Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Event

LEAP INTO SPRING IN THE WEST COLUMBIA GORGE!
05/08/2017 | Cascade Locks, Event, Fairview, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Wildlife, Wood Village
(Photo by Sandy River Basin Watershed Council)From Fairview and Wood Village to Troutdale and Cascade Locks, springtime activities abound in the West Columbia Gorge. Watch wildlife as you a stroll along wetlands viewing diverse habitats at Salish Ponds in Fairview. Participate in the 29th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Wood Village on April 15th or watch the Columbia Gorge Racing Associations collegiate sailing regatta April 15-16 on the Columbia River at Cascade Locks. Want to rediscover some of the same animal species documented by Lewis and Clark in the early 1800's Head to the Sandy River Delta Park in Troutdale on April 22-23 and participate in the Sandy River Delta Eco-blitz. Here you will be paired...  Read More
OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL
03/30/2017 | Art, Event, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory
 "Come out, come out, wherever you are..." to historic Timberline Lodge from April 27th - 30th to participate in a brand new film festival experience - The Overlook Film Festival. The Overlook Film Festival is a 4-day celebration of the horror film genre set in the infamous "Overlook Hotel," aka Timberline Lodge, from Stanley Kubrick's infamous film The Shining. On top of terrifyingly brilliant films, the festival programming includes experiential events, live music, and thought-provoking panel discussions. For more information on tickets and places to stay: www.overlookfilmfest.comWhile you are up on the mountain, make sure to set aside time to enjoy everything else it has to offer like a hike through Wildwood Recreation Site, skiing Mt. Hood, and taking in...  Read More
SAY HELLO TO SPRING IN HOOD RIVER
03/22/2017 | Agritourism, Brewery, Event, Hiking, Hood River, Recreation, Winery
 By spring, snow in the Hood River Valley melts away and its 14,000 acres of fruit trees burst with pink and white blossoms. During the month of April, also known as Blossom Time in Hood River, plan a multi-day stay in this beautiful agricultural town in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and immerse yourself in one of the states most beautiful springtime wonderlands!Here is what we suggest at the perfect springtime activity...Day 1 Hood River County Fruit LoopDrive or bike the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a gorgeous 35-mile self-guided tour route. You'll pass through pear, cherry and apple orchards bursting with pink and white flowers. Recommended stops include The Gorge White House, where you...  Read More
DANCE INTO HOOD RIVER MUSIC MONTH
02/07/2017 | Art, Event, Hood River
While Hood River, Oregon is best known in wintertime for its access to the ski slopes on Mt. Hood and waterfall hikes in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, its gaining attention for its blossoming arts, culture and music scene, too.This February, visit during Hood River Music Month for a unique opportunity to sample some of the regions top musical acts. Featuring more than 50 events, Hood River Music Month includes a wide range of performances, lectures and films.Highlights include:Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance (February 9-12, 7 p.m., Wyeast Performing Arts Center). Presented by the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association. More info.Wasco Brothers (February 11, 8 p.m., Double Mountain Brewery). This honky-tonk country and rock band from the beautiful...  Read More
10 FUN THINGS TO DO IN MT. HOOD/GORGE THIS WINTER
01/18/2017 | Biking, Brewery, Cascade Locks, Dufur, Event, Government Camp, Hiking, Hood River, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, The Dalles, Troutdale, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
 Winter in the Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge region is meant for adventure and fun... with a side of cozy relaxation. Here are 10 fun suggestions for your winter trip planning in our backyard: Take in epic views of the Columbia River and sample seasonal brews at Thunder Island Brewing in Cascade Locks. See what snow-covered waterfalls look like in Waterfall Alley along I-84. However, roads and trails can be icy and dicey in winter. Check conditions in advance and come prepared with adequate apparel, snow and ice gear. We recommend sticking to the easy access falls in winter like Multnomah Falls, Horsetail Falls, and Latourell Falls. Learn about the history and culture of the Gorge at one of the upcoming...  Read More
