and a myriad of other resources to help you make an impact in your community through tourism. 

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Funding Opportunities

FunderDates OpenFund AvailableMore Information
Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge - Strategic Investment FundClosed until Fall 2020TBD
Travel Oregon Medium GrantsApril 2020$20,000 - $100,000
Travel Oregon Small GrantsAugust 2020up to $20,000

Upcoming Meetings, Industry Events, and Trainings

Google My Business Training WebinarJanuary 8th, 2020OnlineTwo options: 10-11am and 2-3pmRegister HERE
Travel Oregon Rural Tourism ConferenceApril 26 - 28, 2020Sunriver, ORall dayComing Soon

Creative Assets


Mt. Hood/Gorge logo

"Show the Gorge Some Love" logo

Request for Proposals

RFP for Illustrated Infinity Loop Map - Open until January 13th

Map inspiration/ideas:

Quick Facts About Tourism In The Region

Tourism in the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge region supports over 4,800 jobs and brings in over $383 million annually.  (2016, Dean Runyan)

The top domestic source markets for the region are: Oregon (37%), Washington (19%), California (10%), Idaho (4%), and New York (3%). (2015, Longwoods)

The top international source markets are: Canada, China, the UK, Germany, Australia, and Scandinavia. (2017, Oregon Dashboard)

Regional Planning & Research

Mt. Hood/Gorge 2019/20 Regional Plan

Mt. Hood/Gorge RCTP Dashboard

Travel Oregon 2018 Regional Listening Session Summary

Mt. Hood-Columbia River Gorge Overnight Travel Study: 2017, Longwoods International

Publish Date: October 10, 2018    Mt. Hood-Columbia River Gorge 2017 Final Report

This report provides a profile of domestic overnight visitors to Mt. Hood-Columbia River Gorge from a national survey of travelers.

Oregon Travel Impacts: 1991 – 2016, Dean Runyan Associates

Publish Date: May 11, 2017 Economic Impact Report, 2016 (PDF)

This report describes the economic impacts of travel to and through the state and each of its 36 counties over the time period of 1991 to 2016. 

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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