VisitDiscover YOUR Adventure in the Columbia River Gorge area, the ultimate vacation paradise.

We’re nestled in beautiful scenery bracketed by the solitary snow-covered peaks of Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood towering over lush green valleys and the mighty Columbia River. With a long and storied history and offering endless activities, wonderful accommodations, great food and drink, fantastic weather, and fun, friendly people, we offer our visitors endless opportunities to Discover YOUR Adventure.

Access is as easy as it is enjoyable. Portland, OR, is the main visitor gateway, lying only 60 miles, but a whole world away. An effortless riverside drive on I-84 or Washington SR14, or Amtrak service to Bingen, carries visitors along the fabled Columbia River Gorge to our dry side of the mighty Cascades mountain range.

Reliable summer winds through the Gorge have earned an international reputation for windsurfing and kiteboarding. Columbia salmon and steelhead runs, and our many wild and scenic rivers offer world-renowned fishing, kayaking, rafting, and boating. Every imaginable level of hiking, climbing, mountain and road biking, and winter Alpine and Nordic skiing and snowshoeing offer breath-taking vistas around every turn. Camping and hunting opportunities abound, but so do the uncountable opportunities to just sit, relax, and take it all in.


Indoor and Outdoor activities abound on our drier-side of the Cascades “Where the Sun Greets the Rain“.  Outdoor activities from the Xtreme to the sublime … More->

Be Adventure Driven

Possibly the best way to explore the Columbia River Gorge is by car, motorcycle, or even a bus tour. 40 miles west-to-east will take you … More->


Our shops, stores, and artisans offer everyday essentials and unique one-of-a-kind treasures. A to Z, you’re likely to find many things and gifts you or … More->

Events and Festivals

With it’s beautiful scenery, mild climates, and vibrant communities, the Columbia Gorge region is alive with events and festivals all year long.  With so many … More->


Against an incredibly scenic backdrop, beautiful boutique inns, bed & breakfasts, and historic hotels, large and small, abound throughout the area, offering friendly personal services … More->


Art, Culture, and Entertainment play an essential role in the quality of life in the Columbia River Gorge area, home to a huge community of … More->