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The Columbia River Gorge, a 75-mile canyon through the Cascades, is a broad, picturesque river with water-controlling dams.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The whole drive along the Columbia River from Portland to Hood River is just amazing. Stop and see many spots and views along the way - both the Oregon and Washington sides of the river are stunning!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I, absolutely, love the Columbia River Gorge ! It’s got everything! Love the trails! Get out on the River! The Trainer (RN)* Personal Trainer, “One On One Only”

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rixterstufff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Separating the middle of the states of Washington and Oregon, the mighty Columbia is home of shipping, sightseeing, and water sports. Roadways on either side of the Columbia-state route 14 on the Washington side and I-84 and US-30 on the Oregon side-provide visitors with excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bwanderer1
Reviewed 12 December 2018

from the moment you cross the sandy river you will experience the beauty of the Columbia River and the Cascade range as you follow I84 East. From the Vista overlook to the monolith and on to the Dam at Bonneville the sheer beauty envelops you....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

Drove around and visited few places and good restaurants ! nice place to spend a day with friends or family. Nice waterfalls to take photos.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kimberwood9886
Reviewed 5 December 2018

We drove around and visited several business and resturants in the Hood River area. So many beautiful area's and things to see. Would have liked to stayed longer but we will be back.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

The Columbia Gorge is so beautiful in the fall. Driving from Portland the leaves are changing and the day was sunny. Take a hike, eat in town, i walked around the sjops. The people are friendly. Such a lovely place to visit for a day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dianab214
Reviewed 24 November 2018

We drive this stretch of I84 between the Tri Cities and Portland, and it's beautiful in a different sort of way each season. While generally a safer option than most mountain passes in the winter (due to low elevation), it can be subject to icy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lyssasmom
Reviewed 17 November 2018

My wife and I took our first drive down the Columbia Gorge. We stopped at many of the local parks as well as the Dam and Vista House. The scenery is beautiful. Unfortunately the scenic highway was closed while it is being repaired due to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Captains_Rum_Punch
Reviewed 16 November 2018

We were at the Columbia River Gorge November 12th which is kind of iffy this time of year but it turned out great. The Vista house at Crown Point was extremely windy 50+ wind speeds so we did some water fall site seeing. Bridle Vail...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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AnnP257
24 August 2018|
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Response from GerryM1340 | Reviewed this property |
I would sujest that a mid morning to mid afternoon would be best time, afternoons can get very windy and also hot
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Abreg29
1 July 2018|
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Response from Shannon P | Reviewed this property |
As answered above, all the gorge is great for hiking, but the waterfall area in Oregon is more famous for waterfalls.
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snippsnapsold
6 April 2018|
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Response from lorenm34 | Reviewed this property |
What a great place to spend your time. Yes, you will need a car to see the area. The falls are towards Portland, but don’t limit your time to the Oregon side. The Washington side as Maryhill Winery, Maryhill museum and... More
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