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Columbia River Gorge

Address: Hood River, OR 97031
Phone Number: 541-386-2333
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Columbia Gorge Adventure from Portland
98%
Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Geologic Formations, Scenic Drives, Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Wind-surfing, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: The Columbia River Gorge, a 75-mile canyon through the Cascades, is a broad, picturesque river with water-controlling dams.
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Portland, Oregon
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150 reviews 150 reviews
80 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The river's beautiful, and so varied along the gorge. It's kind of whatever you want it to be, too. Tiny easy walks and long vigorous hikes, all within 45 mins of downtown Portland. Many great waterfalls along the historic road, really easy to see and explore. The Bonneville Dam's interesting, too, with its fish ladder. Vista House offers great views.

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Vancouver, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Columbia Gorge is a beautiful place to visit...from Multnomah falls to hood river. There are all kinds of trails to hike or drive your car in to the places that are tucked away and you find hidden places to eat and shop ...Beautiful when the sunshines even in the fall where you can take in the beauty of the... More

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Tillamook, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This gorge was formed by a 10-day flash flood tens of thousands of years ago. It is incredible - basalt rock formations, beautiful views of the river - see barges, bald eagles, windsurfers, National Geographic ships on their way up river, travel the Old Highway (built circa 1910) and visit the many water falls. Beauty everywhere you look.

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Seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The atmosphere is very old style in keeping with the actual time it was built....very luxurious too. Food was excellent except the cod that I ordered was not fresh as it had a more set flake and chewie but was still good and my friends Pork Oso Bucco was the BEST!!!

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Tel-Aviv
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144 reviews 144 reviews
29 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Just drive & walk between the falls, (there are many of them)and enjoy the beauty of this place. It is.

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Burgess Hill, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A lovely drive on the Washington State side. This is the old road but is very picturesque and has a great rest station with wonderful views of the gorge.

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

See Multnomah Falls, the Vista House and drive along the river. Great sites with the beauty that is Oregon.

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Hell, Michigan
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114 attraction reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We drove from Portland to Hood River before looping back inland. The views were beautiful and the fresh air was wonderful. My advice is be patient if the road is crowded and get out of the car and walk around and enjoy the view.

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A trip up the gorge in the fall is exceptional! A stop in Hood River and touring the Apple/Pear Stands is always a treat.

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Damascus, Oregon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Not to be missed! Enjoy hiking, biking, sailboarding, exploring, museums, festivals, restaurants and most of all the views. One of my favorite places in the world!

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