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A historical highway built as the first paved road in the Northwestern portion of Oregon.
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State Highway 30 from Troutdale to The Dalles, Troutdale, OR 97060
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Xpresso2am
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice drive with waterfalls. Beautiful drive. Be sure to turn off on hwy 35 for the fruit loop tour - wine, fruit, vegetables, food treats.

Thank Jwhbixby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't hurry, stop at every turn-out- there are breath-taking views every where. Don't waste a lot of time finding parking at Multnomah Falls- go to the remote parking. We took the back way from The Dalles to Rowena lookout back to I 90- spectacular.

Thank BobnearRaleigh
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Plan on about a 3-4 hours to explore the drive. Lots of great picture opportunities. It is a must do if you stay in the Portland area. Stop at the Bonville Dam and take a look around, very impressive.

Thank kevbobb
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Drove the scenic byway from Troutdale to The Dalles. Too bad the part around Multnomah falls was still closed due to last year’s forest fires (this is in July 2018). We missed that as we didn’t feel like taking a shuttle bus to it from...More

Thank Koen S
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

A must on Pdx adventure list. Close to town and an amazing drive. And drove it many times and still cannot stop to admire the beauty around.

Thank rjmj48
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Even if you don't want to hike, there are plenty of lookout points and lots of things to see from the parking lots. Beautiful views and, despite the destruction from the wildfires this past winter, they've done an amazing job of maintaining the parks and...More

Thank Iowayankee20
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is one of the best things about the Gorge , the beauty of the road and the scenery is the best. I belive parts of this road are closed now because of the fires last summer. Once it reopens im sure it will just...More

Thank Martin M
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26 August 2016|
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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
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