WEST GORGE OREGON
Fairview · Wood Village · Troutdale · Springdale/Corbett/Bridal Veil · Cascade Locks
The west end of the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon is a destination bucket list item for people from all over the world. From towering evergreens to majestic waterfalls, this area offers scenery that is sure to amaze the eyes and refresh the soul. There are excellent restaurants for unique dining experiences, as well as fun stops for shopping. Exquisite art created by talented local artists can be viewed throughout Oregon’s west Gorge region. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay and experience the beauty of this awe-inspiring area where nature thrives.
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MUSEUM + HISTORY: Explore Troutdale’s Glenn Otto Community Park on the banks of the Sandy River. • Learn about the building of the Historic Columbia River Highway at the King of the Road Barn Exhibit Museum in Troutdale. • Tour the historic Harlow House built in 1900 by the son of Capt. John Harlow, Troutdale’s founder.
TAKE A WALK + EXPLORE: Whether you want serious exercise or a lazy day on the water, a kid-friendly romp or a grownup picnic, find it at Blue Lake Regional Park in Fairview. • Sandy River Delta, also known as the 1,000 acres dog park, offers six trails with the Confluence trail ending at “Bird Blind,” a work of art by renowned artist, Maya Lin, which offers a unique view of nature, while educating about the past. • Visit Donald L. Robertson Park, the Gorge Hub in Wood Village, to enjoy recreation, trails, nearby shopping and more!
Historic Columbia River Highway
Celebrating 100 years, this “King of Roads” was built as the nation’s first Scenic Byway. The western section of the Gorge starts in Troutdale, Oregon and takes you to gorgeous views, lush green forest, hiking trails and majestic waterfalls. There are many treasures to be found on this beautiful, historic highway.
Lewis and Clark State Recreational Areas
Enjoy Sandy River beach access, picnics and walking trails at Glenn Otto Park. Take a hike up Broughton’s Bluff or launch a boat at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site, and explore 1,400 acres at the Sandy River Delta Park where the Sandy River joins the mighty Columbia River. The Sandy River Delta Park encompasses wooded trails, grasslands and beaches, and is especially popular with dog owners as an off-leash area.
Women’s Forum State Park
Located just east of Corbett, this west Gorge scenic viewpoint is a photographer’s dream, offering breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge, Beacon Rock, Vista House and Crown Point.
Vista House at Crown Point
The Vista House was built in 1917 on one of the most beautiful scenic points on the Historic Columbia River Highway. It was built as an observatory of the Columbia River Gorge, a memorial to Oregon Pioneers and as a comfort station for travelers to rest and refresh themselves as they made their way down the highway.
Bonneville Lock and Dam
The mighty Bonneville Dam spans the Columbia River linking the two states of Washington and Oregon. Visit the Bradford Island Visitors Center, tour a hydroelectric powerhouse, watch migrating fish, see sturgeon, salmon and trout at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery and support Oregon wildlife at the Bonneville Gift Shop.
Off Interstate 84 at Exit 17 is the waterfall area along the west Gorge of Oregon known as the Historic Columbia River Highway. Every twist and turn leads to more waterfalls including the majestic Multnomah Falls. At 620 feet high, Multnomah Falls is Oregon’s top tourist attraction and the nation’s second tallest year-round waterfall! An interpretive center, restaurant, restrooms and gift shop make this a favorite stop in the Columbia River Gorge. Click here to view the Waterfall Alley map.
Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
Experience the history of the Columbia River Gorge and learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition on a cruise aboard the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. Enjoy 360 degrees of breathtaking vistas. The Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler makes its summer home in Cascade Locks.
Columbia Gorge Outlets
DRIVE A LITTLE. SAVE A LOT.
Conveniently located just 15 minutes east of Portland, Columbia Gorge Outlets is situated directly off I-84, Exit 17, in Troutdale. You will find BIG brands like Vans, Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Tommy Hilfiger, Pendleton and more at outlet savings of up to 75% off. Plus, it’s all tax free!
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Pendleton Woolen Mills Outlet Store
MADE IN THE USA
Woven in the West since 1863. Known for our Made in the USA blankets and Iconic Wool shirts. Apparel, home and accessories. The Washougal, Washington store offers FREE Mill tours daily, Monday through Friday. Call the store to schedule a tour or stop in and sign up. A Pendleton Outlet store is also located at the Columbia Gorge Outlet Mall in Troutdale, Oregon.
2 Pendleton Way, Washougal, WA 360-835-1118 visit website
Portland Spirit / Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler
ENJOY A RIVER CRUISE
Portland Spirit offers sightseeing and dining cruises throughout Portland and the Columbia Gorge. Choose from brunch, dinner, or sightseeing on an authentic sternwheeler replica in Cascade Locks, Oregon. Cruise the Seven wonders of the Gorge on the Crystal Dolphin yacht out of Washougal, Washington. If you are up for a little adventure, join the Explorer jet-boat and search for Bigfoot through the Columbia Gorge, departing from Downtown Portland. Cruise options from one to seven hours.
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