TOP 5 WINTER EVENTS AT MT. HOOD SKIBOWL
01/05/2017 | Event, Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Skiing, Snowboading
You'll never have more fun skiing than you will with the folks at Mt. Hood Skibowl. They take winter sports to the next level by adding costumes, music, and discounts. Here is a list of our Top 5 favorite winter events happening at Skibowl this year: 80s Night - Unpack your neon, dust off your leg warmers, and crimp your hair. We are headed back to the 80s up on the mountain on February 17, 2017. You will rock out to rad 80s jams as you shred the slopes all night long. Show up in your sweetest 80s gear to receive a discount on ski and cosmic tubing passes. Ladies Night - There are so many things to love...  Read More
CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN HOOD RIVER
11/28/2016 | Art, Event, Hood River, Shopping, Skiing
'Tis the season for relaxing with family and friends, playing in the snow, and taking time to recharge and Hood River is the ideal place for all three. Here are 5 great ways to celebrate the holiday season in Hood River this year. 1. Stress-Free ShoppingThroughout the month, local businesses, artists, chefs and other local makers will host holiday open houses, special events and sales. For an up-to-date list of holiday shopping events, visit HoodRiver.org. 2. Hood River Holidays ParadeHood River's small-town charm shines brighter than ever during the Hood River Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting, Friday, December 2. The festivities include a parade through historic downtown, the tree lighting, caroling and perhaps even a Santa sighting! 3. Cultural ExperiencesFrom the...  Read More
LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS
11/28/2016 | Event, The Dalles
 The Holiday Season is fast approaching, with that comes one of the most anticipated Mt. Hood and Columbia Gorge parades of the year! We invite you to Light Up the Holidays at the 27th Annual Starlight Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration in The Dalles, on November 25, 2016.Enjoy floats decked with lights, Christmas music and holiday cheer in the air. Witness the delight in the childrens eyes as they watch Santas sleigh rolling down the streets of The Dalles. The holiday spirit comes to life at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, complete with Santa photos, hot chocolate, cookies, and popcorn.The parade begins at 6pm at West Sixth and Webber Streets, then rolls through downtown before ending in front of The...  Read More
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING EVENTS IN THE GORGE
11/21/2016 | Cascade Locks, Event, Fairview, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Wood Village
Join friends and family in celebrating the holiday season in the West Columbia Gorge Region at one of our annual Holiday Tree Lighting events and activities throughout the first week in December:Troutdale: Friday, 12/2 5:30-7:00 pmFairview: Saturday, 12/3 4:00 pm-6:00 pmWood Village: Saturday, 12/3 6:00 pmCascade Locks: Sunday, 12/4 3:00 pmAll weekend you can gaze at beautifully decorated trees, visit our many unique shops and art galleries, stroll the quaint towns, and enjoy holiday entertainment with Santa. There will be warm hot chocolate, carolers, and much more at this not to be missed weekend of fun.Give back through our SnowCap & Fill-A-Bag programs to help end hunger. Bring canned/non-perishable foods, clothing, and/or blankets to Troutdales Tree Lighting event or stop...  Read More
FESTIVAL OF THE FUNGUS
10/31/2016 | Agritourism, Estacada, Event, Food, Mt Hood Territory
Fancy a lobster or morel Want to sink your teeth into a chanterelle or bolete These are just a few of the many local mushrooms in Mt. Hood Territory ready to be identified, plucked, and served on your plate this season.There will be some fungus among us this coming weekend at the Estacada Festival of the Fungus. Join fellow fun guys and gals on November 5th at Estacada High school for this family-friendly event. Bring in your freshly foraged loot and get help identifying which are edible and which are not. Learn the best techniques for mushroom cleaning. Enjoy an art show that can only be described as spurrific. To find more information about planning your own mushroom...  Read More
