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Columbia River Gorge
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Small Group Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Wine Tour from Portland
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Private Tour: Columbia River Gorge Day Trip from Portland
Ranked #1 of 73 things to do in Hood River
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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.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great place to visit and live. Ski, windsurf, kiteboard, golf, bike, kayak, you name it, it's probably here.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

When Lewis and Clark came west, exploring, they found Native Americans living the dream in the Columbia Gorge! Endless supplies of Salmon made for a life in which the people seldom had to work too hare, They had all the food they could eat, and it was right there at there doorstep. Then White folk Dammed the river for hydropower and there went the good life, and alot of the Salmon! Now, the Gorge is a great place to visit, Hood River has awesome fruit, wind surfing up the Ying Yang, great art, beer and hotels. There are waterfalls, rockhounding, Mammoth bones and who knows what all! Too many things to do and see to describe in a little review like this, whole lots of books have been written and pictures taken of it all, so check it out! And remember, many pioneers lost everything, including their lives in the Sahalie Falls, which are now under the Bonneville Dam!

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Columbia River Gorge is a fantastic day trip on a beautiful sunny day. Definitely do the trip on a weekday if possible as it gets super busy on the weekends, and parking along all the sights would be difficult. Also dress warmly as some of the stops like the Portland Women's Forum and Vista House were super windy. Don't wear anything that can be blown away easily! We started in Portland, and ended up in Hood River, following the historic Hwy 30 most of the way. The trip took us approximately 6 hours, with many stops along the route. The return trip to Portland took approximately a little over an hour on I-84.

5  Thank SJunie
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Don't forget your camera. If you do forget it just use your eyes instead. Bring a blanket and lay down and look at the stars.

Thank Cindy J
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Gorge was everything I expected and more. The entire length is amazing and there are a number of great stops. Multnomah Falls is obviously a highlight for most visitors. We stayed in Hood River and recommend crossing the toll bridge and driving back toward Portland on the Washington side. It's a great alternative view and offers striking views of Mt. Hood on the other side of the River.

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