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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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Address: 50000 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Portland, OR
Phone Number: 541-308-1700
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Description: A 1243 mile long river with 80 miles of canyons. Located between the...
A 1243 mile long river with 80 miles of canyons. Located between the states of Oregon and Washington.
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The Columbia River Gorge could be done in a day, or in a week depending on how many hikes, vistas, and drives you want to go on. The area is beautiful, and just a short drive from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The Columbia River Gorge could be done in a day, or in a week depending on how many hikes, vistas, and drives you want to go on. The area is beautiful, and just a short drive from the city of Portland. I can't wait to return.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We drove right through some beautiful scenic water and mountain backgrounds. It was great to be able to stop in a viewing area and take photos. We also went to the Hot springs, which will be another review. :-) Fun afternoon!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

While planning my trip to Oregon, Multnomah Falls was the first place on my list. Ever since I saw the photos in TripAdvisor, I badly wanted to be there. Although I visited it in winter, the view was scenic. Climbing up towards the bridge wasn't easy because of the icy trail. But it was fun. This place is crowded all... More 

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St. Louis
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing sights while hiking Eagle's Creek. Spent the better part of a day in the area and couldn't get enough.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Hike up Multnomah Falls - and go ALLLLLL the way to the top then dont stop keep hiking until you cant walk! You could hike all day and at every turn theres sites you wont forget - if you have energy after also hike the Triple Falls path!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you come to Oregon and only have one thing to see that signifies our state then this is the place to go! Nuff Said.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Gorge many times over the past forty years as we live a couple of hours away. It took our breath away when we first saw it in the 70s and continues to do so today. Photos cannot get close to the actual enormity of the area.......much like the way one feels when seeing the Grand... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Well worth the time to make this drive. Pretty waterfalls and scenery. This is an easy drive and there was not heavy traffic on the road on a Saturday afternoon. We drove to Hood River for lunch and then drove back to Portland on the Washington State side. Just make sure you have some small bills to pay the inexpensive... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful place close to Portland. The Columbia River Scenic area is very beautiful indeed and the highway along the river is truly awesome with splendid views of the river on one side and the hills on the other. We visited the Multnomah falls during the Memorial day weekend. There were a lot of tourists and the place was crowded,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

So many beautiful sights, great for hikers, backpackers, and photographers. Parking can be an issue on some more popular trails and sights.

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