HEALING THE EARTH UNITY ROUND DANCE
10/19/2016 | Event, Heritage, The Dalles
Stop by The Dalles this weekend for the Healing The Earth Unity Round Dance hosted by the Columbia River Indian Center. This free event celebrates the healing spirit of the Columbia River and the ancient land and indigenous people who have graced the rivers shore.Don't miss out on the dancing, music, drumming, a Friendship Feast, salmon bake and more. Events are happening on Saturday, October 22, from 1 p.m. to 12 midnight at the Wahtonka Community School campus, and on Sunday, October 23 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. For more detail on the event, visit www.gorgediscovery.org.Looking to stay for the weekend Find accommodations ideas at The Dalles Chamber of Commerce.  Read More
PUMPKINS AND WINE ON THE MOUNTAIN
09/26/2016 | Agritourism, Boring, Event, Food, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy, Shopping, Winery
When the Fall season comes knocking, visions of pumpkins, apple cider, and wine tasting come to mind. Mt. Hood Territory is the perfect destination to experience all of the above and more no matter your age or interest. Here are a few ideas we think you might like.Family-Friendly OutingLiepold Farms, located in Boring, OR, is far from boring. Every Fall the farm explodes with excitement as the annual Fall Festival takes shape. With activities and fun for the whole family, this is an event not to miss. Get lost in the 5-acre corn maze, aim apples at the moon (or target) with the Apple-pult, take in picturesque views of Mt. Hood from the hay ride while you learn about...  Read More
HAWK WATCHING ON MT. HOOD
09/12/2016 | Event, Government Camp, Hood River, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Recreation, Wildlife
Now is the time to dig out your binoculars and head up to Mt. Hood to experience the annual hawk migration. Every fall hundreds of thousands of birds take wing and migrate from their breeding grounds in North America down to warmer climates in South America. What does this mean for the Mt. Hood/Columbia Gorge region Each year from September through October Mt. Hood National Forest becomes a playground for thousands of hawks and other bird species.The Bonney Butte Hawkwatch officially started on August 27th this year and runs through October 31st, just east of Government Camp. Every year visitors can see up to 2,500-4,500 hawks pass through the area including Sharp-shinned Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, Cooper's Hawks, Turkey Vultures,...  Read More
SOAP BOX DERBY
08/26/2016 | Event, The Dalles, The Dalles Chamber of Commerce, Transportation
Come one come all to the first annual Soap Box Derby in The Dalles OR, put on by The Dalles Chamber Of Commerce! Kids can race around in soap box cars for a day of fun and competition! Come on down September 10th and 11th for some good fun! Races begin at 10:30am or upon completion of pre-race weigh in and inspections.Have a child interested in participating in the event Oregon Soap Box Derby Club has Loaner Cars. They loan them out via contract on a first come, first served basis. Please note that cars are assigned based on weight and overall size of the participant.Learn more about this event at: http://dallesareachamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/route-30-soap-box-derby-09-10-2016-30960Discover more attractions, events, and activities you wont...  Read More
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
08/24/2016 | Art, Cascade Locks, Event, Heritage, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce and the Troutdale Arts Council has published a press release for the 2nd Annual Fall Festival Of The Arts, which will feature fine artists from around the Gorge region. Learn more about one of the incredible artists who has agreed to be a part of this wonderful festival, celebrating and encouraging artists within our beautiful Columbia River Gorge region. Gary Fenske Chosen as Feature Artist at Fall Festival of the ArtsAn artist is not a camera for someone elses mind. - Gary Fenske, 2016PORTLAND, OR August 20, 2016 Internationally acclaimed artist Gary Fenske announced today that his series of fluorescing art murals, Illuminations of the Gorge, was chosen as the feature exhibit for the...  Read More
