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Eugene, Cascades & Coast Eugene, Cascades & Coast Eugene, Cascades & Coast
Southwest OregonEugene is a sleepy town known for its laid back culture. It is close to the famous Oregon Coast as well and home to several world-class wineries.
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Oregon's Mt Hood Territory Oregon's Mt Hood Territory Oregon's Mt Hood Territory
Northern OregonFrom majestic Mount Hood to the green and sprawling Willamette Valley, Oregon's Mount Hood Territory is a place to be explored. Enjoy conquering historic hiking trails or take on Mount Hood on skis for an experience not soon to be forgotten.
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Harney County Harney County Harney County
Central OregonExperience Oregon's Big Country...Harney County. Ripe for exploration, it is the "Big Lonesome" captured in western features with open space, wildlife, and scenic beauty of limitless proportions. This area of Oregon's High Desert is a diamond in the rough with unbelievable lakes, streams, and mountains creating the ultimate Oasis'.
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Baker County Baker County Baker County
EasternBaker County is your Base Camp for experiencing Eastern Oregon. Base Camp Baker answers the question: "what is there to do in Baker County?" If you're in the market for a little time away from it all, we invite you to visit Baker County, Oregon, where Our History is Your Story!
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Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis
Willamette ValleyWhile traveling to Oregon be sure and stop by Corvallis in the very heart of the Willamette Valley, near great outdoor recreation and within 90 miles of Portland and the Oregon Coast. Come enjoy great cuisine and fine local wine, listen to some live music, browse the farmers market, or stroll one of our many beautiful parks. Corvallis is a place made different, come visit us.
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Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions
Our rafting journeys include the Colorado, Green, San Juan, Yampa and Salmon River.
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Columbia River Gorge - Orientation

Getting Around, Basic Info,...

Below you will find helpful information about Columbia River Gorge.

Overview

The Columbia River Gorge is undoubtedly one of Portlanders' favorite playgrounds. Beginning just at Portland's doorstep, the Gorge offers miles of unparalleled scenery and outdoor recreation options.

Visitors primarily traverse the Gorge on the Oregon side of the Columbia via either Interstate 84, the major route, built in the 1950s and '60s, or the adjacent Historic Columbia River Highway. An even smaller highway runs along the river on the Washington side, but there are fewer towns and amenities there, and few bridges connect Oregon to Washington in the Gorge.

From the gateway town of Troutdale (about 10 miles east of Portland), the western end of the Gorge is rich, dense woodland, green and fern-filled, while toward the east (once over the Cascades, beginning around Hood River), the landscape transitions into rolling, golden grasslands and sage-covered semiarid deserts.

Western Gorge

The western Gorge features numerous remarkable waterfalls, most notably Multnomah Falls: At 620 feet, it is Oregon's highest waterfall and the second-highest continuously running falls in the country. Hiking trails and picnic facilities are available at several Gorge waterfalls, and exceptional trails such as Eagle Creek wend their way deeper into the moist, fern- and trillium-bedecked temperate rainforest. Manmade features include the Vista House at Crown Point. Built in 1916 as a monument to Oregon's early pioneers and a respite for travelers, Vista House, now on the National Register of Historic Places, gives visitors a panoramic view of the Gorge.

Columbia River Highway

And of course, you can't forget the broad, powerful river (at some 2,000 miles long, the second-longest river in the United States) that gives the Gorge its name. Visitors partake of a wide variety of water-based recreation in the Columbia River Gorge, but reliable westerly winds in the Gorge have helped make it known to many as the windsurfing capital of the world.The eastern Gorge town of Hood River, long renowned for its produce -- particularly apples and pears -- has become something of a mecca for the sport. Just downriver, The Dalles' Riverfront Park is gaining renown as the best place in the Gorge to learn windsurfing: The park's contours soften the power of the river winds and protect beginners from the river's strong currents. Experts say fall windsurfing is the best, and most highly recommend sites in the east end of the Gorge, particularly around Three Mile Canyon.

Columbia River Highway

The Historic Columbia River Highway, the first federally designated scenic highway in the U.S, is a popular way to experience the Gorge. The charming historic route, which runs adjacent to Interstate 84, ran from Troutdale to The Dalles when completed in 1922. It is now unevenly restored, with its most popular section the western stretch from Troutdale to near Ainsworth State Park. The highway, much of which can be biked or driven, traverses many of the Gorge's waterfalls, as well as quaint historic bridges and, toward the east, some of the area's famed orchard country.

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Eugene, Cascades & Coast Eugene, Cascades & Coast Eugene, Cascades & Coast
Southwest OregonEugene is a sleepy town known for its laid back culture. It is close to the famous Oregon Coast as well and home to several world-class wineries.
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Oregon's Mt Hood Territory Oregon's Mt Hood Territory Oregon's Mt Hood Territory
Northern OregonFrom majestic Mount Hood to the green and sprawling Willamette Valley, Oregon's Mount Hood Territory is a place to be explored. Enjoy conquering historic hiking trails or take on Mount Hood on skis for an experience not soon to be forgotten.
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Harney County Harney County Harney County
Central OregonExperience Oregon's Big Country...Harney County. Ripe for exploration, it is the "Big Lonesome" captured in western features with open space, wildlife, and scenic beauty of limitless proportions. This area of Oregon's High Desert is a diamond in the rough with unbelievable lakes, streams, and mountains creating the ultimate Oasis'.
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Baker County Baker County Baker County
EasternBaker County is your Base Camp for experiencing Eastern Oregon. Base Camp Baker answers the question: "what is there to do in Baker County?" If you're in the market for a little time away from it all, we invite you to visit Baker County, Oregon, where Our History is Your Story!
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Corvallis Corvallis Corvallis
Willamette ValleyWhile traveling to Oregon be sure and stop by Corvallis in the very heart of the Willamette Valley, near great outdoor recreation and within 90 miles of Portland and the Oregon Coast. Come enjoy great cuisine and fine local wine, listen to some live music, browse the farmers market, or stroll one of our many beautiful parks. Corvallis is a place made different, come visit us.
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Specialty Guides

Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions
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