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.

Close up of the beautiful sculpture of Sacagawea in Cascade Locks, Oregon

Hidden Gems

MUSEUM + HISTORY: Visit the Gateway to the Gorge Visitor Center in the historic Troutdale Depot to learn more about the history of the railroad in Troutdale and to view a 10 foot tall hundred year old painting of Multnomah Falls that hung in the Multnomah Hotel in Downtown Portland. • 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. • Visit the Cascade Locks Historical Museum and see the Oregon Pony steam locomotive.
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!

Attractions

NOTE: NEW PERMIT INFORMATION 2023
Between May 26 and September 4, 2023, from 9am to 6pm, a Timed Use Permit will be required for each personal vehicle accessing Multnomah Falls from Exit 31. Multnomah Falls permits will be available online for a $2 transaction fee per vehicle.
For more information see recreation.gov and waterfallcorridorpermits.org

Historic Columbia River Highway
Celebrating 100 years, this “King of Roads” was built as the nation’s first Scenic Byway. The western section starts in Troutdale 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.
Sandy River Recreational Areas
Enjoy Sandy River beach access, fishing, picnics and walking trails at Glenn Otto Park. Take a hike up Broughton’s Bluff or launch a boat or kayak at the Lewis and Clark State Park, 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 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.
Waterfall Area
Off Interstate 84 at Exit 17 is the waterfall area along 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.
NOTE: NEW PERMIT INFORMATION 2023
Between May 26 and September 4, 2023, from 9am to 6pm, a Timed Use Permit will be required for each personal vehicle accessing Multnomah Falls from Exit 31. Multnomah Falls permits will be available online for a $2 transaction fee per vehicle.
For more information see recreation.gov and waterfallcorridorpermits.org
Cascade Locks
Visit Cascade Locks which is home to the famed Bridge of the Gods and has the distinction of being the only incorporated city on the Pacific Crest Trail. Hailed as a pristine spot for sailing, Cascade Locks hosts national and international sailboat racing events each year amongst many other festivals and events.

Columbia Gorge Outlets is conveniently located just 15 minutes from Portland at the west end of the Gorge

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!

Troutdale, OR     visit website

Pendleton Woolen Mills, located in Washougal and Troutdale, are known for Made in the USA blankets and iconic wool shirts

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 and Pendleton Mill, Oregon store offers FREE Mill tours daily, Monday through Friday. Walk in or call the store to sign up for a tour.

While experiencing the Gorge visit our stores: visit website

2 Pendleton Way, Washougal, WA     360-835-1118
1307 SE Court Place, Pendleton, OR     541-276-6911
450 NW 257th Way, Suite 208, Troutdale, OR     503-669-2900