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The Columbia River Gorge Scenic area is a short drive east of Portland providing some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Northwest. This trip takes advantage of the outdoor activities that fill the Gorge, from windsurfing to hiking. Indoor activities include great places to stay and dine. The relaxed vibe is perfect for a weekend getaway.
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192 2nd St, Stevenson, WA 98648, USA
There was a time in this country when the landscape was littered with great local restaurants like the Big River Grill and everyone always had a wonderful place to stop and become part of more than just a meal. For locals, it was the community...
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At the northern terminus of Oregon's section of the Pacific Crest Trail, the little town of Cascade Locks clings to the shores of the Columbia River. Immortalized in Cheryl Strayed's "Wild," as the ever distant goal, it's a spot cherished as a...
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1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648, USA
With a couple of Oscar nominations for the movie “Wild,” the celebration has already started at the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Wash. At the terminus of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Skamania is offering a...
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120 E Jewett Blvd, White Salmon, WA 98672, USA
The Columbia Gorge has evolved from a scenic drive-thru to a world-class destination. With the boon that windsurfing brought, good food followed and Henni’s in White Salmon, Wash. is an understated find. Tucked in on the main drag among several...
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240 1st St, Stevenson, WA 98648, USA
Say you decide to follow some of "Wild" author Cheryl Strayed's steps along the Pacific Crest Trail some afternoon up in the Columbia Gorge. Thing is, that kind of activity is bound to make you thirsty at the very least, and more than likely in...
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53000 East Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, OR 97019, USA
Multnomah Falls is a gorgeous sight located about 45 minutes by car outside of Portland, Oregon, on the Columbia River Gorge. Several hikes of differing degrees of difficulty offer vantage points to view the falls. The sound of the rushing water...
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Eagle Creek is a waterfall lover's paradise. Thirteen waterfalls are crammed into a six-mile stretch. I made the 12-mile roundtrip in November as part of a photography project I was working on. The trailhead is located very close to the Bonneville...
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Cascade Locks, OR 97014, USA
Oregon's northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail is a milestone for day hikers and thru-hikers, alike. Whether you’re coming off the shoulder of Mt Hood on your way to Canada, or clawing your way out of the Columbia River Gorge for a quick...