Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Fairview

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
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
BLUE LAKE PARK
08/10/2016 | Fairview, Recreation, West Columbia River Gorge
Blue Lake Park is located in Fairview and is a great summer stop! Blue Lake offers a wide variety of activities, like relaxing on the beach, swimming in the lake, running around playing disc golf, fishing, and even a spray water park for the little ones! You can have a picnic or host events and get-togethers at the park too!Know when you goOpen from 8 a.m. to legal sunset.Parking fee is $5 per car, $7 per bus (free with annual pass).Closed on Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year's.Children under 5 years are not allowed in the lake, but there is a water play area for all ages.Much of the park is wheelchair accessible, including the parking areas, restrooms, fishing dock, picnic...  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
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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