THEATER AT EDGEFIELD
08/18/2016 | Agritourism, Art, Brewery, Event, Food, Heritage, Lodging, Recreation, Shopping, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Winery
Sit back and enjoy a wonderful movie in the historical and beautiful Edgefield Theater. Comfy chairs, food and drink served before the movie starts all in a beautiful room surrounded by gorgeous murals and paintings. Come down to Edgefield for an excellent movie experience. About Edgefield TheaterWeve enhanced your movie-going at the Poor Farm! Enjoy new luxury movie rocker seats, online ticket purchase with reserved seating and food and table service starting 45 minutes before each showing!!Accommodations Our theater offers a quality entertainment experience for deaf, hard of hearing and vision impaired guests. Our movie showings are closed captioned, and we offer individual Captiview closed caption devices that sit in your seats cupholder. In addition, we offer two types of...  Read More
TROUTDALE CAR SHOW
08/02/2016 | Art, Event, Transportation, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
Come on down to Troutdale for the Troutdale Kiwanis Car Show, displaying cars of all makes and models! Not only is this a great opportunity to enjoy these classic cars, but proceeds go to children's charities! Make a difference and have fun in Troutdale, August 7th!The 2016 Car Show will be our 13th showing off once again cars of all makes, models and years. The date this year will be August 7th starting at 9:00 am and wrapping up around 3:00 pm. Proceeds from our show will be going to Doernbecher Childrens Cancer Program, Randall Childrens Hospital and Troutdale Kiwanis Kids are Key Programs.You can learn more about the Troutdale Kiwanis Car Show by visiting their website.Discover more attractions,...  Read More
SPRINGHOUSE CELLAR
08/02/2016 | Event, Food, Hood River, Winery
Springhouse Cellar Winery offers great local wine that is focused on sustainability, and wine that captures the taste of The Columbia River Gorge. Whether you want to take their wine home in their reusable bottles, sit back and taste the wine on tap or enjoy the outdoor ruins event space they offer, you are sure to enjoy your experience.OUR MISSION...It has been noted that "good wines taste like the fruit...but great wine tastes like the place." In that spirit it is our hope to make wine that somehow approximates the jaw-droppingly beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. Springhouse embodies the spirit of the Gorge, producing handcrafted, natural, vibrant, vineyard-designate, Northwest wines in the cellar of a rustic downtown Hood River...  Read More
FARM 2 FORK
08/01/2016 | Agritourism, Event, Food, The Dalles
Calling all Locavores! If you love eating food grown right here in the Columbia River Gorge then come on down to Farm 2 Fork! This ticketed event showcases food from the local area served up by local chefs! The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce, announces its Second Annual Farm to Fork Progressive Food, Art and Wine Dinner scheduled for August 27th from 4:00pm-8:00 pm, featuring the best of the best in The Dalles.This Dinner is designed to reconnect guests to the source of their culinary palate and celebrate the bounty of Autumn Harvest.The Farm-to-Fork Progressive Food & Wine Dinner includes six courses of delectable local goods prepared by Local Renowned Chefs Mark Linebarger and Tamara Huffman.Tickets on sale now. $100...  Read More
FAIRVIEW FESTIVAL
07/27/2016 | Event, Fairview, Food, West Columbia River Gorge
10 years of fun and food, The Fairview On The Green Festival is just around the corner. Come on down August 20th for a cruise in, live music, local artisans, and fun activities for the kids too! It's a great way to spend a summer day!Celebrating its 10th year this late summer festival has entertained and enhanced our community and has become our signature event. This years event will host a cruise-in. We will have a 50/50, raffle, class award, and dash plaques. As well as the island themed food in the beer garden we will have a selection of other food offerings and deserts. Local and out of town artisans sell their crafts, live music, live...  Read More
