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A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
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Reviewed 12 March 2004

The Historic Columbia River Highway was one of the high points of my visit to Portland. I drove the western portion on a grey Saturday afternoon in March. There was hardly any traffic on the old two-lane blacktop road, which is astounding because it is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though currently closed due to a forest fire last spring, keep it on your list of places to go when it opens again. Amazing views at every turn (be very careful driving)

Thank artspacebydesign
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the night at Troutdale and then drove the old Columbia Highway to Vista House for great views of the valley. We visited Multnomah Falls (great parking), and Bridal Veil and Latourell falls. We liked the bridge part way up the Multnomah Falls, as...More

Thank Ss987
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We spent a day driving on this highway seeing as much as possible. Waterfalls abound and also very interesting historical sights. It is a must do if you are in the Portland area.

Thank letsdotravel
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Part of the road was closed due to fire damage. The stretch from Troutdale to Multnomah Falls is worth the ride.

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 6 October 2018

When we were here in June 2018, the highway was only open from Troutdale to Bridalveil Falls because of a forest fire in 2017. The part we were able to drive was very scenic. Road conditions are good.

Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is simply one beautiful drive from the time you get on the road at Troutdale the scenery is stunning the entire length of the road. However keep in mind that there aren't a lot of places to turn around so if you miss your...More

Thank EpicGuy12
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Wife and I took a day of our Pacific NW vacation to drive along the highway and visit all the waterfalls. It was amazing. If you truly want to experience God's handiwork in nature, take this trip and see all the beauty of vegetation, waterfalls,...More

Thank cpalayne
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Take the Columbia River Highway to enjoy the Vista House and several falls along the way. The road winds around quite a bit but is well worth the drive. from Troutdale to The Dalles. Make sure you go to Rowena lookout point to see a...More

Thank WilliamOAlsip
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We actually took this route from The Dalles to Troutdale since we had gone over from Portland by a different route. So scenic, we had to stop several times to take great photos.

Thank danmurphy90
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The views here are spectacular! Go and enjoy this on the way up to Multnomah falls. This should not be missed!

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Response from Lorene W | Reviewed this property |
Buying food in Portland before you get into the Gorge would be a good idea as there are not that many places on the scenic highway. I would not recommend the Tippy canoe, but check it out for yourself, overpriced and not... More