Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Estacada

A COUPLES GUIDE TO THE CASCADING RIVERS SCENIC BIKEWAY
08/29/2017 | Biking, Camping, Estacada, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation
Guest blogger: Geoff GulvichA couple’s weekend getaway can mean a lot of things for different people. For my wife Brianna and I, the idea of a challenging, soul-satisfying bike ride ranked high on the list. We love Oregon and the Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway — 70 miles of road riding alongside sparkling rivers and thick forests — seemed to fall in our laps. Really, it doesn’t get much more romantic than that.Visions of the bikeway were planted firmly in our minds. With smoky skies around our home in British Columbia, there was no better time to get away to the fresh air of Oregon. We loaded up our bikes, camping gear and sense of adventure to set out on a sure-to-be-amazing...  Read More
LOVE IS IN THE (MOUNTAIN) AIR
02/13/2017 | Estacada, Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Shopping, Welches
Look no further than Mt. Hood for your next romantic getaway. Here are just a few ideas to show your sweetie how much you care. Stroll arm-in-arm through quaint downtown Estacada. Stop by Wade Creek House Antiques to find that perfect home accent you didnt know you needed. Finish the afternoon with a picnic along the rushing Clackamas River. Next, make your way up Highway 26 toward Mt. Hood and swing by The Resort at the Mountain in Welches for a relaxing couples massage. Settle in for the night or two (or three) in a tiny house or vacation rental nearby.After a full day of fun snow activities, warm up together by the fireside with hot chocolates at Timberline Lodge....  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
CAZADERO INN
07/29/2016 | Estacada, Food, Mt Hood Territory
If you are looking for a nice Steakhouse to go to, come on down to the Cazadero Inn! With a beautiful view of the Clackamas River by the window and delicious food, you are sure to have a good time!Sit down in a relaxing atmosphere with a cold drink and delicious dinner over-looking the pristine Clackamas River. A Full Sports Bar, Video Lottery, and Family Dining Room, makes any time a great time to visit the Cazadero Inn.Check out their great menu at: cazaderoinn.com/restaurant/Discover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out on while visiting: Mt Hood Territory. Dont forget to visit Mt Hood Territory for more information about the regions attractions and lodging before your trip to...  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
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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