CALL TO ARTISTS
07/26/2016 | Art, Event, Hood River
Calling all Columbia River Gorge Artists! If you want to be a part of the 2017 Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour, then you need to get your applications in for next year! Applications for the juried art show and tour are due by September 1st! This event is a great way to showcase your art and experience other Gorge artists as well. Applications are now being sought for the 2017 Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour, scheduled for April 208-30, 2017. This is an annual, juried, self-guided tour of Columbia River Gorge artist studios during Blossom Festival. Now in its 11th year, the tour provides an opportunity for the public to meet artists at work in their studios.Applications are due Sept....  Read More
MOUNTAIN STAR PARTY
07/25/2016 | Event, Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Villages of Mt. Hood
Come bring your little (or big) astronomer to Timberline at Mt Hood Saturday, August 6th, for the Star Party put on by Timberline and US Forest Service. Starting at 8 pm, the party will take place in the Salmon River Parking Lot east of the Lodge. Come enjoy a beautiful night of stargazing and learning!Astronomy Professor Dr. Todd Duncan of the Science Integration Institute, along with a number of amateur astronomers, will provide telescopes for the public to view the Moon, Saturn, ancient star clusters, galaxies, dying stars, and the center of our Milky Way galaxy from an elevation of 6,000 feet on the southern slope of Mount Hood.Throughout the night, astronomers will answer questions from the public during this...  Read More
FARMERS MARKET
07/22/2016 | Agritourism, Art, Event, Food, The Dalles
Come on down to the Farmers Market at The Dalles every Saturday From 9 am to 1pm at City Park! Enjoy local produce and handmade goods my the folks from the area!The Dalles Farmers Market primary purpose shall be to educate and inform the local and regional consumers of the locally and regionally produced food choices; to educate and inform the local and regional consumers of the health, social, economic and other benefits of locally and regionally produced foods available to them and to provide an opportunity for the local and regional producers to sell, and local and regional consumers to purchase, locally and regionally produced foods.Learn more about the market at: www.thedallesfarmersmarket.com/Discover more attractions, events, and activities you wont...  Read More
JERRY GARCIA'S BIRTHDAY
07/20/2016 | Art, Event, Food, Heritage, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Winery
Come down to McMenamins to celebrate the birthday of the late Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, Sunday July 31st! A full day of music, and enjoy handcrafted brews and wines while celebrating the birthday of Jerry Garcia.Truly one of the most fun and festive events of the summer, Jerry Garcia's Birthday is a devil of a good time check out live music, join in the colorful Tie-Dye Golf Tournament, pay respects at the "Garcia Bronze" sculpture set in a wooded glen, enjoy handcrafted McMenamins ales, wines and spirits and more.Learn more about the bands playing and the Tie-Dye event at: www.mcmenamins.com/events/151961-Jerry-Garcias-BirthdayDiscover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out on while visiting: The West Columbia River Gorge....  Read More
COUNTY FAIR FUN
07/20/2016 | Event, Food, Hood River
Come one, come all to the Hood River County Fairgrounds for the 89th Annual Hood River County Fair, July 27th-30th! Fun for the whole family, come down for food, rides, music and fun activities for the kids too! Everyone is sure to have a blast!Wool Busting! is back. Kids up to 55 pounds and younger than 12 can try their hand at riding sheep. Its a start for the next generation of rodeo stars. Shows daily. The championship ride is Saturday at 5:30 p.m.Theres fun for bigger kids, too, including the Buck-A-Ewe mechanical sheep. Its exciting rodeo action for kids over 55 pounds, and younger than age 12. There are also Just for Fun roping clinics for kids of all...  Read More
ESTACADA SUMMER FUN!
