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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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A 1243 mile long river with 80 miles of canyons. Located between the states of Oregon and Washington.
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Reviewed yesterday

The drive is beautiful. Start at Vista House (or portland women's forum point, but they're very similar). Learn about the road and the history, then enjoy a nice drive. You won't see the river--too many trees--but you'll see lots of waterfalls and you can park...More

Thank christinahO5389NO
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did a day trip here from Portland. We hikes several of the waterfalls and then went to a few wineries. This is an area that we could have spent a couple of days and driven on to Mt Hood.

Thank JenKevShaw
Reviewed 6 days ago

First thing: Take this review with a grain of salt. I am spoiled. I've seen some spectacular scenery in North America, and based on the out-of-this-world reviews this place gets, I had high expectations. I expected this to be, well, spectacular. But it wasn't. I...More

1  Thank OwlYaDoing
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing road trip adventure! Our first time in Oregon heading to the coast we had to take advantage of the Columbia river gorge highway. Breathtaking on every turn with fantastic waterfalls. The journey can be challenging with road traffic, but be patient and double back...More

Thank Joseph W C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highlight of the trip to Portland. The Columbia River Gorge is a must visit for all young and old alike. Multnomah falls just take your breath away. Each waterfall is unique in their own special way.

Thank Kunal M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we were staying at a hotel out of their normal pickup area, the company made special arrangements to have us picked up at 2:20 by Gunner. He is funny and it is easy to see he loves his city. We met up with Phil...More

Thank Elisha G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently completed an Oregon road trip along the coast, then through central Oregon stopping at Crater Lake and Bend before heading North to the Columbia River Gorge. I have to say I was wildly disappointed after reading such incredible reviews of this place. Firstly,...More

1  Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are waterfalls visible from the road as well as several you can hike to in a mile or so. It does get busy on summer weekends but we were able to park our Sprinter van as long as we got an early start. There...More

Thank greysandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Columbia River Gorge is a very scenic drive to the east of Portland. The river itself has been contained by a series of dams, the Bonneville Dam being one of the better known. It is pretty, and there are some nice places to visit...More

Thank jinnes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waterfalls were amazing! The traffic getting into the parking area was insane, we almost gave up and left. So glad we stayed! The visit is one you'll never forget!

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Jason W
October 20, 2016|
Response from coachwilson10 | Reviewed this property |
Can't help you there... I was in Oregon for my first time in August. I live in Texas. I know locals actually said it doesn't snow much in Portland. I think it does in the mountains around Portland though. I know there are... More