Absolutely beautiful! Mt. Hood, the river and gorge, the waterfalls, all add up to a fantastic trip. And the wineries are excellent.
The views are spectacular from so many locations. Waterfalls on one side, and the gorge on the other. Spend some time and make a day (or a week) out of it. A can't miss trip for the whole family any time of the year.
My wife and I have visited our daughter each year since she moved to Portland two years ago. We have set aside one day of each trip to drive the Columbia River Gorge. We take the old road going up the Gorge to Hood River to take in the magnificent views. There are numerous waterfalls along the way that are... More
Portland, great city, if you like traffic ...I say," head to the Gorge "...only a handful of people ever get to see the one of the most beautiful river gorges.... the historic beginnings of many of the places we grew up...the unrushed water falls...as well as a variety of terrain...we're lucky it's still here...
The drive through thevarea is filled with magnificent sights not the least of which are the breathtaking waterfalls
If you visit Portland, you simply must rent a car and do this drive. Portland's forum on Trip Advisor has local people who are very helpful, telling you exactly where to drive and stop. Gorgeous views at every turn. Amazing.
The Columbia Gorge is full of green and water. There are many waterfalls to see. Everywhere is green and lush. The Columbia River has wonderful fishing, great boat tours, great wineries and tremendous beauty. A whole vacation can be spent in The Gorge!
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