07/18/2016 | Art, Estacada, Event, Food, Mt Hood Territory, Shopping
Come on down to Estacada for the 16th Annual Estacada Summer Celebration, July 21st-23rd! Come and celebrate the arts at this fun festival with live music, arts and crafts for the kids and tons of art vendors, this free event is a great way to spend a summer Saturday! Saturday morning brings fun activities for children with giant puppets, lots of live music, free hands-on art activities for children and adults, a silent art auction, lots of food vendors and the beautiful Broadway Street art fair. It is an opportunity for residents and visitors to celebrate this wonderful community through the art.Learn more about this great event and check out the full line up of events at: estacadasc.org/Discover more...  Read More
ANTIQUE CAR SHOW
07/15/2016 | Art, Event, Heritage, The Dalles, Transportation
Come on down to The Dalles Saturday, July 23rd, and see the Antique Car Tour! Food and beer and beautiful pieces of history are sure to make the day memorable!As part of the Historic Columbia River Highway Centennial Celebration, the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway is hosting an Antique Car Tour, Saturday, July 23, 2016 from Troutdale to The Dalles.The tour will conclude at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, which is hosting a BBQ & Brews welcome from 4 to 7 p.m. The museum will have free admission after 4 p.m.; exhibits will close at 5. Restrooms will be open until 7 p.m. Barbecue choices include ribs $12; chicken $10; burgers $9; side dishes of potato salad,...  Read More
SONG CIRCLES AT VISTA HOUSE
07/13/2016 | Corbett, Event, Heritage, West Columbia River Gorge
Next Friday, July 22nd at 7 pm, Vista House will be hosting Song Circles! Come down and enjoy a beautiful sunset cast along the The Columbia River gorge, while singing along to campfire and folk songs! Love music And the Gorge Join musicians for a Song Circle with a view of the Columbia River Gorge. Sing along, play along, or just sit back and enjoy. Folk and campfire songs. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and a chair. This event is suitable for all ages. Meet at Vista House at Crown Point; east of Portland just past Corbett on the Historic Columbia River Highway. Free.Learn more at: oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm do=thingstodo.dsp_event&eventId=45284Discover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to...  Read More
OUTDOOR DINNER THEATRE
07/12/2016 | Art, Event, Food, Hood River
A classic tale of love and trust, Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing will be performed this Thursday and Friday (July 14th and 15th) by Plays for Non-Profits at Stonehedge Gardens in Hood River for an outdoor dinner theatre experience. Come join in this comedic tale of witty banter, love, and gossip. The show is produced and directed by Lynda Dallman, director of Plays for Non-Profits. Tickets for dinner and the show are just $40, $35 for students and seniors and groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at Waucoma Bookstore, Stonehedge Gardens Restaurant and online at www.showtix4u.com. Show dates are July 7, 8, and 14 at 7 p.m. for dinner followed by the show at 8:15 p.m. There...  Read More
MT HOOD QUILT SHOW
07/11/2016 | Art, Event, Heritage, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Rhododendron, Villages of Mt. Hood
This year marks the 19th Annual Mt Hood Oregon Trail Quilt Show which will take a look at the past and present of quilt making styles. Learn about the different styles settlers had for quilt making while comparing them to modern day contemporary styles. This event will be free admission and the exhibit will take place in the historic Village of Rhododendron on July 16-17th noon to 5pm.The heritage of our quilting traditions is celebrated in this two-day event. Held in the Village of Rhododendron during the month of July, this special event brings together heritage quilts of the past --such as those dating back to the days of the Oregon Trail,hand-sewn by those who made the 2,000-plus mile journey...  Read More
CORBETT FUN FEST
07/06/2016 | Corbett, Event, Food, West Columbia River Gorge
Come on down to Corbett OR for our annual 4th of July Fun Festival. A pancake feast in the morning, followed by our traditional Springdale to Corbett parade, then a whole day of of fun activities and live music! Then end the day with a boom at the Corbett Fireworks show!Following the Parade A Full Day of Fun & Activities!A full line up of music, contests, food, attractions, games, a water slide, a mechanical bull, inflatables, paddle boats, archery, human hamster balls, vendor booths, a generational queens court and other great entertainment for everyone plus the only fireworks show in East county. Directions here. Vendors will be open and ready to sell at 11:00 am. | FunZone for kids...  Read More
ART IN THE GORGE
07/06/2016 | Art, Event, Hood River
Come down to Hood River and enjoy Art In The Gorge, an art show and sale celebrating local artists in the Gorge July 1st-3rd. From jewelry to painting to photography to sculpture this show features artists of all types of art. 1 of the 18 artists is Jo Dean Sarins, a metal-smith and enamelist.Fine Art Jewelry by Jo Dean Sarins, metal-smith and enamelist "My works of art are fabricated by hand and are one-of-a-kind. My hope is that you will enjoy wearing your unique piece of jewelry as much as I enjoyed creating it."Learn more about the other this and other artists at the event's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ArtInTheGorge/Discover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out...  Read More
FORT DALLES 4TH
07/01/2016 | Event, The Dalles, The Dalles Chamber of Commerce
Happy 4th Of July! Come celebrate Independence Day at the Fort Dalles Forth Festival! The Rocket Run, Independence Day Parade, live music and the biggest fireworks display in Oregon are all happening today! Here are some frequently asked questions answered about Fort Dalles Forth Festival.Q: What time does the park open A: Gates will open at 5pm Sunday July 3rd. Monday, July 4th the park opens at 8:00am.Q: What time does the park close A: Our stage and vendors will shut down no later than 11:00pm. The park will be cleared and closed by 12:00amQ: Will there be seating available A: We do not provide chairs for Preferred or General Admission. You may bring your own blanket or lawn chair...  Read More
NIGHT AT THE THEATRE
06/28/2016 | Art, Event, Heritage, Mt Hood Territory, Sandy
The Sandy Actors Theatre has been around since 1976 providing it's community with quality theater productions. Through many name changes the SAT has continually produced quality theatre and kids programs for the Sandy area including full seasons. While the 2015/2016 season has just winded down the children summer program will be starting in August with the season starting up again in September.Sandy Actors Theatre began in June 1976 as the One Way Theatre in Sandy, Oregon. In March 1979, the group became known as The Sandy Community Players. Sandy Community Players performed in many locations within Sandy before finding its home in Heritage Square. The theater saw many different theatrical perspectives throughout its history. SCP was known for producing musical...  Read More
BEST OF THE GORGE
06/22/2016 | Art, Event, Hood River
Opening June 29th at Columbia Center For The Arts is the show Best Of The Gorge, featuring some of the best artists and artwork the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. The opening reception is on July 1, 6-8pm and the exhibition goes on through June 29-July 31.The Columbia Center for the Arts hosts its Best of the Gorge exhibition, celebrating the best artwork produced by mid-Columbia River Gorge artists. The show has become an annual event that draws in visitors from around the world to experience some of the finest art in the region.The Columbia River Gorge is a place of unparalleled beauty and features stunning and quiet natural beauty and spectacular scenery. Our relationship with this landscape and...  Read More
DRIVE THROUGH HISTORY
06/22/2016 | Biking, Event, Hiking, Mosier, Recreation, The Dalles, Troutdale, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
The Historic Colombia River Highway is turning 100 this year and it is a great way to view the majestic and breath taking beauty of the Gorge carved by floods thousands of years ago, as well as the peaceful greenery you will travel through. If you are looking for a place to take a road trip, this is a must. Basalt cliffs, river fronts, waterfalls, and hikes galore, and not to mention the beautiful Vista House. Connecting Troutdale to The Dalles, The Columbia River Historic Highway is a must to see.Troutdale and the Sandy:To begin your journey from Portland, take Interstate 84 east to exit 17. Follow the signs through the quaint town of Troutdale, where you can visit...  Read More
BUS TO MULTNOMAH
06/22/2016 | Event, Recreation, Transportation, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
To the east of Portland in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, is a waterfall that draws crowds all year round: Multnomah Falls. The highest waterfall in Oregon it is one of the most visited natural attractions in Oregon. Surrounded by greenery, history and tons of hikes all with spectacular views it's not a wonder why. This year marks not only the 100th anniversary of the highway that runs in front of it, but also the start of something new. Starting this summer a shuttle bus program that will take riders round trip from Portland to Rooster Rock Park and then to Multnomah Falls. The Oregon Dept. of Transportation kicks off a summer shuttle bus program next week, offering...  Read More
LAVENDER DAZE
06/22/2016 | Agritourism, Event, Hood River, Mt. Hood
Join us July 2nd-3rd For the 12th annual Lavender Daze Festival at Mt. Hood Lavender Farm! Live music, tons of activities for the kids and beautiful views of the lavender fields against Oregon countryside, it is the perfect way to spend a weekend! Saturday: 10am-5pmSunday: 10am-5pmLive Music Saturday 10:00-Noon Jess Clemons & Anderson Gould 12:30-2:30 Moe Dixon 3:00-5:00 Bonneville Power TrioSunday 10:30-Noon Alonzo Garbonzo 12:30-2:30 Kay Floria and Randy Bell 3:00-5:00 Wasco BrothersDE LA HI BBQ Local WinesLadybug release party & Children's ActivitiesbyTeacher Janet at Our Children's Place"Kids, help us release beneficial Ladybugs into our wildflower garden!"(Check in with Teacher Janet when you arrive and sign up for the Ladybug Release, it will be going on both days, several times...  Read More
INDEPENDENCE DAY
06/22/2016 | Event, The Dalles
Spend the 4th of July at The Dalles with a full day of events for everyone! From the Rocket Run, The Independence Day parade and a concert to look forward to before the largest fireworks show in Oregon, there is sure to be something for everyone! Plan your trip to The Dalles ahead of the crowd! Monday, July 4thRocket Run (1k/3k/5k/10k) Walk/Run on Riverfront Trail Registration: 6:30am pre-registration HERE or forms can be printed and mailed to The Dalles Main Street HERE Run: 7:30amCommunity Breakfast 7:00am 10:00amCommunity Yoga Presented by: Pure Yoga 9:00am 10:00amIndependence Day Parade Presented by: The Dalles Chamber of Commerce 10:00am Standard parade route.Family Funzone 12:00pm 5:00pmLaunch Party 6:30pm 10:00pm Concert Lineup & more info coming soonOregons...  Read More
BIKE THE GORGE
06/22/2016 | Biking, Event, Mosier, Recreation, The Dalles
Take in the Gorge in a way you might not have seen it before: On your bike! On June 18th, 2016 Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway is hosting their 10th annual Gorge Ride fundraising event. Come pedal along the Historic Columbia River Highway state trail while stopping to enjoy spectacular views and tasty snacks at rest stops along the way. Whether youre a serious cyclists or a causal bike rider, this event is meant to be a day that is fun for all:Bicyclists will again ride on the Historic Columbia River Highway from the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles to the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in Mosier, and will then continue on to...  Read More
DIANA ROSS LIVE
06/22/2016 | Event, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
Diana Ross is coming to Edgefields Concert On The Lawn. This iconic star will be at Edgefields on July 1st for her In The Name Of Love tour.Diana Ross famed and remarkable career spanning almost five decades has resulted with major awards and accolades and music history milestones. Diana Ross is a consummate performer as well as one of the most iconic female singers of all time and one of the most prominent women in popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century.Her international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in December 2007 in Washington DC. The honor celebrated her lustrous career of excellence in music, film, television and...  Read More
WEST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
WATERFALLS
One of the most iconic places in the Pacific North West, the Columbia River Gorge offers unparalleled waterfall scenery and canyon views. Visit the West Columbia Gorge area to stand at the base of waterfalls, boat on the mighty Columbia River, or to stand atop vistas and take in the view. READ MORE
THE DALLES
SUNSHINE
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, The Dalles is a place full of recreation, culture, and history. A historic Native American trading area, this city has been a center of commerce for over 10,000 years. A paradise for history buffs, cyclists, and wine aficionados, The Dalles is for all to enjoy. READ MORE
MT. HOOD TERRITORY
EXPLORATION
The only mountain offering summer skiing in North America, Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory never gets old. If you’re not a skier, put on your hiking boots, grab a fishing pole, or load up your kayak to explore the trails, lakes, and rivers, found throughout the area. READ MORE
HOOD RIVER
WATERSPORTS
Offering world-class kiteboarding and windsurfing, Hood River is where outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers are drawn to. Close to the mountain, along the river, and nestled against superb farmland, visit this town for amazing restaurants, fresh produce, and an unrivaled watersport scene. READ MORE
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